Link: Where Did the Tiki Mug Come From and Why the Current Resurgence?

These days "tiki mug” is an umbrella term, used for all ceramic sippers with an island aesthetic. but Kirsten sees it more as an eBay buzzword. “Simply put, a tiki mug should depict a tiki" — which Merriam-Webster defines as "a wood or stone image of a Polynesian supernatural power." Says Kirsen: "A mug depicting a skull is a skull mug, a mug sculpted like a rum barrel is a barrel mug.”

Just something to keep in mind.