Holiday Gifting 101: How to Finish Your Christmas Shopping Without Losing Your Mind in the Process

Christmas Gifts: A Complete Guide
Shutterstock /  WeStudio

A lot of us (myself included) are dealing with extra emotions during the holidays. Whether it’s stress, anxiety, or sheer panic, the gift-giving deadlines that creep up at Christmastime can bring up all sorts of feelings. Maybe it’s your nieces and nephews that are stressing you out because you have no idea what kids are even into anymore! Or maybe it’s your mother-in-law who who already has everything she could ever want. Or maybe your husband, when asked what he’d like for Christmas, only answers with the not-so-helpful phrase, “Whatever you’d like to get me.” 

Fortunately, you’re not alone. Continue Reading

Roundup: 40 Father’s Day Cards and Printables

One Dapper Dad Fathers Day cards
Keep scrolling to download this free Father's Day card!

Some people call him “sir,” others “chief.” Still others see him as “hero,” as in “I never would have gotten [fill-in-the-blank] done without him.” Sure, he could be all of those things to you, too, but you're also the lucky duck who also gets to call him Dad.

That's how one Washington state woman felt about her pop, a Civil War veteran and widower who raised her and five brothers—so much so that she rallied for a day of officially recognized commemoration, and won it in 1910. Continue Reading

Holiday Gift Guide: 12 Great Handmade Gifts for Men

We’re kicking the gift giving season off with a roundup of some of our favorite hand-crafted items for guys! In an effort to encourage “shopping small” this holiday season and supporting our fellow makers, each product featured is handmade by independent Etsy shop artisans. Enjoy!        

 

 

 

 

 

3.

Continue Reading

Make It: Etched Glass Beer Mugs for Dad

Celebrate Dad this Father’s Day with a pratical gift he’ll really appreciate. These custom, etched glass beer mugs are easy enough for even the most novice crafter to conquer. Bonus: It’s a fast one too. Complete a pair for Dad in around an hour.   

Whimseybox shares this cool etched glass technique that will make the perfect gift for Father’s Day.

Full tutorial and more photos on Whimseybox. Continue Reading

Father’s Day Gift Guide: 12 Great Gifts for Cool Dads

Dads are notoriously hard to buy for, but a couple of times a year we all reach deep into our gift-giving pockets and wrack our brains trying to determine the ‘perfect’ gift for Dad. Of course, Father’s Day is one of those times and it is coming up fast.   June 16th to be exact. So instead of struggling to figure out a great gift in time for Dad’s day this year, just check out this gift guide. Continue Reading