A HUGGER set is where both shaker pieces touch the shelf and:

  • One shaker partially wraps around the other, or
  • Two pieces abut each other (like two halves of the pig in the examples below), or
  • Two pieces actually hug or wrap around one another.

Most HUGGERS are designed to be picked up individually; however, the most famous HUGGERS are the Van Tellingen hugging sets designed to be picked up in one hand and shaken left or right for the salt and pepper as if it were a one-piece. Brown Van Tellingen hugging bears appear here.

HUGGER Examples: