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Why Unique Coasters Make Great Gifts - Really!

Posted by Karen Mayo Marsh of www.thenewenglandtradingcompany.com As President of The New England Trading Company, Karen Mayo's goal is to source and promote the most creative and unique gift ideas made right here in the USA. on

If you are anything like me, you dread the sight of a cold beverage resting on polished wood. You shiver when you envision a solitary soda in repose on your new coffee table. You remember another time when you had to frantically searched online for the phrase "remove white rings on furniture" and found yourself blow drying your dining room table. You, like me, know that it only takes a few seconds for a nice cold drink to leave a permanent scar on your favorite end table.

Are you too uptight? Absolutely not! But having a set of conversational coasters on hand (in every room!) may make you appear a little less crazed. And, giving a set to your best friend will make her life easier, too.

Here's how it works... right before your guest rests her drink on your coffee table simply grab a unique, interesting coaster (try our Crushed Shell Coasters) and with gusto, announce "You have to see these new coasters I found - that's right, they're handcrafted from real lobster shells!" Hand it to her, she’ll comment on how unique it is, chat about it together, and voila! You’ve introduced the necessity of using coasters but still appear relaxed. You are cool. Not uptight at all.

Unique coasters also let you hand them out in advance without revealing your true fears and motives. Take our Recycled Record Coasters - made out of genuine 45 records. Before you dispense the drinks, take the coaster order: "Who wants Elvis?" "Anyone for a Bob Dylan?”

And for the man who has (knows) it all - try our Man Coasters. Heavy, sturdy, and made out of solid granite. You may even see fewer white rings in the Man Cave with a set of these.

So, there you have it. The old magician trick of redirecting your audience while you accomplish a hidden goal. So next time you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift, remember coasters. Not just any old coaster…one with a fun story to share.

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