Forget Hershey’s, These Are 25 Gifts Chocolate Lovers Actually Want

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If you are looking for unique gifts for chocolate lovers beyond your typical box of chocolates, you came to the right place! For this post, we selected 25 quirky chocolate gift ideas that will blow every chocolate aficionado’s mind!

From a gift basket with chocolate from around the globe to Mexican hot chocolate, you will find chocolate lover gifts from around the world on this list!

Are you short on time? Check out the editor’s top three chocolate lover gifts by budget.

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#1 Chocolate experience


One of the best gifts for chocolate lovers is a chocolate experience. Cool experiences you can think of are visits to cacao farms or chocolate factories. Or chocolate-making classes, or staying in a chocolate hotel (yes, this is a thing, check out Viator).

Simply head over to Viator and search for “chocolate” and a destination of your choice and you will find awesome chocolate experiences. Such as a chocolate workshop in Brussels, chocolate tasting in Maui, or a chocolate tour in Vallarta.


#2 Chocolate gift box

A chocolate gift basket
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There’s no better gift for a chocolate lover than chocolate itself.

Except, perhaps a box filled with chocolate!

This thoughtful gift offers a range of chocolates so they can enjoy your gift on multiple occasions (or all in one sit. I mean, we’re still talking about chocolate lovers here and we won’t judge).


#3 International chocolate gift box

A chocolate gift basket with international chocolate bars
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If you are looking for a unique twist on your chocolate lover gift, this box is perfect!

It includes famous chocolate brands from six different European countries that true connoisseurs will love!


#4 Mexican hot chocolate

Three bags of chocolate
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I am a huge chocolate lover, but if I have to pick one of these gifts for chocolate lovers, I would probably pick this Mexican hot chocolate.

If you’ve ever been to Mexico or Guatemala (where they serve similar hot chocolate) and you’ve tried their hot chocolate, you probably understand why I love it so much.

Hot chocolate in Mexico is made with cacao blocks that are mixed with hot milk or water (and yes it’s even delicious with water). These blocks are made from cacao butter, sugar, nuts, and spices.

And it’s that special mix of nuts and spices which makes the hot chocolate so delicious.

So yeah, if you are looking for gifts for hot chocolate lovers, this is the best gift you can get.


#5 DIY chocolate truffles

DIY chocolate truffles box
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Are you looking for gifts for chocolate lovers who also love baking?

This DIY chocolate truffle kit is the perfect gift for them!

It includes everything for their own delicious truffles. The only thing they need to add themselves is cream (coconut for a vegan option).

For more DIY cooking gifts, check out these 25 international DIY cooking kits.


#6 Book & chocolate subscription basket

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If you’re looking for unique gift ideas for chocolate lovers who also love to read, you just found the ultimate gift!

Cratejoy’s book and chocolate subscription basket!

Every month, the recipient will be surprised with a new book (in a genre of your choice) and a matching chocolate treat! They pick books released in the last 12 months, so there is no need to worry that your favorite bookworm will be stuck with an old book they’ve already read!

For more unique subscription gifts, check out the next gift or these awesome travel-themed subscription boxes.


#7 Monthly chocolate subscription

A collection of chocolate treats
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Are you looking for a unique gift idea for chocolate lovers that will keep them satiated for months?

Then gift them a subscription to The Original Gourmet Chocolate Club!

Members of this club will receive chocolates that are handmade by world-class chocolatiers from all over the world. Eating the chocolate will be like a whole different experience that chocolate lovers will absolutely enjoy!


#8 Chocolate fondue fountain

Electronic chocolate fountain
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Are you looking for the best chocolate gift ideas for someone who could add chocolate to literally anything? Then a chocolate fountain is a perfect gift.

They can use it to dip, fruit, cookies, marshmallows, nuts, or whatever they want, in chocolate.


#9 Chocolate liqueur

A bottle of Godiva chocolate liqueur
Photo courtesy of Drizly

Have you ever had the urge to both drink alcohol and eat chocolate?

If not, surely, your chocolate lover friend has experienced it.

