A gift shop can be a good place to visit when you want decorative pieces for your home or to give to someone for their home. When you browse the shop to assess what products it has for sale, you should expect to find a selection of coasters. Coasters are a fixture at most gift shops, given their popularity in peoples' homes. You will often find coasters that tie into the gift shop's location. For example, if you visit a beachside gift shop, expect to see a selection of coasters that have beach designs on them. Here are three types of coasters that you may want to buy.
A lot of gift shops sell a selection of coasters that are made of authentic stone that is cut to shape and then either polished or left with a natural finish. Stone coasters are a good fit in lots of homes because they can look modern or rustic, making it easy to match a set of these coasters to any decorative elements in the space. You'll find some stone coasters that have words or images printed on them, while others simply have a plain appearance.
Another popular product that you'll likely find at a gift shop is a set of wooden coasters, which can appear in all sorts of different styles. Wooden coasters are typically circular or square and sanded smooth. Many have stains or paint applied to them. Some have a slight indentation in their top to hold whatever class or cup you place on them, while others are flat across the top. These coasters are made from all sorts of woods, which means that it's easy to match your set of coasters to what wooden elements are in the space. For example, if you have pine furniture in your living room, you might favor a set of pine coasters.
If you want to go in a different direction, glass coasters can be an option that appeals to you. They typically have a modern style, which can suit many homes. You'll see glass coasters with clear glass and frosted glass, as well as a few different shades of tinted glass. A lot of coasters have etched designs on their tops. For example, you might see a set that features the name of the city, or perhaps an etched rendering of the state flag. Visit a local gift shop to browse your options.