Rick Steves recommends sending souvenirs home by mail. Other travel experts prefer bringing extra bags so they can bring back the souvenirs they purchased. And the minimalists say, “Don’t buy anything, period!”
What do you do when you find an irresistible travel souvenir coffee mug while traveling in San Francisco or Hawaii and you don’t have a way to bring it home – without lugging the extra luggage?
We have a solution for you!
Check and see if they have the same or similar item online. If they do, purchase it online and get it delivered to your front door. If you get it at Amazon.com, you won’t have to pay shipping and handling fees, that is if you have a Prime membership or your order is over $35.
Here are 10 city coffee mugs to buy so you can travel light without having to pay luggage fees when traveling:
1. San Francisco Coffee Mug
With hand-painted Golden Gate Bridge design along with flowers and boats, this 11 oz. coffee mug will bring back memories of your visit to San Francisco. It is slightly smaller than the regular 12 oz. coffee mug. Get it at Amazon.com.
2. Seattle “You Are Here- Pike Place” Starbucks Mug
Visited the Original Starbucks in Pike Place Market in Seattle but didn’t bring home a souvenir mug? Don’t worry, here is one from Amazon.com. This 14 oz. coffee mug comes in an attractive box. Get it here.
3. Hawaiian Islands Coffee Mug
This 10 oz coffee mug featuring the islands of Hawaii comes in a colorful box. It is at an affordable price of below $10. It is a great gift for someone who hopes to visit Hawaii someday or has already visited the islands and loves it there. You can also find this mug in a Hawaiian vintage map design.
4. Miami Dolphins Coffee Mug
This is an official Miami Dolphins 15-oz coffee mug. It makes a great gift for football lovers or anyone who has been to Miami to watch the Miami Dolphins games. You don’t have to buy it at full price, get it for $14.93 at Amazon.com.
5. The Official Pink I Love New York Coffee Mug
If you have been to New York you would have seen “I heart NY” mugs everywhere. If you are going to get one, get the official I heart NY mug shown above. Get the pink mug on Amazon.com.
If pink is not your color, you may want to check out the NYPD Coffee mug at $6.99.
6. New Orleans Cafe au Lait and Beignets Coffee Mug
This 16 oz. coffee mug will fit the bill if you are looking for a New Orleans coffee mug with lots of prints and colors. It’s sold for $22.95 at Amazon.com.
7. Washington D.C. Coffee Mug
If you have a graduating middle school child, you would know the importance of a school trip to Washington DC. The city is a place to learn about American history and politics. Get a Washington DC mug for one of the tour guides or teachers that survived the trip with hundreds of students including your child. Get it here on Amazon.com.
8. Austin Texas the Life Music Capital of the World Coffee Mug
This beautifully designed mug shows the Texas Capital building, the Texas longhorn, and an electric guitar – all main attractions in Austin. Get the mug on Amazon.com.
9. Universal Orlando
Fans of Minions and Universal Studios Orlando will love this Exclusive Universal Theme Park 3D sculpted coffee mug. It is 15 oz and priced at less than $30.
10. Vintage Jackson Hole Wyoming Elk Coffee Mug
This is an eco-friendly BPA-free coffee mug with artwork by Paul A. Lanquist. We think it is the most good-looking mug in this list. What do you think? Get this 15 oz coffee mug at less than $20 at Amazon.com.
Do you purchase coffee mugs when you travel? How do you bring them home? Please share so we tailor our articles closer to your interests!