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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.

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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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Sheena Tatum

Hey, I'm Sheena! I married my jr. high sweetheart and together, we raise three tiny humans in NW Indiana. I'm an introverted free-spirit and serial dreamer obsessed with all things tropical and carefree. I love inspiring others to live wholly and find beauty in the mundane. I don't always get it right, but I'll keep trying anyway. :) Email: [email protected]

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  • Sand December 3, 2013 at 11:44 PM

    I like the stump necklace.

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  • Sand December 3, 2013 at 11:43 PM

    I would support RAINN.

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

    I like the personalized whiskey barrel

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  • Thomas Murphy December 3, 2013 at 11:31 PM

    I would support American Forests

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  • Jennifer Reed December 3, 2013 at 11:10 PM

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

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

    I love the Mens’ Wooden Watch for my husbands

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

    I would support american forests

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  • Tim December 3, 2013 at 9:06 PM

    I would choose City Harvest.

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

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

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  • jules m. December 3, 2013 at 5:12 PM

    id choose Women for Women International as my charity

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  • ewhatley December 3, 2013 at 4:21 PM

    I like the Hattie mother/daughter aprons

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  • Annette December 3, 2013 at 1:22 PM
  • Annette December 3, 2013 at 1:17 PM

    I’d choose to support RAINN.

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

    I love the Lightbulb aquarium

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  • Amanda Sakovitz December 3, 2013 at 12:57 PM

    I would support American Forests

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

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

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  • Lisa Garner December 3, 2013 at 11:40 AM

    I would support RAINN while shopping.

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

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

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  • Andrina G December 3, 2013 at 10:28 AM

    I would choose to support City Harvest.

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  • Sarah December 3, 2013 at 9:51 AM

    I love the wiener dog oil and vinegar set

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  • Sarah December 3, 2013 at 9:47 AM

    I would choose City Harvest

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

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

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  • Geoff K December 3, 2013 at 9:31 AM

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

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  • Deb C December 3, 2013 at 2:48 AM

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

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  • Deb C December 3, 2013 at 2:48 AM

    I would choose to support RAINN

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  • Jasanna December 2, 2013 at 9:13 PM
  • Jasanna December 2, 2013 at 9:05 PM

    City Harvest!

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  • Pam O December 2, 2013 at 4:51 PM

    I love the Gardener’s Seat

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  • Lauren E. December 2, 2013 at 8:22 AM

    I love the steampunk pepper mill

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  • joni December 1, 2013 at 8:05 PM

    Love the License Plate Platter.

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  • joni December 1, 2013 at 8:03 PM

    I would choose Women for Women International

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

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

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  • Emily S. December 1, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    I love the mixtape glasses.

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

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

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  • April Mae November 30, 2013 at 2:54 PM

    I love the Bad Dog products!

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  • Carey Miller November 29, 2013 at 8:22 PM

    I’d choose Women for Women International.

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

    I like the Cardboard Rhino Trophy Head

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

    City Harvest

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  • mickeyfan November 29, 2013 at 7:37 AM

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

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  • mickeyfan November 29, 2013 at 7:34 AM

    I’d support RAINN.

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  • Nannypanpan November 28, 2013 at 9:57 PM

    I’d donate to American forrests

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  • Nannypanpan November 28, 2013 at 9:56 PM

    I like the sock monkey blanket

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  • Kristie November 28, 2013 at 12:56 PM

    I like the bunny felt baby slippers

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  • Kristie November 28, 2013 at 12:55 PM

    I’d choose to help City Harvest

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

    I’m excited about THE PATH necklace.

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  • Kathy S November 27, 2013 at 10:29 PM

    I would choose American Forests.

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  • KathY S November 27, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    American Forests

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  • meredith November 27, 2013 at 6:15 PM

    I would pick City Harvest

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  • meredith November 27, 2013 at 6:14 PM

    the aquafarm looks fun!

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

    I like the black cuff with 100 elements

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  • marybeth i November 27, 2013 at 3:46 PM

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

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

    I am most excited about the Math Equation Glasses.

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  • Adrianne B November 27, 2013 at 1:39 PM

    I would be supporting RAINN

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  • MaryB November 27, 2013 at 12:18 PM

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

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  • MaryB November 27, 2013 at 12:17 PM

    American Forests charity.

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  • latanya November 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    ninja umbrella

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  • latanya November 27, 2013 at 9:50 AM

    city harvest charity

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  • Kathleen November 27, 2013 at 6:34 AM

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

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  • Kathleen November 27, 2013 at 6:33 AM

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

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

    I’d pick Women for Women International

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  • Becca F November 27, 2013 at 1:45 AM

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

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

    I would like to get my husband the TREE RING PEN

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

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  • Ann Fantom November 26, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    I would support the City Harvest charity.

    abfantom at yahoo dot com

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