UncommonGoods Gift Ideas and a Giveaway!

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With the holiday gift-giving season just around the corner, I’m trying to begin making my list and hunting down some of the items to spread out the spending a bit. The last few years I’ve waited until the last minute. Hopefully this year won’t be the same. So, you can imagine how happy I was to hear from the nice folks at UncommonGoods.com about sponsoring a gift-giving idea post AND giveaway too.

Do you know about UncommonGoods.com? It’s a great site for unusual and interesting treasures—the perfect place for gift ideas. UncommonGoods.com is independently owned and supports many artists, designers, and small businesses through the products offered at their site. I enjoyed reading about their company and the UncommonGoods Mission Statement is one I’m sure most would hope for in a workplace. Pretty cool.
UncommonGoods.com generously offered to let me shop for an item of my choice. That wasn’t the easiest thing to do. With a huge selection like they offer of unique items, it took me a bit to choose something. I decided on the Embroidered State Pillow. My husband is originally from North Carolina, that’s where we met during college, and both of our children were born there, so I ordered the NC pillow.

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When it arrived we were all tickled. It’s so quaint and charming. All the embroidery was done by hand. I do love hand-made touches, don’t you? Many of the products you’ll find at UncommonGoods.com have hand-made touches, with wonderful stories explaining the items. Others are just creative and unique ideas that make me wish I would’ve thought of it first.

The embroidery on the pillow features different popular attractions and special characteristics about North Carolina, from the home of famous author, Thomas Wolfe, the historical pirate-y coast, to Boone, named after Daniel Boone, which is where we met. Maybe I’ll add a little embroidered heart there above the Daniel Boone head, and left of the sweet potato? ;) I think that it’s going to be such a fun pillow to have around and will make a nice family heirloom that our kids will probably fight over. I probably should plan on getting another for each of them when they graduate or get married. Good idea, huh?

I kinda lose track of time when I visit the UncommonGoods.com site. They have such a great variety. I discovered the perfect gift for many of the people on my list, and have already ordered a couple of other items:

State Dish Towels, in both North and South Carolina.

Embroidered State Dish Towels from UncommonGoods : Gift Ideas

Then I saw this: Water Pebble

Water Pebble from UncommonGoods.com : Gift Ideas Are you kidding me? Genius!!!We have a certain family member who will be receiving this for her birthday very soon. I sure hope it works. It needs to work.

I’ll let you know if it does.

A few other things caught my eye and have me thinking about certain people on my list:

iPhone Charger Sticker Face to correctly mark and identify chargers. Who couldn’t use these? I know we can. Fun!

from UncommonGoods.com : Gift Ideas

A Mustachifier!

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The cuteness is killing me.

Okay … you could say I went a little overboard with what I jotted down for ideas for my list. I won’t be purchasing all of these things, but here are more of my favorites (the giveaway details follow):

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Did you see that DJ cat thingy? I wish I still had a cat.

And a password book? I so need that thing.

From offbeat and unusual, to quaint and charming, like our new pillow, you’re sure to find something for someone (if not many) on your list. UncommonGoods.com has organized their site very well, with a special section dedicated to Christmas Gifts: UncommonGoods Christmas Gift Ideas.

Be sure to check it out, especially the stocking stuffer section. So many fun things to find!

This giveaway has ended. A winner has been chosen and contacted.

But, before you leave—the giveaway!

Giveaway details:

One person will be randomly chosen to win a $100 Gift Certificate to UncommonGoods.com.

How cool is that?!? That’s a lot of stocking stuffers, y’all.

To enter:

Visit UncommonGoods.com and leave a comment back here with a favorite thing(s) you discovered.

For additional entries:

Like UncommonGoods.com on Facebook, and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
Subscribe to SheWearsManyHats.com by email , and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
Tweet this giveaway, and leave a separate comment saying you did so.
Pin the above giveaway image on Pinterest, and leave a separate comment saying you did so.

That gives each person 5 entries. That’s 5 chances to win one really super cool prize!
Again, make sure to leave a separate comment for each entry.

One winner will be randomly chosen to receive a $100 Gift Certificate to UncommonGoods.com. Entries will be accepted until Tuesday, September 17, 11:59 PST. Winner will be randomly chosen and contacted by email following that time. Giveaway open to U.S. residents only.

(UncommonGoods.com provided me with a pillow and is sponsoring the giveaway. All opinions are my own.)


  1. 1

    Joanne says

    My favorite things on uncommongoods.com are the distorted candlesticks. They would be perfect for a Mad Hatter tea party!

  2. 6

    Cori R. says

    So many fun things for kiddos. I love the food bibs and toddler shark slippers. Fun ideas for gifts!

  3. 13

    Ed McGee says

    I subscribe to shewearsmanyhats email so I never miss any wonderful ideas.

  4. 14

    Matry K says

    I love the state and country pillows. I had forgotten all about them. I will definitely being doing some Christmas shopping at uncommongoods.com

  5. 37


    I LOVE the sink drainer cutting board! I was JUST telling a friend I should invent something like that! I love to be near the sink when chopping.

  6. 71

    Amy says

    I would have to say the hidden animal mug! I’ve seen it before, and would love to own!

  7. 78

    Mary-Clay @ Cooking with the King says

    The website has the most adorable lollipop oven mitt! SO cute!

  8. 85

    alisa says

    MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY KIT – CUISINE is my favorite! i want to try this out big time!

  9. 93

    nan says

    I’ve had that catalog stashed away for months with those state dish towels and pillows in mind.

  10. 115

    Tammy Manis says

    I have tweeted the Uncommongoods/SheWearsManyHats giveaway to all of my friends!

  11. 119

    Candice says

    My favorite thing from Uncommongoods.com is the FLAVOR INFUSER WATER BOTTLE.

  12. 146

    Urban Wife says

    Some of my very favorite gifts (given and received) have come from Uncommon Goods. I would give my husband the Wooden 6 Pack Beer Tote as an anniversary gift.

  13. 152

    Bev @ Bev Cooks says

    Tooootally digging those branch coasters! But I want it all. WAAAAAAH.

  14. 160

    Jennifer K says

    I liked the Custom Map Bracelet and Penant. Love the state pillows too!

  15. 162

    redbrandywine says

    I love the guitar string bracelets and also found a guitar cutting/serving board on the site!

  16. 165

    redbrandywine says

    I pinned to Pinterest (yay, I had never done that from a website like this!).

  17. 198

    Maggie says

    I love love love the pillows. I have a window seat I want to decorate and there are so many good ideas in this store!

  18. 206

    Jess says

    I loved the state kitchen towels. I need to get me some O-H-I-O in here. And also the agate coasters. So natural and colorful!

  19. 214

    Erika W. says

    I love the “Better Stuff” doormat and the “Neon Dinosaur Planters”!!! They are so cool!

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