Here is a partial selection of the gifts I received:
Not pictured: four cookies from Levain Bakery (one of each flavor), artisanal caramels with a yet-to-be-determined origin, a bunch of retro candy from a retro candy store in Red Hook, a chocolate iced drink from the Coffee Bean & more! Reviews on all to come.
BOTTOM LINE: If you don't already run a chocolate blog, you should really start one prior to your own birthday. It will pay off in dividends.