Recently I was very lucky to have the chance to review a product from Uncommon Goods. I was ecstatic since this is one of my favorite catalog/websites! They always have really unique items, most of which are handmade by artisans all over the world. I also love their commitment to green design! I have bought things and been given things in the past from the catalog and have always loved everything! They have gifts for everyone on your list, and do a great job with gift guides like this one Here. I decided to review the mugs that I have had my eye on for some time, the Bad Dog Wisdom Mugs, and the Video Kitty Mugs.
What always draws me into these wonderful mugs is that they so humorously depict the essence of my own pets! I can clearly see each of our dogs in these cute situations! My favorite mug of the Bad Dog wisdom is the “assess risk and reward.” Beau is notorious for stealing food right off of your plate if you aren’t paying attention. The “assert yourself” is Sadie through and through. She barks at every big dog that walks by at the dog park. She’s all rough and tumble when there’s a fence up but if we’re out of the park she’ll bark at a big dog and then high tail it between our feet to hide.
The Video Kitty mugs remind me so much of our kitties too, and Roux’s book especially! The “refuses to be typecast” reminds me of Sophie and how she would squeeze herself into every bucket or box she could fit herself in, including a few of my handbags. “Ready for my closeup”could have been Roux on any day! Of course not only from the book we self published of him but just of how photogenic he was! It makes me think of how he would go sit and wait to be photographed on my mom’s backdrops in her studio. So many times I would have to go and get him when she would be using it to photograph clients since Roux thought he was supposed to be part of the picture.
Our pets are such a large part of our lives! They make us better, happier, sweeter! I have to say I knew I would just love these mugs before I even received them just for the art alone. However, I was really impressed with the quality! The Bad Dog Wisdom mugs are diner style mugs and have a really nice solid feel in your hand! We also really loved the size of the Video Kitty Mugs! They weren’t quite as heavy but the size was bigger and holds a perfect amount of tea for me! I love dishes in particular, but my favorite type of products are ones that make me smile or fill me with a little sense of love when I see them or use them, and these mugs fit that bill perfectly!
I think they would be wonderful to give as a gift to yourself, or for those you love! They would be great for animal lovers and coffee aficionados alike. To get your own set of these wonderful mugs visit the Uncommon Goods website Here to see fabulous personalized wonders and so much more. We all know Mother’s Day is coming up and there are plenty of Gifts for Mom too like these. Overall, Uncommon Goods is one of my favorite companies on the web, and I feel very privileged to be able to share this little review with you all today! I am very particular about products I will review on the blog here, and I have nothing but the highest praise for everything I have from Uncommon Goods, both things I have purchased or been gifted. I highly recommend them as a place to get amazing gifts!