'Tis one of the all-time-great chocolate-chip cookie adaptations, made by Metropolitan Bakery with dried cherries, bittersweet chocolate chunks, and a sprinkle of sea salt. This year, the bakery is packaging them for a fab holiday gift: eight giant cookies in a jar - to keep them fresh and prevent breakage.

Package of eight, $19.95 at Metropolitan Bakery, 262 South 19th St., 215-545-6655 and other locations after Dec. 14.

- Maureen Fitzgerald


Tres chic, n'est-ce pas?

Dress up your French bottle with a Louis Vuitton-like tote. And after the present is given, this fun gift bag is actually sturdy enough to carry a bottle to a favorite BYOB, at least once or twice.

Wine gift tote, $5.99, at Kitchenette, 117 South 12th St. 215-829-4949.

- M.F.