Cioccolatini (‘chocolate candies’): I appreciate them much more than flowers.
The most famous Italian cioccolatini are probably the baci (‘kisses’)
They come with a little card inside with a love quote in 5 languages (Italian, English, French, Spanish and Greek).
They were called pugni (‘punches’) at the beginning, because their shape reminds somehow a fist. But thank God the name was then changed in the most romantic baci, when the marketing director was inspired from the famous painting Il bacio by Italian painter Francesco Hayez for the image on the box.
Francesco Hayez (1791-1882), Il bacio, ‘The kiss’, 1859. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Kiss_(Hayez)