Last Minute Gift Idea… A Toothbrush??


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. Yes, every 3 months for an entire year your loved one will get a new toothbrush. (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.

Via Werd

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About the Author

Dan Cohen
Having a father who was heavily involved in early laser and fiber-optical research, Dan grew up surrounded by technology and gadgets. Dan’s father brought home one of the very first video games when he was young and Dan remembers seeing a “pre-release” touchtone phone. (When he asked his father what the “#” and “*” buttons were his dad said, “Some day, far in the future, we’ll have some use for them.”) Technology seemed to be in Dan’s blood but at some point he took a different path and ended up in the clergy. His passion for technology and gadgets never left him. Dan is married to Raina Goldberg who is also an avid user of Apple products. They live in New Jersey with their golden doodle Nava.

1 Comment on "Last Minute Gift Idea… A Toothbrush??"

  1. Joel McLaughlin | December 21, 2010 at 9:39 am |

    Weird…..but a cool idea.

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