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Concrete Hexagonal Coasters

Concrete Hexagonal Coasters

Etsy shop Mind The Minimal sells a variety of handcrafted home accessories made from concrete. Among them are these cork-backed hexagonal coasters. They’re made using a special light-toned concrete which can be painted with a splash of color, then sealed for durability. Sold in sets of four.

Lichtenberg Figure Coasters

Lichtenberg Figure Coasters

Scotland’s Wildflower Designs makes these unique coasters with tree-like patterns by applying high-voltage electricity to oak wood. They fill the one-of-a-kind patterns with colored resin then finish them with butcher’s block oil. They also make cutting boards and tabletops using the technique.

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3D Infill Coasters

3D Infill Coasters

3D printers use a technique called “infill” to provide structure and reduce material use and print times. Breaks’n’Makes was intrigued by the geometric patterns and decided to create coasters out of some infill. He then wrapped them in wood and coated in resin for durability. You can buy sets of six on his Etsy shop.

Book Coasters

Book Coasters

Looking for a gift for a book lover who already has a full library? These solid wood coasters from Cutting Boredom make a great present for bookworms. They come in more than 20 different designs, each inspired by the cover of a classic piece of literature. Sold in sets of two or more.

Video Game Drink Coasters

Video Game Drink Coasters

Celebrate your love for classic video games every time you take a sip with these fun drink coasters from CoastyMarshmallow. These hard plastic coasters are inspired by both arcade and console games, from Street Fighter II to Dance Dance Revolution to Q*Bert. They also have an extensive pop culture coaster collection.

Game Cartridge Wood Coasters

Game Cartridge Wood Coasters

Fans of 8-bit console gaming and adult beverages will love these wood coasters from Cutting Boredom. Each of the six available designs envisions a drunk version of a classic NES game, with titles like “Drunkey Kong” and “Mike Tyson’s Pass Out!!” Each one is printed in color then sealed with a two-coat polyurethane finish.

Aircraft Instrument Coasters

Aircraft Instrument Coasters

The perfect gift for aviation fanatics, this set of round nickel coasters features images of four critical instruments from an airplane cockpit – the turn indicator, the attitude indicator, the heading indicator, and the altimeter. Backed with felt to protect your coffee table.

Moon Coasters

Moon Coasters

Enjoy a journey to the moon every time you take a sip with these cool ceramic coasters. They’re ceramic, so they’re absorbent and feature durable, UV-printed images of the lunar surface. Sold in a set of four. Check out CatchtheBug’s Etsy shop for many more artful coaster designs.

Radial Engine Drink Coasters

Radial Engine Drink Coasters

Plane Pieces’ drink coasters are a great gift for aviation enthusiasts. They’re made using authentic Pratt & Whitney gears from WWII radial airplane engines. Each one is encased in clear resin, surrounded with a machined aluminum outer ring, and has a protective bumper underneath. Sold individually, or in sets of four.

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

NES Cartridge Drink Coasters

Show your love for classic Nintendo games with this set of eight chipboard drink coasters made to look like flattened cartridges from the 8-bit gaming system. Includes Zelda, Metroid, ExciteBike, Mario Bros, Donkey Kong, Duck Hunt, and Super Mario 2 and 3 designs.

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

Bourbon Barrel Coasters

If you’re going to sip whiskey at home, you should have coasters to keep your tabletops in tip-top shape. We can think of none more perfect than Urban Industrial’s coasters, made in Kentucky from reclaimed bourbon barrel staves. Also available in a dark, charred finish. Sold in sets of two or four.

Neighborwoods Map Coasters

Neighborwoods Map Coasters

Celebrate your hometown with Neighborwoods‘ laser-engraved wood coasters. Each one is etched with local neighborhood maps for cities around the world, from Atlanta to Washington, D.C., Montreal to Paris. Sold in sets of two or four. Also available on Amazon.

