Product of the Week: Wooden Magnets September 21, 2015 12:21

We're really excited to announce our newest product line, a limited batch of laser-cut wooden magnets! These highly detailed little discs measure in at 2" across, and feature an incredibly strong rare-earth magnet on the back. You can even wear them as a brooch by putting another magnet or small piece of metal (like a paperclip) inside your clothes for it to stick to.
A very limited number of these exist, and some of the designs shown have been immediately shipped to a shop in Seattle (Loft 63, if you're looking for it), so order your favorites now! We may not be able to restock these until next spring.

Product of the Week: Hedgehogs are Here! September 07, 2015 11:21

Our newest Hedgehog design is here! Featured as our Product of the Week for the next seven days, all new hedgehog products are on sale at 10% off through Sept 13th!

Customer Story Featured on Stitch Shopped Blog September 03, 2015 09:43

This very sweet customer story was shared on the Stitch Shopped blog, featuring our Pug Rocks Glass (which has been retired, and replaced by the Pug Dog Lowball Glass).

Stitch Labs is the online inventory management tool that we use to track our stock between all our sales channels and our warehouse. They're fantastic, and I'm frequently in contact with their customer support folks, suggesting new features and bug fixes. Apparently, one of the support reps browsed our website while helping me through something, and fell in love with our products. In this post, she shares how she bought some pug glasses for herself, and gifts for family members too. It doesn't get much sweeter than that!

Read the full story on Stitch Shopped and check out their great photo of our pug glass!

Product of the Week: Special Brown Robot Travel Mugs September 03, 2015 09:32

This week's Product of the Week is this brown travel mug with a special small robot design at 50% off while supplies last!

We normally use a larger robot stencil for these to-go cups, but a few small ones were made by mistake. Get yours for half price now!

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Product of the Week: Meat Pint Glasses August 17, 2015 14:53

This week's Product of the Week is the MEAT Pint Glass at 50% off or more!

Grilling days are almost at an end this summer, so throw your T-bone steaks or sizzlin' pork chops on the barbie, pour a cold beer, and enjoy the weather while it lasts.

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WE'RE HIRING! August 12, 2015 13:46

Want to work full-time in our busy warehouse, doing production and shipping?

Read the full job description with instructions for applying here:

Product of the Week: Bon Appetit Glasses August 03, 2015 14:46

This week's Product of the Week is the entire collection of Bon Appetit glassware. All style are 50% off or more this week!

This design was created to celebrate the joy of eating, specially for an art exhibition with the theme "Spoon".

Pint Glasses: $7.50 - $9 each (regularly $18)

Lowball Glasses: $7.50 - $9 each (regularly $18)

Wine Glasses: $7.50 - $11 each (regularly $22)


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Product of the Week: Zombie Mugs 50% off! July 27, 2015 10:13

We've started a new Product of the Week feature! A different item will be selected for a flash sale on our website for a week. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter to hear about the latest deals.
This week's Product of the Week is the Zombie Mug. All 4 colors are an incredible 50% off this week! Last week's feature was the T-Rex Mug in Navy Blue, Sky Blue, and Celery Green, which is still on sale for a limited time.

Etsy Blog: 10 Years of Etsy Trends June 24, 2015 13:53

We were recently interviewed on Etsy's blog about our trendy mustache designs!

Father's Day Gift Ideas June 01, 2015 13:27

Hard to shop for Dad? We're here to help!

Handyman Maker cups

Dad's fix stuff. Sometime it's even better than before!

You can choose one of our handyman banners, or customize this design with your own short phrase, name, or date. (Please allow 2 weeks for customization so we can make your custom stencil.)

Lumberjacks are cool.

Our straight-sided lowball glasses are perfect for sipping scotch or a favorite cocktail. Heck, we even drink wine out of ours, since there's no delicate stem to get in the way! Gift a pair of these with his favorite booze or some artisan bitters.
 Dad Tattoo Heart and Donuts mugs

Coffee is an essential element to human life. So are donuts.

 Show your eternal love for your Dad (or his love of donuts) with a Tattoo Heart coffee mug.

Beer makes everything better.

Choose the perfect design, then make sure to fill it at your local brewpub before gifting! (Please allow at least 2 weeks for customization if you're not choosing a stock design.)
Meat pint glasses

Beer goes best with meat.

