How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

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When we’re traveling, we often purchase holiday gifts – art, textiles, and creative things we find in markets. But when we’re home, it’s a bit more difficult to come through each year with fantastic gifts that our loved ones will appreciate – and use.

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

Enter Uncommon Goods. I love them for many reasons, including their commitment to discovering creative, interesting items, most handmade, sustainably sourced  and, best of all, global. Whether you’re looking for Christmas gifts from Uncommon Goods, stocking stuffers, or birthday gifts (raises hand as one with a close to Christmas birthday), you’ll find much here that will inspire – and delight. 

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts - including travel books for kids!

Love these train travel books for kids

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts


Why shop Uncommon Goods?

As mentioned, this site is committed to finding creative design, artists, and interesting gifts. But they also source recycled and handmade items – and will never sell anything made from materials that harm animals. Truly, they look for the uncommon goods. Thank you! They are also part of the Forest Stewardship Council, and have a give back program, where they pay $1 per order to a non-profit you designate, through the Better to Give program.  

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts - including for babies!

The cutest baby booties in the world...

What can you find? 

Well, you’ll find gifts for kids, teen boys – always so difficult to buy for, gifts for music lovers and geeks, and gifts sorted by price. Jewelry, kitchen items, books, usable goods, clothing and accessories (I love the wolf mittens!), lamps, dishware, and household stuff are all available here. 

How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

This scratch-off map is so much fun

Mostly, though, you’ll find things you want for yourself. We’ve ordered the augmented reality planetarium for Lillie (shh!!), but I also want the bubble wrap calendar, or the global salts, or the… 

global salts - How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts



Once you’re on the site, you won’t want to leave. Soon, your brain will be overflowing with gift ideas, including some for yourself. I can appreciate a site that is clever, has interesting and creative global products, and ethics that I can stand behind. Also…one stop shopping for everyone on your list? Yes. Love.

How cool is this bubble wrap calendar? How to Find the Best Holiday Gifts

How cool is this?


What gifts might you order first?