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Holidays are a festive time, and we all look forward to holiday movies, winter activities, and of course, tasty drinks and treats. Starbucks has also been a key part of the holidays for years now, as fans wait for their fall Pumpkin Spice Lattes and the myriad of holiday drinks every year.
But for hardcore fans, a big part of the allure of the Starbucks holiday menu is the chain’s holiday cups. The company releases new designs of both reusable and paper cups each year, and while the paper cups often skew more traditional, with the usual holiday themes like snowflakes, Christmas lights, and candy canes in shades of red, green, and white, the reusables are a lot flashier.
Last year, the reusable cups were bejeweled with a diamond-like texture, leading many fans to declare them the best holiday cups thus far. This year, the popular coffee chain has decided to up the ante with even sparklier designs.
The Starbucks 2022 holiday collection is also twice as large as last year’s, and the 25 pieces range from gold, chrome, pink, and even some color changing options. Here are our favorite standouts from the line, which is landing at Starbucks locations soon.
Bling Cold Cups and Bling Ornaments
These cups are similar to last year’s options, but the 2022 cups also feature a cute matching ornament that’ll look perfect on your tree.
Jeweled Cold Cups
Perfect for your cold brew or iced coffee, these bejeweled cups are likely to be a fan-favorite.
Light Pink Lace Cup
Available exclusively at Starbucks licensed stores, this pink lace cup is a sweet addition to the holiday line.
Gradient Candy Water Bottle
Designed to be reminiscent of holiday candy, this red and pink bottle will keep you festive and hydrated during the holidays.
Color Changing Hot Cup Set
While these cups look more traditional than the other 2022 offerings, the color-changing feature will turn drinking your morning hot coffee into an even more exciting experience.
Other interesting releases include a rainbow ombre tumbler, an enchanted forest themed cup, and a tumbler featuring a poinsettia design.
Starbucks is also offering a special Christmas- and holiday-themed coffee blend for the season. The Christmas Blend features a dark roast blend of Aged Sumatra, Guatemala, Colombia and Papua New Guinea with notes of baking spices and a chocolate finish, while the Holiday Blend is a balanced and sweet blend of Latin American beans with Sumatran coffee. The bright and sweet blend was “specially roasted to highlight the complexity of flavors,” according to the brand.
If paper cups are more your speed, years past have shown that the coffee chain tends to release those in early November, and they’ll be available throughout the holiday season.