10 Items You Didn’t Know You Needed From Uncommon Goods

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From a swivel bath tray to a make-your-own hot sauce kit — this list has something from everyone.

If you follow our recommendations, you’ve probably spotted an item or two from Uncommon Goods. Founded in 1999, Uncommon Goods created an online marketplace to bring you truly unique goods. Think of it as going to the Union Square Farmers Market from the comfort of your own home. We’ve sorted through their hundreds of products and pulled our top ten favorites. From an organic herb garden to a swivel bath tray — this list has something for every type of shopper. 

#1 Avocado Huggers, Set of 2

avocado silicone holders

How many times have you tossed out half of an avocado? Cut down on food waste and keep your avocado fresh with these silicone cup huggers. They feature a convenient pit pocket that can be pushed in or out for the tightest possible seal. You’ll be enjoying avocado toast for days on days. Looking for a way to preserve all of your veggies? Try this Food Hugger Set.

Buy Here: $8

#2 Swivel Bath Tray

swivel bath tray

Meet the solution to your nightly bubble bath. This swivel tray will hold your favorite glass of wine, book, candle… you name it. No more juggling a book in one hand and a glass of wine in the other. The tray suctions to the inside or outside of any porcelain tub and can swivel out of the way as needed. 

Buy Here: $50

#3 The Farmer’s Organic Indoor Herb Garden

organic garden

We’ve found an easy way to get fresh herbs right in your kitchen. This Indoor Herb Garden set includes non-GMO heirloom seeds of sweet basil, Italian parsley, sage, cilantro, and thyme. It also comes with everything you need to get started, including compostable peat pots, rich potting soil discs, wood-burned plant markers, and a 26-page growing guide. Give yourself a few weeks and your countertops will come alive with the fresh scents of basil and parsley. 

Buy Here: $27

#4 Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit

hot sauce

You may have heard us rave about this Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit in our Holiday Gift Guide. KCM readers bought it — and loved it. This kit comes with everything you need to create your go-to hot sauce. Simply follow the instructions, combine the spices with the included peppers, vinegars, and garlic, and voila! You’ll have six bottles of your own hot sauce in no time. The kit also comes with customizable labels for you to name your new creations. 

Buy Here: $40

#5 Menopod Instant Cooling Device

menopod

Uncommon Goods customers call this a must-buy. “I got this for my mom because she was always carrying around a portable fan,” one reviewer wrote. “She really likes it — especially how discrete it is!” The Menopod provides near-instant relief from menopausal hot flashes and sweats. It’s palm-sized and gets to the ideal cooling temperature — 41 degrees — and stays there. Just press a button and hold it on the back of your neck for one minute, and you’ll begin to feel the relief. 

Buy Here: $110

#6 Historic Women Who Dared Wine Glasses

wine glasses

Give your next toast to famous feminist icons with these Women Who Dared wine glasses from Uncommon Goods. They celebrate the lives and work of Sojourner Truth, Marie Curie, Harriet Tubman, and Clara Barton. They’re a conversation starter and inspiration driver. Cheers!

Starting At: $16

#7 Cold Beer Coats

beer coozie

Set your beer koozie aside, and make room for these cute puffer jacket beer coats. They’re soft nylon on the outside, with lining that will keep your drink cool and your hands warm too! Designer Tyrone Hazen was born and raised in the Pacific Northwest and conceived his original playful sleep-bag koozie on a camping trip of all places. His team creates even more clever koozies, from a beer preserver to a flannel for your beer. See his full Uncommon Goods koozie collection and buy a round of drinks and koozies for the whole family.

Buy Here: $13

#8 College Dish Towel

college dish towel

You can never have too many dish towels, and somehow they make the best housewarming gift. Whether you’re gifting these cute cotton Cat Studio collegiate towels to a newly grad or to your loved one who is obsessed with their alma mater, they’ll be sure to make them smile. Each towel is embroidered with collegiate logos, mascots, and is a vibrant collage of iconic names, images, and landmarks. KCM’s Clare has Cat Studio drinking glasses with images from her alma mater and receives constant compliments! 

Buy Here: $21

#9 Flavor Infusing Grilling Wraps

grill wraps

This is the cooking item you didn’t know you needed. We’re so happy to have found this item just in time for summer cookouts! On the grill or in the oven, these natural wood wraps infuse your favorite food with smoky flavor from Pacific cedar and alder. Wrap your grilled meat to your ripe veggies and infuse them with tons of flavor. Each set of eight wraps includes a roll of twine to tie bundles securely for cooking.

#10 Dog Bowl Bottle

water bottle

Absolutely genius! If you’re like us, everyone you know has acquired a puppy in the last couple of months (or maybe you recently did!) This gift is a perfect treat for a dog and their owner! This convertible canteen to dog bowl— which simply screws off from the bottom of the bottle— is doggone delightful for long hikes or park days with a panting pup. 

Buy Here: $20

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