Black Friday Giveaways, Sales and Uncommon Gifts

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!  Are any of you planning to hit any Black Friday sales?

I stopped going to stores on Black Friday years ago.

I don’t do super late nights, crazy early mornings, crowds, or packed parking lots.

I’d much rather shop online, stay home in my sweatpants, and eat leftovers all day. 🙂

Whether you love Black Friday sales or prefer to stay home like me, I’ve got several wonderful giveaways for you today, as well as online sales and unique gift ideas for everyone on your gift list.

Let’s start with some really unique gift ideas.

We all have people on our gift list that are hard to buy for, and we have other people who just love out-of-the-ordinary gifts that you won’t find in big-box stores.

Uncommon Goods is the answer for gift ideas for anyone on your list.

Uncommon Goods was founded in 1999 and is headquartered in Brooklyn, New York.  They run all their operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal.

Half of the items they sell are handmade by artists and designers, and about one-third of their collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials.

They invited me to do some online shopping, and I had the best time deciding what to pick.

My daughter loves unusual gifts, so I shopped for her.

I am very impressed with all the items I selected for her and can’t wait to see her face when she opens her gifts!

Unique gift ideas for anyone on your Christmas list -

She’s been wanting a bonsai tree, so I got her a Japanese elm bonsai specimen tree.

She loves waffles, so I had to get this fun keyboard waffle iron.  I had to resist the urge to try it myself.

She adores cats and has shelves full of books, so I know she’ll love the Cat scratch bookends.

Uncommon Goods has unique gifts for Mom, gifts for Dad, and even family gift ideas.

Be sure to sign up to receive their emails so you don’t miss their secret sales.


Disclosure – My thanks to Uncommon Goods for providing me with products at no charge.  All opinions are my own.

Vaya con Dios,



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  1. Julie Chase says

    I love when you find jewelry that isn’t just beautiful but inspiring, I loved the leather bracelets. Such creative pieces! I liked the highlander house numbers, instead of having my number on the mailbox only to get plowed over each winter I could have it on my house❤️

  2. How to choose from such beautiful and inspiring jewelry! I love the highlander sign, I think ? thank you for this great giveaway.

    Happy Thanksgiving…

  3. Debbie Quinn says

    I love the miner tags.

  4. Debbie Quinn says

    Love the Ceramic signs too!

  5. I love the Highlander address hand stenciled porcelain sign from Ramsign; it gives that vintage look and feel to the outside of the house; that is hard to find. Waaay to go Angie, you just keep expanding but still hold on to your original concept of your blog. Please keep your ideas, your store products and anything else you would like to share coming. Thank You for all you share! Love it!

  6. Love the “Live is about creating yourself” necklace and the “Highlander Address Plaque”. Both have a rustic treasure type of vibe.

  7. I loved all the signs especially the name ones. Such a vintage feel to them. Thanks so much for getting me in touch with them.

  8. I love the blue leather cuff bracelet and the lighthouse style name plate. I can think of so many people who would love those as gifts. Thanks for the inspiration!

  9. Teresa McCloskey says

    “Enjoy Your Hopes Not Your Fears” is a great leather cuff bracelet… Love all the great pieces of jewelry. That one in particular speaks to me since we were burglarized Oct 2 and the thief took all my jewelry new and heirloom from family.

    Great signs too. A sign for my son in law’s new physical therapy office -yeah!

  10. Teddee Grace says

    Love the Highlander Address Plaque!

  11. Everything she makes is wonderful…but choosing just one item I loved the leather bracelet “encourage your hopes, not your fears”!

  12. the shop—wowza! Love this store! I would love to win the “Embrace imperfection” necklace!

  13. I love the Metropolitan plate- we live in an old 1924 restored 4 x 4 farmhouse- this would look amazing on the front of our house!

  14. What beautiful jewelry. I saw pieces that looked so much like Grandma Harper’s jewelry. I would love the Green Bracelet, Leather Bracelet, Snap Bracelet, Leather Cuff, Cuff Bracelet, Vintage Bracelet, Pantone Emerald, Recycled Bracelet, Upcycled. Thanks Angie. Happy Holidays.

  15. Shirley Dykema says

    I also love the embrace imperfection necklace & the miner tag necklace. The leather bracelet w/ the sayings are also nice!

  16. They all are lovely and a sign on my house would only be for us and company as our driveway is a quarter of a mile long!

  17. I’d love to win one of the oval signs! Thanks for a great giveaway. 🙂

  18. I would love to win “Embrace Imperfections” necklace from Bel Monili. I fight with my weight every year and I am hoping some day I can accept myself imperfections and all!

  19. I love the “Embrace Imperfection” necklace from Bel Monili. How perfect, because we are all imperfect! Happy Holidays and thank you for the opportunity.

  20. Ahhhh, the porcelain signs! Our front door is in serious need of the name plate. What lovely craftsmanship.

  21. Hi and Happy Post-Thanksgiving Day. I would love to win one of Ramsign’s Firehouse House signs. We’re moving next week, and this would be a spectacular housewarming gift to ourselves for our new home.

