The 9 Best Chocolate Gifts of 2020

Treat them to something sweet with these delicious confections

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Our Top Picks

Chocolate B’Day Cake Truffle Dozen Box at Milkbar

"Fresh out of NYC's cult favorite Milk Bar, these playful truffles aren't just for birthdays."

Harry & David Signature Chocolate Truffles at Harry and David

"Perfect for chocolate traditionalists, this box offers 24 truffles in six decadent flavors."

Godiva 24-Piece Signature Chocolate Truffle Box at Godiva

"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."

Vosges Mini Exotic Chocolate Bar Library at Vosges Chocolate

"This 'library' includes seven varieties of exotic chocolates, including Dark Chocolate Bacon and Turmeric Ginger."

Mouth The Chocolate Fix Gift Box at Mouth

"This Mouth-curated box features Mexican chocolate energy bars and chocolate sea salt almond butter, among others."

Tyler Gersten Hot Chocolate on a Stick at Uncommon Goods

"Pair these delicious hot chocolate mixes with a bottle of their favorite sweet liquor for a cozy, personalized gift."

See’s Candies Nuts & Chews at See's

"West Coast favorite See's Candies is known for their crunchy and soft chocolates, both of which are included in this set."

Hilliards Craft Beer Caramels at Hilliards Candy

"Perfect for caramel and beer lovers, the chocolates in this set are literally award-winning."

La Maison du Chocolat Initiation Box at Williams Sonoma

"You'll get a huge variety in this 20-piece gift box from famous French chocolatier La Maison du Chocolat."

  • 01 of 09

    Chocolate B’Day Cake Truffle Dozen Box

    B'Day Cake Truffle

     Courtesy of Milk Bar

    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 (if not more!) and the website promises everyone will be doing the “happy dance” after biting into one.

    NYC’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 U.S. the next day.

  • 02 of 09

    Harry & David Signature Chocolate Truffles

    Harry & David Signature Chocolate Truffles

    Courtesy of Harry and David 

    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 24 truffle box 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.

  • 03 of 09

    Godiva 24-Piece Signature Chocolate Truffle Box

    Godiva Truffles Signature Set

     Courtesy of Godiva

    You can always count on the biggest name in gourmet chocolate for a selection that will impress the recipient. While their selections are vast and you can’t go wrong with whatever you chose, this 24-piece box of signature truffles is a safe—and utterly delicious—bet.

    The box features five flavors, including milk chocolate truffles, a creamy milk chocolate ganache in a milk chocolate shell; salted caramel truffle, a chewy caramel blended with gourmet sea salt covered with a dark chocolate shell; hazelnut crunch truffle, which is hazelnut praliné, mixed with hazelnuts and crispies for crunch topped with milk chocolate and nut pieces; crème brûlée, a blend of dark chocolate and vanilla ganache coated with a white chocolate shell, then drizzled with candied sugar and strawberry tarte, an irresistible blend of strawberry purée and vanilla mousse in a white chocolate shell. The best part? The truffles are color-coded so you can pick and choose the deliciousness you’re about to bite into.

  • 04 of 09

    Vosges Mini Exotic Chocolate Bar Library

    Vosges Mini Exotic Chocolate Library

     Courtesy of Vosges

    Looking for a chocolate treat that’s more unusual than the traditional blend of nut or nougat? This “library” of exotic 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 spriulina bar with 72% cacao dark chocolate; a bar filled with hickory smoked almonds and Fleur de Sel grey 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.

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  • 05 of 09

    Mouth The Chocolate Fix Gift Box

    The Chocolate Fix

     Courtesy of Mouth

    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 chocolatey cookie ever created.

  • 06 of 09

    Tyler Gersten Hot Chocolate on a Stick

    Hot Chocolate on a Stick

     Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

    This set of hot chocolate on a stick will have you (or your recipient) hoping for an Arctic blast so you can cozy up by the fire in delicious style. The set comes with eight sticks—enough for sharing—and four flavors: French truffle, the richest dark chocolate and sea salt blend you’ve ever tasted; salted caramel, a buttery, chocolate, lightly-salted blend; peppermint that’s studded with candy canes; and peanut butter cup—featuring real peanut butter cups. For a decadent adult treat, add a shot of your favorite liquor (we suggest Bailey’s Irish Cream, creme de menthe or Frangelico). All are perfect après-ski!

  • 07 of 09

    See’s Candies Nuts & Chews

    See’s Candies Nuts & Chews

     Courtesy of See's Candies

    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!

  • 08 of 09

    Hilliards Craft Beer Caramels

    Hilliards Craft Beer Caramels

     Courtesy of Hillards

    If they're the type to always seek out the caramels in a box of assorted chocolates, you’ll hit a homerun when you gift this box of 12. 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.

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  • 09 of 09

    La Maison du Chocolat Initiation Box

    La Maison Initiation Box

     Courtesy of Williams-Sonoma

    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 chocolatey-brown box tied up with a matching ribbon and shipped weekly to the United States; the Initiation Box is a Williams-Sonoma exclusive.