One of my love languages is giving. I love to take dinner to new moms, bake a batch of cookies for my co-workers just because, leave little notes or trinkets for friends, and spend hours searching for just the right gifts for birthdays and Christmas for my family and friends.
There are always certain people that are impossible to buy for. My dad, for instance, or my Grandma Myrtle. More than once, I’ve wished my dad’s hobby was something like golf or art instead of hunting and fishing. I know nothing about those things, so I steer from buying gifts in that area.
Since I don’t like to give gift cards – save for to my brother and sister because that’s what 15 year olds ask for – I search high and low, right up to the last minute, for the perfect, unique Christmas gifts, gifts I know they will love and will show that I put some time into choosing them.
I recently had the chance to peruse UncommonGood’s selection of gifts and ended up purchasing quite a few things for friends and family. Their product selection covers all the categories: men, women, kids, fun, home, jewelry, pets, on and on and on. Their filter is easy to use, meaning you can narrow down their vast number of products to fit both the person you have in mind (mom, sister, best friend…) and your budget. Right now, they have great gift guides as well: Gifts under $50, Gifts Under $25, and Gifts by Interest among others.
On top of it, they are a company of integrity, something that has become quite important to me. A little more about UncommonGoods:
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a 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.
I also love when a company gives back – one of the many reasons I adore barre.[d] studio so much! – and since UncommonGoods is privately owned, they are able to support several causes, such as RAINN, American Forests, Women for Women, and my personal favorite (literacy!), Reach Out and Read.
I’m going to keep what I bought from UncommonGoods on the lowdown – apparently my family and friends read this thing – but if you’re looking for a unique Christmas gift for the hard-to-buy for person, check out UncommonGoods. just be warned that you will want to buy everything for yourself – and that you can spend a lot of time browsing their goods!