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Sunday, November 28, 2010

The New Nutcrackers!

Perhaps tomorrow for "Cyber Monday" you will be shopping for gifts and your list calls for something useful...but not ordinary.  Nutcracker tools come in all shapes and sizes. Some are quite decorative, and some are just fun!

From West Elm. A portion of the proceeds of each sale goes to St. Jude's.


The rocket cracker. For the gadget obsessed.

I've never seen a quacker cracker?

Olive wood from Chef's Gadgets. Unique and compact.
John Deere.  For the big boy in your life.

From Norpro. For anyone on your list who's a bit uh...squirrely!

Fletcher from Ralph Lauren.  Wonder if he can fetch a nut too?

The Hillary. A 21st century classic nut buster!!!

 I plan on buying one of to guess which one? Which is your favorite?


  1. I like the Ralph Lauren dog one. Those are some unique crackers.

  2. Yes, I agree, the Ralph Lauren dog one is unique.
    Hugs from Brasil.

  3. I adore the doggie from Ralph classic and yet, whimsical. What a fun round up!

  4. These are too cute! I have one very similar to the squirrel, but the dog one is my favorite! My son would like the tractor one and my husband would like the gadget one! And I love that part of the proceeds from the West Elm one goes to a good cause. I'm "hoping" that is the one your are buying, and not the last one! ;-)

    Kat :)

  5. I love nutcrackers - the perfect combination of decorative and practical but OMG - I think I may have to get the Hillary for my husband - too funny!!

  6. The Hillary one...hilarious, and like Quintessence, thinking I need to get this for my husband! :) Great round up!

  7. love these! the white one is great...maybe this year a spray of silver is in order for my cheaper crackers...hmmm...thanks


  8. I love all of these. The Hilary one is hilarious. I love the dog one. Great collection of nutcrackers. P.S. Thanks for confirming the nuts on the table was yours so I could properly credit you :)

  9. What fun to learn
    about your advent
    tradition and now
    to see these new
    nutcracker ideas!
    I would most definitely
    opt for Rufus, although
    I used to collect
    squirrels, so I might
    have to toss a coin!
    My kids still put their
    shoes out for St. Nick's
    Eve and like you, it gets
    harder to come up with
    new ideas. Always, they
    get an ornament for their
    trees {in their rooms} and
    a bag of chocolate gold
    coins. Then something fun
    or silly. Thanks for the
    reminder as I believe that
    night is next weekend!
    xx Suzanne

  10. I have a fondness for squirrels because my mom has them all over her home, so I pick the squirrel and next Hillary ;).

  11. OMG HAVE to get the Hilary nut buster!!hahaha

  12. One sign of Christmas at StoneGable is a big wooden bowl filled with assorted nuts to crack. I just have a couple of simple nut crackers, but these are fabulous! I love the squirrel and the dog. Poor Hilary... what a play on words!

  13. I have a little Nutcracker collection - the whimsical ones from the ballet, which I'm taking my boys to see on Saturday!

    I love the first ones that benefit St Jude's!
    xo Elizabeth


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