If you are looking for a small Valentine’s gift for a steampunk fan, you may want to consider a steampunk coffee mug. We thought that we would offer an array of steampunk coffee mugs (or tea mugs) featuring one of steampunk’s favorite motifs, the octopus. We went to two of our favorite vendors, Amazon and Etsy, to find funny, interesting and beautiful steampunk octopus tentacle mugs and cups that make lovely steampunk gifts for Valentine’s Day, birthdays, housewarming or just because gifts for friends and loved ones. These mugs come in a range of prices, so there is an octopus mug for every budget starting at approximately $12 that will be appreciated by your gift recipient. Styles of mugs also range widely from cartoon portrayals to stunning artistic representations. Many of the mugs have matching dishes and serving pieces which you can browse on the product page or vendor shop. I think you will enjoy browsing this list just for fun even if the octopus is not your favorite steampunk theme.
Ceramic Octopus Coffee Mug
This hand-painted mug is cheerful, great for children and adults who love a colorful, friendly octopus. The tentacle forms the handle and your recipient can enjoy their coffee in this fantastic mug.
Pink Octopus Ceramic Coffee Mug
If you watch the television show “Criminal Minds,” you may recognize this mug as the one used by Penelope Garcia. She has made this mug famous although it was pretty cool even before. Very affordable, this pink octopus mug will keep an eye on your work and be easy to find on your desk.
Boho Black and White Mug, Octopus
Dishwasher and microwave safe, this black and white octopus mug is decorated in a bohemian style and is one of a collection of mugs featuring different animals and themes.
Octopus Creature Cup
While you are drinking from your cup, this octopus is coming up and drinking from the bottom. He will be surprised when you see him, but so will your friend or family member who receives this mug as a gift. So cute and a great way to play a trick on a friend.
Lisa Parker Cartoon Octopus Ceramic Mug
These darling cartoon octopus mugs are great for children and adults and make a fun addition to your mug collection. They can be put in the microwave safely but need to be washed by hand. Well worth it for these cute collectibles.
Disney Parks Finding Dory Hank the Octopus Mug
If you love the Nemo and Dory movies from Disney, then this mug featuring Hank the Octopus is a great addition. Perfect for a child’s cup, Hank is great at holding hot cocoa or milk instead of coffee.
Octopus Mug, Hand Painted Glass
This mug comes from Amazon’s new handmade department. It is painted by an artist with special glass adhering paints, so needs to be washed by hand and kept from the microwave. Use for guests and special occasions or to give as a special gift to a loved one. Really lovely work.
Octopus Mug Nautical Design
Perfect for a seaside getaway or beachfront cabin, this mug features a red octopus swimming in a blue ocean. a Tentacle forms the handle for this nautical design. Another great addition for your mug collection.
Set of Two Screen Printed Pint Glasses
These are pint glasses that are screen printed by the artist which also come from the new Amazon handmade department. Very affordable and a great gift for a beer drinker, instead of the standard coffee mug. They are dishwasher safe and certified safe for food.
Surprise Octopus Coffee Mug
Similar to the hidden octopus mug shown earlier on the page, this mug has an octopus hidden inside. This one is a bit less creepy since you see the head of the octopus first, then the rest.
Octopus Ceramic Coffee Mug
This standard mug is printed with a beautiful black and white print of an octopus and its myriad tentacles. Makes a great gift for the person who has limited space and likes their mugs to be standard shape and size.
Hand-Painted Octopus Mug
The rest of the octopus mugs on this page are from Etsy, which is one of the best places to find unique items. They are all handmade to some extent, although some are printed on a standard mug from an original design while others are completely handmade. You may also find matching dishware to some of these unique cups and mugs. This particular mug is adorable, kid-friendly and fun. This artist also makes greeting cards.
Octopus Hand Built Ceramic Pottery Mug
This is a hand-built ceramic mug with the octopus design incorporated into the mug design and glaze. You can buy one mug at a time or buy more than one. Love the colors on this mug. Completely handmade.
Set of 2 Purple Tentacle Octopus Mugs
There is something cool about the tentacles of an octopus, and this mug features tentacles in fine detail. Mugs come in sets of two and you can peruse the tentacles to your heart’s delight. Great gift for a couple.
Octopus Mug Watercolor Design
This octopus mug is so beautiful with a watercolor design on a ceramic mug. Dishwasher safe and microwave safe, this is a great addition to your nautical mug collection. To see the matching tea towel, follow this link.
Pink Octopus Ceramic Cephalopod Tentacles Mug
This is a fun hand-painted octopus mug which is only one of several mugs, travel mugs and plates hand painted by this artist in bright colors of orange, green and blue. You can see one of the platters in green here.
Red Octopus Mugs
These incredible large red octopus mugs have matching dishes, platters, cups and plates among an array of nautical patterns to match. You can get these lovely items by looking through the artist’s store. A great way to create a dishware list for a bridal registry or for a seaside cottage. Buy pieces one at a time or in groups. So cool.
Personalized Octopus Mug (Made to Order)
Design your own mug for yourself or a gift. Choose your favorite color scheme and add a name or message to it for your gift recipient. What a great idea for a Valentine’s gift!
Durable White Stoneware Octopus Mug
This stoneware mug has more of a vintage appearance and is a sturdy mug for your morning coffee. Stoneware can be put in the oven, dishwasher and microwave and will stand up to a lot of wear and tear.
Octopus Mug – Light Green
This adorable mug is sandblasted leaving a design that will never come off. Available in several colors, you can fill your cupboard with these cheerful mugs for yourself or guests.
Hand Painted Glass Octopus Mug
This glass mug is handpainted with lots of colorful detail. You can ask for personalization such as a name or date to be added. Mugs are made to order and you do have to allow for extra time for it to be made.
Stoneware Octopus Mug
These handmade mugs come with octopus attached as part of the decoration. You do have to be careful to keep your octopus from drinking your coffee or tea. Each mug is slightly different since they are all handmade. They are stoneware making them dishwasher and microwave safe.
Octopus Mug – Sea Creature
Part of this artist’s critter series, this mug depicts the octopus in the undersea garden in an array of bright and cheerful colors. Available in 11 oz or 15 oz sizes, microwave and dishwasher safe.
Octopus Tentacles Mug 12 oz.
This pair of mugs is part of a collection of sea and beach themed dishware. If you collect beach themed dishes or know someone who lives near the beach, these make a perfect addition. Available in several colors.