Get ready for grillin' with these beefy pint glasses. Gift a set of steak glassware with a new metal spatula, a six-pack of brews, or a spice rub.

Check out more suggestions for dads here.

Lowballs are Back! June 01, 2015 11:47

Our super classy straight-sided lowball glasses are perfect for sipping scotch or your favorite cocktail. They have plenty of room for a giant ice cube, and rest on a heavy, stable base.
Now available etched with any of our stock designs, and all can be customized for the perfect Father's Day gift!

Mother's Day Super Gift Ideas April 29, 2015 14:57

Mother's Day is right around the corner, and we've got you totally covered in the gift department!

We've got a Mother's Day Gift Guide full of our cutest animals, more feminine themes, and glassware for wine, so shopping will be fast and easy. (Please note that custom items are made-to-order within about a week, so order immediately!)

We're even having a huge clearance sale, where you can get fantastic deals on discontinued drinkware styles.

Want to make your perfect gift even more memorable for the moms in your life? Here are some hot tips to upgrade your gift, from a mom who knows:

  • Hot Mama. Pair a stoneware mug with her favorite hot beverage. Buy cold press coffee if she's modern, or whole beans, ground coffee, or K-cups, depending on her preference. You can sign her up for a tea subscription service like Plum Deluxe. For a treat, get these perfect hot chocolate sticks and homemade marshmallows from Rose City Sweets.



  • Satisfy her sweet tooth. Pinkleton's is the best caramel corn in the world. Buy her a Bread and Badger gift card, and include a bag of this treat, and she will love you forever. My fave is Orange Cardamom Scotch. If you want to skip the popcorn and dive straight into the caramel, One Fork Farm has the best and freshest caramels. Their newest flavor is Velvet Chocolate, featuring Woodblock Chocolate (you may need to email them and ask specifically for it, since it's so new, or buy it at the Portland Saturday Market!).


  • Let her show her true colors. Get her a pair of champagne flutes, and something from the extensive collection of mineral makeup from Shiro Cosmetics, then give her an excuse to dress up. Shiro gets bonus points for their geeky themes and Benedict Cumberbatch line.



  • Booze can't lose. Make her a cocktail kit with all the ingredients for a fun drink. You can make something up (or steal a recipe from my Pinterest board) and name it after her! Want something simpler? Get her some fancy bitters from The Bitter Housewife, and let her play experiment on her own.

Just so ya'll know, we're not associated in any way, shape, or form, with any of the other businesses listed here. We just like them, and think you will too. A few of them are friends of ours, and are very nice people.

New Spring Designs Are Here - Outdoorsy, Romantic, & Crafty! April 21, 2015 15:10

New Designs for Spring are Here!

These designs are all made to order within a week on any of our glassware or mugs. Many designs can be customized for weddings or special occasions!

Buzzfeed Feature March 18, 2015 14:19

orange astronaut cat mug

Hey, we were just featured on Buzzfeed! Our orange Astronaut Cat coffee mug was selected as one of their "19 Perfect Mugs For All The Cat Lovers In Your Life".

The price is incorrectly listed on Buzzfeed at the sale price from our Spring Cleaning event, but you may be able to get your own at a discount during a future sale. Join our mailing list to be notified!


Spring Cleaning Sale Ends Today! March 15, 2015 10:58

We're having a huge Spring Cleaning Sale now thru 3/15! Now's the time to get amazing deals on gifts for Mom & Dad's days, birthdays, weddings, and more, at 20-30% off!

Shop now!

Customer Story: Odd Salon February 24, 2015 11:20

(Picture by Kimberly Huntimer)
So, there's this super cool meetup in San Fransisco, called Odd Salon. We've had the pleasure of making custom logo travel mugs for them, and we're currently working on a batch of black handled mugs as well, which are already pre-selling like crazy. Not only do I love their creative jackalope bird logo, but I also think their cocktail hour lectures sound completely fascinating!
With the tagline, "LEARN SOMETHING WEIRD", how can you go wrong? Here's more info, from their About page:

Expert talks on odd topics; odd talks on everything else.

Odd Salon is an evening series of cocktail hour lectures based in San Francisco, featuring short talks illuminating extraordinary and unusual chapters from history, science, art, and adventure.

We invite experts and amateurs alike to have a drink with us and share inspiring and strange tales so we can all learn something new.

