Lunch Date with Uncommon Goods // GIVEAWAY

lunch date with Uncommon Goods

You may have noticed I have another new affiliate in my sidebar.  I’m so excited to partner with Uncommon Goods to bring you today’s post!  The fine folks at Uncommon Goods offered to let me pick out something special to try out and share.

Men can be hard to buy for.  I know Jared just buys what he needs/wants and whenever a gift-giving occasion rolls around I get the “I don’t need anything” shrug.  So for our “halfiversary” (yes, we still celebrate our half year anniversary) I decided to treat him to a lunch date in our dining room. I picked up this tasting plate and this adorable tea towel and planned our date around them.

One of our favorite easy meals is from scratch chicken nuggets.  I bread them using olive oil and a mix of panko, whole wheat bread crumbs, parmesan and spices and bake them for 5 minutes on each side.  I know it’s not terribly fancy, but it makes for a nice lunch with a sliced pear and some veggies.  We like to splurge a little on fancy dipping sauces (here we tried a spicy mustard, Carolina style barbeque sauce, yogurt ranch and a sweet and spicy barbeque).

Tea Towel from Uncommon Goods via Lost and Fawned

lunch date with Uncommon Goods on Lost and Fawned

I can see us using this plate a lot.  It would be great for bread, olive oil and cheese or fruit with honey, yogurt and chocolate.  It makes a simple meal a little more special.  Find more great gift ideas for the guys in your life here.

I adore the tea towel as well.  We already have an Oregonian tea towel to celebrate my childhood home.  It’s time we added some Ohio pride to our kitchen.  I love the handmade details and rik-rak trim.  It looks so sweet hanging in our kitchen.

Dipping Plate from Uncommon Goods via Lost and Fawned

As a bonus, Uncommon Gifts to offering one lucky L&F reader $50 to treat themselves with a little something (or perhaps find something special for an upcoming birthday).

Giveaway - Uncommon Goods

Uncommon Goods Giveaway IdeasThere are so many amazing items at Uncommon Goods, seriously something for everyone.  $50 can go a long way.  You can find lots of great ideas under $50 here.

There are a ton of ways to enter this giveaway.  Use the widget below (if you are reading from an RSS reader, click here to view the widget) to enter.  Some entries can be done once per day to earn bonus entries.  Giveaway will close at midnight on March 6th, 2013.

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 This giveaway is courtesy of Uncommon Goods.  I was provided with the reviewed products, but the opinions and description are my own.  I only review products I love.


  1. my hubby has been wanting whiskey stones for a while, so I would definitely get those!

  2. I think I’d get some jewelry

  3. I would get both my kids a gummy bear light!

  4. I’d get myself the sari scrunch bag.

  5. So many things to choose from! I love the Bamboo Lazy Susan.

  6. natalie nichols says:


  7. Owl tea set

  8. I’m in love with that birdy ring!

  9. lisa bolduc says:

    i would get a budda bowl. we have one and my hubby and i always fight over who gets to use it!

  10. jane jakins says:


  11. I would win this for me & my son :)

  12. I would probably buy some jewelry or my fiancee has been wanting a bracelet.

  13. give it to my wife. thankyou, ken

  14. My mom, she’s had a hard year last year, but she never fails to help her family in need. Including always right there when i need her .. I think she’ll be picking something for the kitchen :)

  15. The Sari bag is GORGEOUS. It’d be for me, of course :)

  16. Those Healing Scent Diffusers look really pretty!

  17. I would buy some Beth Mueller pottery – love her stuff!

  18. i would buy something for my sweet sister!

  19. I have NO idea but I would probably buy my therapist something :D

  20. sheila ressel says:

    I would treat myself to some of the cute outdoor lighting they have.

  21. I would treat myself to the ‘hand of buddha’ jewelry stand. my partner and i could really use a designated space to hang our mala beads when we are asleep.

  22. I love the little bird lights, one for each of the grandies and one for me. I also love the Sari bags.

  23. Kim Tucker says:

    I woul get the embroidered circle makeup bag and the make your own duct tape wallet for my nephew.

  24. I would get the Tie Dye Glasses – Set of 6 for myself.


  26. I’d probably get a terrarium bottle…but who knows, so many awesome things to choose!

  27. Melissa Hartley says:

    I would get this:

    Thank you!! :)

  28. I like the fish rattle and the oval xylophone.

  29. Colleen Boudreau says:


  30. sweeperperson says:

    I’m a big fan of their jewelry, so I would buy the ASCHER RING for myself.

