Have a healthy New Year.
What: Foster your inner hypochondriac with a genius new site that pinpoints where people are getting the sniffles and how the bugs are spreading.
Why: Let friends know what’s going on in your area and which spots to steer clear of.
When: Before you can say achoo.
Where: Online at sickweather.com.
Emily Pearl Goodstein
What: Give the gift of a photo session with the local photographer and blogger.
Why: Beyond her natural, beautiful shots, Goodstein is simply a joy to have around.
When: Any important events that call for documentation (dinner party, new baby).
Where: Email email@example.com for an appt. or info.
1789 Holiday Dinners
What: Get in the spirit with classic decorations, crackling fires, and carolers at the beloved restaurant housed in an old, federal-style building.
Why: Menu items like cider-braised pork belly, winter-squash crepes, and white truffle of Alba duck-egg pasta.
When: Thru Dec. 23. Mon.-Thurs., 6-10 p.m.; Fri., 6-11 p.m.; Sat., 5:30-11 p.m.; Sun., 5:30-10 p.m.
Where: 1226 36th St. NW, at Prospect St. (202-965-1789).
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-thumbed mom.
Why: Hiding five presents inside another earns you the No. 1 gift-giving spot.
When: Before Christmas Eve (quickly) rolls around.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Local Art Jewelry Show
What: Sixteen designers sell their handmade pieces at a daylong trunk show.
Why: Bracelets from Kate Rieppel, cuff links by Eric Burris, Heidi Hess rings, pendants from Barbara Pliskin, and more ($60-$2,000).
When: Fri., 2-9 p.m.
Where: Puro Cafe, 1529 Wisconsin Ave. NW, at Volta Pl. (202-787-1937).
Photo: George Marks / Getty Images