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Choosing The Perfect Gift + A $50 UncommonGoods Gift Certificate Giveaway!

Choosing The Perfect Gift +  A $50 UncommonGoods Gift Certificate Giveaway!


This post was sponsored by UncommonGoods. All views and opinions are 100% mine.

Finding a gift for someone can be a bit overwhelming.  When we choose a gift, we immediately think of an object that will please the receiver. This is obvious, of course, and that’s why we sometimes go to great lengths to find that ‘perfect gift’.

These stained glass bowls are handmade to represent each of the 12 traditional birthstone gems!
Birth Month Mini Dish from UncommonGoods.com

Personally, I choose a gift that communicates my message to the person I’m giving it to. I love giving gifts that are slightly offbeat, meaningful and unique.  And if there’s one place online that I can recommend to get those types of gifts,  it’s UncommonGoods.  Have you been to this store yet?  Seriously, I just helped you solve half of your dilemma of finding the perfect gift: by telling you where to buy it!

Most Mothers are Instinctive Philosophers Art Print from UncommonGoods.com
Most Mothers are Instinctive Philosophers Art Print from UncommonGoods.com

So.. Mother’s Day is only a couple months away and I’m already getting so excited at all the unique gift ideas for mom.  I already bookmarked some items I want from UncommonGoods. And Spring?  Oh yeah, it’s almost here too! If you’re thinking about doing some updates to your home decor this Spring, you got to check out all the cool home decor items they offer.  Seriously guys, I could just browse through this store for hours!

Snuggle up to this sunset-inspired, 100% cotton pillow reminiscent of Impressionist paintings.
Mosaic Sunset Pillow from UncommonGoods.com
Get swept away in Alice's adventures all over again with this lighter-than-air chiffon scarf.
Alice in Wonderland Illustration Scarf from UncommonGoods.com
Inspire your inner genius with this pewter paperweight etched with some of Albert Einstein's wisest words.
Imagination Paperweight from UncommonGoods.com

No matter what it is I’m looking for, UncommonGoods seem to have everything I want and more. From fabulous accessories for mom to fun geek gifts for your husband, you’ll find a great variety of gifts and items at Uncommon Goods that you won’t see in regular retail stores. I have shopped from this store many times before and they always 100% deliver on the quality of their products and timely shipment too!

For beautiful, unique gift ideas and more, go visit UncommonGoods online and see for yourself!


One lucky Hip Mama’s Place reader will win a $50 UncommonGoods gift certificate good to use towards any purchase at UncommonGoods.com!  Contest is open to US and Canada and ends on 03/31/17 at 11:59 PM, EST.  Go enter the giveaway through the Rafflecopter widget below. Good luck! 🙂


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And while you’re here, go check out the OMG Giveaway Hop hosted by Review Wire Media and enter more fun giveaways!  The giveaway linky is below the image.

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Jocelyn Brown

A former school teacher, Jocelyn Brown created Hip Mama’s Place in 2007. Her motto for this blog is: get inspired, create and share! Jocelyn loves sharing about food and recipes, crafts, DIY projects and her random travels with her family. She also loves all things social media, but her latest obsession is Instagram.

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  1. jeani b
    03/31/2017 / 3:16 pm

    i would love to have the rainbow blocks for my youngest. the build a marble coaster would be great fun for my oldest. my husband would just love the Personalized Anniversary Pushpin World Map. there are so many fun items on this site, it would be hard to choose!

  2. 03/31/2017 / 2:41 pm

    They have some adorable stuff! I would get the Microwave Popcorn Popper because we love our fresh Popcorn. Also would get the Garlic Rocker (because I so hate when my hands smell like garlic and it is so hard to crush by hand) and my 3rd would be the Soup Pot Flavor Infuser because I cannot stand scoping out herbs lol.

