Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, but I received these products to give an honest review. All opinions are my own.
Have you heard of Uncommon Goods?
Up until recently, I had never heard about Uncommon Goods. I had seen a sprinkling of blog posts here and there where some of my online friends mentioned buying things but I didn’t actually scope the site out until I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing some items from their collection. Just a few minutes into browsing their site I knew it was going to be hard for me to stay within the parameters of this posts. I have never laughed so hard online shopping before!
It took me 2 days to decide what I wanted, the have many unique and interesting pieces that it was tricky narrowing down my list. Actually, I am not sure if I really narrowed down my list, there are many more items that I can not wait to decorate our home with.
I was especially tickled by their i eight sum pi plates (yes, you read that correctly) and their fire escape book shelf reminded me of the whirlwind trip to NYC my husband and I snuck in this past summer.
Have you ever heard of Uncommon Goods?
They are a privately owned retailer based out of Brooklyn, New York who they strives to feature products that wouldn’t harm people or animals. It’s a community to support artists and designers with a platform to sell goods from said artists and designers. They sell jewellery, home décor, art, kitchen/bar goods, etc. At least half of their goods are made by hand and roughly a third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up-cycled materials. Most of the jewellery, home decor, and kitchen/bar items are made in the United States. But let me tell you about the best part! They have a community mindset so they look for ways to give back in some way and, Uncommon Goods knows its Better to Give.
With every purchase made, Uncommon Goods donates a portion of each to the Better to Give partner of your choice. Right now, the non-profits they’re partnering with are RAINN (Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network), American Forests, International Rescue Committee and Reach out and Read .
Not only did I receive two great products to review they also made a donation to one of the partners of my choice. With my own love of books I choose to support Reach out and Read who promotes early literacy and school readiness to young children and their families by sharing the joy of reading across the country.
These are the items I reviewed for Uncommon Goods:
- A Pinch and a Dash Salt and pepper shaker (you can find that here)
- A Pottery Birdhouse (you’ll find that one here)
Now, let’s get to the fun part!
Pinch and a Dash Salt and Pepper shaker set
I honestly wasn’t in the market for yet another salt and pepper shaker, Last count I have 3 sets scattered around the kitchen already but, when I saw this adorable set and I knew I had to order it. They goes with any decor, they are a good size – not too small or large, hold a fair amount, are easy to handle and are just so unique – people who see them always comment on how fun they are! I think these would make a really cute housewarming gift or a stocking stuffer to be totally honest with you.
The Pottery Birdhouse
The birdhouse is beautifully crafted and I was thrilled when I opened it up out of the box. I spend a fair amount of time outside bird watching so it’s fair to say that I am kicking myself for not ordering one sooner. After the surprise dump of snow we got over the weekend I think it’s fair to say that spring won’t come soon enough in our parts! I am already plotting where we can attach this beauty on our fence in the garden. It has to be in just the right place, I want to be able to watch from the window but I want the birds to “think” they are hidden from “prying eyes”. The post is a little small and it slips out fairly easily but, I am sure we will be able to find a larger stick for a post so that isn’t a huge issue.
If you’re in need of gift ideas, Uncommon Goods will have you covered. If you know of anyone who has a birthday coming up, had a baby or just moved into a new home any of the items in this post could make a great gift. Alternately, you can check out more gifts here. Also, Christmas is around the corner, too! Just saying. ?
Uncommon Goods also make it easy to shop from Canada with:
- All prices in Canadian dollars
- Duties and taxes calculated at checkout
- Low international shipping rates
- Guaranteed landed costs (no additional charges at delivery)
You can visit Uncommon Goods to see other gift ideas too, such as wine glasses and funky pie plates, there are so many great products to choose from you will easily find something for everyone!
I just discovered Uncommon goods and am in love with everything I see! I love that they support causes like this, it lets me know the brand I am supporting with purchases is doing some good.
Emily @ My Mom Made That says
We love Uncommon Goods! It’s one of my favorite places to buy holiday gifts for friends and family because they are, well, Uncommon. And they also have a really handmade, thoughtful feel to them!
Tracy @ Ascending Butterfly says
This New Yorker is definitely familiar with Uncommon Goods, always a unique find to be had there
I have to admit I am a little jealous that you live in the Big Apple! We were there for 4 days and I loved it! Not nearly as much time as I had hoped though.
I love them. My shopping cart is so full of stuff with me “window shopping” so I fully understand you taking 2 days to decide on it.. haha.. the salt shaker is way cute
Love the salt and pepper shaker too; so cute! I will check Uncommon Goods since it’s def time to start looking around for Christmas gifts.
