What Starbucks Christmas red cups have looked like over the last 20 years
Just FYI, the Starbucks Christmas cups are already out. If you pop into a Starbucks and buy a coffee (or a tea, or a gingerbread latte, or whatever else you fancy drinking), you’ll be handed a cup decorated with illustrated gifts and a very sweet tribute to same-sex marriage.
This is a big deal.
The Starbucks cup is shrouded in secrecy before it’s launch (even if it does get leaked early), and there’s a tonne of pressure to get it right.
If they’re not festive enough, Starbucks will be told they’re destroying Christmas. If they get it right, the cups will flood our Instagram feeds from November to Christmas day.
But as important as the Starbucks red cup is, do you actually remember what last year’s one looked like? Or the one before that? Or the first ever Starbucks Christmas cup?
Probably not. Once it leaves our nearest Starbucks we tend to forget all about it.
So here’s a reminder. These are all the Starbucks festive cups from the last 20 years, starting from 1997 and going all the way up to 2017.
And here they are in order
We’ll be honest, we had zero memory of any of these. We vaguely remember 2015’s subtle ombre, but the snowman one is so distant in our memories that we can’t quite grasp it.
Anyway – do you have a favourite? Or are you anti-Starbucks cups in general (fair enough, reusable cups are a much more environmentally-friendly choice)?
Let us know in the comments if you fancy.