10 UncommonGoods Gift Ideas: $25 and Under

**This post is sponsored by UncommonGoods. All opinions are mine.**

uncommongoods gift ideas

If you don’t have much cash to drop this holiday season, you can still manage to get gifts that are cool, fun and economical.

When UncommonGoods asked if I would be interested in curating a gift guide, I jumped at the chance.  As a B Corporation, UncommonGoods uses the power of business to solve social and environmental problems. They provide a great platform for artists and designers and about one-third of their entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. UncommonGoods offers unique, cool gifts for everyone, including babies and pets.

Here are ten gift ideas under $25.

I Cry Periodically Babysuit

1. I Cry Periodically Babysuit $20. I wish they offered this in adult size as a sweatshirt. I would totally wear this. The elemental certainty of the periodic table brings a playful touch to this nerdy babysuit. The designer used atomic symbols for iodine, chromium, and yttrium to spell out little ones’ go-to mode of communication. Also available in “I Nap Periodically“.

 

Disappearing Civil Liberties Mug

2. Disappearing Civil Liberty Rights Mug  $13.95. I know my 14-year-old would appreciate this mug. He’s very politically minded and would love to sip with a statement. For those who can appreciate this… Great unique gift!

 

Dog Bowl Water Bottle

3. Dog Bowl Water Bottle $15. Trying to water dogs on hikes can be messy and inconvenient. This makes it easier. No more bringing a bowl, or pouring water into your hands or trying to pour water into the dog’s mouth. Designed just for dogs, this water bottle keeps your canine companion well hydrated on the go. With just a squeeze of the bottle, the attached dish fills with water for dogs to drink.  BPA free.

 

Microwave Popcorn Popper

4. Microwave Popcorn Popper $14.99.  Who doesn’t like popcorn? Made from temperature safe borosilicate glass, the main container can be filled with whole kernel corn and then microwaved without the use of oil. The silicone lid doubles as a kernel measurer and butter melter.

 

Balloon Dog Nightlight

5. Balloon Dog Nighlight $25. How cute is this nightlight? Give his hind paw a gentle squeeze to activate an internal LED that emits an ambient glow for 30 minutes at a time, making this illuminated watchdog a bright choice for a loyal nightlight.

 

City Map Glass

6. City Map Glass $14.  In my opinion, most men are hard to shop for. These glasses feature an intricate city map that sprawls along the curves of the vessel. They are great for entertaining and will certainly invite conversation. Click here for more gift ideas for men.

 

Phone Storage Workout Bottle

7. Phone Storage Workout Bottle $14.99. This clever bottle holds your smartphone, credit cards, and cash between two water compartments. The twist-off bottom incorporates a port for headphones so you can keep listening while your phone is stowed.

 

Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags

8. Toaster Grilled Cheese Bags $9.99. These pouches let you pop a cheese sandwich into the toaster for perfect grilling—no pre-heating the pan, waiting to flip the sandwich, or laborious clean up afterward. Perfect for college kids or anyone who doesn’t want to use a frying pan.

 

Superfood Teething Toy

9. Superfood Teething Toys $17. What baby wouldn’t want to chew on these soft versions of broccoli, kale, and avocado? Each veggie-shaped toy is easy to grip and made from 100% natural latex, perfect for soothing the ache of teething.

 

State Dish Towel

10. State Dish Towel $20. Fun way to remember special places. These dish towels are pretty enough to frame.  Each towel is silk screened and then framed with a hand embroidered border on a 100% cotton dish towel.

 

New Modern Plastic Chairs

modern plastic chairs

I recently bought new chairs for our dining table.  Total cost: $79.99 for a set of four and free shipping. The same chairs are now available in white for $69.99.

diy kitchen table

The old chairs were in rough shape. They were mismatched and had been painted/ upholstered several times. Parts of the chairs broke, which made it uncomfortable to sit on. Click here to see how I built the new kitchen table top.

