Gift Guides, The Uncommon Life

Last-Minute Gifts
that Don’t Feel Last-Minute

December 8, 2017

In the whirl and swirl of holiday cheer, sometimes picking out just the right gift can fall by the wayside. But that doesn’t mean you love them any less! This year, we’ve got just the trick to making it seem like you picked out their gift far ahead of time. Focus on their interests, and it’ll make any last-minute pick feel of-the-moment. So skip the grocery store fruit cake, and click your way to the perfect personalized present with this handy guide.


A feliz navidad will be had by all! Gift your foodie with this taco serving set for future merriment; surprise them with all the grocery fixings for instant gratification.

Taco Serving Kit and Storage Box – $85 Buy Now »


Set a gardener’s heart aflutter with a stone puddler designed to attract butterflies with natural minerals—and give them yet another reason look forward to spring!

Sunflower Butterfly Puddler – $40 Buy Now »



A little birdie tells us this ceramic stunner, which keeps skeins of yarn smooth and neat, is the best gift to pick up for your no. 1 knitter.

Birdie Yarn Bowl – $48 Buy Now »



Get ready to see your canine enthusiast’s eyes all aglow with a Rover-shaped soap. Luxe, triple-milled, and paraben-free, the lovable suds will keep their hands the opposite of ruff.

Dog Lover Gift Soap – $18.99 Buy Now »



Your zodiac maniac will dig a handmade eco-resin necklace that corresponds to their element: air, earth, fire, or water.

Four Elements Necklaces – $42 each Buy Now »



What to get the craft beer enthusiast who has (literally) tried them all? Tap into their sweet side with a set of four jellies handmade in Vermont from hops, malt, and yeast.

Beer Jelly – Set of 4 – $30 Buy Now »


Now it’s decorative gourd season all year long! Your pumpkin lover will fall for their ceramic mug with every sip.

Pumpkin Spice Mug – $38 Buy Now »



Got a travel, book, film, or music buff on your hands? Challenge them to check off 100 of the classics in their category with an addictively interactive poster.

100 Item Scratch Off Posters – $18 each Buy Now »


Deck their tub with natural products. A thoughtful bath set complete with a scrub, soak, mask, body butter, and delicately scented candle will turn a relaxer’s bath into om sweet om.

Spa Tower – $50 Buy Now »


Give them the wonder of the season in just one package. A gentle shake of this elegant orb is all it takes to guarantee a magical, white Christmas for your favorite kid-at-heart.

White Out Snow Globe – $56 Buy Now »


Dreamers unite: Go ahead and remind them to follow their passions with a simple, inspirational silver-plated cuff.

Listen to Your Heart Cuff – $40 Buy Now »



Even the host with the most gear will be wowed by this stylish wonder. A beautiful soapstone serving platter with wooden tray keeps hot hors d’oeuvres warm and cold ones cool.

Oven-to-Table Entertaining Platter – $64.95 Buy Now »



Amateur and experienced mixologists alike can shake things up by starting their mojitos from seed—literally! How’s that for minty fresh?

Grow & Craft Mint Mojito Kit – $45 Buy Now »


Project your feelings. This sleek silver necklace forms a heart shadow on its wearer, reminding them they’re loved long after the tinsel has come down.

Shadow Heart Necklace – $89 Buy Now »


Turn on the charm for your art lover! A unique faucet sculpture with flowing “water” made of glass will stop viewers in their tracks.

Glass Water Faucet – $60 Buy Now »


For the friend who could always use a Negroni, this trio of mixologist-approved lip balms will provide a bit of instant relief, even when a real live cocktail isn’t quite appropriate.

Cocktail Inspired Lip Balm Trio – $22 Buy Now »


Coffee lover. Wine lover. Who says one can’t be both? Nobody, and now you can satisfy cravings for the world’s two tastiest beverages in one go.

Merlot Infused Coffee – $19.95 Buy Now »


A little bit of festive, wintry flair never hurt anyone—certainly not a skiing duck lover.

Downhill Ducky – $36 Buy Now »



The giftee who likes her whiskey strong will love that these “rocks” won’t water down her drink.

On the Rocks Set – $36 Buy Now »


What makes this super slim wallet DIY? It’s made of four interchangeable plates that your on-the-go giftee can swap in or out, depending on whether it’s cards, cash, keys–or some combo of the three–they want to carry.

DIY Chipboard Wallet – $18 Buy Now »


The focal point of this empowering necklace may be its four bluish stones, but the subtle woman symbol and what those stones represent make it more than just a pretty gift.

femPOWERment Necklace – $55 Buy Now »







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