UncommonGoods Offers Uncommonly Great Gifts #Giveaway #Ad

Disclosure: The author received a product for review. Opinions expressed herein were not influenced by said sample product.

Before moving to Manhattan, I lived in one bedroom apartment in the Bronx. Surprisingly, it was much bigger than my two bedroom Manhattan apartment. It also had a fire escape. Now that I live in a highrise, I don’t have one. But I do have fond memories of my older son and I sitting on that fire escape. It was our (semi) private urban “backyard”. It had a a garden (container garden), a view and a “backyard fence” to pass the time away with our neighbors – you just couldn’t lean over or you would fall 5 stories!

The fire escape was the place to go when my son and I needed a breather. We would blow bubbles, people watch and tell silly jokes. In the winter, we made mini-snowmen and left breadcrumbs for the birds. It was also where I hung clothes to dry, learned about the neighborhood bocinche/gossip, and went to sunbathe. We did everything you would do in a suburban backyard on that fire escape and we didn’t need a lawn mower!

My youngest doesn’t have these memories. By the time he came along, we were living in Manhattan.  He’s always felt left out because of this. So, this year I have a surprise for him. I got him his very own fire escape!

UnCommon Goods Fire Escape Shelf | LatinaOnaMission.com


When I was approached by UncommonGoods to review a product from their site, I jumped at the chance.  They have so many unique items that I would never be able to find elsewhere! It was really hard to chose just one item. I spent days searching because I couldn’t decide. I finally came across the Fire Escape Shelf. I knew this was it. My youngest son would finally get to experience a fire escape. He would love it!

UncommonGoods has a wonderful selection of Stocking Stuffers, Christmas Gifts and Personalized Gifts. The creatively designed, high-quality merchandise is pretty one of a kind. They even offer handmade goods! And, their prices are fairly reasonable.

You can shop by price, recipient, collections or interests. If you’re anything like me you will want to peruse the entire site. I think I’m secretly addicted now!

Best of all, at least in my opinion, is how UncommonGoods donates a portion of your order to your choice of non-profit organizations: American Forests, Women for Women International, City Harvest, and the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network (RAINN) via their Better to Give Program.

Definitely a site to bookmark and fave.


The item I selected, the Fire Escape Shelf, received 4.5 stars our of 5 in it’s reviews. I’m not surprised. It’s a great design made from strong, quality material. It’s also easy to assemble and appears to be very sturdy.

Note: I have not hung it yet because it is a Dia de los Tres Reyes Magos / Three Kings Day gift to celebrate one of the most important holidays on the Puerto Rican calendar. I’ll update with images once the gift is received and set up. :)


Given that I have never ordered from UncommonGoods, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised to find that they were very efficient. The item arrived very quickly. It was also packaged in bubble wrap so as not to damage the item in transit.


We’re excited to announce that UncommonGoods is sponsoring a Latina On a Mission giveaway. One very lucky reader will win a $100 UncommonGoods gift certificate!

To enter the giveaway use the Rafflecopter giveaway form below.  Giveaway is open to US residents over 18 years of age. Giveaway ends on January 9, 2015 at 11:59pm, EST.

Suerte! / Good luck!

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About the Author

Migdalia Rivera, also known as Ms. Latina in social media, is a single Latina mother of a teen, tween and 2 Australian Shepherds. When not blogging, or chasing after her energetic bunch, she connects influential bloggers with brands and PR agencies via her blogger network, Stiletto Media.

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  • Denise L January 5, 2015, 11:46 am

    I’d get the Equation Geek Clock for my daughter.

  • latanya January 5, 2015, 5:42 pm

    Bioluminescent Dino Pet

  • Danielle D January 5, 2015, 5:46 pm

    Story of The Earth Set of 7 Bracelets

  • Tricia W. January 5, 2015, 5:48 pm

    I like the recycled wine bottles
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  • Courtnie January 5, 2015, 5:50 pm

    One of the things I’d like is the guitar string bracelets.


  • AsatruMom January 5, 2015, 6:27 pm

    I might get Etched Walnut Wooden Bow Tie.
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  • Betsy Barnes January 5, 2015, 7:07 pm

    If I won, I would choose the Don’t Quit Your Daydream Framed Art Block. I am in the process of updating my home decor in my living room, this would look great :)

  • Chela January 6, 2015, 1:37 am

    I love Uncommon Goods! And it’s funny but I’ve been eyeing that same fire escape for months now! Lol Reminds me of home. I’d either get that or the Aquafarm. I have an entire catalogue with dog-eared pages of all the stuff I want. :)

  • Jessibeth Vicenty January 6, 2015, 9:34 am

    I like a lot of stuff! Some of them are:

    -Unzipped Glass Zipper Bag
    -Hidden Animal Mugs
    -Chalkboard Table Runner Set

  • Carolyn G January 6, 2015, 10:26 am

    The Olive Server

  • Diana January 6, 2015, 10:29 am

    OMG there are so many things! The wooden foreign language blocks for my son, or some decorative accents for my home … but the jewelry is nice too… ahhhh too much to pick from!

  • CR Williams January 6, 2015, 6:45 pm

    I would get the Reef Necklace

  • Birdiebee January 6, 2015, 8:16 pm

    I would likely purchase the Kitchen Multi Storage Organizer. There are so many awesome items to choose from.

  • ellen casper January 7, 2015, 12:04 am

    Love the Rustling Leaves Necklace

  • Cheryl January 7, 2015, 12:50 pm

    I would love to get some of the Edgar and Ollie The Puppet Pals for kids in need. How special they would be for them.
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  • Laura P. January 7, 2015, 1:07 pm

    The Center Stripe Tumbler glasses and I really like the Mismatched Socks too.

  • shaunie January 7, 2015, 7:08 pm

    I would get the salt collection- Flavors of America Salt Collection

  • Lynn January 7, 2015, 7:21 pm

    I would get The Mug With A Hoop for my little brother!

  • Ashley C January 7, 2015, 7:39 pm

    I’d get the Bubble Glass and Wire Pendant Lamp


  • Tabathia B January 7, 2015, 9:39 pm

    I like the Manhattan Rooftop Honey Flight

  • Sabrina January 8, 2015, 12:00 pm

    Wow, love the site. Cool stuff. I like the wishing ball. In my household we were planning to use a jar.

  • Sabrina January 8, 2015, 12:02 pm

    Wow, love the site. Cool stuff. I like the wishing ball. In my household we were planning to use a jar

  • Linda F. January 8, 2015, 12:15 pm

    It’s hard to choose exactly what I’d pick but I love their unique bracelets.

  • Wendy Rozema January 8, 2015, 3:12 pm

    I’d get the Healing Stone Mugs!

  • Heather Dawn January 9, 2015, 1:41 pm

    I would so get the Spiky Owl Balancer Stake!

  • Cori Westphal January 9, 2015, 5:51 pm

    I might get the Satellite Bowl! Very cool!

    coriwestphal at msn dot com
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  • Katie | FashionFrugality.com January 9, 2015, 9:56 pm

    I would totally go for the Sterling Graffiti Drop Earrings! Gorgeous and made right in my state!
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  • lori clark January 9, 2015, 10:02 pm

    I think I would get a personalized whiskey barrel. I think its a cute novelty item!

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