A few things I was looking for in new chairs:

1. Effortless cleaning:  With dogs and kids in the house, I was so over upholstered chairs.

2. Comfort: Since we don’t have a separate dining room, all our meals are served in the kitchen… even on holidays. No one wants to sit on hard, uncomfortable chairs.

3. Low back: I’m not a fan of really tall chairs, therefore, I wanted something with a lower profile.

modern plastic chairs

I looked at several different options, but pretty quickly settled on a molded plastic chair style. I have heard great things about the comfort level.

I settled on these chairs, and I love them.  They are comfortable ( given the curved shape of the seat), sturdy, and lightweight.  The manual was a little confusing, making the assembly for the first chair way too long.  However, after chair one, things moved really fast.  The molded plastic could not be easier to wipe down with kids and dogs and they have a lower backs.

Features according to Furmax:

– Ergonomic design, matte Finished plastic seat
– Black Strengthened Steel Frame, extremely sturdy and durable
– Mid Century Modern Style, prefect for home and office use
– Light weight; Home easily pre-assembly required
– Bend-resistant high quality back
– Non-toxic HQ polypropylene for easy cleaning
– Non-scratch plastic foot to protect the floor

Specifications:

Weight Limit: 275LBS
Seat Dimension:18.1″ x 16.7″ (WxD)
Seat Height: 16.5″
Overall Dimension: 18.1″ x 16.7″ x 31.9 ” (WxDxH)
Chair Weight: 7.5LB

Package Includes:

– 4 x Eames Style Chair
– Assembly Hardware
– Assembly Tool
– Assembly Manual

Currently, Amazon is out of the color black (white is still available), however, I noticed the company Furmax does weekly updates on color/price/shipping fees.

 

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Our Dog Wears Belly Wraps

This is a sponsored post powered by BrandBacker for Pet Magasin Dog Belly Wraps. #DogMaleWrap #DogDiapersdog belly band

Billy is a great dog… he’s sweet, cute, cuddly, and he’s always in the mood to play. He’s our Billy, Mr. Bill, Billster, Billy Boy, and Poochie. Although we love Billy and he’s a good friend, he can drive us crazy when he marks around the house. He also leaves a tiny amount of urine when he’s excited or scared.

We recently started using Pet Magasin washable belly wraps that wrap around Billy’s belly and prevent him from urinating on objects. When a dog is wearing the belly wrap and he marks, the belly wrap will function like a diaper and hold the urine. My hope is that since Billy doesn’t like being wet, he’ll stop marking once he learns that marking makes him uncomfortable.

The belly wrap covers his boy parts, so that if he tries to mark, he can’t leave any liquid behind. This means that he doesn’t get the satisfaction of smelling his own scent over the other dogs. These wraps are also great for incontinent dogs, untrained puppies, or dogs that urinate when excited or scared. Billy is terrified of thunder and nervous whenever we have new visitors at our house.

So far, our experience with the belly wraps has been really great. Although Billy hates wearing dog clothes, he doesn’t mind wearing the wrap. When I get home from work, the kitchen floor is free of urine. Then I remove his belly band and take him for a walk to do his business.

Pet Magasin Belly Wraps are:

  • WASHABLE
  • Useful for untrained puppies, dogs that suffer from incontinence due to excitement urination, age, or illness.
  • MORE ECONOMICAL AND ENVIRONMENTALLY RESPONSIBLE than disposable diapers.
  • Highly absorbent and with a waterproof outer layer to prevent leaks and damage to carpets, upholstered furniture, etc.
  • SOFT AND COMFORTABLE TO INCREASE ACCEPTANCE. No “crinkly” texture that causes many dogs to reject disposable diapers. Velcro closures are quick and easy to secure and won’t stick to fur.

dog belly band

Pet Magasin is a small company that specializes in quality and affordability in pet products. The Dog Belly Wraps and Dog Diapers are two of their best-selling products. Dog diapers are for both female and male dogs. The belly wraps are only for males!

dog belly band 

For more info, visit petmagasin.com.