When you just don’t know what to get someone, chocolate is often a safe bet for any occasion—but especially for Valentine's Day. And when picking out a present for someone who you know has a sweet tooth, you really can’t go wrong with high-quality truffles, bars, or bonbons. The options are nearly endless, with tempting choices from around the globe to satisfy any palate.
From chocolate-covered strawberries and fondue pots to bountiful baskets with wine, here are the best chocolate gifts for Valentine's Day this year.
GourmetGiftBaskets.com Ultimate Valentine's Day Wine and Chocolate Tower
If you really want to go all out for your special someone this Valentine's Day, check out this Ultimate Wine and Chocolate Tower. It's filled to the brim with goodies and treats—some sweet, some savory, all indulgent. On the sweet side, the gift basket includes chocolate shortbread cookies, Belgian chocolates, French chocolate truffles, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, and much more. Highlights for the savory selections include vegetable cheddar cheese, olive oil and sel gris flatbread crackers, and garlic cheese. The set also comes with three bottles of wine: two reds and one bubbly bottle of Champagne. It's a smorgasbord for a romantic evening all in one gift.
Price at time of publish: $330
Includes: Chocolate cacao nibs shortbread cookies, assorted sea salt caramels, Belgian chocolates, French chocolate truffles, ancient grains flatbread crackers, garlic cheese, hazelnut cubetti, peanut butter chocolate chip cookies, cinnamon and brown sugar kettlecorn, vegetable cheddar cheese, olive oil and sel gris flatbread crackers, milk chocolate bar, s’mores grahams, strawberry lemonade mixer, crianza rioja, cabernet sauvignon, champagne
Hickory Farms Chocolate Lover’s Cupcake 4-Pack
While you may know Hickory Farms for their collections of meats and cheeses, the company also makes stellar desserts. This particular gift pack comes with four chocolaty brownies in Mason jars. Each brownie jar is as pretty as it is delicious, with all the rich ingredients stacked on top of each other. The Chocolate Lover’s Cupcake Pack comes with four different flavors: chocolate caramel, wicked good, chocolate ganache, and s’mores.
Price at time of publish: $46
Includes: 4 cupcake jars, 5.71 ounces each (flavors include: chocolate caramel, wicked good, chocolate ganache, and s’mores)
Vosges Exotic Truffle Collection
Chicago-based Vosges Haut-Chocolat is known for unusual flavor combinations and this exotic truffle collection is their signature offering. It would make a great gift for someone who loves traveling, international cuisines, and bold flavor pairings.
Inspired by founder Katrina Markoff’s travels around the world, this whimsical collection of truffles incorporates unexpected international ingredients such as Hungarian paprika, Chinese star anise, wasabi, Tuscan olive oil, and Mexican chilies into artisan white, milk, and dark chocolates ranging from 45 to 75 percent cacao.
When taste-testing these for our best gift baskets roundup, one of our editors, Taylor, said, "These chocolates were the fanciest chocolates I've ever received. They're almost too pretty to eat." And yes, they taste good, too.
Price at time of publish: $55
Includes: 16 dark chocolate truffles ranging from 45% to 75% cacao
"They were really chic, each with a vibrant peppering of flavor on top: matcha, paprika, coconut ash, and more. If I had to pick just one way to describe them, it would be that they look expensive." — Taylor Rock, Commerce Editor
Harry & David Belgian Chocolate Celebration Gift
This basket is for the party lovers. This colorful collection of confections is as diverse as it is fun. There are chocolate covered pretzels drizzled with bright icing and sprinkles, chocolate-covered sandwich cookies dotted with rainbow decorettes, brightly colored foil-wrapped sandwich cookie pops, and several more treats decorated with rainbow sprinkles. It’s a great choice for birthday parties or other festive celebrations.
