by Michael dEstries
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You never know what you’re going to get in the latest GOOP newsletter from Gwyneth Paltrow. Thankfully, this latest one manages to avoid the kind of scorn we dished out for previous incarnations — though we’re sure not everyone will be happy.

First off, this is the gift guide edition of GOOP — and as such, we’re treated to a smattering of products and ideas from the actress. Surprisingly, they’re all rather affordable — sans the gift baskets and the $1,850 Hermes watch. She’s also added a few eco-friendly products to the mix in the form of a recycled bamboo utensil set and an organic gift basket.

Things on the philanthropic side are a bit lite — which is surprising since she says, “There are big gaps to make up this year for charitable organizations, giving is down and people need help.” She mentions a cool way to send Christmas cards that benefits the Robinhood Foundation — but it also would have been great if she had listed off a few other orgs she supports and ways to donate. Why not list off some awesome “gifts” from Oxfam Unwrapped?

If you don’t have it in your inbox, look for the latest GOOP gift list to show up on the official site shortly.

About Michael dEstries

Michael has been blogging since 2005 on issues such as sustainability, renewable energy, philanthropy, and healthy living. He regularly contributes to a slew of publications, as well as consulting with companies looking to make an impact using the web and social media. He lives in Ithaca, NY with his family on an apple farm.

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  • http://BrainyBlonde.com erin

    Doesn’t make up for her selling furs in advertisements (then claiming they snuck up behind her and put the fur coat on) and then saying she loves animals and is pretty much vegetarian (but then sending out her goop newsletter to thousands suggesting they stuff a big fat dead non organic turkey for Thanksgiving. It’ll take years before I like this woman (born on the same day as me) maybe i never will…… such a shame :(