Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Stuff Your Stocking with Environmentally Friendly Gifts & a Giveaway

This post is brought to you by Uncommon Goods. All opinions are my own.

Christmas is only a few weeks away and there seems to be a mad rush for those perfect, unique, last-minute gifts for everyone on your list.   I was recently contacted by Uncommon Goods to select an early Christmas present for the boys and I was immediately taken by their company policy and their products.  Uncommon Goods is a privately-owned business that features unique designs and and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment without harm to people or animals.  They strive to support artists and designers with half of their products being handmade, and one-third containing recycled or upcycled materials.  Not only that, but Uncommon Goods donates $1 for every item purchased to the charity of your choice as part of their Better to Give program.  They offer products for everyone on your list including this DIY Pick Puncher found here for the music lover in your life or this Kinetic Sand found here, perfect for the young child in your life.

My boys instantly fell in love with the Aquafarm.  This combination garden and fish bowl is the perfect example of a symbiotic relationship.  The plants filter the water for the fish and the fish provides a nutrient-rich environment for the plants.  The 3-gallon tank is smaller than our other fish tank and makes it perfect for our son's bedroom.

The kit comes with everything you need for your tank including a coupon for your fish, fish food, and seeds for your organic gardening.  We decided to grow some basil and wheat grass.  I love how this system provides ample opportunities for my son to care for things and develop responsibility.  It is his job to both care for the fish and make sure that the plants are rotated to encourage root growth.  He can't wait for the seeds to sprout in about two weeks.

Uncommon Goods wants you to have an "Uncommonly Good" holiday as well, so they are offering one lucky reader a $50 gift card.  To enter, use the Rafflecopter form below.  Happy Shopping!!

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  1. I like the red heritage hoodie with black embroidery.

  2. I like the heritage hoodie in orange. My little guy doesn't have any orange clothes, but it's a color I really like.

  3. I love the Heritage Hoodie in Blue.

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  4. Oh I really love the Pallina Dropping Ball Game! Carter and I would have fun playing it!

  5. I like the Watering Globe and Plant Nanny Stake from Uncommon Goods!

  6. I like the reclaimed Teak Ducks from Uncommon Goods and the heritage hoodie in grey.

  7. that aqua farm is amazing!!! :)