Ever Green

There’s a theory out there that’s often applied to content marketing, about how some content is ‘evergreen’. Namely, that it outlives the day it was published. Some posts on this blog would be considered evergreen actually, because the gift ideas are still so wildly popular that I’m still seeing hundreds of hits on particular posts on a weekly basis. I thought it was a fitting choice for today’s featured brand for a host of reasons – evergreen trees and their association with the holidays, the fact this is a gift-giving resource you can dip into year after year, and the fact that their very name, theUncommonGreen, feature the titular colour. Let’s check out what they have to offer, shall we?

theUncommon Green Street Map TumblersMaps Glassware – $12.50 each
Say hello to your new favourite glass – and one of theUncommonGreen’s most popular gift items. Each 11 oz tumbler is etched with a shockingly detailed map of the featured city’s paths and landmarks. It’s a fitting choice for anyone that’s a hometown hero looking to celebrate their Torontonian (or whatever city you hail from) roots, as well as a cool pick for a loved one that’s recently moved away. The four glasses above represent the current Canadian cities you can choose from – but if you’ve got ties to the U.S., there’s plenty of options from Atlanta to Washington. You can also add custom text to the side or bottom of the glass to make it super customized. Consider pairing a glass with a 26 of your friend or family member’s favourite drink for an extra special gift.

Molecular Wine Glasses theUncommonGreenMolecular Flutes – $30 per pair
I’m actually heading to a wedding on New Year’s Eve – and this would make an awesome gift for the bride & groom. If you’re celebrating a similarly love-filled occasion or you simply want to commemorate a couple’s first holiday season together, anniversary or engagement, then keep an eye on these lovely glasses. They’re etched with the molecules for Oxytocin and Vassopressin, two hormones linked to true love and lasting, long-term relationships. Box ’em up with a bottle of bubbly for a toast to a long and happy romantic future together.

theUncommonGreen Pi PlatePi Plate – $55
Speaking of brainy yet beautiful gifts, theUncommonGreen also carries a lineup of Pi-themed items. Alas, not the delicious edible kind, but the mathematical, infinite number we’ve all come to know (to varying degrees) and love. You can nab everything from shooter glasses to coasters to show off your love of numbers (and practice memorizing Pi while you’re at it), but I was drawn toward the amusingly named ‘Pi Plate’ for a number (hey-o) of reasons. First, it’s made from uber durable Corian, a countertop material, meaning it can double as a cutting and serving board. Second, it’s the type of conversation starter that any math whizzes will adore as they serve up apertifs at their next board game night, binge watching session or crazy intellectual cocktail party. Functional and fun – what more could I ask for?

State SlatesState Slates – $65
And that cheesy mention brings me right over to theUncommonGreen’s State Slates, another versatile serving board for any occasion. These raw-edged beauties have cork feet to protect your tabletop, and come in over a dozen designs, all of which feature a U.S. state etching, including major roadways. Canada hasn’t made their way into this relatively new segment of theUncommonGreen’s Maps barware collection, but all in due time. In the meantime, opt for a state that means something to your loved one – maybe they moved there, went to school there, or are a New York or California fanatic. Whatever the case, these chic slate boards make a perfect housewarming or newlywed gift.

theUncommonGreen Concrete Shave SetConcrete Shave Set – $130
Here’s a primo gift for the discerning gentleman on your list – theUncommonGreen’s new line of grooming products, 73Prime, is all about durability and quality. This unique razor and high quality shaving brush are both made from a unique post-consumer mixture of granite and marble dust, which is blended into an advanced concrete compound and molded into ultra-smooth, ultra-luxe shaving tools. The rationale behind the concrete is this: when your handle is too light, you tend to overcompensate to get those whiskers shed. With a sturdy handle, you can apply a lighter touch, preventing you from potentially roughing up your sensitive skin.

theUncommonGreen Flotsam ClocksFlotsam Clocks – $60 each
One of theUncommonGreen’s core principles is to design and manufacture sustainably. That’s why you’ve probably noted above mentions of recycled materials playing a big part in many of their designs. Such is the case with the brand’s wildly successful Flotsam clocks and tables, which are made from a unique composite material designed for the U.S. Navy and other heavy duty marine equipment. Their unique bubbly texture gives these simple clocks an edgy, modern feel – plus you’ll feel good about knowing your home decor is actually a green choice. It’s also worth noting that this line in particular is sold out as of me writing this post – and sells out quickly when it is in stock. So if you’re interested, be sure to sign up for theUncommonGreen’s ‘Notify Me’ emails so you know when they’re available again.