Arcade Puzzle Coasters

Arcade Puzzle Coasters

Celebrate your love for classic arcade games with this set of fun drink coasters. Each plastic coaster features a motion puzzle inspired by an 8-bit game, including Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Q*Bert, and Space Invaders. Sold in a set of four.

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Mistaken Lyrics Coasters

Mistaken Lyrics Coasters

We’ve all misunderstood the lyrics of songs from time to time. These amusing coasters from Bright Beam Goods memorialize some classics, from “I’ll never leave your pizza burnin'” to “Rock the cat spa” to our favorite “She was a fax machine, she kept her modem clean.” Sold in themed sets of six cork coasters each.

Instant Coasters

Instant Coasters

Mustard’s Instant Coasters look like blank instant camera photos. Each one has a slot where you can insert a 3.3″x 3.3″ photo, so you can personalize and change it up whenever you want. They also come in gold.

Engraved Arcade Coasters

Engraved Arcade Coasters

Fans of classic arcade games will dig VectorEngrave’s slick anodized aluminum coasters which feature engraved images inspired by Donkey Kong, Pac-Man, Space Invaders, and Tetris. Available in three different thicknesses, and sold in a set of four.

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Floppy Disk Wood Coasters

Back in the day, we used to use 3.5″ floppy disks as coasters. All too often, our drinks slipped right off, and they were a bit lumpy. These laser-cut wood coasters from OttoAutomation seem like a better idea, and include shrunk-down 5-1/4″ style disks too.

Don’t F**k Up the Table Coasters

Don’t F**k Up the Table Coasters

Baum Designs‘ custom faux leather coasters act as a not so subtle reminder to your guests to keep your drinkware from sweating all over your fancy table. The set of six includes a matching base to keep them organized when not in use. Also available in slate.

Moon Coasters

Moon Coasters

These substantial coasters are one small step for a drink, one giant step for drink-kind. Each concrete coaster is hand textured and pigmented, creating a unique lunar surface for your cocktail to land on. Sold as a set of four.

Carbon Fiber Tach Coasters

Carbon Fiber Tach Coasters

HillsideComposites‘ carbon fiber coasters are the perfect gift for gearheads and petrolheads. Each one features an engraved, ink-filled tachometer graphic, and is made from a 1/4″ thick hunk of real carbon fiber, backed with soft cork to protect tabletops.

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Cactus Coasters

Cactus Coasters

For those of us incapable of keeping house plants alive, there’s always the trusty cactus. But if you can’t even handle that, there’s always these coasters that look like a cactus, but require no care and feeding. Includes 6 cork coasters, a slotted lid, and a terracotta pot.

NFL Football Leather Coasters

NFL Football Leather Coasters

You may not really care about getting stains on your coffee table, but you still might want to grab a set of coasters so you don’t get yelled at anyhow. These should do the trick, plus they’re cut from the same Horween leather used to make real NFL footballs.

Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Coasters

Unpoppable Bubble Wrap Coasters

It’s human nature to want to pop the little bubbles in bubble wrap. So there’s nothing quite as sadistic as what maker Peter Brown did – by submerging bubble wrap in crystal clear resin and making frustrating coasters that can never be popped. Oh the humanity!

History of Time Coasters

History of Time Coasters

As an adjunct to their fascinating History of Time print, Calm the Ham has created a limited run of just 200 sets of these laser-cut rosewood coasters. Each one is engraved with a detailed image of the inner workings of a timepiece.

Pinball Coasters

Pinball Coasters

Milk Run Co.’s unique drink coasters are made from recycled plywood playing fields from old, defunct pinball machines. They come from a variety of machines circa 1955 to 1979. Sold in sets of four with a metal stand.

Brain Specimen Coasters

Brain Specimen Coasters

Look inside a human brain without the inconvenience of being crammed into an MRI chamber. This set of 10 glass coasters are each printed with a brain slice, which form a completed image when stacked in the proper sequence.

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