Sales of this bar cart essential have soared this year - do you have a set ready for Christmas?

Toast in the New Year with some stylish new glassware

'Tis the season to stock up the bar cart and bulk-buy bubbly. However, is your glassware up to scratch? It's time to put the flutes away as Champagne saucers have become the must-have celebration glass this year.

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Heals revealed that the vintage piece of glassware has seen a resurgence in our homes over the last year. Sales of Champagne saucers have grown by 120 per cent in 2020 alone.

Sabina Miller, Head Buyer at Heal's puts the rise in the vintage glassware down to households looking to add a little luxury to their homes during this tough year.

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'After spending so much time at home this year, we've noticed how customers have put a lot more care and attention into creating spaces that are comforting, timeless and a true reflection of their personality,' she explains.

'An excuse to get dressed up for drinks over Zoom and time spent curating Instagram-worthy table settings (opens in new tab) have led to increased sales in design-led dinnerware.'

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Not only will champagne saucers look striking on your dinner table, but they also make the perfect multi-tasking addition to your bar cart. Champagne saucers, also known as coupes, aren't limited to bubbly, but make elegant cocktail glasses too.

Champagne saucers

Champagne saucers are worth splashing out on as a centrepiece to your festivities. Our current favourites are the ripple smoked grey champagne saucer set from Ferm Living, available on the Heals website.

The saucers are robust and dishwasher safe. However, still look delicate, thanks to their art deco design. A set of two costs £35. However, if you are looking for a more affordable alternative you can pick up a set of champagne coupes for £2 a glass at IKEA (opens in new tab).

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Buy now: Ripple Smoked Grey Champagne Saucers, £35, Heals (opens in new tab)

Whatever set you choose, this style of champagne glass will always ooze elegance. It was the drinking vessel of choice for 20s flappers, regularly gracing the hands of Marilyn Monroe and Sophia Loren, even used by Marie Antoinette.

However, there is one downside to a saucer or coupe. Unlike a champagne flute, the bubbles can disappear very quickly. To avoid sipping flat champagne or prosecco the experts at Liquor.com (opens in new tab) recommend drinking bubbles from a coupe like a shot. Their advice, not ours.

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Make sure your glassware is up to date for a very merry Christmas this year.

Rebecca Knight
Rebecca Knight

Rebecca Knight has been the Deputy Editor on the Ideal Home Website since 2022. She graduated with a Masters degree in magazine journalism from City, University of London in 2018, before starting her journalism career as a staff writer on women's weekly magazines. She fell into the world of homes and interiors after joining the Ideal Home website team in 2019 as a Digital Writer. In 2020 she moved into position of Homes News Editor working across Homes & Gardens, LivingEtc, Real Homes, Gardeningetc and Ideal Home covering everything from the latest viral cleaning hack to the next big interior trend.