an uncommonly good christmas

Do you think one day in the future we will give high fives as Christmas presents? Maybe?

I am not a Grinch or Scrooge by any stretch. I am merely very easily stressed out and I torture myself to find the perfect gift for everyone I love and guess what? THEY ARE PICKY WEIRDOS. Who I love. Oh so very much.

So come late November I'm caffeinated and frantic, hip-checking senior citizens in the mall and looking wildly at every bright and shiny thing, begging something ANYTHING to jump out at me and solve my holiday woes. Then I calm down, even out my blood sugar with some gross vegetable and remember THE INTERNET. Not only is it filled with lengthy tributes to the best parts of my childhood and easy ways to keep track of the people I hated in high school, but I can also buy glorious perfect gifts from the safety and comfort of my couch, where I sit hunched over my laptop. (Is there an e-boutique that sells new backs? I'mma need one shortly.)

Today I want to Vanna White you through some glorious gift ideas that someone in your life will love over at Uncommongoods.com.

I love this site for a few reasons:

1. They ship to Canada. (Is there ANYTHING worse than filling your cart then seeing they don't ship to your beloved Country?)

2. Sustainability is at the core of the business. Aka they're not jerkfaces. They strive to be more environmentally friendly, socially responsible and an ever-more rewarding place to work. They feature products that contain recycled components and do NOT sell products containing leather, feathers or fur - they're committed to selling products that do no harm to people or animals. (So if you're looking for a Bacon of the Month Club gift, that will be a no-go unfortunately.)

3. They created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from them at checkout. To date they have donated over ONE MILLION BUCKS. Holla. 

Okay, so let's look at some dope stuff. Join me, won't you?

For the discerning ladies in your life who don't want another Sephora gift card (you can totally give me one though).

These vintage-y State dish towels scratch my kitsch itch hard.

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This is the balance I want to strike in life: nature and technology.

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Do you really need an owl master for your glasses? YES.

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It makes your room smell gorgeous and creates the illusion of a mini forest on your walls. If you don't like this idea, we are def not friends.

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I realize all throw pillows are meant to be in the way and increase the length of your making-the-bed time, but hell if I still love 'em.

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And don't forget the dudes who leave beard hair all over the goddamn sink but we still love them so much.

Sports fans get given a lot of unnecessary swag with their team's logo plastered across it. I like that a blueprint is a super nerdy and super classy way to show off your love of a team.

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Show me a man who wouldn't like a personalized whiskey barrel and I'll show you a liar.

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For the guy who literally has everything, you need to dig deep. Like insane light switch deep.

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You'd probably get annoyed nanoseconds after giving him these drumstick pens, but, still worth it.

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Where does a cool guy yearn to perch? On a cool guy stool made of broken skateboards. (More comfortable than it sounds, promise.)

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If you're not moved by my carefully curated ideas, they have literally a kajillion other ideas for everyone on your list. Check it. And happy shopping!

(This is a sponsored post for which I received compensation. All the feelings I have about the gifts recommended above are sincere. You know I'm good like that.)