Gift Edit 2023

This Whimsical Storage Container Is Giving Serious Disney Fairy-Tale Vibes (and Major Attitude!) — Plus, It’s Perfect for Gifting

published Oct 26, 2023
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If you aren’t on the side of TikTok that’s filled with videos of people organizing every room of their homes, let me tell you that food containers are all the rage right now. I’ve seen countless videos of creators ditching the containers that their store-bought snacks come in in favor of clear bins with handwritten labels or ceramic vessels that blend right into the countertop. The effect this choice has on the space is drastic — it’s so satisfying to watch a kitchen go from chaotic to luxe and minimalist with just one small change.

Satisfying as it is, though, the minimalist look isn’t for everyone, and even though it’s a bit tougher to incorporate into your kitchen than, say, your living or bedroom, you can totally apply the trending “dopamine decor” style to the space. Colorful peel-and-stick backsplash, fridge and dishwasher covers, vibrant art on the walls — there are so many options to give your kitchen a maximalist, inner-child look, but not all changes have to be so big. Instead, you can start with this Disney-esque storage canister from Uncommon Goods.

What is the Sassy Storage Container?

Uncommon Goods is the place to go if you’re looking for items that not only have aesthetic appeal in spades, but deliver on functionality, as well. This stunning ceramic container that’ll showcase your personality on your countertop checks both boxes. Fairy tale lover or not — though it’s totally giving Beauty and the Beast vibes — this piece is endearingly whimsical without being too overwhelming. It’ll have your guests doing a double take — and then asking immediately where you got it.

Credit: Uncommon Goods

And even though it has tons of attitude with its curved construction, it can still hold quite a bit given its 8-by-7-inch size, and you can use its arm-shaped handles to get a better grip on it for transport. Lift up its hat-shaped lid, and you can place dry goods like coffee, snacks, or tea inside. This ingenious design came from the mind of Ohio-based ceramicist Michelle Wittensoldner, who builds each one of them by hand. So the one you receive will be unique to you!

This playful container will help you organize your kitchen and it’ll make it loads more fun. Whether you’re shopping for yourself or someone else — it will be the most memorable gift they receive, without a doubt — life’s way too short not to choose decor that speaks to your inner child.

Buy: Sassy Storage Container, $58