Uncommon Goods Holiday Gifts Review

Perfect Holidays Gifts from Uncommon Goods

Disclosure – SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) was provided FREE product(s) to complete this review.

Whether you are looking for Christmas gifts, personalized gifts or last-minute stocking stuffer there is something for everyone at Uncommon Goods!

Uncommon Goods Fox Clock

It’s that time of the year again. The time to decorate, celebrate and make someones holiday extra special with that perfect gift. This year think outside of the box and take a look at the highly unique and creative products available at Uncommon Goods. Recently we got the opportunity to work with them and check out first hand some of their products that we feel would make great gifts this holiday season.

There are so many great gifts available that it wasn’t easy narrowing it down. But with kids in the house, especially with a girl who loves books and stories I knew this storybook style Fox Clock would be a perfect gift.

Uncommon Goods Fox Clock

Fox Clock by Kerri Lee $54.00

The Story: Fox On Clocks – Sweet, sly, and full of colorful flair, this charming fox keeps the time in storybook style. Beautifully hand painted, this inquisitive timepiece is perfect for a child’s playroom, kitchen, or anywhere your imagination may roam. Handmade in Long Eddy, NY. Due to the handmade nature of this item, each is unique and will vary. Made from: Wool Felt, Birch Plywood, Clock Movement. Measurements: 11.5″ L x 9.5″ W x .5″ D Notes: Requires 1 AA battery (not included).

My daughter absolutely adores this clock and it fits perfectly with the style of her room. I love that it’s big enough, yet super stylish and it makes a perfect focal point whether you choose to have it in your child’s room, playroom, library or even classroom. The clock is well made, the handmade and hand painted uniqueness makes it a gift to be loved and treasured even more.

Uncommon Goods Zenguin Mugs Set of 4

After picking something for kids I wanted something we could all enjoy. Something that would fit with our personalities and motivate us. That’s when I saw these adorable Zenguin Mugs Set of 4. They are super cute and just perfect for coffee, tea, hot chocolate… definitely a gift for everyone.

Uncommon Goods Zenguin Mugs Set of 4

Zenguin Mugs Set of 4 by Patricia Carlin $48.00

The Story: Cool As A Cucumber – Waddle towards Nirvana with Patricia Carlin’s charming mugs. Four meditative penguins find their own sense of calm on white ceramic, then encourage you to do the same with a different zen proverb printed on the inside of each vessel–a “tongue-in-beak” way to send your stress to the South Pole. Made in Tucson, Arizona.

Be: Do not fear the shark if your feathers are dry.
Breathe: If the ice cracks and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound?
Fly!: Flight is not confined to the sky.
Meditate: What s the sound of one flipper flapping?

Exclusively at Uncommon Goods. Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time. Made from: Ceramic. Measurements: 3.5″ H, 3.5″ dia.; 10 oz. Notes Care: Dishwasher and microwave safe.

I love coffee and each morning since receiving these they brighten it up… I don’t know what I like more, the shape, the simple white/black design, the penguins or the sayings, but they work, they make me smile and enjoy my coffee that much more. Plus they are easy to care for, work well with different beverages and they are easy for kids to handle as well.

Uncommon Goods Nesting Storage Containers

I can never have enough of plastic storage containers. We use them for leftovers, to meal prep, to pack school lunches, pack snacks on the go… you get the picture. That’s why I couldn’t pass these Nesting Storage Containers when I saw them. Especially when I saw how easy they are to store. And if you are or know a foodie this holiday season don’t be afraid to get these.

Uncommon Goods Nesting Storage Containers

Nesting Storage Containers by Richard & Anthony Joseph $35.00

The Story: Chromatic Containers – Stow chopped fruit and vegetables or safely pack leftovers for lunch with these airtight nesting containers. This set’s clever design has compact and convenient storage, featuring snap-together lids and nesting bases. Each piece is highlighted by a rainbow of coordinating colors, making it easy to find a lid for every dish. Made in China. Unfortunately, this item cannot ship outside of the United States at this time. Made from: TPE, Polypropylene. Notes: Freezer, microwave and dishwasher safe.


