Turn a Mason jar into a travel mug with Cuppow and Holdster USA

We want to call it the amazing Cuppow because its name sounds like something out of an action-packed comic book. Cuppow is a product game changer–a molded lid that turns an average Mason jar into a spill-proof beverage holder. Not that everyone we know drinks out of Mason jars, but upon reflection–everyone should. BPA free, 100 percent recyclable, and offered in two sizes, it’s a welcome replacement to the coffee to-go cups that litter our desks and car–I’m looking at three as I write this. (Shame on me!) MSRP $7.99

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If we haven’t yet inspired you to give the old Mason jar a test drive, this might sway you. Holdster USA, a Burlington, Vermont-based operation that Kickstarted their Holdster USA Canning Jar Travel Mugs, has recently brought their mugs to market. By design, these will last forever. Heavy with topstitch, the four designs are made of top-grain vegetable-tanned leather. For whatever you decide to put into your Mason jar, Holster has designed a handsome utility companion piece that will be sure to turn heads. They are selling out fast. MRSP $21 to $30.99.

Note: If you have an interest in waxed canvas and leather dry goods, Holsters’ friends Queen City Dry Goods are worth keeping an eye on. –Crishana Haynes