Quirky Holiday Gift Ideas From Uncommon Goods / $50 Giveaway 12.4.13

Happy Holidays! Wait. What? Thanksgiving isn’t even here yet! Oh, but you know the routine. Out with Halloween, in with Christmas. This is great for those who like to get their shopping done early. Well welcome, early shoppers, to the first installment of my holiday gift guide! Today, I am excited to share some quirky gift recommendations from UncommonGoods!

UncommonGoods offers creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Products at UncommonGoods are unique and often never seen before. Uncommon offers something for everyone from geeks to yogis to tastemakers. Uncommon makes shopping entertaining, convenient, and uncommon. They feature artists and designers by highlighting their stories on product pages. Uncommon also puts emphasis on handmade goods, making them easy to find by labeling them a blue hand icon. For a touch of fun, Uncommon posts uncommon information and facts related to certain product categories or featured items on the site. I bet you didn’t know that early candles were often eaten rather than burned. Did you know that Leonardo da Vinci invented the scissors? Me neither.

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UncommonGoods is also sustainable and mindful. Uncommon prints catalogs on recycled paper (30% post consumer waste) and all our merchandise is produced without harm to animals. They also donate a portion of each order to non-profit organizations which customers can choose from at checkout. Through their Better to Give Program, Uncommon currently supports: American Forests, Women for Women International, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

Consider UncommonGoods for your holiday shopping. I’m telling you, you’ll be hooked. Must.buy.all.the.things. Hooked. Best of all your purchases will support people in need. That’s a great excuse to go shopping.

Ok and now for our favorite goods from Uncommon.

Periodic Table Building Blocks (get them here).

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These aren’t your ordinary baby blocks. Every baby younger child with geeky parents should have a set. Each block features an element from the periodic table, printed with vibrant non-toxic, child safe inks. The boys absolutely love taking turns stacking them up and knocking them over.

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Organic Cotton Teethers Veggie Crate (get them here).

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Feast your eyes on the most ADORABLE plush tomato, carrot, mushroom, and green pea. Isn’t the presentation lovely? The veggies are made of 100% organic Egyptian cotton, making them great for teething. Exhibit A.

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Come In, Go Away Doormat (get it here)

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How clever is this doormat? When I saw it, I had to have it. When entering our home, the rug reads “Come In”, when leaving, “Go Away”. Hahaha! It’s a nice thick rug rug. It sheds a little so I recommend keeping it outside.

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Aquafarm (get it here)

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Love this fishtank/garden duo. A small fish lives below, herbs grow above. The plants help clean the tank and use the fish excretions as a natural fertilizer. I know firsthand that plants love fish emulsion. When I use it in my veggie garden out back, the plants start growing like crazy. This beauty deserves a post of its own, so stay tuned for a post sharing our experience setting up our new habitat.

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Giveaway ends December 4, 2013 at 12AM CST. Products and prize featured in this post were provided by the folks at UncommonGoods. Just thought you should know.

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is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper.

64 Comments

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Sand

    I like the stump necklace.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Sand

    I would support RAINN.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Thomas Murphy

    I like the personalized whiskey barrel

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Thomas Murphy

    I would support American Forests

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Jennifer Reed

    I think the portable ping-pong set from UncommonGoods would be fun to have over the long winter months.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    tina reynolds

    I love the Mens’ Wooden Watch for my husbands

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    tina reynolds

    I would support american forests

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Tim

    I would choose City Harvest.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    jules m.

    i want the Row Boat Salad Bowl With Wood Serving Utensils. im obsessed with it.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    jules m.

    id choose Women for Women International as my charity

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    ewhatley

    I like the Hattie mother/daughter aprons

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Annette

    I really like these spider web glasses: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/spider-web-tumblers-set-of-6

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Annette

    I’d choose to support RAINN.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Amanda Sakovitz

    I love the Lightbulb aquarium

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Amanda Sakovitz

    I would support American Forests

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Lisa Garner

    I would love to get the Row Boat Salad Bowl With Wood Serving Utensils

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Lisa Garner

    I would support RAINN while shopping.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Andrina G

    I would love to get my brother the Wooden Beer Tote With Bottle.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Andrina G

    I would choose to support City Harvest.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Sarah

    I love the wiener dog oil and vinegar set

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Sarah

    I would choose City Harvest

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Geoff K

    I’d love to have the Driftwood iphone charging dock from Uncommon Goods – what a cool idea!

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Geoff K

    I’d love to support the great charity Women for Women International!

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Deb C

    I’d love the Butterfly Puddler for my rock garden.

  • Reply December 3, 2013

    Deb C

    I would choose to support RAINN

  • Reply December 2, 2013

    Jasanna

    This is the coolest! http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/moss-terrarium-bottle

  • Reply December 2, 2013

    Jasanna

    City Harvest!

  • Reply December 2, 2013

    Pam O

    I love the Gardener’s Seat

  • Reply December 2, 2013

    Lauren E.

    I love the steampunk pepper mill

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    joni

    Love the License Plate Platter.

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    joni

    I would choose Women for Women International

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    Emily S.

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    Emily S.

    I love the mixtape glasses.

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    Sandy Cain

    I love the Salts of the World Test Tube kit!: http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/salts-of-the-world-test-tube-set

  • Reply December 1, 2013

    Sandy Cain

    I’d choose to support CityHarvest.org. There are so many people that go hungry in my city!

  • Reply November 30, 2013

    April Mae

    I love the Bad Dog products!

  • Reply November 29, 2013

    Carey Miller

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

  • Reply November 29, 2013

    Vicki Wurgler

    I like the Cardboard Rhino Trophy Head

  • Reply November 29, 2013

    Vicki Wurgler

    City Harvest

  • Reply November 29, 2013

    mickeyfan

    The Bangle Coasters are a wonderful use of a recycled material.

  • Reply November 29, 2013

    mickeyfan

    I’d support RAINN.

  • Reply November 28, 2013

    Nannypanpan

    I’d donate to American forrests

  • Reply November 28, 2013

    Nannypanpan

    I like the sock monkey blanket

  • Reply November 28, 2013

    Kristie

    I like the bunny felt baby slippers

  • Reply November 28, 2013

    Kristie

    I’d choose to help City Harvest

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Kathy S

    I’m excited about THE PATH necklace.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Kathy S

    I would choose American Forests.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    KathY S

    American Forests

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    meredith

    I would pick City Harvest

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    meredith

    the aquafarm looks fun!

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    marybeth i

    I like the black cuff with 100 elements

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    marybeth i

    RAINN – I believe in supporting causes that benefit women and children

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Adrianne B

    I am most excited about the Math Equation Glasses.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Adrianne B

    I would be supporting RAINN

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    MaryB

    I’d like to get my son the record bowl.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    MaryB

    American Forests charity.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    latanya

    ninja umbrella

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    latanya

    city harvest charity

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Kathleen

    I love the Kantha blanket and driftwood docking station. There are too many cool things here!

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Kathleen

    City Harvest is a great organization that does amazing stuff for cities near us. I’d support them.

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Becca F

    I’d pick Women for Women International

  • Reply November 27, 2013

    Becca F

    I’d buy the artisanal cheese making kit for my sister

  • Reply November 26, 2013

    Ann Fantom

    I would like to get my husband the TREE RING PEN

    http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/tree-ring-pen

  • Reply November 26, 2013

    Ann Fantom

    I would support the City Harvest charity.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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