Valentines Day is fast approaching…

Maybe you are wondering what to ask for ? Maybe you have a mother, sister, daughter, or friend for whom you want a small something to give?

I’ve tried to keep the price points low here. And I’ve searched for some things that are maybe a bit unusual. And, of course, feel free to buy one for yourself!

First, let’s look at some lovely jewelry pieces:

How about some spa, or personal, gifts:

 And finally, isn’t this a gorgeous box of chocolates?
It is made by
La Châtelaine Chocolat Co.

I’ve been following Shannon and Wlady on Instagram for a long time and am so impressed with them and their company. They are located in Bozeman, Montana but also teach workshops in chocolate making in France (Wlady is French..) I’ve actually never had their chocolates, but just maybe I will order some! Theirs is a romantic story; but also another great example of a small, independent retailer making waves in the great sea of oversized, commercial companies. Please do visit their site, and follow them on IG and FB.


And, as it happens, I also follow another small, independent chocolate company. This one:
Lake Champlain Chocolates

is in Burlington, Vermont. Years ago I first saw their products in Massachsetts and was so impressed with the wonderful graphics on each package. Year after year they have maintained this very high quality for all their artwork..and yes, for their chocolates. We actually visited the plant a few summers ago, took the tour, and bought lots of chocolates!

Happy shopping!