But not anymore, because you just found the perfect combo; Belgian chocolate mixed with alcohol. What could a chocolate lover wish for more?

It’s a masterpiece, the perfect gift that will surely leave a sweet taste on their lips, making them crave more.


#10 Chocolate tasting for two

A tasting set of chocolate
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Looking for cool chocolate gifts for couples? Look no further!

This chocolate-tasting kit for two is perfect for the job. Together, couples can savor sample chocolate bars that’s been expertly aged in casks of mezcal, gin, and rum.

The single-origin chocolate is carefully grown and harvested from Ecuadorian Nacional Cacao. Fun fact about this type of cacao, it descended from the first cacao trees to ever be cultivated in history, making it the rarest in the world.

The kit also includes a duo of guides along with recommendations that will greatly enhance the couples’ tasting experience!


#11 Hot chocolate gift set

Four tubes of unique hot cacao
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Do you need gifts for hot chocolate lovers? If yes, then check out this gift set!

It includes 4 organic hot chocolate flavors: cacao vanilla orange, cacao especial, cacao chokola, and cacao lavender mint. Each is blended to create a unique taste that they’ve probably never tried before.

Each drink is filled with a mixture of flavors that’s perfect on any occasion, be it a clear sunny morning or a rainy afternoon.


Chocolate gift ideas for mid budgets

#12 Books about chocolate

Book cover of 'The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars"
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The Emperors of Chocolate: Inside the Secret World of Hershey and Mars

This is a great chocolate lover gift for those who love a bit of sensation, biography, and history in one. Especially because it covers the story of two of the largest chocolate companies in the world!


Book cover of "The book of chocolate: The amazing story of the world's favorite candy
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The book of chocolate: The amazing story of the world’s favorite candy

Are you looking for gifts for chocolate lovers who would love to know everything about chocolate? This book about chocolate is perfect for them.


Book cover of "The True History of Chocolate "
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The True History of Chocolate 

This is a great book for everyone who wants to learn more about their favorite treat and its history. It’s an eye-opener and a great book that doesn’t shy away from telling the trust about the cacao business and how to move forward.


#13 Swiss chocolate gift ideas

Lindt chocolate box
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Obviously, I couldn’t make a list of the best gifts for chocolate lovers without including Swiss chocolate. It’s one of the most famous countries when it comes to chocolate.

Switzerland has many high-quality and renowned chocolate brands. And one of those is Lindt. So with a box of Lindt, you will always make a chocolate lover happy.


#14 Chocolate cookbooks

Book cover of 'Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner'
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Chocolates and Confections: Formula, Theory, and Technique for the Artisan Confectioner

Written by master confectioner Peter Greweling, this book spills all the secrets of creating heavenly chocolate treats. With over 250 colorful photos and step-by-step guides, it’s a sweet gift that turns anyone into a confectionery maestro.


Book cover of 'Great moments in chocolate history with 20 classic recipes from around the world'
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Great moments in chocolate history with 20 classic recipes from around the world

This is one of the best chocolate gift ideas for people who love to know more about the history of chocolate and try a few recipes.


Book cover of 'Everything Chocolate: A Decadent Collection of Morning Pastries, Nostalgic Sweets, and Showstopping Desserts'
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Everything Chocolate: A Decadent Collection of Morning Pastries, Nostalgic Sweets, and Showstopping Desserts 

This is a great chocolate gift for someone who loves to learn how to make delicious chocolate treats at home!


#15 Candle

A wax candle with the label of "hot cocoa"

This hot cocoa candle smells so much like chocolate that you’ll recipient might accidentally start thinking of eating it (it’s like the real thing)! This makes it the perfect chocolate lover gift for someone who just moved to a new home and who could indulge in chocolate all day, every day. With the candle, they can do it without the calories 😉

It’s made of 100% soy wax, plus, the essential oil used is non-toxic so it’s totally safe not just for them but for the environment as well!


#16 Chocolate masterclass


Are you looking for gifts for chocolate lovers who also love baking and cooking?

Then a chocolate masterclass from Udemy is the perfect gift.

