A Christmas Carol

lil' sprout knits' perfect lost tooth friends!

Humbug? Hardly. For the little angels in your life, these gifts stand more than a ghost of a chance.

Your babe’s babble has morphed into a riot of witticisms. Record her priceless quips in My Quotable Kid (Seed Factory, 1170 Howell Mill Road; 404-355-2043). If his mouth is literally running loose (as in molars going AWOL), hand over Lil’ Sprout Knits’ Perfect Lost Tooth Friend (Beehive Co-Op, 1831 Peachtree Road; 404-350-3898).

Celebrate a new arrival with Madame Monogram’s personalized baby loot (burp cloths, onesies, bibs). Or warm tiny toes with So Bubbly’s hand-crocheted, Mary Jane-style soft bootie slippers.

Give the gift of glow to expectant moms with prenatal massages from Aviary Organic Beauty Collective (659 Auburn Avenue, suite 125; 404-577-2460). While you’re thinking ahead, brighten the path of needy children by purchasing a Share Our Strength e-card; proceeds help fight hunger.

It’s all guaranteed to please the dickens out of them.

this week in atlanta!

Children’s Holiday Tea Party
What: Eat, drink, and buy Bloomingdale’s holiday bears; for each purchased, the store donates $5 to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
Why: Take this printout to receive a $15 gift card for every $150 you spend, while supplies last. JDRF scores 10 percent of the proceeds.
When: Fri., 3:30-4:30 p.m.
Where: Bloomingdale’s, Lenox Mall, 3393 Peachtree Rd., Buckhead. Reservations (required) at 404-420-5991.

Breakfast with Santa
What: Concentrics’s second-annual event includes hot chocolate, French toast, and an audience with the big guy.
Why: Get on the good list.
When: Sat., 9 a.m.
Where: One Midtown Kitchen, 559 Dutch Valley Rd., Midtown. Reservations (required) at 404-892-4111.

McCall Wilder Book Drive
What: Take in a new book and receive 15 percent off one of McCall Wilder’s hand-embroidered children’s boutique items.
Why: Books will be donated to Genesis, a shelter for homeless newborns and their families.
When: Thru Dec. 25. Tues.-Sat., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Where: McCall Wilder Designs Boutique & Atelier, 110 E. Andrews Dr., ste. 3, Buckhead (404-841-9263).

Photo: Courtesy of Lil’ Sprout Knits

Seed Factory
1170 Howell Mill Rd
Atlanta, GA 30318
3393 Peachtree Rd NE
@ Lenox Mall
Atlanta, GA 30326
659 Auburn Ave NE
@ Studioplex, ste 125
Atlanta, GA 30312
110 E Andrews Dr NW
ste 3
Atlanta, GA 30305
1831 Peachtree Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
559 Dutch Valley Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30324