Introducing Uncommon Goods {and a Giveaway}

Introducing Uncommon Goods {and a Giveaway} Ever 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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132 Comments

  1. August 26, 2017 / 10:34 am

    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!
    Nat.x

    • August 26, 2017 / 10:35 am

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

  2. iain maciver
    August 26, 2017 / 11:46 am

    elvis presley

  3. James Lockwood
    August 26, 2017 / 1:20 pm

    Holly willoughby

  4. Karen Usher
    August 26, 2017 / 1:46 pm

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

  5. Keith Hunt
    August 26, 2017 / 4:20 pm

    Pam Ayres

  6. Kris
    August 26, 2017 / 5:42 pm

    Scarlet Johanson

  7. Amelia Mccreith
    August 26, 2017 / 6:19 pm

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

  8. Suzanne Drummond
    August 26, 2017 / 6:46 pm

    Holly Willoughby

  9. Ellie Lundberg
    August 26, 2017 / 8:45 pm

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

  10. Solange
    August 26, 2017 / 8:56 pm

    Jason Momoa.

  11. Michael McHugh
    August 26, 2017 / 10:52 pm

    Peter Beardsley

  12. Michael McHugh
    August 26, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    Alan Sherarer

  13. Sidrah
    August 27, 2017 / 3:12 am

    David tennant

  14. Sanam
    August 27, 2017 / 3:14 am

    Emilia clarke

  15. Angie
    August 27, 2017 / 4:53 am

    Hugh Laurie

  16. Claire Glace
    August 27, 2017 / 7:46 am

    David Beckham ! p.s twitter link not working

  17. stuart HARGREAVES
    August 27, 2017 / 8:04 am

    LULU

  18. Graham Ross
    August 27, 2017 / 8:21 am

    Donald Trump

  19. Mary Lucking
    August 27, 2017 / 9:17 am

    Rod Stewart

  20. Suzanne
    August 27, 2017 / 10:51 am

    David Attenborough

  21. shaun doherty
    August 27, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Would have to be Valentino Rossi 🙂

  22. Paul
    August 27, 2017 / 10:59 am

    My wife would like one of these – looks great!

  23. Mark
    August 27, 2017 / 11:11 am

    myself….lol

  24. Ruth Harwood
    August 27, 2017 / 1:37 pm

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

  25. michel
    August 27, 2017 / 3:34 pm

    I’d love a selfie with Bruno Mars!

  26. lee brundell
    August 27, 2017 / 4:24 pm

    emniem

  27. fiona waterworth
    August 27, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    Kim Jong-un I like to be different

  28. Pauline Hill
    August 27, 2017 / 4:42 pm

    LEWIS HAMILTON

  29. Jodie A Green
    August 27, 2017 / 4:47 pm

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

  30. Mariel Pereira
    August 27, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    James Bond (Daniel Craig)

  31. Chris
    August 27, 2017 / 5:24 pm

    Cameron Diaz

  32. Brett Pereira
    August 27, 2017 / 5:40 pm

    Angelina Jolie

  33. Sarah Edwards
    August 27, 2017 / 6:22 pm

    James Martin

  34. Jo Carroll
    August 27, 2017 / 8:44 pm

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

  35. DEBBIE DAVIES
    August 27, 2017 / 8:47 pm

    Drake – as i am obsessed with him! xx

  36. maria blythin
    August 27, 2017 / 9:16 pm

    a selfie with my lovely husband darren x

  37. Sarah Rees
    August 27, 2017 / 9:47 pm

    I wish I could have a selfie with my nan

  38. Denise Houghton
    August 27, 2017 / 9:56 pm

    David Cassidy

  39. Denise Houghton
    August 27, 2017 / 9:56 pm

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

  40. Emily Clark
    August 27, 2017 / 10:41 pm

    Mary Berry. I love her!

  41. melanie huttner
    August 28, 2017 / 1:43 am

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

  42. Brittany McKnight
    August 28, 2017 / 4:00 am

    Hayden Christensen. Hands down.

