Jersey Girl, Texan Heart: Valentine's Day Gift Ideas with Uncommon Goods
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Valentine's Day Gift Ideas with Uncommon Goods

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Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and when I was contacted by Uncommon Goods I had to share these pieces with you, because these are great gifts to give in general but if you celebrate Valentine’s Day with your friends or if you get anything for your mom, or even any gentleman browsing the cyber world for gift ideas, here are some great ones.  I know that when I was single I used to celebrate with friends, we’d get each other little things.  I get my mom a card and something small just to show her how much she’s appreciated even though Valentine’s Day is supposed to be more of a romantic holiday. 

First I’d like to introduce Uncommon Goods and then I will highlight some of my favorites from this post and why I liked them so much.  They were founded in 1999 and are based in Brooklyn, New York.  They are privately owned and feature unique jewelry, designer décor, tabletop items, and handcrafted gifts that are created without harm to animals or people.  Now, not only are the pieces on the Uncommon Goods website amazing, but they make it their mission to support and provide an opportunity for artists and designers, which is why half of their items are made by hand in the USA.  As a small business owner of hand crafted jewelry and jars I love whenever I see handmade pieces that are made in the USA.

Within the past year I’ve had a lot of things happen in my personal life that I turn to inspirational quotes or anything of that nature a lot, and that is an understatement.  That's why I love the inspirational jewelry they have.  I find solace in anything that is uplifting.  That is why a lot of the necklaces I chose (besides the ones I just find really pretty) have a meaning behind them.  For example, number 3 is the “she believed she could so she did”necklace.  It’s made from 100% sterling silver, and the meaning behind it is very powerful.  There have been many times this year where I’ve stopped and almost given up because I didn’t believe I could do it, and then something in me would spark and say NO, you need to believe in yourself, and I would keep going.  The best part about this inspiration necklace is it can be for anyone and anything, everyone has been through something in their life, no matter how small that they have believed in themselves and have kept going.

Number 6 is the “Be Brave” Necklace.  I feel as though sometimes we need to remind ourselves that we need to be brave.  No matter how hard it is, if we aren’t doing it for ourselves we are doing it for others.  There have been many times in my life where I’ve had to be brave, whether it was something as small as flying on a plane by myself to a foreign country for the first time, getting into my accident and telling myself everything is going to be ok, or just simply walking into work on my first day not knowing anything or anyone.

“Which way you ought to go depends on where you want to get to.”  This quote is written on the Cherish Necklace which is from Alice in Wonderland (number 15).  A lot of times we stop to think if what we are about to do is right or wrong.  This is when you have to turn into Alice and think which choice will make me happy?  Which choice will bring me closer to my final goal/dream?

“Strong Women.  May we know them, may we raise them, may we be them.”  This is the necklace that is numbered 8.  Lately my strength has truly been tested.  I feel like I’ve matured because of this.  Whenever someone tells me that I’ve become a stronger person, or when they say they can’t understand how I’m still keeping my head up high, it really makes me feel amazing.  I definitely do my best, and sometimes I crack under pressure but I do this when no one can see me because sometimes I’m not just being strong for myself, but I’m being strong for others around me.

So why do I say these are great Valentine’s Day gift ideas?  First of all some of the pieces here are just beautiful pieces, but the inspirational ones (which are my favorite) have so much meaning behind them.  When you put thought into a gift like this, especially if someone you know is going through something, this can be that one thing that makes them smile and think to themselves to keep going that day.  You might be the reason why someone didn’t give up, all because you got them a beautiful piece of jewelry from UncommonGoods.  I’m also a huge advocate for supporting small business/hand crafted/made in the USA items, so just remember by purchasing one of these you are supporting someone’s passion and creativity!  

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  1. This is so nice how you broke down the meaning of these pieces to you. Very nice post.


  2. You picked some lovely pieces to share! The inspirational ones are great too, it's nice to be able to gift someone a little encouragement :)

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  3. I always forget that website!! I just love the cat and dog necklace charms! So cute!

    Have a great weekend! Melanie | Blog: Toots + Dill

  4. The elephant and be brave necklaces are both super cute!


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