How many days till Christmas? More than you think if you get hopping on your shopping now.


Here’s something we’ll buy in bulk from Scout in Georgetown, D.C. They’re great to have on-hand for the neighbors who invite you over for a last-minute toast, and the relatives you’ll bounce around to between now and January.


Plus, they’re seven bucks. Can’t beat that with a peppermint stick. Of course, you’ll have to fill it with something: Champagne? Cognac? Coal?