Sunday, November 18th 2001, 2:24AM
With visions of sugarplums, to say nothing of chocolates and peppermints, caviar and Camembert, showing up in stores all over town, you may want to pick up two of everything: one to give as a gift, and one to savor yourself. Here are some temptations to get you into the holiday spirit.
TASTY TWIST White and milk chocolate wrapped around a pretzel; $10 for a box of six at Henri Bendel,
ARTISTIC ANTIPASTO Decorative glass jar layered with veggies, from $6.99 for a 9-ounce bottle to $26.99 for a 71-ounce bottle at Balducci's,
CHOCOHOLICS ONLY Hand-woven chocolate basket filled with chocolate treats -- dark, milk and white chocolate truffles and chocolate almond bark from Black Hound,
ALL ABOARD This little wooden train delivers a cargo of hard candy; $15 at Henri Bendel, 712 Fifth Ave., (212) 247-1100.
SAUCY IDEA Sinfully rich liquor-drenched chocolate truffle sauces are $6.50 a jar at Black Hound,
NOW THAT'S ITALIAN Surprise a pasta lover by pairing rigatoncini with an exotic tomato sauce. The pasta is $5, The 16-ounce jar of sauce is $5.99 at the Mount Carmel Gourmet Food Shop,
MY CHERRY AMOUR These ones from Toschi are preserved in liquor, $8 at Teitel Brothers.
BARK WITH A BITE Chocolate bark with peppermint bits is $19.50 for a 1-lb. tin; peppermint sticks in a 2-lb. tin are $16. Williams
SMILING SANTAS A tin filled with 18 iced sugar cookies is $50 at Eleni's,
CORNER CADDY Cruets of olive oil in a metal holder are $78 at Oliviers and Co., Grand Central Terminal, (212) 973-1472.
SAY CHEESE A round (or two) of good-quality cheese is sure to please even the pickiest foodie on your list. Check out the selection at Tuller's, 199 Court St.,
BIG SPENDERS Okay, $75 is a nice chunk of change, but it's a lot less than the cost of a hotel. Any guest who sends this gift pack of delicacies will definitely be invited back. It includes a 5.1-ounce tin of French foie gras with 2% truffle, cornichon pickles, Italian cipollini onions, a mini-loaf of pumpernickel bread, and a mother of pearl pat? knife. Paramount Caviar,
TERRIFIC TWOSOME Bottles of roasted garlic olive oil and country Italian vinegar are packed into decorative bottles in a wooden box. The set is $34.99 at Balducci's,