2017 Valentine’s Day Gift Guide – Fine Chocolate


Exceptional chocolates really do make the heart grow fonder. Here are our top choices to make your Valentine swoon.

ZChocolat offers a wide selection of romantic themed boxed chocolates from France. Housed in elegant (and customizable) packaging, the Romantic Collection includes real 24-karat gold leaf covered chocolates. Our favorite photographed above is the Romantic Sapphire with 2 gold heart pieces. The heart shaped dark chocolate hearts are stored in a classic, sophisticated mahogany box. $143, http://www.zchocolat.com (includes international shipping).

Lindt has set the standard for chocolate since 1845, it’s no wonder why Lindt has been admired for years. The Swiss chocolatier’s Valentine’s Day range is one of the most best-selling products the world. Not only does Lindt offer quality chocolates, it’s also very accessible as it is sold at many major retail chains all over the U.S. We recommend:

  • LINDOR Strawberries & Cream truffles make a great platonic gift for friends, co-workers, classmates and etc. – it’s made with white chocolate and real strawberries, $6.99.
  • There are 2 new heart boxes to covet: Lindt Valentine Classic Romance Heart and the Lindt Valentine Gourmet Truffle Heart. The assorted chocolate Lindt Valentine Classic Romance Heart box contains caramel chews, decadent filled hearts and double enrobed truffles, $19.99. The Lindt Valentine Gourmet Truffle Heart comprises of milk, dark, white, vanilla and hazelnut chocolatr truffle, $12.99.

To shop online or find a store that carries Lindt near you, go to http://www.lindtusa.com.

Tobi Tobin is Los Angeles based interior designer to the stars such as Keanu Reeves, Reese Witherspoon, Renee Zellweger and Chelsea Handler. Taylor Swift was recently spotted at Tobi’s Brentwood boutique buying candles. Tobi Tobin’s LA boutique also offers handmade luxury chocolates. Tobi offers 12 varieties of truffles. The most popular is the salted caramels with Celtic Sea Salt. A 2.5 pound box of your choice of assorted chocolates starts at $128. Shop Tobi Tobin’s collection at http://www.tonitobin.com.