Uncommon Goods is THE go-to for unique, beautifully designed gifts – just in time for Valentine’s Day!

Oh do I love Uncommon Goods (remember the post I did on them a while back?). It’s basically my one-stop shop for any gift challenge I have at-hand. They have a vast selection of well-designed, unique gifts in pretty much every category, and I can always count on finding something in my price range and that will be perfect for the recipient.

I was delighted when they asked me to put together a Valentine’s themed gift guide; the hardest part was narrowing it down for this post!

I decided to keep the price point to $50 or less, and organized the gifts into four categories – let’s take a look (all images courtesy of Uncommon Goods)!

Galentines (It’s never a bad idea to show a good friend a little love, right?)

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This charming box of tea bags comes from France and contains (5) each of English Breakfast, Earl Grey and White Berry teas. I feel like we all have that friend who loves her tea, and this would be the perfect little gift!

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We also all have that friend who is a hardcore chocoholic. This treat comes on a vintage spoon stamped with a sweet message that’s revealed with the chocolate melts. I love that this is an “edible” gift, but that the spoon stays a keepsake.

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The gardener in me loves this gift so much – especially since you don’t need a green thumb (or even dirt!). Just water and a sunny spot, and your friend can grow her own pansies, zinnias, chamomile or English daisies. The on-trend mason jar is reusable, and the flowers are all edible. Such a thoughtful gift!

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I received these years ago and they remain one of my very favorite gifts! These clever socks solve the biggest problem around winter pedicures – that is, freezing feet as you go from the salon to your car! Just slip these on before you get polished and your feet will stay dry and toasty warm.

Kiddos (Since February means lots of indoor time for many of us, these gifts will keep little hands busy!)

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I was a big fort builder growing up so the kid in me loved this idea!  This set of six unique characters bites, grabs, clips, and ties blankets and sheets to help kids create their own cozy hideaways. The set comes with eight “creatures”, coloring pages and instructions.

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I was also a big origami fan so I had to include this set. I love it because it’s perfect for beginners, using basic folds and resulting in a perfect creature every time. And the set comes with 24 sheets (with two different color options for each creature), so restless hands won’t get idle any time soon!

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Who says s’mores are just for summer? This kit takes that classic snack next-level, with marshmallows that you can color with edible paint prior to the toasting and squishing. Marshmallows and chocolate are dairy-free and vegan so everyone can enjoy!

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I’m a sucker for anything vintage, and this personalized children’s book – filled with vintage-inspired illustrations – is super charming. Each page contains your child’s name and a cute animal pun (“owl always love you”). A perfect Valentine’s gift for a special little one.

Guys (They’re the hardest to shop for, amiright?)

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Cheese is always a good idea. This clever kit comes with everything you need (except the milk!) to make 10 batches of Italian cheese, including mozzarella, ricotta, mascarpone and ricotta salata.

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These unique, beautiful glasses speak to my inner bourbon lover and design geek. They’re etched with an intricate city map that curves around the sides, interspersed with street names and coordinates. Love these!

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I know – socks. But I really liked these. They’re Pima cotton and classic, but with a little twist – that is, your choice of a knitted phrase.
You can select a simple monogram with initials at the ankle and full name across the toes, or any dates/message you can think of.
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Every guy I know loves hot sauce, so this was an easy one. This DIY kit contains cayenne, ancho, curry, and chili spice packs along with peppers, vinegars, and brown sugar. Six bottles and customizable labels let him package and (proudly!) present his creations.
Chocolate (Because no proper Valentine’s gift guide would be complete without it!)
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I had to include Benevolent Brownies. Yes, they are sinfully good – whether you choose the cinnamon sugar or dark fudge. But they are so much more. These vegan brownies are made by local Greyston Bakery – a company that hires workers who typically wouldn’t be hired by most companies because of their past or present circumstance – no questions asked. And they don’t just pay them a fair wage, they offer child care and workforce development, and have community gardens. Fun fact: Greyston brownies are the only brownies Ben & Jerry’s uses in their ice cream.
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If you’ve been reading this blog for some time you know that I cannot resist a peanut butter cup – so I would LOVE to receive this gorgeous box of 16 handcrafted beauties. Here are just a few of the flavors included: birthday cake, matcha cashew, pink chocolate cherry-chia almond butter. Yes, please!
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You can never go wrong with hot chocolate, and this handmade collection kicks those packets to the curb. Handcrafted with organic heirloom cacao, cane crystals and ground vanilla beans, this chocolate comes in 4 unique flavors, including red chili and lavender mint.
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Truffles and Valentine’s Day are a little cliched – unless you’re giving someone THESE truffles (and by “someone” I mean ME). Clair Marin fills Belgian chocolate truffles with raw honey (and honey whiskey) from her own bees. Need I say more?

