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The Ultimate Guide to Personalized Camping Mugs

Published: 2021-12-14T16:17:30+0000 Author: Abby Helgeson

Looking to get the perfect custom camping mug this season to promote your company but need help? We have compiled this buying guide to help address any questions or concerns for your purchase.

Why Buy Personalized Camping Mugs?

Whether sipping coffee around the campfire, in the office, at home, or traveling, a custom camping mug is a sure fire way to promote your business! PPAI found that 99% of consumers who receive a promotional product keep them, so give your customers, clients, or employees a product that will last for years to come by getting a quality mug. Coffee mugs are one of the most well received promotional items, so add a touch of rugged outdoor durability to your customized gift by choosing from our selection of top notch personalized camping mugs.

Popular Uses of Personalized Camping Mugs

Promoting your business with custom camping mugs is a great way to create brand awareness while providing function and utility. Whether giving them away to maintain current customers and businesses, or to attract new ones, camping mugs are a fun adventurous way to advertise your company. They are not only good for advertising, they make the perfect addition to camping trips. After all, they are named camping mugs for a reason. So the next time you (or your recipients) are on a camping trip, you get to enjoy a good old fashioned cup of joe, right next to the fire, or looking at the great views, with your new personalized camping mug!

How to Design a Personalized Camping Mug

There are many different ways you can design a camping mug, the most popular being a deep etch design also known as laser engraving. Laser engraving is a process where a laser beam physically removes material to expose a deep etched cavity in the surface of a product. Though this method is a bit more costly, it results in a very classy, sophisticated look that never fades away. If you want a more inexpensive way to design your mug, screen printing is the way to go. Screen printing is when the ink passes through a mesh screen and over a stencil of the desired image that is then transferred onto the product with a squeegee. The last imprint method that we suggest is digital printing. Similar to screen printing, digital printing is when a machine imprints an image or design directly on a specially coated paper, then the image is applied to the substrate using a water slide transfer. Now that you know the difference between the imprint methods, it is up to you to make an informed decision on which method to use!

Material Types

It is important to consider the build material when purchasing custom camping mugs. They are most commonly constructed from ceramic, enamel, stainless steel, and plastics. While some camping mugs are composed from one material, many combine materials to offset the strengths and weaknesses of each.


Easily identifiable by their popular speckle-paint style, enamel camping mugs are lightweight, long lasting, and a fantastic everyday go-to mug.


If you’re looking for the best tasting coffee or hot cocoa, ceramic mugs are great, because this material does not affect the flavor whatsoever!

Stainless Steel

A timeless classic. The stainless steel mug matches quality with aesthetics, as well as being the best mug for heat retention for those cold nights around the fire.



The best choice for keeping your hot drinks hot and your cold drinks cold!

Mugs w Lids

A lid is key for those who like to travel. Enjoy a cup of joe on your next commute with a classic travel mug!

We trust that this personalized camping mug buying guide allows you to make a well-informed decision on your custom camping mug purchase. Still haven’t found the perfect camping mug for your needs? Take a look at our best camping mugs blog! Send a live chat or give us a call at 888-515-1026 for any questions you may have and take the leap and ultimately further your brand’s reach today!


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