One-Stop Shopping for Valentine’s Day

This is a sponsored post from UncommonGoods, but the opinions and sheer glee are entirely my own.

It’s February, the love month! Have you gotten valentines for your sweethearts yet? If you’re like me, the answer is a panicky no. How on earth are we supposed to show our deep affection with a gift? It has to represent all that our beloved means to us. Is that even possible? I put a lot of pressure on myself for Valentine’s Day, and Hallmark holiday or no, I want my loved ones to know they are loved. The regular department stores just won’t cut it. I want something different, uncommon. As luck would have it, I found the perfect place to shop: UncommonGoods.

You guys, they have Merlot Infused Coffee. Need I say more? No, but I will because I’m excited. I have lots of people on my love list, each with a different personality and likes. I usually have to visit a ton of places to find something special for each one. This year, I don’t have to scramble. Their website makes shopping easy by offering categories by interest, by occasion, by gender, by age (for kids), by price, and by type of product. I suggest starting here to get ideas. Then you can narrow your search as you see fit. For instance, I love a lot of lovely ladies, so I first visited this page: http://www.uncommongoods.com/gifts/valentines-day/gifts-for-girlfriends. Then the geek gifts caught my eye: http://www.uncommongoods.com/fun/by-interest/geek-gifts. And of course, I could never forget my number-one love: Story. As soon as I saw the plush organs, I knew I was in the right place for my kid.




Bonus! By shopping here, you are supporting a business that makes sustainability part of its mission statement and actually gives back. So, you can feel good about purchasing items that are handmade, recycled, or organic; supporting a business that provides fair wages and health insurance to its employees; and selecting a nonprofit to receive a donation from the company at checkout. I don’t know about you, but as a consumer, I look for such things, especially these days.

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