*This post is sponsored by Uncommon Goods. Their tag line is “Creative Living. Mindful Giving.” I wholeheartedly second that emotion. While I was sent product to review and compensated for the post, all opinions are mine.
‘Tis the season to give, give and give some more. This is my absolute favorite time of year. I delight in being able to find that perfect gift for each person I need to buy for. One of the first places I have always gone for gift ideas and stocking stuffers is Uncommon Goods. (See last year’s men’s gift guide #8). Their items are truly unique and geared toward the creative mind. My husband is especially hard to shop for. He works in an industry where he gets, for free, most of the items he would ever want. While I do my best to come up with heartfelt ideas, sometimes I buy toys or activities that he can do with the kids. Uncommon Goods sent me this Kinetic Sand to try out and this is just the type of thing that would make a great gift for my husband. But they really do have amazing gift ideas for everyone! Check them out here.
Kinetic Sand is the coolest. It moves. And then it hardens. And then it moves again. I set up a table outside for the kids to try it out on. The box suggests playing with it indoors due to the effect moisture can have on it. But I decided to chance it since we have more than enough sand already in our house thanks to the preschool sandbox ending up in my son’s shoes.
I had my oldest son read the box to us so we would all know what Kinetic Sand was. I’m not going to get in to all the science of it but here is what I can tell you, it is a perfect gift idea! Learn more about Kinetic Sand here!
Uncommon Goods strives to feature items that are unique in design and are in harmony with the environment. They support artists and provide opportunities for designers to participate in product design challenges. And I absolutely love that they feel it is their responsibility to use their business to impact the world in a positive way. Boom. That is the kind of company that I want to support.
The boys and neighbor friend played with the Kinetic Sand for over an hour. They had a blast. The sand can be pressed together to make shapes and then crumble back to sand, and when you move the pile around on the table, you can see all these different areas moving in different ways. It is weird. And neat! My father-in-law happened to be over fixing a door for me at the time. He was super in to the sand as well. Right then it opened up a whole new world of gift-giving for him as well. No more grody handkerchiefs or work gloves for him. It makes sense to get him things where he can experience them with the grandkids. And might I suggest the idea of a pre-Christmas gift? I was able to get several chores done with them occupied with the sand. Major.
Uncommon Goods is full of these types of gifts and stocking stuffers. Have a music lover in your family? Check this out! What a cool idea! And I have heard whisperings that my youngest is going to end up with a fish this Christmas…I have let them know that I will only except this to house it.
Thank you Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post. I’m a big fan.