Uncommon Gifts from Uncommon Goods: a Review and GIVEAWAY

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…well, maybe not beginning. That began the day after Halloween at some stores, and the day after Thanksgiving everywhere else. So it’s time to start picking out gifts for the the people I love. What? Haven’t I started that already? Um…not really. I find that that Christmas radio station, the fully decorated stores and neighborhoods, and the looming countdown calendar really inspire me.

This year, like most years, I’m doing some of my shopping in person, and some of my shopping online. I’ve really migrated to online shopping for the children because it’s easier to hid things that are already in plain brown boxes. I also like to shop online for family that lives far away, because if it has to be shipped, it may as well be shipped straight from the source.

When Uncommon Goods contacted me about a review, I was eager to do some online shopping and see what they offered.

In a nutshell, they offer FUN. They offer UNIQUE. They offer a convenient way to shop for things that are doing good things for artisans, the environment and a variety worthwhile causes (seriously- they’re dedicated to making the world a better place- check out their mission statement).

So what did I find? I’ll be honest. I found a couple of things for myself. Well, one thing exclusively for me, and one thing to share with Leilan.

coffee chart mugIn their Gifts under $25 section, I was seriously considering a few things for a few people. Then I found the Coffee Chart mug. And ordered it for myself. It’s my new go-to at home mug, and it’s fun to look at as I sip my morning java. It’s oversized and fun, and I don’t think I’ve gotten a new mug since I stopped teaching four years ago. It was time.

There are plenty of other fun things in their online store under $25- including other mugs, unicorn horns, barware, kitchen items, and more. It’s fun to browse, and it you’ve got a gift exchange to go to, you’ll find something no one else will bring.

It’s easy to shop by price point, occasion, or recipient.

After choosing my mug, I really was going to find something to gift someone else. Then, I found their personalized gifts.  I considered ordering a couple of wedding gifts early. I love the Intersection of Love print and the etched champagne flutes and everything you could get with your name or your initials or your state on it.

And then I saw it.

It’s probably because I had just finished reading Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell, and I was thinking of all the good mixed tapes I’ve had in my life. What’s funny is that I had just finished reading Landline by the same author when the pillow was delivered and I am SO GLAD I made this choice.

Uncommon Goods mixed tape side A

Uncommon Goods cassette pillow


{The Giveaway}

Are you ready to do some shopping at Uncommon Goods? I highly recommend them. Both items I received came quickly, were packaged well, and are of good quality. You really should click over and do some shopping.

To help, I’m giving away a $25 credit to shop at Uncommon Goods. Sound good to you?

To enter, just head on over and take a look around. Tell me what you’d buy if you had to make a decision RIGHT NOW in a comment. Then, for extra entries, feel free to share this blog post across social media, and leave a comment for each time you share.

This giveaway will be open until Weds, December 11th at about 9pm. The winner will be notified by email, and have 24 hours to respond before a new winner will be chosen.

Good luck and Happy Shopping!

32 Replies to “Uncommon Gifts from Uncommon Goods: a Review and GIVEAWAY”

  1. Things I ordered: Whisky Wedge for a certain fairy for Christmas.
    Things that I WANT because my eyes filled with tears: Mother & Daughter Letter Book Set. Oh how I want that for my girl, but also selfishly for my mother & I.

    I would have never even thought to shop Uncommon Goods. Now, I may be a bit addicted. And, they are sold out of your fancy mug (not that I was coveting one for myself).

  2. So many cool things! I’d be torn on just what to buy, but it would most likely be from the books section: possibly the scratch travel journal or the mother & daughter letter book.

  3. I would get the flavor infuser water bottle. I know that after the first of the year I am going to be drinking a lot more water because I have gotten out of the habit. But I hate regular water! All of my friends keep telling me I need to get one of the infuser bottles so that I stop accidentally swallowing lemon and lime seeds!

  4. I love Uncommon Goods! I was just flipping through the catalog this weekend (I know, I know, how very old school). One of my favorite gifts I ever purchased was from there: the Ticket Stub binder. The kids and I organized all of Mike’s ticket stubs from various concerts, games and shows that he’d stuffed in a shoe box and put them in the binder. He was speechless Christmas morning! I’ve got my eye on the scratch-off wall map for the office.

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