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uncommongoods-logoI’m a terrible gift giver. The gifts aren’t terrible; it’s the giving as in I can never figure out what to get, so I end up not giving a gift at all. [-10 cool points]

The problem is that I want to give something unique that no one else will give. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, until I end up not picking anything. What I need is a place to get those uncommon goods I’m looking for.

Well, in an incredible stroke of luck, UncommonGoods happens to just that place! With their handmade offerings and creative takes on everyday items, the odds of me being a complete gift (un)giving loser plummet dramatically.

With Father’s Day coming up, UncommonGoods can very well save you from settling for the tired old tie clip, cologne or cricket bat. Click here to see their unique gift options for Dad’s big day.

And to make your Father’s Day shopping even easier, we’re giving away a $50 gift certificate for UncommonGoods!

Enter through the Rafflecopter thingamajig below. You can enter by posting a comment, following us and UncommonGoods on social media, and signing up for the UncommonGoods email list. The giveaway closes at midnight EDT on June 8th, so get to clicking!

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If you’re still dizzy with excitement from our first Group Giveaway post, you may need to sit down for this. We’re giving away three copies of the Ultimate Collector’s Edition for this year’s #1 animated movie, Brave!

If you’re lost, take a look at this fiery lass:

Now you remember. It’s the instant classic from Disney/Pixar that kids and adults alike flocked to the theaters to see this summer. I got to see it in the theater, and my one-word review: Incredible(s)! The Ultimate Collector’s Edition features five discs, including the Blu-Ray, Blu-Ray 3D and DVD formats of the movie.

About the movie:

BRAVE is the gorgeous and fun film you’d expect from Disney/Pixar. Set in the ancient and magical Highlands of Scotland, the film follows the heroic journey of headstrong, young adventurer Merida. Determined to carve her own path in life, Merida confronts tradition and defies an age-old custom that inadvertently unleashes chaos, and forces her to discover the true meaning of bravery. 

Enter the giveaway with convenient Rafflecopter form below. There are four ways to enter:

  1. Tell us your favorite Pixar movie in the comments.
  2. Like AWSC? on Facebook
  3. Follow AWSC? on Twitter
  4. Tweet about this giveaway

There’s a Lightning McQueen-fast turnaround on this one. The giveaway ends on Thursday at midnight, EST. (How Cinderella.) Winners will be selected and notified soon after, and we’ll need the winners’ info by Thursday at 11:59pm EST. If we don’t hear back from a winner by that time, an alternate may be selected. Also, the giveaway is open only to U.S. and Canadian residents.

Let us make your Christmas shopping load one gift lighter. Good luck!

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Music is precious to us, both as parents and as individuals. I especially love discovering new music, and I’ve started sticking my ears in new places again after years of staying in my ’90s rock and old school hip-hop bubble.

Last week, I stumbled upon the new release by Eisley, a Texas band made up of four siblings (three sisters and a brother) and their cousin. I first found Eisley about eight years ago when I was researching music venues in Dallas for my band to play. I fell for their dreamy alt rock back then. When I nestled into my music bubble, I missed a few albums and EPs along the way. Now, after previewing the new album, I snapped it up. The verdict: It’s amazing, and we want to share.

eisley_the_valley We’re giving away three MP3 albums of Eisley’s new release, The Valley! We’ll send the MP3 albums as gifts through Amazon.com. And don’t be surprised if you go to Amazon and see that the album is on sale on $5.00 in March. Hey, we’re experimenting with new music, but we’re still cheap. 😉

Here’s how you can win an MP3 album of The Valley by Eisley. Each of these counts as one entry, and you can do them all to submit four entries total.

  1. Leave a comment on this post telling us who you’ve been listening to lately.
  2. Like our Facebook page and leave a comment here saying that you did so. OR if you already like our Facebook page, leave a comment here saying that you do.
  3. Follow us on Twitter and leave a comment here saying that you did so. OR if you already follow us on Twitter, leave a comment here saying that you do.
  4. Tweet out this giveaway post. Leave a comment here saying that you tweeted the post.

We’re accepting entries until Thursday, March 24 at 3:00pm Eastern Time. We will announce the winners on Friday and send out the MP3 albums so you can enjoy them for the weekend!

Finally, for a taste of The Valley, here are the ladies of Eisley performing a stunning acoustic rendition of the title track: