Unique Gift Ideas ~
The holidays are around the corner and if you are like me, you want to find just the right gift for everyone on your list!
The inspiring story of Uncommon Goods ~
The folks at Uncommon Goods wrote to me to introduce themselves and I am super happy that they did!
” In 1999, our founder Dave Bolotsky visited a Smithsonian Museum craft show in Washington D.C. and was captivated by the variety of unique handmade goods and the talented people behind them. He saw there was a significant public demand for beautiful design.”
“We attempt to minimize our environmental impact, working with our artists to use sustainable or recycled materials whenever possible, choosing environmentally friendlier packing materials, and printing our catalog on Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] certified and recycled paper.”
Uncommon Goods focuses on the artists and their stories and supports the creative community. I am super impressed with the message they send and their great big heart. What I loved most about the site is the unique gift items that they have listed. Although it may sound repetitive, these gifts are not typical, they are creative and different, not “common” at all.
I had a ball looking through each of the categories and found many things that were truly the perfect gift. Additionally, I found a few things just right for me too!
I hope that you will visit the website and consider purchasing unique and clever gifts for everyone on your list.
Take a look at what I found on my shopping spree! Don’t tell anyone, a few of them are really Christmas gifts!
A Necklace for my daughter ~
“A daughter fulfills the circle with love passed from her mother, with every joy we share our love grows even stronger.” I could not pass this up! #theperfectgift
For the tea drinker on the go!
For the traveler ~
Split into four sections that detail your plans, experiences, activities, and reflections, this detailed journal offers space to jot down your packing lists, doodle during your layover, document the people you met, and relive the sights and sounds you have experienced.
For the dog lover on your list! A traveling water bottle with bowl.
6 thoughts on “Delightfully Uncommon Gift Ideas from Uncommon Goods”
I love Uncommon Goods too! Bought a few things from them over the years. Love browsing through their catalog when I get it in the mail! 🙂
That is so great to hear Kim – Fun!
Suzanne ~ I recently discovered Uncommon Goods by browsing through their catalog while on vacation. I found many items but one in particular for my daughter’s beau. He cooks most of their meals and frequently sets off the fire/smoke alarms when he cooks. Uncommon Goods has the perfect dish towel for such an occurrence and it is made by a Seattle artist. Win-win!
Donna – That is such a cute story! I am glad you found such a perfect gift!
I Purchased from Uncommon Goods several years ago for my father’s 75th birthday present. He is an aficionado and collector of classic cars and nostalgic pieces and I ordered from them a 78 record (remember these?) that had a customized label with a personal message for my Dad commemorating the milestone. The folks at Uncommon Goods took the time to work with me and rushed the order so it was delivered on time. Great that you have discovered them as well!
Wow! Lori, what a great story! Thank you so much for sharing!