Head on over to Small Notebook. They are having a handmade Christmas this year. Her post has some great ideas. Also, if you are renters (of an apartment or a house or whatever) and you desperately love the look of a fireplace check out theirs. Her husband built it. Looks like stacks of different types of wood. I love the different colors. I don't think its a real working fireplace but you could certainly put candles in the "firebox" to achieve the same look.
Then you can head over to Brooklyn Limestone for her recipe for her Sugar Plum Shortbread. I always love the extra details she has in her packaging. If I ever get myself organized I would love to do this as a cute little Christmas gift.