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Get Stuffed

stocking stuffers!

The stockings are hung by the chimney with care — and your feisty elf wants them filled, stat. Give these goodies a try.

For the Sweet Tooth
Sugar-high alert: Hotel Chocolat’s Pick-Me-Up gift bag teems with treats, including a cinnamon crunch bar, dark chocolate penguin, caramel and praline stars, and more.

For the Animal Lover
Franklin Park Zoo’s Zoodoption program makes the ultimate warm-and-fuzzy gift. By “adopting” an animal for your child, you offset the cost of food and care for a chosen critter for one year. Included: a photo of your animal, certificate of adoption, and plush to cuddle.

For the Creative Type
Stock up on art supplies from P’kolino, such as triangle- or hexagon-shaped colored pencils and crayons — all in reusable packaging. For no-mess fun, there’s the Wikki Stix activity set, filled with noodle-like wax-and-yarn playthings that can be bent into wacky shapes.

Now you have the hang of things.

this week in boston!

SUPPORT
Homeless for the Holidays Gift & Bake Sale

What: Buy pet beds, scratching posts, leashes, collars, toys, and treats, plus baked goods for humans.
Why: It’s puppy love.
When: Wed. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Angell Animal Medical Center, 350 S. Huntington Ave., Jamaica Plain.

SHOP
Baby Revolution Consignment Sale

What: Take your pick of toys and clothing — much of it locally made or recycled.
Why: You say you want a revolution.
When: Sat., 3-6 p.m. (preregistered shoppers only); Sun., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Holiday Inn, 1 Newbury St., Peabody (617-717-4430). Preregister online at babyrevolutionsale.com.

CHILL
Frosty’s Festival & Winter Marketplace
What: Take the chill off with crafts, games, activities, and a gift marketplace.
Why: Frosty, Santa, and Mrs. Claus will drop in.
When: Sat., 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Where: Pollard Middle School, 200 Harris Ave., Needham.

Photo: H. Armstrong Roberts / Getty Images

LOCATIONS
Angell Animal Medical Center
350 S Huntington Ave
Boston, MA 02130
Holiday Inn
1 Newbury St
Peabody, MA 01960
Pollard Middle School
200 Harris Ave
Needham, MA 02492
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