  3. Karen Propes
    03/31/2017 / 2:41 am

    Uncommon Goods has the neatest products. I would get the Wine Pairing Towel Set for my Daughter, it would be great and really take out some of the guess work on what to serve with which wine. The Record Clock would be perfect for my Husband’s music room, we grew up when records were being played, long before DVD’s. The Cherry Blossom Snow Globe would be a gift I would get for myself, how beautiful seeing it every day when I walk into the living room, Springtime no matter what the season.

  4. laurie murley
    03/30/2017 / 6:17 am

    I really like the –
    literary candles
    deep sea sand art
    birthstone wishing ball

  5. 03/29/2017 / 9:19 pm

    I love uncommon goods, but I’ve never ordered from there! I’d love to pick up that purple stained glass dish, the cocktail recipe glasses, or the Good Idea/Bad Idea shot glasses to add to my shot glass collection!

  6. Stacy
    03/28/2017 / 8:16 pm

    I love UncommonGoods and actually have quite a wish list there already. I think my top three items are the Emergency Clown Nose (I want to get a bunch of them at Christmas to give as stocking stuffers), the DIY Unicorn Terrarium Kit because it looks so cute, and the Garlic Storage House because I do need a place for my garlic. Most of my other wish list items are for the kitchen or are seeds/seed kits.

  7. Robyn Bellefleur
    03/28/2017 / 8:46 am

    Since I am a lover of sharks I would love to get quite a few things. The shark socks, Shark Business Card Holder and the Land shark are awesome and right up my alley.

  8. Linda
    03/28/2017 / 4:49 am

    I would like to get the Tesla Circuit Building Set, the Eco Toy Trucks, and the Stop Motion Animation Kit for my son.

  9. DeAnna Keller
    03/28/2017 / 4:07 am

    I would love to get the 3-in-1 Produce Chopper, a Serving Palette with Bowls, and/or the Solar Light Garden Stake – Flower Globes.

  10. Jeanna Massman
    03/28/2017 / 3:12 am

    I love the Literary scarves, the Lucky Clover necklace and the Balloon Dog Night Light.

  11. Teresa A Thompson
    03/27/2017 / 10:20 pm

    To pick three is very hard. I like EVERYTHING they have. Ok here goes, Handmade Copper Wall Flowers, Cherry Blossom Snow Globe and Cork Globe.

  12. Abigail
    03/27/2017 / 5:00 pm

    Their jewelry is amazing! Id love the Aquamarine Branch Ring for myself. Id also love to gift the solar system cuff to my mom and the Bee Love Necklace to my sister in law!

  13. Sarah L
    03/26/2017 / 5:21 am

    I like earrings and they have some neat ones. I like Birth Month Flower Earrings and Positive Energy Earrings and Shattered Glass Earrings.
    Thanks for the contest.

  14. Julie bolduc
    03/25/2017 / 3:25 pm

    I do like the Multicolor Ombre Stemless Wine Glass Set also the Dawn Redwood Bonsai Forest and the wishing ball sounds neat

  15. katherine
    03/25/2017 / 10:43 am

    Planet Lollipops – Great for my nephews

    Constitution of United States of America Glass great for my BIL

    My son would love this Bioluminescent Aquarium

  16. courtney hennagir
    03/25/2017 / 4:31 am

    Ok,my first choice to keep for myself would be the music note measuring spoon set because I love music and cooking so it’s perfect! The electric light blocks would be perfect for my son who loves all things legos and he would love these to light up his room. My 3rd choice would be the pocket strings because my son would love to practice his guitar anytime.They have so many amazing choices!

  17. Kayla Klontz
    03/25/2017 / 1:40 am

    I would like the elephant wall hook, pastel nesting bamboo bowls, and the fruit slice glasses.

  18. Judy Cox
    03/24/2017 / 7:48 pm

    I love this store, it has so many fantastic items!!! I breezed through and found a few items.

    Here are the three:

    The Twisted Decanter
    the Heart Bowl
    The Bloom Vase

  19. Cheryl B
    03/24/2017 / 5:05 pm

    I would love the Chakra Gemstone Bracelet, West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit, and the GrowBottle.

