We celebrate the ever-popular Comic-Con that brings together comics creators, science fiction and fantasy authors, film and television directors, producers, and writers. Check our mugs with the characters of your favorite comic books, films, science fiction, and fantasy literature.

Happy Father’s Day

Celebrate fathers, grandfathers, fathers in law, godfathers, and whoever represents father figures in your life. Our mugs and travel mugs offer plenty of choices for you to say “Thank You” Dad.

Seventh Anniversary

It seems like yesterday but it has been seven years since we took over as owners of The Mugger.

It has been an incredible ride. Being a small business owner is not easy and requires a lot of work and stamina.

But I have been lucky to be surrounded by great people who provide me with daily support and encouragement.

I deal with fun products and I spend a lot of time choosing the right merchandise. It is a nice creative process.

I am a people person and I love to talk to customers coming from all over the world. And being able to communicate with foreigners is a big deal for everybody.

Seaport Village is an amazing place to work at, with the bay right across from the store. going to work is always a pleasure.

So all in all these seven years have been interesting, with ups and downs, but I would not change anything. I am learning everyday how to do a better job and the rewards are priceless.








Mother’s Day 2013

Celebrate all the special women like mothers, grandmothers, godmothers, mother in laws, big sisters, and whoever you consider like a mother. We have a great selection of mugs and travel mugs: fun, classic, sentimental, and on-the-go. Happy Mother’s Day!



Hello and welcome to my very first blog. I guess a good way to start would be to introduce myself. I am Raffaella and I own The Mugger with my husband Mark. I was born and raised in Italy but traveled quite a bit to follow my big passion, dance, and made a good career out of it. When I met Mark, we decided to move back to San Diego where I started to work at The Mugger. Not only I fell in love with the products but also with the business side of things. I had the chance to purchase the store and I have been riding the wave since 2006. I know it is hard work, but I love to browse to find new products, to interact with customers, and be able to work in a beautiful place like Seaport Village, right on the bay. This blog is a new chapter for me and I am looking forward to explore, learn, and share thoughts, news, fun facts, and keep this alive. I admit it is a little scary too but everything has a learning curve right? Here is to a long and fun relationship and as we say in Italian: SALUTE and AUGURI!