  22. I love the Highlander style sign!! So beautiful and such a lovely sign for a giveaway.

  23. I love the leather bracelets with the blingy on the them! So cool! I like the HIghlander house numbers. They will be perfect on our ‘new’ home!

  24. I love to recycle items when I make jewelry. The miner tag necklace is the perfect combination of rustic elegance. Simple but it also makes a statement. LOVE the green Kronberg name plate. Would be a wonderful addition to our house with our farm name on it.

  25. I would choose the Miner Tag Necklace.

  26. The Lighthouse Name Plate would be my choice.

  27. I love the junk necklace—hard to decide, tho!

  28. Love the Highlander address plaque!

  29. The Lighthouse House Numbers signs are my favorite–thanks for the giveaway!

  30. I would love to win the Embrace Imperfections necklace. I would love to give it as a gift to my coworker

  31. Happy post Thanksgiving!! I love the Metropolitan address sign! Thank you for the opportunity.

  32. Wow, Angie, it was really hard to pick a favorite from Belmonili. So many of her pieces are so pretty and so creative. I finally decided on the “Embrace Imperfection” necklace with the two little charms on the end of the quotation plaque.

    Then at the Ramsign site I really liked the black and white “Englehardt” style. I really need some house numbers! Haven’t had any except the faded ones on the mailbox post for quite a while. I’m counting on winning this one!

    Generous giveaways. Thanks for the opportunity to win one of these awesome pieces!

  33. I love the miner tag necklace from Bel Monili and several other items from her collection. The Ramsign shop had many unique signs available but my favorite was the Englehardt collection. Thank you for the opportunity to win these wonderful items!

  34. Wow, beautiful creations from Belmonili – couldn’t decide which to pick. Would love to have Live in The Moment bracelet or necklace. Very cool message in a unique setting.

    Ramsign is gorgeous, elegant and makes a statement. We just moved into a new home so I could use a nice house address sign. My fave is the arrowhead numbers.

    Thanks for your generous option to allow us to win one of these items!


  35. I really like the Highlander address plaque from Ramsign. Thank you for introducing us to this vendor.
    I would love to win this for my son’s new house.

  36. mare williams says

    What a thrill, these giveaways! From RAMSIGN, I would love the Lighthouse Address Plaque sign – love the colors and look! The leather bracelet, “Embrace your hopes, not your fears,” from Bel Monili, has always been a favorite quote of mine. The bracelet is a perfect size! AND, I looked through many pages of Uncommon Goods, and decided you are right…their gifts are unusual and pretty, useful and fun, if desired…love them! I hope your Thanksgiving was great, even though you’re without your dad.

  37. Thanks for the chance to win. I love the Miner Tag Necklaces and the style of sign I like best is Highlander.

  38. I would love that Highlander Address Plaque!

  39. Angela Massey says

    I adore the ‘Junk’ necklace from Bel Monili.
    The Metropolitan Address plaque from Ramsign is fabulous.

  40. Michelle R. Clark-Stubbs says

    I love the sentiments on both the necklace,”Embrace Imperfections”, and the bracelet, “Enjoy the Journey.” what a wonderful way to be daily reminded of the important lessons of life. Gorgeous jewelry that speaks to the heart of a vintage -loving, eclectic lady who marches to the beat of her own drum….Thank you for introducing me to a great new place to shop for unique gifts.
    I like any of the signs… I don’t really have a preference.
    Be well and blessed this holiday season and in the New year 2017!

  41. Laura S in Texas says

    I thought we were to pick from the 3 pieces above but reading what others have written I may be wrong? The items I saw in the Etsy Store would take hours to go through and pick one or two so I’m going with my first thought & picking the bracelet with ‘enjoy the journey’. Have a Merry Christmas and thank you for the great give-away.

  42. Laura S in Texas says

    Well reading the 2nd give-away answered my original question. All 3 signs are nice but I think the house numbers for the mail box are my pick, however, like another reader, I think I’d want them on the house instead of the mail box, even though (Praises the Lord) I don’t live where the snow plows are out very often and I’ve never lost my mail box due to a plow.

  43. from Ramsign would love the Arrowhead Address Plaque – gorgeous ENAMEL !!
    from belmonili would absolutley love the Embrace imperfection necklace – that is what life is !!
    Thanks for the give away

  44. Margaret Fretwell says

    Wow… so many options from Bel Monili! I’m not sure which I would choose, but I love the things she makes using vintage jewelry pieces!

    I think I like the Highlander address plaque the best from Ramsign.

  45. I love the highlander house number sign from Ramsign and the Embrace Imperfection necklace from Belmonili. Both are beautiful!! Thanks for the drawing!!

  46. I’d love to win the embrace imperfection necklace-beautiful!

  47. I would love to win the oval address sign! It would look great on my gate!

  48. Mary Milnarich says

    her jewelry is truly one of a kind. I love the angel wings earrings

  49. Mary Milnarich says

    I love the Highlander house plaque

  50. I love Bel Monilis purple bracelet on the leather band! Such beautiful pieces that I would be proud to gift! Thank you for all your time and inspiration Angie, and also for the opportunity to enter this contest!

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