Holiday Problem Solvers
North Pole Coal Blooming Briquettes
Disguised as evidence that you’ve been placed on the naughty list, these are actually seeds created to rejuvenate empty patches in your garden or the vacant lot on your block.
To buy: $5, uncommongoods.com.
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