I think my go-to present for anything boyfriend-related has always been a wallet. For some reason, most of my past boyfriends have either used a rubber band, a paperclip or some form of seven-year-old-boy velcro wallet. Needless to say, I need a little help in the creativity department when it comes to gifts.
I feel like most people struggle getting their significant others gifts (especially ones for Valentine's Day that aren't disgustingly cheesy), and this is even harder for those of us with friends/boyfriends/girlfriends who already seem to have everything they need or want (ugh, spoiled millennials)!
And because I'm honestly just too lazy and/or busy too put in a ton of effort crafting something creative and sentimental, discovering UncommonGoods was maybe one of the best things to happen to me (in the context of enhancing my creatively inspired gifting behavior). Like, seriously. This store revolutionizes the game. UncommonGoods lives up to its name by providing beautifully curated unique, creative products that value sustainability and promote social responsibility. I thought I would help you guys out a little by creating a gift guide for those who seemingly already have everything…however, I'm guessing they don' t have this stuff.
This just reminds me of a luge and therefore I like it. I think your man will like it, too. Because alcohol.
This is the perfect kit for both the dirtiest and the cleanest man in your life (no pun intended). If he needs some help in the hygiene department, this is the perfect subtle hint to get him to clean up his act! If he's already a fan of taking showers and stuff, he'll fully appreciate the luxurious lotions and potions in this kit that will banish his winter-chapped lips for good.
There's nothing like brewing up your own alcohol, amirite? This kit will have your man starting up his own gin company in no time! And if that doesn't work, there's always the hot sauce business.
Any man with a decent head on his shoulders like sharks on his feet. This gift is perfect for the man in your life that insists on wearing crazy socks to work underneath his suit pants. We like that guy.
Does your man like to hide his flask inside of things? Well, do we have the gift for him…a book specially designed to hide his flask! Perfect for any burgeoning alcoholic who wants to hide his problem from his significant other! Sorry, too real?
Some might argue that finding a woman the perfect gift is harder than finding one for a man. I would probably agree with that, and so I've hunted extra hard for some perfectly creative, useful, yet slightly superfluous gifts that the special lady in your life will love:
If she doesn't swoon over this one, then she has no soul. This custom morse code necklace carries a “hidden” message of choice, whether it's “I love you” or “Don't forget to walk the dog,” she's sure to appreciate the thought behind it.
What girl doesn't dream of making her own underwear? I mean, apparently it's not just me with this fantasy because there are little kits for sale on the internet that people actually buy. That makes me feel better.
YASSSS. If I had a spa in a bag, I would maybe leave my bed on Sunday afternoons. On second thought, scratch that. I'll just take it into bed with me.
People like wine. Women, especially, like wine. Sometimes they like their wine cold. Oftentimes they want their wine RIGHT NOW, cold. This is when wine pearls come in. You're welcome.
And then, of course, there are those gifts that we buy for “him” or “her,” but are really just for “me”, and we pretend that it's for “we”.
The ultimate arts and crafts project that you and your boo can do together! You get to literally build your own projector and use it with your smartphone–play a movie on your ceiling and see what's it's like to watch it lying down (secret fantasy of mine?).
I think the name kind of says it all. These bad boys are already drunk, so you better catch up, and no one likes to drink alone. Well, mostly no one.
There is nothing more romantic than shared melted cheese. No, but really. This one might be my favorite.
So, as you can see, he/she does NOT in fact have everything. I have enlightened you and you're welcome.
Now that you've got you're creative juices flowing, and because you can't think of any other gifts that are better or more creative than the ones I've bestowed upon you in this post, go get 'em, tiger! Good luck out there!!!