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Holiday Gift Guide ~ GlassDharma Glass Straws Review & Giveaway {US & Canada}

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I am a huge smoothie fan. I first became acquainted with smoothies when I saw people writing about the health benefits of green smoothies. Have you ever heard of these kinds of smoothies? To make a green smoothie, you use fruits and vegetables...adding in flax seeds and other grains to make it a healthy meal alternative. I have used smoothies for many different things. Once, I was on a vegan diet and I was making green smoothies for breakfast every morning. Other times, I make smoothies for my children to ensure they are getting their healthy dose of fruits and veggies. No matter how you make them, smoothies are the BEST. I have recently been getting used to using glass straws when enjoying my smoothies because they hold up much better than plastic straws. Today, I am going to share a fantastic company with you and this company offers some really wonderful glass straws...which would make AWESOME stocking stuffers!!
GlassDharma is a company that manufactures glass straws of all shapes, sizes and even straws with colorful glass pieces artistically attached to them! This company was founded by David Leonhardt, a man who has been a glassblower for over 15 years. Here is more of his story...

I started doing some work for a local glass shop in town and noticed that the owner had glass drinking straws for sale. I had never heard of these before and I am always intrigued by something made out of glass that I hadn’t thought of.  I was struck by the unique elegance in such a simple item. 

I immediately recognized that here was a partial solution to our “plastics problem”.  Now, granted, there are a lot more plastics in our world than just drinking straws, but bear with me a minute and let me put things in perspective ... As of March 2008, McDonald’s serves an average of 52 million meals PER DAY!  (Per their website) How many of those served do you think were given a plastic straw?  I hope it is becoming obvious just how big of a problem these pesky little plastic straws can be.  Remember, this is just from McDonalds!!  Get the picture??

So ...

I created the GlassDharma line of glass drinking straws and this website to contribute one solution to the misuse of plastics in our society. 

Everyone that has seen these straws are filled with delight.  Not just because they promote health and are environmentally friendly, but that they do these things with elegance and style.

I totally agree that using glass straws promotes a healthier lifestyle. It actually helps me feel like I am pampering my self when I use my glass straw. Using these straws is a very elegant way to enjoy any beverage!
So, for this review I was sent a nice sampling of GlassDharma Glass Straws to check out, try and enjoy some serious sipping. These straws come in various sizes and lengths, so you can use your straws for different beverages.
It is also really nice to know that GlassDharma also sells Glass Straw brushes so you don't have to worry about how you are going to clean your straw. You can get a super skinny brush for your smaller straws and a bigger brush for the larger straws, which is really great. I had a glass straw prior to receiving these, but I had no brush to clean it with. So, it made using the straw challenging. These brushes are sold separately from the straws but I just wanted to let you know that they are available! They also sell really nice hemp soft sleeves for you to store your straw in and ensure it travels safely wherever you take it. I love that!
So, let's look at some of the benefits of using a glass straw as opposed to plastic straws...
  • Glass straws do not leak toxins into your drink. Plastic can be toxic, and the glass obviously is not toxic. 
  • Each time you use your glass straw equals one less plastic straw ending up in your landfill. There is a huge landfill about 30 minutes from my house and my oh my...I cannot even begin to imagine how many straws are in it!! 
  • A great environmental addition to your kitchenware. Great for hot or cold drinks, microwave and dishwasher safe!!
  • Made of borosilicate tubing and is the strongest glass commercially available. Means that we have spared no expense in bringing you the strongest, most durable drinking straw possible.
Today, I had my daughter use one of the straws with her juice. She is my little helper and product tester when it comes to reviews and loves to try out new things. She has always eyed my glass straw and so now she can have her own while mommy enjoys hers! She LOVED it and believe me, little brother didn't let me get away with not letting him try it too!
I absolutely LOVE the dots that are used to embellish these straws. Aren't they cute? It adds so much pizzazz to the straw...what a great touch! I could easily see myself giving these away as gifts or hostess gifts.

GlassDharma is very gracious when it comes to their product guarantee. While they cannot guarantee that their straws will NEVER break, they will guarantee that you will be refunded or offered an exchange for any product you are not completely satisfied with (excluding shipping).
GlassDharma Glass Straws range in prices from $6.50 to $10.00 (for individual straws) and you can also purchase them in sets, which is nice. Check out their website for store locations as well as other product information. You can also visit GlassDharma on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest (I'm their latest follower!)!

So, in my opinion...GlassDharma Glass Straws are fantastic! I love the designs and also the concept of having a straw that I can use over and over again...for the rest of my life! The fact that you can confidently and assuredly rely on their guarantee also gives me much peace of mind. I would definitely recommend this company to anyone...especially if you are looking for a unique holiday gift idea!
GlassDharma has offered to give away a $25 Gift Certificate to one of my readers! Here are your entry options...
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Disclaimer: I received no monetary compensation for this post. I did receive free GlassDharma Straws for review purposes. All quotes and stock photos are from the GlassDharma website and email. Prize is being provided by the sponsor. All thoughts and opinions are 100% mine.

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9 comments

  1. I would get a couple of the SMOOTHIE STRAWS

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  2. I would get the sipper decorative dot set of four straws.

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  3. I like the BUBBLE TEA straws! Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
    Reneewalters3@yahoo.com

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  4. I would get the Bubble Tea straws w/ dots.

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  5. I like the Glass drinking straws hemp soft sleeves in ocean blue

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  6. I would like to purchase SMOOTHIE straws
    (4) 12mm x 8"
    (7.6mm inside diameter)
    twinkle at optonline dot net

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  7. I would love to try the smoothie! Lieutcrunch27 (at) gmail (dot) com

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  8. might get set of 4 SMOOTHIE straws

    brich22 at earthlink dot net

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  9. I like the bubble tea straws

    email/ daveshir2005@yahoo.com
    fb/ shirley greenawalt zolenski

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