This post is brought to you by my favorite place to shop for unique, sustainable gifts – Uncommon Goods.
When I’m putting effort into purchasing a gift (or looking for ideas for myself), Uncommon Goods is my favorite place to go. It’s like attending a high-end craft fair…online. The ease of online shopping without the frustration of digging through everything on Etsy, while still meeting my pretty high standards for goods worthy of spending money on. Whether I’m shopping for my favorite green-thumbed friend, surprising a coworker, or hunting for a housewarming gift, I know I’ll find the perfect unique gift that makes everyone feel good.
What is Uncommon Goods?
Uncommon Goods is a sustainability-focused online shopping experience that prides itself on striving to be “environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work.” Featuring an astounding array of goods that are handmade, recycled, and organic. Uncommon Goods is “committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals.”
Supporting Independent Designers
One of the biggest things that drew me to Uncommon Goods was their belief that there is a story behind every product. After owning my own handmade businesses and working with wholesale accounts, this is something I find hugely important. There’s a big difference between a shop who is looking to fill their shelves and make a profit and one that actually cares about who made the product and what inspired them. With Uncommon Goods, you’ll find that story and information about the Maker right there on the page for that product.
Business “Doing Good”
Another way that Uncommon Goods meets my gift-giving standards is by finding multiple ways to make sure they are Doing Good in the world. Along with being a founding member of B Corporation (an organization created to help customers understand the social and environmental impact of their purchases), Uncommon Goods works with the Forest Stewardship Council to minimize their environmental impact. They also created their Better to Give Program which allows you to designate a non-profit and donate $1 at checkout. They know that those little amounts add up, and so far they’ve donated over $1,000,000.