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starbucks holiday cold cups 2023
starbucks holiday cold cups 2023
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It’s Time To Deck The Halls With These Starbucks Holiday Cold Cups

It’s officially the holiday season! Temperatures are dropping, winter wardrobes are returning, and Mariah Carey is defrosting. But if you’re like me, you’ve already begun playing Christmas music and are ready to soak in every bit of joy and magic this season brings. Either way, it’s time to start romanticizing the holidays and decorating your dorm, and I can think of no better way than to do so with a festive beverage. Starbucks has released its annual holiday cup lineup and menu in stores now including newly designed Starbucks Holiday Cold Cups. For Starbucks fans, this is our Super Bowl. This year’s theme is “Shared Joy” and for Starbucks creative director, Kristy Cameron, she hopes that the designs will bring everyone together. 

“It’s our shared human experience and togetherness that makes the season special,” said Cameron, in the company’s holiday cups news release. “My hope is that our customers feel that excitement and joy when they see the cups and want to share it with family and friends.” 

The lineup this year features four of their classic hot beverage green and red cups, with a pop of magenta, as well as a cold cup design and a few tumblers. As someone who will drink a cold beverage regardless of the temperature, I’m excited to see the cold cup design this year and can’t wait to get my hands on one. 

The holiday cold cup design this year is playful with snowy white, frosted baubles and sparkles. It’s the perfect cup to enjoy a cold brew or try out one of Starbucks’ new holiday beverages, like the Iced Gingerbread Oatmilk Chai.

Starbucks Iridescent Winter White Cold Cups

For college students on the go, the Starbucks holiday tumblers are a definite must and the perfect pair for all your favorite holiday coffees and creamers. A personal favorite of mine from this year’s designs is the Iridescent Winter White Cold Cups. The reflective prism tumbler is reminiscent of a winter wonderland and comes in two sizes, 24 ounces ($25) and 16 ounces ($20). You can also purchase the design as an ornament, which would look so cute on a small tree in your college dorm or apartment. 

Following their annual Red Cup design, this year, Starbucks released a Poinsettia Red Prism Cold Cup. Like the Winter White Cold Cup, the Poinsettia Red Prism Cold Cup is available as both a 24-ounce ($25) and 16-ounce ($20) tumbler, as well as an ornament.

Starbucks Poinsettia Red Prism Cold Cup

Now, picture it. Holiday shopping with Christmas music playing, holiday decorations on display, holiday deals, and of course, the amazing pajama sets, all with a festive beverage in hand. It’s holiday perfection, and the Starbucks holiday Ribbon Tumblers are the perfect companion. The 16-ounce tumbler ($17) comes in three colors: lime green, bubblegum pink, and icicle blue, and is bound to add to the festive cheer as you begin your holiday shopping.

In addition to this year’s holiday cold cup designs, Starbucks is bringing back its Red Cup Day. Red Cup Day is a staple of the Starbucks holiday season and though the official date hasn’t been announced yet, customers can expect to see the red cups in stores soon. The initiative gifts Starbucks customers a free collectible red cup with their purchase of a holiday. While the design of this year’s red cup is also yet to be seen, there’s a holiday reusable red cold cup now available. Starbucks’ 24-ounce reusable Glitter Red Cold Cup ($5) features a candy cane sipping straw and is perfect for fans waiting for the official red cup design.

Although Christmas Day may be a few more weeks away, the holiday season is certainly beginning. With these festive designs, Starbucks is bringing the magic to you all season long. So be sure to grab a holiday cup and fill it with a holiday-exclusive drink and let’s be real, as we get through midterms and gear up for finals season, the added Christmas cheer is needed. 

Kaitlynne Rainne is a HER Campus National Writer on the Life and Career team and she writes about advice, life experiences and profiles. Born and raised in Belize, Kaitlynne grew up surrounded by culture and stories. They fueled a creative passion for storytelling that led her to Savannah, Georgia, where she completed her BFA in Fashion Design at SCAD. She is currently completing her MFA in Writing at SCAD with a focus on creative nonfiction, freelance writing and fiction. Outside of HER Campus, Kaitlynne also works as Editor-in-Chief at her school’s college newspaper, District. Her work has also been published in Port City Review and Square 95. In her free time, you can find Kaitlynne taking walks throughout Savannah, making oddly specific playlists on Spotify, sipping a vanilla chai, writing her novel, or spending time with her friends.