Uncommon Goods: Christmas Gift Ideas

Although I’m super excited for Fall activities and Halloween, I’ve already begun thinking about Christmas and brainstorming ideas of gifts that I might want to put on my Christmas list or to give to others. I generally like to do my shopping in October and November, before December even rolls around. I also prefer to do online shopping because it’s more convenient and you can find super cool items that you might not find in local stores.

I recently came across a site called Uncommon Goods, which has so many different cool items to choose from. Whether you are shopping for gifts for your mom, or trying to find something to buy for your dad (Guys always seem to be the hardest to buy for), this site definitely has something for everyone. One thing that I love about this brand is that they are cruelty free. They do not sell leather, feathered, or fur products. Another thing I love is that when you make a purchase, you get to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from them.

Below are just a few items that caught my eye.

July 4th

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Today was Independence Day for us Americans, and I can still hear fireworks going off as I type this. Despite having a stale Cheeto as President, it’s still important to have pride in your country and remember its history.

I decided to spend part of the day at the Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, Maryland. I haven’t been there since I was a kid, despite it being so close, so I thought it would be cool to drop by and take some pictures.

Independence Day and the Battle of Antietam are two different things that happened in different months and different years, but I just somehow ended up there today. The Battle of Antietam was part of the Civil War and took place on September 17, 1862. It’s one of the bloodiest single days in America’s history. Over 22,000 soldiers, between the Union and the Confederacy, were killed or wounded.

It called for rain today, but luckily it held out until later on. The sky was dark in places, though, which actually made for some pretty pictures.