  31. i love their onsies for baby

  32. Grace Inman says:


  33. Christine Waddell says:

    I love the sari bag!

  34. The micro green kits

  35. Kara Marks says:

    I need some more kitchen items, like mugs.

  36. I would get a necklace for my dear cousin who was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s yesterday at 56. Thanks for this chance.

  37. I’d like to say that I would gift something to someone else… but I’d probably end up getting myself some of this beautiful jewelry or even something fun for my office! I’m so overwhelmed, this site is GREAT!

    And that plate is awesome…

  38. I need some quality items for my kitchen.

  39. christina moore says:

    I would get something for the house, so everyone could enjoy it

  40. jennifer pot says:

    portable charger!

  41. I would get the double whiskey stones for Ty. That’s one of the few things on his practically non-existant wishlist (like Jared!) …guys are tough to shop for :)

  42. I would like the earth bracelets!!

  43. I would love to get the “Spongester” for my kitchen sponges! :)

  44. I think I’d get the footed bowl–it’s really cute!

  45. elaine bolduc says:

    i like bling bling, jewerly for my daughters

  46. both, I’d get a terrarium for our new place!

  47. I like the periodic table building blocks!

  48. Jason Han says:

    The gentleman’s deck of cards. Staying classy.

  49. channynn says:

    The 14th century beer stein would be a perfect gift for my brother!

  50. Samantha oh says:

    I would treat my mom to some new home decor and kitchenware


  52. golden storm says:

    i would pick something to go in our newly decorated bedroom

  53. Michelle Perez says:

    I’d get MINI MOSO AIR PURIFYING BAGS for the babes nursery

  54. Eugenie says:

    I would get the Acorn Necklace.

  55. if I would win I would treat myself with a special scratch post for my cat

  56. nisha mendonca says:

    id pick some intresting stuff thnx 4 d giveaway

  57. There are so many things on my “wish list”, but I think I would buy something for my husband. He is really into cooking and science, the Molecular Gastronomy Kit sounds like something he would enjoy.

  58. I really like the ridged glass guitar picks…but I also like just about everything else too!

  59. I’d get the beer making kit probably!

  60. I’d get the Lab test games.

  61. erum shaukat says:


  62. fun jewelry, i really like that bird ring!

  63. I’d treat someone else to something

  64. I would get the LINKS OF LOVE BRACELET :)

  65. I love the owl night light and carousel utensil set

  66. beewbedard says:

    for me: TRAVEL TEA TOWELS – SET OF 2

  67. My cat does not need this- but that DJ cat scratching pad is really cute!

  68. I would get my husband the beer making kit

  69. I love Adam the Doodles Man!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com

  70. I would treat myself!

  71. Beer Kit for my fiancee and me to play with!

  72. I like the NESTING PREP BOWLS! I hope to win :P

  73. I love Uncommon Goods and would love to get either the Cat Tao glasses or the Bicycle glasses.

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  74. terri tillman says:

    i would get myself the ‘sari bag’.

  75. I’d get some lovely jewelry.

  76. Kathryn Mcneal says:

    I think the shower squids are adorable, but there are so many items i love

  77. Terri Moore says:

    I would treat my daughter and son-in-law who is going to school and working hard and deserve something special like this.

  78. I would by myself a nice bracelet, maybe a stack bracelet. I think I could use a little something nice. It’s been a rough 4 months, my hubby had a heart attack, but is on the road to good health.

  79. Love uncommon goods!!

  80. I would buy these for my girls:

  81. I would get the hemp patchwork handbag!

  82. wildflwrchild says:

    There are so many amazing things! I really like the Hand of Buddha jewelry holder.

    <3 Melissa

  83. love uncommon goods for Unique gifts

  84. Maureen says:

    I like the hand embroidered region pillows.

  85. microgreens kit!

  86. I’d get the birthday month flower necklace for a friend.

  87. i love the bird lights

  88. I would treat myself to some coasters

  89. I love these bird feeders!

    Thanks for all of the hard work that goes into your site!

  90. Portable ping pong set looks fun.

  91. Thomas Murphy says:

    I would buy a lamp

  92. I’d get a terrarium bottle – those things are awesome!

  93. I love the gnome blanket.

  94. Id get myself some jewelry

  95. Serenap95 says:


  96. So many cute things! I’m not sure yet, probably a gift or something for myself:)

  97. I would get the whiskey stones for my husband or a birth month flower necklace for me.

  98. Susan Audrey says:

    I’d buy my cousin a wedding gift :)

  99. I would get my boyfriend a beer making kit for his birthday!!

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