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Best Glassware For The Party Season

Toast the season with our edit of the best barware for the best Christmas parties. Cheers!

The tree is twinkling, the fire is crackling and Carols From King’s is playing merrily in the background. And the final cherry on the cake is the tray of gleaming glasses awaiting your guests, ready to be filled festive fizz, as the doorbell begins to ring non-stop. We round up our favourite glassware and drinks accoutrements to ensure that you’ll be the host with the most this season. Cin-cin to the best Christmas yet.

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Gatsby Marble Drinks Trolley, £299, Atkin & Thyme

First thing first: a drinks trolley is essential and the understated Art Deco stylings of this beauty make it an instant classic.

Roebling Cut Crystal Decanter, £135, Soho Home

Chunky, satisfyingly heavy yet pretty, the Roebling cut-crystal decanter is both inspired by the Brooklyn Bridge’s architect and the ideal thing for your warming winter brandy.

Cocktail Glass, £180, William Yeoward

Now that you’ve seen these stupendously pretty crystal glasses, you can’t possibly sip your mulled wine cocktail from anything else this Christmas.

Jewel Wine Glasses by Nina Campbell, Set of 6, £156, The Wedding

These jewel-coloured glasses are the perfect way to bring an instantly magical Christmas touch to the table.

Riedel Crystal Glass High Balls, Set of 2, £25, John Lewis

Riedel remains the reigning king of glassware. We are lifelong fans of its instantly recognizable, perfectly paper-thin glass. Just glorious.

Sherry Glass, £10.50, David Mellor

We may have been known to spend hours contentedly perusing David Mellor’s exemplary flagship store. Our extensive research trips confirm that these sherry glasses are a Christmas must-have.

W1 Coupe Glass, Zalto, Set of 6, £130, Amara

Swerve schoolboy errors and don’t forget the water this Christmas. These glasses are simple and pretty and will go with any festive table setting you have in mind.

Pewter Whiskey Glass, £22, Closet & Botts

Any master of the malt will appreciate sipping whisky on-the-rocks from this gratifyingly weighty pewter-based glass.

Lyngby Glass, £55, Borough Kitchen

This mouth-blown crystal glass is so very pretty. Fill it with eucalyptus and berries for the perfect centrepiece.

Mosaique Pitcher in Blue or Clear, £330, Baccarat

Baccarat is renowned for its crystal and this blue or clear pitcher is an heirloom in-the-making.

Hobnail Pitcher in Emerald, £85, Pentreath & Hall

We spotted this emerald green bobble jug a few months ago in store and it is currently topping our Christmas wish list.

Eichholtz Rocabar Wine Cooler, £165, Houseology

This cut-glass wine cooler will look fantastic sitting pretty atop your drinks trolley – complete with an inviting lolling bottle of bubbly, of course.