  20. Katie Bellamy
    03/24/2017 / 3:36 pm

    Okay, if I only had to pick 3… I love Neon state light, the Aromatherapy Shower Kit and I love the wishing wall!

  21. Starla
    03/24/2017 / 12:12 am

    Goodness, that website is so addicting. I love so many items! I would definitely snag the Flavor Infuser Water Bottle for myself.. this would totally help me drink more water! I would get these Solar Tealights for my Mama along with this pretty Pearl Globe Solar Lantern! This will look so great on her patio this Spring and SUmmer!

  22. Jillian Too
    03/23/2017 / 12:12 am

    I’d love to give the Planet Lollipops to my friends. I choose the Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag and Literary Scarves for myself.

  23. sandra
    03/22/2017 / 6:24 pm

    I love their goods. I find the F Bomb Paperweight pretty funny, but i also like their Big Personality Desk Signs New York Times Custom Birthday Book.

  24. Mary Beth Elderton
    03/22/2017 / 4:00 pm

    So much to see at Uncommon Goods! I love the Solar System Bubble Cuff Bracelet…so unusual. I have a thing about totes and would love the Smartphone Charging Reversible Tote–perfect for travel. I also love the Soapstone Stew Pot with Copper Handle and several other pieces in the same line including a pizza pan.

  25. Ashley R
    03/20/2017 / 4:43 pm

    I would pick the handmade wall flowers, chairs candles, and the birth stone mini dishes. Those all look adorable!

  26. Amy Tolley
    03/20/2017 / 6:34 am

    My first favorite item is the Mandela Rug absolutely amazing!! https://www.uncommongoods.com/product/mandala-area-rug

    My second item is the Alive in Wonderland scarf…amazing..

    #3 item I just adore is that eclaimed one barrel serving tray… So many amazing items . This definitely a place I could just order an amazing bunch of items…

  27. Michelle C
    03/20/2017 / 12:46 am

    I would like the My Cinema Lightbox for my house. My kids would like changing the messages. My best friend likes interesting socks, so the Shark Socks would be fun! I would like the Gala Photo Display for my work desk so I could display some photos.

  28. Katy
    03/20/2017 / 12:23 am

    I love their unique gift ideas! I’d love the Scratch Map for my traveling best friend. I want all of the herb Grow Bottles! So very cool! The Aromatherapy Deluxe Kit is the perfect gift for my mom!

  29. Laurajj
    03/19/2017 / 1:49 pm

    Oh so many neat things they have! I would love to get our little one the Mini Shark 3D Model Kit! He really loves building and sharks! I also would love the Yard Dominoes for our family! Those look so fun to play with in the yard this spring/summer! Our family loves to bowl..so the Mini Retro Bowling Set would be so fun for us!

  30. Tina W
    03/19/2017 / 4:36 am

    The kitchen stuff at Uncommon Goods is fantastic. I’d love the Himalayan Salt Mortar and Pestle. The Fruit Keg Tapping Kit would be great for summer parties. And the Stackable Silicone Ice Pop Molds would be perfect for making “adult” icy treats during the hot months.

  31. Jan Lee
    03/19/2017 / 4:09 am

    I’d love to get the Rainbow Popsicle Puzzle, the Hedgehog Sponge Holder, and the Word Teasers – American Trivia game 🙂

  32. Melissa Storms
    03/19/2017 / 12:48 am

    I would love to have the Envelope Wall Vase, the Sari Rug and the Utensil Draining Caddy for my home.

  33. Rachel
    03/18/2017 / 11:55 pm

    The three things I like most are the reclaimed wine barrel serving tray, the cheese & crackers serving board and the Moscow mule cocktail mugs. I really enjoy entertaining and think that they would make for good conversation at a party. I also really like unique items in general so this site is one of my favorites.

