20 Best Christmas Chocolate Gifts
This holiday season, 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! We’ve rounded up the best Christmas chocolate gifts on the market. From peanut-butter-stuffed cups to melt-in-your-mouth truffles, we found decadent chocolate bars, boxes and gift baskets at every price point.
These are the holiday gifts family members, co-workers and friends will be eager to receive. And don’t worry, we won’t judge if you order ’em all for yourself!
Best Overall: Seattle Chocolate Sweater Weather Care Package
There’s a lot to love about this cozy care package. One of the best Christmas chocolate gifts you can buy, this “Sweater Weather” gift from Seattle Chocolate is stocked with the tastes of the season. Pair it with a chocolate advent calendar and indulge in truffle bar flavors like hot buttered rum, toffee sea salt and winter orange spice. Or, cozy up with a sweater-shaped white chocolate and candy cane lollipop that’s as cute as it is delicious. And don’t forget about the box of assorted truffles! I’ve personally tried this foodie gift box, and it’s an absolute delight. Plus, the packaging (hello, animals wearing sweaters!) is impeccable. It makes for a great Christmas gift for teens, too.
Want more? These are our top picks for Christmas care packages to send this holiday season.
Best Secret Santa Gift: Godiva Holiday Truffle Flight
When you want to gift a taste of the season, Godiva’s holiday truffle flight is the perfect solution. While the box is small—holding just six decadent chocolates—the flavors are bigger than the big man himself! Indulge in confections like Christmas cookie, tiramisu and cranberry. Plus, with a $20 price tag, it’s the perfect gift for your Secret Santa. Pair it with one of these Christmas bouquets.
Best Stocking Stuffer: Ferrero Rocher Chocolate Bars
If you’re shopping for St. Nick gifts or stuffing a lot of stockings, you can’t go wrong with Ferrero Rocher’s new chocolate bars. We tried all four flavors: milk chocolate hazelnut and almond, white chocolate hazelnut, dark chocolate hazelnut and milk chocolate hazelnut. These dreamy confections combine the crunchy, creamy and nutty flavors you expect from Ferrero Rocher with the portability of a chocolate bar. And, at just over $3 a pop, they taste far more indulgent than their price tag lets on. It’s the perfect holiday gift under $50.
Best Old-Fashioned Christmas Chocolate: 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.
Best for Vegans: 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.
Best for Kids: Lindt Teddy Sleigh Advent Calendar
Counting down the days to Christmas has never been sweeter! One of the best Christmas chocolate gifts for kids, this Lindt teddy bear-themed Advent calendar is stuffed with 25 pieces of the good stuff. Little ones will love ending the day with mini chocolate truffles, chocolate balls and seasonal chocolate shapes. For more countdowns, take a peek at the best Advent calendars for everyone on your list.
Best Classic Christmas Chocolate: 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 cellophane bag) for holiday gifting made easy. Speaking of sweet deliveries, don’t forget to order Christmas cookies!
Best for Peppermint Devotees: Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark
Peppermint lovers, this one’s for you. Williams Sonoma has been delighting sweet tooths for years with its signature peppermint bark. You can pick up a tin or two of this Christmas chocolate—or make a batch of copycat peppermint bark at home.
Best 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.
Best for the Peanut Butter-Obsessed: Jessie’s Nutty Cups
Trust us—you’ve never had peanut butter cups like this before. Jessie’s Nutty Cups takes the beloved candy and adds all sorts of delicious twists, such as pretzels, PB&J and cookies ‘n cream. Pick up a sampler of flavors in dark chocolate, milk chocolate or a signature assortment.
Best 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 marshmallow enrobed in a silky smooth dark chocolate. Senior Editor Emily Racette Parulski says they’re one of the best chocolates she’s ever had!
Best Mexican-Style Chocolate: Taza Sampler
For the traveler, consider gifting a Mexican chocolate sampler, like this eight-pack from Taza. 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. Discover more new-to-you chocolate brands.
Best 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. Harry & David also offer delicious food of the month clubs.
Best for Winos: Williams Sonoma Wine-Pairing Chocolate Bars
Shopping for wine lovers? Consider this chocolate bar set from Williams Sonoma. This portfolio includes a milk chocolate bar for pairing with Chardonnay, two chocolate blend bars that complement Port and a dark chocolate bar for enjoying with your favorite Cabernet Sauvignon. Go ahead and grab the vino, then settle in for the ultimate night in!
Best for Whisky Drinkers: Vosges Haut Chocolat Dalmore Scotch Collection
Imbibe in 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.
Best for Hot Chocolate Fans: Harry & David Hot Cocoa 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 snowflake, chocolate snowman and chocolate trees. Learn how to make hot cocoa bombs, too.
Best for a Group: Sugar Plum Chocolates Matterhorn Gift Assortment
When you need a gift to impress, look no further than Sugar Plum’s Matterhorn assortment. It is loaded with all of the good stuff and feeds 5-8 people, making it perfect for office gifts or group thank yous. Find plenty of classic eats in this gift box, including chocolate-covered popcorn and potato chips, chocolate-covered cookies and coated marshmallows. We’re already drooling!
Best for a Far-Away Friend: 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 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 144-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.
Best for DIYers: Make-Your-Own Chocolate Truffles Kit
Playing with your food can be pretty fun. And 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.
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