Friends, pull up a chair. Bring your favorite beverage to the computer and sit for a spell. I have a super cool item that you probably never knew existed.
Glass Straws (Made in the USA)
glass straws are BEAUTIFUL, practical, super eco-friendly, and you don’t know it yet, but you want one. Promise.
Glass Dharma is the name of the company that is working hard to kick plastic straws to the curb by introducing glass straws for you to use, re-use and truly enjoy. The owner of the company has been a glass blower for over 10 years, and he sees these glass straws as a wonderful way to really cut back on plastic use. I know what you are thinking: are straws really that big of a plastic problem, Tiffany??? Well, on the Glass Dharma website, they share this interesting tidbit: “As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY!” You know that the vast majority of those meals came with drinks, which means they came with straws. And that’s just McDonald’s, folks! So, yeah, plastic straws kind of are a big problem.
Many of you have already made the switch to bringing your own bags to the grocery store (woo hoo!). Putting a glass straw in your bag is really quite easy to do. And no, they won’t break! Glass Dharma has a guarantee against breakage! Should they break, however, for ANY reason, you may return the straw for repair or replacement!
In addition to their green factor, which I love, I also just find these straws to be gorgeous and fun. Who knew that a straw could be luxurious? I swear to you, my DIY iced coffees taste better out of straws, and that’s probably because it makes me think of having a Starbucks drink, only without the price tag! I like to freeze my straws, as well, so that they are extra cold for my drinks (if you try this, make sure they aren’t in the liquid while freezing, though!). My Glass Dharma straws add to my iced coffee experience!
In my opinions, these are fantastic stocking stuffer or special occasion gifts. It may not be on someone’s wish list, but once you try them, you will really love them and want to buy them for all your friends! I know I do!
And of course, it’s worth noting that Glass Dharma proucts are proudly made in the USA (Fort Bragg, California, to be precise).
Buy it!: Glass Dharma offers a wide range of straws, from simple to adorned, from super slim to just right for smoothies! My personal favorite is the Beautiful Bend straw! Prices start at $6.50 and go up to $12.00. They also offer different glass straw sets! Glass Dharma straws area available for purchase on Amazon!
Edit: this giveaway is now closed.
Win it!: One lucky winner will receive $25.00 to spend at Glass Dharma! The contest will run until February 11th at 11:59pm EST when a winner will be selected using Random.org. The winner will have 48 hours to respond to the winning notification before the prize is forfeited and a new winner is selected. Open to residents of the United States. Limit one entrant per household, please.
Mandatory entry: Tell me which straw you like the best and why!
My answer: I already told you I like the Beautiful Bend straw, and I like the wider version, because we love smoothies around here!
Be sure to enter my other current giveaways, found on the sidebar of my home page.
Disclosure: I received a complimentary product for review purposes. The opinions expressed here are strictly my own. This post contains affiliate links at no cost to you.