April 27, 2020 3 min read

Collections are better and far more fun when they reflect your interests. For example, if you’re fond of traveling, you may collect bumper stickers or fridge magnets from every state or city you visit. On the other hand, if you’re looking for something a little different but still modern and highly collectible, quality glassware is an excellent option. Check out the various styles categorized by interest below. 

Marathon Maps

Marathoners are a rare breed. They train day in and day out for the opportunity to walk, jog or run a 26.2, and they often do it for a great cause, such as a charity event. If you’re a marathoner – or if you know someone who is – you can purchase glassware featuring marathon route maps for all your favorite races in cities like Tokyo, Boston, and New York City. Options include rocks glasses and stemless wine glasses, and even this 20 oz. insulated tumbler that keeps your favorite post-run beverage hot or cold.


If you love looking up at the stars in the night sky, you are certainly not alone. Picking out constellations is a great way to relax at the end of a long day or spend time with the special someone in your life. With this cosmic glassware etched with your favorite constellations, you can have your favorite piece of the night sky with you at any time of day. Options include carafes, pint glasses, rocks glasses, and more, and the best part is that you can have them customized with the night sky view from anywhere on the planet, at any point in time. It’s a great way to reflect on a special memory, and it also makes a great gift for anyone interested in astronomy or the stars.

Cities and Towns

Traveling is more than just a hobby; for some, it’s necessary. Without travel, they simply aren’t living. There are many ways to commemorate your travels, such as the aforementioned bumper stickers or magnets, but glassware is a fun and functional alternative that can also serve as a conversation piece when you’re entertaining friends or family. City maps glassware is available in several styles, and while you can have the glass of your choice etched with a number of popular cities, you can also customize it with your hometown map – or even a map of a place that is near and dear to your heart.

Literature and History

Fans of classic literature can never seem to get enough of books like Pride and Prejudice or poets like Shakespeare. There are many different ways to collect bits of literary history, as well, including early edition books or even ticket stubs from your favorite plays. Glassware is also an excellent way to commemorate your love of the classics, especially with these high-quality rocks glasses that are sure to be a big hit at gatherings. You’ll find images and quotes from classics like The Phantom of the Opera, Last of the Mohicans, The War of the Worlds, and more.

While it’s true you could collect stamps, coins, bumper stickers, and fridge magnets, glassware is a fun and beautiful alternative – especially if you entertain in your home. Each one of the options shown here is an excellent conversation starter, whether you want to discuss the marathons you participated in, your hometown, or even the infinity of the cosmos.