The Uncommon Life

Instagram Challenge: WISHTAGRAMS

Instagram Challenge: WISHTAGRAMS

We want to see a photo and a caption that describes what you’re wishing for in 2015! We’re awarding the most creative wish-maker a $50 gift card and a Wishing Ball from UncommonGoods. Be sure to use the hashtag #UGInstafun to enter for a chance to win.
2014: A Last Look at a First-Class Year!

2014: A Last Look at a First-Class Year!

Over the past fifteen years, the people behind our efforts—our Brooklyn team, not-for-profit partners, and an array of independent artists and independently minded customers—have been the inspiration and can-do catalysts of our growing business. So, as we look back at 2014, we thought the best way to characterize the year is by profiling a few of the people and partners that made it one to celebrate.
Instagram Challenge: FAVORITE INSTA OF 2014

Instagram Challenge: FAVORITE INSTA OF 2014

Whether it's a photo from your first trip overseas, or a snapshot of New Year's Eve festivities, we want to see your best Insta moments from 2014! While reflecting on this past year, be sure to use the hashtag #UGInstafun for a chance to win a $50 gift card!
3 Takeaways from 3 Days with B Corp Champions

3 Takeaways from 3 Days with B Corp Champions

Our sustainability committee representative Christopher McRae traveled to Vermont to attend this year's B Corp Champions Retreat. In true B Corp spirit, he shared his top three takeaways from three energizing days with this vibrant business community.
How to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Revamp Your Gift Wrap

How to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle and Revamp Your Gift Wrap

Around holiday time, Americans alone toss out an extra 5 million tons of waste, most of which is from wrapping paper and shopping bags. Yikes! We gathered our favorite DIY wrapping ideas that can make your holiday season more sustainable and even more memorable.