The mug is 3-D styles, not just a mug with a picture on it. It comes with a removable lid, which to me makes it perfect for setting on a shelf or desk and holding valuables, as well. I can see my kids storing small toys and my husband using it for change. The lid nestles into the top of the mug with precision. It is also very large, able to hold a lot of coffee! This is not a small mug, by any means.