Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Uncommon Goods Review and Giveaway: $50 ARV {6.9, US}

Uncommon Goods combines high quality products, creativity, environmental responsibility & sustainability, ethical employment practices, and philanthropy into a unique and affordable online marketplace. I jumped at the chance to offer a $50 Gift Certificate Giveaway and to choose products to review, as I'm always thrilled to work with brands whose values are consistent with my own, especially when those brands offer an impressive selection of handmade, organic, and recycled products!

Uncommon Goods seeks to offer products that do not harm people, animals, or the environment. Their catalogs are printed on either recycled paper, or paper harvested in a sustainable manner from Forest Stewardship Council certified forests. For over 10 years, customers have been able to select from four reputable charities for Uncommon Goods to donate $1 to on their behalf as part of the check out process. A reading of their Mission Statement demonstrates just how uncommonly good they really are! 

The items I selected for review were the Fresh Organic Fruit Basket {ARV $30} and the Peek O Fabric Activity Box {ARV $20}.

The Fresh Organic Fruit Basket, while intended for my 4 month old, has been just as much of a hit with my 3.5 year old. She loves "feeding" him his fruit, and he loves "eating" (aka teething on) it! Since the little watermelon, banana, and bunch of grapes are made of organic cotton and dyed with safe dyes, I don't have to worry about the amount of time they spend in my little one's mouth. That's a relief, since he finds the firm but soft construction very soothing on his sore gums. I appreciate that these are machine washable, with the amount of drool and general baby yuck that get on them! The little fruit basket itself doubles as a purse, doctor bag, and even dog carrier. With my oldest's imagination, the sky is the limit! 

When I pulled out the Peek O Fabric Activity Box, I worried that it might be a little "too old" for the baby,
but "too young" for the pre-schooler. I was wrong on both counts! Canon is able to turn the box over, open several of the flaps, grip the ribbons and teething ring, and even pull Oslo the dog out of his hiding place. He gleefully giggles when he gives the box a toss and watches his big sister fetch it for him, showing him the mirror and making the bird sing! The activity box is not only an interactive toy for the baby, but a great toy for interaction between older and younger siblings. With something new to discover on each surface of the cube, this toy is captivating for a range of ages and developmental stages.

While I chose from a selection of products appropriate for my infant, Uncommon Goods offers much more than baby toys! Shopping categories include everything from office to garden, jewelry to dining, and everything in between! They offer easy one-stop shopping for holidays and special occasions, like these choices for graduates, or this selection of items perfect for Father's Day!

I have fallen in love with this company, and they are offering one lucky reader a $50 gift certificate so that you might fall in love, too! Please use the rafflecopter entry system below to enter to win!

Official Rules: No purchase necessary. Entry open to persons 18 years of age and over, US only. Giveaway ends at 12:00 am on June 9, 2013. Winner will be chosen at random from all eligible entries and will have 48 hours to respond to email notification or another winner will be chosen. This giveaway is sponsored by Uncommon Goods; Fine and Fair is not responsible for prize fulfillment.

Disclosure: I received the items reviewed in this post free of charge, and have not otherwise been compensated for this review and giveaway post.

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  1. These toys look lovely! I of course will be getting my little guys a gift or two!

  2. What awesome toys! Will have to order a few!

  3. We will most definitely be getting our boys some! Love these!

  4. I'd get stuff for my boys... A learning toy or maybe the children's yoga mat for my oldest, and a little rattle or something for my little. :)

  5. I'll be shopping for my fiance, for our new home!

  6. I will be shopping for my husband. He would love some of the ice cube stones.

    Entered the rafflecopter as "Wild orchid"

    Thanks for the chance to win!
    wildorchid985 at gmail dot com

  7. i ahve wondered about this company, good to know how good they are!!

  8. This is so cute! And a quick peek at their website shows that there's a lot of really neat stuff that our family would be interested in (i.e. Periodic table blocks, for the inner science geek)

  9. This would be a dads day gift!

  10. I'll be shopping for my husband.


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