Drinkware Christmas 2018

The WHERE TO FIND IT - DRINKWARE page provides ideas on where to find interesting and hard to find glasses, barware and accessory items that dress up your serving table and make entertaining more fun, whether for elegant or casual occasions.  Prices, where they are provided, are subject to change without notice.  Items shown may not be available online or in all stores.
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Drinkware for Every Need



This is the Esty.com store for Karen Sabatello’s Arte & Vita (Art & Life) business.  Karen is a self taught artist who has been enthralled by decorative painting since childhood.  She says that giving something old new life gives them even more character.  She’s been painting for over 25 years, focusing on topics that reflect her interests and passions.  Her hand painted wine glasses are among the most beautiful we have seen.  She is also happy to personalize her art.

On the left above is Karen’s matched set of four original Poinsettia wine glasses.  The poinsettias are accented with a raised gold embellishment.  In the middle is a large (16 ounce) wine glass that will charm any snowman lover.  Holly berries with a spray of snow are painted on the pair of glasses on the right.  Raised gold accents add a lovely touch on these glasses too.

The glasses are hand painted with a thermos-hardened paint that, once set, is dishwasher and microwave safe. Glasses are usually ready to ship in 3-5 business days from Karen’s studio in New Jersey..  Find these and more beautiful seasonal wine glasses at ARTEEVITA.


Crate & Barrel

Crate & Barrel’s cup collection for the holidays is playful this year.  The “Oh deer” printed on the mug on the left is a cute play on words.  The Holidays Critters cups in the middle feature adorable interpretations of familiar “winter” animals, while the cup on the right encourages to express your “elf” and at the same time is a play on “express yourself.”  All are perfect for a hot cup of coffee, tea, hot chocolate or cider.

Candy canes enhance glasses in two sizes on the left above.  The wine glass in the center sports a red snow flake, and the coupe cocktail glass on the right is even more beautiful because of the hand etched stars.  You’re covered no matter whether you need drinkware for the most casual or elegant event.

See these and more drinkware in Crate & Barrel stores or online at CB DRINK.


Glasses by JoAnne

Glasses by JoAnne is the Esty store for JoAnne Battista.  Although JoAnne has always been an artist and spent thirty years being an Interior Designer, once she discovered painting on wine glasses, she was hooked.  It combines three of here favorite things:  love of wine, decorating and painting.  She always enjoyed decorating for parties, and there’s a theme party in every glass she paints.

The glasses in the top row on the left feature a snowman couple (girl snowman is on the left) with blue “clothing”.  The pair in the middle features red “clothing.”  Snow areas are highlighted with fine glitter for a shimmery effect.  Glasses are also available with green “clothing.”  The glass bases feature color coordinated mittens. On the right is a glass set with a snowman and Santa.  The snow areas are highlighted with fine glitter, as are the bases.

The center row features glasses with two versions of poinsettias on the left (white with gold accent and red with gold accent) with coordinating bases.    Glasses in the middle feature a wintry pine branch with red berries circling the glass.  Bases are painted white with fine glitter to look like snow.  The glasses on the far right are painted with a snow scene in the mountains.  These are 19 oz. capacity glasses and are sold only as a set.

In the bottom row reindeer run around the glass over glittery snow.  Reindeer on the left are white, and on the right are gold.  Glittery white, full Christmas trees spread their branches around the glasses on the right.  All bases are painted white with fine glitter to look like snow.  All three patterns are on large 19.5 oz. capacity glasses.  Most glasses are offered in sets of 2 or 4, but JoAnne is happy to consider other set sizes, and in some cases, will mix/match.

JoAnne uses all purpose tulip shaped wine glasses with a fine rim and pulled stem.  She is happy to customize and typically ships in 3-5 business days from her Pennsylvania studio.  For these and more seasonal glasses, see JOANNE DRINK.


Mud Pie

Mud Pie, based out of Stone Mountain, GA, is a “lifestyle brand that creates gifts to inspire all of life’s sparkling moments.”  The company began life in 1998 as the inspiration of Marcia Miller, with three employees and a one page catalog printed at a local photo store.  Today, Marcia is the CEO of Mud Pie, which now has 160 employees and 750 catalog pages, each with professionally photographed images of the award-winning apparel, gifts and home décor they design and manufacture.  Mud Pie is rightfully famous for the wit and whimsy of their ceramic serveware, They carry that through their entire tableware product line.  While they are a manufacturer and  their products can be found in many retail stores (including Swoozie’s), they also sell their products through their website.