You can find classes that teach how to make chocolate praline, how to turn raw cacao into chocolate, how to make truffles and bonbons, and how to decorate with chocolate.

Seriously, you can find all sorts of chocolate-related masterclasses on Udemy


#17 Belgian chocolate

A chocolate gift box of Godiva
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Are you looking for gifts for chocolate lovers who also love Belgium? Or for someone who simply loves Belgian chocolate (and come on, who doesn’t?).

Then this Godiva Belgian chocolate box is the perfect gift. (Plus is matches well with the Godiva liqueur).

It includes a wide selection of filled chocolate bonbons, from hazelnut and almonds to raspberry and coconut!


#18 Ferrero Rocher advent calendar

A photo of a wooden Christmas tree as advent calendar filled with chocolate
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Are you looking for Christmas gift ideas for chocolate lovers?

Then an advent calendar (with chocolate) is the perfect gift!

But instead of going for your regular cheap-ass, filled-with-disgusting-chocolate calendar, go for this unique wooden chocolate tree with actually delicious Ferrero Rocher! (Though, you will need to buy a separate box because they’re not included).


Chocolate gift ideas for small budgets

#19 Liquor-filled chocolate bottles

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If you thought the Godiva chocolate liqueur was a great gift, then you’ll love this mini version too

It’s a collection of small chocolate bottles filled with licor of different kinds. From cognac, bourbon, or vodka, take your pick!

It’s great for parties of any kind! You can give it as a gift for your next office party or even a bachelorette one. You can share a toast with your friends on your next get-together or even during game night (so you’ll get to give them a gift AND enjoy it with them)!


#20 Fun chocolate-themed socks

A pair of pink socks with "if you can read this bring me some chocolate at the bottom"
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These socks are perfect if you just need a small and funny gift idea for chocolate lovers.


#21 Beauty gifts for chocolate lovers

A jar with chocolate face mask
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Are you looking for the best gifts for chocolate lovers who also enjoy self-care?

Then this facial mask with coffee and chocolate is the gift you need.

I have always loved cacao for the fact that it makes delicious chocolate, but did you know that it’s also a great product for your skin?

Cacao contains a high level of antioxidants and nutrients which are thought to calm redness, hydrate your skin, and protect against free radicals.


#22 Chocolate wine

A bottle of wine from the chocolate shop
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Do you need gifts for a chocolate lover who has a good appetite for wine too?

Then this chocolate wine bottle is perfect!

This drink has a blend of the finest oak flavor and the bittersweet taste of dark chocolate, which makes it the perfect wine to pair with chocolate too.


#23 Personalized fairtrade chocolate

Three bars of Tony Chocolony chocolate with personalized wrapping
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What greater gift could you give to a chocolate lover other than chocolate itself?!

And as a Dutchie myself, I’d love to recommend a famous Dutch fair-trade company; Tony Chocolony. Not only do they produce delicious chocolate bars (salted caramel anyone?), but they also ensure fair wages for their sustainable farmers.

And the best part? You can completely customize your wrapping to get a chocolate gift for every occasion and recipient.


#24 Chocolate-themed wall art

A poster with the chemistry symbol for cacao
Photo courtesy of Grammatical Art

Are you looking for gifts for chocolate lovers who would decorate their entire home in chocolate in they could? How about a beautiful piece of chocolate-themed wall art?

Then check out Etsy for all sorts of gorgeous chocolate art pieces, such as this scientific formula of cacao!


#25 Chocolate soap

A chocolate bar from Hersey's that's actually soap
Photo courtesy of Sweet Cakery Soaps

This soap bar is infused with organic cocoa powder where the chocolatey fragrance is probably coming from. More than that, it’s wrapped and packaged in gold wallpaper (very realistic, right)?

Giving it as a gift will definitely fool any chocolate lovers for sure (so make sure to warn them)! And see to it that it’s out of reach of children.


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AUTHOR

Hi, I’m Lara, a 30-year-old travel-lover (but who’s not these days?). I love reading, puzzling, world-heritage sites, researching, and making lists, which comes in quite handy when you’re making lists of travel gift ideas!