Fresh flowers in the home have a multitude of benefits. They are proven to reduce stress, pain, and anxiety. They are also said to increase creativity, perhaps because of their bright colors. Taking pride in your home will make you feel more content and ready for any visitors. In addition, receiving flowers is a lovely gesture, and, if you have somebody in your life who surprises you with a bouquet on a regular basis, you will need to be prepared with a vase.
You can also buy fake flowers to create a permanent piece of color in your home. To match your flowers, you may want an equally colorful vase. There are various vases available, and choosing the best one might seem like a big hassle. To help you pick the right one, we have created a list of the best glass vases in 2021.
Now that you’ve checked out all our recommendations, you may want to do some additional research and understand why we chose these vases in the first place.
In our buying guide, you’ll find many tips on things to consider before making your purchase and other handy information.
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Things to consider when buying a glass vase
You should consider many things when buying a glass vase, including purpose, style, and size.
When buying a glass vase, you should consider the purpose for which you are buying it. For example, you may like the look of small and slim vases, but they won’t hold a large bouquet. Similarly, you may want to use a glass vase for multiple uses like a candle holder or terrariums, but this is not feasible with a narrowly topped vase. Think of what you want to use the vase for and try to be realistic about the style of vase you want to buy.
There are many styles of vases available. We have listed some of the most popular ones below.
Mason jar vases look like large jars with a narrow ribbed lip and a wide body. They taper in slightly towards the top but are generally quite wide for the most part. These are great for small wildflower arrangements.
As the name suggests, milk bottle vases look like milk bottles with a long neck and a ribbed lip. The opening of a milk bottle vase is larger than an actual milk bottle, allowing you to fit several flowers inside. This kind of vase is best suited to flowers with a lot of foliage, as the long neck showcases the greenery.
The rustic vase has a wide bottom that is like a bulb in shape. It tapers in at the neck and has a wide opening almost as wide as the bottom. As a result, this design is well-balanced and won’t easily topple over. For this reason, it is well suited to holding top-heavy flowers such as hydrangea blooms and roses.
The cylinder vase has a symmetrical, round shape from top to bottom. This style of vases looks like a large drinking glass, often with clear, minimalist designs. They are perfect for flowers with long stems like orchids.
Bouquet vases can often hold a large bouquet. They have a narrow base at the bottom, bends outwards, then taper inwards and slightly outwards again at the opening. So the vase doesn’t overshadow your bouquet, it is best to keep the stems long.
Square/cube vases have a symmetrical shape from base to lip. The opening can be wide open as if a side of the cube is missing or have a hole in the top with a lip around the edge. These vases look great as small table centerpieces.
Bud vases come in various shapes, but they are all very small. Bud vases often come in sets and are made to hold single flowers - a popular choice is a single rose.
Bowl vases are also known as fishbowl bases, are symmetrical from ground to lip. They are a bowl shape that looks good on tables and within an entertainment center. Flowers in this kind of bowl often last longer than long and slim ones - a great money saver in the long run.
Pedestal vases have a thin body and a wide lip. It looks a lot like a giant prawn cocktail glass but with an opening slightly smaller than the widest part of the bowl section. Pedestal vases work with plenty of overhanging foliage and short-stemmed bulbous flowers.
The size of your vase should be half or slightly over half the length of the stems of the flowers you use. For instance, if you want to use flowers with a 30-inch stem, you need a vase that is 15-18 inches high max. The size of the vase you choose depends on what floral arrangements you prefer. You might like to buy several vases of various sizes.
Even if you are buying a vase from a store, it is important to check the customer reviews of the item online. This will tell you about the vases, how easy it is to clean, and whether it is true to size. When searching for a vase online, it is good to search by the highest customer review rating.
After making your own purchase, we recommend leaving your own feedback. This will help other buyers make a more informed decision further down the line.
Glass vase price range
Glass vases can range in price from as little as $7 and as much as $1000. Many vases at the higher end of the price range are collectible or antique.
How we choose our glass vases
We choose our glass vases based on the quality and durability of a vase, as well as customer reviews and style. Rest assured, we only recommend vases that we would use in our own homes. After all, we only want our readers to invest in quality.
The Slymeay Phoenix Tail Flower Vase is available in small measures 8 x 4 inches and large measures 10 x 5 inches. This elegant-looking vase is made with durable, thickened glass. It catches the light beautifully to add a subtle sparkle to your home. The phoenix-shaped tail opening of the vase not only looks stylish and beautiful but makes it easy to clean. This medium-shaped vase is the perfect size for a medium-sized bouquet. If you are used to buying large bouquets, you may find that buying a medium-sized bouquet offers you the same pleasure for half the price.