These cups and wine glass are perfect examples of Mud Pie’s use of humor.  Two great puns and a statement that just sums up the busy days around holidays.  Each one makes you laugh out loud.  Find these and more holiday drinkware online at MP DRINK.


Karen’s Glass Design

Karen Perez is the artist behind Karen’s Glass Design, her shop on Esty.com.  She’s been painting glass for about 15 years.  She was inspired to begin when she saw a pitcher she loved, but couldn’t afford.  She is one of the few painted glass artists that includes coffee cups, sugar, creamer and butter dishes in addition to wine and martini glasses.

The two sets of four above are examples of Karen’s mix/match offerings.  On the left are 11 ounce hand painted fun and festive wine glasses (no two are alike),  On the right Karen mixes wine glasses and coffee cups with holly and candy canes.

The snowmen are adorable whether they’re on wine glasses or coffee mugs.  They are shown here in sets of four to show the colors available.  The wine glasses are sold in sets of two and four, but the coffee mugs are sold individually.

Ice skating is the theme for the wine glasses above.  The penguins on the left are skating, while the glasses on the right feature ice skates.  The penguin pattern is also available on coffee mugs.

Although the items above aren’t drinkware, they are the kind of hard-to-find items that can really dress up holiday party tables.  The cardinal pattern is also available for wine glasses and coffee mugs.  The Christmas lights pattern is available for both, plus martini glasses.  Besides the butter dish and wine glasses, the holly pattern is available for coffee mugs.

Karen is happy to personalize most any of her hand painted drinkware.  There is no extra charge, and orders usually ship in 1-3 business days from her Lockport, IL studio.  She also welcomes custom orders, and usually will respond to requests within 24 hours.  See these items and more of her delightful hand painted holiday drinkware on line at KGD DRINK.


Pier 1

Pier 1 has quite a large choice of holiday drinkware, particularly wine glasses.  All those above are hand painted and hold about 20 ounces.

The Mr. and Mrs. Santa glasses and the snowman goblet above hold 20 ounces.  The stemless snowman glass holds 17 ounces.  They are sold individually, and all are hand painted.


If you want humor, the stemless wine glasses in the top row above are just the thing to make your holiday guests laugh out loud.  Glasses in the middle row represent different approaches.  Modern Christmas trees are depicted on the left.  Santa’s toy shop is in the center, and on the right is the Christmas mouse.  All are hand painted.  Santa’s toy shop and the Christmas mouse are available only online.  The engraved stemless wine glasses on the bottom are from the Cathy’s Concepts collection, are sold in sets of four and only online.

The glasses in the rows are available only online.  Those in the top row are beautifully elegant, while the lower row are great fun.

If you want seasonal, but not holiday specific, the poinsettia and bow with foliage hand painted wine glasses above are just the thing.

For the beer and ale drinkers among your guests, let them have fun by choosing between Santa and the Grinch with these delightful hand painted glasses.

The top two rows above feature tumblers for those who are more inclined to mixed drinks.  The Christmas Truck Mason Jar tumbler in the top row is shown in both pictures. The picture on the right appears on two opposite sides.  The picture on the right appears opposite the handle.  The frosted reindeer pattern in the middle row is available on both tumblers and double rocks glasses.  The bottom row features two five piece decanter sets from Cathy’s Concepts collection.  In the set on the left, the decanter is engraved with “Rockin’ Around The Christmas Tree,” and the glasses are engraved with different  depictions of Christmas trees.  On the right, the decanter is etched with “Merry” and the glasses are etched with “Bright.”  Glasses are hand blown.  The decanter sets are available only online.

The Modern Tree and Modern Deer coaster sets above are ceramic and have matching appetizer plate sets.

Santa is an ever popular focus for wine bottle stoppers, as evidenced by three different depictions in the rows above.  The Village bottle stopper on the left is hand crafted, unusual and lovely.  The glass tree with bells on the right is hand crafted and the style is uncommon.

The wine charms on the left are casual and fun, while the Plaid Tidings charms on the right have a more elegant appearance, but the sayings on the charms keep them fun too.

Just in case the designs of the sweater bottle covers above weren’t already delightful enough, these also light up for even more fun.

For these and more holiday drinkware items, see Pier 1 stores or online at PC DRINK.


Pottery Barn

When you’re ready for a cuppa, Pottery Barn has you covered.  The Hip Reindeer cups with Santa’s guys doing cute, very un-reindeer like activities, Peppermint Sentiments mugs and the more sedate Plaid Alphabet mugs are all perfect for coffee, cocoa or eggnog.  Combine the alphabet mugs with a small bag of your favorite cocoa or coffee for  special gifts.   All mugs are sold separately (you’ll need eight of the Hip Reindeer mugs if you want all Santa’s guys).

