Anatomical Coasters Feature Cross Sections of the Heart
The trick to getting guests to actually use coasters for their drinks is to own ones that are worth using. Laughing Squid recently shared images of a set from Firebox that combines the functionality and aesthetic of glass coasters with the nerdiness of biology-themed homeware.
The Heart Anatomy Coasters come in a set of six ($26.00), each with a colorful graphic that represents a cross section of the human heart. The coasters are all labeled "Cardiology Dept." and are numbered so that they can be restacked in the correct order to form a full heart when not in use. These would make a great gift for someone studying to be a doctor, someone who digs anatomy, or someone who you want to symbolically give a piece of your heart to.
There are tons of geeky coasters for sale on the internet, including a brain anatomy set that's also available at Firebox. Forget those blank cork or glass pucks: Go for the conversation starters that reflect your personality or the interests of the person you're buying them for.
[h/t Laughing Squid]
Images via Firebox