Have you ever gone online looking for that oh-so special gift for someone and been disappointed by your choices? Or my personal favorite, traveling from store to store and leaving with nothing? I’ve been there quite a few times. Whenever I need to purchase a gift for someone, I like the gift to be unique and a reflection of that person’s individual tastes and interests. Since 1999, UncommonGoods has been an online store all about individuality. They offer creatively designed, high-quality merchandise at affordable prices. Whether you’re looking for a birthday gift, Mother’s Day gift, or a gift for the gardener in your life, UncommonGoods is sure to have something for that special person in your life.
I was graciously given the opportunity to review a fabulous “Sit Back & Relax gift set” that consisted of the following items:
- Tipping Teacup
2. Rosette Herbal Resting Slippers
3. Care Journal
The Tipping Teacup has an unusual angled bottom that allows it to rest in two different positions. On one side is a screened compartment in which you place your favorite loose tea leaves, pour hot water through the screen and allow it to steep. I didn’t have any loose tea leaves so I used a teabag (it worked just as well).
Once the tea has steeped to the desired strength, simply tip the cup in the other direction and remove the tea leaves filter.
Because the bottom of the cup is angled, the teacup appears to be leaning so I had to remind myself that the cup was not going to fall over. It was very difficult for me to get used to drinking a hot beverage from a “tipping teacup”. What can I say….I have a huge fear of spilling hot beverages!! The teacup is dishwasher safe but not microwave safe. For those of us who are constantly on the go or at work, a teacup that is microwaveable is a huge plus. Maybe the designers can consider this when making the next generation of Tipping Teacups. Priced at $22 each, I’m not a fan of this product.
Yes, those are my pasty white legs in this picture but it doesn’t matter because I was in heaven wearing the Rosette Herbal Resting Slippers!! Heaven I tell you! Packed with soothing herbs on the inside and super-soft “rosette” material on the outside, these slippers will beckon you to set foot in a harmonious state of mental and physical relaxation. I placed the slippers in the microwave for about a minute, slipped them on, and I was instantly relaxed! OMG! The smell of lavender, rosemary, chamomile, peppermint, and lemongrass immediately added to the relaxation. Do you know someone that works on their feet all day or always complains of cold feet? These slippers would make a perfect gift for them! Just keep in mind that these slippers are not the kind you can walk around in, they are the kind you lounge in! These beauties are $32 and made in the USA (I am willing to spend more on items made in the USA).
I love journals and I often carry one with me. I also have one on my desk and in my bedroom. I use them to write down thoughts, ideas, reflections, etc., The Care Journal is a perfect size and the paper inside is pure quality. Each page has a “care” quote on the corner which not only uplifts you but makes you think. Here is what the front of the journal says:
“The place you are in needs you today. Your spark can become a flame and change everything. Reach out your hand; do great work; stand up for an i deal and put your heart into it. Believe that we can build a better world. Know that what you do makes a difference. Life is the grand adventure and any life worth living is worth recording. Don’t just think it, ink it!”
I couldn’t have said it better even if I tried. Priced at only $10.00, this journal is a treasure.
In summary, I’m not a fan of the Tipping Teacup but I highly recommend the Rosette Herbal Resting Slippers and Care Journal. Next time you are looking for that unique and special gift, check out UncommonGoods where you are sure to find something the gift recipient will love!
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I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free using Tomoson.com. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers.