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Our Favorite Products This Week

May 6, 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. A kit that brings bubble tea within reach.

Bubble Tea Kit | UncommonGoods

Boba may look like the product of magic, but it’s actually pretty easy to make. Let this two-flavor kit—complete with steel takes on those fat straws we all love so much—be your guide.

Bubble Tea Kit – $35 Buy Now »

 

2. A beginner’s guide to the cyanotype.

Solar Photography Kit | UncommonGoods

We know, we know, you’ve got a camera in your pocket. But this paper-and-fabric kit takes pictures activated by the sun, and frankly, we think that’s cooler.

Solar Photography Kit – $14.95 Buy Now »

 

3. Gummy bears that light up when you squish ’em.

Gummy Bear Lights | UncommonGoods

Give any one of these rubbery bears a tender squeeze to their belly and watch them light up. Trust us, it’s fun (and it doesn’t hurt the bears).

Gummy Bear Lights – $27.99 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products This Week: Jewelry Edition

May 2, 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. This week, we’re narrowing down the list a little more, just in time for Mother’s Day!  Our Jewelry Buyer, Sharon, picked out a few of her favorite jewelry pieces and told us what she loves most about them.

1. Necklaces that showcase origami animals in sterling silver.

Origami Menagerie Necklaces | UncommonGoods

Sue Beatrice created these super fun origami necklaces exclusively for UncommonGoods. I love how each one is packed with personality. They bring me joy and make me smile.Sharon Hitchcock, UncommonGoods Jewelry Buyer

Origami Menagerie Necklaces – $72 Buy Now »

 

2. Bangles that let you keep those you love close to your heart.

Personalized All Heart Bangle Set | UncommonGoods

I’m crazy for these pretty bangles, each personalized with a name of a loved one, and linked together with a golden heart.

Personalized All Heart Bangle Set – $70-175 Buy Now »

 

3. Lowercase letters cast from real leafy twigs.

A to Z Letter Necklaces | UncommonGoods

The designer of this collection, Nancy Nelson, is inspired by nature and collects bark and twigs on her walks. These lovely initial necklaces were cast from bits of twig and leaves.

A to Z Letter Necklaces – $78 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products This Week: Wellness Edition

April 25, 2018

Our Favorite Products This Week: Wellness Edition | 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. This week, we’re narrowing down the list a little more to focus on items that encourage self-care and relaxation. Our Accessories & Personal Wellness Buyer, Jackie, chose a selection of her favorite wellness products to help you unwind.

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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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13 Stellar Finds for Space Lovers

April 20, 2018

Carl Sagan once said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.” We know that he was talking about the mind-blowing, cosmic kind of “something,” but we figure that same statement can apply to incredibly cool stuff here on Earth too. In the spirit of discovery–even if it’s simply the discovery of your favorite new space-themed goodies–we rounded up a selection of products that celebrate the moon, stars, planets, and beyond.

1. A necklace depicting our solar system. (Oh, hey Pluto!)

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace | UncommonGoods

Most true space geeks are OK with the whole Pluto getting downgraded thing. After all, it’s science! Still, our solar system isn’t complete without everyone’s favorite dwarf planet, so this lovely bib necklace features the sun, the eight big ones, and lil’ Pluto.

Solar System Bubble Bib Necklace – $55 Buy Now »

 

2. Planetary bottle stoppers that glow in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers | UncommonGoods

These handcrafted glass planets (and the sun!) stop your open wine bottle with celestial flair, even in the dark.

Solar System Glow-in-the-Dark Bottle Stoppers – $24-26 Buy Now »

 

3. A clock that lets you tell time using Saturn’s rings.

Spinning Saturn Clock | UncommonGoods

Days on Saturn are less than 11 hours long, but this clock has Earth time covered. The rotating rings tell the hour, the orbiting moon serves as the minute hand, and the stationary moon spins with the seconds.

