Lounging

FAIIINT UncommonGoods lounging around in bed with Sole Sox anatomy socks, The Rise & Fall Sleeping Fox Pillow, Kobo plant the packaging siam poppy candle, Totoro plush & books.FAIIINT UncommonGoods Sole Sox anatomy socks, bones, muscles, Kobo plant the packaging Siam Poppy soy candle

After our one day of sunshine this week it’s back to miserable weather again! Luckily I have nowhere to be today, so I’m spending the day lounging around, curled up indoors with Nico, our cuddly little friends and a few good books. I’m hoping to finally catch up on some blog reading too.

UncommonGoods kindly sent over a few things a couple of weeks ago that are just made for lazy days like this. Nico has fallen in love with the adorable sleeping fox pillow & he’s pretty much decided it’s his pillow now, how could I take it off him when they both look so cute in their identical sleeping positions though? My personal favourite thing is definitely the candle, not only does it smell wonderful, but the real treat is that the packaging is infused with seeds! Once you’ve finished with the box, soak it with water, bury it beneath a layer of soil & a few weeks later a patch of poppies will grow! I love the idea behind this type of recycling, it’s such a unique and brilliant concept, turning waste into something beautiful. Though they mostly sell homewear & quirky gifts, they also have a small selection of accessories like these awesome anatomy socks (how could I resist?!) & I have my eye on some of their beautiful rings & other jewelry too.

Based in Brooklyn, UncommonGoods strive to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. A dollar from every purchase is donated to the charity of your choice & they also own a variety of non-profit organizations helping to deal with issues from sexual violence to protecting & restoring forests worldwide, which are supported through this initiative, so you get to feel good about giving a little back whilst you shop.

If you’re looking for unique gifts for friends & family I couldn’t recommend them more. There are so many quirky items that would make for really unique presents, whether you need a gift for a special couple for weddings or anniversaries, personalised things for little ones for friends expecting babies, or just a little treat for yourself.

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23 Comments

  1. Posted 21.02.2014 at 4:49 pm | Permalink

    THESE SOCKS!!! I love them! And if I had Nico I think I would stay in and cuddle with him all the time lol

    <3
    heather
    fashionistanygirl.com

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:16 pm | Permalink

      Hahah! It’s a daily struggle not to just sit at home cuddling him! ;)

  2. Posted 21.02.2014 at 4:55 pm | Permalink

    i love those socks!
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

  3. Posted 21.02.2014 at 5:18 pm | Permalink

    That packaging is amazing! Such a brilliant way of recycling! I love those socks and that pillow is just adorable. What is it with animals and stealing pillows? My cat thinks every cushion is his!

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:17 pm | Permalink

      Tell me about it! They’re lucky they are so cute & can get away with it! ;)

  4. Posted 21.02.2014 at 10:39 pm | Permalink

    I love the socks, they’re very you! Haha Freddy is always stealing new pillows and blankies. I love that the company donates to charities too xxx

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:19 pm | Permalink

      Totally agree, I think more companies should do the same, it’s such a small amount to them per order, but it all adds up for those charities!

  5. Posted 22.02.2014 at 1:31 pm | Permalink

    Those socks are to die for!!

  6. Posted 22.02.2014 at 5:23 pm | Permalink

    Totorooooooooooo! <3

  7. Posted 22.02.2014 at 7:59 pm | Permalink

    First of all I a, really loving the feeling in the first picture- as I am a busy working bee + full time student, I wish I had more time to lounge around in my sofa with a great book to read ( I miss reading books so much) and of course a nicely scented candle is a must! :)
    I really like the items you received from Uncommon goods- that fox pillow is the cutest & I really love the idea behind the candle as well- so thoughtful! Would be a perfect gift!

    http://www.callmemaddie.com

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:21 pm | Permalink

      I know exactly how you feel, when I was at uni I missed reading & having days to relax sooo much, so I really appreciate when I get the time to do these things now :) I agree, I have a few people in mind who would love those candles as a gift!

  8. Posted 22.02.2014 at 11:14 pm | Permalink

    I actually have a few things bookmarked from Uncommon Goods, they have pretty neat things in the shop! LOVE your socks, the suit you to a tee!

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:23 pm | Permalink

      They have soo many great things! I’ve bookmarked loads of stuff with other people in mind for birthdays .etc too, lots of unique things.

  9. Posted 23.02.2014 at 3:44 pm | Permalink

    Those socks are amazing. Love it. I’m considering buying the black pair. Uncommongoods is a great website. I’ve just spent a good amount of time browsing. :)

  10. Posted 23.02.2014 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    Those socks are perfect for you and that candle sounds amazing, I love the fact that you can plant it afterwards!

    Maria xxx

  11. Jenny
    Posted 23.02.2014 at 11:23 pm | Permalink

    I actually checkout the website a few days back when I had a look at your post but never left a comment oops! :( I was distracted by all the lovely items on the UncommonGoods website such a nice variety of things to pick from and they are all handmade which makes it really nice as a gift for someone or a treat for yourself ;) I really like the socks and fox pillow not to forget the poppy seed candle I love the whole concept behind it as it makes a great alternative to storing it by placing it in the garden :’) very nice! I am eager to get a few pieces from the website and love the unique vase designs!! xx

    http://www.krystelcouture.com

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:25 pm | Permalink

      They have so much beautiful homewear, unfortunately the more breakable things can’t be shipped to the UK :( I had my eye on the hidden animal tea cups, but they were too delicate to send! I love that it’s all handmade too! :)

  12. Posted 24.02.2014 at 7:03 pm | Permalink

    Eeep, those socks are amazing and I love that cushion. Sooo cute!

  13. Posted 24.02.2014 at 11:13 pm | Permalink

    those socks are the absolute cutest! they need to be available in black too ;)

    • Posted 25.02.2014 at 9:26 pm | Permalink

      I know! Haha! They do have a black version, but I didn’t think the print was as interesting as this one!

  14. Posted 27.02.2014 at 10:29 am | Permalink

    How cool are these socks!

  15. Posted 12.03.2014 at 1:56 pm | Permalink

    looove those socks!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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