Sweets and Soaps
Handmade by an Oakland, California, chocolatier, these bars of chocolate are infused with sea salt, orange blossom, rose, and mint and come wrapped in exotic and refined colors reminiscent of the 18th-Century French Court. The gift box contains nine bars, grouped in threes which are tied with gold satin ribbon. Maison Bouche Chocolate Gift Box, $75
These individual bars of soap are handmade in Red Hook, Brooklyn, and come in delicious scents of clary sage, lavender oatmeal, rose geranium, and winter citrus. The 4-oz bars are $10 each; also available are 3-oz green, jasmine, and chai tea soaps, Saipua Handmade Soap, $8 each.
Both available at Wake Robin (1207 Pleasantville Rd, Briarcliff Manor, 914-502 0303).