12 Sweet Gifts for the Chocolate Lovers in Your Life
It's that time of year again when chocolate makes its way to our homes in a festive way and we're all over it! But to make chocolate gifts a little more thoughtful beyond the drugstore brand, we found gourmet and eco-minded bars and drinks that will surprise even the most discerning chocolate lover. Pair with their favorite booze and/or flowers and make a chocolate date of it this weekend.
Feel like a kid again munching on this Pink Elephant Dark Chocolate + Animal Cookies chocolate bar. These colorful and playful bars are handmade in Los Angeles.
These keto-friendly vegan bars are just as delicious (if not more so) than the milk-based bars. And for dessert, whip up their Vegan Miso Chocolate Cake recipe, yum!
Memphis-based Phillip Ashley is an award-winning chocolatier and his decadent works of art are just as good as they look. Pair with Woodford Reserve Distiller's Select Bourbon for the bourbon lover in your life!
Crow & Moss Hondurus Wampusirpi ($11.50)
Made with rare, fair-trade Wampusirpi beans, and grown without the use of chemicals, these sustainable bars offer up a hint of honey, banana and toasted walnuts. Pair with your favorite vino!
These chocolate bars are botanically sweet, meaning there are no refined or processed sugars. Gluten-free and fair-trade and totally delicious, you can feel good gifting these to the ones you love.
SkinnyDipped Super Dark + Sea Salt Almonds ($44/10-pack)
These low-sugar snacks are a delicious way to show your love. You'll want to share because the bag goes fast!
Mast Raspberry Chocolate ($3+)
These organic chocolate bars are sweetened with real raspberries and use less added sugar than traditional bars. Plus, the packaging is always on point.
In lieu of actual flowers, gift these flowery bars made with almond nougat with rose petals + cashew nougat made with lemon, dried marigolds, and cornflowers.
For the hot chocolate lover in your life, this vegan kit includes milked oats milk, a portable mug, marshmallows, mushroom cacao mix, and chocolate chips to make the perfect cup at home.
Flair Ruby Chocolate ($39/3 bars)
Made with a rare "ruby cocoa" beans, which adds the pinkish color, these gourmet bars are inspired by cities around the world, like the Tokyo made with ancient genmai rice and hand-milled matcha tea.
Alter Eco Organic Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Truffles ($45/60 pieces)
Bite into these eco truffles, made with Ecuadorian dark chocolate and crunchy fleur de sel de Guérande on the outside. Inside, a creamy chocolate center made with coconut oil will melt your heart. Wrapped in plant-based, compostable wrappers to boot!
San Francisco-based TCHO chocolate pairs well with our favorite Blue Bottle coffee, Bella Donovan. Give both for the perfect breakfast date!
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Theresa Gonzalez is a content creator based in San Francisco and the author of Sunday Sews. She's a lover of all things design and spends most of her days momming her little one Matilda.