I have been looking for the perfect way for my family to remember me while I am perusing the streets of Europe. I first thought I would write notes and stick around the house, but then that would require quite a bit of work on my part, as well as end up messy, because I'm sure I would find a graveyard of empty envelopes upon my return. Next, I thought about sending a postcard from my destination daily, but wondered if I would beat them home. In my quest for the perfect reminder of my absence for my family, I turned to online ideas. Look what I found at Uncommon Goods! Yay! Now every time my family crosses the threshold, they will see the face of Mona Lisa and think of "Momma Lisa" in Paris! Isn't this door mat adorable? I love the bright colors. There were several cutes one but this was the one for me! I think it just might prompt me to paint our backdoor a bright color before I leave too. Look what else I found while shopping online at Uncommon Goods....
I don't know about your household, but in our house we are always fighting over who's iphone charger is who's. Uncommon Goods has a product called Whooz which solves the problem quite nicely for only $12.95.
Whooz are vinyl identification labels for your phone,ipad and computers cords. Whooz are easy to apply. All you do is wrap the largest part around the phone charger,then stick the face on the front and voila you have an easily identifiable phone charger. Looks so much cuter than scribbled initials with a sharper marker. The other stickers on the sheet can be used to wrap around phone or computer cords to further personalize your items. Don't you love the cute little faces! There are four sets of labels in a pack, so you can choose from Rico, Cindy, Charlene and Dexter. Make sure you buy enough for each member of the family.
Speaking of Uncommon Goods have you ever shop there? It is an online marketplace offering creative goods and reasonable prices. Many of the items are handmade. (The handmade items are noted by a blue hand in a circle on the website). The other reason I like this company is their "Better to Give" Program. For every purchase from Uncommon Goods, a dollar is given to the charity of your choice from their list of charities: American Forests, Women for Women International, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN). To date they have given over $700,000. dollars to these charities.
I found so many unique things I wanted! I also found a few Christmas gifts,
that I'm going to order before they sell out! Here are some of the cool items I found.
|Moulton Bowl $135|
Love,love this Molten bowl. When I went to the Southern C in Jekyll Island, these were used as centerpieces on the dinner tables. Rhoda from The Southern Hospitality and I wondered where we could find something like this...Well, it is! If you want to see how the molten bowl looked as a centerpiece at Southern C click here and scroll down the post to see what an incredible centerpiece this makes! Truly a statement piece for your next party!
Uncommon Goods has a slew of gifts under $50. I especially liked the whiskey stones. My husband is getting a set of these for Christmas! No more melting ice cubes watering down his expensive scotch!
|Whiskey Stones Set of 9 $20|
|Rhythm for Color Iphone Case $29|
Love their fun collection of iphone cases! Great patterns! All three of my kids would love getting a new phone case, wouldn't yours? There's one for every member of the family as well a several docking options. Click here for more patterns and options for your phone!
|Mobile Foodie Survivial Kit $26|
This is going in my daughter's stocking at Christmas. No matter where she travels, she will always have herbs and spices to doctor up the most bland meal. This is just one of the many great stocking stuffer items in their Christmas section. Click Here to see more stocking stuffer ideas!
|Flower Slippers for Ladies $54|
What lady on your list wouldn't adore to wear flowers on her feet? These felt slippers would make fun gifts for that special priss! Would put even the worst sleepyhead in a good mood!
|Agate Cheese Board $78|
We've seen the coasters, now check out the cheese board! It's tres` chic! This would make a perfect hostess gift, but I think I need one for my own purposes!
|Soapstone Cheese Board $29|
Great prices on soapstone cheese boards, too. Remember my post on my visit to Thermador with Traditional Home Magazine and the cheesboard displays by Traci Zeller and Tamara Matthews-Stephens? If not, click here to view! They made fabulous cheese and fruit displays with a cheese board just like this! The nice part of these boards, is being able to write the name of the cheese by the products so your guest know exactly what they are eating. This would make a great hostess or teacher's gift.
|Cardboard Heads $30-$61|
Here's an environmentally friendly option for a trophy! Great prices to boot! Wouldn't
this be cute in a nursery, little boy's room or party decoration?
I love the artist gallery on the site. There is a ton of prints that would make a great gallery wall when grouped together or use alone to brighten a special spot. Here is a fun sampling from the website:
|Going to See My Baby Blue $75-$150|
|Rose Red $75-$150|
|Dog by Denise Fiedler $125|
|Chair by Denise Fiedler $125|
|Green Poppy Chair by Kate $75- $130|
|A Grandma is Born $60|
I love this Grandma is born which marks a special birth!
|Your Dog as President $75- $135|
No words needed!
|Anniversary Print $135|
Sweet way to commemorate a special anniversary with symbols of the couples special date.
Sure to become a family heirloom.
I could go on and on highlighting fun and unique items from Uncommon Goods,
but it would be more fun for you go look for yourself! Click Here!
Guess What!!! Lucky You!!!
Uncommon Goods is giving away a $50 Gift Certificate
to one of my Lucky Readers! That Means YOU!!!
To enter "Like" Uncommon Goods on Facebook(HERE), sign up to receive their newsletter (CLICK HERE)and visit their website and leave a comment below with which item you would buy if you win!
The winner will be announced on Tuesday (Sept 3rd) so get enter now!
Are you an artist or creative with products you are trying to get into the marketplace? To share your work with Uncommon Goods?
Click here to submit your idea.
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Uncommon Goods Mission Statement From Their Website:
"Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is an privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. We run all our operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, including our warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. We make it our mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what we sell is made by hand. Most of the products we carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of our entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way."