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13 “Something Extra” Birthday Gifts Under $25

April 23, 2018

Birthday Gifts Under $25 | UncommonGoods

 

Nothing makes us happier than hearing these four magical words: But wait, there’s more! At least when it comes to presents (and puppies, but that’s a different blog post). Go the extra birthday mile by adding any of these small but mighty thoughtful gifts to their birthday bundle.

 

1. Shot glasses they can eat for dessert.

Chocolate Waffle Shots | UncommonGoods

It’s like an ice cream cone and a candy bar had a baby. Fill the chocolate- or cookies and cream-dipped mini cups with ice cream, espresso, or—if the mood is right—a little liqueur.

Chocolate Waffle Shots – $24 Buy Now »

 

2. An adorable llama pouch to carry essentials.

Llamarama Large Zipper Pouch | UncommonGoods

Tote change, keys, makeup, and candy across the Bolivian Altiplano, or just through the produce section, in this colorful carryall made in India.

Llamarama Large Zipper Pouch – $18 Buy Now »

 

3. Bottle stoppers that rep their birth month.

Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper | UncommonGoods

Help them party like it’s their birthday every time they open a (second) bottle. Jill Henrietta Davis hand blows these colorful glass globes inspired by birthstones.

Birthstone Wine Bottle Stopper – $24 Buy Now »

 

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Design

Nobody Puts Peanut M&Ms in the Corner: Meet the Candy Convertible

April 24, 2017

Candy Convertible - UncommonGoods

 

Perhaps you’ve never thought of the snack journey: That epic pilgrimage certain foods make from their cabinet confines to your coffee table. Find comfort in the knowledge, though, that Houston-based designers John Paul and Roya Plauché have.

“We were exploring the relationship of food and the snack journey from the kitchen to the living room,” John Paul said about the design process, which was a collaboration with the UncommonGoods Product Development team. “We had initially tried to identify the typology of foods that would be common for this type of transition, then build around them and their possible groupings.” The “typology of foods” they landed on: Sweetus Snackae. Street name: Candy.

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