When talking about something made of glass, solidity counts. Especially when it's something that will be handled frequently. This Chunky, Clear Glass Bowl is definitely solid, and you don't have to treat it as if were fragile china. This Bowl is designed for a long life, and with just a little bit of care, it will be in your collection forever. Smoker's are so easy to buy for, and at this price, these Chunky Bowls really do make excellent gifts.