No Gift Baskets, Please.

Last year, the NYC office of Z Plus Partners in DUMBO (located down under the Brooklyn Bridge) was inundated with holiday gift baskets.

While they definitely enjoyed the treats, it got them thinking-- there is a lot of cost associated with sending these items -- money that could be more meaningfully spent.

So they came up with a website for the holiday season that offers up some gift alternatives: NoBasketsPlease.com.

The site includes items chosen to promote sustainability and social responsibility:

For your literary friends... Worldchanging: a Users Guide for the 21st Century
For the chocoholic in your life... greenandblacks.com
For those who want to green the earth... self.org
For communities across the globe... heifer.org
And if you must send a gift basket, why not send one to support our troops in Iraq... ecarepackage.com
Z Plus also commisioned a song for the season, specially written by official Pop!Tech bard, Ethan Lipton, aptly titled "Gift Basket". You can download it for free from the Z+ Blog.

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