My mother always taught me that it’s good manners to put a coaster under your drink so as not to destroy furniture. So, yes, I grew up to be a coaster freak. I have them in all shapes in sizes, in every room, whether they are necessary or not. Nobody wants to risk getting a coffee ring on their favorite table. Feel confident setting down hot or cold drinks on this loaf of toast coasters. The best thing since sliced bread — not only will they protect your furniture, but they will also never get stale.
Attention “Dexter” fans! While you discuss the merits of the show’s possible incestuous love story between our favorite serial killer and his sister, Deb, have a drink! And then set it down on one of these blood spattered coasters in homage to Dexter’s many victims. After all, don’t cup rings on the furniture make you stabby? [$19.99, Think Geek]
Amateur sommelier. Wine enthusiast. Wino. Whatever term you’d use to describe me, I like wine. I like wine so much, I save the corks for no reason. My inner hoarder thinks they’re too cool and potentially useful to throw away, plus they make me nostalgic for particularly good bottles of Malbec and Sauvignon Blanc. Strangely enough, despite having a drawer full of wine corks, I don’t actually have any coasters to set my wine glasses on. (We winos are weird like that.) This Wine Cork Coaster Kit will solve both my cork-hoarding and my coaster-lacking problem, not to mention give me something to do when I’m drinking alone at night. Cheers! [$19.95 for 4, WineEnthusiast.com]
Sure signs you’re in a responsible grownup’s apartment: there’s an actual bed frame, not just a mattress and a box spring; there’s the good, soft, thick kind of toilet paper in the bathroom; and there is a set of coasters on the coffee table. Everyone knows cup rings scream “stuck in adolescence.” Project the air of maturity we know you possess to all future house guests with this chic and earthy set of clay and glass coasters by potter Kelly Brooks. Pretty and functional, hooray!
It’s a doily, it’s rubber, it’s a rubber doily coaster! For those of us looking for something slightly different then the usual cardboard or fake-wood (and a bit lady-like) when it comes to protecting your tables from drink-sweat and spills—I can’t get enough of these darling lacy coasters. [Oh Joy!] Keep reading »