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    Updated on Jul 24, 2020. Posted on Jul 14, 2020

    Just 22 Things From Uncommon Goods That Make Excellent Gifts

    From a storm cloud that actually predicts rain to a bubble tea kit, there is absolutely no way they won't love these gifts.

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    1. A birth month flower kit so they can literally grow their birth flower, because they are a flower themselves of course. Perfect for some-bud-y who enjoys things like birthstones, astrology, and even just flowers, this kit comes with the seeds, a glass bottle in which the flowers will grow, and instructions.

    the kit with three grown flowers
    Uncommon Goods

    What's included: Your chosen birth flower's seeds, a glass bottle, a soil-less growing medium, instructions, and info about what your flower symbolizes are all included. Once the flower has grown, you can wash the bottle and use it as a vase! It has a cork lid that doubles as a coaster.

    Promising review: "There is absolutely no downside for anyone. I can't think of anyone who would not like it. It would be appreciated by any recipient. Most people would enjoy the simple do-it-yourself aspect of planting flowers and the beauty of watching your flower grow. Additional bonus that it adds color to one's space." —Libra

    Price: $34 (available in 12 styles)

    2. A bubble tea kit for all bubble tea lovers who A. miss their daily dose of boba, B. don't live near a boba shop, and C. have wanted to make it at home themselves. Now you can give them that chance!

    the kit with two glasses of bubble tea made
    Uncommon Goods

    What's included: The boba (tapioca pearls), two flavors of tea — classic black and rooibos chai — and two reusable stainless steel straws.

    Promising review: "My son used to get bubble tea on special occasions. Now he can make whenever he wants. Better yet, he can make it for me. This kit is wonderful and has shown my son how to make one of his favorite treats!" —Fab4

    Price: $38

    3. An adorable little storm cloud that'll predict the weather so they'll always know when it's about to rain! This contains special liquid that crystalizes in different patterns as the air pressure changes. A descendant of the "storm glass," this works the same way, and will look oh so lovely on their desk or windowsill!

    the storm cloud
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I have worked as a special education instructional assistant for 21 years, and have always enjoyed the weather unit. It is fascinating that I can know the weather forecast from this attractive, interesting 'cloud' on my mantle. I think I will even take it it school to show the students how it works. Thanks!" —Jaye

    Price: $25

    4. A delectable and delightful set of planet lollipops the space or science nerd in your life will just be over the moon for! These are true (and edible) works of art, made with a stunning 2D image contained in ten different lollipops, each with its own flavor so you get a taste of the solar system! Mercury is caramel, Earth is cotton candy (an interesting flavor choice to me tbh), Neptune is raspberry, and more.

    the ten lollipops
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I bought these for my space-loving, almost-30-year-old daughter for Christmas, and she loved them! She loved the detail and how smooth and delicious they were. Quite an uncommon gift and quite a hit!" —Suz

    Price: $30 (comes in a set of 10 lollipops)

    5. A smartphone-vase hybrid that holds flowers like an old-fashioned vase but also holds their smartphone or Kindle or tablet because we're in 2020 now. They can charge their device while it rests on this too, and the glazed stoneware finish means it looks nice and sleek on their bedside table. A truly modern win.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I use it at my desk as I write during the day to receive messages on my phone without having to log into anything else. It's great! At the end of my day, I take it to my bedside for overnight to make sure I don't miss any calls. I also put some fake flowers in it to brighten my day and try to feel positive. It's very sturdy and easy to use." —Nance

    Price: $32 (available in two colors)

    6. A mason jar indoor herb garden if they've ever dreamt of growing their own herbs but lack time, a green thumb or, well, an actual garden. These planters use a passive hydroponic system, meaning they don't have to worry about whether the soil has the right amount of water. Growing becomes easy, and soon, they'll have their own cilantro to garnish their food.

    the mason jar planters with different herbs
    Uncommon Goods

    Plant the seeds of your choice, put water in the reservoir, place the jar in a sunny spot, and that's it! The self-watering jar options include all organic geneovese basil, cilantro, mint, Greek oregano, flat leaf parsley and sage. This is designed for year-round indoor use. The plant food doesn't expire! You can also find instructions and tips here.

    Promising review: "This was a Mother's Day gift and Mom absolutely LOVES it! She was excited to plant the seeds even before she realized it is hydroponic. Now she's absolutely thrilled with this basil planter jar. I also gave her the parsley jar, which she loves just as much." —Kim

    Price: $20 (available in six herbs)

    7. A mystical and ethereal deep sea sand art sculpture that actually forms natural landscapes with the sand — just give the glass ring a turn and the sand delicately shifts from dark, light, and glittery into mountains, rain, smoky clouds, oceans, and more. This'll both mesmerize and calm them!

    the sand sculpture in motion
    Uncommon Goods

    Don't use this in direct sunlight and turn the picture at least once every month. According to reviewers, it also comes with a syringe to speed up or slow down the movement of the sand! How cool is that?

