Treats for the tree

Master chocolatier Christopher Curtin creates each of these dark chocolate Christmas tree ornaments by hand. Crafted from 73 percent organic chocolate, the latticelike design is speckled with gold leaf. Don't store these in the garage until next year - enjoy them now.

- Dianna Marder
Chocolate ornaments, $22.50 each. Advance ordering is requested. Eclat Chocolate, 24 South High St., West Chester. 610-692-5206 or

Make a fair trade

Bamboula Ltd. in Kutztown collaborates with artisans in Ghana, Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania to import objects that are both useful and beautiful, like these salad servers. Owner Jasperdean Kobes developed her passion for African when she was a Peace Corps volunteer in Harar, Ethiopia. A lovely gift.

- Dianna Marder
Circle or Stripe Salad servers, $36 a pair at Bamboula Ltd. 164 W. Walnut St., Kutztown Pa. 19530; 610-894-4800 or