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uncommon goods are the best gifts

If there’s one store I return to each and every time I’m looking for a gift, it’s Uncommon Goods. And each time I look through the site, I not only end up with the perfect gift idea, but a laundry list of things I want for myself for my next birthday!

Seriously, it’s the one reliable treasure trove on the Internet that never ever lets you down! And what’s even better is that they’re an amazingly wonderful company as well. They pay great wages to their workers (their lowest seasonal employee starts at 150% of minimum wage!), they support artisans and hand-made goods, AND they actively support non-profit organizations as well: RAINN,
American Forests, International Rescue Committee, and Reach Out & Read! See… told you they were awesome.

But what about those uncommon gifts? Here are a few of my favorites this year:

Uncommon Gifts for Family

A Year of Gratitude: 52 Thank You cards for you to send throughout the year and tips on how to live a more gracious life!

Yard Dice: You’ve just changed how you play Yahtzee FOREVER!!!

Flamingo Away Sculpture: I’m not sure what it says about me and my friends, but I know so many people that would adore this in their yard!

Top Rated Uncommon Gifts

Major Scale Musical Wine Glasses: We already own 999 wine glasses, so Mr. M said we couldn’t have these. So that means we’ll buy them for a wine-glass deficient friend and then visit them to play wine music!

Cheese & Crackers Serving Board: A literal AMPERSAND telling you how to do happy hour the right way!

Elwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug: How stinking adorable is this mug? It’s happy. It’s a unicorn. It’s a mug. Fill it with marshmallows and gift pure joy!

Deep Sea Sand Art:  I will never, ever stop loving these things. Ever. EVER!

Wine Pairing Towel Set: Tea towels can be bland, overly themed, or absolutely useful. These are the latter, and seem to be something that everyone can use!

Authentic Stadium Seat Cufflinks: Sports fans can be picky people. But this gift would make any fan smile! I mean, it’s portable office sports bragging memorabilia! It doesn’t get better than that!

Uncommon Stocking Stuffers

Stocking Stuffers for people with insufferable habits:

Game of Phones: If they’re on their phone all the time, buy them this party game that REQUIRES a phone to play!

Hair Tie Bracelet: For the person always sporting an old elastic hair tie on their wrist, no matter if they’re wearing formal attire.

Wine Pearls: When certain people need their wine chilled, but refuse to chill it properly, and instead just add ice cubes and pretend it doesn’t mess things up.

Stocking Stuffers for the foodies:

Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit: You know the person who needs this. The one who is always making comments about the buffalo sauce just not having quite enough kick.

Kale and Herb Razor: I own this. It looks insanely silly, but it’s amazing. Especially for rosemary!

Avocado Hugger: For the person who loves avocado toast, but only uses half an avocado at a time.

Just plain great stocking stuffers:

Record Coasters: Most coasters are sort of lame. These are the ultimate in cool.

Super Magnetic Putty: This putty will eat a magnet. It’s the coolest Christmas morning party trick ever!

Ooma Bowl: This solves all of the first-world problems I encounter taking my chips and salsa to the couch on Sundays.

Am I right? Uncommon Goods really is just the best with unique gifts and presents… and once again, my wish list is running over!

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