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Our Top 10 Gifts for Mom!

April 29, 2011

Mother’s day is just a few days away, but there’s still time to get great last minute gifts that are sure to make your mom’s day!

Birth Month Flower Necklace

These birth month flower necklaces aren’t just for birthdays! Choose your mom’s birth flower or take the alternative route and go with her favorite color, her favorite flower or a month that has special meaning to her!

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Happy Tax Day!

April 15, 2011

Traditionally, tax day is April 15. Fortunately for those procrastinators out there, this year the IRS is giving us an extra weekend to prepare.

Since Emancipation Day falls on a Saturday this year, the holiday is being recognized today, April 15. That means that April 15 is a holiday, and tax day cannot fall on a holiday or weekend, according to Wallet Pop.

All of this tax talk has us thinking fiscally, so we’re sharing a few of our favorite ways to carry cash, cards and coins.

Double Your Money Clip

Double Your Money Clip

So true!

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Introducing the Blunt Umbrella

April 12, 2011

Our brand new blunt umbrella is the last umbrella you’ll ever need. Designed with rounded edges that eliminate sharp run-ins with passersby and a radial tension system that makes for easy handling in strong weather, this high-tech umbrella helps you take on rainy days with grace.

But you can see for yourself. (Warning: Turn down the volume. It was windy out there!):

I went out in an afternoon shower on the windiest pier I could find, just to make sure the blunt umbrella lives up to the hype. And as you can see, it does.

Want to hear what I was saying? Here I am, testing out the blunt umbrella before the storm really picked up:

If you ever had any doubts about how much we at UncommonGoods love our customers, know this. We don’t hesitate to run out into rainstorms to make sure you have the best possible rain accessories!

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Rockin’ Recycled Gift Idea

April 5, 2011

Earth Month is a special time of year here at UncommonGoods, and we’re celebrating all month long with special blog posts on sustainability and profiles of UG artists that are doing their part for the planet. We’re also giving away Earth friendly products all month long!

Don’t forget to check out our profile of recycled glass artists Vawn and Mike Gray and enter for your chance to win a Recycled Glass Night Light—but if you need a really cool, inexpensive, recycled gift now, take a look at these great handmade Guitar String Bracelets, designed by Hannah Garrison and Steve Bernstein!

Hannah began crafting bracelets made from used guitar strings for musician friends and their families. When she saw Steve’s Craigslist add reading: “Do you have any ideas for interesting products made with guitar strings?” Hannah knew she was on to something. Now, the team makes recycled guitar string bracelets in five colors, works with big name musicians to create special bracelets for charity and runs an eco-friendly business.

Hannah even sent us a list of Earth Month reminders of how to stay green while living like a rock star. Her list includes:

      -Carpool to the next concert.


      -Get energy efficient speakers, you’ll use less electricity


      (and save money on your electric bill).


      -Play acoustic when you’re practicing or working on new material. “You’ll conserve energy and also hear some cool nuances that you might have otherwise missed.”


      -Use a chalkboard or marker board when writing out song lyrics or set lists.


    -Listen to a song that reminds you to help save the planet.

Are you a guitarist? Do you know someone who is? Your old guitar strings can end up in a bracelet, too! Just send them to:

Wear Your Music
112 Main Street,
Woonsocket, RI 02895

Do you play an instrument or practice another form of art? We want to know how you stay green while sharing your talent! And don’t forget to check back often for more recycled gift ideas and the next Earth Month giveaway!

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A Great Gift-Giving Story

March 22, 2011

Ever read the Gift of the Magi? I think we all aspire to go that extra mile and find that one truly meaningful gift for the friends and family we love.

Last month we asked you to share your stories of the gifts and gift-givers that made a difference in your life. And one story, from a gift-giver herself, touched our hearts:

Judith said:

My husband is almost in remission with metastatic prostate cancer. We treasure each day we have, so I got him the past present future watch. He loves it and it reminds us to live today in the present, what past is gone, and the future is still to be.

Judith, thanks for sharing your story with us.

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Remake, Renovate, Redecorate

March 1, 2011

These are the three R’s of springtime. After a long winter, who doesn’t want a new look for their home? We just showed you some great ways to liven up your bathroom, but we’re not stopping there.

What’s next on our redecorating spree?

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