An Enamel Camping Mug for Everyone

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Some of these mugs are very old, many are new… they’re all enameled and they’ll all look fabulous when filled with tea and cozied up in your hands on a cool camping morning.  If enameled mugs are your thing, then you’ll enjoy this collection.

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Why are enamel mugs and camping so closely linked?

Until reading up on enamelware, I didn’t fully appreciate the qualities of a good enamel camping mug.  But, now I do.

Did you know enamelware can go right onto flame?  You could put your tea cup right onto your stove or campfire to boil your water and throw the tea bag right in.  Just skip the kettle!  Then, when you’re done using it at the campsite, bring it home and throw your cup into the dishwasher!

I’ll admit, I’d be hesitant to put the vintage enamelware into the dishwasher, but most of the new stuff says dishwasher safe.

Enamelware is very durable (that’s why we see so much of it at garage sales).  That stuff can take a beating.  Plus, it’s lightweight, which is a must for camping equipment.

And here’s one last special use for the enamel mug that I am only now learning to appreciate:  Have you been told to wear bear bells when hiking?  Well, go ahead and wear your new enamel camping mug instead!  That clanking of your tin cup on a metal carabiner, well, that’s a sound to let any bear know there’s a hiker on the trail!

An enamel camping mug for every camper

vintage styled colorful enamel camping mug
Get Lost enamel camping mug available by Toucan Tango Design on Etsy

Get Lost, Vintage inspired enamel mug by Toucan Tango Design on Etsy

Isn’t this mug just the perfect enamel camping mug?

The vintage feel and design to this mug fits perfectly with the nostalgic feel of stepping away from your busy life and slowing down by the campfire.

An enamel camp mug which reads let's explore nature's wonders
Let’s Explore Nature’s Wonders by Take Them Outside on Etsy

Let’s Explore Nature’s Wonders by Take Them Outside

These sweet mugs have been designed by me! And, yes, I’ll admit that while I do have some mugs on this list that I really really love, these are ultimately my favorite (it’s too bad my photo’s not really that great… but I’m working on that!)

Anyhow, these are the perfect sized mug for small hands and campfire hot chocolate. The designs are whimsical and fun in a classic black and white style. Kids will love them but they’ll also look great on your office desk with a morning tea, or by your sink holding some fresh cut flowers.

If you jump over to the Take Them Outside Shop on Etsy you’ll find a few other mug designs I’ve been working on.

a man with a green plaid shirt holding a personalized enamel mug with mountains and forests

Personalized Mountain Enamel mug by ODYSEA on Etsy

Get one for each member of your family to guarantee no fighting over your new handy (and sweet) enamel mugs!

Wouldn’t this also make a nice graduation gift for a young man venturing off into the world?  Or maybe just one for dad because dads are great and deserve special things every now and then!

Adventure Camping Enamel Mugs

Here’s a fun pair of mugs perfect for a couple or for someone who prefers to have friends around the campfire.

Night Design, Folklore Enamel Camping Mug, on Amazon

This mug is petty enough for around the campfire and the dinner table.  The mug holds 14oz which happens to be a little larger than the average enamel mug you’ll see on this list.

There is also a Folklore complimentary day design in white which is just as lovely if you’d prefer a pair of mugs.

Personalized Mug by HENDOGDesignsGB on Etys

Here is a sweet personalized mug for some littles on your list or in your family. This particular shop has a variety of personalized mugs and designs.

Two white enamel camping mugs on a wooden table. One mug reads take me to the woods. The other is an illustration of a bear.

Enameled Camping Bear Mug by Woodland Factory on Etsy

These are so sweet.  Handmade in Poland, the simple and cute hand-drawn designs on these mugs will definitely bring a smile to any lover of the woods.

Notice the little tree just inside the lip of the cup?  Woodland Factory also has a few other enameled mug designs in this same cute style.

Personally, I had a hard time choosing between this Highland Cow mug and the Bear pictured above.

enamel mugs with scenes of outdoor activity printed on them

Outdoor Life Camping Mug by Rolf and Wills Design on Etsy

Aren’t these fun?  Camping stuff doesn’t always need to be camping themed.  And, maybe you camp by the beach or you’re a skiing family.

Also, take notice of the handy lids for these cups.  Don’t you hate when your coffee gets cold too fast or, when those bugs fly into your iced tea?

When you’re not camping, these mugs are beautiful enough to sit on your counter and store teabags, loose change, and sugar.

Woodland themed enamel mugs stacked on a tabletop.

Botanical Campfire Mugs by ceridwenDESIGN on Etsy

You could get just one or a whole lovely set of these botanical styled mugs by Ceridwen.

My daughter particularly likes the stegosaurus!  Which is your favorite?

A variety of enamel mugs all printed with different plants and animals.

the Enamel Mug Collection by Alice Draws the Line on Etsy

The mugs available in this collection will vary over time, but they all have the same clean sciency feel to them.  They’re simple, but each one makes a statement of its own.

Have you found a favorite?  Can you picture your family gathered around the campfire, their hands curled around one of these lovely enamel camping mugs?

They really do make practical outdoor life gifts… for hikers, for campers, for lovers of great adventures, for kids and adults, for men and women… grandmas and grandpas.  Enameled camp mugs really are the perfect gift for everyone!

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Blueberries overflowing from an enameled mug with a big red heart on it


Enameled coffee mugs sitting in on a dimly lit table


enameled coffee mugs on a table, text reads enamel camping mugs gift guide



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