This is the latest item I have been on the hunt for. A very eco conscious friend of mine had jaw surgery last week. While dropping off smoothies and magazines, I wanted to add some stainless steel straws to the mix. I couldn't find them at any of our local stores. With a quick internet search, I found many places to order them from, the least expensive at ChefTools. $9.99 for 4.
What a great alternative to plastic straws. Because of my daughters' 3 or 4 plastic straws a day wastefulness, I no longer purchase them. These polished steel straws are reusable, dishwasher safe and very cool. Stocked in my vintage martini shaker they would add a great touch to my mini bar cupboard:
Wouldn't they be a great hostess gift as well?