I scored big points in this gift. It’s so difficult to purchase an original gift for someone you have been giving to your entire life. I don’t know how I stumbled upon the Groovy Guy web site but I am so glad I did. I ordered the slate coasters. When they arrived they were more impressive then I expected. I loved that I could personalize them with name and date. The recipient was overwhelmed to receive such a classy gift. They are not just attractive but they seem to absorb the moisture from the cups/that set upon them. And when not in use they add to the warm decor of the room they are in.