I have 3 Halloween themed nutcrackers (in need of another one to balance out the mantle) that I have collected over the years. So keep your eyes open after Halloween for some bargains on whatever strikes your fancy! Kohl's has some cute stuff.
These shimmery metallic gourds are from Michael's and it took one bag for each of the containers. They were a bit pricey, but you can usually get a coupon online and print it to take with you.