10 Things to Consider When Buying Chocolate Gifts
1. Research their favorite type of chocolate
Most people have a favorite type of chocolate, and oftentimes, they aren’t major fans of anything else.
In particular, those who love dark chocolate are likely to not be interested in anything milk chocolate.
On the other hand, some people prefer milk chocolate and think dark chocolate is too bitter.
It is best to know which way someone leans before getting them their gift!
2. Understand any dietary restrictions
This is important if someone suffers from something like diabetes and cannot have a lot of sugar.
The last thing you want to do is get someone something that they cannot enjoy.
There is plenty of sugar-free options, so the chocolate can still be a gift, but make sure you get them something they can enjoy!
3. Make sure it won’t melt while being shipped
Yikes, talk about a major gift fail!
If you order a gift from somewhere and have it delivered they are sure to make sure it is shipped properly, but if you decide to ship it yourself, make sure you overnight it and pack it properly so that they don’t end up with a melted chocolate mess on their front doorstep!
4. Think outside the (chocolate) box
There are plenty of unique chocolates out there, and this is a great time to experiment and let someone try something new!
From sweet and salty combos to spicy chocolate, there is a lot out there that makes for a great, fun gift!
5. Combine your chocolate with something else
Chocolate pairs so nicely with other food and beverage options - from chocolate and wine to fruit, too salty treats, and more.
Consider something that combines chocolate with one of these items for a truly indulgent experience that anyone would love.
6. Turn them into a chocolatier
If you are shopping for someone who likes to get in the kitchen and make things on their own, consider getting them something that will help them make their own chocolate!
This is also a great option for someone who enjoys healthy, natural food items.
They can make their own chocolate that is sure to be just as delicious, but also healthy (relatively speaking!)
7. Think of the different forms
You’ve got solid, liquid, frozen, there are so many options!
Think outside of traditional chocolate and consider browsing gourmet chocolate gift baskets, or perhaps a type of chocolate ice cream or our personal favorite, gelato! Yum.
For the true chocolate lovers, it is not just something delicious to eat, it is a way of life!
There are plenty of funny slogans you can find on everything from mugs to posters, and they make for a great gift for the true chocoholics out there!
9. Go for a tour
Did you know you can tour top chocolate factories? You can, and it makes for a great gift experience.
See if there is a factory close to the person you are shopping for and allow them to enter into the chocolate world, even if just for an afternoon!
10. Consider a subscription box
Finally, for the true sweet tooth out there, feed their craving all year long with a chocolate subscription box!
They can taste new delicious chocolate each and every month - who wouldn’t want to do that?