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7 Creative Chocolate Gifts to Treat Someone (or Yourself)

Chocolate biscotti; a stainless steel fondue pot; the cover of the "Everything Chocolate" cookbook
Barnett’s Fine Biscotti/Cuisinart/America’s Test Kitchen

Chocolate is the perfect way to treat yourself or someone you love. If you’re tired of the same old box-of-candy routine, these unique chocolate treats make the perfect gift.

There are so many different kinds of chocolate and ways to enjoy it. Maybe you’re looking for gourmet candy that pairs different types of chocolate with unique flavors. Or, perhaps, you’re looking for tips on how to bake with chocolate in different ways.

No matter how you prefer your chocolate, we’ve got the perfect picks for putting an unexpected twist on this classic edible holiday gift.

Barnett’s Biscotti Gift Basket

Overhead view of a box of chocolate biscotti; a pile of biscotti on a plate
Barnett’s Fine Biscotti

For chocolate lovers looking for something a little different, the ready-made Barnett’s Biscotti Cookies Gift Basket is perfect! Full of chocolate flavor and creative combinations, it’s a delicious gift that’s already curated to hit all the right notes.

Crunchy biscotti in six different flavor varieties are included, with chocolate dips and other toppings, and all in an elegant box for a deluxe experience. They’re delicious for enjoying with morning coffee or just on their own!

Barnett's Biscotti Gift Basket

Two dozen gourmet biscotti make a delicious treat anytime.

Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker

Silver fondue pot on a white marble counter, with a tray of food next to it

Do you fondue? The Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker has everything you need for this delicious and retro dessert. Just add your favorite chocolate and some fruit, shortcake, cookies, or other treats to dip!

This stainless steel fondue maker set, from a reliable brand in kitchen appliances, includes a nonstick, 3-quart bowl, a removable temperature control, and eight fondue forks. It’s a complete set for any chocolate lover.

Cuisinart Electric Fondue Maker

A modern appliance for a retro dessert.

Create Yourself Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Making Kit

A set of ingredients for candy making; a set of chocolate truffles
Create Yourself

For the chocolate lover who wants to customize their treats, the Create Yourself Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Making Kit is everything you want and more! Whether you’re feeling fancy or just want to get creative with different flavor combinations, a DIY kit like this gives chocolate lovers a way to create candies to suit everyone’s unique tastes.

This kit includes ingredients and instructions for making six different types of truffles, right in your own kitchen. You can customize to your heart’s content—make them as a gift, or just enjoy them at home!

Create Yourself Deluxe Chocolate Truffle Making Kit

Everything you need for making deluxe chocolate truffles in your own kitchen.

Vosges Exotic Chocolate Bar Library

Two boxes of chocolate bars, arranged to look like books on a shelf

Want to expand beyond the basic milk-versus-dark chocolate debate? For the adventurous chocolate lover, the Vosges Exotic Chocolate Bar Library is a great way to try new things—all displayed creatively.

This gourmet chocolate company offers a set of “exotic” or unique chocolate bars, adorably packaged to look like a little bookshelf. Try unique flavor combinations (think pomegranate, goji, matcha, and more) in mini bars—you might just find a new favorite!

The Republic of Tea Cuppa Chocolate Tea Assortment

Two boxes of a chocolate tea assortment
The Republic of Tea

Tea plus chocolate might not seem like an obvious combination, but that’s exactly what we have in The Republic of Tea Cuppa Chocolate Tea Assortment! Take the plunge and try these cozy beverages that combine the best of both worlds.

A variety of not-too-sweet chocolate-tinged teas are all included, for the comfort of gourmet tea but with a subtle chocolate twist. Flavors include red velvet, coconut chocolate, strawberry chocolate, banana chocolate, and peppermint chocolate.

The Republic of Tea Cuppa Chocolate Tea Assortment:

Combining tea and chocolate for one delicious drink.

A Cookbook

Chocolate is an incredibly versatile ingredient, but it can also be a little finicky to work with. A cookbook that specializes in chocolate can be a big help. Not only will it offer plenty of mouthwatering, unqiue recipes, but it also is likely to have technical tips on how best to work with chocolate to get the perfect flavor and texture.

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

From the team at America’s Test Kitchen comes a cookbook perfect for chocolate lovers and bakers. This cookbook is full of glorious pictures of chocolate desserts, from the basics to the extraordinary. Plus, you’ll learn more about how chocolate works, how to work with it, different types of chocolate and techniques, and more.

The Ghirardelli Chocolate Cookbook

The gourmet chocolate experts at Ghirardelli created this cookbook that’s all about all the ways you can use chocolate in your baked goods. 80+ recipes (complete with photos) are accompanied by a great introductory guide to chocolate itself—what it is, how it’s made, what types there are, and how to handle each one to create delectable desserts.

Still not enough chocolate? Break out your favorite recipes or give the gift of a chocolate subscription box.

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Amanda Prahl is a freelance contributor to LifeSavvy. She has an MFA in dramatic writing, a BA in literature, and is a former faculty associate focusing on writing craft and history. Her articles have appeared on HowlRound, Slate, Bustle, BroadwayWorld, and ThoughtCo, among others. Read Full Bio »
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