Over the past seven years, our extensive testing of nearly 70 unique water bottles has led us to 18 top contenders, showcasing the versatility and style of these products. Not just for hydration, these jugs and bottles can be transformed into elegant flower vases or serve as practical water jugs. The range includes beautifully crafted glass options that complement your glassware, made individually by skilled craftspeople, as well as durable plastic jugs perfect for serving ice-cold beverages.
For those interested in jug fishing, the basics are simple: a strong line (50 lb test or higher), large treble hooks (size 6/0 to 10/0), heavy sinkers (1-2 lbs), and live bait like carp or buffalo fish. Stink bait can also be effective. By attaching some weight towards the end of the line, such as a 2-pound brick, the jugs become less mobile, ideal for this passive fishing technique often set up in the evening and checked the next morning.
Our selection also includes items for the home, like the Frosty Grey Rustic Jug, a ceramic flower vase that can also be used for serving water, juice, or milk. The BOTTLE BOTTLE Half Gallon Water Bottle with Time Marker is another standout, ideal for workouts, featuring a leak-proof design, straw, and protective silicone boot in various colors. For those who prefer glass, the 70 Ounces Glass Pitcher with lid is perfect for iced tea, wine, coffee, milk, and juice, coming with a free long-handled brush.
The fish jug has particularly gained popularity, leading Wade Ceramics to expand their line to include designs like a rooster, an orca, a dolphin, and an alligator. These vintage-inspired pieces, like the Pastis Duval glasses and water jug with a dolphin fish logo, are made in France and are sought after by collectors. The gurgle pot beverage pitcher, shaped like a fish and producing a delightful “gurgling” sound when poured, is another unique find. Art Deco enthusiasts will appreciate the Pale Green Water Jug from the 1930s, a pressed glass piece by Sowerby Glass.
Whether used for wine, whiskey, or as a decorative item, these jugs and bottles offer a blend of functionality and aesthetic appeal. The varied designs and materials cater to a wide range of tastes and needs, making them suitable for various occasions.