Uncommon Goods Review and Giveaway

Where do you go when you are looking for a unique gift for that unique person?

Eco-friendly gifts, housewarming gifts, birthday gifts, baby showers, home decor, handmade crafts, unique jewelry, recycled goods… Uncommon Goods. Unique and affordable, Uncommon Goods is committed to finding the best handmade, eco-friendly, and just plain cool products. They also have a Better to Give Program donating a portion of each order to your choice of non-profit organizations: Women for Women International, American Forests, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN).

Uncommon Goods Review

I recently got to try a couple of products of my choice from Uncommon Goods. I have to tell you that was one hard decision. I wanted something I would really use. I wanted something that I could really enjoy and would be interesting to the kids. I wanted something useful that would last. I wanted something made in the USA and eco-friendly. Asking too much? Not from Uncommon Goods!

These Micro-Green Kits are fantastic! You can grow your own tiny farm right on your windowsill. Perfect for new gardeners who want to start small, anyone who wants fresh micro-greens at the ready for any time, and for kids to have a hand in growing something yummy. Delicious in green smoothies!

Each kit comes in a recycled steel box with a soilless growing medium, two full crops of seeds, a bamboo lid, and directions. The sprouts are USDA-certified organic. I chose the Veggie Micro-Green Kit which has organic red acre cabbage, organic mini-carrot, organic tom thumb pea seeds. The Spice Micro-Green Kit has organic japanese mibuna mustard, daikon radish, shungiku chrysanthemum seeds.

Now this choice was a sacrifice for the greater good. I am not a fan of mushrooms, but many people in my house are and I thought this would be a really fun experiment and they are really healthy. This Mushroom Kit can grow up to 1.5 lbs of pearl oyster mushrooms with just a spray of mist twice a day. I envisioned lots of pizza and dressed-up salads in our future, but I really had no idea how versatile these little mushrooms could be.

Everything is included to grow your own mushrooms: the mister, instructions and the box, plus safe and sustainable soil composed of 100% recycled coffee grounds. Using the recycled coffee grounds and growing your own means that you are not contributing to destruction of hardwood forests too. Commercially these mushrooms are grown on unsustainably harvested wood chips. Global good, good for you, and delicious!

More Eco-friendly Products at Uncommon Goods

There are hundreds of products and lots of categories at Uncommon Goods to help you choose the best gift (whether that is for yourself or for someone else) and truth be told you can almost certainly find something fantastic in every section.

This DIY Lip Balm Kit will look familiar to you I am sure. Not only is this kit “uncommon goods,” and a fabulous gift, but each purchase does real social good. That is the kind of unique gift that makes a positive difference in the world. I know I love mine!


This Ladybug Castle is absolutely adorable. Ladybugs are a gardener’s best friend and with this castle, you can provide a safe haven for them to lay eggs and go through metamorphosis through the cold months and they will return the favor by eating aphids by the thousands. My husband grows hops and besides helping our flowers and veggies, ladybugs are a lifesaver for the hops. Three cheers for ladybugs and homemade beer!

I have Raynaud’s disease and this type of handwarmer is a must-have when the weather turns, but anyone who loves to make a bold, eco-friendly statement while keeping warm, these Upcycled Knit Handwarmers are for you. Made from recycled sweaters and retired yarn, you get to keep your hands warm, fingers free, and carbon footprint low.

Uncommon Goods Giveaway

Uncommon Goods is generously giving a $50 gift certificate to one reader of Almost All The Truth! The most difficult part will be to decide what to get with the gift certificate, but I am sure you will be able to manage!


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I was sent the above-mentioned products for my review. There may be some affiliate links in this post and the pennies I may earn help to support the maintenance and research for this blog. My opinions are my own as they can never be bought.

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Uncommon Goods Review and Giveaway — 97 Comments

  1. I want to win because they have such interesting, unique things. I can think of so many gifts I could give away or get for myself!

  2. love all the things for kids, especially the dinnerware that looks like a construction site with movers
    debbie jackson
    djackson1958 at hotmail dot com

  3. OMG! I love uncommon goods soooo much. If I won I promise to spend it on family members and not myself (really, my fingers aren’t crossed you’re imagining things). ;)

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