I am always thrilled as a blogger to work with a company I have known about for a long while. When UncommonGoods contacted me about working with them for some Father's Day ideas, as well as review a product, I was so excited. Father's Day was always a big celebration in my home, and I miss the holiday since my Dad passed away in 2004. You can also celebrate Grandfathers and Godfathers as well on this day, they deserve wonderful gifts and to be appreciated for all they do for us! UncommonGoods has a great array of gifts for the wonderful husband if you click here, I know many of these items my Dad would have loved!
The one thing I love when I shop is a place that carries unique items. I hate when everyone has the same thing, I like originality. UncommonGoods has that in abundance. The fact that they deal with products that are handcrafted by artisans, many of their items are only available from their catalog/website. When you choose a gift from UncommonGoods, you can bet it will be something very original.
You can click here for some of the fabulous gifts for men selections available, such a cool choice of products! I could never buy just one thing for my Dad, he was spoiled very well and I loved doing it!
The Spice Lab Gourmet Collection is a fabulous choice of gift for the Dad who loves to cook! My Dad loved cooking on the grill, and he enjoyed watching the cooking channels as well. Sea Salt is something that can really change a recipe from good to great. It will give you a poignant flavor like no other spice. A little also goes a long way, so these will last you for many recipes!
The packaging of this is just so lovely for gift giving. I love the little spoon that comes with the set, you receive a total of 11 Sea Salt varieties. You can refill the tubes with your own salt once they become empty. The base is made from reclaimed North American cedar, made in the USA as well. It looks really rich on a kitchen counter!
Here is some information on all the varieties above:
The California salt is infused Sonoma County and Vintage Merlot, recalling the lush vinos harvested from Napa Valley. The New Mexican variety gets its heat from smoked chipotle, and the Maine, North Carolina, and Washington salts have been smoked with American hardwoods for a distinctively earthy and robust character. Other salts in the assortment feature flavors based solely on the resources of a select locale: Hawaiian salt gets its striking black color from lava; Utah "sweet salt" (also called "Utah Red") comes from an underground prehistoric salt deposit deep inside a mountain; the New York salt is harvested from the Finger Lakes region of the state.
I really loved the World of Salt chart that came with the set. It tells you which salt goes with which types of food is in your recipe. Vegetables, chicken, red meat, fish and sauces & soup are your categories. This really takes the guess work out of deciding which salt will go best with your cuisine. Just brilliant!!
For your Father's Day shopping, you can also check out fabulous personalized gifts for men here at the Uncommongoods website - lots of great ideas!!
Items for Father's Day can be shipped overnight by June 18th to arrive in time for Dad's big day.
A bit of background about Uncommongoods:
Founded in 1999 and headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, UncommonGoods is a privately-owned retailer that endeavors to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people. We run all our operations out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal, including our warehouse where the lowest-paid seasonal worker starts at 50% above the minimum wage. We make it our mission to support and provide a platform for artists and designers; in fact, half of what we sell is made by hand. Most of the products we carry are created right here in the USA, and about one-third of our entire collection incorporates recycled and/or upcycled materials. At the core of our company is a great respect for the integrity of the creative individual and the belief that it is our responsibility to use our business to impact the world in a positive way.
Disclosure: I received the product mentioned above for free and monetary compensation for this review. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. All opinions are my own.