Price at time of publish: $80
Includes: 2 dark chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, 2 milk chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, 2 white chocolate-covered sandwich cookies, 6 milk chocolate-covered pretzel twists, 6 milk chocolate-covered sandwich cookie pops, dark and white chocolate sandwich cookie bark, milk chocolate-covered mini pretzels, dark chocolate-covered mini pretzels, dark and milk chocolate drops with rainbow sprinkles
See’s Assorted Chocolates
Anyone who grew up on the West Coast has a soft spot for See’s Candies, a California favorite since its founding in 1921. Their old-fashioned chocolates, featuring crunchy nut or brittle, chewy caramel or nougat, and soft buttercream fillings, are available in milk or dark chocolate coatings. This gift box, a great option for chocolate traditionalists, features a mix of both, including the brand’s signature Scotchmallow (chocolate-covered layers of caramel and honey marshmallow) and Molasses Chip confections.
The assortment is available as a 1-pound, 2-pound, 3-pound, or 5-pound box in a classic, nostalgic white box, with optional gift wrap.
Price at time of publish: $28 for 1 pound
Includes: 1, 2, 3, or 5 pounds (approximately 125 pieces max) of assorted chocolates
Food52 Small-Batch Organic Chocolate Library Gift Box
These stylish, contemporary gift boxes hold either three or eight bars of small-batch Raaka chocolate bars, made with organic, unroasted cocoa beans for a complex and fruity taste. The fun flavors include cask-aged bourbon (82 percent cacao), pink sea Salt (71 percent cacao), maple and nibs (75 percent cacao), and bananas Foster (68 percent cacao).
All of the bean-to-bar chocolates made by Brooklyn-based craft chocolate maker Raaka (“raw” in Finnish) are dairy-, soy- and gluten-free.
If you’re looking for something more lasting than a one-time gift, Raaka also offers three-month, six-month, or year-long chocolate subscriptions with monthly deliveries.
Price at time of publish: $30 for three bars
Includes: Three or eight different chocolate bars ranging from 58% to 82% cacao
Lindt Mini Magenta Pralines Box
Lindt is known the world-over as master chocolatiers. The company has a number of impressive chocolate gift boxes available, including this scrumptious magenta-colored mini pralines box. It's filled with 36 mini pralines in seven different flavors, including dark chocolate with caramel, cream, and almond pieces, milk chocolate cup with praline crème and hazelnut pieces, milk chocolate nougat wafer heart, hazelnut nougat with hazelnut pieces, white chocolate cup with macchiato crème, dark chocolate with raspberry caramel and chocolate crème, and dark and milk chocolate with caramelized hazelnut pieces. The chocolates come in a variety of eye-catching shapes in an equally eye-catching box fit for a special gift.
Price at time of publish: $18
Includes: 36 assorted mini chocolate pralines (flavors include: dark chocolate with caramel, cream, and almond pieces, milk chocolate cup with praline crème and hazelnut pieces, milk chocolate nougat wafer heart, hazelnut nougat with hazelnut pieces, white chocolate cup with macchiato crème, dark chocolate with raspberry caramel and chocolate crème, and dark and milk chocolate with caramelized hazelnut pieces)
Norman Love Confections Signature Chocolate Box
These gorgeous, hand-painted chocolates from Florida-based chocolatier Norman Love are almost too pretty to eat. Packaged in a stylish, lime-green box tied with a bronze ribbon, the 15 glossy, jewel-like confections are a sampling of Norman Love’s signature flavors, ranging from the exotic (Yuzu Mango, Passion Panna Cotta, Tahitian Caramel) to the all-American (New York Cheesecake, Key Lime, Peanut Butter & Jelly).
Price at time of publish: $39
Includes: 15 signature Norman Love flavors
Russ & Daughters Chocolate Babka
Babka is a sweet bread loaf or circular cake that has roots in Polish, Jewish, and Ukrainian cultures. This tasty dessert from Russ & Daughters takes after the Jewish version of babka as a swirled bread loaf topped in streusel. The babka has flavor notes of chocolate, coffee, vanilla, and cinnamon.