Twice monthly at DNA Lounge, once a month at the California Historical Society June-Nov, 2014. Occasionally elsewhere.

Want your own logo mugs? Contact us now!

Seattle Times Features February 10, 2015 09:01

This may be old news, but we've been featured in The Seattle Times, twice!

Brighten your dreary mood with some color therapy! Grab your own Astronaut Love mugs here, or from City Peoples Mercantile. Read the Seattle Times feature here.


Buy your own "I like it here" travel mugs here, or from Portage Bay Goods in Fremont. Read the Seattle Times feature here.

Curvy or Classic: Cocktail Glass Opinion Poll February 09, 2015 15:40

Our age-old debate at Badger HQ: Curvy or Classic?

CURVY Rocks Glasses -

Pros: fits nicely in your hand, looks like a stemless wine glass, sort of non-traditional
Cons: It's hard to put stencils on curved glass, so there are more imperfections in the etching, some designs don't work at all, or need to be sized down quite a bit, some giant ice cubes are too big to fit inside

CLASSIC Lowball (Double Old Fashioned) Glasses -

Pros: All designs look fantastic on this glass, giant ice cubes fit easily
Cons: This classic design might not feel as modern or exciting as a rounded glass, it may not be as appealing for wine drinkers

We've been offering both cocktail glass shapes for a long time, but continually wonder if we should discontinue one of them so we can keep our inventory streamlined. Both glasses hold 10oz, and are $18 apiece. What do YOU think?

Last Minute Love - Shop for Valentine's Day Now! February 09, 2015 12:12

Shop now for Valentine's Day
Whether you're celebrating Valentine's, Galentine's, or Palentine's Day this Saturday the 14th, we've got you covered with last minute gifts to show you love your bestie. At $25 and under, these cups will be used everyday, and pair perfectly with the apple of your eye's favorite beverage. We'll even gift wrap them for you!

Globe and Mail Feature for Valentine's Day February 05, 2015 11:00

The Globe and Mail featured our Anatomical Heart Mugs, for Valentine's Day, along with a selection of other great anatomically correct gifts!

Get your heart mugs here! Check out our romantic collection of products that use hearts in the designs.

My Year of Making Challenge January 20, 2015 16:22

patterns and colored pencil sketches

I like to make things. That's probably pretty obvious, given my chosen career, but I don't feel like I have a lot of time for hobbies and experimenting with creation for fun. I often don't even feel like I have time for the design work to make my own products! Whether you share that feeling, or you just like to be inspired by what other people are doing, I think you may be interested in the challenge I've taken up for 2015.

It's called Year of Making, and it's a pretty open-ended challenge to make something new every day. One way to interpret this would be to create an entire project every day, but that's a bit much for me, so I'm giving myself a pass by accepting contributions to larger projects (like knitting a few rows of a hat, or coloring in a drawing from the day before), and including cooking and work projects in the mix.

If you want to follow my creative adventures, I'll be posting daily on Instagram with #yearofmaking.

If you want to know more about what #yearofmaking is all about, I recommend checking out Kim Piper Werker's ebook about it, and her podcast interviewing the woman who started it all, Miriam Felton. I'd love to see what you're making, too!

knit Rikke hatBeef stew and corn muffins from Best Recipes

One of the first things I made was this hat, using a free pattern called Rikke. It's slouchy, and easy.

Recently, I made beef stew, using a cross rib roast from a cow share that I got from a local farm. I also tried a new corn muffin recipe (both from Best Recipes, by go-to cook book). Both were incredible.

The cocktail is one that I made up on the spot, called Ballyhoo, after this silly cup Sean made me with leftover stencils from a custom project that proved to be a lot more challenging than I'd anticipated. I've gotten tired of the old standby, gin & tonic, and have been really favoring bourbon lately. Here's the recipe:


2oz bourbon
1oz (or less if you like) Rose's lime
(I like 4 dashes or so)

bourbon cocktailromantic heart sketches for Valentine's Day

I've been working on tons of sketches for new designs to put onto glassware and mugs this year. I know I should be planning ahead many months in advance, but so far, that doesn't seem to work out for me. I'm working on a line of silly, romantic, cute things, suitable for offbeat weddings. We're going to be SO READY for Valentine's Day, 2016.

sketching bugs, playing with fat markersgeometric colored pencil sketch

My main reason for doing #yearofmaking is to get back into the habit of sketching, and trying new things. Often, drawing is a means to an end: getting my idea onto a product to sell. I'm completely missing all the unpredictable things that come up when you try new mediums, and get out of your comfort zone. I used my kid's fat, chewed up, half dried out markers and had FUN.

