One of the only redeeming qualities of a cold, blustery winter snowstorm is curling up in a big, comfy armchair with a roaring fireplace and a piping hot, seasonal drink—whether it's a steaming hot chocolate (see our favorite hot chocolate hacks), a perfectly steeped tea (see the best bagged varieties), or a classic cup of freshly made coffee. (Side note: If you still can’t figure out what the right ratio of grounds to water is, check out this barista’s best secrets for mastering the at-home brew.) And, although you could serve that delicious drink in a paper to-go cup or that plain ol’ mug you’ve had on your shelf for years, something with a little more character will only enhance the experience—plus, it makes for a fun conversation starter at the office. Stock your own kitchen cabinets with your favorite ones (you deserve a little present this holiday season, too!), or treat a caffeine-loving friend or family member to a mug that’s just right for them. Totally stumped about what to get that coworker you barely know for the annual secret Santa exchange? A mug is always a practical and affordable choice. Does she love cats? Or maybe he buys himself a doughnut for breakfast every day? Choosing a mug that features a design or saying that reflects their interests is an easy way to show you’ve actually been listening. And, as any true office worker knows, a cup of coffee is an absolute necessity every single day of the week.