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Last month, I was stuck with the question of what to get my Mother for Mother’s Day. Oddly, I have no concerns over what to get my Stepdad for Father’s Day. Chocolate. No question. The funny thing is, even if I didn’t work at a chocolate factory, I’d still be getting him chocolate. And there’s no question about what kind of chocolate. It’s the dark-chocolate covered apricots. They’re delicious, he loves them and we’re done.

But the ease of this selection made me wonder why it was so much easier to pick a gift for Dad than it was for Mom. Is he less important? Is she fussier? Do I bring him less chocolate during the year in general so it seems like more of a treat? Well, quite honestly, no to all. I think it’s just that he really really likes chocolate. Sure you can say no matter what a child gives their parent, the parent will love it because that’s the way the dynamic works between parents and children but not here. My Stepdad loves chocolate. And he especially loves really good chocolate. So, chocolate it is. No dilemma. No frustration.

So if you’re stuck wondering what the ideal gift is for your Dad, surely he must have some decadent treat he indulges in once in a while. Just give it a few moments thought and I’m sure it’ll come to you. It might even be chocolate! Almond Butter Crunch. Peanut Butter Cups. Mmmmm!

Happy Father’s Day to all the Dads out there. I hope you get that little bit of decadence we all need to feed our souls.


What to get Mom?!

Posted on April 25, 2008 9:32 AM by Admin

I see my mother once or twice a week. Each time I visit, I bring chocolate gifts of some variety but they always include an organic milk chocolate bar with sea salt and almonds. I’ve mentioned it before, it’s her favorite. Sure she likes everything I bring her but we all have our favorites.

So, now that Mother’s Day is almost here, I’m a little stuck as to what to give her. I want to give her Mother's Day chocolates because I think it’s more fun than flowers as she can share them. You know how moms are with that whole sharing thing. Besides, she has a huge flower garden and once spring hits, her house is already filled with fresh flowers. So fine chocolate is the gift of choice. But since I always bring her gourmet chocolate and I work in a chocolate factory, do you think it’s a cop-out?

And just what chocolates should I give her? I never treat her to the pretty seasonal boxes of chocolates like this year’s summer Selection. I just never think of it. And I don’t think she’s had the chocolate dipped apricots so maybe she’d like that. I don’t know. I just don’t know. I’m open to suggestions. What are you getting your mom?