For your best cheese . . . or your best cheese-loving friend

Gift a foodie friend - or yourself - with a stylish accompaniment to your favorite cheeses: a set of sleek knives and a cutting board in warm copper and wood tones.

- Samantha Melamed

Beck Cheese Board and Three Copper Cheese Knives Set, $49.95 at Crate & Barrel, at the Cherry Hill Mall and King of Prussia Mall, and at

A mix of tastes and textures

West Chester chocolatier Éclat's latest offering is pretty enough to give as a gift. Its Parallel Bars juxtapose dark, milk, and white chocolate, accented with herb and spice combinations like allspice and sesame or coffee and cardamom.

- Samantha Melamed
Éclat Parallel Bars, $8.50 at Éclat, 24 S. High St., West Chester, 610-692-5206,