Every year as gift giving season approaches (earlier and earlier), I find myself less and less prepared and more and more filled with panic. In attempt to get ahead of the game and simplify, I've decided there's one item that seems to work for everyone: a nice set of coasters. They are easy, fun, not too personal, one-size-fits-all, and work really nicely for a host/hostess gift (and can be cheaper than a bottle of nice wine). Here are a few I really like in case there are some people here that like to get it done early or also are suffering from pre-holiday anxiety. And, who doesn't need a drinking buddy, amirite?
Clockwise from top left: Merino Wool Felt Coasters ($24 for a set of four); Karen Kimmel Leather Moon Coasters ($36 for a set of four); Kilim Coasters ($30 for a set of six); Mazama Leather Coasters ($20 for a set of four); Geometric Coasters ($15 for a set of six); Fog Linen Coasters ($30 for set of six).