press accolades

At the height of the recession in December 2008, the Brooklyn-based online retailer was doing a brisk business with products such as $40 "anxiety sculptures" and $65 Depression-era glass jewelry. This year, the hot sellers include $185 "blueprint" pictures of dog breeds and a starfish pendant that costs $165. Sales have been up every year, and CEO David Bolotsky is predicting they'll be up almost 15% this holiday season.

USA Today, November 2010

There's a special joy in finding "it" - the gift that's perfect, that no one else would find. UncommonGoods knows this all too well. An online marketplace featuring products as unique as its customers, this B Corp has handmade, recycled or up-cycled products from around the world.

B Lab, September 2010

Uncommon Goods is dedicated to being a responsible company and they have proved it by becoming a B Corp.

Tonic, August 2010

This online marketplace based in New York really does deliver the goods, be it for family, friends, yourself, your boss, or even a new acquaintance. Specializing in quirky gifts you're probably not going to find at the mall, UncommonGoods has a full spectrum of items suitable for your home (candles, pillows, furniture), your kitchen (glassware, utensils, linens), your desk (stationary, picture frames, paperweights) and your closet (ties, lots of jewelry)

Boston Globe, Feb. 6, 2006

Items are from featured artists, handmade, and cool as anything you'd find in the front of Lucky or Bon Appetit. The site is organized into clever sections like "Dangerous Women" and "Grown-Up Games., February 2006 is one of my favorite places to go. It sells hip, affordable jewelry, accessories and other gifts for teens. And, like other online companies, the gift-giver gets an opportunity to contribute to a non-profit with each purchase made through its Better to Give program.

USA, November 20, 2005

An interesting catalog of offbeat housewares…

Chateau Bizarre, Fall 2005

A website that you’ll be sure to find something for anyone is  Their slogan is 'Find Anything but Ordinary.'  It’s totally true!

The Tip Jar, January, 2005

…through its Better to Give program, UncommonGoods allows you to designate  a portion of the purchase price to one of several non-profit organizations it has selected.

Chicago Tribune, December 12, 2004

Just as its name says, this online shop is full of out-of-the-ordinary ideas for gifts

Holiday Gatherings, Holiday 2004

… remains a perennial fave among gift shops.

TIME, November 29, 2004

At you can find so many gifts for the host or hostess!

The Pink Puppy, November 23, 2004

Surf and ye shall find.

Esquire, April 2004

For each order you place, $1 goes to one of three nonprofits - your pick.

Real Simple, December 2003/January 2004

You can shop this site for anybody on your list. We’re always finding creative gift ideas here…Be sure to click This Just In under Collections to see the latest stuff.

TIME, November 17, 2003

Readers’ picks: UncommonGoods sells environmentally friendly merchandise for the home, from lighting to pens.

Real Simple, June/July 2003

…refreshingly unique gift items and home accessories…

Lucky, June 2003

Lighting, dinnerware and more for those who dare to be different.

Style at Home, April 2003

You could seek inspiration at a place like, which features fun specialty items you won’t see anyplace else.

TIME, November 18, 2002

A broad spectrum of options for thinking outside the (gift) box. The great price points make this site a go-to when you need to buy multiple gifts.

InStyle, November 2002

…unique, high-quality home accessories…

Entrepeneur, July 2002

Its clean web site features specialty handcrafted items that are well positioned to help shoppers buy gifts for a variety of occasions.

Internet Retailer's ”Top 25 Retail Web Sites for 2002", January/February 2002

…snazzy gifts from around the globe…gifts are unique and reasonably priced.

Forbes' "Best of the Web," August 2001

When your home needs something a little more fun, more creative, more reflective of your quirky personality, go to The site gathers affordable decorating, dining, lighting, stationary, and gift items from a variety of sources.

Country Living, May 2001

…a roundup of hip recycled products…

Home Magazine, March 2001

If you’re on the lookout for an original gift or home accessory, this site features hundreds of unique items from specialty boutiques, craft shows, and faraway bazaars.

Country Accents, December/January 2001

Shop UncommonGoods for unusual gifts the recipient is sure never to have seen before. The prices are generally affordable, too. We like this site for its nice use of color and white space, making for a calming shopping experience.

Atlanta Journal-Constitution, December 7, 2000

Unique and reasonably priced home furnishings…

Home Magazine, December 2000

The web makes merchandise accessible to people who wouldn't ordinarily be able to find it. The gifts at are representative of that -- it's like a great crafts shop online.

NBC's Today Show, December 2000

Do you have a passion for handmade crafts? Then you should visit It features whimsical objects from artisans the world over.

Good Housekeeping Do-it-Yourself, Winter 2000

Present perfect: if you're looking for a distinctive gift but don't have the time or money to browse chichi boutiques, is a one-stop solution.

Us Weekly, October 16, 2000

Bowled over: Finally, a site whose merchandise measures up to its name. The virtual aisles at are crammed with atypical iterations of everyday items.

Newsday, August 9, 2000

…an online marketplace filled with the kinds of merchandise for the home you once had to shop through specialty boutiques, craft shows, and foreign bazaars to find.

San Francisco Examiner, July 26, 2000


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