When I first realised that Uncommon Goods was making the rounds in the blog world I was anxiously awaiting my turn to work with them. I am, and have been a HUGE fan of the Uncommon Goods website for over a decade! There are so many cool gadgets on their site and unique birthday gifts as well. It’s a real treasure trove.
I know that most of my British chums may have only recently heard of this brand. But as I’m originally from the other side of the pond, I have been lusting over the site for a very long time. I don’t really remember how I came across it. But when I did I was immediately blown away by a company that works directly with artists and makes it its mission to be a socially responsible company. Couple that with gifts as quirky as they are stunning and you’ve got a loyal customer in me for life.
Sadly, I have parted ways with my previous collection of Uncommon Goods. But I did re-home them before leaving the US and am glad that others are enjoying them. That being said its time to add some personalised gifts to my collection. What better way than by scouring the site and coming up with a wish-list of some of my favourites! Because y’know, it’s not easy to make up your mind when there’s so much to love. There’s also another reason why I’m scouring the site. But that’s another story for another day.
From the very first time I saw the Uncommon Goods website, I knew that they were onto something very special. I’ve been working for many years to find my purpose. Beginning as your typical American consumerist, I then tried frugality as I thought that was my jam. Finally I came to the realisation that my purpose is really aligned with being a conscious consumer.
I don’t solely look at the price tag of an item. I believe in sustainability, a responsible approach to sourcing, and companies that aren’t exploitative of their employees, their vendors, or their customers. Plus I’m happy to say that Uncommon Goods aligns beautifully with my purpose. I really recommend you to allow it to align with yours.
Anyway, I wanted to share with you some of my favourite bits and introduce some of you to a company that I truly, and genuinely have always admired. Truth be told, my next door cubicle mate and I used to spend a fair amount of our days scouring the site and curating what products we would use for our own launch. Sorry, Uncommon Goods, but running your site, or even just curating it was a goal of mine in my early 20’s. Frankly, it still is.