Better to Give: Doing Good in the New Year

Better to Give: Doing Good in the New Year

This holiday season, the term "Secret Santa" got a new meaning when mysterious donors paid off Kmart layaway accounts across the country. This heart warming story definitely helped get us in the holiday spirit, but it also got us thinking about ways to do good all year long. We try to make it easy for our customers to help us give back through our Better to Give Program. Through this program, we donate $1 to the Better to Give charity of your choice each time you place an order with UncommonGoods. Here's what our partners were up to in 2011, and how you can get involved in 2012.
Urban Gardening & Fire Escape Flora

Urban Gardening & Fire Escape Flora

I had an actual garden plot, in the ground, at a local community garden for a year. There, I took my first shot at tomato-growing. Holy mother, were those things delicious. And gorgeous. And basically, free. A packet of seeds costs about the same as a couple of New York City farmer’s market tomatoes. But the community garden wasn’t quite local enough for me. My fire escape - that was local.
Gift Lab: A Paw Print is Forever

Gift Lab: A Paw Print is Forever

The first time I saw the Paw Prints Keepsake Frame, I knew I needed to have it! The only problem? I have 5 cats! How am I to choose the lucky kitty that gets their paw print hung on the Wall of Fame?!
Uncommon New Designs: Foodie Favorites

Uncommon New Designs: Foodie Favorites

Whether you're a great cook, a self-proclaimed foodie, or a competitive eater in training, you'll love these epicurean-friendly new designs. In fact, our community voting app contains a medley of tools to get you baking, broiling, chopping, and whipping.
Yes, Mom. There is honey in my hair.

Yes, Mom. There is honey in my hair.

I am a honey enthusiast. I take on the philosophy of Buddy the Elf: smearing it on toast, on pancakes, in tea, on apples. Here are nine alternate uses for the iconic honey bear: ...