I’m not quite sure what message this gift would send but it sure is one of the most unique gifts ideas we’ve come across.
For just $13 you too can give a cherished loved one a full year of… Toothbrushes.. (That’s makes a total of 4 toothbrushes for those who are numerically challenged.) Best of all, they won’t have to think about replacing their toothbrush since a new one will just come in the mail.
Here’s the story behind this service-
How many times has your dentist told you to replace your toothbrush every three months? Yet there you are again staring at that same old toothbrush in your medicine cabinet knowing that it has exceeded its expiration date. Say goodbye to that toothbrush and shopping lists, too, with Preserve’s subscription program. Every three months, a new Preserve Toothbrush is delivered to your door. Sparkling teeth and fresh breath are yours. And you can tell your dentist that you are playing by the rules. Flossing every day…that one’s up to you.
The first shipment delivers a toothbrush in travel case and the three that follow come with a toothbrush and a “mail back pack”. What’s a “mail back pack” you ask? We’ll let Preserve, the company behind the product, explain-
Finally, a recycling solution for your yogurt cups, hummus tubs and other #5 plastic containers! If you’re serious about recycling, you know that most communities don’t accept these common containers for recycling. There’s not enough money in it for them to make it work. And those communities that do accept #5s are generally forced (by poor economics) into bundling them with other plastics to form a mixed plastic bale. This mixed plastic bale is of low value and is often shipped overseas to an unknown end of life.
Preserve and our partners created the Gimme 5 program to offer a simple way to save these plastics and make sure they have a second life. Now you can enjoy all of those great products that come packaged in #5 plastic, save them up, clean them out and drop them at one of these retail locations. Just look for the Preserve Gimme 5 bin.
By recycling your #5s through the Gimme 5 program, you are:
Saving plastic from being sent to landfills
Keeping it local by recycling it here in the USA
Powering Preserve by helping us transform your recyclables into new Preserve toothbrushes and razors
That’s right, the toothbrushes that comes as part of this subscription are made from… Other people’s trash?
So what message would such a gift deliver?
It could be- “I love you and care about your dental hygiene…”
But, just as easily it could send the message…
“OMG your breath smells like a sewer would you puhleez use one of these???”
Our advice… If you give one of these subscriptions choose the wording of the card VERY carefully… And don’t bundle it with a jumbo size bottle of Listerine.