Bake off like a bandit.
EatZi’s Artisan Market
What: Texas foodie creatives like Dr. Sue’s Chocolate, The Tamale Company, and Wiseman House Chocolates show off nibbles perfect for holiday feasting.
Why: Free tasters include peppermint bark, salted caramel cookies, and black bean tamales.
When: Sun., noon-4 p.m.
Where: EatZi’s, 3403 Oak Lawn Ave. (214-526-1515); 5600 W. Lovers Ln., ste.136 (214-358-3100).
What: A new contemporary American and seafood resto (salmon nachos with lemon cream cheese and tomatillo jalapeno jelly, anyone?) complete with a raw bar, specialty martini list, globally influenced tapas, enclosed patio with a fireplace, and upstairs lounge with bottle service.
Why: Mention DailyCandy while making a reservation for a complimentary glass of prosecco with your meal thru Dec. 30.
When: Mon. & Tues., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5-10 p.m.; Wed.-Fri., 11 a.m.-3 p.m. & 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sat., 5 p.m.-2 a.m.; Sun., 5-10 p.m.
Where: 5301 Alpha Rd., ste. 24 (972-201-9682).
Anything but Stockings
What: Skip the sock and fill something they’ll actually use, like a handsome tool bag for your dandy handyman or a modular planter for your green-thumbing mom.
Why: Five presents hidden inside another earn you the No. 1 gift-giving spot.
When: Before Christmas Eve (quickly) rolls around.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Local Honey Holiday Mix Show
What: The fifteen-piece, electric-pop orchestra unloads classic pieces as well as big band favorites and original tunes.
Why: Proceeds benefit Joni and Friends, an international nonprofit serving disabled individuals and families.
When: Fri., 8 p.m.
Where: Lakewood Theater, 1825 Abrams Pkwy. (214-821-7469). Tickets ($20) online at centerstageticketing.com or at the door.
V Spa Holiday Treatments
What: Release season-induced stress with a pumpkin facial ($95), gingerbread manicure ($50), or candy cane pedicure ($50), all accompanied by free cocoa.
Why: The 50-minute Very Merry Cranberry body treatment ($95) features an exfoliating scrub followed by a massage with winter cranberry butter cream.
When: Thru Dec. 31. Sun.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri. & Sat., 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Where: 2201 Stemmons Fwy. (214-761-7800).
Photo: Courtesy of Dr. Sue’s Chocolates