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The Perfect Gift | Crunchy, Crafty, and Highly Caffeinated

The Perfect Gift

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Not everyone is good at buying presents for people. I don’t blame them. It’s hard!

I used to be an amazing gift giver. My brother would tell me that I “won” Christmas because I had gotten everyone exactly what they wanted…even if they didn’t know that they wanted it!

I could think about birthdays and anniversaries a month in advance so I could find something and even get it personalized on occasion.

Then I had kids.

I had kids and all of that went out the window. I couldn’t spend time Christmas shopping for my parents to find the perfect gift because I had to spend that time scouring the toy aisles and clearance bins to find something that my kids would like that was affordable. Now I am lucky to remember birthdays are happening BEFORE Facebook tells me, or even remembering my own anniversary these days.

I’m trying to change that and get back to being an awesome gift giver.

How do you find that perfect gift for someone?

How do you find the perfect gift for someone when you just don’t have the time to go and shop? The answer is simple, the internet! But I don’t want you to start randomly Googling (there is a DARK internet out there), instead you should check out Uncommon Goods!

While I love a big box store, I have really been trying to help more independent artists and that is the type of products that Uncommon Goods sells.  They have unique gifts for everyone’s tastes (I dare you to not be able ti find something!) and actually treat their employees good by focusing on sustainable practices and treating people with dignity and respect. There isn’t enough of that these days.

Gifts for Guys

My dad’s birthday is coming up and I have been wanting to get him something extra special.  Here are some of the gifts that I am thinking about getting him. You can find your favorites here.

The Perfect Gift - Beer Jelly

A 4-pack of beer infused jellies! Just imagine how good that would be in a cream cheese dip or on toast.

The Perfect Gift - Self Chilling Wine GlassesA set of self-chilling stemless wine glasses. Perfect for porch drinking or a warm summer night.

The Perfect Gift - Ballpark Blueprints

My dad is a lifelong baseball lover, a print of PNC Park would be a no-brainer. (Let’s go Buccos!)

The Perfect Gift - Working Mans Hygiene Kit

I just think this hygiene kit is fun! I refuse to believe that men don’t need products too! Who doesn’t need a nice lotion or lip balm?

The Perfect Gift - Rack Pack Convertible Wine Rack

This convertible wine rack is a must! It can hold 1, 3, 6, or 12 bottle of wine. Perfect for after you load up on a winery trip!

Gifts for Gals

Of course, all work and no play makes Anne Marie a dull girl. Her are some of the amazing things that Uncommon Goods offers for the ladies! My birthday is at the end of the summer and I am already making my wishlist. Go and make yours here.


The Perfect Gift - Upcycled Sari Lounge Robe - Silk

I am a SAHM and blogger, so of course I should wrap myself in this silk robe while eating bon-bons.

The Perfect Gift - Elwood the Rainbow Unicorn Mug

Or instead of bon-bons, maybe I should have a big cup of coffee in this FANTASTIC unicorn coffee mug!

The Perfect Gift - Literary Candles

I am inherently obsessed with candles. Baker Street and A Mad Tea Party are right up my alley.

The Perfect Gift - Precious Dipped Lace Heart NecklaceEvery girl needs a little bling. (Is bling still a thing?) This dipped lace necklace is just enough.

The Perfect Gift

What is the best gift you have ever given or received? Do you make it a point to pick out something special, or do you end up going the gift card route (there is NOTHING wrong with that!)?

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    • mrsdmeeks

      There are so many fun things at UncommonGoods! I hope you find something you like!

    • mrsdmeeks

      I know!! I really think that the robe is going to have to come home to me!

  1. Becky

    My birthday is in July, you know, if you’d like to buy me something because these are AWESOME gifts. Self chilling wine glasses… Imma need to get me some of those.

  2. Jennifer | The Deliberate Mom

    I love your gift selections! So many cool choices.

    Men can be so hard to buy for. I’ve gotten to the point where I just do “experience” gifts for my dad because he seriously has everything and if he needs something, he gets it. I occasionally squeeze in the sentimental gifts too though.

    Thanks for sharing.

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