If you could bottle up that post-yoga, fresh-from-the-sauna, mid-meditation feeling and give it to your mom for Mother’s Day—you would in an instant. We’ll do you one better with this guide full of soothing designs for moms who could use a bit of self-care this year. Check them out below.
April 17, 2019
to Give Mom All the Feels
Oh, Mom. If there’s anyone in this world who can make your heart swell, it’s her. This Mother’s Day, lean into the mush and get her something that will make her feel over-the-top appreciated. We’re here to help with these 12 gifts that will warm her heart. Pick out one (or two! or three!) and enjoy spoiling the most deserving lady in your life.
17 Unique Stocking Stuffers Under $25November 30, 2018
You bought your gifts, wrapped them with care, and just when you sit down for a slice of Christmas Eve pie it hits you… the stockings! Sound familiar? Save the last-minute trip to the drugstore. We’ll deliver these small but sweet gifts so you can fill their stockings before the big day.
11 Thoughtful Gifts for the Yogi You LoveNovember 20, 2018
Downward dog. Lotus. Shavasana. We’re speaking her language, and now we’re going to let these yoga-mazing gifts do the talking. They’re designed for maximum “om” both at home and out in the world. Because let’s face it—keeping calm during the holidays is tough—even for a seasoned yogi.
15 Uncommon Gifts for One-of-a-Kind MomsApril 20, 2018
There’s no one on the earth like your mom. She’s the queen of silly dance moves, the master of pep talks, and the best wine night wingwoman. This year, skip the usual flowers and card and do her one better. We’ve gathered our rarest, most unique Mother’s Day gifts you can only get at UncommonGoods. It’s an easy way to show your love (and creativity). And should you have an ongoing sibling gift rivalry, we can almost guarantee you’ll win “Most Original Child.” Read on to discover our most unique gifts for mom.
10 Genius Kitchen Gadgets
March 23, 2018
You’ll Actually Use
Busy foodies: This one’s for you. We put together our favorite time-saving kitchen gadgets so you can chop, infuse, grate and get to the noshing sooner. Are you crazy about cheese? Do you dig empanadas? Scroll to reveal your full-bellied future.
1. Toaster bags that make gooey grilled cheese in a pop.
Melty comfort food without the mess? Slide bread and cheese (that’s all you need!) into the clever pouches, place in the toaster, and boom: a delectable treat.
Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags – $9.99 Buy Now »
2. Sheer kale and herbs in seconds.
Eating well feels so good but can be so hard to do. Don’t waste another second debating it. Have your greens and herbs prepped in seconds with this clever steel tool.
Kale & Herb Razor – $15 Buy Now »
3. An all-in-one chopper for lightning fast prep.
You don’t need super sharp knives or TV chef level skills to dice, chop, and mince like a pro. Press down and voila!: Ingredients are ready to sizzle.
3-in-1 Produce Chopper – $49.99 Buy Now »
Uncommon Knowledge: Which British Animal is More Royal than the Rest?February 7, 2018
Before you snatch a swan from London’s River Thames to keep as your pet, consider something first. Besides getting the graceful feathered animal through customs, you’d also be stealing from her royal highness, Queen Elizabeth II. By prerogative power, the “Seignor of Swans” (aka the Queen) owns every swan in open waters within England and Wales. It’s a peculiar statute that dates back to medieval times, when the birds were considered a delicacy and served on dinner tables of the super wealthy. They don’t eat them anymore, but being the animal lover she is, the Queen just can’t let them go. She even participates in a royal “Swan Upping.” Every third week in July, Elizabeth—or rather her team of “upping” experts—gathers all unmarked swans, tags them, and sets them free. Is your dream crushed? Don’t let this stop you! Should you become close friends with the sovereign, she might grant you ownership of your own royal swan. It may be worth sticking your neck out.
Swan Slippers | $34
Recreating Nature: Scott Johnson on Glass, Work, & Finding Your PassionJanuary 26, 2018
If you had no sunlight, dirt, water, or seeds, could you create a bed of flowers? Scott Johnson can. He’s the master behind our popular Glass Flower Garden Centerpiece, a stunning sculpture with multi-colored flowers “sprouting” out from the base. Scott has always loved sculpting. It stems back to his childhood, watching his father mold clay in their home. Naturally, Scott started crafting with clay, but the more he experimented with new materials, the more inspired he became. That’s when he discovered glass. He was mesmerized by the way a solid could turn to a liquid and finally into a work of art. Once he found his medium (or his medium found him), he began creating one-of-a-kind pieces to decorate your home.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Scott about his process, inspiration, and “bendy,” a trusty makeshift tool he can’t live without. Read on for more.