There’s something exciting I’ve been dying to share with you, and right in time for Christmas. Before I even begin, visit UncommonGoods to see their incredible variety of unique products. They have some AWESOME stocking stuffers , Christmas gift ideas as well as personalized gifts which is always a WIN!
Now, I’m not sure about you, but I often feel quite overwhelmed not only about Christmas shopping which, yes, I am already thinking about – but also about online shopping for Christmas gifts. I spend hours online, day after day browsing various online stores, and end up not purchasing a single thing because it’s just too much for me.
Another thing that I find with online shopping for a gift or product that you need for a specific date is not being certain that it will arrive in time. And… will you even ever get it?
South Africa does have loads of variety to choose from when shopping online, but I do find that things can get a bit repetitive, and who doesn’t love a unique gift which has been carefully selected for them from overseas? I love receiving a special gift that not every other person will have.
I came across an international online store which I have fallen madly in love with. How incredible is it for a company to know the story behind each and every product they stock on their website? They support emerging designers, artisans who are working collaboratively in low income countries or seasoned artists who crafts each of their pieces by hand.
UncommonGoods also attempts to minimize their environmental impact by working with artists to use sustainable or recycled materials whenever possible, choosing environmentally friendlier packing materials, and printing their catalog on FSC certified and recycled paper. They are also building relationships with NPO’s through Better to Give, a program that allows their customers to choose a partner to donate $1 to with every order.
I also love that along with sustainability, supporting creativity and the artist community is extremely important to them. They choose many of their products through online product submissions too. And their buying team works hard to hand pick treasures from all over to create an online store stocked with the best.
I have spent hours browsing the website to put together my families Christmas wishlist from UncommonGoods. There is so much to choose from, and it was so much fun looking at products that aren’t available yet, here in South Africa.
The reason I am sharing this all with you, is because UncommonGoods has just started SHIPPING TO SOUTH AFRICA! So you too, can order products from their website and have them delivered to you! Is this not the best news? The quality of the products is incredible, and the service is phenomenal. I have been blown away. I love purchasing unique products.
Check out our wishlists below, and you can check out all of the deets beneath each of the wish lists.
- Construction Plate & Utensils
- Personalized M Is For ‘Me’ Book
- Nursery Rhyme Blocks
- Ice Cream Truck Play House
Do also have a look at their section for babies and older kids. There are some incredibly beautiful products available for the younger and older kids. And, stunning gifts for birthdays and baby showers too!
You can’t forget about yourself this Christmas, and sometimes you just need to tell your hubby or family members exactly what you want to ensure you receive something special and useful too!
I loved being able to see who the designer/artist was on some of the products I found above. And being given the opportunity to find out more about the person behind creating the product you are purchasing makes you feel as if your order isn’t coming from halfway across the world. You also see which individual you are helping do the happy dance by supporting them!
I’m not going to lie here, I often find myself in a bit of a stump trying to work out what on earth to give to my man for Christmas or birthdays. Men will often buy themselves what they want, be it clothing or technology – and they always seem to buy it when they see it. I struggle to choose the right shoes and clothes for David as he is incredibly particular. I just never seem to get it right. But, I also struggle to find cool gifts for him locally. I am so excited to have found so many cool things I can give him!
- Steampunk Coffee Grinder
- Laundry Punch Bag – I’m sure this will be a ‘hit’ with the women to buy for their men. The men can punch the bags in frustration as we remind them for the twentieth time to please put their dirty laundry inside it rather than throwing it on the floor!
- Vermont Maple Syrup Sampler – Sunday mornings are flapjack mornings in our home. And my man LOVES his Maple syrup!
- Beer Tasting Flight – With craft beers being such a fad at the moment, and of course with David being a lover of Craft Beers, this is a perfect gift!
As you can see, there really is something for everyone over at Uncommon Goods! DO also type in key words in the search bar if you’re looking for something more specific. You’ll be surprised at how much there will be under that category.
HAPPY SHOPPING! And be sure to start ordering for Christmas soon! YOU’RE WELCOME.