I’d like to introduce you guys to a brand that’s been on my radar for little while now – say hello to Uncommon Goods ! Being a home bird and lover of all things interior-related, this is a shopping treasure trove that could have been created just for me.
My personal home style is rather eclectic, with touches of genuine vintage trinkets, carnival decorations, boho additions and a little bit of silliness. However, this also means that most popular brands leave me feeling uninspired and the endless pages of ‘magazine’ homeware just don’t quite cut it these days.
Based in Brooklyn, New York (a place close to our own hearts as we spent most of our wedding day there last year), Uncommon Goods have recently started to ship to the UK, making it much easier for us Brits to access these goodies from across the pond!
My little sister is getting married next year and one thing that I like to do for newlyweds is give them quirky, personalised gifts (yes, I have been known to give the happy couple Lego before) that reflect the people in question, rather than generic wedding stuff. This personalised hearts ‘four-across’ game is adorable, fun and customisable. If you’re reading H, look away now…
Approximate delivery times to the UK are just 4-7 working days, currency is automatically converted into pounds and all additional taxes and duty charges are calculated at the checkout so you’re not left facing any nasty surprises from the post office!
Uncommon Goods is also an ethical company, with the Better to Give programme allowing customers to choose a partner for them to donate $1 to with every order and the Uncommon Goods Scholarship Opportunity supporting student artists in education. The majority of the items online are sourced from emerging designers and artists in low-income countries so you can rest assured that your hard-earned cash in going to the right places.
It happens to be mine and Adams very first wedding anniversary soon and Uncommon Goods have an awesome range of anniversary gifts here (just saying…) that sum up the traditional, one-year paper theme beautifully. The New York print is gorgeous and certainly something that would suit our own home and I genuinely love the idea of this ticket stub diary to keep the little memories of our various adventures safe (rather than shoved in an old shoe box at the bottom of the wardrobe!).
Whilst browsing the site, I came across numerous (completely unnecessary and indulgent) items that I popped on my own fictional ‘wish list’ too. From cat-themed jewellery to these literary candles and pretty kitchenware, Uncommon Goods may just be a new favourite shopping haunt of mine. What is your favourite item?
* In collaboration with Uncommon Goods