Price at time of publish: $16
Includes: 1 loaf of chocolate babka
PG Fondues Belgian Chocolate Fondue Pots
Chocolate fondue is a decadent, indulgent treat, but it usually requires carefully melting chocolate over a bain-marie and serving it in a special fondue pot to keep it warm and melty. With this clever innovation from PG Fondues, all that fuss and mess has been eliminated. Their quick-and-easy Belgian chocolate fondues are sold in stylish ceramic pots. Simply pop one directly in the microwave for a few minutes on low power and serve it directly in the pot for dipping fresh fruit, cake, marshmallows, or whatever your heart desires. The stoneware pot keeps the chocolate warm and melted for up to an hour and any leftovers can be sealed with the bamboo lid, stored in the refrigerator, and reheated later.
The 8-ounce fondue pots are available in four flavors: espresso, raspberry, peanut butter, or fleur de sel (a thin, delicate French sea salt).
Price at time of publish: $24
Includes: Your choice of 8-ounce espresso, raspberry, peanut butter, or fleur de sel Belgian chocolate fondue
Compartés Nostalgic Gourmet Chocolate Bar Gift Set
Fashionable Compartés, founded as an artisan chocolate shop in Los Angeles in 1950, has fused tradition and heritage with contemporary art and style. This eight-bar gift set is a perfect expression of that blend, featuring bright, bold graphic packaging and gourmet milk and white chocolate bars in comforting, nostalgic flavors like “donuts and coffee,” “peanut butter and jelly,” breakfast cereal, and “chocolate chip cookies.”
Price at time of publish: $50
Includes: Four chocolate bars (selection may vary)
Old Time Candy Chocolate Roses Bouquet
Solve that age-old dilemma of “chocolate or flowers?” with this two-in-one gift. This fully customizable bouquet tied with bright ribbons is made up of six to 12 Belgian milk chocolate roses, each wrapped in foil and delivered in a cellophane wrapper, just like a real rose. You can choose from 12 different colors, for a multicolored rainbow bouquet or one that’s made up only of the recipient’s favorite shades.
Price at time of publish: $22 for 6
Includes: Six to 12 Belgian milk chocolate roses with your choice of eight foil colors
Shari’s Berries Gourmet Drizzled Strawberries - Half Dozen
Chocolate-covered strawberries are a classic gift for Valentine’s Day and anniversaries (or really any time). If you want to give someone a special gift, try Shari’s Berries Gourmet Drizzled Strawberries. Plump strawberries are dipped in milk and white chocolate and decorated with drizzles of chocolate. There are three options available–a half dozen, dozen, or two dozen. If you want a twist on the classic, the Gourmet Dipped Fancy Strawberries also have toffee and chocolate chips on them.
Price at time of publish: $40
Includes: 6, 12, or 24 strawberries dipped in white or milk chocolate
Mouth Chocolate-Covered Deliciousness Box
Do you know someone who likes to dip just about everything in chocolate? This might just be the perfect gift for that person. In this gift box, Mouth, a website specializing in curated gourmet gift packages, has packed artisan chocolate-covered malt balls, graham crackers, animal crackers, sea-salt caramels, Jacques Torres milk chocolate-covered Cheerios, and even chocolate-covered quinoa bites.
The box comes with a stylish Mouth cotton tote bag and it can be upgraded to a birthday gift with the addition of birthday marshmallows and glittery candles.
Price at time of publish: $93
Includes: Chocolate-covered animal crackers, chocolate-covered Cheerios, chocolate peppermint pecans, dark chocolate-covered malt balls, milk chocolate-covered quinoa and currants, dark chocolate-covered caramelized graham crackers
Ethel M Crème Liqueur Collection, 12-Piece
Spirits and chocolate can go hand in hand. Ethel M perfected the combo with this Crème Liqueur Collection. Each of the barrel-shaped chocolates is filled with boozy cream. The liqueurs used to flavor these chocolates come from well-known brands, including Myer’s Dark Rum, Bailey’s Irish Cream, Knob Creek Bourbon, Grand Marnier, and more. The chocolates are decorated with colorful speckles to tell the flavors apart.
Price at time of publish: $30
Includes: 12 assorted chocolates filled with spirits-infused cream (spirits include Myers's Dark Rum, Bailey's Irish Cream, Knob Creek Small Batch Bourbon, Herradura Anejo Tequila, Amaretto, and Grand Marnier Liqueur)
Kohler Chocolate Assorted Terrapins
You’ve heard of chocolate turtles, now get ready for Kohler’s elevated version known as terrapins. A delightful mix of chocolate, caramel, and nuts, the nine terrapins in this gift box come in four different flavors. There is the original buttery terrapin, the blackstrap molasses, cranberry, and java. Each piece is an elegant little treat.
