Bought these mugs as a gift. I have also ordered 3 other sets for myself. I never would have thought I would spend this much for a couple of coffee mugs but, these are incredible!! They are the perfect size, handle is nice and roomy and they stay hot longer than ceramic mugs. I had been looking for stoneware mugs for some time and I have found the perfect ones!! They are actually more beautiful in person and I will be getting more for gifts and myself. Need some with a bee on them!! Thanks Overstock!!