I just read “Not a Cracker” on my to-do list instead of “Nutcracker”.

And yes I was the one who wrote my to-do list. Like an hour ago. I should add “writing lessons” to my list (but I may not be able to decipher it). And maybe I should eat some crackers because I’m starving and I obviously want them.

Kurt Adler 16-Inch Wooden and Polyresin Gingerbread Nutcracker
Wooden and Polyresin Gingerbread Nutcracker $37.99

For the past three years we’ve taken our children to see The Nutcracker and then they each get to pick out a nutcracker from the gift shop to remember their day. We then we make them put their over-priced crackers on a high shelf and threaten them not to play with them or they’ll break. Yay.

This year I’ve decided to embrace the concept Experiences > Things. So instead of random Hanukkah gifts that they’ll only play with for a few hours, we’re taking them to The Nutcracker, buying the excessively expensive nutcrackers that they’ll get in trouble for playing with and then spending the night in a hotel for the perfect staycation.

Mother of the year, right?? Yes? Now where can I find me some crackers?

Nutcracker Sugar Cookies from Sugar Me Desserterie
Nutcracker Sugar Cookies from Sugar Me Desserterie

Valentine’s Day…Let’s Do This.

Is it wrong that all I want for Valentine’s Day is to have my face peeled off? Seriously people, there’s no better way to say ‘I Love You,’ than to give your loved one a chemical peel (performed by a licensed esthetician of course). P.S. My husband thinks I’m insane (per usual).

I’m assuming not all of you want your face peeled off on the day of love…maybe just half of you? No? Well if you don’t, you’re probably searching high and low for gifts (and making your own list too). So without further ado, I bring to you Etsy Stalkers’ 2015 Top 10 Must-Haves For Valentine’s Day:

 For the fiery little girl in your world:

toddler dress, valentines day, etsy valentines, retro ribbon dress, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com
Retro Ribbin and lace Red heart dress | $46

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your naked, yearning neck:

udith Ripka "Linen" Silver Twin Heart Necklace, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, valentine's day
Judith Ripka “Linen” Silver Twin Heart Necklace | $250

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the post-it note organizer in your life (OMG…love me a new pack of post-it notes):  

oh dier living etsy, sticky note organizer, desktop organizer, desk caddy, pen holder, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com
Makin it Rain Sticky Note Organizier | $20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your puppy-lovin’, chocolate-eatin’ kids:

Puppy Love Valentine's Day Basket, Art of Appreciation Gift Baskets, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com
Puppy Love Valentine’s Day Basket | $49

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 For the highly-caffeinated love in your life:

happiness in a cup etsy, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, Handpainted Valentines Day gift, mug, Heart mug
Hand-painted Heart Mug | $14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For your main hunk (or sports loving lady):

art by sarah rice, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, football art, touch down
Original Framed Art | $45

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those that like it hot and personalized:

sora designs etsy, Personalized jewelry, Valentines gift anniversary date initial necklace , bridal necklace Heart jewelry bridal locket mother day gift
Personalized Love Locket | $25

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those that like it cold and covered:

Nirvanna Designs SC07 Flower Crochet Multi Color Scarf, amazon.com, etsystalkers.com, etsy blog
Flower Crochet Multi Color Scarf | $36

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For the purse loverrrrrr in your life (AKA everyone, ever):

Little Bright Studio etsy, Waxed Canvas Bag, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com
Waxed Canvas Bag |$145

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For those of you out on the prowl this Valentine’s Day…call me (rawwwrrrr):

iPhone 6 Case, etsy blog, etsystalkers.com, ESR the Beat Series Protective Case
Adorable iPhone 6 Case | $9.99

Etsy Stalkers’ Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide 2014!!

The holidays are almost here and I haven’t bought one single gift yet. Has anyone?  Seriously people, that’s not a rhetorical question. I’m really wondering if you’ve started shopping yet.

Never fear, Etsy Stalkers is here to help you shop and decorator the holidays. I hope you enjoy these items as much as I have loved shopping for them. 

holidayGuide_2014

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for your man (or any man). Men are so freaking hard to shop for. I’ve never experienced one holiday or birthday where I’ve been all I have the perfect gift idea for Gary. It just doesn’t happen. Until now. I’ve searched high and low for unique gifts that any man will love. I think.

You're My Favorite Husband, holiday card, gifts for him, Julie Ann Art
You’re My Favorite Husband Card
STANLEY STMT73795 Mixed Tool Set, amazon.com
STANLEY Mixed Tool Set
iPhone Speaker, Wooden iPhone Speaker, Wood iPhone Speaker, Acoustic iPhone Speaker, Passive iPhone Speaker, iPhone Dock, Victory Crafts
Wood iPhone Speaker

 

Eight-Person Family Cabin Dome Tent, Wenzel Klondike, amazon.com
Eight-Person Family Cabin Dome Tent
Men's Leather wallet, Men's Wallet, Thin Leather Wallet, Minimal Leather Wallet, Mr Lenz
Thin Leather Wallet

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for the ladies (or you). Two for me, one for you—that’s pretty much how all of my holiday shopping ends up going.  So while these gifts are perfect for any woman, they all happen to be just what I want as well. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge, wink, wink.

The New Fitbit Charge
The New Fitbit Charge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kim Bloomberg Designs, Green onyx Green amethyst gold kelly green and emerald green and light green statement necklace,
Green Onyx Statement Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pillow Cover, Abstract Art Pillow, Throw Pillow, 16x16 Pillow Decorative, Pink Coral Pillow, Stripes Pillow, Home Decor, Menina Lisboa
Amazing Large Pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Children's Silhouette Necklace, Personalized Cameo Pendant, Children's Silhouette, Once Again Sam
Children’s Silhouette Necklace

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gifts for your kids. Let’s face it, kids are ALL about the gifts. I don’t care if you celebrate Hanukkah, Christmas or nothing at all, children love to rip open presents.

Hand Embroidery Initial necklace, Letter Pendant, etsy blog, the merriweather council
Hand Embroidery Initial necklace

My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll, amazon.com
My First Disney Princess Frozen Snow Glow Elsa Singing Doll

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

She believed she could so she did mini pillow, etsy blog, throw pillow, Ms Spanner
She believed she could so she did mini pillow

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fire HD Kids Edition Tablet, gifts for kids,

Lava Lite, amazon.com
Lava Lamp
WHITE FLUFFY CLOUD Pillow, Claire Cloud 9, etsy blog, gifts for kids
WHITE FLUFFY CLOUD Pillow

Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset, amazon.com
Disney Frozen Castle & Ice Palace Playset