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!