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Father’s Day Gifts You Can Only Get at UncommonGoods

May 30, 2018

Father’s Day Gifts You Can Only Get at UncommonGoods

Your dad is one of a kind. From his funny stories (sure, you’ve heard ’em before, but you love hearing ’em again), to his funny jokes, to his ability to always know exactly when you need some fatherly advice, he’s a pretty special fella. We’re here to help you make your papa feel even more special on June 17 with a selection of unique Father’s Day gifts that you can only get at UncommonGoods.

 

Beer Diagram Glassware | UncommonGoods

Got a pops who loves his hops? This set of pint glasses celebrates the ingredients that make beer great with Alyson Thomas’ clever illustrated diagrams.

Beer Diagram Glassware – $25 Buy Now »

 

 

The Complete Absinthe Set | UncommonGoods

Maybe a touch of absinthe is Dad’s drink of choice? This set comes with everything that would have been included in a 19th-century absinthe service for one. (Except that enchanting green spirit. Throw in a bottle of his favorite brand and he’ll surely raise a glass to you on Father’s Day.)

The Complete Absinthe Set – $155 Buy Now »

 

 

Baseball Snack Server | UncommonGoods

Are Dad’s favorite pastimes baseball and snacking? This clever tray and dish combo makes it easy for him to nosh while he watches.

Baseball Snack Server – $65 Buy Now »

 

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The Uncommon Life

Uncommon Personalities: Meet Vera Thompson

May 29, 2018

Vera Thompson, Customer Service Team Lead

My hometown…
Brooklyn, NY

I’m inspired by…
Hard work and dedication.

Something that always makes me laugh…
The Ikea commercial “Start the Car.”

When I was little, I dreamed of…
Becoming a teacher.

The most challenging thing I’ve ever done is…
Complete the NYT crossword puzzle entirely in pen

I’m stubborn about…
Going to the doctor.

My favorite place to go in New York City is…
The movies.

An uncommon fact about me…
I can only swim underwater.

Gift Guides

12 Father’s Day Gifts for the Practical Pop

May 28, 2018

12 Father’s Day Gifts for the Practical Pop

So your dad’s the kind of guy who doesn’t love it when you spend money on lavish Father’s Day surprises for him. He really believes it’s the thought that counts and would be perfectly happy with the gift of a pair of tube socks or a value pack of batteries—ya know, something he can really use. While we understand Dad’s devotion to utilitarian gifts, we think there are plenty of creative ways to compromise. This collection of thoughtful-yet-useful gifts will help you find something that makes you feel great about gifting while, more importantly, giving Pops a practical gift he’ll want to try out right away.

 

Find a Fountain Water Bottle | UncommonGoods

So maybe a water bottle that looks nice isn’t on the top of your practical dad’s gift list. But one that’s made of super durable borosilicate glass, easily attaches to his bike or bag, and comes with an app that tells him the closest places to refill it for free probably is. The nice-looking part is just a bonus.

Find a Fountain Water Bottle – $49 Buy Now »

 

 

No Mess Coffee Press | UncommonGoods

Dilemma: Dad loves strong coffee but hates cleaning up. Solution: This press lets him make French press-style brew without the residual sludge.

No Mess Coffee Press – $80 Buy Now »

 

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Maker Stories

This Just In-spiration: Meet Gardening Gurus Nathan Littlewood & Robert Elliott

May 25, 2018

Robert, left, and Nathan, pictured here with the fruits of their labor

Apartment-dwellers—especially those of us in large cities—know all too well how difficult it can be to bring a little bit of greenery indoors. After all, plants are mysterious creatures that seem to get mad when you care about ’em too much, and starting something from seed can be a real rollercoaster. Can you tell I’m a helicopter parent to my houseplants? Anyway, growing your own stuff with minimal space is now much, much easier thanks to Nathan Littlewood and Robert Elliott, creators of our foolproof Bottle Stopper Garden Kit. With only a wine bottle, seeds, and Nathan and Robert’s expertly engineered “smart soil” capsules, you’ll be harvesting buckets of sweet basil, purple basil, and lemon balm in no time. (OK, maybe not buckets, but trust us: you’ll be seeing a lot of happy little leaves.)

After meeting at NYC’s own Columbia University back in 2016, Nathan and Robert bonded over shared interests in food and sustainability—and when they started a business together, they, like us, vowed to use it as a force for good. To find out what that means to them, we spoke with Nathan and Robert about their product, the ethos behind it, and cool stuff they’ve got lying around in the office… like, you know, a betta fish. Read on for more.

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Father’s Day Gifts for the Backyard BBQ Master

May 24, 2018

Father’s Day Gifts for the Backyard BBQ Master | UncommonGoods

Ah, the lawn-loving dad. You know the type: when he’s not atop his riding mower, he’s getting veggies sliced and spiced for the grill—and when he’s not doing that, he’s setting up the badminton net or the croquet wickets. Ready for a little one-on-one? OK, calm down, we’re just setting the scene. For the pop that’s always outside, we’ve assembled 13 little somethings to enrich the experience this Father’s Day, from hammocks to handheld tools that keep the grill extra clean. Read on for more.

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Our Favorite Products This Week

May 23, 2018

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks—all just for you.

1. A cocktail kit that makes eight smokin’ margaritas.

Smoky Margarita Cocktail Kit | UncommonGoods

With smoked sugar syrup, lemon mint shrub, and dried lemon slices on deck, you’ll be making A+ cocktails for a crowd in no time.

Smoky Margarita Cocktail Kit – $30 Buy Now »

 

2. A little something to bring butterflies into your garden.

Butterfly Puddler | UncommonGoods

Too many butterflies? No such thing. This puddler’s designed to hold onto the minerals our six-legged friends crave once water evaporates—and to keep them coming back for more.

Butterfly Puddler – $40 Buy Now »

 

3. An at-home fermentation kit for probiotic fans.

DIY Fermentation Kit | UncommonGoods

Can’t get enough of that fresh-pickled flavor? We feel you. This kit makes it easier than ever to keep the sharp, tangy treats flowing. (Pro tip: Try binging It’s Alive for funky new ideas.)

DIY Fermentation Kit – $42 Buy Now »

 

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20 of Our Favorite New Father’s Day Gifts

May 21, 2018

20 of Our Favorite New Father’s Day Gifts | UncommonGoods

Jeez. It’s time for Father’s Day already? And to think, it seems like it was snowing just yesterday… but we digress. To give you a head start on your quest for Dad’s next favorite thing, we’ve assembled 20 of our best new Father’s Day gifts, from stuff for sports lovers to uncommon edibles. That’s right—none of last year’s leftovers here. Check out the full list below.

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Our Favorite Products This Week

May 16, 2018

Our Favorite Products This Week | UncommonGoods

With more than 4,000 uncommon goods to choose from, you might need some help finding your new favorite things. Each week, we’ll round up a mix of the brand new, the tried-and-true, and our personal picks—all just for you.

1. The perfect babysuit for your lil’ cute-tea.

Bubble Tea Babysuit | UncommonGoods

The boba graphics on this super-soft cotton babysuit are added by hand, making each extra special. The straw on the matching hat? That makes this outfit extra adorable.

Bubble Tea Babysuit – $36 Buy Now »

 

2. A bedding set to help kids blastoff to dreamland.

Rocket Duvet and Pillowcase Set | UncommonGoods

Sometimes launching bedtime is a challenge. Thanks to this matching duvet and pillowcase set, your kiddo will be eager to initiate their next dream mission.

Rocket Duvet & Pillowcase Set – $119 Buy Now »

 

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