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Introducing Uncommon Goods {and a Giveaway}

[dropcap]E[/dropcap]ver find yourself getting lost on the internet? You know what I mean by ‘lost’, don’t you? Sitting down at 7pm to order the online food shop, only to realise it’s 10pm and you’re inadvertently researching ‘garden room ideas’ (my current obsession) on Pinterest.

Or searching around from one site to another, looking for THE perfect gift for that one special person, leaving all the tabs open ‘just in case’ and then forgetting which one you were interested in in the first place.

Sound familiar?

There’s no doubt about it, the internet is the most incredible invention but boy can it be a time waster. If you’re already dreading the idea of finding a gift for that one person on your Christmas (#sorrynotsorry) list who has absolutely everything he (let’s face it, it’s bound to be a man) could possibly want, then stay tuned!

Before we go any further, don’t be fooled into thinking that Uncommon Goods is ‘just another online gift store’, it’s more than that. Many of the items have a detailed to description of the person who made it, making the site feel very personal and supportive of the small business.

In addition, Uncommon Goods has an inspiring mission statement, making it abundantly clear that they are as committed to the environment as they are the customer:

“We’re committed to offering you a creative and exciting merchandise assortment and are working with our suppliers – from artists to small manufacturers – to make their products in a more socially and environmentally responsible manner.”

Of course when I started looking, I found it almost impossible to choose my favourites but I managed to narrow it down to eight ranging from £16.49 up to £61.86.

For the Dog Lover

Know someone who adores their pup more than life itself? Then this ‘Pedigree Poem Art‘ (from £32.99) would be just perfect. Choose the breed and you’ll find a fun acrostic poem listing all of his adorable traits.

For the Entertainer

We regularly have people round for meals, putting snacks out to enjoy with drinks beforehand. But what do you do with those awkward pistachio shells? I love the idea of this Pistachio Pedestal (£39.59) – no more rogue shells down the side of the sofa!.

For the Home Maker

Winter is all about the candles, no? Just the name of this one – Long Winter’s Nap Candle (£24.74) – makes me want to light it immediately whilst longing for cosy evenings.

For the Skiing Family

We love skiing as a family so I was immediately drawn to this Personalised Family Ski Art (from £61.86). Isn’t it the cutest?


For the Cocktail Lover

Who doesn’t love a cocktail in the summer months? Or any month for that matter! Mojito is my absolutely favourite so this Grow & Craft Mojito Kit (£37.12) stood out immediately.


For the Party Planner

Want to host a family party with something a little different as the centre piece? I think that this Fruit Keg Tapping Kit (£16.49) is SUCH a cool idea!

For the Green Fingered.

I’ve tried and failed to grow my own herbs on many occasions but if they looked like this, I think I might try a bit harder! This Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden (£16.50) would make a great gift for the garden lover.

For the Selfie Addict.

This would make the perfect gift for a teenager or the social-media-obsessed adult *cough*. I’ve actually got one of these Anti-Gravity IPhone Cases (£24.74) myself and it makes taking selfies so much easier! If you’re a vlogger then even better.

Honestly, there are so many gifts to choose from on this site that you could almost do the whole of your Christmas (there I go again, sorry!) shop under one virtual roof. Today I’ve picked my favourite item of all to offer as a giveaway – the Anti-Gravity IPhone Case for an iPhone 6, 6S or 7. The backing plates keep the sticky back clean and come in all sorts of funky colours so your iPhone will look different every day!

If you would like to be in with a chance to win, please read the terms and conditions then enter by clicking on the Rafflecopter link below. Good luck!

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Terms & Conditions

  • This giveaway is open to UK or US residents aged 18 or over
  • Entrants must log in via Rafflecopter and leave a comment on my blog by answering the question – this is the ONLY mandatory task
  • Gain extra entries in the draw by tweeting a link, following both Uncommon Goods and me on Twitter
  • The winner will be emailed notification and must respond within 7 days
  • The winner will receive one Anti-Gravity IPhone Case for the 6/6s or 7.
  • The giveaway closes at midnight on 9/9/17.

