One bite of these decadent confections and you’ll know why <i>Gourmet</i> voted them one of the top three chocolates in the world. Created by Danish chef Fritz Knipschildt, the handmade artisan sweets feature the world’s finest ingredients, like Valrhona chocolate, Spanish almonds, and Jamaican rum. A pioneer in the culinary industry, Knipschildt was the first to experiment with sweet and savory flavors, infusing his chocolate with herbs, spices, and flowers. The result? Masterpieces that taste as amazing as they look.
Entertain with wit and style with these top picks from Seybert, a former fashion designer turned home-decor guru. Add some whimsy to the table with her embroidered linen cocktail napkins and colorful bubble wine glasses, and light some deliciously scented Joya candles to set the mood. Stock the powder room with Coyuchi’s organic-cotton towels (a spare set’s always good to have on hand). And if you’re the guest, thrill your hostess with a box of dark-chocolate truffles from Knipschildt. (Want more tips from Seybert on how to get your home holiday-ready? Click here.)
Listen to your mother and get her the artisanal confections she craves. Start with Knipschildt’s bite-size truffles, available with hints of rosewater and champagne. Does she prefer toffee? Then give her one of Valerie’s 12-piece assortments. (Our favorite? The almond flavor garnished with fleur de sel). If she’s a foodie, we suggest Vosges’ exotic candy-bar flight, which offers an explosion of deliciousness in each bite. Or you can cut right to the chase and go for Cocoa’s coveted rich chocolate; it’s sure to satisfy any sweet tooth.
It’s not always easy to figure out how best to express your feelings when a relationship’s still fresh. (You don’t want to come off like a stalker, do you?) Choose from our array of jewelry, bags, and other fun tokens carefully curated to express just the right level of affection—and to make your crush think you’re a gift-giving ace to boot.
Make Valentine’s Day extra-special with these gourmet sweets. Start with Cocoa’s confections: rich, smooth chocolate infused with subtle notes of bergamot, rose, and mint. Or tuck into handmade truffles from Danish chef Fritz Knipschildt. And top it all off with Hampton Popcorn’s tins, featuring flavors—like Peanut Butter Cup and Cookies & Cream—that set these kernels worlds apart from the movie-theater variety.