I am somewhat just scratching the surface here for what theUncommonGreen carries. In working with the brand to build this post, I can tell you this. They are always coming up with new ideas and new products, and are fully worth keeping bookmarked as they add more items and expand their existing collections. Also, I just feel good about featuring them. I mean that wholeheartedly – these are good people, with good ideas, and good gift choices that you can feel good about buying. All good! They do ship to Canada, however theUncommonGreen is also working on building up their Canadian distribution, so keep your eyes peeled – you may see them in a gift shop near you very soon. In the meantime, I’m pleased to announce I’m giving away a $150 theUncommonGreen credit for you to shop to your heart’s content in their store. Here’s how to enter to win:

1) Visit theUncommonGreen website and then tell me in the comments below by November 21, 2014 – how would you spend your $150 credit if you won? You can tell me about as many items as you want 🙂

2) Entries are limited to one per person / per email address / per household (or more if you score bonus entries). A random draw will be conducted on or around November 22, 2014 to select the winner(s), who will have 48 hours to respond before another winner is chosen in their place.

3) Entries are limited to Canadians that have reached the age of majority in their province. Quebec is not eligible for this promotion.

4) Bonus Entry: There are four ways to earn bonus entries into the draw, all of which involve following and interacting with theUncommonGreen’s social media. For each activity that you do, be sure to leave proof in a separate comment (i.e. one bonus entry per comment) below. Good luck!

TwitterFollow theUncommonGreen, tag them & me in a Tweet that links back to this post, leave a link to your Tweet in the comments below.

Facebook – Like theUncommonGreen, leave a wall post, then link back to your wall post in the comments below.

Pinterest – Follow theUncommonGreen, then Repin any of their Pins to a board of your own. Link back to your Pin in the comments below.

Instagram – Follow theUncommonGreen, like or comment on a photo, link back to that photo below with your instagram username.

132 Responses to “Ever Green”
  1. janicour says:

  2. Evan says:

    I would really like to put the credit towards a concrete shave brush, the towel pair, and a phone case. Thank you.

  3. Leah M says:

    i would definitely get some maps barware. I love the pint glasses!

  4. Marlene says:

    to name a few items..

  5. aly3360 says:

    I think i’d get a couple set of MOLECULAR FLUTES. I’d love a bunch of the Maps glassware, but not until they have my city!!

  6. Katie says:

    I would spend the money on the Smart products collection http://www.theuncommongreen.com/collections/smart-products

    In particular I like the pi coasters and glasses

  7. Erin McSweeney says:

    i would love to put the credits toward boston street maps carafe, and a set of boston street maps rocks http://www.theuncommongreen.com/collections/street-maps-glassware/products/boston-street-maps-carafe

  8. Joan G. says:

    I would purchase the Pi Plate and some street Map Glasses.

  9. Leah says:

    I’d buy the Key Shelf, the Taraxa Coasters, or use the credit towards a Purlin Side Table

  10. Erin W says:

    I’d get 3 sets of the VANCOUVER STREET MAPS ROCKS tumblers, for my brother, husband and bestie!

  11. Erin W says:

    Facebook comment!

  12. Alison K says:

    Visited theUncommonGreen website and I would spend my $150 credit on Street Maps Rocks glasses for HK, UK, ON, BC, PQ & either the Key Shelf – Curve or Key Shelf Linear – Linear, if I won 🙂

  13. Alison K says:

    Twitter bonus entry: Followed theUncommonGreen & tweeted https://twitter.com/SoulSeeker0/status/531499969111674880?lang=en

  14. kittypride says:

    The maps glassware are so cool and the Molecular flutes are neat too, I would buy them.

  15. gloria konelsky says:

    Flotsjam Clock

  16. SueSueper says:

    I may just pick up a few sets of GENE BAR TOWELS

  17. Sherry K says:

    I would get the Pi items – the Pi plate, Pi bottle opener and some Pi coasters.

  18. Susan Patterson says:

    Map glassware and molecular flutes would be my choice! They would make great hostess gifts! Thank you

  19. Debbie Bashford says:

    I would get a set of LOFT MASON BRACKETS, SOBO MARTINI GLASS and a state slate for sure

  20. Shelley N says:

    great stuff on that site. We have a lot of relatives in the USA. I would get our nephew 2 Columbus Street maps rocks since he lives there and an Ohio State Slate for my sister in law and 2 Toronto Street maps rocks for a very good friend in Toronto.

