When I was a little girl, I remember my father bringing my mother home a huge box of chocolates each Valentine's Day. I am the youngest of seven children, so the candy didn't last long. However, Mom kept the beautiful heart-shaped box.
Over the years, they have been used to store a myriad of important and not so important items. One beautiful red heart-shaped box with a paper rose continues to keep the recipes she cuts out of her favorite magazines. A pink heart-shaped box with lots of bows continues to hold scraps of lace from crafting projects. The most ornate heart-shaped candy box of all holds love poems that my father has written to her over the years.
While candy makers continue to pack candy in heart-shaped boxes, they don't come close the the designs made 20 or 30 years ago. If you want to buy homemade chocolates and give them as a gift. Then I would check out eBay or a thrift shop looking for some vintage heart-shaped candy boxes.