  43. Phil Darling
    August 28, 2017 / 7:51 am

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

  44. Heather Bowie
    August 28, 2017 / 9:05 am

    Barack Obama what an inspiration

  45. claire woods
    August 28, 2017 / 10:02 am

    Gary Barlow

  46. David McCallum
    August 28, 2017 / 4:58 pm

    Stevie Nicks

  47. Lorraine Mabbitt
    August 28, 2017 / 6:53 pm

    The queen

  48. Fiona Rennie
    August 28, 2017 / 8:18 pm

    Mary Berry 🙂

  49. Kristie Metcalfe
    August 28, 2017 / 8:52 pm

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

  50. Deirdre M
    August 29, 2017 / 8:07 am

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

  51. Michaela Campbell
    August 29, 2017 / 12:45 pm

    Simon Cowell

  52. Kirsty Greer
    August 29, 2017 / 2:02 pm

    Love to have a selfie with my yummy hubby x

  53. Rachel Craig
    August 29, 2017 / 5:35 pm

    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.

  54. Claire k
    August 29, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    myself 😂

  55. Stevie Fairbairn
    August 29, 2017 / 6:37 pm

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

  56. Helen Grayson
    August 29, 2017 / 7:51 pm

    Louis Tomlinson – Ultimate Man Crush.

  57. jon morris
    August 29, 2017 / 8:54 pm

    issac newton

  58. Carolsue
    August 30, 2017 / 3:11 am

    I’d like to have a selfie with Matt Bomer

  59. Lyndsey
    August 30, 2017 / 9:34 am

    id love to have a selfie with leonardo dicaprio

  60. Emma Smith
    August 30, 2017 / 3:52 pm

    my dog

  61. Silvia Prizzi
    August 30, 2017 / 6:57 pm

    Hugh Laurie

  62. Lin Martin
    August 30, 2017 / 8:53 pm

    Edris Elba

  63. leanne weir
    August 30, 2017 / 11:16 pm

    Love to have a selfie with kYLIE

  64. Natalie Turner
    August 31, 2017 / 5:43 pm

    Eva Green! Girl crush >.<

  65. Dawn Andrews
    August 31, 2017 / 10:57 pm

    My partner.

  66. Beki Lacy
    September 2, 2017 / 3:25 pm

    Id love a selfie with Leonardo Di Caprio!

  67. Margaret gallagher
    September 2, 2017 / 10:13 pm

    Tom Hardy would be nice

  68. Rachel Wise
    September 3, 2017 / 4:38 pm

    George Clooney for me x

  69. Rich Tyler
    September 4, 2017 / 3:54 pm

    Cheryl Cole

  70. Charlotte
    September 4, 2017 / 6:10 pm

    Tom Fletcher, hes my favourite

  71. Christina Palmer
    September 4, 2017 / 8:14 pm

    John Bishop as he has such a gorgeous smile

  72. Samantha R
    September 4, 2017 / 9:36 pm

    Beyonce would be amazing!

  73. alex
    September 5, 2017 / 1:00 pm

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

  74. Lindsey Smith
    September 5, 2017 / 4:32 pm

    The Queen 🙂

  75. Rebecca Howells (@PeanutHog)
    September 5, 2017 / 4:44 pm

    Brendan Sheerin from Coach Trip – he cracks me up!

