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Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Father's Day Gift Guide {with UncommonGoods}

Father's Day is right around the corner. June 21st will be here before you know it. I don't know about you, but I struggle every year with buying something fun and unique for my husband, you know, because he's Dad to our rowdy bunch! I struggle right up until the last minute, and then he gets nothing, except a handmade card and a great big hug! Ha! This year, I am armed with a website that is chock full of amazing gift ideas for him! Whoever the special man is in your family...he doesn't have to be your dad, he can be your husband, your brother, your friend, UncommonGoods has lots of great gift ideas!

I've found a few fun gift ideas from UncommonGoods for dads, and I want to share them all with you!

America Map
/1/ Places in America Map - This interactive artwork by Oliver Jeffers offers a unique way for you to map your travels around the United States. The image is a print of a rustic map that Jeffers painted and lettered, in shades of blue and turquoise, onto a background of reclaimed wood. It's printed onto high quality paper and is signed by the artist. For a unique, "library chic" appeal, the artwork comes with sturdy binder clips for hanging. Also included is a tin of 102 round-headed pins--100 orange pins, a red one for your home location, and a blue one to mark your next adventure, your birthplace, the location of a loved one, or whatever you desire. Made in Brooklyn, NY.

Uncommon Goods EyeGlass Holder
/2/ Eye Glasses Holder - I love the story that goes along with this fun gift piece! A group of craftsmen in India is trying to help you find your glasses. This hand-carved wooden statuette is perfect for holding your glasses when you're not using them. No more searching around blindly, or trying to remember where you last put them down.
And this friendly face also has a story to tell: it was created by HSSS, a non-profit in India that helps underprivileged artisans, who suffer hardships with physical handicaps, illiteracy, extreme poverty, or being in lower castes, find markets for their wood products.
Handmade of sustainable sheesham wood, native to the Indian subcontinent, bought under supervision and quota from the government of India (which sells the wood of dead trees).
Home Beer Brewing Kit
/3/ West Coast Style IPA Beer Brewing Kit - Home brewing has become a pretty popular craft among men. I'm willing to bet the man in your life would love to brew his own hops! Isn't it time you made the leap from beer drinker to beer brewer? Get off the sidelines and turn your kitchen into a craft brewery where you're the brew master and your friends and family are the master taste testers! Makes one gallon, or ten 12 oz bottles. 

Mens Cork Watch
/4/ Men's Cork WatchI personally have the Cork Watch for women from UncommonGoods, and I LOVE it! I'm wearing it right now. It's hip and fresh and not everyone has one like it. Dare to be different! You might think of a tree as nature's timepiece. They don't rush through the day like humans do, trying to account for each minute. And yet the passing of time becomes a part of them, kept locked away in the rings at their core. 

Feel some of that chronological transcendence for yourself with this elegant watch. Its band is made from all-natural cork, derived from the sustainably harvested bark of the Cork Oak. Cork is durable, flexible, and naturally water resistant. It's paired with a casing made from biodegradable corn resin, and a mercury-free battery. Pair that green pedigree with its stylish looks, and you have a watch that is both timely and timeless.

USB Typewriter
/5/ USB TypewriterThink back, do you remember the last time you used a typewriter? Do you recall the resonant click clack of the keys as you plugged in every letter, eventually forming words, sentences, paragraphs, even whole manuscripts? What about the delight you felt sliding the carriage back into place with a zip and ring whenever it was time to start a new line of copy? Even a tech fanatic can admit that there was something uniquely exciting about using a typewriter that you just can't replicate typing into a smartphone, an iPad or a computer. 
The thrill of using a typewriter may be passing from memory, but Jack Zylkin's groundbreaking innovation brings this mechanical marvel out of retirement and offers a nod to its influence on the development of modern automation. For ardent admirers of the look, feel, and robust quality of an old-fashioned manual typewriter, the USB TypewriterTM allows you to use this once obsolete tool as a keyboard that plugs into any USB-capable device, such as your PC, Mac, or even your iPad! Plus, this new-and-improved gadget features all the advanced functions of a modern keyboard, such as ctrl, alt, esc, and arrow keys, so your typewriter is ready to keep up with your twenty-first century demands.

These are only a handful of the fun and unique gifts that are available at There are hundreds of other gifts that will be perfect for the dad in your life. Hundreds. You'll find great gifts for more than just dad. There's something for EVERYONE!! Mom, sister, best friend, kids, anyone you are looking to buy a gift for. You know that person that has everything? You'll FOR SURE find something for them at Uncommon Goods!

uncommon goods cork watch on jonahbonah
{This is my watch. I wear it everyday.}

Disclaimer: I received compensation for this post. All opinions are my own!

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