A few weeks ago I was contacted by Uncommon Goods to find out if I’d be interested in reviewing a product from their website. Knowing that Uncommon Goods carries such an interesting mix of products, I jumped at the chance to pick something. What I didn’t know though was just how dedicated they are to finding and delivering not only unique, but quality items. Half of what they sell is handmade, mostly right here in the United States. And as if that wasn’t good enough already, with every purchase made at Uncommon Goods, they donate $1 to a charity of your choice through their Better to Give program.
I had all sorts of warm fuzzies going on as I searched their website for the perfect item to review. They have so many fun things available I felt like I might never decide on just one then. Then I saw these elemental blocks, and I knew I had to have them:
You see, I’m convinced (er, I hope anyway) that Wyatt has inherited his father’s aptitude for science. In which case, he’s going to need these blocks any day now. I mean, he’s almost 11 months old, it’s about time he he started to memorize the periodic table. Right?
For now he’s just enjoying the way they taste:
Even though the blocks are recommended for ages 2 and up, I felt comfortable letting him get a “taste” of his new toy. The blocks are hand-crafted and painted with non-toxic inks right here in the United States. Plus, they held up really well to a teething baby’s onslaught of slobbery chewing.
I think these blocks would be great for kids in a wide age range, homeschooling families, or for teachers to have in their classroom.
I highly recommend checking out Uncommon Goods, especially with the holidays coming up (how did this year go by so fast?) I know we’re all going to be scrambling around to find the perfect gift. They’ve got a lot of great gift-giving resources. You can search for gifts by price (to see gifts under $50 click here, or here for gifts under $100) or by recipient. I’ve already got a few picked out that I think my family will be pretty excited about.
And later this week I’ll be posting a giveaway for $50 Uncommon Goods gift certificate, so stay tuned for that!