I have partnered with UncommonGoods for this post. All expressed opinions are 100% my own. Full disclosure.
Several years ago I received an UncommonGoods catalog in the mail and loved the quirky, creative and different offerings they had. I had never seen anything like it at the time. Even though this was probably more than 15 years ago, they are still an awesome source for creative gifts for family and friends. I especially love their gifts for babies and children, which is where you can find all of the gifts featured here.
This year, I want to get back to a simpler idea of gift giving: handmade, thoughtful, creative. And especially for my children, find gifts that spark their imagination. I also love giving gifts that not everyone else will have and buying from companies that support independent artists, as opposed to one stop shopping at a big box store.
Both of my older children are very creative and have wild imaginations. I love that. It makes me so happy to see their creative ideas whether it be drawing out a story that popped into their heads, playing in a rock band making up their own songs, pretending to fly with Martians through outer space, or making tiny little dwellings and clothing for fairies. Our house is chock full of creativity, so this Christmas, I want only to add gifts that inspire and ignite that passion in them even further.
UncommonGoods has something for everyone…even those hard to please teenagers. I’m glad mine are still little and I don’t have to cross that bridge yet. Although, they do tell me everyday how much older and taller they are getting…sniff sniff. So true. But they are still only five and six so I am gonna soak up every second I have this holiday season. And it’s technically Baby Violet’s second Christmas but she was only a month old last year. With her turning one next week, it is sure to be full of wonder and awe for her!
So, how about you? Have you started holiday shopping yet? I am determined to not wait too long this year and have it become a sense of anxiety and pressure. I want to be free to enjoy the season with family…especially my husband and little ones free from the stress and full of the love and spirit of giving.