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Our Favorite Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

April 17, 2018

Our Favorite Gifts for the Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

You gotta love a mom who, when she wants something, goes right ahead and gets it. Except when, well, it’s the time of the year for you to get her something she wants. (Ahem, Mother’s Day is on May 13th.) Don’t worry, though. We see your claim that she already has everything and raise you this: a phone-charging bracelet, hand-blown glass jellyfish that wave in the wind, and a whole bunch of other unexpected gifts.

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April Birthday Gifts for Impossible-to-Shop-for Friends

April 1, 2018

We’ve all got that friend who seems to have everything, but for whom cop-out birthday gifts are simply not enough. Thankfully, “uncommon” is our middle name. Or our first name. Whatever. The point is, we’ve got plenty of stuff your tough-to-shop-for bestie will love. Just keep scrolling.

1. Porcelain planters shaped like prehistoric pals.

Porcelain Dinosaur Planters | UncommonGoods

Who doesn’t love a little dino? Whether your best pal’s a fan of T-Rex, long necks, or the three-horned triceratops, these planters—perfect for low-maintenance succulents—will be sure to please.

Porcelain Dinosaur Planters – $40 Buy Now »

 

2. A spigot that rocks (pun intended).

Stone Drink Dispenser | UncommonGoods

Are we entering dad joke territory? We don’t care. Just have ’em pop a bottle in the top and their booze presentation will be solid.

Stone Drink Dispenser – $153 Buy Now »

 

3. A petite superhero that holds up their favorite books.

Hero Bookend | UncommonGoods

Trust us, he’ll watch over their prized hardbacks.

Hero Bookend – $25 Buy Now »

 

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16 Gifts Every College Student Needs

November 21, 2017

They may be specializing in philosophical theories or complex scientific methods. But when it comes to determining what’ll make them feel at home in their new land far away, they may draw a blank. Good thing you’re the expert on them. Pamper your scholar from afar, but in, you know, a totally chill way. Consider these presents the grownup equivalent of slipping a special note into their lunchbox. Each one shows you care and keep them close to your heart—even as they spread their wings and fly.

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16 Gifts Every College Student Needs

October 1, 2017

They may be specializing in philosophical theories or complex scientific methods. But when it comes to determining what’ll make them feel at home in their new land far away, they may draw a blank. Good thing you’re the expert on them. Pamper your scholar from afar, but in, you know, a totally chill way. Consider these presents the grownup equivalent of slipping a special note into their lunchbox. Each one shows you care and keep them close to your heart—even as they spread their wings and fly.

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Father’s Day Gifts for the
Impossible-to-Shop-for Dad

May 24, 2017

If you’re already browsing our blog, chances are good that this ain’t your first Father’s Day rodeo. Give yourself some credit—you’re probably a seasoned gift-giver! At times, though, even the most dedicated among us can feel stumped by someone whose tastes elude us, and we all know Dad can be an enigma. Never fear—read on for a round-up of some of our most uncommon Father’s Day offerings, from grown-up fidget toys to beer-scented candles, filling voids you never knew existed.

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Gifts for the
Impossible-to-Shop-for Mom

April 14, 2017

One of the things you love about Mom is her discerning nature. And it’s quite charming that, when she sees something she wants, she goes out and gets it. When a holiday rolls around, however, the mom who has seen it all (or maybe even has it all) creates a conundrum. How can you show your appreciation for her with a gift she’ll actually appreciate? We say, go thoughtful or go home. Whether it’s a personalized sign or an in-sync set of lamps, a unique present that comes from the heart means so much more than anything she’s found so far. Behold, our picks for a picky woman.

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Gifts Someone “Who Has Everything” Doesn’t Already Have

November 3, 2016

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Everyone knows someone who seems to already have everything. You know, that person whose living room looks like a museum of beautiful objects. Whose kitchen is fit for a professional chef. Who is always toting the latest gadget or the most fashionable fashion accessory. Folks who already have it all can be difficult to shop for, but as purveyors of the uncommon, we’re here to to show you a few things that will leave them excitedly asking, “Where did you find this?!”

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