Beat the holiday rush and save time and gas? Yes, you can. Make a beeline to Strathmore’s 22nd annual Museum Shop Around, where 19 area museums, including the National Building Museum and the Phillips Collection, will be selling their gift-shop wares Nov. 10-13. Among the offerings: jewelry made from antique spoons, reversible tapestry jackets, hand-painted scarves and wraps, stuffed animals and puzzles. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Thursday-Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday. $9 admission benefits arts and education programming at Strathmore. Mansion at Strathmore, 10701 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, 301-581-5100.

While you’re praying for snow, get equipped to schuss through it at Ski Chalet’s Get Ready to Ski sale. Shave 50 percent off ski and snowboard equipment and apparel from last season. 2011 Atomic Women’s Live Fit ski boots are reduced from $310 to $179.03. The sale ends Nov. 6. But another promotion continues through Nov. 22; with every $79 you spend, get $10 off your next purchase. See for addresses and store hours in Falls Church, Chantilly and Gaithersburg.

Flower pin made from an antique spoon (Strathmore Mansion)

During Nordstrom’s Half-Yearly Sale for women and children, score up to 50 percent off clothing, shoes and accessories from brands that include Cole Haan, Mini Boden, Kate Spade and Tory Burch. Through Nov. 13. At area stores and

— Janet Bennett Kelly