The 25 Best Coasters Out There, No Matter Your Apartment's Vibe

Also known as: How to make even a late-night beer look classy.

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Morgan McMullen

With all the thought and planning that goes into creating the perfect cocktail at home, equally important is what goes under it. It can be nearly devastating to lift up your glass and find a wet mark on your brand new coffee table. Adding a coaster can save you the trouble of having to fix the damage or replace the item all together. Plus, coasters can make you seem like you have your life in order, even if you don't. From stainless steel options to more artsy, woven designs, here are the best coasters on the market right now.

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Best Pop Art Pick
Adler Le Wink Coasters
Jonathan Adler bloomingdales.com
$78.00

Adding color to a monochrome apartment doesn't have to be hard. Small details, like these pastel coasters, are the perfect way to spice things up. 

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Best Glass Pick
S/4 Prado Coasters, Clear
One King's Lane onekingslane.com
$70.00

If you're after a coaster that will work with everything in your apartment, consider this glass square set. Plus, they come with their own stackable case so you won't lose one.  

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Best Wooden Pick
Foundry Select Coaster
Foundry Select wayfair.com
$29.99

These wooden coasters maintain a bit of polish, thanks to a metallic gold trim. 

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Best Customizable Pick
Custom Map Coaster Set
Uncommon Goods uncommongoods.com
$65.00

What better way to celebrate your neighborhood than with tiny customized details all around your apartment? This set will add a more personal touch to your space.

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Best for The Recent Graduate
Master Clense Coaster Set
Jonathan Adler shopbop.com
$78.00

 This fun set of four is guaranteed to be a conversation starter when you have guests over.

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Best Silver Pick
Silver Street Coasters, Set of 4
kate spade new york bloomingdales.com
$30.00

 

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Best for Parties
Cheers Coaster Set
Kim Seybert barneys.com
$95.00

If your friends are all drinking something different, get them coasters to match.  

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Best if You Love The Beach
Bondi Beach 4-Piece Coaster Set
Gray Malin
$66.50

Like all good things, summer must come to an end. When it does, pick up a set of these coasters. 

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Best Floral Pick
Millifiori Coaster Set of 4
Gift Boutique shopbop.com
$32.00

These delicate coasters look fragile, but they're actually made out of iron so they won't break after a few uses. The bright pattern will add some color to even the smallest of apartments. 

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Best Rose-Gold Pick
Square Wine Bottle Coaster
Mint Pantry wayfair.com
$20.99

If you're obsessed with rose-gold right now, this set of four is the perfect addition to your new place.  It's also big enough to hold your favorite candle, if that's more your speed. 

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Best for Art-Lovers
History of Art Coaster (Set of 6)
MoMA wayfair.com
$18.88

Not able to get to the Museum of Modern Art this season? Each of the coasters in this set features a sketch by an artist featured in the museum. 

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Best For Your Friend Who Loves to Travel.
Eight-Pack Cities Coaster Set
Rifle Paper Co saksfifthavenue.com
$14.00

You might have heard of collecting mugs or magnets from your travels, but these coasters are a lot more chic. 

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Best Gift To Give to Your Parents.
Fornasetti Set Of 8 Soli E Lune Porcelain Coasters
Fornasetti barneys.com
$675.00

If you're not sure what to get your parents as a gift, consider buying them something that makes you look good, too. Plus, they're way less expensive than the actual Fornasetti plates. 

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Best for Wine Lovers
English Silver-Plate Wine Coasters,
Rose Victoria onekingslane.com
$225.00

These were designed to hold a bottle of wine, so you don't have to worry about those staining your table, either. Plus, they're a unique vintage  find that you won't see anywhere else. 

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Best For Gifting
Brilliant Mirror Coaster
Rosdorf Park wayfair.com
$46.99

A coaster set can be an unexpected — and much needed — gift. These cost less than $50 but look far more expensive. 

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Best Leather Pick
Monogram Leather Coasters (Set of 4)
Celina Mancurti food52.com
$30.00
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Best if You Love Color
Fuchsia Agate Coasters, Set of 4
ANNA New York neimanmarcus.com
$80.00

Agate coasters are everywhere right now, but this bright pink hue stands out. 

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Best if you Love Something Quirky.
Brass Lift Coasters (Set of 4)
Fruitsuper Design food52.com
$68.00

If you're looking for something elegant and subdued, this brass pick should do the trick. Their shape makes them so different from any other on the market, but they're still subdued. 

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Best For If You've Just Moved.
'Home State' Glass Coasters
Cathy's Concepts nordstrom.com
$38.00

Feeling some hometown pride if you're far away? These coasters come detailed with every one of the 50 states, so they're perfect the perfect reminder of where you came from. 

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Best for Getting to You Quick
Pandoza Absorbent Coasters For Drinks - Grey Lines On LARGE Ceramic Stone With Cork Backing, Drink spills Thirsty Coaster Set of 6 No Holder, OVERSIZE BETTER Protects Furniture From Damage
Pandoza amazon.com
$17.99

This quirky black and white set is under $20 and gets to you with the magic of Prime shipping, so you can't go wrong.  

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Best Woven Option
Stripe Bee Coaster, Set of 4
Joanna Buchanan bloomingdales.com
$68.00

Joanna Buchanan has become known for her homewares, from coasters to placemats to napkins. These adorable hand-woven bee coasters are no different. 

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Best Geometric Pick
Concrete Table Tiles
Areaware shopbop.com
$35.00

This set was practically designed for those people who love every single item to be in it's proper place. They look super cute joined together or on their own. 

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Best Geode Pick
Quartz Coasters
Mercer41 wayfair.com
$108.99

This neutral-colored quartz will go with any silverware you choose. Plus, the glittery metallic trim adds a touch of edge. 

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Best for Minimalists
Peak Non-Slip Coasters, Set of 4
Orrefors bloomingdales.com
$40.00

Who said simple can't be beautiful? These thin gold coasters won't take up too much space on your table but they'll still make an understated statement. 

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Best for Less than $10
Record Coasters
ZAYAD amazon.com
$6.99

If you have a ton of people coming over, coasters are the easiest way to make sure none of your furniture gets ruined. Each guest can have their own individual vinyl, so no one's drinks will get stolen. 

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