The 10 Best Chocolate Gifts of 2020

Treat them to something sweet with these delicious confections

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"Fresh out of New York City's cult favorite, Milk Bar, these playful truffles aren't just for birthdays."
"Perfect for chocolate traditionalists, this box offers 24 truffles in six decadent flavors."
"Sample exclusive, small-batch chocolate bars with quality ingredients and responsibly sourced cacao beans."
"You can't go wrong with Godiva in general, but these truffles are a safe bet if you don't know the recipient's favorite chocolate."
"This 'library' includes seven varieties of unusual chocolates, including Dark Chocolate Bacon and Turmeric Ginger."
"This Mouth-curated box features Mexican chocolate energy bars and chocolate sea salt almond butter, among others."
"This kit is sure to please any hot chocolate lover who wants to spice up their usual cup."
"West Coast favorite See's Candies is known for their crunchy and soft chocolates, both of which are included in this set."
"Perfect for caramel and beer lovers, the chocolates in this set are literally award-winning."
"You'll get a huge variety in this 20-piece gift box from famous French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat."

It's hard to know what treats will satisfy someone's palate, but for anyone with a sweet tooth, chocolate is usually a safe bet. You can choose from milk and dark chocolate and add-ins like caramel, toffee, and a variety of nuts truly create a delectable treat.

For the person in your life who loves sweets, here are the best chocolate gifts.

Milk Bar Chocolate B’Day Cake Truffle Dozen Box

You don’t need to wait until someone’s birthday to order a two dozen box of these playful chocolate confections. Despite the name, these chewy morsels will delight adults just as much as kids and the website promises everyone will be doing the “happy dance” after biting into one.

New York City's cult favorite, Milk Bar, makes these bite-sized, fudgy cake balls fresh Monday through Saturday. They're studded with rich chocolate chips and rainbow sprinkles and coated in chocolate with a dusting of chocolate birthday cake crumbs. If you order before noon, your delivery will arrive anywhere in the United States the next day.

Harry & David Signature Chocolate Truffles

Chocolate traditionalists will melt for these truffles from Harry & David: The Southern Oregon-based company has used its tried and true recipe that starts with its proprietary blend of chocolate for 30 years.

The box of 24 truffles offers up six decadent flavors (four of each) including dark chocolate, dark chocolate cherry, dark chocolate raspberry, milk chocolate, milk chocolate almond, and white chocolate coffee. The chocolates are packaged in a chocolate brown cardboard box that’s tied up with a cream satin bow for an elegant presentation.

Raaka Chocolate Small-Batch Organic Chocolate Subscription

One-time gifts will surely be appreciated, but a true chocoholic will swoon over this chocolate subscription from Food52. Choose between a three-month, six-month, or year-long subscription with each monthly delivery featuring three organic dark chocolate bars from Raaka Chocolate. Two of the three selections are exclusive, small batch bars and everything comes from ethically sourced beans and quality ingredients.

Godiva 12-Piece Signature Chocolate Truffles Box

You can always count on the biggest name in gourmet chocolate for a selection that will impress the recipient. While the options are vast and you can’t go wrong with whatever you chose, this 12-piece box of signature truffles is a safe and utterly delicious bet. The box features milk, dark, and white chocolates with flavors that range from salted almond and hazelnut crunch to creme brulee truffle and milk chocolate mousse truffle. The yummy treats are wrapped in the brand’s signature gold ribbon.

Vosges Mini Exotic Chocolate Bar Library

Looking for a chocolate treat that’s more unusual than the traditional blend of nut or nougat? This “library” of extravagant snack-size chocolate bars won’t disappoint.

The pack includes seven of Vosges' best-selling varieties including a blend of smoked, uncured bacon, Alderwood smoked sea salt, and 62% cacao dark chocolate; a bar that's Sri Lankan coconut and banana smothered in 72% cacao dark chocolate; a green tea and spirulina bar with 72% cacao dark chocolate; a bar filled with hickory smoked almonds and fleur de sel gray sea salt in 45% cacao deep milk chocolate; one bar that's a mix of raw wildflower honey and 100% cacao; a spice-filled bar that includes turmeric, ginger, coconut milk, black pepper, and 45% cacao dark milk chocolate; and an unusual pick that is made of reishi mushrooms, walnuts, and 72% cacao dark chocolate.

Mouth The Chocolate Fix Gift Box

Because you don’t have time to source the most addictive chocolates from small batch makers across the country, Mouth does it for you. In this gift box, they’ve curated the most delectable chocolate sensations, including Bearded Brothers Mexican chocolate energy bars, Big Spoon Roasters chocolate sea salt almond butter, Greyston Bakery Inc. brownie (Ben & Jerry’s uses it in its ice cream), Malvi Marshmallow Confections double chocolate marshmallow cookies, McCrea’s Chocolate Caramels, Megpies Bake Shop chocolate toaster tart, and chocolate sables made by Mouth, which might be the most chocolaty cookie ever created.

Verve Culture Mexican Hot Chocolate Set

While most chocolate gifts simply require the recipient to open a box and enjoy, this Mexican hot chocolate set actually requires a bit of prep. But it’s super easy and a true hot chocolate lover will enjoy it. The basic kit includes five chocolate tablets (cacao with ground almonds, pecans, walnuts, and cinnamon) and a handcarved whisk. All that’s required is a cup of milk. For an additional price, you can purchase the clay jug to truly give your recipient an authentic experience.

See’s Candies Nuts & Chews

Anyone who grew up on the West Coast knows the deliciousness that is See’s Candies. This Nuts & Chews box, filled with crunchy and soft chocolates, is a perpetual favorite. Selections include dark almond, milk walnut, caramel and the brand’s signature Scotchmallow (caramel layered with honey marshmallow).

For your gift, you can choose between a 1-pound, 2-pound, or 3-pound box, and between two different types of wrapping paper. Reviewers mention buying the same candies year after year for the holidays or as gifts, so you know there's something special about these treats!

Hilliards Craft Beer Caramels

If the recipients are the type to always seek out the caramels in a box of assorted chocolates, you’ll hit a home run when you gift them this box of a dozen. The ooey-gooey, buttery caramels from the Massachusetts-based chocolatier are made with local Shovel Town Brewery’s Double IPA beer before being dipped in dark chocolate then sprinkled with Langwater Farm hops and pretzel-infused sea salt for a taste that is sweet, salty, and utterly delicious. No surprise here: they won the 2019 “Best New Piece” at the Retail Confectioners International Conference.

La Maison du Chocolat Initiation Box

When you’re hoping to impress, you’ll want to give a box of French chocolates—and this 20-piece box from Parisian-based La Maison du Chocolat is a classically decadent choice. The Initiation Box includes all the brand’s greatest hits divided into four categories: Les Natures (chocolate ganaches), Les Fruits (dark chocolate ganaches mixed with a variety of fruits), Les Gourmands (blends of caramel or almond paste), and Les Pralines (crunchy nuts blended in chocolate). The chocolates are made in France, packaged in a luxe chocolaty-brown box tied up with a matching ribbon and shipped weekly to the United States; the Initiation Box is a Williams-Sonoma exclusive.

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