Happy birthday! We will double the amount of chocolate on your order.
Joyeux anniversaire ! Nous doublerons gracieusement la quantité de chocolat sur votre commande.
¡Feliz Cumpleaños! Doblaremos la cantidad de chocolates en su pedido.
This Cyber Monday Weekend, we double the amount of chocolate on all orders placed online. Learn more.
Ce Cyber Monday Weekend, nous doublons gracieusement la quantité de chocolats sur toute commande passée en ligne. En savoir plus.
Este Cyber Monday Weekend, doblamos gratuitamente la cantidad de chocolates en cualquier pedido hecho en línea. Saber más.
Free express shipping worldwide just in time for Christmas. No code. No minimum. Ends Saturday Dec. 19th 2015.
Livraison en express offerte pour Noël dans le monde entier jusqu'au samedi 19 décembre 2015. Pas de code. Pas de minimum.
Entrega exprés gratuita para Navidad en el mundo entero hasta el sábado 19 de diciembre 2015. Ningún código. Ningún mínimo.
We guaranty Christmas delivery worldwide for all orders received no later than Tuesday December 20 PST
Nous garantissons la livraison pour Noël dans le monde entier jusqu'au mercredi 21 décembre 12H GMT
Garantizamos la entrega para Navidad en el mundo entero hasta el miércoles 21 de Didiembre a las 12H GMT
Today, March 8th, is Women's Day and we double the amount of chocolate on all orders placed by female customers.
Aujourd'hui c'est la journée de la Femme et nous doublons la quantité de chocolat sur toutes les commandes de nos clientes.
Hoy es el Día de la Mujer y doblamos la cantidad de chocolate en todos los pedidos de nuestras clientes.


Why basswood?

When looking for a wood variety to create the Basswood collection, it was important for us to find a supple, easy-to-carve wood-type. With its light-toned color, smooth grain and authentic look, we were instantly seduced by basswood. To preserve all the essences of this fine material we use a laser-technology perfected tool to carve directly onto the lid of the boxes. The carving process therefore allows an airy clean finish and a crisp display of the carving of your recipient’s name, picture or logo.


A product of France

prod of franceOur boxes are handcrafted in France in the heart of the Jura region, a mountainous area in Eastern France near the Swiss border known for its richness in arts and crafts. We collaborate with one of the last two traditional woodworkers to deliver true handcrafted, made-in-France products.


Environment matters

The eco-friendly aspect of basswood makes this wood-type a favorite among the environmentally conscious. Adding a plate or other removable item to this product seemed to be incompatible with the non-tinted, non-varnished and non-treated subtle appearance of the wood. Accessible in greater quantities compared to other wood-types that are commonly harvested from endangered trees worldwide, basswood is a renewable resource that can be worked with no treatments nor tintings.


An ingenious technique

techniqueWe decided to finger-joint our boxes to guarantee additional strength and a smoother-looking surface. With this technique, the glued facades are on the side grain rather than end grain allowing the side-surface to soak more glue in due to the jointing pressure – an intricate and more time-consuming method of handcrafting that adds all the more value to these boxes.


A little history

historyAlso known as linden, basswood is commonly used by wood-workers, sculptors and stringed-instrument makers. With European origins, this wood-type is considered a symbol of love and fidelity. In specific cultures, it is said that this majestic tree represents masculine virtues such as strength and power as well as the feminine virtues of sensibility and contemplation. Endowed with a subtle perfume, this light-colored wood is much appreciated for its medicinal purposes and has been said to cure certain illnesses by the simple act of standing in its shade.


Image carving

tilleulCustomize all basswood boxes by replacing our logo atop the lid with a carved photo, logo or themed-image from our library.


Message carving

tilleulPersonalize your box with a 25-character message laser-carved directly into the wood.


The making-of

This traditional wood-working requires a veritable know-how, for the entire basswood box handcrafting process is decomposed in the same precise steps as for our mahogany boxes:

1. Fragmenting of the basswood boards.
2. Second-cut of fragments to obtain the ‘carrelet’: a thin strip of wood.
3. Cleaning of the ‘carrelet’ to smoothe out the material.
4. Carving of the finger-jointed panels.
5. Leveling of the panel thickness.
6. Assembly of the box.
7. Sanding of the box to reveal its rounded ridges.
8. Removal of all imperfections with the help of a gear wheel.
9. Cutting of the box’s lid.
10. Beveling of the edges.



View our Basswood Collection