Chocolate Gift Ideas for 2023 will help you pick that perfect present for those fond of cocoa, even if that someone is you. Chocolate is a thoughtful gift for those friends and family members with a sweet tooth.
Whether you’re looking for a unique gift during the holiday season or a present to let someone special know how important they are to you, you can’t go wrong with chocolate.
Chocolate is the one thing that makes most people happy, so why not center your gift-giving around this amazing treat?
A traditional box of chocolates is nice, but why limit yourself to such a simple gift when there are many other options? The best thing is to pair the chocolate treats with the family member or friend’s personality.
“Chocolate is the first luxury. It has so many things wrapped up in it: Deliciousness in the moment, childhood memories, and that grin-inducing feeling of getting a reward for being good.”Mariska Hargitay
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Here are the Chocolate Gift Ideas for the Chocoholic:
1. Hot Chocolate
Hot Cocoa is the perfect gift to warm anyone’s heart. There are several different ideas along this path.
Add related gifts to your homemade hot cocoa mix in a jar. How about adding a cookbook to go with the theme? Hot Chocolate Comfort: 50 Recipes for Comforting Cups of Comfort would make an excellent companion.
You could also create a hot chocolate gift basket. Some ideas to add to the gift basket are hot cocoa mix in a jar, mugs, miniature bottles of liquor, cinnamon sticks, chocolate-covered spoons, whipped cream dispenser, homemade marshmallows, chocolate shavings or sprinkles, cozy socks, or mittens. You can even include some quotes about chocolate written on slips of paper.
A gift card to a coffee shop that sells the best hot cocoa in town is also a good idea.
You could make your gourmet hot cocoa mix and put it in a cute container. This idea includes cookies and a pretty little bottle-brush tree to the mix.
2. The Candy Maker
Does your friend love to spend time in the kitchen? Get her started making her own chocolate candies and gourmet chocolate bars with a candy-making book and candy molds. It makes a thoughtful gift. Then your friend can make her own gourmet chocolate gifts.
3. Chocolate flowers
There’s a flower farm on Whidbey Island that sells only chocolate flowers. You read that right – chocolate flowers – real ones.
The flowers are all chocolate-colored, and many of them are rare. You can find out more at the Chocolate Flower Farm.
4. Chocolate beauty
Real chocolate fanatics will appreciate using their favorite ingredient and making themselves more beautiful simultaneously.
Chocolate Hydrating Lip Balm will make your love interest even more kissable.
How about giving them an Organic Chocolate Facial Mask to help make their skin more radiant?
5. Chocolate movie marathon
Being obsessed with chocolate doesn’t have to end with just your taste buds. There have been several movies made about this fantastic culinary delight. Here’s a list of chocolate movies for more ideas.
Here are just a few movies about chocolate:
I bet you’ve heard of this classic. Why not watch it again and see if it’s as good as you remember?
If moving to France and opening up your own chocolate shop is your idea of heaven, you should check out this movie.
This movie is about two star-crossed lovers that are kept apart because of tradition and family obligations.
Serendipity got its name after the chocolate shop where the two lead characters spend time when they first meet. Their specialty is a velvety smooth hot chocolate. I love this movie, and I think you will too!
You can also make some chocolate popcorn to accompany your movie night. You can find a chocolate popcorn recipe here.
6. Chocolate bedtime
Create a tranquil bedtime filled with a soothing routine. Going to bed just got much easier if you dream about chocolate.
Think about how many things can ensure sweet dreams for your loved one. Add a chocolate truffle as a gift topper.
Here are some examples of chocolate gifts that ensure sweet dreams:
Look for ones that declare love for chocolate. Here’s a chocolate satin set of silk pajamas on Amazon.
7. Chocolate novels
When you can’t get enough chocolate, why not give your chocolate lover a juicy novel to dive into?
The Loveliest Chocolate Shop in Paris (with recipes) sounds like an excellent novel to begin the journey.
