One of the best gifts to give (and to receive!) is chocolate.

Below are a few kinds that won't disappoint:

Bridgewater Chocolate

What began in a small town general store, has now expanded in fame (Jane Fonda and Gwyneth Paltrow are fans) and in size (now sold on both the East and West Coasts... and online).  But what I really like, is that they're still handmade, small town Connecticut chocolates.

I recommend the turtles :)

Lagrange 34

This chocolate from Torino, Italy comes in fun designs, but nothing that looks too pretentious or complicated enough that I don't want to eat it.

Chocolate Editions  by Mary &Matt

Whimsical, simple, and made by two New York designers using natural ingredients.

(Via Happy Lady Eats)

Marie Frei

One Carry-On is a blog managed by Marie Frei, a travel expert and photographer with a passion for exploring off the beaten path locations. The blog covers honest and personal stories about living and traveling as an American abroad, shares her global appreciation for culture and design, and promotes traveling to far-flung destinations with a carry-on as fun, affordable, and easy.