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Uncommon Wedding and Wedding Party Gift Ideas

Searching the internet to find the perfect yet sustainable /environmentally friendly gift for your bridesmaids, groomsmen, and bride? Well we have some great ideas for you today! UncommonGoods is on a mission to create a marketplace of products that are all sustainable from earth friendly, to handmade, to organic, and even to recycled products. They feature creative, and unique products that you can feel confident in purchasing. Plus, the best part of shopping with UncommonGoods is their mission to give back – “we created the Better to Give Program in 2001, which allows you to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from us at checkout. UncommonGoods has donated over $1,000,000 since we created this program.” Now that’s spreading the love :)

So now that you’re completely sold with shopping on this incredible website, here are some of our favorite unique gift ideas for your wedding from UncommonGoods:

 

Unique Gift Ideas for your Groomsmen:

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City Map Glass | Flask Book Box | Kentucky Derby Churchill Downs Cufflinks 


Perfect Gifts for your Bridesmaids:

uncommongoods gifts for gal pals

Rose Quartz Platter | Farm Fresh Spa Experience Tin | Birthstone Definition Necklace


Personalized Wedding Gift Ideas for your Bride:

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Hearts Connect-Four Game | First Dance Personalized Art | Personalized Faux Boise Vase


Please note, this blog has been sponsored by UncommonGoods. Thank you for shopping!

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At Home Date Idea: Let’s Be Kids Again

Most of the time, you realize that it’s been forever since you and your loved one went on a date together. Your schedules are crazy, you just want to relax, or the budget doesn’t allow for it. So that’s where this great blog post comes in. We are starting a new series of At Home Date Ideas and I can’t wait to share the first one with you.

For my first idea I wanted to let out our inner kid behavior, so I’m positive it’ll be a fun one. Start with Mickey Mouse pancakes in bed! Now who wouldn’t want that? Some sausage, orange juice, and maybe spice it up with some Champagne.

simple cheap date idea at home

Head downstairs and I test you to leave all electronic devices upstairs! Still in your pajamas, gather all the blankets possible. I’m sure you know what’s coming next. FORT TIME! This is so fun and I still enjoy doing it with my significant other. Build a fort in the living room and close all the blinds. So cute and romantic!

simple cheap date idea at home

By this time, y’all are in the mood for some serious down time. Then pop in a DVD of your childhood favorite movie. Maybe Sleeping Beauty, The Incredibles, or Monsters Inc. (my personal favorite.) Make some buttery popcorn into a big bowl and bring it into your fort. This time together will be restful and recharging; something I’m sure the both of you need.

simple cheap date idea at home

After the movie, head outside for a brisk walk. Head to the nearest park or down to the river, where y’all can chat and hang out outside. If it’s too cold/hot, do a mini in home workout that has both of you laughing. I’m sure your abs will be hurting more from that. Maybe see who can hold a plank longer?

After that, I’m sure its time to rinse off. So put some bubbles in a nice warm bath and relax. You both need it. Enjoy this time together without any interruptions. Both of you get caught up in everyday life that has you not spending enough time with each other. I hope that you enjoy this post and stayed tuned for the next In Home Date Idea!

simple cheap date idea at home

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Small Ways to Show Your Significant Other You Care

Ever come home from a long day at work just wanting to rest and order in take out, but the dog ripped your favorite pillow, your AC went out, and the kids haven’t done their homework. I’m sure everyone always has those tough days where they just want some kind of comfort and reaffirmation. This would be a great cue to pick up on as a significant other to do something nice for them. Here are some ideas that will make her heart beat 10x faster:

  1. Surprise her by making dinner
    When she gets home from a tough day at work, which you already know about from talking with her, she comes into you in the kitchen making dinner. Throw something in the crockpot, put some chicken in the oven, or have steaks out on the grill, this will ensure a happy happy significant other. [Image Credit Link]
  2. Massage at Bed Time
    After all the dishes are clean and the kids (dogs, cats, birds) are in bed, tell her to come next to you. Play some music and give her a short massage.
  3. 10 Free Coupon Book
    These are always fun to give! 10 Free coupons that they can use whenever they want. Here are some examples: 1) go to a nice dinner, 2) one free massage, 3) foot rub, 4) do the dishes for a week, 5) breakfast in bed. So cute and so simple! [Image Credit Link]
  4. Messages throughout the House
    I have always been a sucker for sweet messages from my loved ones! I know you all remembered when your mom used to write on your napkin for your school lunch. How about do this around the house? Messages on the bathroom mirror, in the refrigerator, on her favorite DVD case, or on her nightstand. These simple gestures can sure go a long way. [Image Credit Link]
  5. Spa Day
    Now every girl (or guy) needs a spa day once in a while. Book an appointment for your significant other on a day where you know they are completely free. Give them the day off by letting them have a stress free day by themselves (or with friends). [Image Credit Link]

These are only a few ways to make your significant other feel special. You should be making them feel special each and everyday. Thanks for checking in!

