holiday gift ideas for the men + a giveaway from uncommongoods!


friends, i am so excited to share a little series i am working on throughout the holiday season! on wednesdays i am going to share a unique gift idea for those special people in your life. these gift ideas will be thoughtful, meaningful & unique. 

& today is no exception! 

friends, have you heard of uncommongoods

i love this company & their hearts. their goal is to feature handcrafted designs that don't hurt the planet, people or animals. most of their products are created right here in the united states!

i love that we can support companies this holiday season who have a mission to do good in this world.


& so i decided to craft up two holiday gift ideas for those men in your life using a six pack of beer & two products from the uncommongoods shop


first up is this fantastic wooden beer caddy. we have a beer caddy that i gifted luke a couple of years ago. we carry it to all of our little get-togethers & it's just so handy. i love that this one has the bottle opener, too. 

to make this caddy "giftable", i simply added the recipients favorite new belgium beer & added a lovely burlap bow around the sides. i included an adorable tag from the dollar bin at the craft shop. we plan to gift this wooden caddy & six pack to luke's brother who enjoys a good drink with friends. 

total cost: $54 - a great gift price point for the husbands, partners, boyfriends, brothers & dads in your life.


next up is this fantastic beer opening glass. at $13, this glass is a perfect stocking stuffer or hostess gift to your holiday parties. this pint glass is made of thick glass with a stainless steel bottle opener on the bottom. 


to make this glass "giftable," i removed it from the box, added shredded paper & placed a beer inside the glass. i clothespinned our family gift tags (purchased at shindig paperie) & a sweet little burlap christmas tree purchased at the craft shop to the glass. 

total cost: $15 - the perfect gift price point for a meaningful stocking stuffer or hostess gift


i hope that you love these gift ideas! i can't wait to feature more ideas.

& if you're in doubt, uncommongoods has several unique gift ideas for christmas found here, gift ideas for the fantastic men in your life found here & gifts for the handmade enthusiasts found here

guess what else?!

uncommongoods is excited to partner up with natalie creates readers to offer a $150 gift certificate to their shop just in time for your holiday shopping! 

as always, it's easy to enter. simply:

1. check out the uncommongoods gift ideas.
2. follow @uncommongoods on IG or like them on facebook.
3. comment below with your email address & one person you have a difficult time finding a gift for each year. i might even create a gift idea for that person! 

i will pick a winner at random next wednesday, november 19th. happy winning! 
love,
natalie

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giveaway closed 
congrats to maureen for winning the giveaway! uncommon goods will contact you shortly! yay!

105 comments:

Anonymous said...

kimgassiot@hotmail.com. Have a difficult time buying for my brothers, so thanks for the idea you provided :)

Aurelie Pigeon said...

Great Gift ideas!!! I have a hard time finding a gift for my parent in-laws.

Jen @ Moe and Manny said...

moeandmanny@yahoo.com I should know my husband well enough but I'd say he is the hardest person to buy for!!

Jess Anderson said...

This is so awesome! I love uncommon goods! I think that my brother and my dad are tied for being the hardest
People to find gifts for. What do you get the "men who have everything"?! Twotrijess@gmail.com

April Muncy said...

amuncy86@gmail.com
I know this says for a man, however being a craft lover and even more of a beer lover, I would get this for my friend Jennifer. She is not into all the glitz and glam like me, she is a tomboy at heart and I always struggle to find her the perfect gift! Cheers!

Lala said...

Great ideas! I never know what to get my brothers-in-law or my father-in-law.

Jennifer Morffi said...

Jenniferralisee@gmail.com -- I have issues finding gifts for a few people: my sister is ony of them because she is incredibly picky! She return EVERYTHING anyone ever buys her. Another person is my sister-in-law, because I just don't know what is cool or in anymore (she's in high school). Your gift ideas are great, this is PERFECT for my bother! Thank you. 😃

Andrea said...

angambre@gmail.com

I have a hard time buying gifts for my best friend who has everything!

Following uncommon goods on ig.

Thank you!

Amanda Brosious said...

I love the rowboat salad bowl! My dad and father in law are always hard to shop for.

a_brosious@yahoo.com

Christi Ellis said...

