UncommonGoodsSaturday, January 21, 2017
When it comes to Christmas and birthday gifts, I like people to tell me what they want, because if I'm left to my own devices I always, always, end up buying something for myself in the process of choosing a gift. Seriously, I need help.
It might seem a little unimaginative but it helps my bank balance no end, and I can always be sure the recipient will like what they receive.
The one person I don't need a list for is my husband, we never give each other lists. I'm happy to leave large hints in the form of a blog post, that he might happen across if he so chooses, but generally we like to surprise each another.
In a few months we'll celebrate our second wedding anniversary. I'm determined to buy him something to fit the cotton theme this year. Paper was easy last year, and I have a few ideas for cotton. Two of which come from UncommonGoods.
UncommonGoods got in touch and asked if I'd like to have a look at their website, I'm always intrigued to find new online shops and this particular one is full of unique gift ideas. It's a fab shop, and I what I really like about it is the commitment to sustainability - in all aspects of the business. From printing catalogues on 30% recycled paper or paper from FSC certified forests, to helping suppliers work in a socially, and environmentally responsible manner. They don't sell leather, fur or feathered goods either. Nothing has a negative impact on the environment, and respects all living things. It's refreshing to see these things being put before profits.
Keeping with the personalised item idea, I wondered about something else for the home, I was drawn to this tree throw. I love the pink version as we got married in the spring, but it'd be perfect for snuggling up together in the colder seasons.
I wondered if a little look at birthday gifts would throw up any interesting gift ideas for a cotton anniversary, but I got sidetracked when I saw this small bluetooth tracking device that works with an app on your phone. He's always asking me if I've seen his keys, despite having a bowl in the kitchen into which all keys are meant to be thrown when we arrive home. Clearly I still have some work to do here...