Price at time of publish: $40
Includes: 9 assorted terrapins (flavors include original buttery, blackstrap molasses, cranberry, and java)
Carnegie Deli Chocolate Covered Cheesecake Bites Party Pack
Some chocolate desserts are messy to eat, and some are delightfully easy. The chocolate-covered cheesecake bites from New York City’s famed Carnegie Deli fall in the latter category. Perfect for a party, the bites feature a velvety cheesecake center surrounded by a dark chocolate shell. The party pack includes 12 pouches of the cheesecake bites, with each containing about 10 pieces (120 total).
Carnegie Deli sent samples to one of our editors, Taylor, who knows her way around a New York cheesecake. (If you look at her UberEats account, you’ll find a shocking amount of purchases from Martha’s Country Bakery.) Sometimes, you don’t want a heaping slice of cheesecake, though, and these little bites make satisfying that craving more accessible. She may or may not have eaten lots of them at once, anyway, but that’s beside the point. They’re really nice to have in your freezer for when your sweet tooth strikes, but they would also make a lovely addition to any party spread.
Price at time of publish: $149
Includes: 12 pouches of cheesecake bites (6 ounces each)
“These are great for holiday parties—if they make it there. Let's just say they didn't last long in my house. The center is velvety and decadent, just as New York cheesecake should be, and the dark chocolate shell gives a satisfying crunch.” – Taylor Rock, Editor
John & Kira's Chocolate Bees With Caramelized Honey Center
Perfect for your honey, these adorable dark chocolate bees feature a honey-flavored liquid caramel center. Each of nine bees uses Basswood honey from Draper Family Apiaries in Millerton, Pennsylvania, and is hand painted with a thin layer of black and yellow cocoa butter for a truly memorable design. Even the gift box it arrives in is buzzworthy.
Price at time of publish: $50
Includes: Nine caramel-filled dark chocolate bees
andSons Chocolatiers Signature Collection
They say chocolate-making is an art form, and well, these chocolates take art to the next level. Each piece is as stunning to look at as it is delicious to eat. The chocolates in andSons' Signature Collection box are painstakingly hand-painted for a truly unique and eye-catching finish. The flavors are masterful as well, including yuzu caramel, dark berry noir, pecan coffee, coconut rum, and raspberry almond among others. Please note that some flavors are seasonal and may rotate depending on the time of year. The Signature Collection box comes in multiple sizes, ranging from six pieces all the way up to 84.
Price at time of publish: $65 for 24 pieces
Includes: 24 pieces of assorted chocolates (flavors may include: speculoos cookie, hazelnut pop rock, Madagascar dark chocolate, yuzu caramel, passionfruit caramel, pecan coffee, raspberry almond, coconut rum, caramel fleur de sel, milk chocolate, milk and dark hazelnut pralines, peanut praline, hazelnut gianduja, pecan pie, dark berry noir)
Askinose Chocolate White Chocolate Nibble Bar
White chocolate is often an underrated gem, and Askinose Chocolate put a lot of love and effort into this White Chocolate Nibble Bar. Sourced from a single-origin farm in the Philippines, the crunchy bar has flavor notes of brown sugar, honey, pear, and cinnamon. It’s a creamy and buttery experience that is sure to please.
Price at time of publish: $12
Includes: 3-ounce white chocolate bar
“Don't ever let anyone tell you that white chocolate isn't chocolate—this bar is proof. While many ‘white chocolates’ are impostors, this bar is made from single-origin cocoa butter and is studded with cocoa nibs from the same batch of beans used to make the bar.” – Meg Scott, Senior Editor
Vesta Chocolate 4-Pack Cacao Sea Salt Brownies
Salty and sweet is a nearly unbeatable combo. Sprinkled with chunky flakes of sea salt, this brownie pack from Vesta Chocolate is fudgy and rich. Each brownie also has roasted cocoa nibs for an extra punch of dark chocolate flavor. Vesta suggests eating the brownies with a scoop of vanilla gelato for a truly luxurious treat.
