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July 15th, 2014 at 11:58 am

Totally Geeky Baby Gifts


Looking for a fun and unique baby gift with the geeky parents in mind?

You’ll find some really cute and unusual items at How about a Superhero bib and bootie set, Star Trek onesie  a quirky pacifier  (cork, mute button or vampire lips), or my favorite, The Periodic Table building blocks?

Visit for some unique bedding, bibs, clothes and more that will amuse all you gamers, rockers, and Doctor Who fans. Lots of options for customizing your bedding, baby hats and burp cloths. Who wouldn’t love a Yoda or Minecraft Creeper hat for their little one, or a Star Wars diaper bag?

Want some good baby book ideas? How about Star Wars ABC, The Very Hungry Zombie or GoodNight iPad?

Another fun site is for an Indiana Jones bib or the I Just Boldly Went onesie (pictured), which is absolutely hysterical. Or a baby-safe smartphone teether. And for those die hard Batman fans, you gotta see this over-the-top car seat!

Lastly, how about this for ingenious and practical? A portable high chair. It’s like a camp chair for your baby and it takes geek factor to another level – it’s brilliant.

Your geeky baby gifts are sure to be a hit at the next baby shower you attend!

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June 5th, 2014 at 6:32 pm

Unique Father’s Day Gifts From Etsy


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Father’s day is right around the corner, and my sisters and I were just discussing what we’re going to get our father this year. It seems that, over the years, it has gotten harder and harder to find gifts for our closest family members. Last month, Kim did a blog post about great mother’s day gifts from Etsy, so I decided to check it out. The great thing about this website is that there really is something for everyone…and you find tons of handmade and unique items you won’t find anywhere else. Here are my top 10 Father’s Day gift ideas from Etsy.

Dad and Baby Dinosaur Matching Tees from Zoey’s Attic


Personalized Toiletry/Travel Bag from Designs By Daffy


Custom Photo Keychain from Too Too Posh


Personalized Leather Wallet and Money Clip Combo from My Personal Memories


Charging Stand and Valet from Improve Results


Personalized Grilling Apron Set from Monogram Envy Boutique


Personalized “Daddy” Picture Frame from Custom Wood Engravings


Father’s Day Hot Sauce Gift Set from In Nonna’s Kitchen


Personalized Postcard Pillow from Olive Handmade

(Great for military dads!)


Guinness Truffles and Dark Chocolate Covered Bacon from Champagne Chocolate


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May 5th, 2014 at 7:51 am

Mother’s Day Shopping on Etsy


I love when my family gives me unique gifts for Mother’s Day. Whether it be a handmade item that my boys made or a handpicked item someone else made, it always holds a special place in my heart. I love Etsy because you can buy things that are unique, and it has that craft fair or boutique shopping feel, as well as TONS of items to choose from!

I also love to pick some favorite things that my husband can help the boys purchase for Mother’s Day, my birthday, Christmas or just because! I keep an Etsy “wish list” that has lots of great gift ideas from artisans all over the world.

Handmade, Hand-Stamped Necklace with Children’s Names

Family Tree Necklace with Birthstones

Infinity Ring

Hand-Stamped Birthstone Necklace

Mom Wood Sign

Mom’s Garden Flagstone

Soccer Mom T-shirt

Here are some great gifts for your own mom:

Custom Map Print

Wood Block Sign

Magnetic Picture Board

Looking for something else? Be sure to check out the Etsy Mother’s Day collection. Share some of your favorite Etsy items in the comments and on our Facebook wall!

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