*** This blog post is written in collaboration with Uncommon Goods ***

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  • Plutonium Sox

    Ooh I love the sound of this website, perfect for Christmas! I like the pistachio thing but I always serve them in a cup and saucer so people can put the shells on the saucer. My favourite is the fruit keg!

    • Plutonium Sox

      Ooh I didn’t read the question. I’d like a selfie with David Attenborough!

  • iain maciver

    elvis presley

  • James Lockwood

    Holly willoughby

  • Karen Usher

    Richard Branson….then Im going to ask him for some free flights around the world!

  • Keith Hunt

    Pam Ayres

  • Kris

    Scarlet Johanson

  • Amelia Mccreith

    I would love to get a selfie with Ed Sheeran! I love his music

  • Suzanne Drummond

    Holly Willoughby

  • Ellie Lundberg

    I would love to have a selfie with Kim Kardashian so she can teach me how to pout!! x

  • Solange

    Jason Momoa.

  • Michael McHugh

    Peter Beardsley

  • Michael McHugh

    Alan Sherarer

  • Sidrah

    David tennant

  • Sanam

    Emilia clarke

  • Angie

    Hugh Laurie

  • Claire Glace

    David Beckham ! p.s twitter link not working

  • stuart HARGREAVES


  • Graham Ross

    Donald Trump

  • Mary Lucking

    Rod Stewart

  • Suzanne

    David Attenborough

  • shaun doherty

    Would have to be Valentino Rossi 🙂

  • Paul

    My wife would like one of these – looks great!

  • Mark


  • Ruth Harwood

    Brad Pitt!! failing that, Kim Kardashian would do, we could do the champagne thing together and break the internet!!

  • michel

    I’d love a selfie with Bruno Mars!

  • I’d like a selfie with Ed Sheeran!

  • lee brundell


  • fiona waterworth

    Kim Jong-un I like to be different

  • Pauline Hill


  • Jodie A Green

    i would say the Queen 🙂 i bet he has a super selfie face!!!

  • Mariel Pereira

    James Bond (Daniel Craig)

  • Chris

    Cameron Diaz

  • Brett Pereira

    Angelina Jolie

  • Sarah Edwards

    James Martin

  • Jo Carroll

    The Pope…you just don’t see much of him nowadays?


    Drake – as i am obsessed with him! xx

  • maria blythin

    a selfie with my lovely husband darren x

  • Sarah Rees

    I wish I could have a selfie with my nan

  • Denise Houghton

    David Cassidy

  • Denise Houghton

    I’d take a selfie with David Cassidy if I had chance

  • Emily Clark

    Mary Berry. I love her!

  • melanie huttner

    My best friend because she lives in another state and we rarely get to see each other

  • Brittany McKnight

    Hayden Christensen. Hands down.

  • Phil Darling

    Lord Lucan – I think the tabloids might want to buy it

  • Heather Bowie

    Barack Obama what an inspiration

  • claire woods

    Gary Barlow

  • David McCallum

    Stevie Nicks

  • Lorraine Mabbitt

    The queen

  • Fiona Rennie

    Mary Berry 🙂

  • Kristie Metcalfe

    Kendall Jenner – i just think she is stunning and quite down to earth for who she is!

  • Deirdre M

    My grandparents – cause they aren’t around any more & I miss them!

  • Michaela Campbell

    Simon Cowell

  • Kirsty Greer

    Love to have a selfie with my yummy hubby x

  • Rachel Craig

    Susan Boyle. Maybe she would also sing a song and have a chat. Could let her know in person that she is a great singer.

  • Claire k

    myself ?

  • Stevie Fairbairn

    I would have liked to have a selfie with David Bowie.

  • Helen Grayson

    Louis Tomlinson – Ultimate Man Crush.