Price at time of publish: $27
Includes: 4 chocolate sea salt brownies
“The husband-wife duo behind this chocolate company take such pride in their handcrafted chocolates, and there is not a single thing they make that I don't want to devour. For holiday gifting, their jewel toned bon-bons and homemade fudgy brownies are sure to impress.” – Kristin Stangl, Editor
Mouth The Chocolate Fix Gift Box
If you want to give the sweet tooth in your life something other than just chocolate bars, try the Chocolate Fix Gift Box by Mouth. It has a wonderful variety of chocolaty goodies: a brownie, chocolate sea salt almond butter, double chocolate marshmallow cookies, and chocolate sables–a crumbly French butter cookie. Of course, there are also chocolate bars, but with tasty twists. Chocolate lovers will adore the surprises in this gift box.
Price at time of publish: $71
Includes: Chocolate sables, brownie, double chocolate marshmallow cookies, mini caramel and shortbread dark chocolate bar, salted dark chocolate bar, Mexican chocolate energy bar, chocolate sea salt almond butter
La Maison du Chocolat Coffret Maison Dark Chocolate 24-Piece Box
Includes: 24 ganache- and praline-filled dark chocolates
If you can’t get to Paris this year, send Paris to your loved ones with this dark-chocolate selection from one of the City of Light’s most enduring and respected chocolate boutiques. This refined, 24-piece gift box includes an assortment of ganache- and praliné-filled (crunchy caramelized nut) chocolates, some pure chocolate, others flavored with fruits or spices.
It’s packaged in a handsome chocolate-brown box tied with a dark-brown ribbon.
Price at time of publish: $75
Includes: 24 ganache- and praline-filled dark chocolates
K+M Chocolate Sampler Gift Box
What is extra-virgin chocolate? These are innovative single-origin bars, born from a collaboration between esteemed chef Thomas Keller (owner of the famed French Laundry restaurant in Napa Valley, California) and a Tuscan producer of organic, extra-virgin olive oil, Armando Manni. They’ve replaced some of the cocoa butter in these bars with EVOO, giving them a signature silky texture and boosting the chocolate’s antioxidant properties.
This elegantly packaged sampler gift box includes one 75 percent dark chocolate bar, one “dark milk” bar, one milk chocolate bar, and a milk “coffee and sea salt” bar with crunchy coffee nibs.
Price at time of publish: $60
Includes: Four chocolate bars (dark chocolate citrus, milk coffee and sea salt, dark Madagascar, milk Ecuador)
Recchiuti Red Wine Pairing Collection
San Francisco artisan chocolate-maker Recchiuti Confections has put together this sophisticated gift box featuring three of their signature chocolates: Star Anise & Pink Peppercorn (spice-infused semi-sweet ganache enrobed in milk chocolate), Spring Jasmine Tea (jasmine green tea-infused dark chocolate ganache coated in milk and semi-sweet chocolate), and Force Noir (rich, 70 percent dark chocolate ganache infused with vanilla bean), selected for pairing with red wines like merlot, shiraz, and cabernet.
The set includes pairing notes and is a great choice for fans of both gourmet chocolate and red wine.
Price at time of publish: $30
Includes: Nine truffles (star anise and pink peppercorn, spring Jasmine tea, force noir)
Beverly Hills Teuscher Lake of Zurich Gift Box
Family-owned Swiss chocolate maker Teuscher (pronounced “toy-shur”), based in Zurich, is known as one of the world’s best. This elegant gold gift box, available in small, medium, or large sizes, is decorated with a colorful painted scene of Lake Zurich and contains a refined selection of chocolate-covered truffles, pralines, marzipan, and fruits.
Price at time of publish: $70 for small
Includes: Small, medium, or large assortment of truffles, pralines, marzipan, and fruits
Jacques Torres Assorted “Thank You” Bonbons
Do you want to thank someone for something? There’s no better way than with a box of gourmet chocolates from Jacques Torres, “Mr. Chocolate” himself. The award-winning pastry chef, originally from the South of France, has established a chocolate empire in New York that has gained international acclaim since its founding in 2000.
