Beautiful basics: finding the perfect drinking glass

The best shapes, sizes and styles for every use and every day.

“It’s not hard,” you say, to find the perfect drinking glass for water and daily refreshment at home. But it’s harder than you think to find one that suits your style and can stand up to the rigours of daily life.

Whether it’s a French café vibe or a minimal Scandi lagom sensibility you’re looking to create in your home, getting it right will push these essentials into service and look fabulous whilst they do so.

To inspire your next drinking glass purchase, below, we’ve rounded up our top picks so you can find the perfect drinking glass to suit your needs.

The best drinking glasses to shop in Australia 2024


Mila ribbed clear tumbler (4-set)

$29.95, Pillow Talk

Simple, stylish, and durable, these stackable tumblers feature a fine embossed rib design. They’re a stylish drinking glass option that can quickly transition from cordial to cocktails.

Key notes:

  • Made from glass
  • Ribbed design
  • Stackable


Maison Balzac Gin & Tonic glass in clear/green (set of 2)

$99, David Jones

Cleverly designed, these Gin & Tonic glasses have a “built-in” lime design to ensure every glass is always garnished to perfection.

Key notes:

  • Made from borosilicate glass
  • Set of 2
  • Unique lime design


Double-walled creative glass cup in green (set of 2)

$21.99, Amazon

For those looking for something a little bit different, these green glasses make the perfect vessel for a cold, refreshing drink. They are also available in blue or orange colourways to suit your taste.

Key notes:

  • Made from glass
  • Ideal for both hot and cold drinks
  • Double-walled design


Iittala Aino Aalto tumblers in Aqua (set of 2)

$49.95, Myer

Stackable and sexy, the elegant design of this pair of pretty blue vessels belies their sturdy design and construction. Iittala has been making glasses for over 80 years and their designs have stood the test of time and tide. In fact, any choice in their range is a good one.

Key notes:

  • Made from glass
  • Inspired by the echoing rings of water
  • Stackable design


Ribbed double-walled glass tumbler

$15 (usually $25), T2

Sleek with a splash of colour to add allure to your tablescape, these tall tumblers from T2 will elevate your next tea party. Our favourite part is the fine ribbed detailing that runs up the inner wall of this glass to create a unique silhouette.

Key notes:

  • Made from borosilicate glass
  • Suitable for hot and cold drinks


R&D Collection Radial tumbler (set of 2)

$124.50 (usually $249), Royal Doulton

Definitely more of a luxury buy are these gorgeous crystal cut tumblers from Royal Doulton. Part of the brand’s R&D Collection, save these glasses for nights when you recreate your favourite bar’s drink list.

Key notes:

  • Crystal cut glassware
  • Set of 2


Porto Delia 280ml glass tumblers (set of 6)

$29.95, Temple & Webster

For just under $30, this is an affordable yet stylish buy for your drinkware collection. Made from soda lime glass and featuring a ribbed-design outer for extra grip, it’s your classic drinking glass – with a twist.

Key notes:

  • Set of 6
  • Made from soda lime glass
  • Dishwasher friendly


Georg Jensen Bernadotte low tumbler glass (set of 6)

$115, David Jones

Made from lead-free crystal glass and decorated with delicate grooves, this set of six drinking glasses from Georg Jensen is perfect to add to your everyday glassware collection.

Key notes:

  • Set of 6
  • Made from high-quality crystal glass in Slovakia

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