To the stockings hung by the chimney with care, add sweet delights for those too nice to bear.

- Joy Deangdeelert Cho

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Real perennials

Blooms flourish in every season on a botanical vase ($55) and votive holder ($25), available at Local Home + Gifts, 29 W. State St. in Media, 610-566-5661.

Rub-a-dub-dub

Charm and cleanliness come together in Pop Ink's soap, packaged in the prettiest of papers ($6 each, $20 for four). Available at P.A.D., 804 N. Second St., or

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Covert cloth

Washcloths disguise themselves as the tastiest of treats (small cupcake $7.50, large $10; cake roll $10; cakes $30-$36). Available at Chaise + Corbel, 244 Race St., 215-238-1915.

Store softly

Alyssa Ettinger's Knitware Bowl ($65) is like a favorite sweater transformed into the perfect porcelain catch-all. Available at Kellijane, 1721 Spruce St., and

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Punchy pillow

A Pillo ($26) like this is sure to bring a giggle or two. Available in a variety of funny shapes and sizes at AIA Bookstore & Design Center, 117 S. 17th St., 215-569-3188.

A true jewel

Decorative Gem Glass Bottles ($65) lend sparkle to the vanity table. Available at

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One-part harmony

Mozartkugel ($85) may look like the confection named for the famous composer, but it also produces music just like he did. Available at

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Funny face

One look at its goofy grin and this plush pal ($40) can quickly make anyone feel like a kid again. Available at

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