December 18th, 2016 by Cherié


Uncommon Goodies for the Traveller

Uncommon Goods

Recently, Uncommon Goods gave me the opportunity to review a few of my favorite things from their site. As a long time fan of their products, I’m elated to share some of my favorite items from their site that I selected and tested for you guys! Whether you’re searching for the gadget-loving chef, the tech geek, or for the traveller in your life, then this is the place for you.

Uncommon Goodies - Scratch off map

Travelogue Scratch Journal: Some of you may remember the Luckies of London scratch-off map from last year’s list.  I am a sucker for stationary products, and the travelogue journal actually combines two of my passions into one.   It’s a travel journal in which you can jot down travel plans and log your day-to-day adventures, but the best part is, it includes 8 miniature scratch-off maps! I couldn’t get over how cute the journal was. Each section has a purpose – whether it’s planning a trip, crossing off the checklist, or just jotting down your travel memories.

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Uncommon Goodies - Journal

Uncommon Goodies - Close up of scratch off map

When I’m done scratching off all of the 8 mini map cards, I plan on getting each card fitted with custom frames and hang them on my wall. But the possibilities are endless as to what you can do with the cards, you can create a collage, frame them, or simply carry them with you in your travel notebook.

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Uncommon Goodies - Champagne Cocktail Carry on Kit

The Champagne Carry-On Cocktail Kit: I’ve actually gifted friends of mine these fun little cocktail mixes before, and I’ve always wanted to try the Champagne carry on cocktail kit myself. I look forward to celebrating my upcoming birthday in style! Each kit serves two, but sharing is optional 😉

Uncommon Goodies - carry-on-cocktail

Other flavors include: Gin & Tonic, The Old Fashioned, Moscow Mule, and the new Bloody Mary cocktail mixes.  The Champagne kit includes Elderflower Syrup, a Jigger (aka measuring cup), a bar spoon, and a cute linen coaster with an airplane logo on it. I couldn’t believe all of those items perfectly fit in a tiny TSA-compliant can, that you can actually take on the plane. Cheers! 

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Uncommon Goods- Bobby anti- theft backpack

Last but not least, my personal favorite item from the list: The Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack.  Wondering why this backpack look familiar to you? It’s because it was featured on Kickstarter last year, and went viral.  This backpack has been on my wish list ever since I saw it, but they were in high demand and sold out too quickly. But finally, they’re back in stock and available to order.

Uncommon Goods - backpack-flat-layout

Once you unzip it, you have the option to lay it out completely flat! If you don’t want it to lay out flat, there is an velcro option to keep it in place.

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Just look at all of these pockets! Each one is padded, and some have elastic straps to keep your tablet/laptop devices in place.

When it comes to my travel gear, I am very picky. And I’ve never bought a backpack that I’ve been completely happy with. But after testing out the Bobby Anti-Theft Backpack – I fell in love with it. Organization is extremely important to me, and often times backpacks lack pockets or padded sleeves for your tech. I was impressed with how much precision and thought that went into each pocket, and even extra cushioning for your tech devices. Each pocket has a reason behind it’s design; a small pocket for your metro card is put within easy reach, while your passport and/or electronics fit safely in a hidden pocket. And no one but you can tell where the pockets are – they are hidden seamlessly. If you’ve ever been a victim of travel theft, like I have – you take security seriously.

Uncommon Goods - iPhone-charger-backpack

Cord, and iPhone not included 😉 The port is on the backside of the bag.

With it’s modern, sleek, thieve-thwarting design, it’s easy to see why this has been a highly coveted backpack. But it was also designed with everyday use in mind too. I especially love the integrated USB charging port, multiple hidden zipper pockets (I personally counted five), and the cut resistant, water-resistant material. Not only that, it also has a strap attached on the back of it, so you can easily slide it over the handle of your luggage.  It is a no brainer why this might just be my new favorite travel gear!

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Photo credit: XD DESIGN

Features as mentioned:

Integrated USB charging port

Illuminating safety strips

Water repellent fabric

Weight balance

Luggage strap

Adjustable open angles

Hidden zipper closures

Advanced storage design

Shock-proof

Anti-cut proof material

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Check back here for a video review! Coming soon!

Disclaimer:  Products were given courtesy of Uncommon Goods. But all thoughts and opinion are my own.

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