If you needs run to more alcoholic accoutrements, consider the beautiful snowman cocktail shaker on the left.  It’s stainless steel with nickel plate finish (glasses are sold separately).  For your friends who love stags, the handcrafted decanter on the right is just the thing.  And Pottery Barn has an assortment of complimentary glasses, pictured with the decanter but sold separately.

If you’re having a holiday party, chances are you’ll need coasters.  The Buffalo Check coasters on the left above are beautiful with stag glasses.  The Nostalgic Santa cork coasters are perfect for Christmas parties even if you don’t have the dinnerware.  The Denver Plaid cork coasters also work red, green or plaid accent dishware.

The Snow Globe Cardinal wine stopper in the top row on the left will provide cheer beyond the holiday season.  On the left is the When Pigs Fly stopper.  Not seasonal, but who could pass up the opportunity to use the phrase?  If you’re making gifts of wine, the Santa’s Pants wine bag is perfect for those who need a white and a red.  The Plaid Mittens and Dasher wine toppers are just too cute to pass up for friends or family with a sense of humor.

For these drinkware items and more, see Pottery Barn stores or online at PB DRINK.


Christmas Tree Shops and & That! Stores

Christmas Tree Shops operates over 70 locations, including a few named “& That.”  The stores are mostly in the northeast or southeast, but their website, christmastreeshops.com, makes their offerings available to everyone.  They have a broad selection of home decor and entertaining items, at amazingly low prices.  They’re definitely worth a visit, however you do it.  In their stores, this retailer sells most everything individually.  On line most everything but serveware and decorations is sold in sets of 4.

The Christmas Scenes comes in two patterns, blue background and red background, shown in the first row above.  The white mugs in the second row come with three different sayings, “Holly Jolly” (pictured), “Jingle” and “Ho Ho Ho.”  The cute Fa La La Llamas cups are on the right.  The patterns in the third row are quite unusual.  On the left are the Dogs In The Snow mugs (sold in sets of four), and on the right the Lodge Wilderness mugs (sold in sets of two).  The cups in the bottom row are part of the  Merry Christmas Santa collection, which is one of the few that includes a pitcher.

These stores have been selling their  Holly Berry  pattern glasses for a few years.  They are available in balloon and stemless wine glasses, martini glasses (first row),  double rocks glasses (2nd row) and coolers.  The stag cooler glasses in the bottom row are also a staple.

The Santa, snowman and reindeer wine glasses above are all sold with stems and stemless, individually in stores and in sets of 4 online.

 For these drinkware items and many more, see Christmas Tree Shops and & That! Stores or online at CT DRINK.



Swoozies opened their first store in Buckhead in Atlanta, Georgia in 2001.  Half of the store features invitations & stationery and half is devoted to gifts, many of them being personalized.  The gift area of the store is theme based, changing with the seasons.  The folks at Swoozie’s are passionate about many things, including recognizing and celebrating life’s occasions.  There are now ten Swoozies stores, mostly in the Southern states, most recently in the Denver area, and swoozies.com.  They have treatments for drinkware seen nowhere else, and their sense of humor is readily apparent in all their product categories.



These are our picks for the funniest holiday glasses, cups, coasters and napkins.  The stemless wine glasses hold 15 ounces and are sold individually.  The stadium disposable cups on the left in the middle row and the frost flex cups on the right have the same sayings as the glasses above (most sayings are available in all formats offered).  The cups hold 16 ounces and are sold in sets of 10.

The light bulb coasters are made of cork and sold individually.  The whitewashed planked wood coasters are sold in sets of four.  The napkins in the bottom row are beverage size and sold in packages of 20.  They, in particular, reflect the kind of Southern humor Swoozie’s is famous for.

Find these and more Christmas drinkware items in Swoozie’s stores or online at SW DRINK.


Party City

Party City has more than plain colored cups.  The top row features a metallic gold holiday cocktail set for 16 on the left.  In the center is a plastic stemless wine glass with “Merry and Bright” imprinted (also available with a snowflake).  The glasses hold 9 ounces and are priced at $1.99.  On the right is a package of forty 9 ounce rocks glasses.  The pattern is also available in forty count packages of tumblers (10 ounces).    And they have beverage napkins beyond those that are part of dinnerware sets; these are good examples of you’ll find.  The wine bottle covers are adorable and priced at only $3.99.  Find these Christmas drinkware items and more in Party City stores or online at PC DRINK.