by Jonathan Vatner | February 09, 2010

salted caramelsChocolate gifts are almost universally beloved, but they can feel a little commonplace. For a tasty twist, consider giving salted caramels from Fran's. The chewy, buttery caramels are dipped in milk or dark chocolate and then sprinkled with salt, the perfect counterpoint to the sweetness. A 20-piece box costs $24, or this 23-piece Valentine's box costs $48. Discounts are available on large orders. (206) 322-0233;