The stockings are hung by the chimney with care… better make sure there’s something worthwhile in them! It’s all too easy to let stocking stuffers fall by the wayside in the hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season. And by the time you remember, a quick trip to the drugstore finishes them off. Not this year! Behold 15 surprising, cool, and affordable picks that’ll rival the delight of their main gifts. There’s just one problem: You’ll earn such a sparkling reputation as Santa’s Best Helper, you’ll have to deliver again next year!
We all know that the holidays can be a stressful time of year. On top of juggling parties and trying to snack responsibly in the face of all those tantalizing treats, there’s an often-unspoken seasonal antagonist: gifting anxiety. The sinking fear that your gift recipient will already have what you’ve picked for them. Or worse, they won’t like it. Or, worst of all, they won’t want your offering because they’ve seen it everywhere and They’re. Just. Over. It. The good news is, there are plenty of wow-inducing gifts still out there. In fact, they’re in here. Yep, in this this very gift guide you’ll see 21 “Where’d you find this?!” gifts. Go ahead and consider us your secret weapon for battling gifting anxiety. (Whether or not you want to let your giftees in on the secret is totally up to you!) Continue Reading…
Good news, super Santas! You don’t have to go broke in order to nab gifts that your loved ones will appreciate this holiday season. Here at UncommonGoods, we’ve got plenty of impressive wares priced at $50 (or less), and we’ve collected 15 of our favorites here. Whether you’re on the lookout for something edible, playable, or merely functional, we’ve got a good that fits the bill… and then some. Read on for more.
More than any other age group, teenagers go through a crazy roller coaster of changes. Once they bid farewell to the “little kid” years, they really start to explore who they are, who they’re not, and who they want to become. They are on a constant quest to find a voice (and, perhaps, the #perfecthashtag). We think this period of self-discovery is really awesome. Here at UncommonGoods, we’re all about encouraging individuality. So we hand-selected 20 of our coolest items for the savvy, curious, flourishing and fun-loving teens in your life. These gifts will not only be Instagram worthy keepsakes, but also little stamps of uniqueness during this holiday season and beyond.
Many years from now, when archaeologists of the distant future excavate the sites of 21st century man caves, they’ll get a glimpse into the daily life of today’s modern man. We want them to take a look at the artifacts they find and be amazed. But before future archaeologists can be amazed by their findings, it’s up to us to make sure those man caves are fully-loaded with all of the coolest things. It’s also up to us to make sure that our modern-day men are totally blown away by the holiday gifts they get this year. Help the man cave dweller in your life create a truly impressive domain with these must-have goods.
When the holiday season first rolls ’round, so, too, does the requisite holiday anxiety. “What on earth,” you may ask, “should I get everyone?” We all know not to nab something they already have, but sometimes, that can seem like a tall order. Luckily, with our help, we think you’ll find something that fits the bill. That’s because our first gift guide of the season, featuring only the freshest picks from our assortment, makes it easier than ever to steer clear of stuff you’re worried they’ve already got. Behold: a whopping 22 gifts new to UncommonGoods this year.
What makes a workplace great? Your knee-jerk response might focus on salary and benefits, but we all know it’s more than that. Do you feel challenged? Are you encouraged to grow? Do you have a say in your company’s direction? Do you feel like it’s your company? Do you like your co-workers? We’ve had the goal of being a great place to work for a long time, but that can mean different things to different people. We realized that in order to actually make it happen and in turn become a stronger, more impactful business, we had to figure out what “great place to work” meant to us.
Through discussions with our leadership, work with our human resources team and a trusted advisor, looking at the practices of businesses we admire, and a lot of feedback from team members across the company, we put who we want to be as an organization into words with our seven Guiding Principles.
Each of our Principles helps us define what we’re working to be as a company, and what we want to mean to the people who work here. In short, they’re a set of guidelines to keep us all moving in the same direction. That doesn’t mean that there won’t be differences of opinion expressed. In fact, the Principles are set up to empower folks around here to do just that.