  21. dorcontest says:

    I would get the Gene Rocks Glasses, Pi Plate and quite a few of the Denver Street Maps Pints.
    Doreen Lamoureux

  22. GARRY S says:


  23. I would get some of the map cases phone cases

  24. Nick Ponomarev says:

    I would use the credit for the map glasses

    • Pam says:

      I would spend the money on the Brooklyn map rock glasses. they would be a cool addition to the bar…definitely conversation pieces

  25. Sylvia says:

    I would spend my money on the pi plate and the key shelf among other things.

  26. aarone mawdsley says:

    I would like Concrete Shave Set – $130!

  27. Janina Kraus says:

    Love those clocks… how diferent!

  28. Betty S says:

    There are so many cool things I would love to have the Pi Plate and also the REal Wood

  29. Betty S says:

  30. Jessica Lord says:

    I would choose the concrete shave set and the personalized maps rocks

  31. Janice Lewis says:

    Since there is none of my town but I really like these, I picked one of an awesome place http://www.theuncommongreen.com/collections/state-slates/products/new-york-state-slate

  32. The etched state slates seem pretty nifty

  33. Ann says:

    I would love the Vancouver and Toronto street maps bar glasses.

  34. Simon Esler says:

    Here’s me exciting breakdown.

    Key shelf $25 – so elegant!
    Loft mason brackets $25 x2 – perfect for our new space and for protecting bamboo from our cats!
    Steel Pi bottle opener $30 – i love beer
    Sobo martini glasses $36 x2 – for my mom
    Toronto street maps rocks $12.50 x2 – I love Toronto…and whiskey

  35. dabrowne says:

    A set of 4 SOBO martini glasses would take care of the $150.

  36. Grace says:

    I love the maps bar glasses! I would love to get them as a present for my parents with all the places they’ve visited and loved.

  37. Kristen says:

    Love the pi bottle opener and the Toronto street maps bar glasses. They have a lot of fun stuff!

  38. CLC says:

    My son would love the concrete shave set.

  39. Rob Shiels says:

    If I won I’d definitely use the money for a couple of the flotsam clocks ( love these ) also maybe a few sets of the shatter coasters.

    Robbie Shiels

  40. Mark Chiovitti says:

    I would wait for the concrete shave kit to come back in stock and pick it up.

  41. Their stuff is pretty cool! I’m going to a wedding next year and this would make the perfect gift! If I won, I’d buy 4 Street Map Rocks Glasses, 4 Street Map Pint Glasses, and 4 Street Map Wine Glasses

  42. Rob Shiels says:

    following uncommongreen on Pinterest and repinned a photo – http://www.pinterest.com/pin/491736853038571508/

  43. mcmc says:

    concrete shave set would be a great gift and I love the flotsam clocks so they are my most favs

  44. Definitely the maps bar ware. I love them. A mix of rocks and pint glasses with Vancouver on them. I love my city! My craft beer would never taste better! I would add in the carafe for my sparkling water and the Boston marathon for days I need motivation.

  45. April Lavergne says:

    I would live the map glasses and the towel bar 🙂

  46. Maryanne says:

    I’m a genetic scientist so I would love the gene bartowels and the rock tumblers!

  47. KellyPC says:

    Oh wow! So many neat things! We’d definitely get some New Orleans street map rocks glasses & I think my hubby would love a Concrete Shave Brush! What a cool idea!

  48. intensev5 says:

    I really like the TARAXA COASTER SET

  49. Kimberly B says:

    Love the Maps bar ware – especially the Nashville ones!

  50. Sean M says:

    I absolutely love the Vancouver street maps rocks glasses!! Love to rep the home city!!

  51. Edmond says:

    Re: OMG, luv the TARAXA COASTER SET. To die for. Wow, $150 gift code is fab. & splendid. 2 fingers snap. It is tight, fly & off the chain. Thank you for the awesomeness, the contest, and generosity. Dear Santa: I’ve been nice. My X-Mas wish this year is to win this contest.

  52. I would buy the SHATTER COASTERS..i`m always loking for a nice set of coasters. I would also buy the PERSONALIZED MAPS ROCKS glass,,so unique.

  53. I follow them on pinterest and repinned

  54. I follow on instagram and liked & commented on this pic

  55. I like on facebook and commented

  56. Steph says:

    I would love to purchase a set of the Maps Glassware – love that is features Canadian cities.