Fun! Excited to see other gift ideas too.
Christajellis at gmail dot com

Naomi Joy said...

Naomi.Fossen@gmail.com

My brother-in-law is so hard to shop for, because he's the first guy to join our family.

Sarah G said...

I have a really hard time finding gifts for my dad. His birthday is December 31st, so it's double the stress in December. He always says "I don't want anything" which makes it that much worse. thesassymom09@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My email address is bethbrewer28@yahoo.com

Someone I always have a hard time shopping for is my father in law. I really think he would like the gift idea you put together this week though! Love it!

Anonymous said...

Love these gift ideas! Really love that beer glass.
Def my husband is the hardest to buy for bc he never wants anything.
Following them on IG.

My email is vintageandgee@yahoo.com

Casey said...

Email address is cmac1030@gmail.com

The hardest person ever to buy for is my brother in law!! He is THAT person who has everything...seriously.

Kari Stewart said...

My twin sister is the hardest person to find a gift for.. I'm always searching for something special!

Kari Stewart said...

Sorry I forgot my email on the previous post, stewart.kari512@gmail.com

Amanda said...

Love all the stuff on Uncommon Goods! I have a very difficult time buying for any of the men in my life-my stepdad, brother and husband! They all like expensive things or already have everything...

Anonymous said...

What a fun idea!!
I'm always having a difficult time finding the perfect gift for my husband who is an incredibly thoughtful gift-giver.
Heather.c.dennison@gmail.com

Also, following uncommogoods on IG :)

Megan Martin said...

A.megan.martin@gmail.com

The hardest person to shop for is my BIL! I feel like every gift we've given him (in the last 7 years) has ended up unopened in his closet or a cabinet! :/

Also, following uncommon goods on IG!

Abigail Hake said...

I always have trouble buying something for my brother... He's 27 and single and sometimes grouchy! HAH. But he loves movies so I usually get him a DVD set, but that's so BORING since I do it every year!
PS LOVE Uncommon good and this is an awesome giveaway! I think he might just like this gift! haha
Thanks so much
Abby @ www.littlemissmartha.blogspot.com
Abigail.hake@gmail.com :)

Melanie said...

mslaunius@yahoo.com

My grandparents raised me and I always struggle with finding them meaningful gifts. Once you reach their age it seems like they have everything under the sun. As I was browsing through the gift ideas on the uncommongoods website I saw they have a birds and blooms pillow for each state. I would love to gift one to my grandmother as she is originally from Minnesota.

Thanks Natalie!

Anonymous said...

monicammaxwell@yahoo.com
My husband :) should be easy but it's not! Love these beer ideas tho!

Jessamyn Farrell said...

LOVE Uncommon Goods. I actually applied for a job there once!

Followed on IG JessamynAmy
jessamyn.dib@gmail.com

I have a hard timing buying for my early 30s brother.

Laura said...

laura.c.denlinger@gmail.com - I have a hard time figuring out what to get my husband. We never want to spend very much, but I still want to get him something special.

Anonymous said...

Akeady87@gmail.com I have a difficult time buying for my dad! All he wants are white socks. :-0 So I have to get creative. ;)

Michelle Icenhour said...

I love this idea! I will for sure be saving these ideas! Thanks. I have a problem buying for my grandma. She is 85 and has everything.

Anonymous said...

Jackie1568@aol.com. I have a hard time buying for my boyfriend. I really love this idea and think he would too, he's a beer connoisseur.

Destiny schlinker said...

Destiny.schlinker@foodcorps.org ---> my dad! He is so hard to buy for because anytime he needs something he buys it or builds it ! But beig from Booneville, this offers some crazy cool stuff that would surprise him more than my usual pillow and sock pack.

Greta said...

Great gift ideas! I always have a hard time finding something for my inlaws. (Grets06@yahoo.com)

Nicolle Lande said...

Nicollelande@hotmail.com

I'm following on Instagram now. Love the gift ideas-so unique! My hardest gift to buy for is my husband's family "go around". It's supposed to be for a guy OR girl and under $30. It's soooooo hard to find things that all people would like! It definitely is a big stress because I love to get thoughtful gifts. HELP! :)

Thanks, Natalie!
Nicolle

Shannon McCrory said...

