20 Best Christmas Chocolate Gifts
Satisfy a loved one's sweet tooth with these amazing Christmas chocolate gifts. We found elegant ideas at every price point.
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‘Tis the season to indulge your sweet tooth! The gift of Christmas chocolates is a timeless tradition for a reason—who doesn’t like the sound of rich, velvety smooth treats? Plus, it’s a Christmas gift you don’t have to fret over because the chocolates arrive in gift-worthy packaging.
This year, we rounded up picks for every sweet tooth, including classic palates, adventurous eaters and marshmallow mavens. Discover goodies at every price point, whether you’re on a mission to impress or need a little treat to stuff stockings. And don’t forget to count down the days till Christmas with these chocolate Advent calendars.
For Stocking Stuffers: Godiva Holiday Truffle Flight
When you want to gift a taste of the season, Godiva’s holiday truffle flight is the perfect solution. The box is small—holding just six decadent chocolates. However, the flavors pack a powerful punch. Indulge in confections like Christmas cookie, tiramisu and cranberry. It’s the perfect size for slipping in everyone’s stocking.
For Peppermint Fans: Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark
Peppermint bark is the superior Christmas chocolate in my books, and Williams Sonoma’s peppermint bark tin is a classic for a reason. Boasting the perfect ratio of minty and velvety smooth chocolate, sinking your teeth into this classic confection is a real treat (trust me, I tested it). No need to gift wrap the candy cane-striped tin—it’s ready to be gifted as it is.
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For Hot Chocolate Fans: Harry & David Hot Chocolate Bombs
Is it even the holiday season if you aren’t drinking copious quantities of hot chocolate? Get sipping with these delightful hot cocoa bombs from Harry & David. Each order includes six bombs, two each of chocolate peppermint snowflakes, chocolate snowmen and chocolate trees.
I tested a variety of hot cocoa bombs this year, and oh my goodness Harry & David’s version blew me away. Some hot chocolate bombs offer a mild drinking chocolate experience. This variety satisfied my sweet tooth in every way possible. Every hot chocolate-lover needs these treats in their life. Take it up a notch by gifting this hot chocolate Advent calendar, too.
For the Traveler: Seattle Chocolate Holiday Abroad Gift Set
Seattle Chocolate’s holiday abroad gift set may not be a ticket to a dreamy ski village in the Swiss Alps, but it’s certainly a close second. Packed with a holy cannoli truffle bar, creme brulee crackle truffle bar, candy cane truffle bag and the cutest airplane-shaped chocolate bar, this gift set satisfies serious travel (and chocolate) cravings. Bonus: it makes a cute Christmas gift for teens.
For the Holiday Host: Godiva Wreath Truffle Tin
It’s a saying for a reason: never show up empty-handed—especially around the holidays. For the hostess who does the most, be their favorite guest by arriving with this adorable wreath-shaped truffle tin. Packed with 50 individually wrapped Godiva truffles, it keeps the holiday hostess in the Christmas spirit all December long. After testing the rich chocolate inside, I can’t think of a more thoughtful way to say thank you to the host this year.
For Adventurous Palates: Miss Maude’s Dark Chocolate Bar Gift Box
Why choose just one chocolate bar when you can devour them all? That’s the theme behind these dark chocolate bars from Miss Maude’s. Inside, giftees will enjoy a little bit of everything including dominating flavors like salted caramel in the “Why Choose?” bar, peanut butter in Secret Single Behavior, spiced caramel cider in Après-Ski, coffee in Resort Rendezvous, and butter popcorn in the Theater bar.
“Miss Maude’s is truly a party in your mouth,” raves Senior Shopping Editor, Caitlyn Fitzpatrick. “The bars come with fun names, like Resort Rendezvous or Après-Ski, but the real magic happens inside. Each bar includes eight pieces, and each piece has a different flavor. In the Resort Rendezvous bar, for example, you’ll get one piece with rum caramel, one with dragonfruit, one with coffee and more. It’s like a little tasting every time you unwrap one! I recommend going with the gift box—available in milk chocolate or dark chocolate—so you get five bars to try.”
For Secret Santa Gifts: Seattle Chocolate No Place Like Home Gift Box
Let me start by saying, these are no ordinary truffles. At under $20, not only is this the perfect gift for your Secret Santa, but recipients are in for a real treat with fun flavors like blackberry creme, espresso and malted milk ball. And don’t even get me started on the Champagne truffle! Instead of bubbles in your mouth, there’s a crackling texture (and sound) to mimic the sensation. We love that purchases from Seattle Chocolate Company support Girls Inc., so you can feel good about this chocolate gift, too.
For the Family: Harry & David Christmas Tree Box of Chocolates
O Christmas Tree, O Christmas Tree—how lovely are thy chocolates! This Christmas chocolate assortment from Harry & David truly has something for everyone. Flavors include dulce de leche pear, salted caramel and lemon crème. Check out more Harry & David gifts that stand the test of time.
