For this year’s gift guide, I’m expanding beyond gifts for beer and booze enthusiasts by sharing a few of my favorites from the many creative, handcrafted gifts at Uncommon Goods. Why Uncommon Goods? Because I support sustainability in every aspect from the food we eat, to the structures we build and the products at Uncommon Goods reflect their mission of working to change the way business is done by making sustainability a key factor in every decision with the end goal of making UncommonGoods more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work.
Shopping for your wife or girlfriend? She will love having a spa day at home with the Farm Fresh Spa Experience: goat’s milk, lavender, and shea butter team up in the aromatic milk bath tea, moisturizing bath truffle, and whipped shea cream. A “hint of mint” lip balm completes the set, while the metal tin packaging lends a rustic look to your bathroom vanity. Made in Alabama.
Frequent travelers will appreciate the thoughtfulness of this convertible travel pillow/infinity scarf – definitely more stylish than having that travel pillow hanging off your carry-on!
Being able to mix a proper cocktail at your seat is another accessory that goes a long way toward a better in-flight experience. My drink of choice is the Old Fashioned, but the carry-on cocktail kits are also available in a Margarita, Moscow Mule, Champagne Cocktail, Gin & Tonic, and Hot Toddy. Probably the best stocking stuffer surprise ever!
Gifts for the home, vacation cottage, apartment or dorm room are good for those hard to buy for people on your list. When I received my Uncommon Goods catalog, this custom Lake Art Cribbage board caught my eye because it was shown in Beaver Lake which is where we have our lake house in NW Arkansas! Perfect for your next boating trip or lake vacation, family Game Night, or even snow days. The handsome cherry wood board is marked with both topographical rings to show the shifting depths of the water, and details from the surrounding area, such as major roads and cities. With 4,000 lakes to choose from, the lake you love is sure to be among them.
For the home, those with seemingly everything, or the popcorn lovers in your life, is the Popcorn Bowl with Kernel Sifter. Reviewers commented that it is a really beautifully crafted bowl and could be used for salads, fruit or other dishes, if the sifter is removed. Very popular as the website notes that it is already Low in Stock, so you better jump on it if you love it.
For the foodie in your life, you’ll find everything from herbal tea kits to exotic salts and cocktail bitters sets, slate cheeseboards to handmade ceramic Buddha Bowls. One of my top choices is the Runamok Bourbon Barrel Aged Vermont Syrup which I first tasted at the Fancy Food Show in San Francisco earlier this year. Delicious!
They rule of gift giving is to gift what you would like to receive yourself. I think you’ll be happy with the array of artisan and handcrafted gifts at Uncommon Goods, take a look around their website and know that whatever you purchase is sustainable and carefully crafted by artisans and small producers.
Last year’s gift ideas for beer and booze enthusiasts featured several products from Uncommon Goods. These items (with one exception) proved so popular that they are still available for 2017 gift giving.
Disclosure: This is a sponsored post. I received compensation from Uncommon Goods and choose to work with companies that share my values and that I believe will benefit readers of She’s Cookin’.