Beautiful basics: finding the perfect drinking glass

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

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The best drinking glasses to shop in Australia 2023


Salt & Pepper Vera 4-piece tumbler glass set, $49.95, Myer

Simple, stylish and durable. These stackable tumblers from Salt & Pepper feature a fine embossed rib design for a stylish drinking glass option that will go from cordial to cocktails in a snap.



Bubble glass tumbler in green, $22, T2

Add a pop of colour and fun to the everyday drinking glass with this green number from T2. Made from 100 per cent borosilicate glass and double-walled to ensure your hands stay cool when handling hot drinks, this drinking glass is as pretty as it is functional. Available also in amber and pink to suit your taste.


Your search for the perfect drinking glass is over | Home Beautiful Magazine Australia

Aino Aalto tumbler 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.



FLORENTINE tumbler in blue, $12.95, Freedom

Sleek with a splash of colour to add allure to your tablescape – these handcrafted glasses from Freedom are perfect for icy cold drinks on a summer evening. Note: these are not suitable for hot beverages.



R&D Collection Radial tumbler pair, $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.



Porto Delia 280ml glass tumblers (set of 6), $24.95 (usually $34.95, Temple & Webster

For just under $25, 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.



Georg Jensen Bernadotte tumbler (6 pieces), $59.85, Finnish Design Shop

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.



REVE tumbler in clear (set of 4), $39.95, Freedom

An elegant choice for everyday dining, the REVE tumbler is a staple and will hold your favourite cold drinks just nicely.


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