I love these ideas! My husband and father-in-law are the hardest people to shop for. Thanks for the inspiration! shannonkmccrory (at) gmail (dot) com

Angela Spencer said...

Both my husband and my brother are hard to buy for. I'm hoping uncommon goods will be a useful resource this Christmas!
angelaruthspencer@gmail.com

It's just Mommer said...

My son is a tough one. I always look for that one special item, otherthan gift cards or a game.

Ariel Heck said...

These are awesome! I love Uncommongoods.
Following on instagram.
I have a hard time finding a present for my husband. He usually gets what he wants, or doesn't want anything!

arielheck3@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Shopping for my father-in-law is always so difficult, but I love this idea!

kim_kop@hotmail.com

Jessica said...

Love how you put both of these gifts together! I have a hard time finding gifts that don't break the bank for my golf-loving FIL! He is the sweetest so I'd love to give him something special!

Love the topography lake maps from uncommon goods too!

Anonymous said...

I followed on IG, and my email is eekloosterman@gmail.com!

I have a hard time buying for my in-laws! We don't see them often, so it's hard to know what they will enjoy. And, they don't really seem to love homemade presents, so that makes things harder!

Joe and Emily Loibissio said...

Emily.Loibissio@gmail.com my dad is always the hardest to buy for, with my husband coming in a close second. I don't want to just buy stuff off an amazon wish list (love that it is an option). I love to try to get creative with at least a portion of their gifts.

Jacquelyn @justjacq said...

I always have a hard time buying for my parents! They have everything and really don't want anything. If they do want something they just go buy it! And my parents aren't really "stuff" people or collectors so it's not like I can add to something! My email is thejustjacq@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My dad for sure! He ha everything, wants nothing, and if he does want something he buys it himself! Bhaggard08@gmail.com

Kelli said...

Ksardo@prodigy.net.... Thank you formthismwonderfulmgiveaway. I always have a hard time with my husband. We will be married 22 years on Friday....

courtney toney said...

My father in law!

Lynn said...

My dad! He is a old school and doesn't ever need anything!

Monica F said...

I always go to uncommon goods when I need a gift for a hard to buy for person. My dad is always the hardest to buy for.

My email is monicamfoster@gmail.com

sk said...

I love this beer holder! I actually think it's perfect for my husband, who never wants anything. Looks like a really neat shop. I followed them on FB!

Aimee said...

mikeandaimee@juno.com

My father in law and brother in law!

Mama Bird said...

tara.groth18@gmail.com. My husband!!

cn_p said...

claudia.petton@gmail.com

I always have a hard time finding something for my in-laws..

Kelly said...

Great ideas Thanks! N33559@hotmail.com

Beth said...

wallarb@mcmaster.ca

Definitely my husband or brothers!

Mia said...

I love this series! I'm trying to plan out my gifts for
everyone now. I always have a difficult time figuring
something for the parents and grandparents.
Mbakacs776@hotmail.com

Anonymous said...

Janinepoole@gmail.com

My husbands grandparents are always hard to shop for.

Allyn said...

Gifts for my boyfriend's sweet dad are so difficult for me! My email addy is akdodd@email.uark.edu

Maureen said...

Vintagefrosting@gmail.com
We gift others with those things we believe they would like, but i must like the gift too. I need to feel good about the gift I'm giving. So for me it's hardest to buy for those relatives that i don't have much in common with. Those that don't share the same fashion sense or interests definately make gift buying a challenge.

anniemills said...

My difficult person to buy for is my single 24 year old son! He lives 3000 miles away, so big presents are hard when he has to fly home, and we've done the Beer of the Month, Coffee of the Month already. He makes enough money to buy what he wants...sigh. I'd love some help!

Casa Colibri said...

I love that beer caddy!! I have a hard time buying for the minimalists in my life. They are particular about things they want in their house, but aren't outings kinds of people so buying them experiences is out. Would love some ideas! I keep resorting to gift cards, which doesn't feel very thoughtful...

Anonymous said...

I always have a hard time picking gifts for my boss who is also a great family friend. He is the hardest to shop for!
benavides dot seis at gmail dot com

Marie Mueller said...

