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Happy Hour

Serve your next drinks with a shot of wry humor. Offering a play on how optimists and pessimists view the same glass—half full or half empty—these handsome, double old fashioned glasses mark that dividing line. Hand-painted platinum rims ensure every sip has a silver lining... regardless of the drinker's outlook. Comes in a set of two glasses, perfect for giving or as a new addition to your home bar. Glasses made in New Jersey. Decorated in Pennsylvania.

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22167
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glass, platinum
Measurements
4" H x 3.25" dia., 14 oz. capacity
Notes
Care: Hand wash only

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OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2
 
4.7

(based on 39 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (29)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (10)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (37)
  • Durable (26)
  • Easy to use (21)
  • Easy to clean (18)
  • Ergonomic (8)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (29)
  • Home bar (29)
  • Restaurant bar (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Practical (19), Stylish (11), Budget shopper (5), Frequent entertainer (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (38)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other (22), Husband (12), Father (4)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (13), Birthday (10), Father’s day (6), Other (6)

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5.0

The person I gave to really liked it

By 

from Charleston, SC

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable
  • Easy To Clean
  • Easy to Use

Cons

  • Can Not Think Of Any Cons

Best Uses

  • Home Bar

Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

It made a nice gift for an older gentleman

  • Was this a gift?:
  • Yes
  • Who was the recipient of this product?:
  • Other
  • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
  • Birthday

Comment on this review

 
5.0

Fun drinks

By 

from Carmel, IN

About Me Practical

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Easy to Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gifts
    • Home Bar

    Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

    This was a gift for my sisters 40th and the phrase fit appropriately for what she has going on in her life

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Birthday

    Comment on this review

     
    4.0

    This glass is half full

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    from Gilberts , il

    About Me Practical

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean
    • Easy to Use
    • Funny

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Home Bar

      Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

      I have this to my father in law for Father's Day he uses it for his drinks but it's funy I like how it's not just a boring glass but it's not overdone or anything

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Father
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Father’s Day

      Comment on this review

       
      5.0

      Great gift!

      By 

      from Midwest

      About Me Stylish

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable
      • Easy To Clean
      • Easy to Use

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

        Great gift!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Other
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Christmas or Hanukkah

        Comment on this review

         
        5.0

        Great Product. She loved her gift!

        By 

        from Houston, Texas

        About Me Practical

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Bar

          Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

          She was delighted by my gift. Very good quality and design.

          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
          • Who was the recipient of this product?:
          • Other
          • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
          • Birthday

          Comment on this review

           
          5.0

          Unique, Clever, and Well-Crafted

          By 

          from New Mexico

          About Me Bargain Hunter

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy to Use

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Gifts
            • Home Bar

            Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

            We bought these as business gifts. We were so pleased to see them in person. They are bigger than expected - a great size for any beverage, not just alcohol - and they seem to be very well-made, with a note from the family business that made them. This is a great gift because it combines humor with functionality. And the price is so very reasonable. Highly recommended! I think I'll be giving these for Christmas, too!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Other
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Other

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            5.0

            Perfect glasses for a fun gift

            By 

            from New York, NY

            About Me Stylish

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • Durable
            • Easy To Clean
            • Easy to Use
            • Ergonomic

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Catering
              • Commercial Bar
              • Gifts
              • Home Bar
              • Restaurant Bar

              Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

              These glasses were a perfect gift for a friend that will surely enjoy the humorous message. Uncommon Goods sent the glasses with extraordinary packaging - probably one of the best packaging I received for glassware. I would definitely recommend this product and any other product Uncommon Good has to offer.

              • Was this a gift?:
              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Birthday

              Comment on this review

               
              5.0

              Smashing great gift(but don't smash 'em

              By 

              from Ontario Canada

              About Me Frequent Entertainer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable
              • Easy To Clean
              • Easy to Use
              • Ergonomic

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Gifts
                • Home Bar

                Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                Bought these for my father-in-law, each of my 4 boys and my husband. They were a smash (but didn't go SMASH!), with all of them. Other men in my life are jealous and would like to own some too!

