Guide Birds

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide.
featured in the

Uncommon Collection

$48.00

featured in the uncommon collection

Under Their Wing

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide. Each one corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Keep them where you need a little love, or give them to a friend so they can feel it, too. The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched, while the protective box makes for lovely gift-giving and storage. The birds are formed with ceramic molds and then hand-painted by artisans in Mexico. Created by Susan LeVine. Assembled in New York.

Key:
Green: gratitude
Light blue: love
Red: patience
White: honesty
Orange: courage
Dark blue: joy
Purple: generosity

Did you know we also have Guide Bird Mugs?

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Made in Mexico

Exclusively for UncommonGoods

Susan LeVine

created by

Susan LeVine

location

California

Artist Susan LeVine was born and raised in Chattanooga, Tennessee where her love of nature was first ignited. A passion for art led her on a journey that began with a year of study in Italy where she was immersed in the beauty of artistic expression and the romance of the Italian culture. Susan's paintings of birds and trees are probably the greatest expression of her love of nature. she feels that nature is always talking to us if we stop to listen. Susan's product designs come from a desire to uplift the spirits of others and share a sense of wonder and celebration of life. Susan now lives in Santa Barbara, California where she gets out in nature as much as possible.

Each item in the Uncommon Collection meets five important standards. Here's how Guide Birds qualified for the Collection:

Original Design

Choose one of these colorful birds every day of the week to be your guide. Each one corresponds to an inspirational word, such as joy, courage, and generosity (a key is included for reference). Keep them where you need a little love, or give them to a friend so they can feel it, too. The decorative leaf-shaped plate keeps your "bird of the day" proudly perched, while the protective box makes for lovely gift-giving and storage.

Responsible Business Practices

mission statement

Alfareria Tradicional's mission is to preserve the manufacturing of handmade majolica pieces in the city of Guanajuato. In this way, they preserve a tradition that the city has had for many centuries.


fair wage

Alfareria Tradicional's starting wage is nearly twice the minimum wage of Mexico. Employees on average earn three times the minimum.


paid time off

All receive vacation time (minimum six days if they have been working for a minimum of one year, and 15 days of Christmas holiday time off).


recycling primary/secondary materials

Water used to wash and prepare the clay is recycled. Pieces that did not pass quality control on the bisque before they are fired are recycled. Broken pieces from the bisque are recycled, and some are used to cover gardens or dirt roads.


charitable giving

Alfareria Tradicional does not have a charitable giving program, but meet all other Collection criteria.


Environmentally Friendly Materials

Ceramic, a natural source material

Resourceful Packaging

Packaging is meant to store the birds when not in use.

Exclusivity

There's one place—and only one place—where you'll find Guide Birds: UncommonGoods.

Handmade Exclusive
Made from
ceramic, foam, card stock, corrugated cardboard, flocking
Measurements
8.5" L x 8.5" W x 1.5" D; Bird approx 1.5" H x 1" W ; Leaf approx 3" H x 3" W x .5" D
Ingredients
Item ID
42940

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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 in the US:
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.

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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UncommonGoodsGuide Birds
 
4.8

(based on 26 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (22)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

96%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Attractive (12)
  • Durable (5)
  • Easy to clean (4)
  • Unique (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gifts (6)
  • Bedroom (4)
  • Small rooms (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Midrange shopper (12)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (13)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (26)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

The most special gift ever

I gifted 2 sets of guide birds to friends in need of a pick-me-up. The meaning behind the birds is so thoughtful and a great reminder to set an intention for each day. The...Read complete review

I gifted 2 sets of guide birds to friends in need of a pick-me-up. The meaning behind the birds is so thoughtful and a great reminder to set an intention for each day. The first set of guide birds I bought was a gift for my mom who had been recently diagnosed with cancer. Just before my mom's diagnosis, she lost her mother, my grandma. The birds provided a bridge of communication between my mother and her recently passed mother. After my mom died, the guide birds brought me great comfort. I will cherish them forver.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disappointed in product

I was very disappointed when I noticed that the leaf that the birds sit on was chipped in 3 places. Also, the white bird was dirty. I have a friend who ordered the...Read complete review

I was very disappointed when I noticed that the leaf that the birds sit on was chipped in 3 places. Also, the white bird was dirty. I have a friend who ordered the same product and she had the same problem.

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2.0

Disappointed in product

By 

from Tucson, AZ

About Me Budget Shopper

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Attractive Design

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Bedroom

    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

    I was very disappointed when I noticed that the leaf that the birds sit on was chipped in 3 places. Also, the white bird was dirty. I have a friend who ordered the same product and she had the same problem.

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

    (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Great gift idea!

    By 

    from Staten Island

    About Me Midrange Shopper

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Attractive Design
    • Durable
    • Easy To Clean

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gifts

      Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

      Fits nicely on a shelf or desk

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

      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      They Use it Daily

      By 

      from Boca Raton, Florida

      About Me Midrange Shopper

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Attractive Design
      • Great Thank You Gift

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gifts

        Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

        When I visited my corporate office, my new boss and the Revenue Director showed me how they choose a bird every morning, and asked me to be a part of the ceremony. It made them so happy, and I just adore this gift. The only thing I could suggest would be another set of birds!

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

        It's a gift that keeps on giving!

        By 

        from East Lansing, MI

        About Me Midrange Shopper

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Small Rooms

            Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

            I love using the guide birds every day and everyone who sees them comments and find them intriguing and fun!

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

            adorable!

            By 

            from North of Boston

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Attractive Design
            • helpful reminders of positive thoughts

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • my office

              Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

              I keep these in my office and try to pick a bird that reflects what I may need that day

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

              These make my day, every day!

              By 

              from Chicago

              About Me Midrange Shopper

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

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

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Work/desk

                Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

                I use these every day to lift my spirits and give me inspiration!

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

                A perfect reminder!

                By 

                from Boston, MA

                About Me Midrange Shopper

                Verified Reviewer

                Pros

                • Attractive Design

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

                    My sister and I bought this for my aunt for Christmas. The day of our planned gift exchange, her Meyers Parrot of 11 years unexpectedly passed away. This gift ended up taking on an extra special meaning. The gratitude bird looks just like him so it is a lovely reminder of the love and gratitude a pet can bring you. I'm sure it will keep his spirit in their thoughts for many years!

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

                    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    The most special gift ever

                    By 

                    from Iowa

                    About Me Midrange Shopper

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Attractive Design
                    • Meaningful
                    • Thoughtful
                    • Unique

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Gifts

                      Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

                      I gifted 2 sets of guide birds to friends in need of a pick-me-up. The meaning behind the birds is so thoughtful and a great reminder to set an intention for each day. The first set of guide birds I bought was a gift for my mom who had been recently diagnosed with cancer. Just before my mom's diagnosis, she lost her mother, my grandma. The birds provided a bridge of communication between my mother and her recently passed mother. After my mom died, the guide birds brought me great comfort. I will cherish them forver.

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

                      Glad I found them

                      By 

                      from Denver

                      About Me Midrange Shopper

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Attractive Design
                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Clean
                      • unique

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

                          The birds are colorful, unique and packaged beautifully. I am so glad I found Uncommon goods!

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

                          Annual Bird Gift

                          By 

                          from Philadelphia, PA

                          About Me Midrange Shopper

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

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

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Bedroom

                            Comments about UncommonGoods Guide Birds:

                            Can't wait to give these adorable guide birds to my daughters! They will love them!

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

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