Pretty sweet

Philadelphia chocolatier John & Kira's has a new winter offering that will work for just about any holiday gift situation: Their Winter Forest Trio is a mixed box of nine truffles with mint, hazelnut-almond praline and dark-chocolate ganache, with snow-flecked blue-and-white chocolate shells.

- Samantha Melamed
John & Kira's Winter Forest Trio, $29.95 through John & Kira's: 800-747-4808,, or at the Rittenhouse Square farmers' market, Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Handmade for your holiday table

Bonnie Kaye Whitfield, an artist working in Philadelphia, sets a stylish table with these bold, botanically inspired placemats and napkins, screen-printed by hand on linen. With each purchase, she'll make a donation to Feeding America worth five meals for people in need.

- S.M.
Morris Fern Napkin/Placemat by Bonnie Kaye Studio, $24 for a set of two at, or at Art Star, 623 N. 2d St., Philadelphia, 215-238-1557, or Nice Things Hand Made, 1731 E. Passyunk Ave., Philadelphia, 267-455-0256