Uncommon Gifts

Like it or not, the gift giving season is officially upon us.

I like buying people gifts that they wouldn’t necessarily buy for themselves, but would still use, like and fits their personality. There is nothing greater than watching someone you love open up a gift that you put a lot of thought and love into!

But because of this, buying gifts can be very tricky, and the pressure of finding the perfect gift can be very stressful. Especially when everyone seems to have everything they need or want!

One of my favorite things about this week, right before Thanksgiving, is seeing all of the sales and deals and gift guides out there. My blog reader is clogged with dozens of gift ideas for men, women, kids in all kinds of price ranges. And even though there are so many, I love looking through each one of them because maybe — just maybe! — I’ll find that perfect gift, or at least get an idea of what it may be.

I was recently contacted by Uncommon Goods to feature some of their products for christmas gift ideas, and thought I would share some unique gifts I found. I also like that many of the their items are hand-made and American-made.

Here are some of my favorites…

state bird and bloom

state birds and blooms pillow.

Brooklyn embroidery

DIY embroidered poster of the Brooklyn Bridge.

literary scarf

scarf for your literary friends.

beer towel

My brother in law would appreciate this beer towel.

around the world cuisine calendar

It would be neat to try a new cuisine each month next year, inspired by this calendar.

Scratch off map

I love this scratch off map! It would make me want to go to Russia, just to scratch off 1/4 of it. :)

fox clock

This fox clock would be sweet in a kids room.

  just married towel

Another tea towel, for the newlyweds :)Girafe bookends

I love a clever bookend.

ampersand cheese board

And a cheesy board.

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
How do you do gifts with your family and friends?
Can you believe Christmas is one month away?

Disclaimer: This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods, but obviously these opinions are all mine, and I support their mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers, as half of what they sell is made by hand, and their involvement in the community. See more gifts under $25 and under $50.

  • Giulia Lombardo

    lovely ideas