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Scout2016 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:06:43

I feel ridiculous posting this but here goes...
My sister has bought her first flat. Big milestone and I asked if she'd like a gift for it. She has asked for coasters that are silent when the cup hits them (so not glass, slate etc) and don't stick to the cup either. And are a bit "special". Cork apparently, while quiet, isn't very special.
This feels like the epitome of a first world problem but I would like to try and get her what she has asked for. As a practical person whom luxury is wasted on I am at a loss, and googling sound proof coasters brings up ugly silicone ones.
Any suggestions very welcome please.

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Br1ll1ant Sat 27-Jun-20 14:08:54

DramaAlpaca Sat 27-Jun-20 14:09:47

No specific suggestions, sorry, but I found some gorgeous ones on Etsy. Mine are ceramic so not suitable in your case, but you might find something.

Br1ll1ant Sat 27-Jun-20 14:09:50

We have these and I think they fit the criteria. I have no idea what it is they’re made of but they’re silent and I like them. You can have the separately or they fit together.

Merryoldgoat Sat 27-Jun-20 14:11:27

Look for some crocheted ones on Etsy

HawDere Sat 27-Jun-20 14:12:36

Felt coasters from John Lewis?
Or leather ones from Heals?

ArriettyJones Sat 27-Jun-20 14:13:05

Cork apparently, while quiet, isn't very special.


Sorry, I’ll be no help, but that’s a great line. smile

MashedPotatoBrainz Sat 27-Jun-20 14:14:05


Rebelwithallthecause Sat 27-Jun-20 14:14:24

John Lewis do cork ones. I have them

HeckyPeck Sat 27-Jun-20 14:15:46

Wood isn’t too noisy and this wouldn’t stick because of the gaps

NeilTheBaby Sat 27-Jun-20 14:18:40

I had honestly never considered that coasters even make a noise before. I don't even use coasters and have to get them out when guests come and ask for them.

MumW Sat 27-Jun-20 14:18:46

I was going to suggest crochet ones too.
If you look on etsy, I'm sure that you could commission some if you can't find any you like.
Of course, if you can crochet then you could make some - doesn't get any more special than that.

redwoodmazza Sat 27-Jun-20 14:21:20

Oooh! I like those honeycomb ones!

Crunchymum Sat 27-Jun-20 14:24:50

The honeycomb ones are fab, unless your sister has trypophobia shock

Scout2016 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:25:20

Thanks everyone so far. Working through the suggestions... didn't even know you could get leather or felt coasters.

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Scout2016 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:29:04

Honeycomb person has a few nice ones actually... would never have thought of wood.
The collective know-how of mumsnet is a wonderful thing. smile

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Pieceofpurplesky Sat 27-Jun-20 14:31:13

You can get rubber or silicone ones.

Pieceofpurplesky Sat 27-Jun-20 14:33:06

Like this

Bluntness100 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:34:16

These are resin so should fit the Bill. You can also have them made in the colour you wish to match her colour scheme. I assume you can message the seller and ask for just the coasters if the price inc the tray is a bit high.

Bluntness100 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:35:35

Sorry she also just does the coasters.

Peccary Sat 27-Jun-20 14:37:48

We have wood ones, definitely quiet!

Bookoffacts Sat 27-Jun-20 14:40:48

Ive always thought felt or wool coasters are lovely.

tbtf Sat 27-Jun-20 14:42:59

Respiin for your eco points too

Cherrysoup Sat 27-Jun-20 14:43:10

Leather Jack Daniels ones are nice. Wipe clean, obviously.

Scout2016 Sat 27-Jun-20 14:48:11

I like the resin ones. She says they will be "noisy". hmm grin

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