But then there's always that danger of becoming a huge asshole come holiday time should the person that you have mutually agreed to not give gifts to actually gives you a gift (I'm talking to you Dad, sister, and hubby). Then you feel really bad, and angry at the same time.
But we said no gifts!
Oh, but it's just a little something.
It's like those birthday parties that say, "No gifts, please." Bullshit. Everyone brings a gift.
So I am always on the lookout for "a little something" for my loved ones to avoid the aforementioned anger and self loathing. And this year, I've found my source!
I received an email a few weeks back from someone at a company called Uncommon Goods, to see if I would be willing to review some of their products for the holidays. I looked at their website and was intrigued - their stuff is kind of funky/awesome. Uncommon, if you will. It also seems to be a nice company - their seasonal workers start at 50% above the minimum wage, half of what they sell is made by hand, and one third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or up cycled materials.
So sure, I'll take some stuff! Lets go shopping!
I perused their website, which is organized well for Christmas gifts (click here), stocking stuffers (click here), and gifts under $50 (click here). I think I spent a good hour scrolling through all the products, which were, again, uncommon. I selected three gifts for my sister, father, and husband (so now you are on notice - you are all getting "a little something," and if you don't want to know what it is, stop reading now):
For Dad, an eye glass holder (he will love this).
And my personal favorite, for my sister, a wiener dog oil and vinegar set. (Full disclosure - I bought these with her in mind, but after getting them, I may keep them for myself. I mean how awesome are they? So Rachie, no need to get me a "little something" because you may not have something in return.)
And now you too could live the wiener dog dream!
Uncommon Goods is offering a $50 gift certificate to the lucky person who wins this GIVEAWAY! Here's how to enter:
1) Like me on Facebook (if you haven't already) by clicking here.
2) Leave a comment (on the blog or on Facebook) and include your email address.
3) Enter by Thursday, December 11th. The winner will be notified via email on Friday, December 12th.
And even if you don't win, I highly recommend checking out their website for some great gift ideas. In addition to their wiener dog oil and vinegar set, they also have an F-Bomb paperweight and row boat salad bowl, among other things.
I received free products from Uncommon Goods. All opinions reflected are my own.