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Holiday Rules Wrapping Paper
What: Design Army’s technology-inspired line of gift wrap makes you look like the giver who gets it.
Why: Get three sheets of each of the four designs, including stylized strands of lights and graphic ornaments, for $15.
When: Order now.
Where: Online at feltandwireshop.com.
Christmas Lights Art Car Parade
What: Decorate your ride (auto or cycle) with bulbs, wreaths, and blinking reindeer before joining the procession traveling from Georgetown to Chevy Chase.
Why: Wind through Rock Creek Park and Politics and Prose (for a How the Grinch Stole Christmas reading) before riding over to Comet Ping Pong’s after-party.
When: Sat., 7-9:30 p.m.
Where: Meet at Jack’s Boathouse, 3500 K St. NW (202-337-9642).
Ugly Sweater Party
What: Put on your most unattractive pullover or cardi to celebrate the holidays at EatBar.
Why: Watch A Christmas Story with munchies and cocktails ($9-$11) like spiked Peppermint Patty cocoa and apple-infused bourbon.
When: Sun., 6 p.m.-1 a.m.
Where: 2761 Washington Blvd., b/t N. Pershing Dr. & 9th St., Arlington.
Geek and Chic Gifts for Big Spenders
What: Indulge gadget lust with a tabletop fireplace, Philippe Starck speakers, digital clocks, and Smart cars in primary colors.
Why: They deserve only the best.
When: You want to make dreams come true.
Where: Online at dailycandy.com.
Yuletide: a Year-End Art Festival
What: Treat yourself or a hard-to-please gift recipient to an original work (ceramic, wood sculpture, watercolor) from one of ten artists at Project 4 Gallery’s latest showcase.
Why: Paul Villinski’s breathtaking butterflies made from old beer cans and records.
When: Thru Dec. 22. Mon.-Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 1353 U St. NW, b/t 13th & 14th Sts., ste. 302 (202-232-4340).
Photo: Courtesy of Design Army
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