                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Father’s Day

                Comment on this review

                 
                4.0

                Wonderful Graduation Gift

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                from Elkton, MD

                About Me Stylish

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                  Cons

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                      Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                      Glasses were beautifully boxed for gift giving. The quality of the glasses was excellent. I was a little surprised at the size of the glasses, they are very generously sized, if you are an optimist you had better be having your drink "on the rocks."

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Other
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Other

                      Comment on this review

                       
                      5.0

                      perfect gift for perfect occasion

                      By 

                      from Boston

                      About Me Practical

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Clean

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about OPTIMIST/PESSIMIST GLASSES - SET OF 2:

                      My wife always speaks to the glass half full vs. half empty....she loves these glasses as they speak to her belief thet we all need to be Optimistic!!!!
                      One picture says 1000 words....

                      • Was this a gift?:
                      • Yes
                      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                      • Wife
                      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                      • Anniversary

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                      Q and A

                      When our community voted on this product, some also shared comments - read them below:

                      618votes, 133 comments

                      Marisa

                      This clever drink set would make cocktail hour quadruply fun. Optimists and pessimists can both drink to that, right?

                      Sue
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Pretty clever!

                      Cassie, UncommonGoods Community Moderator

                      Thanks, Sue! Which version of the design do you like best? (A, B, or C?)

                      Adriana
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design C the most.

                      Jennifer
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design C the most too.

                      Jodie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A.

                      Aimee Dars

                      I like A best, then C. Don't like B.

                      April
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      Jessica

                      I prefer A.

                      Alyson
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I Like option C the best!

                      Amanda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design C the best.

                      Deanna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer Design A :)

                      Tobi
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A :)

                      nancy

                      C, I don't like the up/down arrows on A. I think we're smart enough to figure it out without them!

                      Pamela
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      no

                      Amy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like 1

                      sabrina
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      This would look great in my hand with a little Bailey's and almond milk! :D

                      Eve
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Not humorous.

                      Whitney
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I love them all, they are so awesome. I suppose I prefer A or B though. tge little arrows are a cute touch however, the word spacing on B is so quirky and fun.

                      dawn
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      cute idea, I like C the best No right, wrong, up, or down, just keep the drink swirling around. A nice touch.

                      Tracy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Love this in Design A!

                      DOLORES

                      Wow, This awesome. Very nice.

                      Monica
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Really? Why. Not that cute

                      Melanie

                      Design A is most appealing. Cool idea and very in keeping with other products offered by Uncommongoods.

                      ARLENE
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LIKE 'A' BEST OF ALL

                      Kim
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Lame and obvious.

                      Tara
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Kitty
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I'll take a drink in that!!!

                      Roxane
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      a

                      nicole
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I'd like A or C!

                      Casey
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer A or C. B is strange..

                      Beth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A is my favorite.

                      Jen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer C

                      Danna
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like the C option best

                      Sheila
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      b

                      Ali
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like the "A" option, but I don't really like the other ones.

                      veronica
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Design C

                      Julia
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I have no interest in these cocktail glasses. They are just plain looking.

                      amanda
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      i like design a and c, but b just seems off

                      Doreen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like C.

                      Teresa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      Natalie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer A.

                      Gail
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Boring

                      Christine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I have a close friend whom we all call 'the glass half empty lady', this would suit her perfectly

                      Dana
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Their Ok, but I thought that a lot of drinkers start out as an optimist, but as the night goes on the pessimist begins to take over .

                      patricia
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      nice to know what to put into the glasses

                      Amy
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I like the glass itself, but the optimist/pessimist thing is just kind of unimaginative...

                      Lynn
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      B !

                      Holly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      design (c) is the best

                      DonnaMarie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Cute Idea - I like A best

                      Karen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A for the larger typeface, but don't like the arrows on any of them. The Opti/Pessi split on B is jarring, don't like that.