Lois Alter Mark says
I am a huge fan of Uncommon Goods, and have bought tons of gifts there. They have the most interesting and unique things!
lauren happel says
This is great! it is so important to give back to others!
Ann Bacciaglia says
I love the bird house. I love to find company’s like Uncommon Goods that give back. I will have to check them out.
It has been ages and ages since I’ve shopped at Uncommon Goods, but I remember them always having a unique selection! I wouldn’t mind having that Pottery Birdhouse. How gorgeous! 🙂
Jamie Lee says
Adorable stuff, I just love that birdhouse!
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
I love this so much! I’m going to start shopping at Uncommon Goods whenever possible from now on. I love the idea of being philanthropic while I shop.
Chrystal | Nevermore Lane says
I am a huge fan of Uncommon Goods. I know when I go there I am going to find something original and unique for myself, or the person I am buying a gift for.
I love fun boutiques and shops like Uncommon Goods! They are my favorite to find the perfect treasures for Christmas as gifts.
They have the absolute cutest stuff! And I love that it helps people too!
I just love hearing about companies who do good and Uncommon Goods is such a great spot to grab a unique gift!
Thanks. I’ll have to give them a try. It looks like they have fun products plus- I love that they give back. That’s something I look for in a company.
Cynthia L says
I have never heard of Uncommon Goods before. I think it is great that they give back. I will have to check them out.
Ashley Sparks Mullins says
I’ve actually never heard of Uncommon Goods. But those Salt & Pepper shakers are so cute! I’m going to have to look them up,, thanks for introducing it to me.
Bianca Mcneace says
We have so many birds flying around here that I know they would LOVE that pottery birdhouse. I will definitely be checking out Uncommon Goods!
uncommon goods is one of my favorite places to shop for unique gifts. I’m so glad you discovered them! I didn’t know they ship to Canada now. 🙂
I think I have heard from the. I like that pottery bird house!
aly mashrah says
I love uncommon goods! They have some really unique things that I would not be able to find anywhere else and they make for pretty unique gifts. I really like that salt and pepper shaker, definitely need something like that in my house.
I haven’t heard of Uncommon Goods before but I think it is wonderful that they donate when a purchase is made. Sounds like a great way to purchase gifts and give to others.
Censie Mumby says
I have never used Uncommon Goods but my BFF has bought things through them for me for my birthday. All of the items have been beautiful. Uncommon Goods is her go to place to buy gifts. I need to check them out for myself.
I bought a lot of gifts from this site! We did an engraved whiskey barrel for Father’s Day last year. They have so many unique ideas for anniversaries too. When you can’t think of a good gift to give, this is the first site I go to!
Tatanisha W says
I’ve never heard of Uncommon Good, but I love their vision. And those salt and pepper shakers are just too awesome! And the fact that they give to worthy causes makes you feel good about spending money! lol Thank you for the review, I’ll have to give this site a look over! Thanks!
Dawn Nieves says
What a great company. This is the first time I’ve heard of them but I love their mission and can’t wait to learn more about them.
Kristy @ Mommy Hates Cooking says
I have never purchased from Uncommon Goods, but I have to say I love when companies give back to worthy causes. I LOVE that they strive to have products that are made right here in the United States. I will definitely think of them as I’m looking for unique Christmas Gifts.
Claudia Krusch says
I’ve never heard of it! It sounds like a great place to shop I will definitely check it out!
We love Uncommon Goods! I have three of their cardboard deer heads and love how fun they are in my home! Looks like I need to head over to their site again…those salt and pepper shakers are the cutest! LOVE!
I’ve heard of Uncommon Goods – such an amazing idea and store! I haven’t shopped there though yet! I totally see how it’d be a great place to go for gift ideas. I mean, where else for someone who has everything?! Or someone whose hard to shop for, too! Love this post – it’s a great reminder I need to check it out! That salt and pepper shaker set is so cute! Thanks for sharing!
Laura Funk says
This sounds like a great company with a good mission. I love that pottery bird house! Super cute
Ashley @irishred02 says
I love that each purchase goes to help others. And what fun products they have, that birdhouse is beautiful.
Laura Funk says
I also love this aspect of this company!
I’m in love with that birdhouse! So bohemian!
Alicia Taylor says
I am in love with that birdhouse! I feed the hummingbirds – talk about a petite species. I wonder if they would like it? I love that if I buy anything on that site, they make a donation to improve childhood literacy. That’s an awesome incentive. Going to check out that feeder, now
Cassie Tucker says
I have never shopped at Uncommon Goods before (or even heard of it before today), but I already love this store! Products that do no harm to man or animal? Proceeds to going to fabulous causes? I love it!
maria @ close to home says
I have purchased a few items from Uncommon Goods in the past. They really do have a great gift selection.