If your gift recipient loves a good mystery, Chocolate Cream Pie Murder (A Hannah Swensen Mystery) sounds intriguing and will make a thoughtful gift.
8. Chocolate festivals
Did you know there’s a festival for anything you love? Why not give your chocolate lover a chance to experience a gathering they will never forget?
The Northwest Chocolate Festival has been going strong for ten years. Exhibitors from 20 countries are on hand to delight your taste buds. This festival is the largest gathering of chocolate makers in the world.
You can taste chocolates from around the world and learn new things about this amazing ingredient with their seminars. Last year they had classes like “Coffee and Chocolate Pairing” and “Chocolate Sensory Evaluation Skills for Professionals.”
The world’s largest chocolate festival is in Perugia, Italy, a 10-day extravaganza. Eurochocolate attracts over 900,000 visitors annually and offers elaborate chocolate sculptures, cooking classes, and tasting different chocolates.
There are chocolate festivals all worldwide, so find out which one is closest to you and plan a trip. Bring along your best friend.
9. Chocolate spa
Why not give the gift of pampering? Turn their bathroom into a chocolate escape that will soothe souls.
Look at these gorgeous bath bombs. They almost look too beautiful to use. Chocolate cocoa butter is also a fun gift idea.
10. Savory Chocolate
You know chocolate makes yummy treats, but what about gourmet chocolate foods that are a bit unusual?
Here’s a Chocolate Steak Rub by Midwest Spice Company that will turn your dinner into an exotic meal.
How do chocolate-covered potato chips sound? Pretty good, I bet.
11. History of Chocolate
Think about how long chocolate has been instrumental in people’s lives. There’s so much to learn about this delicious ingredient, so why not give a gift of knowledge? It makes the perfect chocolate gift.
National Geographic put together a book called “Great Moments in History: With 20 Classic Recipes From Around the World” that would interest any chocolate lover.
The True History of Chocolate will give you the knowledge you crave about how chocolate became popular. It will also provide you with information on every type of available chocolate.
12. Chocolate museums and tours
Have you ever been on a chocolate factory tour? How about visiting a chocolate museum? Who knew there were so many different ways to pay tribute to your chocolate cravings? Tickets to a tour or museum make a unique gift.
Here’s some chocolate factory tours throughout the United States:
The Theo Chocolate Tour is in Seattle, WA. You get to sample their products and watch how their chocolate is made “bean to bar.”
Long Grove Confectionary Company is in Long Grove, IL. Their specialty is “Myrtles,” which are similar to chocolate turtles.
Ethel M’s Chocolates is in Las Vegas, NV. They remodeled their facility, so you now have no excuse not to visit.
Chocolate Museums you don’t want to miss:
Hershey’s Chocolate World in Hershey, PA. This is a chocolate museum dedicated to exploring the history of Milton Hershey’s life. This attraction is a must-see for your bucket list.
World of Chocolate Museum and Cafe is in Orlando, FL. You can experience solid chocolate sculptures and take chocolate-making workshops.
13. Chocolate kitchen
The kitchen is the heart of the home. What could make it even better? The answer is adding a touch of chocolate here and there.
Give them the gift of being able to make new chocolate recipes to dazzle friends and family. The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook is the perfect present for creating unique recipes.
A kitchen tea towel also would be the perfect gift. This one says, “Chocolate doesn’t ask silly questions. Chocolate understands.”
Making chocolate gift baskets is easy with these ideas. I also like to add chocolate-covered strawberries, a truffle collection, chocolate chip cookies, or English toffee as a sweet way to top the gift box. You can also make a chocolate gift tower instead of a gift basket.
We’ve reached the end of Chocolate Gift Ideas for Chocoholics. I hope you enjoyed it! It’s a great gift idea list for Valentine’s Day, Christmas, Mother’s Day, or a birthday gift. Some of these ideas also make great corporate gifts.
Let me know in the comments below what your favorite chocolate gift set you ever received or gave.
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