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What: Twisted Christmas adult figurines, Avenger Toys, 16th Road, opposite Hawaiian Shack, Bandra (W), start at Rs 1,200.
Why: Fanged Santa, evil helpers wielding wickedly large blades, underwear-clad Mrs. Claus swinging off a candy cane: this view of Christmas might be warped, but it's also a lot of fun. If you're not one for holiday cheer, hold out for kick-ass Kill Bill miniatures, expected in the first week of January.
When: You want to be a model figure.
Why: These funky postcards feature countless, quintessentially Indian motifs including BEST tickets, MRP tags and pin-up girls on firecracker labels. For these, Akhila Krishnan is taking orders until January 10, while on break from her Masters course at The Royal College of Arts in London.
When: You want to send a Mass mail.
What: Trade-in-your-used-corks, Tribal Route, cottage no 18, Aram Nagar 2, Versova Beach Road, Andheri (W), call 9967058848, Rs 20 to Rs 2,000.
Why: Nihar Mehta over at Tribal Route can turn your Christmas party debris into delight. Send in used wine bottle corks and his band of artists will return them as funky office stationery, hand-painted door stoppers or even a tribal neck piece.
When: You want a fancy night cap.
What: Fruits for Cheese by The Fine Cheese Co, home delivered by Chenab Impex, call 28478880/1623, Rs 485.
Why: Chenab Impex is a direct route to some of the yummiest imported goodies in the city. Pay special attention to fruit purees by The Fine Cheese Co (Gooseberry, Lime Chilli, Quince and Damson) made to complement a range of different cheeses. Also look out for Chenab’s online store, which opens in two weeks.
When: You want to light up your Christmas Brie.
Why: Famous for their yummy artisan honeys, Vijaya Pastala’s NGO is now creating a buzz with its new beauty line. The grainy body scrub and smooth lip balm definitely deserve some face time.
When: It’s time to indulge in fair trade.
Advance Booking: New Year’s Eve Party Round-Up- Zenzi Mills celebrates the New Year through 50 years; The InterContinental packs in star-gazing, Indian cow boys and 70s magic at their various venues; elegant dinner, champagne and French DJ at Blue Frog; China House at Grand Hyatt goes glam; and Bipasha Basu seduces at Hotel Sahara Star NYE performance.
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