This selection of his white, milk, and dark chocolate bonbons in a signature orange-colored box comes with a sleeve reading “Thank you” in multiple languages. It’s available in either a 25-piece or 50-piece assortment.
Price at time of publish: $55 for 25-piece
Includes: 25 or 50 assorted signature bonbons (selection may vary)
Sugar Plum Chocolate Pretzel Passion Gift Assortment
Sweet and salty go hand in hand, and Sugar Plum’s assortment of chocolate-covered pretzels has something for everyone. There are 23 pieces total, each coated in chocolate and toppings. Varieties include milk, dark, and white chocolate topped with chocolate drizzle, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and M&M’s.
Price at time of publish: $65
Includes: 23 milk, dark, and white chocolate-dipped pretzels topped with chocolate drizzle, sprinkles, chocolate chips, and M&M's
Ghirardelli Signature Chocolate Gift Basket
Well known the world over for incredible chocolate, Ghirardelli has a wonderful gift basket packed with some of the best-selling treats. The variety is nice, too, including several chocolate bars in different flavors, mini milk chocolate caramel squares, hot cocoa mix, and caramel sauce. It’s all packaged in a slick blue basket topped with a shiny gold ribbon.
Price at time of publish: $77
Includes: 4 chocolate bars (sea salt almond, 72% cacao, dark chocolate sea salt caramel, milk chocolate caramel), milk chocolate caramel minis, signature Ghirardelli gold bar filled with milk chocolate caramel squares, double chocolate hot cocoa mix, caramel sauce, basket
Sugarfina Cookie Cravings Bundle
Few combinations are as iconic as chocolate and cookies. Sugarfina knows that well and came up with this Cookie Cravings Bundle. It features three tasty treats. The chocolate chip cookie bar is made with milk chocolate, walnuts, and cookie dough. The other two candies are chocolate-covered cookie dough bites–one peanut butter-flavored, the other sugar cookie. Of course, Sugarfina also has a wealth of other chocolate-centric treats, such as the Chocolate Lovers 3-Piece Bento Box.
Price at time of publish: $25
Includes: Peanut butter cookie dough bites, chocolate-covered cookie dough bites, chocolate chip cookie milk chocolate bar
Dylan's Candy Bar Chocolate Lovers Gift Bucket
This collection isn’t a gift basket, but a gift bucket. Dylan’s Candy Bar rounded up a wonderful diverse collection of chocolate treats, with classic goodies including chocolate bars, but also chocolate-covered animal crackers, chocolate caramel popcorn, s’mores, chocolate sea salt caramel cups, and chocolate-covered sandwich cookies.
Price at time of publish: $75
Includes: Milk chocolate s'mores, chocolate caramel popcorn, dark chocolate sea salt caramel truffle cups, milk chocolate peanut butter truffle cups, milk chocolate bar, dark chocolate bar, brownie batter bar, cookie bite bliss pouch, chocolate covered animal crackers
Sugarwish Medium Candy Box, 6-Piece
Sugarwish is an intriguing gift option since the recipients actually get to select the candies themselves. Sugarwish has more than 70 candy options available, many of which are chocolaty. If someone you know is a chocolate lover, they’ll be as happy as a kid in a candy store picking out their favorites. Some tasty highlights include Reese’s Pieces, chocolate-covered sunflower seeds, Holland mints, chocolate rocks, Tootsie Rolls, peanut M&Ms, and a seasonal hot cocoa taffy.
Price at time of publish: $45
Includes: 6 recipient-selected candy cups
Duff Goldman Ultimate Chocolate Cake
You can order a cake from the Ace of Cakes himself, Duff Goldman. This Ultimate Chocolate Cake certainly lives up to its name with four layers of chocolate cake, chocolate mousse filling, chocolate sprinkles, chocolate cream cheese frosting, chocolate ganache, and chocolate nonpareils. It’s a rich and decadent dessert perfect for a special occasion.
