Have you heard of UncommonGoods? They sell interesting and unusual gifts. They're based in the UK but have just started shipping to the UK! Their focus is on building a community of passionate artists and customers, and they sell products with stories behind them. They're aiming to use recycled components where they can and are always striving to be more sustainable . They have sent me some fantastic Christmas Gifts to review...
They sell a variety of Christmas Gifts for all ages, especially more peculiar items like planet shaped lollipops and make your own hot sauce kits . The first gift I was sent was this set of Crawling Kneepads. Perfect to put in Ozzy's stocking on Christmas morning, they're really cute (look at the little plaster on them!) and also wonderfully practical - his poor little knees are always red from being on the move all the time. They're water resistant, stretchy and even have little ventilation holes on the back!
I love little gifts like these that serve a purpose and are also a snazzy little accessory, I'm really trying to branch out this year and steer away from the same old books and teddies. They sell plenty more gems like these to pop in a stocking for Christmas morning.
The next gift I chose was these Coffee and Donut Earrings, which will be perfect for one of my friends (to be honest I can think of a few friends who would love them and I actually want to keep them for myself too). The packaging is gorgeous as they come in a box and then they're set in this little bottle. They were designed by Christine Schmidt who has created all sorts of quirky pieces and they're even hypoallergenic.
You can find more creatively designed pieces that your friends might love for Christmas, and probably a few for yourself too.
I am also super jazzed for another one of Ozzy's gifts - this Animals at Home Matching Game. The idea is to find the right animal homes for 27 different creatures in a matching and memory game. Ozzy absolutely adores animals, he calls them Aga's (and dogs are Ga's, he has his own little language) and points them all out in books and when he sees them at the farm or if he sees a dog on the street. I'm hoping this game will be tons of fun because he'll get to look at all the lovely animals, but also useful because he can learn about their homes and when he's older practice his memory skills!
Another unusual idea for him rather than the same old plastic toys, and the illustrations on the cards are really beautiful, they're done by Claudia Boldt. There are also some more obscure ones in there like hermit crabs. So if you're on the hunt for a gift for a little one that's a bit different, you'll find plenty.
You can follow Uncommon goods on social media for more inspiration, and if you have any questions about which items ship to the UK and how long it takes, their customer service team will be happy to help you out promptly. Have you started planning your gifts yet? I'm usually so organised and have them all wrapped by Dec 1st but this year I've been busy running around after a toddling 12 month old so it's slow going. With loads of ideas for everyone in the family on their website though, it makes it much easier. Have a browse and see if anything takes your fancy for that person who is impossible to buy for (or if you fancy a treat for yourself after all that tiring present shopping Big thank you UncommonGoods for my lovely gifts, I'm so pleased with them. It's lovely to choose from a more unusual selection than the same boxes of chocolates and biscuits every year and I love doing my bit and supporting a company that's steering us towards a more sustainable future.