November is in full swing and now that Halloween and bonfire night are past, the emphasis is well and truly on Christmas. Many organised folk have already begun their shopping, but if you've not even thought about that yet, or are struggling to know where to begin, then this post should help!
I usually struggle for festive ideas, especially when it comes to gifting family and friends. I always seem to end up buying the same things for my mum, dad, and brothers, and its difficult to know where to look for inspiration. I recently heard about UncommonGoods, a gifting website with a difference, so I thought I'd use this post to chat about what it is that they offer.
Unlike many flash in the pan gifting sites, UncommonGoods has a sense of social responsibility that goes beyond the holiday season. Steadily working towards becoming an environmentally friendly and socially responsible brand, UncomonGoods offer a whole host of exciting products with an emphasis on handmade, recycled and organic items. You won't find products containing leather, fur or feathers on site, making it a perfect place to shop for vegan or vegetarian friends, and the company is also careful to source its paper from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests, enabling sustainable harvesting and limiting the impact on the earth's resources.
From gifts for men and women to tailored presents for mum, dad and family members, there's a whole host of items on the website that have been carefully selected to suit all gifting needs. The ranges are split by section so you can easily shop, for example, gifts for mum, where you'll find all sorts of wonderful ideas for her, from glass wishing balls to teas from around the world, mason jar gardens to jewellery and wooden watches. There are lots of really unique and interesting pieces that are a world away from the usual perfume and bath sets; see more here.
It's not only the larger gifts that are catered for on UncommonGoods, there's also a huge range of stocking stuffers which are perfect for smaller gift giving, trinkets for friends or as extras to the main gift. There are things you never knew you needed - a bubblewrap calendar, anyone? and there are also other great ideas such as a 'make your own hot sauce' kit and an avocado cover for your favourite hipster friend! Take a look at the full range of stocking fillers here. My favourite is the wooden travel mug; a perfect gift for tea-lovers on the go!
You can view the full selection of Christmas gifts on the website here.
This post is in collaboration with UncommonGoods