I have four kids. Three of them are boys. My oldest is six. I have four kids, ages six and under, three of them being boys and I’m almost out of gift ideas. After only six years!…until I came across an online store called Uncommon Goods. It is there that I have found some of the most unique and clever gifts ever! These are the kinds of gifts that have the power to make a Christmas memorable.
This is a sponsored post for uncommongoods.com where I have received free product for this review, however all opinions are completely my own.
I’m the kind of gift giver that keeps a list throughout the year of things I might want to give my children for Christmas. I listen to my children as they play, and pick up on things they want to make their play more complete. I look for their needs, for the gaps in their toys. (Let’s just say we are accumulating a lot of Legos and princess wands and tiaras, and maybe not so many toys that encourage other types of play). So when it comes time to start purchasing those gifts for Christmas, I’m prepared with a list that will help me make the right choices.
But each year, it gets a little harder. Each year, with three boys, it gets more difficult to fill in those gaps in our toys when it seems like we already have a little bit of everything.
So, this year I’m throwing out the department store ads that come in my newspaper and I’m turning to Uncommon Goods to help me out. Full of clever, unique, and you got it…uncommon gifts, I can sift through pages of new toys my kids have never had. I’m carefully selecting a few gifts and stocking stuffers that will round out my childrens’ play.
The Uncommon Mission of Uncommon Goods
One of the things that makes these gifts so special is that the products sold by Uncommon Goods are made by artists and suppliers at small manufacturers, most of whom are in the United States, but all of which are made of sustainable materials. All their products use recycled components, and none use leather, fur, or feathers, thus protecting our animals and environment. Uncommon Goods also offers their customers an opportunity to donate $1 at check-out to a non-profit organization of their choice in a program called Better to Give Program. These are only some of the examples of how this company leaves a positive impact in the world of business, and are only some of the points that make up their “uncommon” mission statement. But all of which I can feel good about supporting while looking for the perfect gifts for my children this Christmas.
Gift a Memorable Christmas with Uncommon Goods
So, what am I considering gifting to my kids this year? They offer some lovely collections based on gender and age, so you’re sure to have an easy search. Here are some of my favorite products I’m looking forward to wrapping up:
I’ve mentioned before that sometimes it’s ok to play with your food. These plates make mealtime fun, and if you have a picky toddler, (like I do), they also offer a little motivation and encouragement, especially when it comes to trying new foods. Mr. Food Face Plate can be found here.
I love how the name states these books are indestructible, a must if you have little ones who love to read so much that books end up over-loved. After having four kids, I have to admit that not all our board books have made it through all my kids. I’m confident this book set, which claim to be drool-proof, tear-proof, and chew-proof will not only last through the current baby and toddler I have, but also any in the future! And, may I add, they are completely washable!
I love the concept of a sustainable juice box. My son loves to pack a juice box in his school lunch, but they create so much waste! I can eliminate that added waste with these sustainable juice boxes, (and also water down the juice a bit, too…because I’m that kind of a mom).
I can’t believe my kids don’t have a set of alphabet blocks yet! We have foam, plain wooden, cardboard, peg dolls, wooden marbles and eggs, small watercolor blocks, but no alphabet blocks. That needs to change! These blocks are beautiful and perfect for small learning hands. They not only feature letters, but also a math symbol and baby animal on each one, making them perfect for an array of educational activities.
My oldest is a sensitive kid, and he is easily stressed out, sometimes to the point where his anxiety makes it difficult for him to sleep at night. Enter Worry Eating Plush Pals! As the name suggests, these little stuffies gobble up the worries you feed them, written down on a note. The mouth then zips shut, hiding the worries away in the dark, making them disappear. No more anxiety. No more stress. No more worries at all!
An Uncommon Christmas
Uncommon Goods offers such a wide variety of kids toys that I promise you won’t find anywhere else. While my kids do love their Legos, and yes, they will be getting a few small sets, their Christmas will also be rounded out by some of these uncommon gifts that will be treasured for years to come.
I’m Sarah, an educator turned stay-at-home-mama of five! I’m the owner and creator of Stay At Home Educator, a website about intentional teaching and purposeful learning in the early childhood years. I’ve taught a range of levels, from preschool to college and a little bit of everything in between. Right now my focus is teaching my children and running a preschool from my home. Credentials include: Bachelors in Art, Masters in Curriculum and Instruction.