Haut Chocolat laces truffles with unexpected ingredients like bacon
or green tea. For a sweet but spicy pillow gift, try the four-piece
Aztec Truffle Gift Box, inspired by traditional Mexican desserts
like the Xocatyl truffle with Mexican vanilla bean. $10.50 per box.
$3.50 Select Omni hotels
are offering Chuao Chocolatier’s Venezulan-style hot chocolate for
events. Available in traditional or spicy flavor, the treat can be
served bedside with chocolate shavings, marshmallows and whipped
cream. $350 for 100 guests, or $3.50 per person. (800) THE-OMNI; www.omnihotels.com/ratesand
$7 (per stem, one-time use)
Exotic flowers like ginger, birds-of paradise or orchids provide an
alluring focal point.
$7 (per stem, multiple
uses) Enhance a table bouquet with exquisite, hand-painted and
reusable paper blossoms by Swedish Accents. (888) 793-3228; www.swedishaccents.com