If you think about it, there are really only three types of gift-givers in this world:
- The ones who give gifts that are so practical, they’re boring. Think dress socks for your husband or underwear for your kids.
- The ones who give gifts that are so creative, they’re impractical. This linen matchbox sleeve is the perfect example.
- The ones who give gifts that are the perfect mix of practical and creative. Basically anything from UncommonGoods would fit the bill.
Have you ever given or received anything from UncommonGoods? The Brooklyn-based company specializes in unique gifts for men, women, and children that are mostly handmade, always innovative, and never contain leather, feathers, or fur. To see what I mean, check out personalized gifts here, baby gifts here, and gifts for kids here.
Keep reading to learn more and to enter to win the $50 UncommonGoods giveaway!
What I love about UncommonGoods is that it’s basically a cross between an indie craft show and an inventive trade show. They sell handcrafted products from local and international artisans, plus items produced by well-established and forward-thinking brands. UncommonGoods buyers scour the web for the latest and greatest in design, but the retailer also encourages artists to submit their work for consideration, too.
Take Judi Powers, for example. My former boss (yes, really!) left her gig in publishing almost 10 years ago to explore her passion for jewelry design. One of her big breaks came when she entered an UncommonGoods Jewelry Design Challenge a few years ago and ended up winning the grand prize. Since then, three of her nature-inspired pieces have been available online, including this handmade ear climber.
I also appreciate that UncommonGoods is an environmentally-friendly and socially-responsible company. They prioritize handmade, recycled, and organic products and even print their catalog on Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] certified and recycled paper. Plus, they offer health insurance to all of their full-time (and most part-time) employees and, with every purchase, will donate $1 to one of five non-profits chosen by the customer through their Better to Give program.
So what could you buy if you won the $50 UncommonGoods giveaway? Here are a few of my favorite things:
Ready to enter the giveaway? Simply follow the prompts in the widget below for 5 chances to win!
This UncommonGoods giveaway closes at 11:59pm EST on Sunday, May 15th, and the winner will be announced on Monday. One winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to UncommonGoods. Sorry, this giveaway is open to US residents only!