    Promising review: "My friend came to visit and started doing designs with the sand and loved it...so this was the perfect gift for her. She sends me pictures almost daily of the designs she does and they are awesome. She said it is the best therapy during these pandemic times and staying at home more than usual." —Tammy

    Price: $95

    8. An owl eyeglasses holder for the one who's saying "Where'd my glasses go?" a hundred times a day. This adorable buddy will wear their glasses for them and keep it nice and safe owl day if it has to until they need to reach for them.

    the wooden holder
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Dad said it is awesome in looks, design, quality, and materials. He likes that it is practical and holds his glasses and phone without tipping over. He considers himself picky, but says he gives this little guy a 10!" —Uncommon Goods Reviewer

    Price: $24

    9. A pair of amazing long-distance friendship/love lamps so when you tap one to turn it on, its corresponding partner will light up no matter where it is — it could be in a whole other country! It's a lovely way to let your loved one know you're missing them, and great for people who live far from family or are in a long-distance relationship.

    Uncommon Goods

    Each person has to set up their lamp with Wi-Fi. It has a rainbow of colors so you can even assign each loved one a color so when they tap their lamp, yours lights up with their shade and you'll know exactly who tapped it.

    The lamps have a default timer to fade in 1.5 hours but you can set it to fade in 1/2 hour, 1.5 hours, 8 hours or 24 hours. You can also learn how to set up the lamp here.

    Promising review: "My parents are gone and my brother and I are far apart. This lamp lets him know that I'm thinking about him and lets me know that my kid brother can still mess with me (I make the lamp pink and come back into the room to find it's turned blue)." —Teresa

    Price: $85+ (available in two quantities).

    10. A heart-shaped wooden serving spoon to show all your love to the cook or baker in your life! Whether they're stirring, scooping, or mixing, they'll think of you when reaching for this.

    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "My daughter likes to bake cookies. A LOT. But she prefers to mix things the way I did when I was young: using a bowl and a wooden spoon. Your spoon is perfect for hand-mixing. Comfortable to hold and sturdy." —Manature

    Price: $20

    11. A cup of birthday tea if they're a tea lover and it's their birthday (of if they just love surprises)! Choose between two flavors: a black tea that has pretty sprinkles floating on top and a fruit tea that has popping candy bits that burst on their tongue to take their tea-and-cake experience to a whole new level. So yummy!

    the birthday tea in its colorful canisters
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "I wanted to make one of my best friends in life feel special on his birthday. One of his favorite things is trying new teas. So, what could be better than a birthday celebration tea? The tea arriving in the mail surprised him; that's the first mark for the win column. The packaging is beautiful! Which makes it nice for a present. He said that it was one of the most delicious teas he has tried. All around a very lovely present, tea, and birthday." —Jess

    Price: $17 (available in two flavors)

    12. A set of jumbo yard dice because picnics, beach trips, and even just backyard activities don't have to be boring — make them larger than life with this huge set and get the whole house involved.

    the 3.5-inch yard cubes
    Uncommon Goods

    Each set comes in a drawstring bag and includes the rules for four different dice games!

    Promising review: "What a fun way to spend time with family! This is a fun game. The dice are nice to look at, and they are of good quality. It is a game that requires standing up and moving around, so it gets everyone off the couch!" —April

    Price: $50

    13. A pretty and functional gemstone facial roller so your fave skincare enthusiast can give themselves facial massages, luxuriously slather on their serums, and reduce puffiness and increase blood circulation too. For crystal lovers, the rollers are made from stones that'll feel good to use.

    the three facial rollers in different gemstones
    Uncommon Goods

    These come in jade, which symbolizes harmony, and amethyst, which symbolizes positivity. Hot tip: Stick these in the freezer some time before using them and they'll feel even better on your skin while also helping to soothe and reduce puffiness!