XS: 4.5″ L x 3″ W x 1.5″ H; 8 oz.
S: 6″ L x 4″ W x 2″ H; 18 oz.
M: 7″ L x 5.25″ W x 2.5″ H; 37 oz.
L: 8″ L x 6.25″ W x 3.25″ H; 63 oz.
XL: 9.25″ L x 7.25″ W x 3.75″ H; 101 oz.
XXL: 10.25″ L x 8.25″ W x 4.25″ H; 152 oz

Super easy to store, easy to clean, they go to freezer and microwave, and they look pretty. I’m very happy with them and love variety in sizes which makes them perfect for storing different things.

Over all we are satisfied with all of out Uncommon Goods gifts and highly recommend them. The items were shipped quickly, arrived to us in a few days and in an excellent condition. So don’t forget to give them a go this holiday season, you never know maybe that perfect gift is waiting for you at Uncommon Goods!

Disclosure – SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) was provided FREE product(s) by the above mentioned company or their PR Representative to complete this review. All of the opinions are strictly of the SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) and SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) staff and no one else. The opinions are honest and not influenced by the monetary compensation in any way.

Meaningful Within Your Means (Part 1)

At SunTrust Bank Their Purpose is Lighting the Way to Financial Well Being

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust Bank. The opinions and text are all mine.

The things that mean the most to you, are well within your means.

Holidays are a joyful time to enjoy with your loved ones, but we all know that holidays tend to get pricey. We want it all, food, celebrations, presents… It seems that more we spend to make others happy the more we feel down and depressed about our finances once the holidays are over.

That’s why SunTrust Bank is here to help you make this holiday season just a bit different from all the others. In reality any bank can talk to you about just money. That’s why SunTrust Bank is here to talk to you not about money, but a different currency. Like about depositing hope, instead of checks. And withdrawing stress, instead of cash. It’s about indulging in the currency of kindness and giving more than you receipt.

It’s about small things in life that bring us happiness and joy without costing us a ton of money. It’s about spending time with your loved ones and gifting them the time and memories instead of expensive gifts that bring temporary joy and more stress afterwards. It’s about creating memories and new traditions you all can look back at and think as the happiest time of your life.

This year we as a family are going to spend more time together. We are going to put more thought and less money into our gifts. We are going to stress less about that perfect party and focus on us, on things that make us happy like cookies and hot chocolate. We are going to create memories and have something to talk about throughout the years other than how much we have spent on the holiday.

Holidays don’t have to cost a lot to be joyful. It’s the people around you, the food, the thought, the happy moments that stay with all of us much longer than expensive gifts we don’t need, outgrow, or don’t like from the beginning.

That’s why this holiday season we are going to do things differently with help from SunTrust Bank and their Holiday Budget Plan. We are going to make a list of important things we want to do and use our holiday budget wisely. Not everything on our list will cost money and that is perfectly ok. But we are definitely going to start a new tradition this holiday season as we are a family of four this year for the first time!

This year think a little differently. Think how you can be more meaningful within your means and how you can make this holiday the best one yet for your loved ones?!

At SunTrust Bank their purpose is lighting the way to financial well-being. They want to help you reduce holiday stress through tools, advice, and inspiration that encourages you to make your holidays meaningful by spending within your means and focusing on meaningful experiences.

To get started visit  suntrust.com/holiday

Meaningful spending made easy with a budgeting tool to help you make a plan and stay on track with your holiday spending.  Download here.

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of SunTrust. The opinions and text are all mine.

Disclosure – SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) wrote this sponsored post on behalf of the above mentioned company or their PR Representative. All of the opinions are strictly of the SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) and SCM (SocialCafe Magazine) staff and no one else. The opinions are honest and not influenced by the monetary compensation in any way.

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