Thick and sturdy glass
Catches the light beautifully
This product is not long enough for long-stemmed flowers but is perfect for short-stemmed flowers.
The Royal Imports Flower Glass Vase measures 5 x 5 x 8 inches. It is perfect for a minimalist style or if you want a vase that doesn’t distract from the beauty of the flowers. This cylinder vase is made from durable glass with a weighted base to ensure consistent sturdiness. Not only can you use this simple vase to hold real flowers and fake flowers, but you could also use it as a small fish tank or as a table centerpiece and candle holder. Whatever you decide to use it for, the shape of this vase ensures you will be able to remove everything with ease and clean everything easily.
Crystal clear glass for better viewing – great if you want to use it for more than floral arrangements
Weighted base for stability
Classic minimalist design
This product is not always true to size and can be both slightly larger and smaller than advertised.
The Eastland Glass Cylinder Set comes with three vases of varying sizes. They measure 3.25 x 7.5 inches, 3.25 x 9 inches, and 3.25 x 10 inches. These stylish vases work well with individual roses. You may even like to get a different colored rose for every vase.
The varying heights of these products make for an exciting centerpiece when placed together. Alternatively, if you own a restaurant, you could use each vase individually, per table. This cylinder vase set can also be used with candles. The possibilities are endless.
Three vases in one set
Looks great with singular roses or candles
The vases get narrow at the bottom, so you may need to use thinner candles than you usual.
The WGV Clear Cylinder Vase comes in 14 different heights and 2 different widths. With a size ranging from 3 inches to 28 inches and a width of either 3 or 4 inches, you are bound to find a vase that is perfect for your home. You can buy this simplistic vase as a singular item or in packs of 6, 12, or 18. The large bundle pack is perfect if you are a restaurant looking for an arranged flower centerpiece. It is also an ideal purchase for a wedding on a budget. With such a well-made and minimalist design, no one will know that you decorated your wedding tables at such an affordable price.
Available in various sizes
Available as a singular item or in sets
Durable hand-blown glass
As the glass is hand-blown for this product, it can cause slight size inconsistencies.
The Art and Artifact Petite Glass Bud Vase Set consists of 5 vases available in clear or jewel tones. Each vase is a different shape but generally measures around 2.75 x 2.75 x 3.75 inches. These cute vases are perfect for an arrangement of singular flowers. These mini vases are beautiful enough to use as ornaments with or without flowers with etched decorative glass. These vases make a gorgeous gift for a friend or loved one who appreciates color in their home.
Marquis By Waterford is a company that is renowned for its flawless and high-quality glasswork. You will not find a single air bubble or rough edge in their Sparkle vase! This product lives up to its name and catches the light so beautifully; you could mistake it for a jewel. It measures 5.5 x 5.5 x 9 inches – enough for a large bouquet. This vase is so well made, it is dishwasher safe – perfect for house-proud busy people. You can buy this vase singularly or as a set of 2, 3, or 4.
Well known manufacturer
Good quality and durable
Easy to clean – dishwasher safe
It does not sparkle as much as crystal but is still a lovely cut and pattern.
The Ins Modern Glass Vase is available in four colors: crystal amber, crystal gray, irised clear, and neon clear. The two “clear” vases have a two-tone sheen reminiscent of pearl and shining seashells. These fabulous vases are hand-blown and highly durable. They are heavier on the bottom to ensure stability so that you can place them in a variety of places around the home or in the office. This vase is 4 inches in bottom diameter, 2.5 inches in top diameter, and 8.7 inches in height. That’s enough space for a beautiful medium-sized bouquet.
Various subtle colors are available
Hand-blown durable glass
Metallic and modern look
If you opt for crystal amber or crystal gray, the vase is less transparent than the photographs imply.
Glass Vase FAQ
Q: What are good flowers to buy for your partner?
A: Some good flowers to buy for your partner are tulips. Red tulips represent love, and white tulips represent forgiveness. Red roses and lilacs also represent love. Orchids represent wealth and prosperity and make up a great bouquet for a loved one going for a job interview or promotion.
Q: What types of materials are used to make vases?
A: Vases are made from various materials, including glass, crystal, metal, and wood. However, you can technically call anything that holds your flowers a vase.
Q: What is the best vase for roses?
A: Tall cylinder glass vases are best for roses because they are great for flowers with long stems.
Q: Why are my tulips starting to droop?
A: Unlike most other flowers, after cutting, tulips can continue to grow for up to two inches. Unfortunately, this will cause your tulips to droop, even if they are not dying yet.
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