15 Unique and Useful Gifts From Uncommon Goods
If you want to be the gift-giving champion among your friends and family, you have to think outside of the box. Luckily, Uncommon Goods has so many fun and quirky items that you truly can't find anywhere else. From a bioluminescent octopus orb to an upcycled denim hammock chair, the retailer is a hidden gem for one-of-a-kind gifts. We rounded up the coolest new arrivals the underrated retailer has to offer so you can get a head start on the gifting season.
From personalized finds that make for heartfelt gifts to artisanal homeware and useful kitchen must haves, there is truly something for everyone at Uncommon Goods. Looking for a present with a personal touch? Get them a Christmas sweater with their pet's portrait and name or a candle with their birthstone and flower. If you're shopping for someone with a sweet tooth, get them the DIY Dessert of the Month Subscription, where they will be sent a DIY kit, like making their own mochi ice cream or fortune cookies. You can also get the baking pro in your life a helpful wooden tray with compartments for all their ingredients, including dedicated egg holders. Shop our top picks ahead, and get something unique for your loved ones.
Something Handcrafted: Flowers of Japan Mino Yaki Bowl Set
The Flowers of Japan Mino Yaki Bowl Set ($75) is a handcrafted set of ceramic bowls featuring florals from Japan. Each flower has a special meaning, like ivy for honesty, wisteria for kindness, leopard plant for modesty, sasanqua for dedication, and magnolia for persistence. These bowls will look stunning in their kitchen; it's perfect for the one who loves to host. The set comes in a traditional wooden gift box as well.
For the Baker: Baker's Helper Cake Dome
If you're shopping for someone who loves to bake, the Baker's Helper Cake Dome ($68) is something they'll actually get a lot of use from. It's a wooden board that has six egg holders, two butter trays, and a ceramic cup for storing liquid ingredients. They can keep all their ingredients in one place in an organized fashion. It is made with acacia wood and comes with a handblown glass cake dome.
For the Pet Parent: Custom Pet Christmas Sweater
Get the pet parent in your life something truly meaningful like this Custom Pet Christmas Sweater ($128). Choose between a red, navy, or gray sweater, then customize it with a photo of their pets and their names. Their fur babies' portraits will be knitted into the jacquard crewneck sweater. It comes in sizes XS to 3XL. If they prefer a loose, oversize fit, it's best to size up.
For the Sweet Tooth: DIY Dessert of the Month Subscription
If you've got a sweet tooth on your list, the DIY Dessert of the Month Subscription ($120-$220) is something they'll look forward to every month. They'll get a DIY kit of an interesting dessert for them to make right at home. They can get things like a mochi ice cream kit, an easy-to-make bubble waffles kit, a braided Swedish cinnamon buns kit, and more. Choose from a three-month or a six-month subscription.
For the Host: Majolica Salsa Turtles — Set of 3
If you're shopping for someone who loves to host and throw dinner parties, the Majolica Salsa Turtles — Set of 3 ($50) is something they'll appreciate. It's also a wonderful gift for those who love salsa. The trio of bowls were created by using a Mexican and Spanish pottery technique known as Majolica. They're hand-painted with bright colors and intricate designs that will bring their table to life. These are dishwasher safe.
Something Personal: Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle
Get them something personal like this Birth Month Gemstone & Flower Candle ($30). Each month has a special blend of flowers, herbs, crystals, and essential oils that are meaningful to the month. For example, October features tourmaline, opal, and marigold, and December includes tanzanite and spruce. This is perfect for someone who has a deep connection to their birthday and an appreciation for crystals.
For the Ramen-Lover: Owl Soup Bowl
The Owl Soup Bowl ($15) is the cutest ramen bowl they'll ever eat out of. It comes with a set of chopsticks and a dedicated place to hold them as well. They can eat everything like soups, noodles, broths, dumplings, and more. It's dishwasher and microwave safe.
The Ultimate Sous Chef: Automatic Pan Stirrer With Timer
If they've got a million things going on, they'll appreciate the Automatic Pan Stirrer With Timer ($25). It's a nifty tool that will continuously stir their dishes on a timer while they do all the other things like cutting veggies and herbs, cleaning up, and more.
An Elegant, Timeless Piece: Hydrangea Petal Cuff
The Hydrangea Petal Cuff ($118) is a stunning piece that will dress up and elevate any look. It's something that can go with almost every look. The cuff is also adjustable. It's is a sophisticated, modern take on a sweet, old-fashioned wrist corsage.
For a Moment of Self-Care: 5 Minute Foot Mat & Aromatherapy Balm
If they could use a moment of self-care, get them this 5 Minute Foot Mat & Aromatherapy Balm ($39). The mat has acupressure points to give their feet the love they deserve. The aromatherapy balm has notes of chamomile, bitter orange tree, and mandarin essential oil.
A Cozy Set of Mugs: Authentic Japanese Tea Cups
You can't go wrong with a set of four artisanal mugs. These Authentic Japanese Tea Cups ($30, originally $36) are perfect for those warm holiday drinks. These were made in Gifu Prefecture, Japan, using traditional hand-painting techniques. They're microwave and dishwasher safe.
For Pizza-Lovers: Grilled Personal Pizza Maker
The Grilled Personal Pizza Maker ($40) is perfect for making yummy homemade pizzas right on their barbecue or stove. The cast-iron device makes brick-oven-style pizza with ease in less than 10 minutes. This is such a thoughtful and useful gift for the pizza-lover in your life.
For a Slice of Paradise at Home: Upcycled Denim Hammock Chair
Transform their home into a slice of paradise with this Upcycled Denim Hammock Chair ($159). It'll be their new spot to relax, read a book, and take in the day. They can suspend it on their porch or indoors. It's perfect for the boho home, and it's handmade in El Salvador. It's made with pine wood, upcycled preconsumer denim, and cotton twine.
A Futuristic Find From Nature: Bioluminescent Octopus Orb
How cool is this Bioluminescent Octopus Orb ($89)?! Bioluminesence is a natural phenomenon that lets organisms glow in the night. This orb contains bioluminescent marine algae that will illuminate if given a gentle swirl. They have to feed the algae every two weeks to keep it thriving and glowing.