Uncommon Goods – Love Natural Style

Uncommon Goods points out how romantic the Animal Kingdom is.  Read on to find out more.

So romantic.  Welcome to the Valentine’s Day edition of Uncommon Knowledge—a place where we can talk about all the romantic things animals do for each other. For one, sea otters hold hands when they sleep. They do this mostly so they don’t drift away from their pals while they snooze on their backs in the water, but the result is true intimacy.

Another romantic gesture? Penguins will propose to new mates with a pebble. Many penguins assemble their nests out of pebbles, so really, it’s a way of offering their beloved a promise to build a home with them. Maybe we can follow suit and start replacing engagement rings with a nice adjustable rate mortgage?

Brolgas cranes, like most cranes, are monogamous and will mate with the same partner every year, typically at the same nesting spot. However, the brolgas know a thing or two about keeping the romance alive—no matter how many years they’ve been together, the brolgas will still court their mate with an intricate mating dance. Ooh la la!

Okay, let’s do some rapid-fire romance: Ready for a puppy fact? Male puppies will intentionally let female puppies win when they play-fight so they can get to know them better. Like seahorses? They’re monogamous and will hold each other’s tails when traveling.

Ain’t love grand?

Penguins in Love

 

 
Written by Kate B
Kate is a copywriter. Strangers would describe her as that very tall girl with glasses, as would her friends. She is pretty good at needlepointing, surprisingly good at bocce ball, and very bad at choosing between sweet and savory at brunch. She is well-liked by most dogs.

 

Valentine’s Gift Ideas

Engrave your True Feelings this Valentine’s Day

Give an Apple with Signature gift wrapping and message

Engraved iPad

Have your Apple product shipped in our beautiful signature gift box with a red ribbon, along with a personalized greeting card. It’s a thoughtful touch if you can’t be there to see them open it in person.

And even better if you’re there to watch their faces light up. Gift wrapping is available for select Apple products and accessories, including all iPod and certain iPad and Mac notebook models.

This Coach Business Brief is Long on Style and Function

This soft leather Coach business brief features strong hardware, versatile carrying options and, obviously, an elegant and distinguished style.

Coach business brief case

This brief is large enough to fit a 15” laptop. However, it will not protect your computer from a hard bump or drop.
Complimentary hangtag monogramming is available.

  • Retro glove tanned leather
  • Inside zip, cellphone and multi-function pockets
  • Outside front zip pocket
  • Buckle closure, fabric lining
  • Leather handles with 2” drop
  • 15 1/4 (L) x 11 (H) x 4 (W)
  • Large enough to fit a 15” laptop; please carry with care, as this item will not protect your computer from a hard bump or drop.

Limited Edition baseball-inspired Leather from Coach

This is just one product of “A limited-edition collection in glove-tanned leather, inspired by the sport that inspired Coach.”  For more details, Click HERE.

baseball leather billfold

This limited edition wallet was hand-assembled and precisely stitched using genuine glove-tanned leather—a handsomely grained version of the Coach original, baseball-inspired leather first introduced in 1958.

Here is just one of the Coach products in the Heritage baseball collection. It features full-length billfold compartments with credit card and multifunction pockets.  4 1/4″ (L) x 3 3/4″ (H)

Grand Slam! Authentic Baseball Bat Bottle Openers

Uncommon Goods offers unique gifts, many handmade and/or using recycled materials such as authentic game-day Major League baseball bats.

Gift boxed with a story card with instructions regarding its special hologram number. For more info, click HERE.

baseball bat bottle opener


Each  is gift boxed with a story card with instructions regarding its special hologram number. Bats from the USA, hardware from China. Assembled in the USA.

You’re Framed!

bicycle chain photo frame

Frame your loved ones with this bicycle-chain photo frame. Click here for more details.

Bicycles aren’t just for riding.  They can be recycled into such gifts such as this photo frame.

The Missing Link In Recycling
Graham Bergh and his team of gifted artisans in Mosier, Oregon.  Each month they collect 3,000 pounds of used bicycle parts, drawing from 150 shops in 17 states. The pieces that still have life in them are donated to a local non-profit group that teaches bicycle repair to children.

The ones that are beyond repair are polished and made various items.

Handmade in Oregon.  Materials: metal    Two sizes:  4×6 frame: 6.5″ H x 4.5″ W  and  5×7 frame: 7.5″ H x 5.5″ W