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Chowhound Gift Guide 2017: For Cacao Connoisseurs and Chocolate Obsessives

Some people are hard to shop for when the holidays roll around. Other people really, really love chocolate. If you've got a chocoholic (or several) on your list, there are lots of ways to wow them. If there's a good boutique chocolate shop in town, you can always pick up a box of truffles and call it taken care of, or if you've got the skills, you can try crafting your own edible gift. If your recipient is the type who would enjoy it, you could even get them a gift certificate to a chocolate-making class. But if you're looking for something a little different, and something specific, we've got plenty of particular ideas, from the obviously edible assortments to sweet chocolate accessories, not a one of them ho-hum. Boxes, bars, subscription services, chocolate cheese (okay, that one didn't make the list)—there's bound to be something here that'll be perfect for your chocolate-obsessed friends and family, or for yourself, for that matter.

To start off, if you know someone who appreciates good, honest, old-fashioned chocolate, send them a box from Li-Lac, Manhattan's oldest chocolate factory (since 1923). They have lots of gift boxes in various price ranges, plus special Christmas and Hannukah chocolates for the kids (and the young at heart). Keep clicking through the gallery for more options, from the tried-and-true to the truly offbeat.

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