11.19.10 by Stacy
Cocktail Coasters as Hostess Gifts
Because not all fêtes are worthy of a vintage scotch.
Say “thanks for the invite” with a gift that’s not a candle or a bottle of 2-Buck Chuck. Here’s a collection of coasters that make a statement (“I didn’t come empty-handed”) without breaking the bank.
For the intellectual:
We’re not sure how mentally challenging these will keep your host, but their design is somewhat thought-provoking. Robot Puzzle Trivet Sets. Museum of Robots, $48 for a set of 6.
For the scrooge:
Nothing says “bah hum bug” like a skull coaster. If nothing else, it’s far more interesting than a snowflake design. Jolly Roger Skull, $10 for 4.
For the chronic partiers:
These “what state of drunk am I” coasters are right at home at the well-used sideboard. Kikkerland Drunk, $12.50 for 6.
For the urban chic:
This graphic style feels very Brady Bunch-meets-MOMA. Comes in four mod colors. Modern Basics, $24 for 4.
For the stepford wives:
Cocktails before cleaning sounds like the perfect mantra. Gift these to the party thrower with misplaced domestic goddess tendencies. Cheltenham Road, $16 for 4.
For the rock star:
These Recycled Vinyl Coasters are the perfect gift for the audiophile. After all, when was the last time you gave the gift of “Weird Al” Yankovic? Upcycled Vinyl, $15 for set of 6.
For the three-martini luncher:
A silver Mad Men style makes a grand landing spot for a single malt. BeauMonde, $8.50 the pair.
For the eco-minded:
Danish Inspired Eco Coaster sets are simple, chic and eco-smart. Green Market Girl, $16 for a pair.
For the vintage collector:
We’re also oddly intrigued by this style made in Zimbabwe from recycled beer bottle caps. Richard Robert, $19 for a set of 4.