Creativity

Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Don’t Knock on Wood–Wear It!

Looking for a new look for the new year? Why not try a style that incorporates reclaimed wood into modern fashion? David Steinrueck's creative ties are a clever way to celebrate living against the grain. David took a moment to tell us about his design inspiration, finding salvaged wood in the San Francisco area , and how to wear a wood tie with any outfit...
Tip: Use Socks to Disguise Your Christmas Gifts

Tip: Use Socks to Disguise Your Christmas Gifts

When I was a kid, my brothers and I would love to try to guess what our folks got us for Christmas. With so many mysterious treasures under the tree, taunting us, we couldn't help but lift, shake, and squeeze them in hopes of guessing their contents. Okay, the truth is, we still do it...
Comments of the Week

Comments of the Week

With the gift-giving season booming, UncommonGoods has been bustling! We're answering customer questions, helping people find great gifts, and taking, packing, and shipping orders. But don't worry, through all of the holiday shopping fun, we haven't forgotten to find great new products for our community voting app. We're happy to see that our community is able to take a break from baking Christmas cookies and writing letters to Santa to share votes and comments with us!...
How to Make a Gift Bag

How to Make a Gift Bag

I tend to procrastinate when it comes to gift wrapping. I purchase the gifts I want to give and stuff them under the bed or on a shelf in the closet until right before Christmas. Then, while I'm fantasizing about radiantly glazed holiday hams and sweetly spiced rivers of eggnog, I'm also faced with making a pile of presents bright and giftable. Those odd shaped, extra-uncommon gifts pose a particular challenge. I suppose I could skip the fancy wrap and just stick bows on things that don't pack up pretty. Or, I could put any asymmetrical or otherwise un-rectangular products in big boxes stuffed with lots of tissue paper, then wrap them. I go with option three--a fancy gift bag...
Comments of the Week: Holiday Card Design Challenge!

Comments of the Week: Holiday Card Design Challenge!

We've been getting into the holiday spirit, and our Holiday Card Design Challenge is helping to make the season bright! We selected our favorite screen printed and letterpress designs and now our semi-finalists are up for voting through Monday, November 28. There's still time to leave your feedback and cast your votes for your favorite messages of holiday cheer, but first, check out what our community is saying about these festive greeting cards! ...