Uncommon Goods: A great place to find Geek Gifts!


So we’ve all been there.

What do I get my Geeky friend/family member/significant other for whatever life event/holiday is coming up. It’s so hard to buy for them when their tastes are so “specific.”

Well, I think I can help, being there are maybe 5 Levels of Geekhood, and I consider myself to be at least a Level 3 (mid-level.)

How about trying…

UnCommon Goods

Uncommon goods have some of the coolest high-end-at-an-affordable priced items I’ve found out there. And they have something for everyone. Drinker, artist, gardeners, music lovers, decorators & kids from 0-100!

I want to introduce you to some of the fantastically items they offer, but before that I want to give you a little intro into what makes Uncommon goods so awesome.

“We know that there’s a story behind every product. It’s that of an emerging designer just introducing her work to the world; artisans working collaboratively in a low-income country; or a seasoned artist crafting each of his pieces by hand. With your help, we’re building a community of passionate people who love our products and connect with the stories behind them. We’re growing not only our artist family, but also a strong following of customers who celebrate artists and delight in surrounding themselves with creative design.”

Uncommon Goods – About us


Lets take a look at what you could possibly get for the Geek Guy in your life:

 Barrel  watermelon  lightbulb  watch

Personalized Whiskey Barrel

Fruit Keg Tapping Kit Lightbulb LED Lamp

Wooden Watch

$85.00 – 200.00 $19.99 $120.00 $135.00


Handmade, Exclusive

Made from Oak Wood

Details:Made from Plastic, Metal Details:Made from Electrical Components, LED Light, Birch Plywood, Acrylic Glass Details:Made from Wood, Red Wing Celtis Wood
The Story:Oak It In

More than just a handsome homage to a whiskey-loving couple, this miniature oak barrel ages spirits to peak flavor, just like its full-sized siblings found in professional distilleries. Its petite proportions accelerate the aging process, meaning that the recipient’s choice of liquor will hit its prime up to ten times faster.

The Story:Forbidden Fruit

Tap seasonal drinks straight from the source with this easy-to-use kit that turns summer melons and pumpkins into all-natural kegs. Simply slice the bottom off the fruit to create a level base, then hollow it out and fill with fruit juice, liquor, or a cocktail of your own creation. When spout is inserted into the fruit, the shank and faucet–combo dispenses its tasty contents in a steady stream.

The Story:Bright Idea

This bright design idea alters our perception of common objects by rendering 3D forms as 2D designs with mind-bending dimensionality. With the rounded form of a standard light bulb, his LED lamp is composed of an acrylic sheet that is laser engraved with dozens of incised lines. LED light illuminates the lines, emitting gentle ambient light while creating an eye-catching optical illusion.

The Story:

Knock On Wood Watch

Take the time to remember to appreciate nature’s gifts with a high-tech timber timepiece whose makers take a sophisticated approach to sustainability. As alive as the wrist that carries it, these whittled watches juxtapose elements milled and manufactured, for a dynamic union of earth-made materials and man-made technology.

Now, don’t forget the Ladies, the Mommas! We’re Geeky-licious too! Let’s look at some of the supremely cool gifts you could give to your GIVA (geeky-diva):

 heart  log  phone  drop

Anatomical Heart Pendant

Driftwood iPhone Charging Dock

Talk Dock

Bluetooth Droplet Speaker


$88.00 $36.00




Made from Sterling Silver, White Bronze

Details:Handmade, RecycledMade from Plastic, Electrical Components, Pine Wood, Oak Wood, Cedar Wood, Ash Wood, Maple Details:Made from Electrical Components, Abs Plastic, ABS Plastic


Made from Electrical Components, ABS Plastic

The Story:Beat It

For the romantic with a fondness for the macabre, this anatomical accessory lays bare the mysterious inner workings of our most amorous organ: the heart. Forgoing the typical Valentine shape for something with a bit more grit, the pendant puts the heart’s true form on display for all to admire. This cadaverous creation is an unexpected antidote for those too-sweet displays of affection, and dares to keep things real.

The Story:Call Of The Wild

The epitome of modern electronic design is now paired up with the timeless, organic minimalism of nature. These docks for iPhone and iPod are handcrafted from natural driftwood, polished to a velvety smoothness by sand and surf before washing up on the stony shores of Maine. That’s where Lee Goodwin and his team gather them, select each one for size and shape, and craft them to fit the contours and cord of your device.

The Story:Back Talk

The simple beauty of the telephone receiver is in its ability to nest perfectly between your cheek and shoulder. Hark back to a simpler time with the Talk Dock, and relieve the fumbling and strain inflicted by your marathon chat sessions.

The Story:Bluetooth Boombox

Turn up your favorite jams in the shower or at the pool without fear of splashing your phone with this cool blue droplet-shaped speaker. Water and sand-resistant, this clever device connects to your phone or mp3 player via wireless Bluetooth. Easily adjust volume or tracks from the outer buttons.

And they also carry gifts for the Kiddos!

I just really love this site because of all the fantastic items you can find here. Every item has a usefulness at it, so you don’t have to worry if its going to be something that gets re-gifted, or will be sitting in the back of a closet of something.

You “Giftee” will be pleasantly surprised that you found something on their level when you shop at uncommongoods.com.


-all information on products were sourced from uncommongoods.com

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