Giraffe Family Bookends

Bring long-necked wonder to your bookshelf with this charming set of silhouette bookends by Eric Gross.
created by

Eric Gross

$65.00

Eric Gross created by

Eric Gross

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Stick Your Neck Out

The journey between the covers of a good book can lead you through all kinds of unexpected places. This playful set of bookends from designer Eric Gross celebrates that spirit of adventure. Hand cut from carbon steel, it captures the silhouette of a mother giraffe reaching out to nuzzle her baby with a neck that grows longer and longer with each book you're ready to digest. Handmade in Kentucky.

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Made in Kentucky

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Eric Gross

created by

Eric Gross

location

Kentucky

“I try to design items that I would want in my own home or office. I think about things I'd love to have that don't exist and try to breathe life into those concepts.”

Eric Gross grew up on a small family farm, where there always seemed to be some piece of equipment in need of maintenance or repair. He developed the basic skills of metal working from his father and grandfather, spending countless hours in their old white barn, watching them work.

Eric chose to study mechanical engineering in college, hoping to put his knowledge of materials and machinery to good use. He eventually grew bored of designing widgets and decided to use his metalworking skills and equipment to create original, whimsical, and functional items for the home.

Read the Q&A with Eric on our blog.

Handmade Exclusive Made in the USA
Made from
carbon steel, automotive paint
Measurements
6.5" L x 4" W x 6.5" H
Care
Wipe clean with a damp cloth.
Item ID
24326

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Most of our items are in stock and will ship quickly. Orders for in-stock items placed before 5pm ET Monday through Friday, excluding Federal holidays, will ship:
Economy shipping:
within 8 days, arriving no later than the 9th business day after the order was placed.
Standard shipping:
within 4 days, arriving 5 business days after the order was placed.
Preferred shipping:
within 2 days, arriving 3 business days after the order was placed.
Expedited shipping:
within 1 day, arriving 2 business days after the order was placed.
Express shipping:
will ship the same day and arrive 1 business day later.


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REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsGiraffe Family Bookends
 
4.8

(based on 173 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (142)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (25)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (153)
  • Durable (105)
  • Unique (95)
  • Easy to clean (19)
  • Easy to install (13)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (109)
  • Office (67)
  • Living room (58)
  • Bedroom (20)
  • Small rooms (18)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (118), Budget shopper (19), High-end shopper (16)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (155), No (44)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (46)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Love it love it love it!!!

I've had my eye on this for a few months and I finally purchased it. I love it even more than I thought I would. It just makes me smile.

Packaging was...Read complete review

I've had my eye on this for a few months and I finally purchased it. I love it even more than I thought I would. It just makes me smile.

Packaging was fantastic - no way it was going to get damaged en route. The product is sturdy and unlike anything I've ever seen. I've already received compliments on it, too.

LOVE IT!

VS

Most Liked Negative Review

 

$65 for thin stamped steel?

The quality of these bookends is very poor. They are made of very light gauge stamped steel and I doubt they would hold up even a medium size book. And for $65, they...Read complete review

The quality of these bookends is very poor. They are made of very light gauge stamped steel and I doubt they would hold up even a medium size book. And for $65, they should be much more substantial. This is $12 to $15 item at best. Nice idea but really poor execution.

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5.0

Beautiful bookends! Great quality and shipped quickly.

By 

from Vancouver, BC, Canada

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design
  • Durable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom
    • Gifts
    • Living Room

    Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

    The bookends are beautiful! They are helpfully designed with a tab that sits under the books to create more stability. They are light weight, but durable.

    • Primary use:
    • Personal
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
     
    5.0

    Perfect bookends for my collection

    By 

    from Austin TX

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts
      • Large Rooms
      • Small Rooms

      Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

      I've been traveling to East Africa since the early 70's. I love the people, land, and animals. I have an extensive collection of books and artifacts that I've been collecting since the 70's and both the giraffe and elephant bookends fit perfectly. I've been looking at these for a long time and finally purchased them. These bookends are heavy enough to hold up lots of large, heavy books. I'm very happy with them. They're perfect!

      • Primary use:
      • Personal
      • Was this a gift?:
      • No
       
      5.0

      Adorable and Well Made

      By 

      from Los Angeles CA

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Durable

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Bedroom
        • Gifts
        • Large Rooms
        • Small Rooms

        Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

        It looks so cute holding up her DVD's on the bookshelf.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
         
        5.0

        This is a perfect gift!

        By 

        from Chicago

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Attractive Design

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Gifts

          Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

          Fantastic gift! Well made and sturdy design. Will likely buy a set for myself!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal
          • Was this a gift?:
          • Yes
           
          5.0

          DARLING!

          By 

          from OHIO

          About Me Budget Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Attractive Design
          • Durable
          • Easy To Clean

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

              PLAYFUL BUT VERY FUNCTIONAL FOR BOOKS FOR GRANKIDS--LOVE IT!

              • Primary use:
              • Personal
              • Was this a gift?:
              • No

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Sturdy, well made product

              By 

              from Plano Tx

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Attractive Design
              • Durable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Bedroom
                • Gifts
                • Large Rooms
                • Small Rooms

                Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

                Bookends were a baby shower gift for a book themed party. These were nice and sturdy and will work well to keep books upright

                Service and delivery comments:

                Delivery was prompt but wasn't notified it had shipped so I was worried it wouldn't arrive on time

                • Primary use:
                • Personal
                • Was this a gift?:
                • Yes
                 
                5.0

                Most artistic bookends ever

                By 

                from Alaska

                About Me High-end Shopper

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design
                • Durable
                • Easy To Clean
                • Easy To Install

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Bedroom
                  • Gifts
                  • Large Rooms
                  • Small Rooms

                  Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

                  I'm very pleased with the quality and craftsmanship of these bookends, I will probably order another set.

                  • Primary use:
                  • Personal
                  • Was this a gift?:
                  • No
                   
                  5.0

                  I would buy this product again

                  By 

                  from McAllen tx

                  About Me High-end Shopper

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Attractive Design
                  • Durable
                  • Easy To Clean
                  • Easy To Install

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Bedroom
                    • Gifts
                    • Large Rooms
                    • Small Rooms

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

                    I read a great deal and having these adorable book ends gives me a perfect way to store my books

                    • Primary use:
                    • Personal
                    • Was this a gift?:
                    • No
                     
                    5.0

                    Great novelty!

                    By 

                    from Ohio

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Durable

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

                        Very happy with the product. Great item!

                        • Primary use:
                        • Personal
                        • Was this a gift?:
                        • Yes
                         
                        5.0

                        Perfect

                        By 

                        from Cazenovia NY

                        About Me Midrange Shopper

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Attractive Design
                        • Durable
                        • Easy To Clean
                        • Easy To Install

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Bedroom
                          • Gifts
                          • Large Rooms
                          • Small Rooms

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Giraffe Family Bookends:

                          The giraffe bookends are on my new cherry desk. They look great there and I have already received comments on the clever design. It really looks like the giraffe is reaching through the books to nuzzle her baby. I am very happy with this purchase. Simple and endearing.

                          Service and delivery comments:

                          Prompt delivery. Came sooner than expected.

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal
                          • Was this a gift?:
                          • No

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