The best tumblers for your favourite tipple

Sip your drink in style with our round up of funky and classy tumblers to complement your dinnerware

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Along with the likes of your wine glasses, a good set of tumblers is a glassware staple, and the great thing about tumblers is that they are the most versatile of glasses. Whether it’s a glass of orange juice with breakfast or a cheeky whiskey before bedtime, a strong, sturdy and stylish tumbler is the best way to drink it.   

We’ve picked out a range of tumblers, from individual quirky ones that make a great gift for someone, to basic sets for everyday use, and luxury sets for special occasions. John Lewis offer some unique and classic designs from brands such as Anthropologie that never go out of style, whereas MADE is the place to look right now for the latest modern trends.  

Be sure to check their material (nope, not all tumblers are made from simply glass), as this will determine how delicate they are and whether they will fare well in the dishwasher or not. Other than that, it’s down to personal style and judgement, so we’ll let you take it from here…

Sonje Set of 4 Tumblers, blue

1. Sonje Set of 4 Tumblers

A vibrant set that will stand out on the dinner table

Specifications
Best for: Vibrant design
Material: Glass
No. of Glasses: 4
Capacity: 330ml
Reasons to buy
+ Enough for the family to dine + Weighty feel 

Adding a pop of colour to your dinner table, these vivid blue tumblers both look good and provide a sturdy vessel for your drink of choice. We recommend not putting them in the dishwasher if you want to keep them intact, but handwashing will keep them bursting with colour and free from chipping so you can expect them to become a staple in your glassware collection.  

Geo Glass Tumblers: faceted glasses with gold detailing

2. Geo Glass Tumblers

A luxurious design for those special drinks

Specifications
Best for: Cocktails
Material: Hand blown glass
No. of Glasses: 2
Capacity: 330ml
Reasons to buy
+ Perfect for those special occasions + Very delicate 

These hand-blown glass tumblers with gold detailing lend themselves to Art Deco styling, and wouldn’t be out of place in the hands of guests at a Gatsby party. There’s only two in a set, so you may want to keep these for special occasions, or if not, they’ll certainly bring a touch of luxury to your daily dining. They’re hand-blown glass, so understandably very delicate, make sure you hand wash these to keep them looking their best.  

Vibrant Splash glasses with individually coloured bases

3. Vibrant Splash Glasses

A colour for every guest

Specifications
Best for: Colour coded glasses
Material: Glass
No. of Glasses: 6
Capacity: 277ml
Reasons to buy
+ Great for dinner parties + Weighted bottom for stability 

This large set of six tumblers come in all different colours so the next time you’re at the dinner table there’s no risk of picking up the wrong glass. They have a weighted bottom so you can expect them to feel nice to hold and durable enough to chuck in the dishwasher to avoid masses of cleaning once the party’s over.  

John Lewis Paloma crystal glasses

4. John Lewis Paloma Opera Double Old Fashioned Crystal Glass Tumbler

If you’re partial to a nightcap, nothing does it better than a classic crystal glass tumbler

Specifications
Best for: Nightcaps
Material: Crystal glass
No. of Glasses: 1
Capacity: 300ml
Reasons to buy
+ Expensive look and feel  + Excellent value for money 

There’s something rather nostalgic about drinking your favourite cognac or bourbon out of a crystal glass, and this Old Fashioned Crystal Glass Tumbler from John Lewis looks and feels incredibly luxurious, but is actually surprisingly affordable. You can buy them individually so you can build up a custom set, or just have the one for when you fancy a sneaky tipple.  

Kogeal Set of 4 Tumblers, gold confetti effect

5. Kogeal Set of 4 Tumblers

Complete your cocktail set with these sparkly glasses

Specifications
Best for: Matching set
Material: Glass
No. of Glasses: 4
Capacity: 255ml
Reasons to buy
+ Matching items available 

If you like everything to match, then you might find these confetti style tumblers are right for you. They come with matching glassware items to complete a cocktail set so you can show off your mixing skills at your next dinner party.  These are pretty enough to want to keep these on display, or their slim design means they won’t take up too much space in your cupboard.  

Villeroy & Boch dressed up water glasses, each with a different pattern

6. Villeroy & Boch dressed up water

For those who like to go against the grain, these mismatched tumblers are perfectly unique

Specifications
Best for: Unique patterns
Material: Glass
No. of Glasses: 4
Capacity: 255ml
Reasons to buy
+ Dishwasher safe + Gift boxed 

Matching sets not your thing? Then this set of four different tumblers is a great way to distinguish whose is whose at the dining table. Each one has a different pattern and they come gift boxed if you wanted to give them as a present. Unlike many of the other tumblers on the list, these ones are dishwasher safe, too, so they’re really easy to maintain.  

Artland Coppertino tumblers with hammered copper base

7. Artland Coppertino DOF Tumbler

Copper tumblers that are bang on trend right now

Specifications
Best for: Copper lovers
Material: Glass, electroplated copper
No. of Glasses: 2
Capacity: 500ml
Reasons to buy
+ Gift boxed  + Large capacity  

Copper is very trendy right now, so if you or someone you know likes to keep up with the latest designs these tumblers could make a nice little gift. They come nicely presented in a box and they’re hand-crafted from mouth-blown glass so you can expect each one to be slightly unique. They’re also dishwasher safe which is a bonus!  

Anthropologie Gilded Monogram Glass Tumbler with gold letter 'A'

8. Anthropologie Gilded Monogram Glass Tumbler

Personalise your drink with this gold detailed tumbler

Specifications
Best for: Personalisation
Material: Glass
No. of Glasses: 1
Capacity: 443ml
Reasons to buy
+ Personal touch + Big and sturdy  

If you’re looking for a unique gift to get somebody, then this personalised gold tumbler might be just the thing they need for that celebratory drink. The glass is said to be heavy and durable, so you can expect it to provide a sturdy vessel for their favourite tipple. Those who bought these tumblers say they must be hand washed to prevent the gold from chipping. 

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