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Gift Lab: Does Our Silicone Suction Pet Set Have Staying Power?

October 16, 2017

Jackie, our very own PR pro, is back—and this time, she’s got pet bowls on the brain.

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Silicone Suction Pet Set

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About a year ago, I adopted a wonderful rescue cat from the Bronx named Orange Ivy Carter. Her name is inspired by Beyoncé’s daughter, Blue Ivy, but I modified it slightly since my Ivy is orange.

Editor’s Note: It’s worth mentioning that Ivy is something of a local celebrity here at UncommonGoods, where she frequently features in our #uncommonpets Slack channel. After all, who can resist those little paws?

So regal.

Although Ivy is perfect in every way (besides her habit of biting everything that moves and eating laptop chargers), she is a very, very messy eater. Her preferred method includes using her paws to fling food out of her bowl and eat it off wherever it lands, be it the floor or walls. The area around her bowls was a complete disaster, and her paper bag place mat had to be replaced every three days since it got so soggy. When I saw the Silicone Suction Pet Set had been added to our assortment, I knew I had to give it a try.

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15 Unique Stocking Stuffers Under $20

October 10, 2017

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!

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What’s New?
22 Fresh Holiday Gifts for 2017

October 3, 2017

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.

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16 Thoughtful Gifts for Your Significant Other’s Parents

October 2, 2017

Whether you’re meeting the parents for the first time or the twenty-first, it’s never easy to know what, exactly, you should present as your holiday offering. A bottle of wine, while delicious, can be impersonal. A matching set of holiday sweaters? Too personal. To hit that yuletide sweet spot, look for something that’ll bring tidings of comfort and joy to their home. Wrap it up, present it with confidence, then gather around the table or fireplace to enjoy the reason for the season: loved ones coming together.

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11 Unboring Pairs of Socks to Keep Your Toes Cool, Yet Toasty

October 1, 2017

Ah, the humble sock: a tool both useful and full of personality, designed to show off, say, your love of tacos or little doggies. Or, you know, your initials. Or maybe the title of a controversial, cool-kid book you really like. Whatever it is that you want your feet to broadcast, the possibilities, in today’s stylish landscape, are virtually endless, and our assortment features plenty of options both playful and serious. That’s why we created this sock-centric gift guide: to showcase the hottest tootsie trappers we have on offer, from sparkling, scaly wonders to stockings stitched in the style of an ice cream come. There’s something for everyone within… and that includes your little ones.

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16 Gifts Every College Student Needs

October 1, 2017

They may be specializing in philosophical theories or complex scientific methods. But when it comes to determining what’ll make them feel at home in their new land far away, they may draw a blank. Good thing you’re the expert on them. Pamper your scholar from afar, but in, you know, a totally chill way. Consider these presents the grownup equivalent of slipping a special note into their lunchbox. Each one shows you care and keep them close to your heart—even as they spread their wings and fly.

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