Uncommon Stocking Stuffers & A Giveaway

In search of the perfect, yet uncommon gift for that special someone?  Here are some uncommon stocking stuffers I sought out for my family and friends...
Deluxe empanada fork.
(Or in my case, pierogi fork).  My Christmas kitchen pick!  My husband's side of the family is Polish and pierogis, galumki (stuffed cabbage), and kapusta (sauerkraut) are the staple of Christmas dinner when we celebrate with his family.  This fork is ideal since it crimps the edges of empanadas, pierogis, and piroshkys alike!  
For my husband, who appreciates the value of fresh herbs, especially as we've sadly tossed a few recent bunches of cilantro after they turned slimy in their plastic bag.  This baby allows herbs to keep their stems immersed in water for hydration, helping retain the true flavors and textures needed for cooking.  
For that friend (or sister…) who soaks up all the oil and vinegar when you're out to eat.  Now she can replicate restaurant quality infused oils at home to serve with freshly baked (er…bought) bread!   Bonus: no pan, sautéing, or clean up required!
For that friend channeling their inner Julia Child or Ina Garten, bringing the best of Barefoot Contessa into your own kitchen.  Because who doesn't love butter…am I right?
For my mom, who'd always prefer lemon water over ice if it was available.  These little guys would definitely add a little pep to summertime lemonade or iced tea.  Meyer lemon ice anyone?

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Today's giveaway is from Uncommon Goods, the shop where you can find any of these fabulous kitchen items featured above.   

All of these Christmas gifts and stocking stuffers featured can be found at Uncommon Goods, based out of Brooklyn, New York.  Most of the products available Uncommon Goods are made in the USA, half are handmade, and and one third are recycled and/or upcycled materials.  Part of their company mission is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and a responsibility to impact the world in a positive way.  Also, $1 of any purchases are donated to a non-profit of your choice.  Since Uncommon Goods' founding in 1999, their Better to Give program has donated just shy of $1,000,000!

Today they're offering a $25 gift card.  TO ENTER: visit Uncommon Goods and leave a comment below stating your favorite item.  Here's a selection of gifts under $50! A winner will be chosen at random NEXT Sunday.  Good luck! 

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* Thank you to Uncommon Goods for sponsoring this post.  And thank you for supporting the companies that support this blog.
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