10 Super-Unique Gifts to Find at Uncommon Goods

updated Nov 20, 2019
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You know how sometimes, the name of a retailer tells you everything you need to know? The Container Store, for example. And Bed Bath & Beyond. That’s the case for Uncommon Goods, too. A shop full of all sorts of goods that are uncommon! As in, holiday gifts that are unlikely to be found elsewhere or duplicated by wacky aunts. Its name (and product curation) makes it a great place to get some serious holiday shopping done. And so we’ve browsed the site to find 10 of the most unique gifts on Uncommon Goods.

Here are our picks for this holiday season.

1. Heat & Hold Burn-Free Bowls

We shockingly know a lot of people who say that soup is their favorite food. And we’re sure that every single one of them would get lots of use out of these bowls. They feature ceramic inserts that are dishwasher- (and, most importantly, microwave-) safe and a removable cork bottom that’ll protect hands and keep the food warm. Because soup should be eaten while curled up on the couch, and these bowls can make that possible.

Buy: Heat & Hold Burn-Free Bowls, $48 for four

2. Nachosaurus Snack and Dip Set

This snack and dip set is technically marketed toward children, but we know plenty of grown-ups who would appreciate it just as much. (There’s also a bowl that looks like a big boulder to hold guac, salsa, and other dips.) Get if for your snackiest friend.

Buy: Nachosaurus Snack and Dip Set, $15

3. Easy Spread Butter Knife

This butter knife truly is the best thing since sliced bread. It turns cold, hard butter into soft ribbons that are ready to be smeared onto toast. If you want to upgrade the gift a little, pair it with a nice European-style butter from the grocery store.

Buy: Easy Spread Butter Knife, $20

4. Measure and Store Canister

There’s so much to love about these gorgeous canisters. For starters, they’re made out of recycled wine bottles. The solid acacia wood tops double as measuring cups, and the containers all have handy pour spouts.

Buy: Measure and Store Canister, from $40

5. Wooden Wine Glasses

These wine glasses, made of black walnut, are supposed to enhance the flavors of certain wines. We can’t vouch for that but we can tell you that they’re simply stunning.

Buy: Wooden Wine Glasses, $132 for two

6. Eco-Friendly Instant Grill

For your friend who still always wants to grill — even though it’s winter. This single-use grill stays hot for an hour and is completely biodegradable. The best part: No one has to worry about running back outside to clean the grill.

Buy: Eco-Friendly Instant Grill, $15

7. Public Radio Station Tuner

When ordering this little radio, just set the pull-down menu to your brother’s favorite radio station and it ships pre-tuned just right. (Don’t worry, it can be changed should he move or find a new favorite station.) It runs for up to 30 hours on two AA batteries the jar can be swapped out for a bigger one if more bass is required.

Buy: Public Radio Station Tuner, $60

8. Kids Global Adventure Cooking Kit

So many kids are getting into cooking (and trying new foods!) these days! And these kits can show them more of the world through food. Pick a country (there are six fun options) and kids will get a kit full of key spices, hard-to-find ingredients, and recipes to make three meals.

Buy: Kids Global Adventure Cooking Kit, $25

9. Charcoal Filtered Bottle To Go

We know — water bottles seem like a dime a dozen these days. But this one has a replaceable, 100% natural coconut shell-derived charcoal filter that can purify water for thirsty, on-the-go loved ones.

Buy: Charcoal Filtered Bottle To Go, from $12

10. Chocolate Flaker

Consider this the ultimate Little Luxury. It’s definitely not needed, nor is it something most people will buy for themselves. As a gift, though? Well, it’s super nice — especially for a frequent baker or coffee drinker.

Buy: Chocolate Flaker, $30

It’s the holiday season, which means it’s time to do some gift shopping! We’re sharing our favorite picks for anyone on your list — check out all of our gift guides here!