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10 Ways to Stuff a Stocking Right 

A few favourite things we’d be pretty pumped to pull out of an oversized red and green sock. No clementines, please.

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1 Naughty and nice folks deserve a drink of Java Blend's Lump of Coal Holiday Blend. This mix of beans from Guatemala, Ethiopia and Sumatra compliments all things rich but won't break the bank. Java Blend Coffee Roasters, 6027 North Street, $13/pound

2 The Marshmallow Fun Company's (totally a thing) Marshmallow Stryker can shoot mini-mallows up to 20 feet. Sweet, sweet revenge has never been more attainable. Sweet Janes, 5431 Doyle Street, $24.99

3 It doesn't get any butter than Bicyclette Publishing's The TIBS Guide To Desserts, an all-access pass into Two If By Sea's baker Tara MacDonald's recipe book. Bookmark, 5686 Spring Garden Road, $20

4 Give the apple of your eye a hand-printed, vintage-inspired tee from Lost Cod Clothing Co. Lost Cod pop-up shop at Uncommon Grounds, 1030 South Park Street, $17-$26

5 Keep the nog locally spiked during the holidays with this Ironworks Distillery gift set, with 50ml samplers of vodka, rum and apple brandy. Seaport Farmers' Market, 1209 Marginal Road, Saturdays and Sundays, $26

6 Ensure your loved one a very meowy Christmas with these authentic Russian nesting dolls (in the shape of adorable kitties, and a very tiny mouse). Studio 14 Gifts & Gallery, 2393 Agricola Street, $100

7 Speed dial stocking gold with a Canadian-designed iPhone case from Field Trip. Or one for every day of the week. Kept, 127 Portland Street, $24

8 Blow your Archie-loving friend's mind with this apocalyptic take on the Riverdale gang, Afterlife with Archie from Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Francesco Francavilla. Check out the special Strange Adventures cover and keep in mind this isn't your standard Archie comic (not for kiddies). Strange Adventures, 5110 Prince Street

9 It's a calendar, it's an 8x10's Super Gift! 2014 looks real good thanks to Inkwell Press, this letter press creation was designed by local artist Teresa Wozniak, with font from former NSCAD prof Rod MacDonald. Loaded with local. Inkwell Handmade Boutique, 1658 Market Street, $25

10 What does the wolf say? Deck your hands with these 100 percent wool, handmade fingerless mitts from Halifax's Fiona Alice., $50 --Allison Saunders


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