CHAMPAGNE FLUTES ARE THE PERFECT GIFT TO OFFER IF YOU ASK ME.
This year I decided champagne flutes are the way to go when choosing a host/hostess gift. Every year on New Year’s Eve I’m either going to party or throwing one. When I’m a guest, I always try to gift the host with something that combines beauty with practicality.
The shops display such beautiful flutes this time of the year that I can never resist adding at least one new pair to my collection. Since I don’t really need any more flutes, I’ve tried to indulge myself conservatively. Even so, over the years I’ve gathered quite an eclectic collection of glasses and I’ve come to the conclusion that mixing and matching is often more interesting than using a set.
If your looking for a hostess gift, may I suggest a pair of champagne flutes—and if you’re coming to my party here are a few suggestions There’s still time!
Designed by Alissia Melka-Teichroew, a Netherlands-based designer, these handmade champagne glasses have the look of a traditional flute inside and a traditional water glass outside. Somehow it works. Not only does it look good, but the double-walled borosilicate glass provides an insulating effect which keeps your champagne colder, longer…. and they’re dishwasher-safe. Sign me up!
KARL LAGERFELD’S BEEN BUSY PROVING HE’S NO ONE-TRICK PONY
Lagerfeld has proven once again he’s as impressive a designer outside the fashion industry as he is within it. He’s designed pens for Mont Blanc, Champagne bottles for Dom Perignon and now the Karl Lagerfeld x Glassware collection for Orrefors.
The set includes two monogrammed crystal champagne flutes, a poster with Karl’s sketch and a coaster bearing Karl Lagerfeld’s initials. This package is limited to 5000 pieces, so if you can afford 220 Euros it would make an exquisite gift…but you better hurry.
IF YOU LIKE KARL’S DESIGN, BUT NOT THE PRICE TAG –“THE EDGE” FROM CRATE & BARREL
This tall cylindrical flute is very reminiscent of the KL design above, albeit without the monogrammed coaster and glass and the fancy packaging. Then again, for $12.95 you won’t have a seizure if one of them breaks in the pandemonium of the midnight cheers either.
KATE SPADE’S “GRACE AVENUE” TOASTING FLUTES
Kate Spade dressed her silver stemmed crystal flutes up with ornate silver grosgrain bows to match. You can find them exclusively at Nordstrom’s.
STEMLESS MIMOSA FLUTES FROM CRATE & BARREL
This stem-less, architectural design with a slender column and short, stepped base sure challenges the classic flute designs.
IF COLOR IS YOUR THING…
SAGAFORM HAND-BLOWN CHAMPAGNE GLASSES
These tall champagne glasses from Sagform come packaged 2 in a set. The smooth glass cups are clear with colored bases.
THE “HIGH-RISE” FLUTES FROM DIANE VON FURSTENBERG
Available in amber or blue these flutes were inspired by the New York skyline. AND they’re dishwasher safe… always a plus.
Sold exclusively at World Market these colorful flutes seem just right for the season. They’re inspired by traditional Russian drinking glasses and are sold in a set of four — two green and two red.
AND IF YOU REALLY MUST DO PLASTIC… GO ALL THE WAY AND MAKE IT REALLY CAMPY!
LIGHTED L.E.D. CHAMPAGNE GLASS
Three high powered LEDs built into each Champagne Glass allows a variety of lighted colors to flash before your guests eyes, including: Red, Green, Blue, Green/Red, Blue/Red, Green/Blue or all 3 colors in rotation.
This item may be best when everyone is three sheets to the wind;)
Why not throw a few led ice cubes around while you’re at it?
AND OF COURSE THE ULTIMATE CHAMPAGNE GLASS COURTESY OF CEASARS IN THE POCONOS:
Let the bottle popping commence!