Last Sunday was our wedding anniversary. I'm 8 days late sharing this news, because how else do I run this thing except backwards, but this time I have a good reason! A few days prior to our anniversary I was contacted by UncommonGoods. They very generously offered to send me an item to review from their personalized or anniversary gift sections. It was kismet, I tell you.
I accepted the offer, not just because mama didn't raise no dummy, but because UncommonGoods is a pretty awesome company. Allow me to explain - UncommonGoods is a B Corporation, meaning they meet high standards on a whole bunch of issues, including wage levels and environmental impact. With every purchase made, they donate $1 to a non-profit organization through their Better to Give program. And (my favorite bits) they operate out of the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal in Brooklyn, New York, and half of everything they sell is made by hand.
I mean seriously. That's pretty major stuff. Of course I jumped at the chance to review an item. The personalized gift section is huge and has more adorable things than you can shake a stick at, you can see it here. The anniversary section gave me a severe case of indecision, you can see what I mean here.
I seriously considered the make-your-own-gin kit. Because of reasons. But I eventually settled on this, the Links of Love necklace.
The packaging was adorable. I'm a sucker for good packaging.
Love at first sight. Big, licky love. Which was surprising as I usually favor big chunky necklaces, but this one is just too gorgeous.
Included in the package (and detailed on the web site) is the information about the person who makes this necklace. A Nashville-based artist named Beth Lawrence made this beautiful piece, and got the inspiration for it when she was pregnant with her first child. (Together on 3.....awwwwww!)
It ended up being the perfect way to remember our anniversary. My husband particularly likes it because it reminds him of the necklace Emma Swan wears on the show 'Once Upon a Time'. Not that we're nerds or anything.
I've been wearing it every day since it arrived. It's such a simple design that it goes with pretty much everything in my wardrobe.
If you are looking for an anniversary gift or something personalized (or for any other occasion, really) then I would highly recommend checking out UncommonGoods. I'll be shopping there in the future. (That gin kit isn't going to buy itself.)
See you later!
Disclosure: I received this product for free to review on this blog, but all opinions expressed are my own.