Holiday Gift Guide for Pet Lovers

Welcome to Gift Guide week! 

This week, Dec 14 - 18, we'll be releasing some gift guides that going beyond just Coastermatic, that are catered to the same focus groups we blogged about last week for Inspiration Week: Pet Lovers, For Mom, Your Best Guy, The Foodie, and Travelers. Stay tuned on PinterestInstagram and Facebook to catch them all! 

Do you remember our Pet Coasters post from Inspiration Week? 

Well, everyone remembers to get gifts for their family and friends, but don’t neglect the little guys – they want some love too! These gifts are perfect for the pet-obsessed, the pet lover, and the pet owner... Shop away!

For Pets Holiday Gift Guide



Charcoal Colored Dog Crate Bed Mat, Happy Paws Pet Shop, $39.95

Flamingo Designer Coaster Set, Coastermatic, $45

PortablePet PortaBottle Dog Travel Water Bottle, Puplife, $19.99

French bulldog shirt, Etsy, $20

Large Pin Dog Brush, Mungo&Maud, $30.30

ASPCA signature Authentic sneaker, Vans, $55

Hoopie Collar, Ruffwear, $19.95

'Eat Sleep Pet Cats Repeat' Unisex Sweater, AnimalHearted, $39.95

Foobler Puzzle Time Feeder/Toy , Cynjo, $29.99

Everyday Collection Leaping Dog Cuddle Toy, Pup Life, $18.99

Custom Coaster Set, Coastermatic, $29 for 2, $49 for 4

Floats My Boat Buoy Dog Toy, Waggo, $15


Coastermatic Holiday Press

We might be an online store, but our coasters are getting mentioned on REAL PAPER. 

Draft Magazine: 

Coastermatic Coasters in DRAFT Holiday Guide 2015  Coastermatic Coasters in DRAFT Magazine

New York Times Magazine: 

 Coastermatic Coasters in New York Times Magazine Gift Guide 2015  Coastermatic Coasters in New York Times Magazine Gift Guide 2015

Grab a copy of these publications and find your favorite coasters amongst some other fantastic holiday products! We're super excited to be in such awesome features and to get our Coastermatic coasters in front of more eyes.

We're also getting mentioned in a handful of other online outlets, check out a few here: 

Elvis Duran #WhatsTrending Gift Guide
- Pawsitive Living
- White

Cheers to more absorbent coasters on more tables!

ps. sign up for our email list now and don't miss extra coupons throughout the holiday season. We like to treat our email list REALLY WELL. 

Collection Giveaways on Instagram!

Coastermatic giveaways are one of our favorite ways to share our favorite coasters with you, our wonderful coaster community. Naturally, with the 2015 Collection release, we are back at it!

Victoria, outreach assistant and Instagram aficionado, is at the helm for this round of giveaways, and her positive quirkiness is making it one of the most fun yet. 

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Check us out on Instagram every Wednesday, for a new theme and chance to win your own set! Last week we gave away Donuts, this week we're continuing with Poolside, and this is just the beginning.

It's easy, free, and fun, come join us!

Didn't win any coasters? Don't fret! You can still pick up your own set of designer coasters here.

Pro-tips for taking great Coastermatic pics

Coastermatic coasters are a great way to seal existing memories in stone, but why not set out to create the kinds of coasters you'd like in your home - or as unique, personalized gifts?

Here are a few questions that'll help you plan the perfect coasters:

*Who are they for?

*What role would you like the coasters to play (conversation starter /  memory sparker / homeware)?

*What space are they likely to sit in?

A great set includes coasters that complement each other in some way, whether that be through color, theme or subject (etc.) For technical tips on taking great photos via Instagram, check out this post by our buds at Photojojo.

For inspiration from fellow Coastermatic users, check out these great sets by Phillip Hess, Chris Cannon and Taylor Allen.

Good to go? Why not start a set!

Rob Nero's parents loved these personalized gifts

Rob Nero is a San Francisco-based interaction designer, who likes to make and tinker. He made a set of Coastermatic coasters for both his mom and dad, lovingly personalized for each.

CM: How did you hear about Coastermatic?

RN: I heard of Coastermatic directly from one of the cofounders, Tash Wong. She gave a great presentation at a design conference and mentioned it. The site has been so easy and fun to use, I’ve been a little addicted to giving sets as gifts!

CM: Can you tell us a bit about the images on your coasters?

RN: The story behind my coasters starts just after Mother’s Day, and before Father’s Day. I might have not sent anything to Mom (but of course called!) and was just starting to think of what to send Dad. What do you get parents that already have everything? Coasters! I made a set for them both, carefully collecting images I thought each would like. Mom is always asking me to send her photos of things I’m doing, so the coasters picturing me were for her: me at the White House, me with Gramps, me at a café, and the Mt Davidson Cross in SF. For Dad, I chose places he’s traveled and where he spends time: sunrise over the backyard, the Painted Ladies in SF (where he’ll visit soon), Mt Hood behind Portland, and a boat cruise we all took together in Oregon.

CM: How did your folks react to the coasters?

RN: My parents love the coasters! They have them sprinkled throughout the house. When I mention it to friends, most of them are surprised you can print on coasters. My mind is now spinning on coaster ideas for Christmas presents!

He's right! Custom coasters make fun, unique gifts! And they're also fun to make...