Honestly I was so close to getting free shipping that I searched for something to get me there. When I saw these, I didn't think they would be great quality, but thought a cute stocking stuffer. However, I was very pleasantly wrong. These are very nice quality, sturdy and turned out very nice. I am very pleased with my purchase and now don't want them to be used for coasters so they don't get messed up. I wish I would have bought an entire set instead of just two.