Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your List + Giveaway!

December 2, 2014·

Every year when the holiday season comes around, there are those few people on my list that I am left scratching my head as to what in the what I am going to get them! You know exactly who I’m talking about… the person who either has everything, is super picky, or is just really hard to buy for! *cough cough* myhusband *cough cough* So, I’m ALWAYS looking for places to find unique Christmas gift ideas, gift ideas that are a little “wacky,” fun stocking stuffers, or gift ideas that are just really fun and different.

A few years ago I discovered Uncommon Goods and, literally, EVERY YEAR I come back to that site to buy gifts for the friends and family members on my list who are so tough to buy for.

What makes Uncommon Goods even MORE cool though (outside of the fact that they have a SERIOUSLY amazing selection of gifts for ANYONE on your list), is that they work so hard to feature really unique designs and handcrafted gifts that are environmentally friendly and were made or produced without ANY harm to animals or people. HALF of what they sell is made totally by hand and is ethically sourced… and most comes from right here in the USA! Also, about one-third of their collection incorporates upcycled and / or recycled materials. So they work hard to take care of their suppliers, but they also work hard to take care of their own. I learned that their LOWEST paid seasonal works starts at 50% ABOVE the minimum wage. Also, they take care of the community around them… for EVERY purchase you make, they donate $1 to the non-profit of your choice… and to date they’ve donated over $300,000 to charities around the world. So cool. I love that!

I got to personally check out a couple gifts this year… one for “her” and one for “the kids” (aka: I’m totally giving it to Lilly! I LOVE IT!)


This Upcycled Indonesian Batik Bag is absolutely gorgeous. The detailing in it is stunning and it’s HUGE. It could seriously fit, like, EVERYTHING in this bag. It’s the perfect gift for that quirky lady on your list who loves unique, handmade items… but also has A LOT of stuff to carry around. It could also be used as a shopping bag!



And these Nursery Rhyme Blocks are the cutest thing ever. They have nursery rhymes on each one and I was totally singing them along in my head when I was looking at them for the first time. They’re such a sweet gift, but also a perfect alternative to traditional alphabet blocks.

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And here are a few more really fun and unique gift ideas from Uncommon Goods for the man, woman, or kiddo on your list:

Gifts for Her (Under $30!)

Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your List from Uncommon Goods (1)

Owl Bowls | Wine Pairings Towel Set | What I Love About You (By Me) Book | Sari Makeup Bag


Gifts for Him (Under $30!)

Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your List from Uncommon Goods (2)

Ticket Stub Diary | Dad’s Playbook | Soup and Sandwich Platter | Golf Grilling Set


Gifts for the Kids (Under $31!)

Gift Ideas for the Hard-to-Buy-For Person on Your List from Uncommon Goods (3)

Make Your Own Mask Kit | Vegetable Garden Teethers | lowercase alphabet blocks | Make Your Own Snow Globe

How cute are all of those? And so many unique ideas! I love how there’s really no two gifts that are alike and everything is really fun and different.

Which ones are your favorite? Which gifts would you like?

The awesome folks over at Uncommon Goods have offered to give away a $75 gift card to Uncommon Goods to one of my readers! How awesome is that? Just in time for the last minute shopping during the holidays! Use the Rafflecopter tool below to enter! (You do NOT need to have Facebook to enter!) Good luck! 🙂
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*Thanks to the cool people at Uncommon Goods for collaborating with me on this post! As always, I only share things that I really love… I have been a fan of Uncommon Goods for YEARS and so I was pumped to work with them on this gift guide! 🙂 Thanks for supporting the businesses that help support me and my family!