  • jon morris

    issac newton

  • Carolsue

    I’d like to have a selfie with Matt Bomer

  • Lyndsey

    id love to have a selfie with leonardo dicaprio

  • Emma Smith

    my dog

  • Silvia Prizzi

    Hugh Laurie

  • Lin Martin

    Edris Elba

  • leanne weir

    Love to have a selfie with kYLIE

  • Natalie Turner

    Eva Green! Girl crush >.<

  • Dawn Andrews

    My partner.

  • Beki Lacy

    Id love a selfie with Leonardo Di Caprio!

  • Margaret gallagher

    Tom Hardy would be nice

  • Rachel Wise

    George Clooney for me x

  • Rich Tyler

    Cheryl Cole

  • Charlotte

    Tom Fletcher, hes my favourite

  • Christina Palmer

    John Bishop as he has such a gorgeous smile

  • Samantha R

    Beyonce would be amazing!

  • alex

    no one famous just my partner as we still not done one after 3 years

  • Lindsey Smith

    The Queen 🙂

  • Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)

    Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip – he cracks me up!

  • Mandy Betts

    Ricky Gervais

  • Sarah Cuttle


  • Maureen Quinnell

    Jose Mourinho

  • Eileen Tingle

    My grandchildren

  • Nick Q

    My parent and daughter as she has never met them

  • Lin Bang

    Tom Hiddleston

  • Joanna Ford

    Idris Elba

  • b johnson

    My parents but not possible so would be my grandchildren


    David Essex with his lovely twinkly eyes


    For me it has to be Robbie Williams


    George Clooney

  • Sarah Wilson

    Leonardo DiCaprio

  • Craig Pattison


  • Lauren Pilkington

    my daughter ashleigh. shes at the age where shes too cool for a selfie with her mum!

  • Lisa Wilkinson

    Simon Reeve the travel presenter

  • Darren Johnston

    Probably Donald Trump

  • Victoria Prince

    Mary Berry 🙂

  • clare mcdermott

    Keith Lemon

  • Lisa Rowsell

    Simon Pegg

  • carol boffey

    james dean

  • Anya Sargent

    With Barack Obama

  • Hazel Murphy

    Nelson Mandela


    Michael Bible


    Michael Buble

  • Robyn Clarke

    Jason Manford


    Hugh Jackman

  • Pauline Wilson

    I would love to have a selfie with Tom Hardy

  • Isabelle smith


  • Jamie Millard


  • Jodie Cook

    My dad

  • denise s

    jason statham wow that selfie would look great

  • Natalie Gillham

    Danny Mac

  • Sarah Parker

    my family 🙂

  • Joseph Jones

    Russell brand

  • Emily Fowler

    I’d love a selfie with Tom Hardy 🙂

  • Allan Fullarton

    Scarlet Johanson

  • Daisy Belle

    My partner <3

  • Caroline Signey

    Jenson Ackles

  • nicky pearce

    susanna reid

  • Liam Plimley

    Dwayne Johnson 🙂

  • AshenFox

    The Queen

  • Francesca Harrod

    Richard E Grant – could guarantee a giggle or two!!

  • Naila

    The Queen 🙂

  • Amy Dacre

    I’d love a selfie with Channing Tatum, topless!! ?

  • Steven Beasley

    Gillian Anderson

  • laura stewart

    ant and dec

  • Lee Whittaker

    Bruce Springsteen

  • Caroline Blaza

    Jon Bon Jovi x

  • Laura Johns

    There’s only one person I love to have selfies with – my husband! X


    The gorgeous Scarlet Johansson

  • Victoria B

    Just had a selfie with my aunt who has dementia – her first selfie at 86 years old! She loved it, so another one with her.

  • Natalie Crossan

    Nelson Mandela

  • Victoria Thurgood

    Tom Hanks

  • Adrian Bold

    With Kelly Brook

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