Decanters can be expensive, but don’t let that discourage you! There are plenty of good quality yet stylish decanters out there that will also be kind to your wallet. Buying an inexpensive decanter doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice quality. We’ve put together a list of the best decanters under $50 to prove that just about anyone can afford a decanter.

Why Use a Decanter?

Decanters for wine and for spirits are used for two different purposes. Decanting wine is a functional concept that allows the wine to breathe via oxygen exposure. This allows the wine to open up and become more mellow and expressive for a more pleasurable drinking experience. Spirits decanters are used for reasons like the design, status, and entertainment rather than for utility. When purchasing a decanter purely for aesthetic reasons it is understandable to want an affordable decanter.

When shopping for a cheap decanter, consider quality first, balanced by factors like functionality and fashion to ensure you are getting a good value.

Preserving Spirits

Be sure to pay close attention to the reviews and notes of the quality of the stopper. The seal of the stopper should be airtight to avoid loss of spirit to evaporation. While air does not harm liquor, it does cause the disappearance of liquid to evaporation. It is important to consider the quality of the material the decanter is made from as well and to ensure that the decanter is lead-free. The quality of the stopper and the material can be the determinate factors between a cheap decanter and a great value decanter.

There are a number of great value decanters out there, and we have analyzed hundreds of them for you to review. Below you can find a list of our favorite cheap decanters. Click on any of the decanters in order to see the full review page.

Our Best Rated Cheap Decanters (See Full List)

  1. Bull Shaped Decanter – BD Score 55
  2. Circleware CG Society Decanter – BD Score 49
  3. Godinger Silver Art Symphony Decanter – BD Score 48
  4. Godinger Silver Art Spirits 8 PC Set – BD Score 48
  5. Twist Whiskey Decanter “Lismore” – BD Score 48
  6. Paksh Novelty Capital Decanter – BD Score 47
  7. Fitz and Floyd Gold Luster Decanter – BD Score 47
  8. Kloud City Decanter – BD Score 46
  9. Palais Glassware Connoisseur Decanter – BD Score 46
  10. Circleware Odyssey Decanter – BD Score 45
  11. Amlong Crystal Round Decanter – BD Score 45
  12. Luigi Bormioli Rossini Decanter – BD Score 44
  13. Lily’s Home Whiskey Decanter – BD Score 44
  14. Madison Avenue Whiskey Decanter – BD Score 43
  15. Paksh Novelty 7 Piece Set -BD Score 42
The Best Cheap Decanters 2017 (See Full List)


Buying Guide Important Things to Consider:

  1. Stopper Quality – Is it airtight?
  2. Is the decanter crystal or glass? Crystal decanters have lead in them, if you plan to keep liquor in your decanter for an extended period of time this can be dangerous.
  3. Size of Decanter, large enough to hold a 750ml bottle with room to spare