It’s the gift giving season, no matter what holiday you celebrate. And, you don’t want to leave the beer lover in your life empty-handed.

There are numerous gift options out there for your little beer geek – some traditional and some not so traditional. One of the best options – other than copious amounts of great beer – is glassware.

I’m a big fan of beer glasses – I have close to 150 beer glasses, but no one really needs that many. Basically, everyone should at least have a snifter, a hefeweizen glass, a pilsner glass, tulip glasses, a liter mug and a few other glasses. You could supplement their beer glass collection with any of these, and they would make a good gift.

But, to really standout, there are other, much cooler options.

Wine Enthusiast has a great list of beer gifts available on its website ( The best may be the personalized oak barrel stainless steel mug for $49.95. The mug is made with a handle and exterior of American oak and looks like a beer barrel. The inside is lined with stainless steel. It can be personalized with your loved one's name. It’ s a gift any beer drinker would love. (Hint: If any of my friends or family are reading this, buy this for me).

As a big fan of the TV show “Game of Thrones,” as well as the series of books of the same name, I’ve developed an affinity for drinking horns – drinking vessels made to look like the horns of animals. Search for drinking horns, and you’ll see many unique and beautiful glassware in all shapes and sizes.

A personal favorite is the Scales Medievel Germantic Leather Drinking Horn ( available for $19.99 each.

The horn is beautifully made, and comes with a leather strap to hang from your belt and holds 15 to 22 ounces of beer. If you rather not hold a horn while drinking, there are versions that come with stands and even others that can stand on their own.

One of the best websites for beer gifts is They have a great beer glass available called the 14th Century Beer Stein. The stein, handmade by New York artist Stephanie Theado, is a two-pint stone mug made in the French medieval-style. It retails at $34.

If the beer lover in your life is also a comic book geek, Bed Bath & Beyond has a great beer glass set available. The set includes four pint glasses, each featuring a Marvel superhero – Captain America, Iron Man, Spider Man and Thor. The set costs $29 and is available here:

Finally, a personalized Engraved Copper Beer Stein ( would make many a beer drinker happy. The 20-ounce copper stein will be a standout in anyone’s beer glass collection.

The great thing is, many of the sites listed above promise delivery before Christmas. Get shopping.

Norman Miller is a Daily News staff writer. Email him at or call at 508-626-3823. Check out the Beer Nut blog at Follow him on Twitter @RealBeerNut and on Facebook at