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Easiest, Inexpensive Gift with Meaning: Personalized Coffee To-Go Cups

Happy Monday–the first Monday in December which makes the edge of not-everyone’s-favorite day softened just a bit, right?

I have a quick and easy D.I.Y. post to start the week today. My love of doodling–on scrap paper, the back of bills, restaurant napkins, etc.–triggered an idea for an easy, inexpensive gift this year. Why not doodle on to-go coffee cups and package them up with a bag of french roast for coffee-loving friends who take their morning cup out the door?

I ordered this 50-pack white hot drink cups with lids and heat sleeves which has enough cups to make personalized coffee packs for several friends. Lainey wants to make some for her teacher now with compliments and the things she loves most about her written all over them.

All you need is cups and Sharpie markers. Doodle away…
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…and add a bag of coffee.

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We found the perfect coffee cup ornament at Target to tie on the outside of the package.

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Wrap up with some cellophane, tie your ornament to the outside, and there you have it…a merry little Christmas for coffee-loving friends.

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I love any opportunity to turn little ones’ artwork into gifts, so this works great for little preschool doodles too. Also…coffee. Coffee always wins.

Happy Monday!


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  1. Sara Ward says:

    If only my doodles looked as good as yours. 😂

  2. Love this idea!! Cute, homemade, and definitely useful!! Your doodles are really good too!

  3. Oh I love this! If only my son were younger (he’s 12, in 6th grade) and would be willing to “doodle” on some cups for his teachers! :) What an awesome idea that I will surely by passing on to others for a good gift idea!

  4. This is SUCH a CUTE idea! Thank you for sharing!

  5. Susan M Cena says:

    Super cute idea. Maybe stickers would work for the less artistically inclined like me.

  6. Adorable! I love this idea, and now just wish I was as good of an artist as you :-)

  7. you are crazy amazing, talented, creative, and fun….love every idea you share…thanks for sharing your gift of creativity with others…

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