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Holiday Shopping Lists: Channukah aka Hanukkah

Ready to spin the handmade dreidel and light up the menorah? A handmade twist to your holiday maybe just the thing — perhaps your family will get a kick out of this menorah made of ceramic shoes!?  Etsy sellers are ready to help you prepare for your holiday traditions with Judaica items, finely crafted —…

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Holiday Shopping Lists: Seasonal Decor

Tis the season to add a bit of festive decor to your home. Whether you’re hosting or need a gift for a friend, these items are sure to ring in the holiday spirit! Check out stockings, wreaths, garlands, even handmade tree skirts in the Holidays Category on Etsy. Holiday Parties and Decorating Gift Guide |…

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Storque Readers Recommend…

Some handsome handmade items — great gifts for Father’s Day!  Woodworking items, leather goods, belts, men’s bath & body soaps. These were all suggested to the Storque in our Virtual Labs office hours by our readers.  Thank you muchly! Father’s Day Showcase | Gift Guide for Him | Father’s Day Gift Guide | A Dude’s…

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Weekend BBQs & Summer Roadtrips

Men. Master of their domains — be it the backyard barbeque or the roadtrip frontier. Classic BBQ and travel items are great Father’s Day gifts, or otherwise everyday items men. Father’s Day Showcase | Gift Guide for Him | Father’s Day Gift Guide | A Dude’s Perspective

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Mother’s Day: Special Notes for Special Ladies!

Dear Etsy Shoppers, When I was a kid, my mother preferred an endearing, crayon-scrawled handmade Mother’s Day card from her darling daughter. But now that I’m older, it isn’t quite as cute to send one of my (still crayon-scrawled) drawings to mum.  Below you’ll find some nice handmade cards, fit for the picking, by talented…

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Gifts for Mum

We all love our dear moms. They gave us life, they’re comforting and cuddly, they pick you up when you’re stranded in the rain, make hot cocoa when you’re cold and they always answer the phone to listen to life’s latest trials and tribulations. (Or at least, that’s my mom. Hi, Mom!) Whether you’re a…

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Pastel Loveliness: Spring Musings

Oh, spring! It’s in the air (or at least I hope so), and this pastel beautiful collection is sure to get you in the mood for baby animals, fresh grass and a bit of warmness in the air. Oh! Also! If your items involve pastels, Easter, eggs, chicks, robins, deer, bunnies, nests, grass, flowers, spring…

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Leap into Spring!

These spring inspired items are just the right mixture of bright and cheerful to bring you out of your winter doldrums. (If you’re in the northern hemisphere, that is!) Let this green selection reinvigorate your sensibilities and bring some new growth into your life. Time to start thinking about the garden and rain showers! (P.S….

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A Very Manly Valentine’s Day

Here we’ve assembled more gifts for the man in your life (did you see our last edition?), in the very masculine shade of green. Enjoy! What are you getting your man for Valentine’s Day? Share it in the comments! 

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Be My Valentine!

Looking for a special Valentine’s gift for a treasured friend? Or maybe you just want to share some love with your neighbors, co-workers and the world? These items are meant to inspire the Valentine’s spirit in you and yours. Go forth with the spirit of love and tenderness! What do you do with your friends…

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Valentine’s Day: Gifts for Kids of All Ages!

Are you looking for the perfect gift for your little one this Valentine’s Day? These gifts are for kids of all ages, be it baby to tween. Find something special for the kids you know! As always, we advise shoppers to read the fine print on listings when buying items with small parts for children….

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Valentine’s Day: What Men Want!

Wondering what to get for your favorite guy this Valentine’s Day? Express your love with the gift of handmade. (And you best start thinking about those gifts now, because the clock is a-ticking towards the big day!) What do you want for Valentine’s Day? Post it in the comments!

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Valentine’s Day: What Women Want!

Need some gift suggestions for your honey this Valentine’s Day? Point them in the direction of your favorite Etsy sellers. You’ll be glad you did when the 14th rolls around! What do you want for Valentine’s Day? Post it in the comments! And visit our lovey Treasury!  

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Gift Ideas for Newlyweds: Today I For Real Got Really Married

It took us about a month and a half after our wedding ceremony to make it legal at City Hall here in Brooklyn. We were lazy and we felt already married, having spent all our money and our parents’ money getting hitched next to a waterfall at a park in Virginia last September.  This morning,…

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Gift Ideas: Young and Modern Lady

Gift ideas for the contemporary woman. The prices range from $20 to $100, from more informal gift giving to something that really wows. All simple, clean lines! Inspired by Scandinavian design and a modern retro vibe. (Also, all gifts I’d like!)

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