Love someone who loves chocolate? They’re probably the easiest person on your list to buy a Christmas gift for. Just find the best local boutique chocolate shop and buy them a box of treats. But if you don’t have a local chocolate shop, can’t get to it, or are looking for something a little different, we rounded up the best Christmas gifts for chocolate lovers on your list—and you can buy them all online.
Of course, you should also definitely treat yourself to a little something…think of it as self-care to help alleviate seasonal stress.
Chocolate and coffee are perfect for each other, and this tasting box combines them for a treat that will inspire true love. A curated selection of four coffees from some of Seattle’s best roasters and four Seattle-made artisanal chocolate bars to complement them, this comes with tasting notes on each pairing too.Buy Now
A fat stack of chocolate bars tied up with string…definitely makes our list of favorite things. These bars from Seattle chocolatier Theo come in five intriguing flavors: Bread and Chocolate (70 percent dark with buttery breadcrumbs and salt); Cinnamon Horchata (warmly spiced milk chocolate); Hazelnut Crunch (milk chocolate with hazelnut brittle); Root Beer Barrel (crunchy root beer candy in dark chocolate); and Grapefruit Ginger (zesty, citrusy dark chocolate). Heads-up: this gift pack is only $15 on the Theo site right now.Buy Now
Is it really Christmas without peppermint bark? Not only is this creamy confection layered with white chocolate and dark chocolate—and sprinkled with minty candy cane crunch—it comes in a charming candy shop tin that will probably be brought out as decor every year. At the very least, it will be home to future Christmas cookies.Buy Now
This book delves into the country’s craft chocolate revolution and covers all the ins and outs of the sweet (and sometimes not-so-sweet) stuff, from how chocolate is made to how you can pair it with everything from coffee and booze to cheese and bread. It even includes recipes for chocolate treats from master chefs, and busts a few persistent chocolate myths.Buy Now
This is haute hot fudge sauce, made from fresh cream, salted butter, chocolate, cocoa powder, and sugar (including some brown sugar for extra depth). Dark, rich, and bittersweet, it’s amazing on ice cream, but also on pretzels, cake, or straight off a spoon. (Stonewall Kitchen’s chocolate peanut butter and salted caramel chocolate sauces are pretty great too.)Buy Now
If your giftee prefers a little chew, these crisp chocolate shortbread cookies sandwiched around thick, fluffy chocolate marshmallows are a must. And they can be microwaved until a little gooey for a s’mores-inspired treat; just have napkins at the ready.Buy Now
Drinking cocoa for breakfast is best saved for special occasions (like a holiday brunch, or Christmas morning), but this smooth-drinking chocolate flavored black tea is a great alternative that you can incorporate into your daily routine.Buy Now
Food-themed ornaments have gone way beyond the traditional Christmas pickle, and these chocolate-covered strawberry ornaments are perfect for your favorite cacao obsessive. (The chocolate-dipped biscotti ornament is pretty cute too, though.)Buy Now
Chocolate cocktails have never been better than with this indulgent, vanilla-infused creme de cacao based on a 19th century recipe. It’s a syrupy liqueur that’s quite sweet but also has a great chocolate flavor. Sneak a sip on its own, and maybe try it over vanilla ice cream in between mixed drinks.Buy Now
Let your chocolate fanatic wear their love on their sleeve—well, collar—in the form of a delicate silver or gold necklace in the shape of a theobromine molecule.Buy Now
Chocolate-covered halvah is a fantastic treat, but these squares of sesame-cocoa goodness are even better: There’s pure sesame puree, milk chocolate, and toasty sesame brittle inside the dark chocolate shells, with a sprinkle of seeds to top each one off.Buy Now
If your chocolate lover also loves to DIY, gift them these gemstone-faceted chocolate molds so they can create their own boutique confections. Ideally, throw in a bag of Valrhona féves so they can start experimenting right away (with the good stuff).Buy Now
Any fan of vintage-style art prints would be delighted to hang this on their wall; the fact that it involves chocolate only sweetens the deal.Buy Now
Oh la la! These delicate blonde chocolate wafers infused with citrusy yuzu are unlike anything you’ve put a bow on before. They’re creamy little morsels of heaven from a fab French confectioner, and you don’t even need to fly to Paris to nab them.Buy Now
These sleek stoneware crocks of rich Belgian chocolate can be heated in the microwave for almost-instant fondue, no Sterno required. It makes a great host or hostess gift, and it will stay warm for about an hour, so it’s perfect to set out at a party and share. But if you’re eating solo, you can reheat the fondue later (if there’s actually any left). Choose from three flavors: Dark Chocolate Espresso, Dark Chocolate Raspberry, or Dark Chocolate Fleur de Sel.Buy Now
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We’ll be sure to update if these come back in stock.
These sandwich cookies are not for kids—a layer of smooth whiskey-infused ganache awaits between two crisp hazelnut-chocolate chunk cookies. They’re equally great with milk or coffee, but also happily stand alone…just not for long, because they’re seriously delicious.Buy Now
Ticket Chocolate Assorted Chocolate Bark, $25 on Food52 — out of stock
This trio of gourmet chocolate bark captures some of the best seasonal flavors: peppermint; gingerbread; and coconut (with almonds). Plus, they look great with their festive swirls and sprinkles. Split them up between a few stockings, or be nice and give them all to one lucky recipient.Buy Now
Chocolate Brussels Sprouts, $13.04+ on Etsy — currently unavailable
In the realm of quirky chocolate gifts, these have the edge over chocolate toothpaste because, well, they’re actually made of chocolate (and yes, white chocolate is, in fact, chocolate). The only hitch: They ship from the U.K. so you’re almost out of time to get them before Christmas.Buy Now
See all our favorite gourmet food and drink gifts for 2019.
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