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I don’t know about you but I for one love the gift of giving. Nothing excites me more than finding the perfect gift for someone or finding a cute novelty gift that you know they’ll love, to add to other presents you’ve already found just to put a smile on someones face. Whether it be big or small or whatever the occasion, UncommonGoods has got you covered.

More About UncommonGoods…

“UncommonGoods is an online catalog retailer founded in 1999 which then launched its website in July 2000. Their founder, Dave Bolotsky visited a Smithsonian Museum craft show in Washington D.C. and was captivated by the variety of unique handmade goods and the talented people behind them. This gave him the inspiration to create an online marketplace to connect makers and their creations with individuals looking for truly special goods, regardless of the physical distance between the maker and the shopper. There’s a story behind every product and something for everyone. It’s that of an emerging designer just introducing her work to the world; artisans working collaboratively in a low income country; or a seasoned artist crafting each of his pieces by hand.”

I have teamed up with UncommonGoods to create a gift guide with a little something for everyone, whether it be a little something for a friend, boyfriend, girlfriend or relative.


First up we have this gorgeous Protection Necklace. This sterling silver pendant is cast with an angelic image reminiscent of Botticelli’s famous cherubs. The 22k gold vermeil feather represents the angels’ soaring connection between mortality and divinity. The perfect gift for a loved one for £45.37.


How cute are these Bath Shots?! Drop one of these bar-themed shots into your bath for a night of relaxation without the hangover. Made with an all-natural base of baking soda, citric acid, and witch hazel, each piece is scented with essential oils for the perfect dose of relaxation. A great gift for a friend, relative or girlfriend in your life for just £19.80. Got a friends birthday coming up? Find more birthday gifts here.


Do you have a girlfriend, boyfriend or family member who loves to travel and jet off on their holidays? This Travel Cord Roll will be their new best friend! It can fit everything in from headphones to charging plugs to all the charging cords you need and it even rolls up nice and compact to fit in your hand luggage. No more untying those annoying knots! At just £16.50 it’s super affordable too.


Staying on the same topic of travel-lovers, a Scratch Map is the perfect present for them to track their travels so they can scratch off the areas they’ve visited to reveal adventurous pops of colour and the perfect wall art too! Ranging from £21.45 – £32.99 depending on size it’s the perfect fun 2-in-1 gift.


Something perfect for buying your other half is this Ticket Stub Diary. You can preserve your precious memories from concerts, museums, movies, sporting events, Broadway shows and more. This book comes with clear sleeves that fit a variety of ticket sizes, plus space in the margin to write down your memories from the event. For just £9.90 it’s such a bargain and perfect for a little anniversary gift! You can find more similar gifts here.


Okay, How cute are these?! Hand crafted by artisans in Peru, these cute Sweater Mug Huggers will be perfect for the colder months to keep your favourite warm drink all nice and cosy so you can keep your hands warm without burning them too! The grey version also has a little front pocket for your favourite tea bag or little biscuit too. Ranging from £12.37 – £14.85 they would be a lovely little novelty present to put a smile on anyone’s face!


Last of all this we have the Game Of Phones for just £16.50. Considering everyone has their phone wherever they go whether you’re sat on the coach or out to the pub, this game is a great way to get the fun started with friends and family. “Game of Phones turns your trusty cellular companion into the subject of a scavenger hunt between you and your friends. Just gather your friends and their smart phones (sorry, flip phone users, you’re not invited), draw a prompt card, and see who can use their phones the fastest to create an emoji masterpiece, show off the last photo you took, or find the weirdest Google Image result for your name. Collect the most points to win. Only the fastest and funniest will survive.” You can find more fun and unique gadgets here.

These were just a few picks I found on but there are literally hundreds of unique products to choose from and definitely something for everyone! Be sure to check out their website when you’re next on the hunt for the perfect gift and I’d love to know how you get on!

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  1. August 27, 2017 / 1:25 pm

    Aw wow what a great website! Will definitely look on here next time I need a good gift xxxxxx

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:44 am

      It’s good isn’t it! So many quirky gifts I love it xxx

  2. August 27, 2017 / 3:41 pm

    I’ve never heard of this brand before but I will definitely be checking out their website after reading your post next time I need to find a gift! It sounds fab! Especially for a gift giving lover like myself also! xx 🙂

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:44 am

      They have so many quirky gifts I love it! xx

  3. August 27, 2017 / 10:07 pm

    Loved this post Ellie! I’ve been wanting to get a scratch map for my parents seeing as they’re always travelling the world! I love giving gifts, especially useful practical and unique gifts! Definitely will check this out for when I need to buy someone a gift!

    Steph xxx

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Aw thank you Steph! I’ve always loved the idea of a scratch map so much fun but also looks so nice on the wall! I’m sure they will love it 🙂 xxx

  4. August 27, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    Love this post Ellie! You’ve really found some great items here suitable for all types of people, what a great website. I really like the idea of Game of phones! Clare | xxx

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:47 am

      Aw thank you Clare! Game of phones looks so fun doesn’t it! I just love all the quirky gifts on the site, there really is something for everyone! xxx

  5. Amy Coles
    August 28, 2017 / 1:00 pm

    They have so many cute things, I really love the look of that scratch map!

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:57 am

      They really do have something for everyone I love the scratch map too I think they’re such a great idea!

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 7:57 am

      They’re so great aren’t they!

    • ellieedx
      August 30, 2017 / 8:04 am

      I love the scratch map too I think they’re such a great idea! x

  6. August 30, 2017 / 5:47 pm

    This sounds like such a good website! Will be great for Christmas time x

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