Weekly column by Barbara Hirsch
Black Friday is not usually a temptation for me. My problem is not so much a consumption problem, as in wanting to buy things, I just love spending money. That’s how I get my purchasing charge. Anyway, here are a few thing and otherwise suggestions that will bring on good feelings if you need to unload some cash this week.
Life Straw water filters will bring drinkable water to people who really need it, like many in the Philippines. Today, a Rotary club in Florida is matching donations to double the number of these things distributed. Indiegogo has other cool gift opportunities that support tiny nascent businesses, as does Kickstarter, which also has some local ones springing up.
Yummy consumables? Local wine lovers can visit Carr Winery, discounting most of their wines 30% this weekend. They also sell refillable wine bottles and have 4 wines on tap for refilling them.
If more riding and less driving is in your or someone you love’s healthier future, VeloPro and Bicycle Bob’s are both having big sales this weekend.
How about a lovely and functional way to avoid buying single serving plastic bottles of water?