We love the smell of eggnog in the morning.
Winged Wheel Holiday Cards
What: Letterpressed, photogravure-printed, and foil-stamped seasonal salutations ($20-$29) from our favorite Japanese paper goods co. and its handpicked team of international collaborators.
Why: The cards are available only thru Dec. 9, which puts serious strain on our ski village vs. peacock decision.
Where: Online at winged-wheel.co.jp.
What: Show tradition who’s boss. We scored an award-winning (well, at least we think this would happen) recipe from Tabla for the perfect spud-based pancakes.
Why: You should have spent some time in the kitchen with Bubbe instead of playing Donkey Kong with your cousins. Eh? Eh?
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
One Sydney Road
What: Shop for vintage knickknacks, handmade housewares, and indie-designed accessories from perennial favorites like EmersonMade, All the Stars, and Jess LC — now under one (virtual) roof.
Why: It’s time to deck your halls (and yourself). Enter code DCDEAL25 for 25 percent off thru Dec. 25.
Where: Online at onesydneyroad.com.
What: A holiday jumble of presentable items (jumbo goldfish-shaped soap, sequin backpacks, a his/hers/ours tumbler and decanter set) from the magical elves over at MZ Wallace.
Why: It might be the greatest (read: quirkiest) gift roundup we’ve come across that’s not of our own doing.
Where: Online at mzwallace.com.
Shelter Me 2011 Art Calendars
What: The set ($20) of twelve black-and-white, well-designed monthly cards will help you keep the date and animal shelters keep on rescuing critters.
Why: All proceeds go directly to the shelters featured (Majestic Waterfowl Sanctuary, Greener Pastures Rescue, and Forgotten Felines, to name a few).
Where: Online at etsy.com.
Photo: Courtesy of Winged Wheel