Such a great selection, right? Uncommon Goods has been kind enough to give me TWO $50 gift certificates to award to two lucky readers! Just comment below, sharing what your “go-to” Valentine’s Day gift is (be sure to include your e-mail address if it’s not already linked to your comment)! The contest will run till 5:00 p.m. EST; the winner will be chosen at random and announced on Wednesday, February 5th. Please note that the gift certificates will only work within the United States.

And Uncommon Goods is not only a company that sells pretty things. They are committed to keeping the independent artist in mind, and only allow unique and quality products in their selection. Each product has a design story and is often made by the designer using sustainable and eco-friendly practices. You can learn more here.

Note: I was not compensated for this post. Uncommon Goods kindly gave me a gift certificate to use, along with two to give away; all comments and opinions expressed here are – as always – completely my own. This post contains affiliate links. As a Rewards Style influencer I earn a small commission from qualifying purchases – at no additional cost to you.

25 Comments

  1. Steph Fulton on February 4, 2020 at 9:39 am

    I gave my sister a plant once, just after a bad breakup. Soon after she met my BIL and they have been married for 25 years 😉

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 11:05 am

      Lucky plant (and lucky sister)!!!

  2. Susan Torres on February 4, 2020 at 9:57 am

    I love the pedi socks

  3. Jodi Andes on February 4, 2020 at 10:38 am

    I love everything

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 11:06 am

      Ha! I know – such good stuff!

      • Katie on February 4, 2020 at 6:34 pm

        I love it all, I love your blog and I love that you are doing this! Happy Valentine’s Day!

        • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 8:06 pm

          Thank you so much Katie – Happy Valentine’s Day to you too!

    • Kristy Rebele on February 4, 2020 at 11:20 am

      Recently gifted and was gifted shower steamers from Uncommon Goods and they are now my go to gift. Who doesn’t need an aromatic shower with a built in reminder to take deep breaths!

      • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm

        I LOVE shower steamers – who has time to take a bath anyway???

  4. Sima Mackey on February 4, 2020 at 11:16 am

    I love the Italian cheese kit!

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 12:05 pm

      So clever, right? Give me all the cheese!

  5. Caroline Gravino on February 4, 2020 at 3:39 pm

    I bet you could guess I would say the Italian Cheese Kit! Although those teas are to die for!!! What an awesome giveaway! ❤️

  6. Roselle on February 4, 2020 at 7:11 pm

    My go to valentine’s gift is a musical card and chocolates for everyone. One year I gave my kids glitter globe pictures frames with our family photo in it. They loved it, but that’s as creative as I got. I love everything on your blog. The tea bags are very cute!

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 8:06 pm

      Aw thanks Roselle! Love the musical card. I always have the most fun picking out Valentine’s gifts – ever since my big kids were little! 🙂

  7. Nina Soalt on February 4, 2020 at 7:58 pm

    Tho i love so many and am going to get and gift those pedicure socks , genious !
    I have to go with the brownies. , Now knowing the back story , it seriously makes me feel less guilty in eating them , i am providing jobs that are respected and paid accordingly and even more so since they are THE brownies in my favorite Ben and Jerrys ice cream, means i can just eat them on their own without the ice cream if i choose

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 8:05 pm

      Greyston truly is the best. And guilt-free brownies? Yes, please!!!!

  8. Jessica on February 4, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    Ooh! I love so much but my kids would have a lot of fun with the adorable fort making creatures!

    • sherisilver on February 4, 2020 at 9:08 pm

      So cute, right? I LOVED making forts as a kid!

      • Sheri on February 4, 2020 at 9:25 pm

        The tea bags are adorable and on a cold morning would be great!

  9. Leslie Schulte on February 5, 2020 at 4:15 pm

    The “on trend mason jars” are perfect for my Mom given her limitations and love for flowering plants. I am a big fan of shower steamers.
    Everything you chose looks amazing because of your photos.

    • sherisilver on February 5, 2020 at 10:07 pm

      You flatter me my friend – these are photos from the web site! xoxo

      • Leslie Schulte on February 6, 2020 at 10:07 am

        Bahh. So could have been YOUR’s. I mean, the subway tile behind the Cheese Kit!!

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