Whether it’s eight crazy nights or one glorious morning, feel good about the gifts you give the kids this year.
Plan Toys Build-a-Robot, $34
The wooden droid’s four interchangeable heads (each wearing a different facial expression) teach little ones about emotions, while movable arms and legs leave us all smiles.
Garden Treasure Box, $50
A magical souvenir box that turns everyday garden finds into prized possessions. Stash acorns, flowers, and leaves in specially labeled drawers.
A Little Book About Feelings and My Feelings Activity Book, $13
We’re feeling extra good about these books from The Mother Company. In no time at all, your kids will learn to express their emotions with comfort and ease.
Materious Piggy, $54
A piggy bank that teaches two valuable lessons: Save for yourself with the big piggy and for a charitable cause with the smaller swine.
LittleMissMatched Girls’ Fashion Dolls, $40
Nobody likes a brat, and the dream house is in foreclosure. The dolls have style, personality, and character you want your kids to emulate.
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HO HO HO
What: Decorate cookies and take home a Hanukkah Helper or Elf Magic doll ($30 each).
Why: Live elves Jingle and Jangle pay a visit.
When: Tues., 3-5 p.m.
Where: Bean Head Toys, 220 Johnson Ferry Rd., Sandy Springs (404-851-2980). Free.
Dr. Seuss’s How the Grinch Stole Christmas the Musical
What: See if the green meanie has what it takes to sabotage the season’s cheer.
Why: It’ll banish any case of bah humbugs.
When: Tues.-Fri., 8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m., 2, 5 & 8 p.m.; Sun., 2 & 5 p.m.
Where: Fox Theatre, 660 Peachtree St. NE (404-881-2100). Tickets online at ticketmaster.com. Adults and children, $25-$55.
Holiday Afternoon Tea
What: Munch on fancy snacks and chat with Santa while the Dickens Singers serenade the crowd.
Why: Make a date with Grandma and your little lady.
When: Thru Dec. 22.
Where: The Ritz-Carlton, Buckhead, 3434 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead (404-237-2700). Reservations (required) to 404-240-7035. Adults, $52; children, $47.
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