Price at time of publish: $80
Includes: 6-inch, 4-layer chocolate cake
JCoco Craft Chocolate and Coffee Gift Set
Chocolate does pair well with wine, but it also pairs well with coffee. This delicious combination gift set comes from a collaboration between JCoco and Boon Boona Coffee in Washington state. The set comes with five different chocolate bars with incredible flavor combinations: cayenne Veracruz orange, Himalayan salt and toffee, Peruvian dark chocolate with nibs, orange blossom espresso, and Boharat spice. On the coffee side of things, the set comes with two types of roasts. JCoco even includes a pairing guide to marry the flavors of chocolate and coffee together.
Price at time of publish: $47
Includes: 5 assorted chocolate bars (flavors include: cayenne Veracruz orange, Himalayan salt and toffee, Peruvian dark chocolate with nibs, orange blossom espresso, and Boharat spice) , 2 coffee roasts (4 ounces each)
M&M Personalizable Occasion Bottle in "Let's Celebrate" Gift Tube
M&Ms are a classic and beloved chocolate candy. If you know someone who loves the melt-in-your-mouth chocolates, go above and beyond with a highly personalized M&M gift. Not only can you choose up to three colors for the candies, you can also select designs for them. The M&M site features a number of adorable clip-art designs, font scripts for names or brief messages, and the ability to upload a picture to print right on the candy shells. This particular gift set comes in a decorative gold tube with shiny stars, stripes, and bubbles. There are a number of other designs available as well, so you can pick the right one for your special occasion.
For Valentine's Day, why not consider the Red Heart Gift Tube? There is also a colorful Birthday Gift Tube covered in balloons. Whichever tube you pick, the ability to customize the gift shows thoughtfulness.
Price at time of publish: $50
Includes: One bottle of personalized M&Ms (approximately 22 ounces), one decorative gift tube
What to Look for in a Chocolate Gift
What type of chocolate is going to fix that craving? Or, if it's for someone special, what is their favorite kind of chocolate? Whether it's luscious dark chocolate, chocolate filled with chewy caramel, fruit dipped in chocolate, white chocolate, or an assortment of chocolates, there are so many to choose from. Just get the one that is the perfect gift for whoever you're giving it to.
Chocolate that melts in your mouth and has that indescribable taste of pure chocolate is the absolute ultimate. That is good-quality chocolate. One that has a higher level of cocoa is higher-quality chocolate, too. You should always check the production date as the more recently it was produced, the fresher the chocolate will be.
Chocolate comes in a variety of packaging. From the standard box to pretty decorated boxes wrapped in bows to themed boxes or even bouquets and ceramic pots. Whatever the occasion, pick out whatever package strikes your fancy.
How long can you keep chocolate?
This delectable treat can be stored for around 10 months. If they are chocolates with a filling or specialized chocolates, plan to eat them within four months. Boxed chocolate can be frozen if sealed tightly in an airtight, freezer-safe container or bag. They can be kept in the freezer for up to 18 months but might not taste quite the same as when they were fresh.
Is chocolate a good gift?
There is never, ever a time when giving chocolate is not a good idea. It exudes happiness, warmth, love, friendship, among many other emotions. From a special occasion to a simple "I thought of you today" gift, chocolate is nice to give any time.
What do you drink with chocolate?
Chocolate goes well with any drink. If you're an adult, try a nice glass of wine or Champagne. Milk is the go-to drink for kids (and some adults, too). Whether milk, juice, soda, or any drink that you prefer, grab a glass and enjoy that chocolate.
Why Trust The Spruce Eats?
This article was written by Danette St. Onge, a food writer and former features editor at Cook’s Illustrated magazine. She’s also contributed to Saveur magazine, the Food Network, and FoodBeast. She’s sampled chocolates around the world and spent many hours making chocolate truffles to give as gifts, enough to realize in the end that sometimes it’s better to let someone else do all that work.
Allison Wignall is a writer who focuses on food and travel. During her globetrotting she has tasted some of the sweetest confections–from macarons in Paris to fresh gourmet chocolates in Ecuador. Her work has been featured in publications, such as Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Southern Living.