Skip to content

Save, Spend, Splurge: Drinking Tumblers

Refresh your everyday glassware with these versatile, locally-available glasses across three price brackets

Bookmark article to read later

By Kimberley Schoeman  | September 27, 2023 | Shopping

When choosing the right glassware for your home, it is important to first ask yourself, “what am I going to be drinking out of these glasses?” Before turning to glasses that are specific to different kinds of drinks like wine glasses, whiskey glasses, of smoothie glasses, create the foundation for everyday drinkware that is versatile, easy on the eyes, and within your price range.

Save: Vicrila Sidra Mini Glasses - Set of 12

The best way to get the most for a small budget is to buy glasses in a larger set, but that doesn’t mean you have to compromise on contemporary styles. Short flat bottom glasses have become very popular in recent years for their simplicity and versatility as water, wine, and juice glasses that serve just enough. The Vicrila Sidra Mini 230ml Glasses are sold in a set of 12, making them a perfect buy for a home that needs a lot of glasses.

Vicrila Sidra Mini Glasses, Set of 12, R350. Image: supplied

Available through Takealot.

Spend: Ferm Living Ripple Glass Collection - Set of 4

Scandinavian design has been a dominant force in interior decor trends throughout the last few years. From trendy pieces from IKEA to bespoke furniture from Modly Studios, the Nordic countries are leading the way in modern-classic pieces. This extends to drinkware like the Ripple Glass collection from Ferm Living. These glasses are mouth blown into their mould, this set of four glasses features a beautiful ripple surface.

Ferm Living Ripple Glass Collection, Set of 4, R1270, Crema Design. Image: supplied.

Available through Crema Design.

Splurge: Versace Tumbler Medusa Lumiere Haze - Set of 2

Sometimes, you just want a pair of fancy drinking glasses to enjoy a special drink for yourself or with someone special. Sometimes, you don’t want a simple clear glass. So why not be the person who sips water or a stiff drink from a Versace Medusa tumbler? This set of two Versace Medusa tumblers are a hazy, yet vibrant hue that can help set the mood for your drinking experience.

Versace Tumbler Medusa Lumiere Haze, Set of 2, R5, 990. Image: supplied

Available through Spilhaus.