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Extra! Extra! Editors Love These Gifts

November 20, 2018

The saying goes that nothing compares to the thrill of seeing your name in print. Nowadays, we could argue that seeing our name listed online, recommended on TV, or mentioned on a podcast gives us that same intoxicating feeling. We’re always excited when our friends in high places share our goods with their loyal fans. Thanks to our amazing media partners, we’ve experienced this adrenaline rush many times this year. Read on for uncommon goods that were recently recommended by a few of our favorite press outlets.

 1. These lamps help you stay connected to faraway loved ones.

Long Distance Friendship Lamp | UncommonGoods

Time to “tech” the halls! With just a simple tap (and a Wi-Fi connection), you can illuminate another connected lamp anywhere around the world—sending a message of love without words.

“This is a lovely gift for that special someone who is far away.” – TODAY

Long Distance Friendship Lamp – $85-170 Buy Now »


2. These little miracles relieve puffy, tired, and itchy peepers.

Orbits Eye Stones | UncommonGoods

Made from Finnish bedrock that’s more than two billion years old, these make for a rock-solid spa treatment at home.

Orbits Eye Stones – $20 Buy Now »


3. An elegant solution for discarded shells.

Pistachio Pedestal | UncommonGoods

There’s bound to be someone on your list who seemingly has everything. Well, almost everything…

Pistachio Pedestal – $48 Buy Now »


4. Acrylic wine glasses that can float upright in water and stand in the ground.

Outdoor Wine Glasses - Set of 2 | UncommonGoods

“This is genius, I love these.” – Jenn Falik, TODAY Show

Outdoor Wine Glasses – Set of 2 – $22 Buy Now »


5. Designed by a mom, this accessory transforms a bib into an airtight food container.

Snack & Go Travel Bib | UncommonGoods

You’ll secretly wish this was available in adult sizes.

Snack & Go Travel Bib – $22.50 Buy Now »


6. This poster challenges you to screen 100 iconic films.

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster | UncommonGoods

After you’ve watched each movie, use a coin to scratch off each title and reveal colorful artwork underneath.

100 Movies Scratch Off Poster – $15 Buy Now »


7. A geode-inspired puzzle to keep you busy during snow days.

Geode Puzzle | UncommonGoods
For loved ones who are up for a challenge, Business Insider says this puzzle will “exercise their brain in new and exciting ways.”

Geode Puzzle – $65 Buy Now »


8. A foot massager handcrafted with birch wood.

Handmade Wooden Foot Massager | UncommonGoods

Because you can’t be merry if your feet are weary.

Handmade Wooden Foot Massager – $34 Buy Now »


9. Socks that are custom knit with any phrase of your choosing.

Personalized Socks - Set of 5 Pairs | UncommonGoods

The possibilities are endless—as long as your personalization fits within eight characters at the ankle and twenty characters across the toes.

Personalized Socks – Set of 5 Pairs – $50 Buy Now »


10. Elegant glass planters designed for passive hydroponics.

Kitchen Essentials Herb Planter | UncommonGoods

Plant parents, meet the newest member of your windowsill family.

“…I found an indoor herb garden kit that makes growing herbs effortless—yes, even if you abandon them for a week.” – Real Simple

Kitchen Essentials Herb Planter – $18-25 Buy Now »


11. A clever table that grips to the arm of your sofa.

Couch Arm Table | UncommonGoods
When settling in for some serious TV watching, always come prepared with the proper snacking equipment.

“Give yourself an excuse to curl up for hours on end with this genius table…” – Real Simple

Couch Arm Table – $150 Buy Now »


12. A ceramic soap dish that lets excess water drain into the sink.

Ceramic Self Draining Soap Dish | UncommonGoods

It is believed that beautiful supplies could make washing dishes kind of fun, at least according to our friends at Real Simple.

Ceramic Self Draining Soap Dish – $24 Buy Now »


13. This stemless wine glass doubles as a chalkboard.

Chalkboard Stemless Wine Glasses | UncommonGoods

The glass makes a great gift for wine lovers, your favorite party host, or just a creative friend who turns everything they touch into a work of art. Bonus: they’re dishwasher safe, so you’ll have a fresh canvas for the next party.

“Whether you have a hard time keeping track of whose glass is whose or you just want to do a little art while you sip your summery rosé, these stemless glasses (available in sets of two) are great problem-solvers.” – Real Simple

Chalkboard Stemless Wine Glasses – Set of 2 – $30 Buy Now »


14. An indoor garden that blooms with the help of technology.

Smart Garden Grow Kit | UncommonGoods

L, E, D, it’s as easy as 1, 2, 3. All you have to do is follow three simple steps to prepare your harvest, and technology will handle the dirty work.

Smart Garden Grow Kit – $99.95 Buy Now »


15. A collapsible table designed to hold all the elements of a classic picnic.

Outdoor Wine Table | UncommonGoods

Our friends at theSkimm really do know how to “make it easier to live smarter” (one bottle of wine at a time).

Outdoor Wine Table – $58 Buy Now »


16. A compact tote that keeps your wine chilled.

Sunset Wine Tote | UncommonGoods

This over-the-shoulder tote is equipped with all the happy hour essentials: wine glasses, checkered napkins, a bottle opener, and insulated storage for your bottle.

Sunset Wine Tote – $39.50 Buy Now »


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