You know that exhilarating moment right before your open a gift? Oh, the promise! Oh, the anticipation! Oh, the excitement! That is until you actually open the gift and it is a green tie-died scarf your friend clearly picked out of the clearance rack. You smile half-heartedly in the best attempt at enthusiasm you can muster, and quickly shuffle the gifted monstrosity to the side. Well my friends, I am on a quest to rid the world of horrifying gifts and I will do this by revealing to you my most coveted secret gifting weapon… UncommonGoods. Oh yes. If you have not heard of the fabulosity that is that shop, then you are welcome.
UncommonGoods offers unique goods from a variety of talented craftsmen. And the best part? They are a social responsible and environmentally friendly company. From making sure their employees receive livable wages and benefits to featuring recycled, organic products to lowering their carbon footprint, the company constantly makes conscientious strides to making the world a better place. What does this mean for you? You get to the bearer of amazing gifts, while helping make a positive impact. It is a win-win if you ask me. And best case scenario, your amazing gift giving might actually rub off on your misguided friends. Enough said.
Alright, let’s get to the goods. I’ve scoured the shop to find my top picks for best foodie products. The first section on the list is Anniversary Gifts.
Personalized Cutting Board! Heck yeah! Get it here.
A cookbook stand crafted from a sturdy slab of reclaimed timber, salvaged from old European buildings?! Um, sign me up! Get it here.
Wooden martini glasses. No. Words. Get it!
Crafted from North American maple and featuring a teak oil finish, made-in-America never looked so cool. Get it here.
These next two items are from the Anniversary Gifts for Him section. So spoil the man in your life with the awesomely scientific-centric Molecular Gastronomy Kit. No lie, I actually gave this to my husband for our last anniversary. Big hit! Get it here.
Filled with hand-selected juniper berries and mixed spices, he’ll get to play Prohibition-Era outlaw and you get to play the sexy lounge singer who needs a stiff drink. You know where I’m going with this one. Get it here.
Oh my heavens. It’s dissolvable, shaped tea drops. Already set with organic tea, sugar, and aromatic spices, all you add is hot water.
I know, right?! Get it here.
Beer Jelly. Mic drop. Here.
Lastly, the perfect gift for the person who’s hard to buy for. A sampling of salts from around the USA is sure to be fun and informative. Get it here.
There you have it. Social responsible, hand-crafted, eco-friendly gifts to wow your friends and subtly influence them to step up their giving-game. Special thanks to UncommonGoods for letting me loose on their shop. It’s seriously fun to peruse through all their fabulous items, so make sure to do some surfing yourself.