So, it appears to be baby fever on my Facebook timeline right now. Two of my friends are expecting in November and I couldn’t wait to do some shopping and buy a few adorable tiny things. When UnCommonGoods.com got in touch to ask if I could put a little gift guide together on their behalf I jumped at the opportunity. I’d never heard of the online store before but it took me no time at all to navigate my way through their site and browse through their beautiful range of baby gifts.
If you haven’t heard of UnCommonGoods before, here’s a little history lesson: when Dave Bolotsky, the store’s founder, visited a Museum craft show in Washington D.C., back in 1999, he was captivated by the variety of unique handmade goods and the talented people behind them. He saw that there was a significant public demand for beautiful design. At the same time, he realised that the artists working to make those pieces were often travelling great distances in order to sell their wares at the show. Inspired by his experience, Dave had a vision to create an online marketplace to connect makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods, regardless of the physical distance between the maker and the shopper; so he created UnCommonGoods.com.
I love the passion and ethos behind this store. To this day they continue to celebrate designers, artists and crafters whilst building a community of customers who are passionate about creative design. It’s a wonderful place to find that meaningful gift, guaranteed to be made with love and that no one else would have thought of. Everything seems that little extra bit special, such as their personalised baby albums and llama baby blanket. With most of the products, you can read all about the maker too which is a lovely touch.
As well as baby shower gifts, UnCommonGoods also has an impressive range of beauty gifts which can be found here such as the Make Your Own Nail Polish Kit or the Solar System Bath Bomb Set which would both make fun and unique bridal shower or bridesmaid gifts. The store also has an impressive range of gifts for men which I found very helpful as I always find shopping for the men in my life particularly stressful. You can find their unique range of gifts for him here.
Honestly, I could browse through their website for hours. Had you heard of UnCommonGoods.com before?
Do you have a special occasion coming up? What’s the most thoughtful gift you’ve ever received?