Coasters are definitely high on the list of “gifts for people who you don’t know what to give,” and if you’re like us, you’re always searching for sets that aren’t the standard square cloths or round pieces of wood. So, we’ve found the perfect coasters–not only are they unique and visually appealing, but they have a personal touch.
Neighborwoods Map Coasters were created by San Francisco graphic designer Aymie Spitzer, who has a passion for hand-lettered vernacular and antique maps. The cedar wood coasters celebrate the special neighborhoods of some of the country’s biggest urban sites, including Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Spitzer selected four sections of each city and mapped them on the beautiful, rustic-looking cedar wood. She finishes the back of one coaster with the city name and its established date. The four 3.5-inch-wide coasters come in a lovely little sac, perfect as a gift bag on its own with a ribbon.