Browsing Category

The Uncommon Life

The Uncommon Life

37 Enchantingly Uncommon Facts about Unicorns

November 7, 2017

Ever wondered what a Unicorn’s horn is called? Are unicorns real, or is the mighty beast just a myth? How do you catch a unicorn? We rounded up 37 enchanting facts about everyone’s favorite elusive horned horse to make it easy to find everything you’ve ever wanted to know about unicorns in one magical article.

The gleaming, magical horn that’s captured our hearts is officially called an alicorn.

Alicorn isn’t just the name for a unicorn’s horn. It’s also the name for a horse with wings and one horn.


While Nessie may still be the Highlands’ most notable mythical creature, the Unicorn is the national animal of Scotland.


Scots celebrate the majestic equine on National Unicorn Day each April 9.

Continue Reading…

The Uncommon Life

Counting Down to Giving Tuesday
with America’s Iconic Cats
(and American Forests)

November 6, 2017

*Editor’s note: Here at UncommonGoods, we’re counting down to Giving Tuesday—an annual day of giving back observed on the Tuesday after Thanksgiving—by sharing stories from our Better to Give partners. First up: American Forests, the country’s oldest conservation organization and our longest-standing not-for-profit partner, with whom we’ve recently teamed up on an initiative dubbed Wildlands for Wildlife, which aims to protect the Endangered Species Act. Through our Better to Give program, which allows you to choose a non-profit partner at checkout to receive a $1 donation at no additional cost to you, we’ve donated over $385,000 to American Forests since 2010. Today, we’re proud to share their story on ocelot recovery through forest restoration.

Biologists from the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (USFWS) stumbled upon an ocelot den site, where they observed a three-week-old male kitten. Credit: USFWS

Written by Eric Sprague, American Forests Director of Forest Conservation Programs

Just before Christmas last December, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS) posted cat photos on their website. While everyone loves cat photos, they aren’t exactly noteworthy in their own right. Except these were not your typical cat photos.

Continue Reading…

The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Julia Shaffie

October 12, 2017

Julia Shaffie, UncommonGoods Receptionist and HR Assistant

My hometown…

West Bank Demerara, Guyana, South America. A nature-lover’s paradise.

I’m inspired by…

Someone who exhibits unconditional love and never-ending mercy.

When I was a kid my favorite television program was…

Do not ask me to choose: National Geographic Explorer, Power Rangers, Highlander, Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, Xena: Warrior Princess.

Continue Reading…

The Uncommon Life

Introducing Sunny,
Your Expert Gift Guide

October 11, 2017

Meet Sunny. Released into the wild this week, we created this expert gift guide to make your search for the perfect present a much easier endeavor.

So, how exactly does Sunny improve your shopping experience? Well, instead of browsing across all of our categories, Sunny lets you search for your recipient’s interests all at once, giving you a personalized collection of gift ideas.

Continue Reading…

The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Kourtney Mack

September 27, 2017

Kourtney Mack, UncommonGoods Jr. Photographer

My hometown…
Milwaukee, WI.

I’m inspired by…
Music. I love discovering upcoming artists of all genres and developing new ideas from the sounds that I hear. Not to mention, the album cover art alone is enough to draw artistic inspiration.

Continue Reading…

Pin It on Pinterest