My parents kept a tradition of giving table favors to their Christmas guests. Each place at the table had a gift, usually wrapped in tissue paper. While all the gifts over the years were thoughtful and nice, the ones that my wife and I still use the most are the coffee mugs.

This was part of a set that included various designs, and as a brass player, I’m quite fond of it. Note the shaped handle. Looks neat but it makes holding the mug a bit of a challenge.

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