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Quirky Holiday Gift Ideas From Uncommon Goods

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.


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. 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).


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.


Organic Cotton Teethers Veggie Crate (get them here).


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.


Come In, Go Away Doormat (get it here)


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.


Aquafarm (get it here)

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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  • Reply Sand

    I like the stump necklace.

    December 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM
  • Reply Sand

    I would support RAINN.

    December 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM
  • Reply Thomas Murphy

    I like the personalized whiskey barrel

    December 3, 2013 at 11:32 PM
  • Reply Thomas Murphy

    I would support American Forests

    December 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM
  • Reply Jennifer Reed

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

    December 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM
  • Reply tina reynolds

    I love the Mens’ Wooden Watch for my husbands

    December 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply tina reynolds

    I would support american forests

    December 3, 2013 at 9:21 PM
  • Reply Tim

    I would choose City Harvest.

    December 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM
  • Reply jules m.

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

    December 3, 2013 at 5:13 PM
  • Reply jules m.

    id choose Women for Women International as my charity

    December 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM
  • Reply ewhatley

    I like the Hattie mother/daughter aprons

    December 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM
  • Reply Annette

    I really like these spider web glasses:

    December 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM
  • Reply Annette

    I’d choose to support RAINN.

    December 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM
  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz

    I love the Lightbulb aquarium

    December 3, 2013 at 12:58 PM
  • Reply Amanda Sakovitz

    I would support American Forests

    December 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM
  • Reply Lisa Garner

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

    December 3, 2013 at 11:42 AM
  • Reply Lisa Garner

    I would support RAINN while shopping.

    December 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM
  • Reply Andrina G

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

    December 3, 2013 at 10:33 AM
  • Reply Andrina G

    I would choose to support City Harvest.

    December 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM
  • Reply Sarah

    I love the wiener dog oil and vinegar set

    December 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM
  • Reply Sarah

    I would choose City Harvest

    December 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM
  • Reply Geoff K

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

    December 3, 2013 at 9:32 AM
  • Reply Geoff K

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

    December 3, 2013 at 9:31 AM
  • Reply Deb C

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

    December 3, 2013 at 2:48 AM
  • Reply Deb C

    I would choose to support RAINN

    December 3, 2013 at 2:48 AM
  • Reply Jasanna

    This is the coolest!

    December 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM
  • Reply Jasanna

    City Harvest!

    December 2, 2013 at 9:05 PM
  • Reply Pam O

    I love the Gardener’s Seat

    December 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM
  • Reply Lauren E.

    I love the steampunk pepper mill

    December 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM
  • Reply joni

    Love the License Plate Platter.

    December 1, 2013 at 8:05 PM
  • Reply joni

    I would choose Women for Women International

    December 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM
  • Reply Emily S.

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

    December 1, 2013 at 12:02 PM
  • Reply Emily S.

    I love the mixtape glasses.

    December 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM
  • Reply Sandy Cain

    I love the Salts of the World Test Tube kit!:

    December 1, 2013 at 11:12 AM
  • Reply Sandy Cain

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

    December 1, 2013 at 11:11 AM
  • Reply April Mae

    I love the Bad Dog products!

    November 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM
  • Reply Carey Miller

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

    November 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM
  • Reply Vicki Wurgler

    I like the Cardboard Rhino Trophy Head

    November 29, 2013 at 10:12 AM
  • Reply Vicki Wurgler

    City Harvest

    November 29, 2013 at 10:10 AM
  • Reply mickeyfan

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

    November 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM
  • Reply mickeyfan

    I’d support RAINN.

    November 29, 2013 at 7:34 AM
  • Reply Nannypanpan

    I’d donate to American forrests

    November 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM
  • Reply Nannypanpan

    I like the sock monkey blanket

    November 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM
  • Reply Kristie

    I like the bunny felt baby slippers

    November 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM
  • Reply Kristie

    I’d choose to help City Harvest

    November 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM
  • Reply Kathy S

    I’m excited about THE PATH necklace.

    November 27, 2013 at 10:31 PM
  • Reply Kathy S

    I would choose American Forests.

    November 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM
  • Reply KathY S

    American Forests

    November 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM
  • Reply meredith

    I would pick City Harvest

    November 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM
  • Reply meredith

    the aquafarm looks fun!

    November 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM
  • Reply marybeth i

    I like the black cuff with 100 elements

    November 27, 2013 at 4:21 PM
  • Reply marybeth i

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

    November 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM
  • Reply Adrianne B

    I am most excited about the Math Equation Glasses.

    November 27, 2013 at 1:42 PM
  • Reply Adrianne B

    I would be supporting RAINN

    November 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM
  • Reply MaryB

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

    November 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM
  • Reply MaryB

    American Forests charity.

    November 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM
  • Reply latanya

    ninja umbrella

    November 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM
  • Reply latanya

    city harvest charity

    November 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM
  • Reply Kathleen

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

    November 27, 2013 at 6:34 AM
  • Reply Kathleen

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

    November 27, 2013 at 6:33 AM
  • Reply Becca F

    I’d pick Women for Women International

    November 27, 2013 at 1:48 AM
  • Reply Becca F

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

    November 27, 2013 at 1:45 AM
  • Reply Ann Fantom

    I would like to get my husband the TREE RING PEN

    November 26, 2013 at 8:47 PM
  • Reply Ann Fantom

    I would support the City Harvest charity.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

    November 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM
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