Inside the 2021 Starbucks red holiday cup designs

Inside the 2021 Starbucks red holiday cup designs

A cup full of cheer

With shimmering ribbons, a splash of color and a sprinkle of stars – Starbucks holiday cups, in four different design variations, are wrapped up like gifts for the holidays. This year's theme features festive colors of red, green and white with playful touches of lilac. And every cup has a gift tag on the back, perfect for sharing a cheerful greeting with a friend or loved one.

‘Starbucks red cups are a portal to holiday joy,’ said Suzie Reecer, Starbucks associate creative director. ‘Any time you're holding the cup, we hope that it's just filling you with the excitement of the season and reconnecting with friends and family.’

A cup full of cheer

Wrapping Paper

A perfectly wrapped gift was the inspiration for this design, featuring a colorful geometric pattern with sparkles and glitter grain in the season’s signature shades.

Wrapping Paper cup


This design evokes a familiar scene from the season, with pieces of ribbon in white and glittery lilac playfully dancing against a red field of sparkles. “The ribbon cup design is inspired by that moment when you have just finished wrapping up gifts for your friends and family and look down at the floor to see ribbons all over the place,” Reecer said.

Ribbon cup

Holiday Light

Like the stars on a clear winter’s night, sparkling holiday lights peek out amid a swirl of ribbons and a jumble of bold, graphic letters that spell out “Starbucks.”

Holiday Light cup

Candy Cane

Here’s a design that looks as delicious as a Peppermint Mocha, with the Starbucks wordmark and candy stripes of green, white and lilac.

Candy Cane cup

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