UncommonGoods: Unique Gifts Meet Sustainability

You know those gifts that somebody gets you and they are the perfect mix of useful, playful, and meaningful? Those are the ones you then find yourself trying to find an appropriate way to ask where they got the gift without seeming like you’re intending to return it (quite the opposite)! Over the last few years I’ve received a couple gifts like that and without fail the answer has always been … UncommonGoods.

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I’ll admit though that old habits die hard and I sometimes find myself forgetting about these fantastic organizations in times of gift buying. Well, use this as your personal reminder to check out their men’s, women’s, and personalized gift selections (check them out, herehere…and here!) UncommonGoods is an example of an organization with not only a sustainability mission but they also donate to multiple nonprofits (American Forests, RAINN and Women for Women International)  This is not to mention that 1/3 of their products are made from recycled and upcycled materials, half are handmade, and most are made in the US.

This is all to say I was ecstatic when they reached out to me and inadvertently helped to make our new home a little bit more homey. Moving is no fun and decorating when you’re combining two homes into one is even more tedious! While still very much a work in progress, this adorable decanter has now become a centerpiece in our armoire turned bar-cart (minus the wheels…so really a bar cabinet?)

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(You can’t tell but the decanter says “Ours” and the glasses say “Mine” and “Yours”. I thought that was so adorable!)

I can’t tell you how refreshing it is to have a company such us them in this day and age of foreign made products and questionable manufacturing practices. As a social enterprise and B-Corp, they have multiple bottom lines…aka money isn’t the only thing making their world go ’round. Props to you UncommonGoods! Keep doing what you do!

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Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. UncommonGoods provided me with this product for review but all opinions are my own. I just get  that excited about upcycled gifts : )

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4 Responses to UncommonGoods: Unique Gifts Meet Sustainability

  1. Danielle @ tiny-trots September 1, 2015 at 10:31 am #

    What a cute decanter! It’s got a masculine and feminine touch to it which is perfect for a shared bar. I’ll have to check them out!

    • Emily September 1, 2015 at 11:25 am #

      I completely agree! We’re both very happy with it 🙂

  2. Liz @ I Heart Vegetables August 31, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

    I love Uncommon Goods! We actually got a super cool boxed wine dispenser. It’s stainless steel and holds the bag of wine that comes in the boxes. It’s so handy!

    • Emily September 1, 2015 at 11:23 am #

      That’s awesome! They have so many cool bar accessories!