  34. Traci U
    03/18/2017 / 11:12 pm

    I would get the Hello Coat Hook because it would go together really good with some things i just ordered for our new apartment. I would get the set of 7 Chakra Candles mainly just because i love all kinds of candles & i would get the Upcycled Turquoise Silk Sari Kimono because it’s pretty and it looks really comfortable.

  35. DJ
    03/18/2017 / 10:03 pm

    I really like the City Map Glass, Smokey Gold Speckled Orb Necklace, and the Mixed Metals Necklace.

  36. Katie Amanda
    03/18/2017 / 9:25 pm

    I love to read and I love my dogs so I would like the:
    1) Birdhouse Bookshelf
    2)Bad Dog Diner Mugs – Set of 4
    3)Zen Dog Garden Sculpture (would look awesome in my garden)

    Thank you!

  37. Peggy Nunn
    03/18/2017 / 9:17 pm

    I would like the PhoneSoap Smartphone Sanitizer because know how dirty they get. Second I would like the Tacosaurus Knee High Socks because my sister loves funny socks. Third I would like the Imagination Paperweight because I think it will inspire my granddaughters.

  38. jberry
    03/18/2017 / 8:19 pm

    I’d choose the Couch Arm Table for my neighbor who is always on the move, unless he is taking a meal in his recliner. The Do Good Cotton Hammock for our back patio. The Upcycled Cotton Sari Robe would be for myself.

  39. Sherry blamer
    03/18/2017 / 7:01 pm

    I love the humming bird wind sculpture because I just love humming birds. The animal tracks door mat because my daughter loves animal tracks. I love the avacado tree starter kit because my family and I love avacados.

  40. polly
    03/18/2017 / 5:53 pm

    I love their Custom Baby Foot Necklace because it is precious to give to a new mom or grandmother. I like the Woven Seagrass Pitcher because it is so unique looking & fun to use outside for BBQ’s. Finally I love their Birth Announcement Pillow. Such a cute idea and would be fun to give to grandparents as a keepsake.

  41. shirley
    03/18/2017 / 5:41 pm

    #1-I like the Pizza Cutting Protractor.
    #2-Know someone that would like the Solar Powered Charger & Light.
    #3-Know someone that would like the Backyard Tic Tac Toe.

  42. Fiona N
    03/18/2017 / 4:27 pm

    I really love their website because they have so many unique and…uncommon items 🙂 I love the Garden in a Can – Set of 4, Mason Jar Indoor Flower Garden, and Self-Watering Tomato Planter for my mom and myself too!
    Thank You for the chance!

  43. 03/18/2017 / 4:25 pm

    I like their Library Card Mug, Literary Candles, and Banned Book Socks! I love reading and these would be for myself 🙂

  44. Kimmy Ripley
    03/18/2017 / 3:53 pm

    I could use the Nesting Storage Containers in my kitchen. Oh wow! There are so many awesome things on that site I would have a hard time narrowing it down. Thanks for the chance!

  45. Jenn Beckett jennpup
    03/18/2017 / 2:23 pm

    What a fantastic prize. There are so many awesome items to choose from it’s hard to pick just 3. I’m going with a Mason Jar theme, so the “Mason Jar Indoor Herb Garden”, the “Stackable Mason Jar Measuring Cups” and the “Mason Jar Coffee Grinder” (or the Steampunk version). Super cool.

  46. mami2jcn
    03/18/2017 / 1:18 pm

    My husband would love the men’s guitar socks. I think he would also like the taco socks as a joke. I love their baby and kid stuff…the babiators sunglasses, baby ballerina socks, and the walkie chalk are great.

  47. Julie
    03/18/2017 / 8:52 am

    I love the birth month little plate. It’s easy to find a place to put this nice decoration.

  48. Christine A.
    03/18/2017 / 4:01 am

    I like the Lucky Clover Necklace and Scratch Map Deluxe because I like shamrocks and traveling. I also think a Birth Month Mini Dish would be a nice gift for family and friends.