    Promising review: "This was special because it's not something she would buy for herself. She is super excited about using it, and...my dad actually enjoyed it, too! Sat in his chair rollin' his face and said it feels great! : ) —Amiecam

    Price: $34 (available in two gemstones)

    14. A trio of mimosa sugar cubes to spice up the cocktail lover's afternoon! Drop one into a glass of champagne and watch as it instantly turns into a mimosa or bellini cocktail, complete with bubbles, color, and fruit pieces — it's like magic! They'll think you're a genius.

    the mimosa sugar cubes along with a glass of mimosa
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "These cubes will undoubtedly fizz a way into my cart again! This was a lovely gift for my mimosa-loving friend. It was both something I knew she would really enjoy using, but also made for an interesting and unexpected gift. I liked that I could theme her birthday around mimosas and went as far as pairing the cubes with orange-flavored cookies, a silly mimosa card, and of course a gorgeous bottle of prosecco. We spent the evening sipping on mimosas and when we ran through the prosecco moved onto a bottle of moscato. Having gone through both bottles we only used two cubes a piece. They were perfect!" —Katie

    Price: $30 (available in two flavors)

    15. A movies scratch-off poster with 100 iconic movies ranging from Casablanca to Jaws as a sort of bucket list for the film buff. There's a little surprise image behind each scratch-off square, and you can join in on the fun and prepare for your movie night!

    the poster
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "As a recent grad, I am always looking for fun and affordable gifts for the people in my life. This product was no exception for the movie buff that is my best friend. For his birthday, I was stuck on a gift to get, and then I found this gorgeous poster. He was so excited to start the adventure of scratching off movies that I got pulled along with him. See you in three years when we finish all 100!" —Alli

    Price: $15

    16. These pretty terrarium candles for the candle lover or/and succulent lover — with this, they can have both. The cactus and poppy soy wax candles are lovingly detailed and smell like joy!

    the two candles
    Uncommon Goods

    Price: $25 (available in cactus and poppy and two scents)

    17. A bourbon-infused coffee that'll give the coffee lover an unusual surprise. Now they can have a one-of-a-kind evening by having both at the same time! The 100% Arabica beans have just a touch of Kentucky's signature spirit for a unique flavor and experience.

    the bag of coffee
    Uncommon Goods

    This is caffeinated, but contains no alcohol.

    Promising review: "My father is very difficult to buy for BUT this coffee is just the right thing to make him happy. I have always enjoyed the smile on his face, and this coffee garnered a smile. So this gift was perfect for not only him but me as well (I got the smile I so love)." —Heather

    Price: $20

    18. A personalized family print to represent their family in a cute and thoughtful way and always make them smile. You can customize everything from skin tones and hair to clothing color so it truly will be their fam.

    a print of a family of four and a pet
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Unique and will be neat to have as the years pass. The quality of the framework is very good as well. We mounted this at our front door and I smile everyday I see it." —Brandon

    Price: $75+ (available in two frame options and up to 12 figures)

    19. A gourmet oil-dipping spice kit so they can dip into herbs and spices that let them explore five different cuisines, from Italy to Morocco. Perfect for the foodie or the one who wants to expand their palate!

    the spice kit
    Uncommon Goods

    The spices include minced garlic, basil, marjoram, air-dried tomatoes, savory, rosemary, sea salt, za'atar (thyme, sea salt, sumac), garlic powder, thyme, oregano, chili pepper flakes, herbs de provence, smoked paprika, and sesame seeds.

    Promising review: "Sent this as a birthday gift to my family members who are foodies. It was a perfect gift especially now when they are cooking at home everyday. They love it." —Cynthia

    Price: $39

    20. A sweet "What I Love About You" fill-in-the-blanks book that'll let you get up close and personal with cute and simple prompts. Be funny or be sappy — whatever you do, they'll love reading through this and it'll become a treasured keepsake for sure.

    the open book with a prompt that says, "I never get tired of your" and then a blank to write your answer
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Wanted to get my sister something that wasn't materialistic and found this and it was perfect. She still mentions how she opens it to re-read it and has shared it with friends. Best gift she has ever gotten according to what she has told me. Wish there were more options like this!" —Heather

    Price: $10

    21. A vintage-style framed botanical art print to help them show off the bird and flower of their home state! The detailed representation and personalization is something art lovers will def appreciate.

    Two of the art prints
    Uncommon Goods

    Promising review: "Beautiful, meaningful wall art at a perfect price point. I ordered one for my sister's new home in her state flower/bird, and also one for myself! I ordered the black frames. The Wisconsin print is high quality, the design has depth and interest, works well in my transitional home. It is framed well, with a sealed and papered back, a metal claw hanger and felt pads (just like a professional framer would do). It looks terrific in my foyer. My sister loves hers!" —Maggie

    Price: $80 (available in 51 styles and with/without a frame)

    22. A personalized handwritten letter blanket that's 10 steps up from a regular letter (and 1,000 steps above an email) — the kind of old-fashioned gift any sentimental person would appreciate! Your letter will be woven into this cozy loose leaf paper-style blanket in a cursive font. This will not only warm their body but it'll also warm their heart!

    the blanket with a letter woven into it
    Uncommon Goods

    The blanket is 100% cotton.

    Price: $160

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