Gifting 101: Plan way ahead of time and stress less. Whether it’s that wonderful time of the year or just a special occasion for that special someone, gifting should be an enjoyable and memorable experience. I love gift items with more than just the aesthetic. I go for personality and a really good backstory, too. So the person receiving my gift knows that care and thought went into it. The value becomes so much more, and granted; you’ll make someone very, very happy.

Owl Be Waiting For Company with this cute, stoneware mug.

Now imagine a company that does exactly that when it comes to products they sell? Well, imagine no more, because one does exist. Uncommon Goods.

With a mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers – Uncommon Goods, a privately-owned retailer in Brooklyn, New York – is bringing us handmade products and gift-worthy items that were created in harmony with the environment without harm to animals or people.

Bedside Smartphone Vase / Maker: Heather & Myles Geyman

The majority of items are made in the USA and one-third of the collection comprised of recycled or upcycled materials. This is not just online shopping. It is shopping with good intentions and making a difference. And through Uncommon Goods, you get a chance to be a part of that.

Now on to picking my favorite items, which after browsing the website, I could tell I have many! But for now, I’m going to share this list I put together (from a very long list I started with)!

    1. Birth Month Flower Necklace
    2. Vintage Camera Pillows
    3. Wild Man Grooming Kit (it comes in a fancy wooden box!)
    4. Literary Candles (calling all bookworms)
    5. Chocolate and Wine Pairing Set
    6. Scratch Map Deluxe
    7. DIY Lip Balm Kit
    8. Chalkboard and Table Runner Set (Thanksgiving must-have!)
    9. Pizza Rescue Kit (stocking stuffer alert)
    10. Bedside Smartphone Vase

Click HERE to find out more about each item and their maker. Or, shop all top-rated products.

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This post is in partnership with Uncommon Goods. All opinions stated are of my own.