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Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Her

Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, so for all those dudes searching for the perfect gifts for your girlfriend, wife, or mom – here are our ideas!

valentine's day gifts for girls
1) Blanket Scarf $13.99
2) Journal $11.70
3) Watch $16.99
4) Blanket $18.74
5) Jewelry Box $7.99
6) Schwinn Bike $199.99
7) Love Gift Box $49

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Give Your Wife What She Actually Wants For Valentines Day

Anniversaries, birthdays, Christmas, Valentine’s Day… do you ever get overwhelmed trying to keep up with gifts for your significant other for these occasions? As the years go on, do you constantly wrack your brain for the perfect gift?

I am about to let you in on a secret on how you can love your wife, girlfriend, fiancé, significant other even better… find out what their love language is. (Image Credit)

There are five love languages, discovered by the author Gary Coleman. These five include: acts of service, gifts, quality time, physical touch, and words of affirmation. Everyone receives love and shows love in different ways. Once you determine how your significant other best receives love, you can cater to them in these ways. (Image Credit)

This is a growing process. Over the years I find that I try to love others the way that I want to be loved. I enjoy gifts and physical touch. Yet, others might feel uncomfortable receiving gifts or being hugged. You can determine the best possible gift by finding how they want to be loved, not how you want to love them.

As a Valentine’s Day tradition, my mom would always have my sister and I take the love language test, and we would compare it to previous years to see how we changed or evolved through out the years. Knowing how someone else scores lets you in on how to serve them better.

So before Valentine’s Day, I would recommend that you and your significant other take the quiz and compare answers. This way you know exactly how to surprise them in a way that you know they will love and feel comfortable with. Here is the link: http://www.5lovelanguages.com/profile/ (Image Credit)

I will give some examples for each type.

    • Acts of service: this can be as simple as fixing that leaky faucet, changing that light bulb, taking her broken necklace to the jeweler to be repaired. These might not sound as romantic as other options, but someone who values acts of service is a practical kind of person who values when you put effort into the little things. To help complete these tasks, getting a “to do list” notepad is very helpful to keep track of things that need to be done. (Buy the gift below by clicking here!)

 

    • Gifts: this is the most popular display of affection for Valentine’s Day. One way to surprise her without having to pry and ask for hints is to have her set up a Target wish list or registry that you can look at on your own time. That way it is right in front of you, easy to access, but you can choose from a list. This makes it easier to surprise her at random times instead of always having to ask for ideas. (Image Credit)

 

    • Quality time: watch that chick flick she has been dying to see, help her with her DIY project, ask her about her day. Light some candles, grab the cozy blankets and pillows, and just be with her. No distractions from phones, laptops, tablets, etc. Just your unadulterated attention. Getting a designated basket to keep electronics and distractions in during quality time is a good way to keep all attention on your loved one. Target has a huge variety in all different sizes and looks. (Buy the gift below by clicking here!)

 

    • Physical touch: hold her hand at dinner, wrap her up in a big hug when she comes home from work, cuddle while watching a movie, play with her hair, kiss her forehead, slow dance with her in the kitchen. Something new and fun to try for Valentine’s Day would be to learn how to swing dance! In addition, learning how to play with a girl’s hair is key, and many men need some helpful hints. Any girl scoring high in the physical touch category will melt if you are good at playing with her hair. Rake your fingers through her hair, starting at her scalp. Scratch her head, comb her hair, but do not pull or tangle. A scalp massager from Target might be your new best friend. Or ask her what her favorite is. Learning how to give a nice shoulder massage is also the perfect relaxer after a tough day. (Buy the gift below by clicking here!)

 

  • Words of affirmation: write her love letters, hand written cards, post it notes all over her desk/calendar/sink for when she gets ready in the morning. These little reminders will make her smile, and having a physical reminder of this sweet gesture is nice. We call these “atta-girl” moments, and these are nice to pull out on a rainy day when a pick me up is necessary. Genuine compliments are important as well, though. Tell her she is beautiful when she is in sweats, and when she puts in the extra effort for date night. Don’t just stop there, though. Compliment her dreams and aspirations, personality, goals achieved, wisdom, how she contributes to your life. Try this fill in the blank book for a meaningful gift she can read back on. (Buy the gift below by clicking here!)

Many people score high in multiple areas, so feel free to mix and match these kinds of options for the best possible Valentine’s Day where both parties will feel the love. The best part about it? These can all be continued for every day life, and ramped up/dramatized for big celebrations like Valentine’s Day, anniversaries, birthdays, and other holidays!

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