  76. Mandy Betts
    September 5, 2017 / 9:53 pm

    Ricky Gervais

  77. Sarah Cuttle
    September 6, 2017 / 8:01 am

    Lovely

  78. Maureen Quinnell
    September 6, 2017 / 8:19 am

    Jose Mourinho

  79. Nick Q
    September 6, 2017 / 6:49 pm

    My parent and daughter as she has never met them

  80. Lin Bang
    September 6, 2017 / 8:08 pm

    Tom Hiddleston

  81. Joanna Ford
    September 6, 2017 / 8:22 pm

    Idris Elba

  82. b johnson
    September 6, 2017 / 9:22 pm

    My parents but not possible so would be my grandchildren

  83. JULIE WARD
    September 6, 2017 / 9:34 pm

    David Essex with his lovely twinkly eyes

  84. ADEINNE TONNER
    September 6, 2017 / 9:55 pm

    For me it has to be Robbie Williams

  85. SHIRLEY EVANS
    September 6, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    George Clooney

  86. Sarah Wilson
    September 6, 2017 / 10:25 pm

    Leonardo DiCaprio

  87. Craig Pattison
    September 7, 2017 / 6:57 am

    Adele

  88. Lauren Pilkington
    September 7, 2017 / 9:59 am

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

  89. Lisa Wilkinson
    September 7, 2017 / 10:32 am

    Simon Reeve the travel presenter

  90. Darren Johnston
    September 7, 2017 / 1:22 pm

    Probably Donald Trump

  91. Victoria Prince
    September 7, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    Mary Berry 🙂

  92. clare mcdermott
    September 7, 2017 / 2:24 pm

    Keith Lemon

  93. Lisa Rowsell
    September 7, 2017 / 2:29 pm

    Simon Pegg

  94. carol boffey
    September 7, 2017 / 2:32 pm

    james dean

  95. Anya Sargent
    September 7, 2017 / 6:07 pm

    With Barack Obama

  96. Hazel Murphy
    September 7, 2017 / 8:34 pm

    Nelson Mandela

  97. NATALIE R
    September 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Michael Bible

  98. NATALIE R
    September 7, 2017 / 8:57 pm

    Michael Buble

  99. DJ KIRBY
    September 7, 2017 / 9:19 pm

    Hugh Jackman

  100. Pauline Wilson
    September 7, 2017 / 9:43 pm

    I would love to have a selfie with Tom Hardy

  101. Isabelle smith
    September 7, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    DANIEL CRAIG X

  102. Jamie Millard
    September 7, 2017 / 11:10 pm

    THE ROCK

  103. Jodie Cook
    September 8, 2017 / 2:46 am

    My dad

  104. denise s
    September 8, 2017 / 3:48 am

    jason statham wow that selfie would look great

  105. Natalie Gillham
    September 8, 2017 / 5:43 am

    Danny Mac

  106. Sarah Parker
    September 8, 2017 / 7:01 am

    my family 🙂

  107. Joseph Jones
    September 8, 2017 / 8:03 am

    Russell brand

  108. Emily Fowler
    September 8, 2017 / 8:12 am

    I’d love a selfie with Tom Hardy 🙂

  109. Allan Fullarton
    September 8, 2017 / 9:14 am

    Scarlet Johanson

  110. Caroline Signey
    September 8, 2017 / 10:00 am

    Jenson Ackles

  111. nicky pearce
    September 8, 2017 / 10:34 am

    susanna reid

  112. Liam Plimley
    September 8, 2017 / 12:56 pm

    Dwayne Johnson 🙂

  113. AshenFox
    September 8, 2017 / 3:44 pm

    The Queen

  114. Francesca Harrod
    September 8, 2017 / 4:48 pm

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

  115. Naila
    September 8, 2017 / 5:37 pm

    The Queen 🙂

  116. Amy Dacre
    September 8, 2017 / 6:16 pm

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

  117. Steven Beasley
    September 8, 2017 / 6:48 pm

    Gillian Anderson

  118. laura stewart
    September 8, 2017 / 7:22 pm

    ant and dec

  119. Lee Whittaker
    September 8, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Bruce Springsteen

  120. Caroline Blaza
    September 8, 2017 / 7:38 pm

    Jon Bon Jovi x

  121. Laura Johns
    September 8, 2017 / 9:23 pm

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

  122. MARK HOPKINS
    September 8, 2017 / 9:24 pm

    The gorgeous Scarlet Johansson

  123. Victoria B
    September 8, 2017 / 10:48 pm

    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.

  124. Natalie Crossan
    September 8, 2017 / 10:58 pm

    Nelson Mandela

  125. Victoria Thurgood
    September 8, 2017 / 11:38 pm

    Tom Hanks

  126. Adrian Bold
    September 8, 2017 / 11:43 pm

    With Kelly Brook

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