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13 Stellar Finds for Space Lovers

April 20, 2018

Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” We know that he was talking about the mind-blowing, cosmic kind of “something,” but we figure that same statement can apply to incredibly cool stuff here on Earth too. In the spirit of discovery–even if it’s simply the discovery of your favorite new space-themed goodies–we rounded up a selection of products that celebrate the moon, stars, planets, and beyond.

1. A necklace depicting our solar system. (Oh, hey Pluto!)

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace | UncommonGoods

Most true space geeks are OK with the whole Pluto getting downgraded thing. After all, it’s science! Still, our solar system isn’t complete without everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, so this lovely bib necklace features the sun, the eight big ones, and lil’ Pluto.

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace – $55 Buy Now »

 

2. Planetary bottle stoppers that glow in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers | UncommonGoods

These handcrafted glass planets (and the sun!) stop your open wine bottle with celestial flair, even in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers – $24-26 Buy Now »

 

3. A clock that lets you tell time using Saturn’s rings.

Spinning Saturn Clock | UncommonGoods

Days on Saturn are less than 11 hours long, but this clock has Earth time covered. The rotating rings tell the hour, the orbiting moon serves as the minute hand, and the stationary moon spins with the seconds.

Spinning Saturn Clock – $100 Buy Now »

 

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Gift Lab: Getting Ready for Spring with the Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe

April 19, 2018
Cold Brew Coffee Maker and Carafe | UncommonGoods

Marketing Analyst Morgan B. poses proudly with her latest brew. (You can also buy her necklace here.)

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Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe

Research

Like most humans these days, I love a good cup of coffee. I am a completely non-functional blob before my daily dose of caffeine. Warm weather is quickly approaching over here in Brooklyn, and that can only mean one thing for us coffee addicts: it’s cold brew time. I drink my fair share of cold brew and have absolutely no idea how it is created, so what better way to find out than to test this handy-dandy Cold Brew Coffee Maker & Carafe?

Hypothesis

I’m going to make some dope cold brew coffee that will keep me caffeinated until the end of time.

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Our Favorite Products This Week:
Garden Edition

April 18, 2018

Our Favorite Products this Week | UncommonGoods

Is it just us, or did winter feel endless this year? Or maybe that’s what it feels like every year. We’re losing track. At least we know this much: gardening season is here, baby, and that means dirt, bugs, and flowers galore. (Seriously, we love all those things.) It also means our weekly picks this time around feature a selection of our favorite stuff for your corner of the great outdoors, from watering cans to spinning sculptures to bird feeders to, of course, grow kits. Read on for more.

1. A watering can in the shape of a friendly frog.

Frankie the Frog Watering Can | UncommonGoods

If you’re lucky, you’ve probably spotted a toad or two popping up from your garden already. Since tree frogs are a rarer sight, let Frankie bring the charm of the tropics to you. We also hear he makes a great gift:

My mom loves to collect frogs, and this watering can was perfect. She loves to garden, but decided she would display it more like an art piece than actually use it to water plants because she loves it so much. Success!Rani, Boston, MA, ★★★★★

Frankie the Frog Watering Can – $42 Buy Now »

 

2. A set of mama and baby bird garden sculptures.

Quail Set Garden Sculpture | UncommonGoods

Baby quail are so adorable, we couldn’t resist these handmade steel versions. Here’s one satsified customer’s take:

We have several quail families in our area and even they are curious about these sculptures! They are fun to move around and rearrange. We consistently receive compliments from our many visitors. They are well made, sturdy, with a strong attention to detail. Great gift or addition to any garden!NW Quail, Washington, ★★★★★

Quail Set Garden Sculpture – $45 Buy Now »

 

3. Cast brass plant markers for your favorite herbs.

Cast Herb Plant Markers | UncommonGoods

Say “goodbye” to popsicle sticks and “hello” to these charming, durable replacements, each handmade in New York.

Cast Herb Plant Markers – $50 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

April 17, 2018

Our Favorite Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

You gotta love a mom who, when she wants something, goes right ahead and gets it. Except when, well, it’s the time of the year for you to get her something she wants. (Ahem, Mother’s Day is on May 13th.) Don’t worry, though. We see your claim that she already has everything and raise you this: a phone-charging bracelet, hand-blown glass jellyfish that wave in the wind, and a whole bunch of other unexpected gifts.

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15 Uncommon Gifts for One-of-a-Kind Moms

April 16, 2018

15 Uncommon Gifts for One-of-a-Kind Moms | UncommonGoods

There’s no one on the earth like your mom. She’s the queen of silly dance moves, the master of pep talks, and the best wine night wingwoman. This year, skip the usual flowers and card and do her one better. We’ve gathered our rarest, most unique Mother’s Day gifts you can only get at UncommonGoods. It’s an easy way to show your love (and creativity). And should you have an ongoing sibling gift rivalry, we can almost guarantee you’ll win “Most Original Child.” Read on to discover our most unique gifts for mom.

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Maker Stories

This Just In-spiration:
Meet Artist & Doughnut Aficionado Meghan Cochran

April 16, 2018

There’s little we love more than snacking in the Marketing department here at UncommonGoods. We even have a weekly rotating snack schedule, which means that Wednesdays are everyone’s favorite days—days to gorge on bagels, cookies, fruit, or soft pretzels with a variety of vegan dipping sauces. (Ugh, this content creator’s mouth is watering now.) It was only natural, then, that we’d all go positively loco for artist Meghan Cochran’s Doughnut Art Portraits, which celebrate twelve different types of everyone’s favorite pastry. Decked out with frosting, sprinkles, and glazes of all types, they look good enough to gobble up. And yes, if you’re wondering, that is a French cruller.

We spoke with Meghan about her background, her career as an artist, and her inspiration—that is, her two daughters, Eva and Elle. Read on for our Q&A session with Meghan, complete with sneak peeks at new paintings and pictures of smiling kiddos with real live doughnuts. Hungry yet? Don’t worry; you will be soon.

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14 Thoughtful Gifts for Moms Who Live Far Away

April 15, 2018

14 Thoughtful Gifts for Moms Who Live Far Away | UncommonGoods

Endless FaceTime chats about everything, surprise care packages stuffed with your favorite treats, and veeery expensive plane tickets home are just a few familiar aspects of living far away from Mom. If you’re doing the long-distance thing this year and can’t spend the holiday together, you can still make her Mother’s Day with these special gifts.

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20 of Our Favorite
New Mother’s Day Gifts

April 13, 2018

20 of Our Favorite New Mother's Day Gifts

Flowers. Brunch. Homemade cards, hand-delivered. You’re familiar with all the old Mother’s Day standbys, so why not get Mom something new and exciting this year? To make your life just a wee bit easier, we’ve assembled 20 of our favorite things you couldn’t get her to say “thanks for raising me” in 2017. Whether she’s into jewelry, knitting, donuts, or any of the good stuff in between (even woodland creatures), we’ve got something she’ll like—we guarantee it.

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