Every Hanukkah, I always say things like “I have everything I need in my family and friends.” I also say things like “I am against consumer culture,” and “Your presence is my present.”
Meanwhile, I am hoarding a gargantuan, tear-stained wish list behind my back.
Here, in the safety of my Sisters, I present to you:
Eight Tea-Related Hanukkah Gifts I Would Like From The Sky Mensch.
All are from Etsy, because it’s the best site for crafty anti-establishment ogling ever.
Evening 1: A British wax seal with a teacup & owl? Could this necklace be more Harry Potter? It must be upon my body post-haste.
Evening 2: I should probably wean down my mug collection, not add to it… But this one stands on three feet (neat!) and has a cute lace pattern!
Evening 3: How am I going to take my new mug to and fro? A teacup holster, obviously. Sometimes you just need to quick-draw a cuppa. I’ve literally never had a gun situation; I have a tea situation at least once a day.
Evening 4: A kettle bangle. Though Alex and Ani has cupcakes, they do not have a teapot or kettle. This is a grave oversight that Etsy has solved.
Evening 5: A dog drinking matcha. Obviously this belongs in my kitchen.
Evening 6: A teacup statement necklace. Whether that statement is “I border on hipster” or “I have discerning taste in beverages” is up to you.
Evening 7: This Alice in Wonderland skirt. I have no idea how we made it so far into this post without a single Alice in Wonderland mention. This is probably a record. A-line skirts look really cute with my body type (or, actually, EVERY body type). I’d wear this with a big sweater and combat boots. It would be adorably 1990s Hot Topic. I’d cherish every moment.
Evening 8: A pin. I couldn’t narrow this final one down, so I give you my final contenders: skull mug, corgi, and “I make therefore I am.” I will accept all three if it comes down to that.
Be good to me, this year, Sky-Mensch! I’d dig it!
"Hey, everybody! I'm Leah, a graphic designer from Pennsylvania, United States. I live with my husband and rescue mutt in a house with colorful walls. I love fonts, colors, animals, flowers, novels, illustration, geeking out, and -- obviously! -- tea. I've only been heavily into tea for about a year, but I've found I tend to prefer loose blended black dessert teas. I normally drink them hot western style without anything added; if I add in some vanilla almond milk or honey, I promise I'll mention it! When I'm not blogging here, I'm blogging at leahlucci.com/starling or posting to Instagram (super_starling), so come say hi!"