I also love to cook and make cocktails, and I'd love a place to share my recipes and experiences. I read Austin Kleon's book, Show Your Work, and it really moved me. I like to share my process, and I like to talk to people about it, even when it's scary because it's not finished, and I don't really love it yet. I want to hear what you think. I want to see what you make. And I want to be more creative. Want to join me?

New Shot Glass Designs January 19, 2015 09:00

Starting the year off with a bang, we've just released a set of new designs on our popular square shot glasses. All are $12, and permanently sandblasted with our original art. Buy the full set now!

Customer Stories: Skeleton Key Keystone January 13, 2015 10:30

We made a set of custom skeleton key mugs for a customer in December, and got to hear more about them when she came to the studio to pick them up.

Every year, Paula's family chooses a theme for their holiday gifts to each other, and this year was "Keystone". She deconstructed the concept a bit, and chose a key design sandblasted onto stoneware mugs, which is both clever, and useful! Now, everyone on her family can feel connected when they drink from their mugs.

I'm so excited that we were able to be a part of this family's sweet tradition, and that Paula shared her story with me. Share your own story here, or leave a comment below.

Packaging with Purpose January 12, 2015 10:51

Even when our shipments get left out in the rain for days and kicked around by delivery folks, our glasses are still intact. Hooray for our sturdy packaging!

We have custom-made display boxes for our pint glasses, travel mugs, and handled coffee mugs, which have nearly eliminated breakage during shipping! These not only gift wrap easily, look great on store shelves, and are completely recyclable, but they also protect these fragile items from abuse in the mail. Most packages don't arrive as beat up as the one shown above, but it's nice that they can take it if they need to.

Give us Feedback, Get a Discount & Chance to WIN! December 31, 2014 09:00 2 Comments

We want your feedback to improve our store, and you want huge discounts and a chance to win a SURPRISE PACK, right?

Help us out by answering our quick, 4 question survey now, wouldja?

Gift Shopping Made Easy December 16, 2014 15:32

What's something your significant other absolutely can't live without? Coffee? Beer? Wine? Water? (Yes, some people actually drink that flavorless stuff, and yes, it can be consumed from any cup you like.)

We've got you covered with all the drinking cups you could need, and there's something for everyone on your list!

Order by the end of the day TODAY to guarantee delivery by Christmas in the U.S. You really have until sometime around noon tomorrow (Wednesday) to get your order in, since that's when our shipment will be going out.

Missed our deadline? Don't worry!

Small orders of 1 or 2 items and anything going to CA, WA, and OR will still ship Priority Mail in the U.S., so they should still arrive on time up until midday Dec. 22nd. We don't like to guarantee things that late in the game because sometimes the USPS doesn't follow through, but we'll still be shipping every day for you.

We also offer local pickup from our warehouse in the Parkrose neighborhood of Portland, Oregon. We'll be here weekdays 9:30-3:30, up until Dec. 22nd. We may be available outside those hours if you schedule something with us. Bringing cookies will also not go unappreciated. Call Amanda for more info: 971-2701-0694

Gift Cards = Instant Solution

Can't get to us by Christmas and missed our shipping deadlines? Get a gift card, and it will be emailed to you immediately!

THIS WEEKEND - Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Holiday Sale! December 09, 2014 14:21

Shop this Saturday & Sunday from us at Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Holiday Sale!
Booth #104, right near the entrance to Hall D!
We'll have new designs like Sugar Skull, Fox, Bee, and more! Contact us in advance if you'd like to pick up an online order from us there.

Shop Local! December 05, 2014 18:52

Hey, Seattle!

This is just a reminder that we will NOT be selling at Urban Crafty Uprising this weekend. We do love this show, so you should still go and support the amazing line-up of vendors who will be there.

If you're looking to save some dough on shipping expenses from us this season, please shop from these local shops instead:

We recommend contacting the shops first if you're looking for something specific, since not every shop carries all of our products. ALSO! If you want something these shops don't stock, remember that our website offers discounted postage for local shipping (including WA, OR, and CA addresses), so you can truly get what you want from us.

