9 Glass Pitchers + Carafes You Need This Summer (And How To Fill Them)

Every hostess has her own hacks for getting into entertainment-mode in a pinch. Our favorite object for instant and functional style is a gorgeous glass pitcher or carafe. Whether you fill yours with sangria or iced tea, a full pitcher provides a sense of shared abundance that puts guests (and hostesses) at ease.

We’ve gathered our favorite carafes for summer. They’re chic, modern, and most importantly useful. Pick a couple of faves and put them to good use all season long…


Moma Rainbow Pitcher | The simple shape of this pitcher makes it a classic; the special surprise at the bottom makes it special. We cant get over the gorgeous rainbow glass at the base that makes even a pitcher of sparkling water feel stylish.  CHECK OUT

Design House Fia Carafe | This is the kind of pitcher you pull out to impress — whether for your parents, out of town guests, or a design-savvy dating prospect. We love it filled with hydrating coconut water or a simple herbal infusion, rather than other more colorful liquids, so we don’t distract from the stunning design. Still, we wouldn’t be mad at a pre-mixed mimosa poured from this gorgeous pitcher. CHECK OUT

Hawkins New York Recycled Glass Pitcher | Made from recycled glass, this eco-chic pitcher is what summer dreams are made of. Set it out at brunch or dinner filled with fresh juice or a simple, big-batch cocktail or mocktail. CHECK OUT


Family Belongings Hulu Double Wall Wine Carafe | There’s something extra special about serving wine in something other than its own bottle — like when we abandon our usual uniform of leggings and actually get dressed up for a night out. The double-walled tempered glass keeps your vino at the temperature it’s supposed to be.  CHECK OUT

OXO Good Grips Double-Wall Glass Server | This pitcher is perfect for making coffee or tea for a crowd — a match made in heaven for hosting brunch. Simply make a batch of cold brew or – if you’re feeling really fancy – grab the pour-over attachment here. The double walled, heat-resistant glass and natural cork lid work together to keep your bev hot or cold. CHECK OUT

Black+Blum Eau Carafe charcoal filter bottle | A binchotan active charcoal filter turns any water into the pure, delicious drinking kind of water. We love how it looks in this hand-blown glass, which is the perfect size to fit snugly into a refrigerator door. CHECK OUT


CB2 Trap Pitcher | The ultra-durable glass that makes up this sleek, modern pitcher can handle a little heaviness. That makes it perfect for a batch of ice-filled tea cocktails for a crowd. Plus, the price is right at just $15! CHECK OUT

Hiware Glass Pitcher with Lid and Spout | The mesh filter at the top of this pitcher has a French press effect, which means we can fill the base with lose leaf tea, herbs for infusions or fruits for sangria without any of it actually entering our drinking cup.  CHECK OUT

KIKKI.K Carafe & Glass Set | Can you even with this cuteness? While this pitcher works perfectly well for a crowd, we love it as a personal reminder to drink lots of water.The matching cup on top makes us want to take a sip immediately. Stick it on your desk while working or keep it bedside. CHECK OUT

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