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SPOILER ALERT – If you are a relative or close friend of mine, stop reading this post and X out.  For the rest of you, let me welcome you to my GIFT IDEAS post.  I don’t know about you but I have so many gifts to buy in the next few weeks.  May almost tops December in the “gifts to buy” month. It’s everything from baby shower gifts, to graduation, wedding gifts, to birthdays, to Father’s Day…  and my people (who are NOT supposed to be reading this post right now) are very hard to buy for because they either

a) already have everything in this world or

b) are weird/quirky people.

Do I just have strange friends and family or are you with me on this?

I was looking around for gifts today and I seriously think I’ve found a really great “one stop spot” to shop for gifts online.  It’s Uncommon Goods.  Have you heard about them?  You probably already know that they have really cool, unique stuff but what I really love about UG is that they are truly “green”… not only do they offer handmade, recycled and organic products but they give back.  They give back BIG TIME.  With the Better to Give Program, they allow a non-profit of your choice to receive a $1 donation at checkout.

better to give

Uncommon Goods, way to make the world a better place!

I have a pretty extensive WISH LIST board on Uncommon Goods and I thought it would be fun to share some of my favorite gift ideas with you…

My Favorite Baby Gift

I absolutely love this sweet pillow.  It’s precious.  This is one of those gifts that requires a little planning and that makes it much more special.  With this pillow, the new baby’s Mom and Dad will know that you didn’t just grab something at Target on the way to the shower!  I love the fact that it’s a keepsake too.

Birth Announcement Pillow

My Favorite Kid or Teen Gift

My favorite teen or kid gift is this awesome Smartphone Projector.  You can project videos from your phone onto a wall or wherever your creative heart directs you.  My 14 and 16 year olds will have so much fun with this!

smartphone projector


My Favorite Anniversary Gift – A Mix Tape Pillow!

mix tape pillow

This year marks 25 years since Steve and I started dating.  That’s a big anniversary, don’t you think?  Do you have any idea how many mix tapes Steve and I made for each other back in 1991?  That was back when we only had tape players in our cars and CDs were a thing of the distant future.  The coolest thing is that this pillow will be personalized to say “Steve and Nicole” on one side and “September 22, 1991” on the other side.  I absolutely love that!

Check out more cool anniversary gift ideas on this page:


A Favorite for Father’s Day

I’m loving this Steampunk Coffee Grinder!

steampunk coffee grinder

I might just buy 2 of these… one for my dad and one for my husband (ahem ahem) because I love  know they will love it so much!

Check out more great Father’s Day gifts on this page:


My Favorite Wedding Gift

stoneware rice cooker and steamer

I absolutely fell in love with this Stoneware Rice Cooker.  I actually just ordered one for myself.  I’m a huge RICE fan and I hate my electric rice steamer because it browns the rice sometimes, which is totally not ok! I love that this is dishwasher safe and I love the fact that you can use it to steam veggies and other things!  Hello!?  This is a no brainer.


Birthday Gifts for Her

Okay, so my birthday isn’t until February but this is on my birthday gift wish list…

mixed metals necklace

I love this mixed metals necklace.  It’s so pretty and it mixes turquoise with red, which just so happens to be my favorite color combination.

Here’s a link to more birthday gift ideas for her:


Some more of my favorite GIFT PICKS on Uncommon Goods

I could go on and on with my favorites but this post has to end somewhere, although there are a gazillion things on the UG site that I would love to share with you.  Here are just a few more of my favorites:

The pick punch for guitar players.

The phone sanitizer for germ freaks, like me.

The soapstone ice cream scoop.

The hand embroidered state pillow – Tennessee, of course!

The reclaimed wood cookbook stand.


Now, you are all set to begin GIFT SHOPPING!  Have fun!

I was compensated with free merchandise by Uncommon Goods for my review on this post.  The opinions expressed are my honest opinions and were not swayed by free merchandise.
You can read more about my Disclosure policy here.
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