I love the way you made this simple gift super cute! Great ideas! I always have a hard time buying for my father in law! Whenever you ask him what he'd like he says nothing! & he can only have so many running shirts! A gift card for uncommon goods would be amazing for this Christmas season!! thanks for the opportunity! Email: mdhamm521@gmail.com

Her said...

ashleyehoward@gmail.com
I have trouble finding gifts for my husband. If he sees something he needs or wants, he gets it himself. So I usually end up making him something.
I really enjoy getting and making a bunch of small things and creating a gift basket of sorts.

Love the ideas in the post! Hooray for Uncommon Goods and for you!
-Ashley

Sarah Fredette said...

My sister is actually really hard to shop for. She lives at my parents, so normal kitchen gifts are out. So are normal house like gifts such as a pretty vase or bowl. And I feel like lotion or a scarf is kind of impersonal.... That perfect mix of I don't know what she likes/wants with the I don't want it to be something just anyone would get her... :)

Anonymous said...

regan.lauren@gmail.com - My two brothers-in-law are the hardest to shop for every holiday season! Uncommongoods is such a gem!

Kendal said...

I have a hard time picking something for my sister because she is the best gift giver and I always feel like she is going to get short-changed! kdpowers@live.com

Danielle said...

I just "liked" them on FB.

My husband mentioned he'd like a beer caddy a few weeks ago! I'd LOVE to gift him with this idea. He can be hard to buy for! :)

danielleayersjones@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

My Husband!

torologio@yahoo.com

JACLYN said...

firstrosegrrl at yahoo.com
I have a hard time shopping for my mother. She always says that she doesn't need anything. But I think uncommon goods has so many goodies that I'll be able to find a fun gift!

Unbuttoned said...

It's so hard finding gifts for our 3 nephews. So tired of gift cards!

emmyem @ g mail . com

Mandy DeTurk-Campbell said...

mandydeturk@gmail.com

I am having a difficult time figuring out what to buy my husband for Christmas.

Anonymous said...

I love gift ideas that I can purchase online. I live super remote (Halls Creek, Western Australia) and won't fly in to see my family until Christmas Eve. I'll be shopping online and getting them delivered straight to Mum's house.

Niki said...

I love this! Honestly, my brother and dad are the most difficult to shop for and this would fit both! My grandmother is also difficult to buy for! Mrsnrichmond {at} gmail {dot} com

Sarah darlips said...

I struggle with getting gifts for my in laws. They're in a place were they don't want "stuff" but a basket of home baked/preserved goodies feels like it's getting old!

Thanks!
Sarah

Carissa said...

My Dad!! He has everything already, and doesn't always use tickets, gift certificates, or other "experience" gifts.
carissa.savage@gmail.com

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

How awesome!! I always have trouble with my brother he's super unique

m.chphotography@hotmail.com

Christy @ MCH PHOTOGRAPHY said...

I now them on instagram & Facebook

Chelsea Woodring said...

It's so hard to find a gift for my dad.
He's extremely picky, and even though he's a very DIY kind of guy, that unfortunately means he has almost every tool in the book (no room for gifts!).

oneticktobesick@gmail.com

Kristen said...

I follow Uncommon Goods on twitter (@rubylorikeet) and I have trouble buying for my cousin...the wooden beer caddy is a great idea!

Anonymous said...

crbc2000@hotmail.com

I need ideas for everyone. I hate shopping!

Sara said...

Ooh, I just received and looked through their catalog yesterday. I would love to win a gift certificate from them!! I have a had time thinking of gifts for my dad: he seems to have everything he needs/wants that is in my price range.

Sara said...

oops. forgot to leave my email above.
sarajane143@comcast.net

Dakota Hurley said...

I always struggle to find to the perfect gift for my husband! He always says he doesn't want anything and it's pretty much true, but one of my love languages is "gifts" so I LOVE to give gifts! I have to really think hard before buying something for him... I want him to use it and LOVE it! Dakotarodgers10@gmail.com

Erin said...

I love this post!! Thanks for the ideas for my hard to buy for hubby!

Andrea @ Knitty Bitties said...

My Dad is really difficult along with my husband... wait, I think men in general over the age of 18 :D.

Tonya said...