Spinning Saturn Clock – $100 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products This Week:
Garden Edition

April 18, 2018

Our Favorite Products this Week | UncommonGoods

Is it just us, or did winter feel endless this year? Or maybe that’s what it feels like every year. We’re losing track. At least we know this much: gardening season is here, baby, and that means dirt, bugs, and flowers galore. (Seriously, we love all those things.) It also means our weekly picks this time around feature a selection of our favorite stuff for your corner of the great outdoors, from watering cans to spinning sculptures to bird feeders to, of course, grow kits. Read on for more.

1. A watering can in the shape of a friendly frog.

Frankie the Frog Watering Can | UncommonGoods

If you’re lucky, you’ve probably spotted a toad or two popping up from your garden already. Since tree frogs are a rarer sight, let Frankie bring the charm of the tropics to you. We also hear he makes a great gift:

My mom loves to collect frogs, and this watering can was perfect. She loves to garden, but decided she would display it more like an art piece than actually use it to water plants because she loves it so much. Success!Rani, Boston, MA, ★★★★★

Frankie the Frog Watering Can – $42 Buy Now »

 

2. A set of mama and baby bird garden sculptures.

Quail Set Garden Sculpture | UncommonGoods

Baby quail are so adorable, we couldn’t resist these handmade steel versions. Here’s one satsified customer’s take:

We have several quail families in our area and even they are curious about these sculptures! They are fun to move around and rearrange. We consistently receive compliments from our many visitors. They are well made, sturdy, with a strong attention to detail. Great gift or addition to any garden!NW Quail, Washington, ★★★★★

Quail Set Garden Sculpture – $45 Buy Now »

 

3. Cast brass plant markers for your favorite herbs.

Cast Herb Plant Markers | UncommonGoods

Say “goodbye” to popsicle sticks and “hello” to these charming, durable replacements, each handmade in New York.

Cast Herb Plant Markers – $50 Buy Now »

 

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UncommonGoods Staff Favorites
of the Week

April 11, 2018

UncommonGoods Staff Favorites of the 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. Plates that’ll make any meal a tour de flavor.

Bicycle Dinner Plates | UncommonGoods

Bummed that you have to stop biking to dine? We get it. That’s why we suggest you serve yourself with these plates designed for avid cyclists.

Bicycle Dinner Plates – $64 Buy Now »

 

2. A glowing succulent that requires zero tending.

Let It Glow Succulent Lamp | UncommonGoods

Quick! “Grow” or “glow”? If you couldn’t choose, this lamp’s for you.

Let It Glow Succulent Lamp – $125 Buy Now »

 

3. Candles to transport you to the heart of your favorite read.

Literary Candles | UncommonGoods

We have it on good authority that these candles are… well, a little bit magic. Here’s a word from one happy giver:

My best friend now keeps the scent of Pride and Prejudice at her desk at work. She opens it to go back in time to find her happy place whenever things get too stressful.Em, Portland, Oregon

Literary Candles – $16 Buy Now »

 

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Our Favorite Products This Week

April 4, 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. A set of bookends that’ll take you to the heart of the forest.

Majestic Forest Bookends | UncommonGoods

Meticulously detailed—Those trees? They have little leaves!—these pretty bookends will make you feel like you’re on a woodland hike, but without, you know, the exertion.

Majestic Forest Bookends – $65 Buy Now »

 

2. A doormat that brings the beach to you.

Footprints in the Sand Doormat | UncommonGoods

We won’t even ask—by now, we’re all over the winter. So ride out the final few months ’til summer with the aid of this festive, welcoming doormat.

Footprints in the Sand Doormat – $28 Buy Now »

 

3. Zip-up plushies that feed on youthful worries.

Worry Eating Plush Pals | UncommonGoods

Like worry dolls, these huggable pals are designed to keep childhood anxieties at bay. Just have kiddo write down what ails them, unzip their plushie’s mouth, and “feed” it, and lo and behold—instant relief. (We hope.)

Worry Eating Plush Pals – $23 Buy Now »

 

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