                      Brooke
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C is my fav.

                      Kathleen
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I get what they are going for, but it misses the mark.

                      Kelly
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      DG
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      JL
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A, C, B

                      bill
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Design A!

                      JL
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Oh! Didn't even see the arrows on A. I like the font size on A but the clean design on C.

                      Jill
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      Linda
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Have seen these

                      Paige
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very clever - a great gift.

                      Ginger
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      It's silly.

                      Cindy
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      just don't have room for cutsie dishes

                      Nadine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      Emerson
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      a

                      bobbie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      im not a drinker so i would not buy or use them

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A the best, but not B. C is ok.

                      Jennifer
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer option C

                      Megan
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A, then C. Not B--doesn't make as much sense.

                      Lily
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Doesn't catch my attention enough to want to buy.

                      Nannette
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Don't understand the 3 takes on it, but they are cute. I think I would stick to one design and do it in different colors.

                      Christine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Pessimist should be on top and optimist on the bottom, which is not one of the choices. A

                      Ester
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design "B" best.

                      Kevin
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      LOVE these and would purchase immediately

                      Julie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer design C

                      Jill
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      glass a is my choice

                      Lorena
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      "C"

                      BJ
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer A. Don't like B and C is OK.

                      Dusty
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I vote for A!

                      Rebecca
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Like B only

                      Lauren
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Bobbie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      JoJo
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      glass A

                      Alison
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like option C

                      Emily
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A the best.

                      Elinore
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like both A and C, but A is just a bit better.

                      Betty
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Not that unique

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design A best

                      Barbara
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Toni
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Great idea!

                      Stacie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Hilarious! Love it!

                      Nicole
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Karen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A

                      Hannah
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Penny
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Meh...Cute but not compelling.

                      Amanda
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      design A

                      Amy
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A is the clearest visual of the concept.

                      KAREN
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Very clever. I like design C.

                      Lisa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I'm always telling everyone that the "cup is half full". Love this.

                      Fran

                      A

                      Vanessa
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like option C

                      Sue
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Cute. I like C the best, then a.

                      Greg
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I prefer A

                      Julianne
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A, then C... Don't like B at all.

                      monique
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like design B.

                      Jessica

                      Definitely C. Cleanest design.

                      Shannon
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A or C--equally appealing

                      elizabeth
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      C

                      Gary and Jean
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A is my pick

                      Eugenie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Trite. I wouldn't give them cabinet space

                      Krista

                      Definitely design c

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A

                      Robin
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like A or C better than B. I have some optimista/pessimista juice glasses that I love! I'd buy these for gifts.

                      kathleen
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      c please

                      Margaret
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Funny!

                      Jennifer
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      B

                      Ingrid
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      somewhat boring, nothing new, but version B would be best, if at all

                      Marie
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      A or C

                      Jaclyn
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like the design in A for sure, closely followed by C. If you're doing shots, you'll soon be too drunk to figure out what B says.

                      Janis
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I'll drink to that!

                      elaine
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      could be fun for those who like this sort of thing!

                      Hallie
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      I agree; not humorous...just....?

                      Chantal
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Option c!

                      Michelle
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Not that unique

                      Kathleen
                      Vote: Thumbs down!

                      Wouldn't consider purchasing - but of the designs, C is the more to my liking.

                      Lindsey
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Design C

                      Joni
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Plan B - Then the conversations can be, "I'm an Opti," or "I'm a Pessi!" ~ha~

                      Jane
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      prefer design of c

                      Sarah
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Option C!

                      Shannon
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I like C. This would be a cute gag gift for that pessimist in your life!

                      Sandi
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      I bought your previous set, love them. I prefer C.

                      Karin
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Always looking for good gifts for my man :)

                      Karin
                      Vote: Thumbs up!

                      Always looking for great gifts for my man! :)

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