Sterling Silver Necklaces That Don't Tarnish
Finding a present for your mum that has practically everything is always a challenge, especially when everything that makes them happy comes at a hefty price. So adding a personal touch to their favourite glass of fizz is not just a satisfying present, but it gives you the perfect excuse to pop open that prosecco and celebrate everything your mother does in style.
Here are the hot products for her this year:
We list 5 things you should look for when buying glassware as a gift for others or yourself, that creates the full bodied drinking experience.
1 - Material
The best glassware for drinking is "crystal" glass, which refers to "lead glass". This type of glass is renowned for it's durability and decorative presence, even if it does not necessarily possess a crystalline structure. The Italian term "cristallo" was used to refer to Murano glass imitations, hence the name crystal used today.
2 - Weight
The weight of a glass depends on it's purpose, with wine, gin, prosseco and certain beer glasses lightweight and glasses such as a whiskey glass heavy (due to the thick base). The lead content within crystal is an important factor, as this makes it naturally heavier due to it's compact density meaning the overall result is a more solid feel.
3 - Thickness
Crystal glassware allows the glass to be thinner as the lead lowers the working temperature of the glass when it's being tempered, which is why they are more decorated and expensive. The Glass can be tempered for longer to sculpt a more detailed and exact shape of glass desired.
4 - Shape
Any wine connoisseur will know there is 280 different shaped wine glasses, dependent upon the type and region of wine. This is to enhance the flavours dependent upon the structure and body of the wine - it sounds like BS but believe us it's true. Whether anyone could tell the difference between all 280 shapes is another debate. This applies to all drinks though so getting the right shaped glass for the soft drink or spirit makes all the difference.
5 - Clarity
Crystal is known for its clarity, which is why we stock these if the type of glass allows us too. Wine drinkers especially love crystal as the wine gleams within the glass, allowing for an easier appreciation of the color and viscosity of the liquid. In gereral, the greater the clarity means the higher the lead content.
Family and friends can often be hard to buy for at Christmas, they've either got everything or want nothing.
Personalising a glass of their favourite tipple not only has a everyday use (if your an alcoholic), but has a classy lasting message from yourself on a personal level. It doesn't just have to be a line of text, you can use one of the professional templates created by us or even upload an image and we'll engrave this for you.
What makes our glasses special?
- We use UK manufactured premium glassware, typically crystal where possible as this feels and gleams like a glass should when drinking from it.
- We use the latest technology to engrave glassware so the outcome is to the highest possible standard.
- All of our products come in a custom sized gift box so that it doesn't get damaged but also so you can give this as a gift without having to source a gift box as well.
- We offer bulk discount if required (get in touch if so).