For Mexican Chocolate Devotees: Taza Sampler
A Mexican chocolate sampler, like this eight-pack from Taza, is the ultimate gift for true chocolate connoisseurs. If you’re not familiar, Mexican chocolate is stone-ground, yielding a rustic, less-processed texture. Enjoy rich cacao in its purest form, as well as signature flavors like cinnamon, coffee, vanilla and guajillo chili.
For the Grandparents: Fannie May Mint Meltaways
The name of this Christmas chocolate says it all. These mint meltaways from Fannie May truly melt in your mouth! They’re perfect for passing around the table after Christmas dinner. Or, give them as a gift to grandma or grandpa as a nod to Christmas past.
For the Vegan Sweet Tooth: Hu Dark Chocolate Variety Pack
Finding delicious vegan chocolate is easier said than done. But this dark chocolate variety pack from Hu checks all of the boxes. It includes eight full-size bars that pack in all of the good stuff—think 70% organic chocolate, creamy cashew butter and pure vanilla bean. Plus, each Hu bar is certified vegan, organic, non-GMO, paleo, fair trade, kosher and gluten-free, meaning anyone on your holiday shopping list can indulge.
For Under $30: Ghirardelli Winter Village Assorted Squares
There’s something special about Ghirardelli chocolate squares. They’re sinfully smooth and packed with luscious, creamy fillings—who wouldn’t want to take a bite? Pick up this 80-pack of assorted squares (wrapped in a seasonal bag) for holiday gifting made easy. Speaking of sweet gifts, a cookie of the month club is an all-star choice.
For Nut Lovers: Ethel M. Chocolates Nut & Caramel Collection
Nutcrackers, assemble! This nuts and caramel collection from Ethel M. Chocolates will get you in the holiday spirit, stat. Opt for a box of 12 or 24 pieces, with confections like milk chocolate almond butter crisp and dark chocolate macadamia salute.
For Sweet and Savory Fans: Hickory Farms Snowflake Pretzels
Who doesn’t like a little salty bite in their sweet chocolate treats? For when you need to satisfy both cravings, gift these white chocolate-covered snowflake pretzels. Simply slap a bow on the 20-ounce box for an easy, ready-to-go gift.
For Marshmallow Fans: See’s Candies Dark Scotchmallows
Enjoy a taste of luxury in every bite. See’s Candies’ Dark Scotchmallows feature decadent caramel and honey marshmallows enrobed in silky smooth dark chocolate. Senior Editor, Emily Racette Parulski, says they’re one of the best chocolates she’s ever had!
For Whisky Drinkers: Vosges Haut Chocolat Dalmore Scotch Collection
Imbibe the best of both worlds with this decadent chocolate collaboration between Vosges Haut Chocolat and Dalmore’s 14-year Scotch whisky. The 9-piece truffle collection takes you on a three-part flavor journey as you explore ingredients like burnt sugar caramel, Japanese Chiba peanuts and even Absinthe. This is a great out-of-the-box gift for bartenders.
For Groups: Sugar Plum Ultimate Chocolate Gift Basket
When you need a gift to impress, look no further than Sugar Plum’s ultimate chocolate gift basket. The care package is loaded with all of the good stuff and feeds a crowd, making it perfect for office gifts or group thank-yous. Find plenty of classic eats in this gift box, including chocolate-covered popcorn, potato chips and cookies.
For Long Distance Friends: Olive & Cocoa Lots of Little Holiday Chocolates
Another great gift for a group, this mega Christmas chocolate collection from Olive & Cocoa will leave a lasting impression. Choose between three sizes and either a classic crate or an easy-to-carry tote bag. Then, indulge in sweets like rocky road popcorn, cinnamon bears and old-fashioned malted milk balls.
Best for a Big Sweet Tooth: La Maison du Chocolat Boite Maison
Chocolate lovers, this one’s for you. Take on the ultimate sweet tooth challenge with this 84-piece collection from La Maison du Chocolat. Dig into the brand’s signature pralines and ganaches in a wide variety of flavors, such as almond paste with pistachio, dark chocolate ganache flavored with cold-brew coffee and milk chocolate praline with crispy crèpes.
For DIYers: Make-Your-Own Chocolate Truffles Kit
Playing with your food can be pretty fun. That’s why this make-your-own chocolate truffles kit has (almost) everything you need to craft 36 delicious bites. You’ll receive dark chocolate, cocoa powder, coconut flakes, peppermint extract, vanilla extract and sea salt—plus a thermometer. Just add cream (or coconut cream) and your creativity! Discover more gifts for crafters.
Additional research contributed by Senior Shopping Editor Katie Bandurski.