Whoever said diamonds are a girl’s best friend clearly didn’t give enough credit to chocolate. It would seem that no matter what the occasion is, what the problem is, good times, bad times, or just a regular Wednesday, chocolate is always the answer. And the great thing about chocolate is it never gets boring. From bonbons to truffles and cakes to cookies (and let’s not forget all of the delectable chocolate beverages)—the possibilities are endless.
If you're giving chocolate as a gift, consider their personal tastes and preferences. Do they love chocolate-covered fruits, nuts, and berries? Or are they partial to pastries and chocolatey baked goods? Whatever they like, there are buckets (literally, buckets) of chocolate to choose from—all of which are great ideas for gifting to your sweetheart, best friend, or work buddy. And don't forget to grab something for yourself (there’s no judgment here).
To help you find the perfect chocolate gift, we've researched and pulled together the best options available online. For a unique gift full of flavor, opt for the Vosges Grand Bastet Tower or the Raaka Chocolate Organic Chocolate Liberty Gift Box. For something fruity and fun, we love the Godiva Milk and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries.
Read on for the best chocolate gifts.
Vosges Grand Bastet Tower
This impressive tower features two of the best-selling collections from Chicago-based chocolatier Vosges. Unwrap the pieces in this divine sampler to reveal truly avant-garde flavors like passion fruit, mango, and tarragon paired with dark chocolate, as well as lemon rose caramel and pink peppercorns covered in milk chocolate.
Price at time of publish: $190
Food52 Small-Batch Organic Chocolate Library Gift Box
For someone who loves to mix it up, gift them a box of chocolates with unique and fun flavors. This Raaka gift box features tantalizing flavors like bourbon cask aged, green tea crunch, pink sea salt, and more. Plus, they come arranged in beautiful packaging that adds a colorful and fun touch.
Price at time of publish: $35 for 3-Bar
Barnetts Chocolate Cookies Gift Basket
If your sweetheart is. a cookie-lover, this box will definitely make a big impression. Including 12 sandwich cookies, dipped in chocolate and sprinkled with a variety of ingredients, it's a gift that they'll savor (and hopefully will share with you!).
Price at time of publish: $28
Mouth Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness Box
Oh, for the love of chocolate! This box of chocolate-covered deliciousness by the innovative specialty food site Mouth is loaded with yummy favorites, including chocolate-covered malt balls and graham crackers. The box also features more unique creations like milk chocolate-covered quinoa and currants.
Price at time of publish: $102
Neil Edley Bottle Of Wine Chocolate Truffles
This clever packaging looks like a bottle of wine, but surprise—it’s filled with chocolate! This delicious assortment includes a broad flavor range, including classics like coffee caramel to exotic pomegranate.
Price at time of publish: $38
Harry and David Tower of Chocolates Classic Gift
This over-the-top gift includes Harry and David’s best-loved classics like "Moose Munch" popcorn with dark chocolate, milk chocolate-covered cherries, and their signature truffles. Even better, it’s stacked high and topped with a hand-tied bow, so it's all ready for gifting.
Price at time of publish: $60
Thoughtfully Gifts Bombombs Hot Chocolate Bombs
This set is the perfect chocolate gift in an all-in-one, complete package. Each flavored chocolate ball dissolves in a cup of hot milk or water and reveals mini marshmallows that have been hidden inside.
Price at time of publish: $20
Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection Boxed Chocolate, Gift Box, Great for Holiday Gifting, 5.1 Ounce
Lindt truffles are pretty much a household name—you really can't go wrong with this time-honored classic. This luxe gift box features a classic collection of milk, dark, and white Swiss chocolate treats.
Price at time of publish: $17
Scout Urling Chocolate Lover Hot Chocolate Gift Set
Handcrafted with organic, heirloom cacao and lightly sweetened with cane crystals and pure vanilla bean, this hot chocolate gift set will delight the tastebuds of even the pickiest chocolate lovers. Choose from delightful flavor combinations like vanilla orange and lavender mint.
Price at time of publish: $40
Harry And David Sea Salt Caramels Gift Box
This mouth-watering set of caramels from Harry and David are the perfect marriage of sweet and salty. Each box contains ten caramels in both milk and dark chocolate.
Price at time of publish: $45
Godiva Milk and Dark Chocolate Dipped Strawberries, One Dozen
We can't forget about chocolate-covered strawberries now, can we? This delicious treat from Godiva includes 12 luscious hand-dipped strawberries in a delicious mix of milk and dark chocolate. Yum.
Price at time of publish: $80
We Take the Cake Red Rose Chocolate Cake
This decadent chocolate cake is layered with chocolate cream cheese icing and covered in vanilla buttercream roses. It's a truly showstopping finale to a romantic date night dinner.
Price at time of publish: $80
Chocolate Secrets Handmade Truffle Collection
These chocolate truffles are individually hand-crafted out of premium organic ingredients in Dallas, Texas. Elegantly packaged, it makes a stunning presentation and features uniquely named flavors like "Spoil Me," "Take Me Now," and "Texas Spice."
Price at time of publish: $49
Phillip Ashley Taste of Memphis
For the chocolate connoisseur who has tried it all, Philip Ashley offers a truly distinctive flavor experience. These beautifully designed, hand-painted chocolates are an example of food meeting art. They’ll certainly tantalize your tastebuds with flavors that honor the city of Memphis, like "The King" (peanut butter bourbon) and "Hot Buttered Soul" (amaretto almond butter).
Price at time of publish: $59
Li-Lac Chocolates French Assortment
From NYC's oldest chocolate house, this collection is over ½ pound of the famous chocolatier’s most popular confections. This elegant mix of milk and dark chocolate squares is made in small batches to preserve their quality and taste, and fillings include French cream, mocha, and marzipan. All chocolates are gluten-free, certified Kosher, and hand-made in Brooklyn, NY.
Price at time of publish: $38
Bissinger’s Signature Truffle Collection
Crafted from fine European chocolate and rich ganaches, this truffle collection is a decadent treat for the taste buds. This gift box is an exciting assortment of Bissinger’s finest, including double chocolate and coconut caramel, fresh raspberry, and white chocolate.
Price at time of publish: $48
What to Look for in Chocolate Gifts
Flavor Options and Variety
If you're going with a classic chocolate box gift, opt for something with a variety of different flavors–from truffles to crunchy chocolate peanuts to white chocolate options. It will be fun to taste-test all of the chocolates after opening the gift. You can also look for chocolate gifts that offer customization options, so you can be sure to send them something you already know they love.
How can I make a chocolate gift unique?
The best way to make your chocolate gift stand out is by choosing something that reflects their tastes and flavor preferences. It shows that you've been listening and paying attention to what they do and don't like! If they're someone who's not afraid to try new things, go with funky and unique chocolate flavors they'll be intrigued to try–such as the Raaka Chocolate Organic Chocolate Liberty Gift Box.
You can also make it special by adding a personalized note, customizing a box of chocolates to their liking, or having it delivered straight to their door–bonus points if you add a bouquet of flowers!
Why is chocolate a great gift idea?
Chocolate is a quintessential holiday gift–from Valentine's Day to Christmas to birthdays and everything in between. Not only is it delicious, but chocolate is typically associated with romance and passion, making it the perfect gift for that special someone.
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