It's a fact universally acknowledged: The holidays are f'n crazy. Not to say we don't love this time of year, but navigating the malls, attempting to find the perfect gifts, and planning a holiday party somewhere in all that chaos can wear on you. It's a good time to pick your battles and cut yourself some slack whenever possible.
Case in point: Let's say you'll be the gracious host of a soirèe in the next few days. Your ratio of plates to number of guests is off, and paper plates seem tacky (not to mention an environmental disaster). What to do? Breathe, to start. Then click over to Branch and take a look at Wasara, a new line of disposable dinnerware that's here to save the day.
Each piece–from bowls and trays to tumblers and coffee cups–is made from a combination of sugarcane fiber, bamboo, and reed pulp, all renewable materials that are 100% tree-free. You can also throw them in your green bin after the big party as they are biodegradable and compostable, making clean up one less thing to worry about. And did we mention they're gorgeous? Packs of six run around $10, and you can also order in bulk. See the full selection at Branch, and leave that panic attack for another day.