  57. Sherri F says:

    I’d love to have a set of 4 London Street Maps Rocks glasses!

  58. JordanK says:

    There are so many cool items I’d buy: The Pi Plate, Molecular Flutes and the Paris Street Maps Carafe would be top of my list.

  59. Cahley Tod-Tims says:

    I would buy the Street Maps Rocks glasses in my favourite cities like London, Vancouver, San Francisco…and Maybe a California Slate State.

  60. Jessica e says:

    Molecular Flutes – $30 per pair these would make great xmas gifts!

  61. Angela Mitchell says:

    I would get the Vancouver Street Maps Rocks and the California State Slate.

  62. truckerofbc says:

    I would love the concrete razor and concrete brush set

  63. Shelley N says:

    following on Pinterest and pinned http://www.pinterest.com/pin/443886106997632546/

  64. cookie3 says:

    Cool items at theuncommongreen. I would purchase a couple of gene bar towels for my daughter the cytogeneticist , a flotsam clock for me , & some Pi Theorem pint glasses for the mathematician my daughter married.

  65. Burcu says:

    Boston Street Maps Carafe, Shatter Coasters (set of 2) and Pi Coasters (set of 4)

  66. Stuart Hermeston-Holtby says:

    I would definitely get the Concrete Shave set for myself.

  67. Stuart Hermeston-Holtby says:

    View this post on Instagram

    theUncommonGreen concrete shave set.

    A post shared by Well Told (@welltolddesign) on

  68. Victoria Ess says:


  69. Trevor Matychuk says:

    I really like the Concrete Shave Set, very classy.

  70. Taps says:

    I would use the money to get the Toronto maps tumbler and the key shelf.

  71. Elena says:

    I’d get the concrete shave set as a gift for my husband

  72. Dreena says:

    I’d select: California State Slate, London Street Maps Rocks, NYC Street Maps Carafe.

  73. Jason Quarrie says:

    I’m a chemist…so the molecular flutes are a MUST have, whether or not I win this contest!!!

  74. Mike says:

    I would get the following:

    Gene Rocks Glass
    Pi Plate
    Pi Shooter
    Gene Bar Towel

  75. Julia H says:

    If I won, I’d use it to get Concrete Shave Set for my boyfriend, and the Miami Street Map Pint for me!

  76. aclily19 says:

    I would get the flotsam clock

  77. Tina L. says:

    I would get the Gene Bar Towel, SoBo Martini Glass and Gene Rocks Glass.

  78. beewbedard says:

    I would get 4 sets of Molecular Flutes (pair)

  79. I like the pair of Gene Bar Towel, the Chicago street maps pint and the shatter coasters

  80. Follow theUncommonGreen, on twitter (Vesper1931) and tweeted – https://twitter.com/Vesper1931/status/534481417904734209

  81. i like the Loft Mason Brackets

  82. A lot of what I wanted was sold out – so I would be loading up on the Lorem Ipsum and Pi products. They are fun, and would make some cool gifts for the geeks in my family.

  83. Aimee says:

    I’d like to buy the flotsam clocks for gifts

  84. Evren Ay says:


  85. julia g says:

    I like the Lorem Ipsum glass: http://www.theuncommongreen.com/collections/smart-products/products/lorem-ipsum-rocks-glass
    I think that getting personalized glasses would make a great gift.

  86. julia g says:

    I have followed and repinned on Pinterest

  87. julia g says:

    I have followed you both on twitter and tweeted the following: https://twitter.com/iagreesmedley/status/535351527611711488

  88. lindsay d. says:

    i would love a set of the Maps Rocks…Toronto, Rio, Paris…and a set or 2 for my friends!

  89. Carol M says:

    I’d go for the Concrete shave set

  90. Sylvia says:

    I would get Gene Bar Towel & Gene Rocks Glass

  91. kim heintz says:

    I love the map phone cases and barware! Personalized gifts would be great too!

  92. Tanis says:

    The maps glassware are pretty neat. As a geography student I would probably snatch those up if I won 🙂

  93. Colleen Rose says:

    Pi plate and coasters

  94. Tracy D says:

    A lot of the items I like are sold out lol, but I do like the Flotsam Clock, and also this end table!


  95. Tracy D says:

    Followed Uncommon green on Twitter and tweeted! https://twitter.com/Tracydeanne/status/535943146958757889

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