I have a difficult time finding gifts for teachers~male and female. tschmidt8@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Gifts for my dad are the toughest. abbie.nixon [at] gmail.com

Helen said...

That is a beautiful gift! I have a hard time buying for my grandmother, because her apartment is very tiny and she never asks for anything. She also can't eat a lot of homemade comestibles... so it is a challenge!

amaramorgana@gmail.com

kristinwithani said...

I LOVE uncommongoods and had no idea they are on Instagram. Thanks for the head's up.

Hardest person to buy for? My dad and brother. Guys are tough! I love the ideas you posted.

carolinagirl 1993 (at) yahoo (dot) com

Lys said...

I must confess that I am awful with gifts in general, so can I claim that everyone is difficult to buy for? Haha. I'll sure appreciate this gift idea series!

sashirl93 AT gmail DOT com

Erin C. Young said...

I did all three!
My dad is really hard to shop for - has everything he wants and doesn't need much!
Erincyoung (at) yahoo.com

Andrea @ The Long Way Home said...

My husband is a home brewer, so I've been eying that caddy at uncommon goods for a long while. He's usually my hardest to buy for because I try to be really conscious of what I buy and where it's from to keep our house simple and vote with our money. There are so many gift guides for men out there, but most have junk on them like bacon candles - my husband would never ever use a candle, even if it were bacon scented. Lol.

Michelle Rhodes said...

I love to hear that I'm not the only one who has trouble buying for their man!! Good Lord---it's pretty much become impossible.

But who I could really use some help figuring out gifts for are the every day special people in my world. It's hard being a single mom, but so many people help out to make days easier. Teachers, administrators, the neighbors who always pull the trash can in, the ups man who always positions my packages in a way that they won't get wet or stolen, the barista's who always remember my drink order...I don't have unlimited amounts of cash but wish there was something small, meaningful, and affordable that I could do for all of these people or groups of people who deserve recognition! I would love for you to post something easy that even I could do. :)

Xoxoxo
Michelle
Myrrhhandmadejewelry@hotmail.com

Hannah R. said...

hanpros22@gmail.com
I think I have the hardest time trying to find gifts for my dad.

Becky said...

My mother in law is always the hardest to buy for. sandersreb@gmail.com

Sara said...

sarbearreeves@gmail.com
My father-in-law is the toughest to buy for. This year I found a winner though, a shirt that says A Beagle is my Homeboy with a beagle outline kind of image. Silly but a perfect fit for the hard to buy for. Love these ideas in your post. I always drool over those little beer caddies and think I'd feel so hip carrying one to a gathering. :)

Krissie said...

I follow on FB as Pudyqat Peacock.
The hardest person for me to buy anything for is my husband. He either "has everything" or "doesn't want anything." They do have some things he might like, though, like the Deco Desktop Clock.
Califkitties@aol.com

Lindsay Becher said...

My little sister would love a craft beer inspired gift -- I love the screenprinted beer towel, the beer jellies and unique coasters!

cultureshock said...

My grandfather and uncle are the hardest for me to buy for!

Lynda Del Castillo said...

I have a hard time finding a gift for my parents.
lyndadawinda1074 {at} yahoo {dot} com

Anonymous said...

ar05433@georgiasouthern.edu and I have a hard time shopping for my MOM!

Lavinia said...

I always have a hard time buying gifts for my brother who is also my roommate.

lavi_buz@yahoo.com

Lauren Rhew said...

My dad!! He is always the hardest! He is a beer fan, though, so these ideas are perfect! laurenr01543@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

Kelley0385@yahoo.com Kelley Larsen. I have a hard time finding gifts for my father-in-law because he is the type that buys himself whatever catches his eye! You have to think of something he hasn't thought of yet!

Anonymous said...

traiceakins@yahoo.com
I always have a hard time for my sons who are in their twenties. It would be fun to surprise them (instead of just getting them what they ask for). One of them is a vegan and very earth aware. I think he would love these! Thank you.

Amy said...

aebg1974 at gmail dot com

My dad will be a toughie to buy for this year!

Julie Sopha said...

did I miss it? Have you drawn yet? Our family doesn't exchange gifts, however my Dad's birthday is in December and I wonder if he's tired of the same old iTunes gift cards.....

Anonymous said...

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