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Maker Stories

This Just In-spiration: Meet Jes Sutton

June 27, 2016

Jes Sutton | UncommonGoods
Our makers never fail to motivate us, encourage our creativity, and fill us with inspiration. So, when a new design enters our assortment, we’re always excited to learn more about the people behind the product.

What gets an artist going and keeps them creating is certainly worth sharing, and every great connection starts with a simple introduction. Meet Jes Sutton, creator of our new Over the Rainbow Paperweight.
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The Uncommon Life

World’s Greatest Boss?

October 13, 2011

Boss’ Day is coming up, but there’s still time to find the perfect gift for the excellent executive in your life.

Before the proclamation of this special day you could only show your boss how much you cared on his or her birthday, during the holidays, and at mandatory company events. Then in 1958 Patricia Bays Haroski, an employee of State Farm Insurance Company, decided that bosses should have their very own day each year.

Aiming to not only create a day to show bosses that they are appreciated, but also to improve employer-employee relations, she registered Boss’ Day with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Thanks to her admiration for her great boss, we’ve been celebrating this annual national holiday for more than 50 years!


Mark your Perpetual Calendar

Usually, Boss’ Day is on October 16, which Patricia chose because it was her Boss’ (who was also her dad) birthday. Since that happens to be a Sunday this year, you can show your boss they’re a superb supervisor by celebrating on Monday the 17th.

In honor of this managerial Monday, we’ve created a collection of our favorite gifts for bosses inspired by our fantastic boss, UncommonGoods Founder Dave Bolotsky.

Dave is a great boss because he values our opinions, puts employees first, and makes UncommonGoods a fun place to work.

Do you have a great boss? We’d love to hear why!

Design

Don’t Resist the Temptation!

July 11, 2011

Our product development team is hard at work planning a new good perfect for the sweet tooth or chocoholic.  Whether it’s  decadent dark chocolate, gooey caramel, fluffy nougat or another sweet indulgence you love, a Candy Bar Holder lets you keep your non-so- secret chocolate stash out in the open to be admired.

The pewter stand, which doubles as a paperweight, is complete with Oscar Wilde’s famous quote: “I can resist everything but temptation.”

Visit our Community Voting App to vote and let our product developers know what direction you’d like to see this potential product take!

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