  49. Angela Saver
    03/18/2017 / 1:35 am

    I would love to get the Cheese & Crackers Serving Board, Bad Idea/Good Idea Shot Glasses – Set of 2, and the Mother of Pearl Stoneware Serving Dish for entertaining family and friends! Thanks for the chance at an awesome giveaway!!

  50. Melissa
    03/18/2017 / 12:22 am

    Lots of fun and unique items!!!
    I’d choose

    Kabob Grilling Baskets

    Straw Placemats with Colored Tassels

    Woven Sea Grass Pitcher

  51. Kathy Ross
    03/17/2017 / 11:21 pm

    Top 3 things are: Comfort Herbal Warming Slippers, Sari Bag and/or Literary Candles.

  52. janetfaye
    03/17/2017 / 10:15 pm

    I would love to have these items:

    Bedside Essentials Pocket.It is perfect for my books and
    remote controls.

    Ballerina Herbal Warming Slippers. perfect for relaxing my tired feet after working.

    Dream Wrap Bracelet. I like that it has charms that represent wishes.

  53. Will G
    03/17/2017 / 9:49 pm

    I would like to get the Irish Stout Beer Brewing Kit. I would also like to get Craft Wax Beer Candles
    Crafted from upcycled amber bottles, these candles are inspired because they are unique. I wouldn’t mind getting the West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit as well.

  54. Natalie
    03/17/2017 / 6:22 pm

    My mom is an avid cyclist so I would love to get her the Bike Lovers Wall Sculpture. My brother loves to play guitar so I would love to get him the Acoustic Guitar Phone Case and the Guitar Pattern Laptop Case.

  55. Christy Peeples DuBois
    03/17/2017 / 5:22 pm

    I love Uncommon Goods. They have some of the neatest gifts. Three or four items that caught my eye right off are the
    Wire wrapped Druzy earrings, the Mixed Metals Hammered Earrings, the copper rain gauge and the mason jar indoor herb garden. The earrings are a little different than most therefore appealed to me. My Mama has had a time with rain gauges (long story) and currently doesn’t have one so this would be for her. And my oldest daughter enjoys gardening and cooking so the indoor herb garden would be for her.

  56. Charity Cram
    03/17/2017 / 4:56 pm

    I would like the Pride & Prejudice Throw because it is one of my favorite books…my sister will probably try to take it home with her. Also the Bear Keys & Glasses Holder would be a fun gift for my brother. He often forgets he is wearing safety glasses on his head and wears them home. It would be a good reminder to bring back to work when he grabs his keys. Lastly the Giraffe Family Bookends for my sister who is obsessed with giraffes. Thank you for the chance to win!

  57. Sharon Rooney
    03/17/2017 / 4:05 pm

    So many nice things to choose from. First I really like the Lucky Clover Necklace, the Chilling Beverage Cup and the Glass Feather Pendant Light.

  58. Anna Pry
    03/17/2017 / 3:46 pm

    Since I like gardening, I would love to get the kitchen composter, Four Leaf Clover & Unique Tree Kits, and Succulent Living Wall Planter Kit. Love all the fun gift ideas

  59. 03/17/2017 / 2:53 pm

    Even if I’m not going anywhere, I’d love the Collapsible Water Bottle, On-the-Go Coffee Press and Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag. Thanks for hosting.

    Besos Sarah
    Journeys of The Zoo

    • 04/09/2017 / 12:12 pm

      So excited to be the winner of this giveaway. There are so many great things to choose from! I sent you an email as requested. Besos Sarah.

  60. Kelly D
    03/17/2017 / 2:00 pm

    I would get the Elwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug because it would be so cheerful in the morning to drink my coffee in. I also like the Glass Globe of Luck Necklace because it is so pretty. I also like the Color Wheel Stick Umbrella because it would be useful with the rain coming this spring.

  61. Dana Rodriguez
    03/17/2017 / 1:43 pm

    They have so many awesome things. I know someone who would love the Planet Lollipops.

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