We read each and every comment that our customers leave on our site, and we are often moved by the stories you tell about giving and receiving gifts from UncommonGoods. In recent weeks, we've shipped out many, many gifts, and it got us thinking about the gifts you never forget. So last week, asked a random handful of our fellow team members, "What was your favorite gift that you received when you were a child?" Here are their answers, in their own words. No job titles, because this is about play, not work! Jonathan Acevedo I was fourteen. We had…
We’ve been sharing our favorite picks for all of the quirky characters on your shopping list all season, but we couldn't wrap up our guide to gifts without expressing our fondness for the stuff that fills stockings. These picks may be small enough to fit snuggly into that fuzzy faux footwear, but they’re sure to elicit big smiles.
Some folks don't understand the gadgeteer's obsession with digital devices; but when called a geek, these collectors of computerized contraptions just smile proudly and say "thank you." Our uncommon gift guide features iThing accessories, new takes on old favorites, and unexpected innovations sure to get your gadgeteer powered up.
We've been singing carols and craving Christmas cookies since our Pin the Halls Pinterest Contest launched last month. We received just around 100 entries, so picking the winner wasn't easy. Along the way, we discovered some great recipes, DIY ideas, and tips for planning the perfect holiday party. We couldn't stand the thought of all this knowledge going the way of the fruitcake (i.e. not getting eaten up), so before we get to the grand prize winner, we're happy to share these holiday honorable mentions.
Even the most complex cocktail is no match for The Mixologist. With a penchant for the perfect pour and a reputation for really shaking things up, a true mix master may have enough swizzle sticks and tiny umbrellas to get through last call, but they're always in the mood for new drink-worthy designs.
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