It's my belief that you can never have too many coasters. Never ever. A coaster for every drink and every surface; coasters for everybody! Aside from being the most functional little squares in existence, they also make pretty great gifts. If you're in need of a DIY gift idea (or just have a coaster habit like me), consider making a set of these mod cork and felt coasters.
Only if you live in a house full of laminated tabletops do you not need coasters. I've been known to pull a hamstring while darting over to slide a coaster under a guest's drink. It's not that I'm a big old fuss budget with my house, I just can't stand to see those white circles left by watery drink glasses.
The best gifts are the ones you get to fiddle around with all day long on Christmas day and beyond. After figuring out this brilliant formula for gift giving success, it almost seems too easy. Whatever the interest, buy a gadget, a book, and materials or tools to go with it. You get tons of mileage out of one theme and the recipient can't help but get completely engaged in the activity it provides. Check out tons of links