Here's an heirloom-quality gift for the host of a Passover seder. This hand-painted porcelain matzoh plate, by Philadelphia artist Gloria Nelson, is rimmed with two layers of 22-karat-gold and priced at $235. But you can save 20 percent on this and all Passover Judaica at the gift shop of the National Museum of American Jewish History on Sunday from noon to 5 p.m.

National Museum of American Jewish History, 55 N. Fifth St. Philadelphia; 215-923-3811. For details see or

- Dianna Marder

Calico Cottontails

Could anything be cuter?

Perk up that Easter basket with a floppy-eared calico bunny made of solid milk chocolate.

By Moonstruck, source of the elegant sweets in Oscar's swag bags the last two years, Flopsy just might be too cute to eat.

Milk Chocolate Calico Bunny, 2.25 ounces, $7.50. At Blue Tulip, Suburban Square in Ardmore. Other sizes available at

- Marilynn Marter

Modernizing Maple Syrup

Give oatmeal, tea or that bowl of fruit a flavorful sprinkle of sweetness with organic maple flakes ground (coarse or fine) from a stylish mill.

A crunchy condiment to use at the table or in cooking, the all-natural, unrefined flakes of dehydrated pure maple syrup have fewer than 8 calories per teaspoon. And its certified kosher pareve.

Equinox Maple Flakes Grinder with 2.5 ounces organic maple flakes, $11.99. At At Whole Foods in April.

- M.M.