The Uncommon Green - Best of Etsy 2016

Around here we are a sucker for all things map related & today's Etsy shop, The Uncommon Green, has an original gift idea for the map lovers in your life.  Their etched glasses caught my eye - the fact that they offer so many types of maps & in various styles just seals my mini love affair.   

First up, there's a number of marathon themed glasses - such a fun congratulatory gift!  This one shows the ground covered in the Marine Corp Marathon.

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

Or you could track the path of the Boston Marathon!  Go big or go home right?

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Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

Not a runner & prefer to watch sports than participate? Yeah that's me..... well thats a'll the more reason to adore the college town tumblers.  My favorite version are the ones in school colors.  It pains my UNC loving soul to post these Clemson glasses, but the colors popped so well I couldn't help it.  Forgive me fellow Tarheel fans.

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

They offer a few other styles in their line of college towns.  Here's a more understated option for you diehard Penn State fans.

Glassware not your thing?  I really like the slate serving plates with engraved state maps.  Here's to Virginia!

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Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

I don't think the last picture does these plates justice by showing how clear the engraving really is on these beauties.  They've got me dreaming of a cheese plate.  Blue Stilton.  Dubliner.  Honey.  Fig jam. A dab of goat cheese.  Raspberry jam.  Excuse me while I head to the kitchen.

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

As if that wasn't plenty, there are National Park topographical maps...

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Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

...coffee mug options of your favorite cities....

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......and even Mason jars.  Bring on all things Southern!

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Photo used with permission from The Uncommon Green

There are over 500 different pieces of glassware maps in The Uncommon Green's Etsy shop.  Sure these are super fun, but I love that they are an affordable gift ($14-16ish dollars for most).  I love the creativeness of combining the popularity of maps in such a usable format...I just wish I had thought of this idea!  Check out their shop - you won't regret it!