Make a set for your sweetheart

Valentines Day is right around the corner, how awesome would it be to have a coaster set that is all about you and your boo?

Making a set for that special someone is easy! Start by having a think through all of the places, moments, and things that mean something to you both. For my guy, I picked out the photos above: Us looking out over Wellington, NZ; the fantastic view we had from a trip to Hawaii; a shot of Falling Water - the first road trip we went on; and finally our first breakfast together.

Now, with your list great moments in hand (or in your head) - Start a set on and pick out a few photos from your Instagram feed. Hit Add to cart, and boom! Now you have the best Valentines Day present ever.

Uh oh! Are you running late with your V-Day planning?
Don't worry, take a screen shot of your set before you hit Add to Cart and pop it into a card.

Need some help thinking through fun moments together?  
Here’s a list to get your brain firing:

  • Where you first met
  • An inside joke
  • Where you had your first date
  • The first time you said “I love you”
  • Your first place together 
  • That night you had way too much fun
  • A tropical destination you visited
  • A favorite dinner spot
  • Kisses
  • Flowers he got you
  • A plastic crocodile you got him

Have fun, and think: on February 14th, and every day after, you’ll both get to relive fun moments together every time you need a coaster. Share those moments with us on Instagram by tagging your pics with #coastermatic!



Sam Christie captures great memories

This set of coasters by Sam Christie captures some great memories. He tells the tales here!

CM: Any stories to recount behind the images you used?

SC: I was in a band from grade school to high school and parts of college called Counterfeit Pennies. We played a festival called Bamboozle in 2007 and put out a few EPs. This was the first t-shirt we ever made, with the original spelling of Counterfit. If you want to relive our glory days check out

The sandcastle picture is one I had built to propose to my fiancée. It's figures of Belle and Adam (the beast) from Beauty and the Beast. We were living in San Diego at the time and this was at a hiking spot called Torrey Pines. I had the castle built so you could see it at one of the hiking lookouts over the beach, it was about 6ft tall and "Marry Me Jess?" was written really huge in the sand near the castle so she could see it.

I bought a small guitar from Toys"R"Us, told her I was giving her guitar lessons at the lookout, then played the song from The Wedding Singer for her ('I Wanna Grow Old With You'). Then I took her to the spot where she could see it in the sand and proposed. We filmed the whole thing as well, it was pretty epic.

CM: How have friends responded to your coasters?

SC: They love them! It's a very unique (and affordable) way to share memories in a creative way.


Coastermatic coasters are a great way to capture memories. Choose your favorite Instagrams and create your own set!

These Summer Smoothies are Delicious

Summer is finally upon us in the Northern Hemisphere, and we're excited to trade in the hot chocolate for lush, chilled smoothies.

Which we like to sit on Coastermatic coasters of course! Here are some of our favorite recipes:

This Superfood Smoothie by Kate Wilson Nutrition (above, left)

This Celery and Watermelon Crush by Health Yeah (above, right)

Or any one of these three-ingredient smoothies from Buzzfeed

Now you've made that delicious smoothie, why not create some coasters for it to sit on? Click here to start a set!

Shane Gilman has fun with coasters

Shane Gilman is a San Francisco-based commercial photographer, who loves using his Instagram photos to create unique gifts. These Coastermatic coasters featuring his girlfriend Deviné show just how fun coasters can be!

CM: How did you find Coastermatic?

SG: I found Coastermatic using Google. I was looking for Instagram gift ideas and these coasters are perfect! I just sent two sets to friends who recently celebrated a big birthday in San Francisco. They absolutely LOVED them!

CM: Who's the fun-looking person in the photo?

SG: She is my brilliant girlfriend, Deviné. We were shooting some headshots and this goofy shot is my favorite! We have many incarnations of this in our apartment. My favorite is this coaster, which sits on my desk.

Got some goofy pics you'd like to see on a coaster? Make a set!

PS: Check out Shane's cool Instagram magnets by Sticky9!

Stunning Imagery from Ciera Design

Ciera Holzenthal is the owner, graphic designer and blogger behind the Ciera Design Studio and founder of The Made in Mind Social.

She specializes in visual branding and, as you can tell from the stunning images on her coasters, has a great photographic eye. Ciera's blog is full of helpful advice for small businesses, and other fun stuff like DIY projects and links to her favorite design-related Instagrammers.

CM: What do you like about Coastermatic?

CH: I love being able to customize items for my desk and coffee table. It's great to be able to show off my favorite Instagram photos!

CM: How have friends responded to your coasters?

CH: My friends love them, especially when they recognize the photo!

Feeling inspired? Make your own set of Coasters now.