Gifts for him send most people wandering the halls of the mall for hours or browsing endlessly across websites with tools, ties or some worthless electronic trickery. What do you get the man who says he has everything, doesn’t want anything and is as down-to-earth as a walk through the woods? Gifts for him are really one of the great mysteries of the universe right behind super massive black holes and why you always pick the wrong checkout line. The reason is that for all their simplicity dads are quite complicated because they are masters at concealment. The same guy who tells you don’t buy me anything is the same one whose eyes light up and smile breaks out the moment you surprise him. Therein lies the trick to finding great gifts for him – you need something that he doesn’t see coming, that he would never suspect and that has a hint of nostalgia.

Chocolate does the trick. Yes, chocolate.

But it is how you deliver the chocolate that makes this gift for him a classic. Forget the pretty wrapping, big bows and colored tissue paper. Dad would rather take you clothes shopping for an entire day than be caught dead carrying those typical big box gift baskets. Dad may be many things but fluffy, soft and pretty are not in his vocabulary. Gifts for dad need to reflect that no nonsense man.

Meet the perfect man’s basket – or as Chocolate Pizza Company calls it, the Mansket. This is pure dad – quality inside in a straight-forward outside. Chocolate makes dad happy and this chocolate will send him over the moon. Chocolate Pizza Company uses the highest quality Swiss-style chocolate available to create unique and delicious treats dad covets. It starts with Peanut Butter Wings – crisp, rippled potato chips covered in creamy peanut butter and drenched in milk chocolate. They are a salty-sweet masterpiece that dad will forget to share. Next up in the Mansket is a Candy Avalanche Chocolate Pizza Slice. Weighing in at 9 ounces, this exclusive treat blends milk chocolate and homemade toffee and tops it with peanut butter and chocolate candies. It’s amazing. Gifts for dad would not be complete though without two other special sweets – a half dozen chocolate covered cookies and a Moompa (he will recognize it as a chocolate covered Twinkie®).

The magic in presenting this collection of total chocolate awesomeness is in the bag. The paper bag, actually. That’s right, the Mansket skips that foo-foo wicker basket and loads the candy into a handled brown paper bag, complete with newspaper instead of tissue paper. It’s pure genius but it gets better. Instead of a gift card, you get a note written in black marker on the bag and instead of a bow the Mansket tops the whole thing off with silver duct tape. Mic drop!

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Birthday, Father’s Day, holidays or just for fun, the Mansket is tops on the list of gifts for dad. There is just nothing like it – gourmet chocolate delivered in a brown paper bag with duct tape. Dad will never forget this surprise!

Featured on CNBC, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, CMT and in Forbes, People and Entrepreneur magazines, Chocolate Pizza Company is making a name for itself nationwide. Owner, Ryan Novak, started with the company at the age of 15 as a dishwasher. In 2010, he was 21 years-old and a senior at Syracuse University when the chance to buy what was then a small-town chocolate shop presented itself. He jumped at it and has transformed the business into an emerging national brand. In addition to fun teacher gift ideas, the company does Chocolate Pizza, Peanut Butter Wings, wedding favor, birthday chocolates and custom chocolates for business or family occasions.

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