West Elm is hosting free holiday-themed events tonight and next Thursday at its Boston and Burlington stores. Stylists at tonight's event will share ideas for stocking stuffers, Secret Santa presents, and gift toppers (for those who want to go all out). Next week's event focuses on entertaining, with tips for dinnerware, barware, and decor. Each event happens from 6-8 p.m. and includes free gift-wrapping and in-home delivery, should you choose to shop at the same time. Call to RSVP. West Elm is at 160 Brookline Ave., Boston, 617-450-9500 and 6 Wayside Rd., Burlington, 781-221-5626.
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contributorsAmi Albernaz began freelancing for the Globe in 2004. She started bargain-hunting at an early age, accompanying her mother to second-hand stores and yard sales near Westport, MA, where she grew up. When she's not perusing stores, Ami can often be found scouting out budget eateries in and around the city, particularly near her current abode in East Boston.
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Deal of the Week
In the spirit of St. Patrick’s Day, Kalembar Dune is offering 20 percent off all its items that are green or made in Ireland. The selection includes Belleek and Donegal China, Waterford glassware, Avoca handwoven lightweight mohair/wool throws, and Tara medallion bangle bracelets. The sale runs through the end of March. Kalembar Dune is at 170 Spring St., West Roxbury, 617-327-5898.
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