The Best Gifts for Chocolate Lovers
Some might say the old “box of chocolates” is overdone, but we’d have to disagree. True joy is the selecting, taste-testing, and ultimately finding that perfectly sweet and salty balance in the ideal truffle. Whether you’re looking for an array of rare cacao flavors or a perfectly melting milk chocolate fondue set, there is a perfect gift for everyone. We’ve rounded up the gadgets, assorted chocolates, and DIY kits that will impress any chocolate fanatic for all occasions. Read on for some of the best gifts for chocolate lovers.
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Truffle Making Kit
Personalize your own chocolate treats or gift this kit to a loved one or friend. The melted French dark chocolate morsels form into decadent truffles with options for flavors like coconut flakes, peppermint, vanilla, or Himalayan sea salt.
Make Your Own Chocolate Truffles Kit, $35 at uncommongoods.com
Chocolate Recipe Book
McCrea's is known for inventive and delicious caramel candies, and this chocolate set will delight any sweet tooth.
McCrea's Deep Chocolate Caramels, $19 at amazon.com
Compartés Chocolate Bars
Compartés has a library of inventive and craveable chocolate bar flavors. Treat yourself or a loved one to some of their creations, like milk chocolate with caramel popcorn or cookies & cream.
Peanut Butter & Jelly Chocolate Bar, $7 at papersource.com
Salted Caramel Chocolate Bar, $7 at papersource.com
The Drive In Chocolate Bar, $10 at papersource.com
Cookies & Cream Chocolate Bar, $7 at papersource.com
If you know an aspiring Willy Wonka, this little luxury tool is perfect for the finishing touch on fine desserts. Just add whichever chocolate you like to the mold, turn onto the marble based and it's ready to go.
Chocolate Curling Kit, $70 at uncommongoods.com
Maggie Louise Chocolates
Williams Sonoma Wine & Whiskey Pairing Chocolates
Sugarfina has all kinds of flavor infused candies, and chocolate is no exception. Try the classic Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels or Caramel Popcorn. The “s’mores” candies can be microwaved for a gooey marshmallow and melted chocolate experience. Get the Champagne bears (made with Dom Perignon and covered in Parisian dark chocolate) or a dark chocolate bar made with stout beer and salty pretzels. Overwhelmed and can’t decide? Design your own candy bento box and pick 3, 4, 8, even up to 20 different treats in one gift box.
Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramels, $8 at sugarfina.com or bloomingdales.com
Dark Chocolate & Sea Salt Caramel Popcorn, $23 at sugarfina.com
S’mores, $8 at sugarfina.com
Dark Chocolate Champagne Bears, $24 at sugarfina.com
Stout & Pretzel Dark Chocolate Bar, $10 at sugarfina.com
Chocolate Fondue Minis
This mini fondue sets make the process of setting up Belgian chocolate fondue super easy (and fast). Choose between dark chocolate, raspberry or espresso flavors.
Decadent Chocolate Fondue, $20 at uncommongoods.com
Chocolate Almond Butter
Weave a little sweetness and chocolate into morning toast, afternoon snacks, or dessert in the evening with this almond butter.
Barney Butter Chocolate Almond Butter Blend, $12 at thrivemarket.com
Mouth.com Gift Sets
Get or give this hot cocoa gift box, complete with a mug, dark chocolate, ginger cardamom, and cocoa dulce hot chocolate flavors with special snowflake marshmallow toppers. For a variety, go with a chocolate fix pack full of bars, sables, brownies and a chocolate toaster tart. If you want everything smothered in chocolate, get the box full of chocolate-covered treats.
Hot Cocoa Kit, $64 at mouth.com
The Chocolate Fix, $49 at mouth.com
Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness, $80 at mouth.com
Boska's fondue pots have been a staple since 1896, which means it's the perfect investment or gift for anyone who loves a good fondue.
Boska Fondue Pot, $25 at williams-sonoma.com
K+M Extravirgin Chocolate
The French Laundry’s Thomas Keller and Tuscany’s Armando Manni collaborated to craft some of the highest quality chocolate on the market. Made with the finest cocoa beans and extra-virgin olive oil, this silky smooth treat comes in three versions: dark, milk, and a combination package.
Chocolate Covered Pretzels
Nothing is better than the pairing of salty and sweet in a snack, and these pretzels amp up the variety with flavors like Birthday Cake, Coconut and PB&J. Salty sweets not your style? Try something new with coffee and tea chocolate bars.
Chocolate Candy Assortment
This is the ideal gift to snack on a bit at a time with chocolate-covered pretzels, raisins, cookie dough, and almonds.
Signature Chocolate Tackle Box, $26 at neimanmarcus.com
These hand-painted truffles are all one-of-a-kind, and taste even better. Share (or hoard) these stunning creations all dressed to impress.
Knipschildt Assorted Chocolates, Set of 12, $28 at williams-sonoma.com