My Better Butter
What: Slather the new locally made spread ($6-$8) on sandwiches or eat it by the spoonful — it has less fat than your average peanut version.
Why: Flavors like honey nut banana and nutty chocolate chip fill you up when your cupboards sit bare.
When: Mon.-Fri., noon-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. (Closed Christmas.)
Where: Green Aisle Grocery, 1618 E. Passyunk Ave. (215-465-1411).
DECK THE HALLS
What: Give your nest some last-minute pizzazz with wreaths, lights, and other festive decorations ($10-$75).
Why: You’ll want to keep the glitzy tinsel trees ($150-$200) long after the holidays.
When: Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-3 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1526 E. Passyunk Ave., at Tasker St. (215-952-0811).
What: Elizabeth Arden Red Door Spa vet Liz Stelmach debuts an upscale spot with a full menu of services from expert cuts to facials and waxing.
Why: Book the private room and keep your scary head of foil out of sight.
When: Mon. & Tues., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Wed. & Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-2 p.m.; Sun., 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: 44 Greenfield Ave., ste. 6, Ardmore (610-642-5200).
The Best Bottles to Give
What: You’re on your way to another holiday party — empty-handed. Stop. Drop some cash. And roll in with a nice gift of wine, rum, whiskey, or cognac. You’ll be everyone’s best-loved guest.
Why: It’s as easy as flashing your ID.
When: You have zero time.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Seven Fish Dinner
What: Gather the family for the traditional Christmas Eve meal ($75) of four courses filled with tuna tartare, Maine lobster, and other deep-sea delights.
Why: Give Mom a break from the kitchen.
When: Fri., 5-11 p.m.
Where: Davio’s Northern Italian Steakhouse, 111 S. 17th St. Reservations (recommended) to 215-563-4810.
Photo: Courtesy of My Better Butter