It’s officially June and the season of gifting is upon us! From wedding and anniversary gifts to items for your bridesmaids or groomsmen, Father’s Day gifts, and personalized gift items for the whole family, there is so much to celebrate in summer months and much of it is better enjoyed when a token of love is exchanged. Uncommon Goods is the perfect place to find, well, uncommon gifts.
Here’s the thing: I am so over the cookie-cutter trend in gifting where everyone wants a gift card to the same old stores or all the moms on the block get the same fancy pair of workout pants for Mother’s Day and so on. For me, gifting should be all about taking a close look at the person you want to treat, and deciding on something special and unique they’ll truly love. It doesn’t always have to break the bank, either; I like shops with a range of price points to fit a variety of budgets.
Josh and I won’t be celebrating Year Three until the fall, but as June kicks off high wedding season, I have a feeling many of you married readers are on the hunt for a special anniversary gift. Uncommon Goods has something for everybody. If you’re treating the special lady in your life, the Latitude Longitude pendant ($175) is a stunning choice. You can have it engraved with the coordinates of where you met or married, making this piece as meaningful as it is pretty.
Top anniversary gifts for him include Custom Beach cuff links ($150-175) — choose sand gathered from one of 1,800 beautiful beaches worldwide. I probably shouldn’t even be writing this because it’s such an amazing choice for Josh in the fall, as we got married on the beach in Westhampton. But I digress. I also love this Mates for Life print ($45), a simple and sweet addition to any room in the house.
We talk a lot about what a bride can give the ladies, but rarely touch on the best gifts for the groomsmen. This is so important though! Josh totally fretted about what would be best and in the end, gave them each something that fit their unique personalities and friendship. That’s an idea, or he can pick a uniform gift that works for everyone and fits the budget. Uncommon Goods has a great selection of groomsmen gifts, and my favorite is probably this gorgeous wooden Beer Caddy with opener ($45).
Between wedding gifts, bridal and baby showers, Father’s Day and all the other gifting opportunities coming this summer, it can be tough to stay outside the box. Rather than sticking to the registry, I like to be creative and especially when gifting family and friends, I am all about personalization. Uncommon Goods has the best personalized gift options — like this Tree Throw ($135) an amazing choice for a wedding gift.
A scratch map ($28.95) is a clever way to mark life’s adventures in style. This is also what I like to think of as living art for the home; it’s something you work on as time goes by, scratching off the places you visit. Another favorite personalized gift of mine is the Custom Pet Pillow ($145) made in your cutie’s likeness. These are handmade by an artist in Brooklyn, keeping it close to home. Between you and me, I would not be mad if Josh read this and decided to surprise me with one in Dolce’s likeness!
A bit on the company:
Aside from a gorgeous assortment of gifts for every recipient and price range, I appreciate the core beliefs and values that make Uncommon Goods such a unique company. They’re built on the principles of giving back to our earth — sustainable, recycled, handmade, and organic products is the name of the game. They also give back to the community through their Better to Give program, which allows you to select a charity of your choosing for them to give $1 to when you check out.
Uncommon Goods also upholds the B Seal as founding members of the B Corporation. Thus, they are committed to sustainable packaging and workplace tactics, fair treatment of their employees, and more important stuff you should definitely read up on before shopping elsewhere. I am proud to be a shopper at Uncommon Goods and you will be, too. This gifting season, head there first — I guarantee not only will you feel really good about it, but so will the opener of that awesome gift.
*This post was sponsored by Uncommon Goods. All opinions expressed and product suggestions are my own.