Friday, December 16, 2011

Holiday Gift Guide 2011 UncommonGoods Review and $50 Giveaway

UncommonGoods is a unique online store with some very unusual items (some handmade) that you don't find in every day shopping usually. Their products make great gifts for the holiday and Christmas season! They also have some really interesting facts or what they call "Uncommon Knowledge" posted around their website and feature some of the artists and designers of their handmade goods in highlights on some of the pages on their website and their print catalog. They are committed to the environment and print their catalogs on recycled paper and there is also products in their store that are made of recycled materials. In their Better to Give Program they donate a portion of each order to your choice of non-profit organizations: American Forests, AmeriCares, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

I know my husband and most other men are the hardest to shop for during the holidays, but UncommonGoods has a selection of great gifts for him on their website that he would love. They also have this great guitar pick punch that I thought was very cool for someone that plays guitar. My favorite section on their website is the gifts for kids because I love shopping for my children. This is where I found the two gifts for them that I got for free to review on my blog. I got the Periodic Table Building Blocks and the Pita Pockets Lunch.

The Periodic Table Building Blocks are awesome for homeschooling! I got them for my boys and as soon as they opened them they were looking up YouTube videos about each scientific element and learning about them. They also like taking some of the ones they know about and combining them to try and make new elements or see what would happen if combined. These are great for teaching chemistry. My younger children loved stacking them to build sky scraper towers and knocking them over. They come in a set of 20 brightly colored basswood blocks that contain the entire periodic table. The six sides contain a unique element's name, atomic number and symbol in bright blue, purple, green, red, orange or pink. Handmade in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

The Pita Pockets Lunch I got for my daughter Teela because she loves to pretend play in her little fold up kitchen. I had never seen this set of play food before and was thrilled to have found it at UncommonGoods. I try to get play food for her that doesn't have fast food or unhealthy choices in it. This set is wonderful because it is all healthy. My daughter loves to mix and match the contents of the felt pita pockets stuffed with soft felt slices of lettuce and cheese, and wooden tomatoes, cucumbers, onions and green peppers!

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DISCLOSURE/DISCLAIMER: Thanks to UncommonGoods for sending me products for free and a gift card to give away for free. My thoughts are mine and my family's own opinion and have not been altered by anyone else. I did not receive any other compensation for doing this review.

176 comments:

Erin said...

I think I'd like to get the http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/alphapets-origami-book & http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/ceramic-sugar-pot

They've got lots of neat items!

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I would like the glass guitar picks and the dog paw print picture frame

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DIY KEYHOLE SCARF KIT
$40.00 or the Pot Holder maker kit

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I like the Multi-Color Flower Tagua Pin

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I like the TILTPOD CAMERA STAND
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REMOTE CONTROL T-REX KIT

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janetfaye said...

I would get Scrabble Lobster Claw Bracelet.



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mistee said...

I like the ceramic & ridged glass guitar picks.

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I'd get the hurricane candle holder
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karenmed409 said...

I would get the WATER POWERED VEHICLES KIT, the kids would have a blast learning about engineering.
http://www.uncommongoods.com/product/water-powered-vehicles-kit
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Jennifer T. said...

I'd get a few of the Outdoor Wine Bottle Holders.
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Megan said...

I would choose the portable ping pong set if I won. Or the beer making kit for my husband for our anniversary. It's all pretty fantastic and difficult to choose, lol.

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I voted thumbs up for the Magnetic Kitchen Utensils (very cool product!)

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