Visit these Sacramento shops to beat the Christmas Eve rush

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Christmas Eve is quickly approaching, and there are halls to deck, cookies to bake and gifts to be wrapped — if you're into that sort of thing, of course.

To help get you prepared for Dec. 24, we rounded up some of Sacramento's best Christmas-centric establishments, from card shops to toy stores, using Yelp data and our army of number-crunching elves.

You don’t necessarily need to have kids in your life to enjoy a visit to your local toy store. Maybe you want to help out one of the many organizations that collect gifts for children and families in need. Or maybe you love seeing the cool gizmos, gadgets and games that didn't exist when you were younger. Regardless, here are your top options for toys in Sacramento.

1. G Willikers Toy Emporium

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Topping the list is G Willikers Toy Emporium. Located at 1113 Front St. in Old Sacramento, the toy store is the highest-rated toy store in Sacramento, boasting four stars out of 37 reviews on Yelp.

2. Beehive Collectibles

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Next up is Midtown's Beehive Collectibles, situated at 1006 24th St. With 4.5 stars out of 12 reviews on Yelp, the toy store has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Old City Kites

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Old Sacramento's Old City Kites, located at 1017 Front St., Suite B, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the toy store four stars out of 20 reviews.

Chances are, you don't have the time, desire, creativity, artistic ability, etc. to hand-make holiday cards or gift wrap this year. Save yourself a headache and head to one of Sacramento's most popular stationery shops.

1. Sakura Gifts

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Topping the list is Sakura Gifts. Located at 2223 10th St. in Southside Park, the store, which offers home decor and more, is the highest-rated cards and stationery spot in Sacramento, boasting 4.5 stars out of 21 reviews on Yelp.

2. Strapping Store

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Next up is North Oak Park's Strapping Store, situated at 3405 Broadway. With five stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, the cards and stationery spot, which offers accessories and home decor, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Garden of Enchantment

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Old Sacramento's Garden of Enchantment, located at 126 K St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spiritual shop, gift shop and cards and stationery spot four stars out of 108 reviews.

Whether your home boasts vaulted ceilings or cramped, acute angles, you may be considering a Christmas tree for the season's upcoming festivities. Here's a roundup of some quality places in Sacramento to purchase one.

1. Lamb's Christmas Trees

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Topping the list is Lamb's Christmas Trees. Located at 8666 W. Stockton Blvd. in Valley High, the spot to score Christmas trees and more is the highest-rated Christmas tree spot in Sacramento, boasting 4.5 stars out of 15 reviews on Yelp.

2. Tim's Christmas Trees

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Next up is Upper Land Park's Tim's Christmas Trees, situated at 3168 Riverside Blvd. With four stars out of 14 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score Christmas trees has proven to be a local favorite.

3. The Plant Foundry

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North Oak Park's The Plant Foundry, located at 3500 Broadway, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the plant nursery, which offers Christmas trees and more, four stars out of 77 reviews.

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