Father`s Day is Sunday. Goodness, I hope you all aren`t doing last minute shopping for those Father`s Day gifts
! I already got mine thanks to Uncommon Goods! Plus they`re allowing me to give away a $50 gift certificate to their web site for you to purchase anything you want. They have some really unique items for gift ideas
I was completely stuck in a rut on what to get all the important daddies in my life for Father`s Day. I already did the whole money clip
gift one year so I wanted to go with something a bit different. Something you wouldn`t normally come across on a trip to Walmart. On Uncommon Goods you find a unique variety of products that are different, unique, cool, geeky, handmade, etc. I love different so I loved the idea of getting something unique.
I was sent 3 things: Tool Shaped Bottle Opener, Pizza Scented Candle, and On The Rocks Set. Let`s start with the tool shaped bottle opener. These are made of cast iron and are shaped to mimic the look and feel of classic tools. Each piece is functional artwork that can sit anywhere in your house. Choose from hammer, pliers, wrench or buy all 3. I ended up with the wrench, which is absolutely perfect! I notice guys like to just leave things lying around. This includes tools sitting on the coffee table. Seriously?! Well this is one tool that is allowed to sit out -- and ladies, this makes a nice heavy paper weight! Just saying, if he`s going to leave it out we may as well use it right?
The Man Candle has a bit more of a history behind it. "Why don`t people make candles with scents that everyone likes?" 14-year-old Hart Main asked, sniffing at the overly perfumed candles his sister was selling for a school fundraiser. Recognizing the opportunity right under his nose, the young entrepreneur combined his passion for helping his community with his interest in making a bolder breed of candle by donating to local soup kitchens and using the empty cans to hold his extraordinary scents. Hart and his family collaborate with local chandlers to craft soy-wax-blend candles that possess the kinds of familiar aromas that no man (or woman) would turn their nose up at. Hart`s current lineup includes natural, nostalgic and savory scents like dirt, fresh cut grass, sawdust, campfire, pizza, and coffee. Each comes individually packed in a gift box. They are handmade in Ohio. The wax is a 100% renewable resource, a soy and vegetable wax blend.
When I took the candle out of the box I was quite surprised at how strong the scent came out. I requested the pizza scent, which I totally forgot about until I opened the box and the smell just busted out. Seriously though, the scent you request is the scent you`re going to get. This is not a dollar store candle. There is a real smell coming from it that is authentic. This pizza candle smelled like they shoved a pizzeria into the can! And yes, they kept with the history. Each candle is made into an aluminum can -- like the ones veggies and soups come in. Definitely unique and something I can picture a man doing!
Last, but not least, we have the On the Rocks Set. I have never seen anything like this and I`m rather impressed. I was always taught to keep things that belong outside, outside. Even rocks. With this set you can serve your drinks on actual rocks with these handsome granite drink chillers. Hand-crafted from stones collected on New England beaches, these granite discs are ideal for chilling aged spirits, such as whiskey or scotch, because they won`t dilute the complex flavors like a handful of ice. The idea of these discs came to be because the same New England artisans that made some napkin rings had excess material and wanted to put it to good use. Thanks to their idea, you can now have your drink on the rocks, literally. The set itself is very classy and can be given to someone with a sense of humor or even to a business professional. Personally I think it would be fun to put the rocks in the drinks of your friends at a get together and watch their reactions!
So what do I think? I absolutely love, love, LOVE Uncommon Goods! They have high quality products with friendly customer service. Their web site and products are tasteful and humorous.Â They make great gifts for friends, family, co-workers, or even yourself. I also love that they have a large variety of items to choose from. They have items appropriate for both men and women, not just focused on one gender. I love creative and unique gifts and this is definitely the place to go for some! Besides, they carefully package all their products to ensure nothing breaks along the way. If they`re able to get glass cups and rocks sent to me in the same package without anything breaking, they`re not just good, they`re awesome!
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