We’ve had a lot of holidays and celebrations lately which required presents to be purchased. Mommy and I do most of the present shopping and it is generally a tedious process. We never really know what we’re shopping for and we end up wandering around the aisles looking for inspiration. By the end we’re both exhausted and somewhat fussy.
I’ve been on a mission to find a better way of finding unique gifts for all those special occasions. I came across a website called UncommonGoods. This store is packed with unique and unusual gift ideas for everyone. They have gift that can be personalized for a wedding, interesting items for your anniversary, unusual baby themed gifts that I wouldn’t mind getting for myself, and gifts for anyone you could think of.
I did a bit of research and UncommonGoods is pretty amazing. This company has a focus on sustainability. Their policies include environmentally friendly initiatives, social responsibility, and high employee morale. They believe in treating people fairly and offer their employees great benefits and competitive wages. The products are made by artists and small manufacturers and UncommonGoods ensures that every product they sell does no harm to humans of animals.
In the last two months we celebrated both Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. These two holidays have brought me to a revelation. Mommy and daddy are hard to shop for! They already have me. What else could they possibly want?
I decided to take the proactive approach and create my shopping list for mommy and daddy now. When the next special occasion comes along, I’ll be ready. Here are a few ideas I came up with while browsing UncommonGoods. I’m sure mommy and daddy would love to get any one of these!
Gifts for Mommy
Mommy is impossible to surprise. She is always with me. So I’ll have to be extra crafty if I want to surprise her with an unexpected present. I might need daddy to help me with this. I’ll be sure to bring these gift ideas to daddy’s attention.
I know that mommy would love the symbolism behind this necklace. The glass ceiling represents the barriers that women face in the advancement of their careers. Before I came along, mommy spent many years trying to break those barriers and shatter that ceiling.
Now that mommy has me in her life, family has taken on an even more important role in mommy’s life. I’m sure she would love a decorative piece to represent our family that she could display with pride. This unusual print allows you to customize the characters to depict your family.
I just love the idea of these earrings. Not only is this a piece of jewellery, each earring is also a vase! A splash of water and a tiny plant transforms these earrings into wearable floral arrangements. Even the woman who has everything probably doesn’t have these.
Gifts for Daddy
Daddy is not as difficult to surprise but very hard to shop for. Much to mommy’s relief, my daddy doesn’t follow any sports. That does however narrow our selection of gift ideas. So many gifts for men are centred around sports and teams. Most are adorned with logos that I know nothing about. There are things that daddy does like and after rummaging around the website, it turned out that coming up with gift ideas for daddy was not as difficult as I thought.
One thing that daddy does love is pizza. Daddy also likes to dabble with homegrown vegetables. As soon as I spotted this gift, I knew daddy would love it. This handy kit contains everything daddy would need to grow his own organic pizza toppings! Such a great idea and cute too.
Daddy seems to shave his face an awful lot and he really dislikes a dull razor. We spend a fortune on disposable razor cartridges. That’s money that could be spent on presents for me! What daddy needs is a razor blade sharpener.
You may recall from a previous post I wrote that my daddy wears glasses. For reasons I don’t fully understand, daddy always takes his glasses off when he goes to bed at night. I just love this clever night owl and I think he would do an excellent job of holding on to daddy’s glasses while he sleeps.
Gifts for Me
Shopping for other people makes me want to buy things for myself. I just couldn’t navigate away from this website without making a little list of items for me. If anyone is looking to buy me a present, here are a few gift ideas. Just in case you were wondering.
I love the compartments on this cute plate and I appreciate that it is made out of bamboo. We toddlers can’t be trusted with glass and therefore most of our dishes tend to be made of plastic. That’s not something we’re a fan of at our house. I’m sure mommy would also appreciate the suction cup at the bottom of this plate which helps to keep it in place.
This is the most unusual piece of art I have ever come across. Each one is as unique as the person it is made for. From a simple and painless cheek swab, a sample of DNA is collected. It is then turned into this graphic representation of your very own DNA. As a bonus, the colours can be customized too.
I love books with their words and pretty pictures. What I don’t love is how fragile they are. It’s very upsetting when your favourite book comes apart in your mouth. That’s why I love these books. They are designed to withstand anything a baby or toddler can throw at them, and they can survive the dishwasher too.
Why not take a quick look around UncommonGoods the next time you find yourself in need of a gift? Or maybe treat yourself to a little present. I’m sure it won’t take long before you find something you can’t help but want.
*This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods.com. All opinions expressed in this post are honest and our own.