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Uncommon Gifts for the Eternal Hostess

Uncommon Gifts for the Eternal Hostess

There hasn't been a holiday for which she couldn't plan the perfect party. And, showers--bridal or baby--she's ready with cute games and an even cuter cake. She is the Eternal Hostess. This holiday season, show her that you appreciate her hospitality with one of these handsome housewares that she'll be proud to display at her next shindig
Uncommon Gifts for the Urban Lumberjack

Uncommon Gifts for the Urban Lumberjack

The Urban Lumberjack may reside in the city--a forest of concrete and steel--but that doesn't stop him from embracing his manliness. No one's really sure exactly what his chin looks like, since it hasn't been without a beard in years. He looks great in a flannel. His stocking cap is his favorite accessory, and to him, calloused hands aren't a problem, they're just the result of a good day's work. He's ruggedly handsome; sophisticated, yet street smart; and stylish in a down-to-earth fashion. Sure, he's not always easy to shop for, but if you're pining to find the perfect gift for this masculine metropolitan man, one of these city-chic gifts with outdoorsy appeal will surely get you out of the woods.
Uncommon Gifts for the Earth Mama

Uncommon Gifts for the Earth Mama

The Earth Mama is a special lady. She's in touch with her surroundings. She's down with nature--whether it's the wind, grass, and trees encapsulating her country hideaway, or the energy of the bustling city streets and other people, all sharing the planet and working with one another. She's been called a hippie, a new ager, a granola girl, and a bohemian. But she doesn't mind, because she dances to the beat of her own music and knows that her tune is just one song on the universe's eternal playlist. So what do you gift someone with such deep love for the sublunary world? One of the organic, handmade, responsibly-created goods on this list could be the perfect uncommon gift for an unconventional gal.
Uncommon Gifts for the Vinylphile

Uncommon Gifts for the Vinylphile

There's a certain breed of music lover who, when given the choice, always takes the slightly gritty sound of vinyl on a turntable over a digitally remastered CD or a quick-and-clean download. Whether they love hard, fast rock or soft, soulful sounds, the vinylphile prefers their tunes straight from the grooves of an LP or EP. They may have specific tastes when it comes to their favorite recordings, but finding the perfect present for the owner of those particular ears doesn't have to be a pressing problem. For the record, one of these gifts for vinylphiles might just be the chart-topper they're looking for.
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Jenny Krauss

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Jenny Krauss

A couple weeks ago, I had the opportunity to visit longtime UncommonGoods artist and former How To Make It panelists, Jenny Krauss in her new Manhattan studio. Jenny’s space is a combination between a warehouse and mission control, where she sends out her vision to artists in Peru who turn her designs into reality.
Goldilocks & the Three Bears: An Uncommon Story

Goldilocks & the Three Bears: An Uncommon Story

There once was a beautiful collection of handmade children's accessories by Jen List and Stacy Waddington. The story began with The Three Little Pigs, but those little pink piggies aren't the only adorable animals in Storybook Land. Before we get to the part where everyone lives happily ever after, we'd like to introduce you to some more cuddly creatures, the stars of chapter two of our uncommon fairy tale, The Three Bears. (And their friend, Goldilocks, of course!)