We WILL be vending at Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Holiday Sale - Saturday + Sunday, December 13th + 14th, 2014, 11am – 6pm at the Oregon Convention Center, 777 NE MLK Jr. Blvd, Exhibit Hall D Portland, OR

If you're not in the Seattle area, check out our full list of stockists to find a local shop near you. We've recently added new shops in Santa Cruz CA, Indianapolis IN, Ithica NY, Naples FL, and Grants Pass OR.

Sandblasting Video: Ceramic Mug December 05, 2014 11:41

I think it's a little hard to envision what sandblasting is like unless you really see it in person. Here's a quick video of Heather blasting a ceramic mug, to give you an idea how long it takes, and what it looks like.

Biggest Holiday Sale 2014 November 24, 2014 10:15

It's that crazy time of year again, where you want the best deals, but you're not really on board with the whole getting trampled at 4am thing. I'm right there with you.

Bread and Badger is here to help. We have the right gifts, for everyone you need to shop for, and you're about to experience our BIGGEST SALE OF THE YEAR. Discounts off everything, plus, earn free shipping!


❆ 11/28-12/1 ONLY ❆

Up to 25% off all orders! Price as marked.

FREE SHIPPING for U.S. orders $150 and over! ❆

Choose the free shipping option when checking out (Use coupon "HOTCOCOA" on Etsy)

Locals can always use coupon "PICKUP" for free pickup on all orders from our studio in Portland, Oregon


12/16 USA
12/9 Canada
12/1 Everywhere Else + US Military

Shop Gift Sets Now

See us at Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Holiday Sale November 20, 2014 13:04

We're only doing one holiday show this year, and it's Crafty Wonderland's Super Colossal Holiday Sale in Portland! Come see us December 13th & 14th 11-6 at the Oregon Convention Center, Hall D, for Buy 3 Get 1 Free savings.
You may recall that we normally go to Seattle for Urban Craft Uprising at this time of year, but we will NOT be attending this time, much to our disappointment. We hope to be back in Seattle next summer!

New Brass Pendant Designs Are Here November 11, 2014 10:00

New etched brass pendants just arrived from @rubygirljewelry!!
We just got in some new etched brass pendants, made for us by local friend, rubygirl jewelry! Snag one of these honey bees, chickens, foxes, or sugar skulls right away, since we only have 2 of each.

Black Friday Sale! November 10, 2014 08:30

Our ever-popular Black Friday - Cyber Monday sale is coming up after Thanksgiving.

This huge sale will run from Nov. 28th (Black Friday) through Dec. 1st (Cyber Monday). Mark your calendars, and update your wishlists now!

Discounted Pint Glass Sets November 07, 2014 08:30

We just added a new listing to our website for ordering discounted sets of 4 or more pint glasses. This is a perfect way to get all your gift shopping done at once, and save big bucks at the same time.

We'll be rolling out discounted options for all our other products soon!

Meet us at our Open Studio Holiday Sale! November 06, 2014 09:00

open studio flyer color

Shop in Person

Meet us at our open studio on Saturday, November 15th, 12-7pm! We're in the Parkrose neighborhood of Portland, and we'd love for you to visit for free beer, wine, snacks, and super discounts! Join our Facebook event, and invite your friends!

We'll have some local friends there too! Pinkleton's Curious Caramel Corn (the BEST caramel corn in the world!) will be available to sample and purchase. My favorite flavor is Orange Cardamom Scotch, and Sean's is Spicy Mexican Cocoa.

Enter our raffle for a Plum Deluxe sampler set of gourmet teas. Order their Pumpkin Spice Tea now, since it's selling out fast!

Man's Face Stuff will get your facial hair fine and dandy for holiday parties, and every day. Get a free Mustache or Anti-Mustache Pint Glass with your Moustache Wax purchase!

Can't make it on the 15th? We're usually here Tues-Fri, 10-3pm to pick up your online order or shop our clearance items.

Don't live in the Pacific Northwest?

Check out our Where to Shop page to find a retailer in your area, or tell us about a shop you think we should sell at! We've recently added a few more shops to the list, and we're restocking everybody for the holidays.

Nails Magazine Feature November 05, 2014 09:00

Bread and Badger mugs featured in Nails Magazine

Did you know there's an industry magazine exclusively for nail salons? I didn't either, until they asked to feature our "I like it here" mugs! State love is still super hot, and apparently, everyone knows it.