Best Gifts for Chocolate Lover

Pralines, New Blogs// Oct 28, 2021 2:54:50 PM

Chances are, you know someone who absolutely loves chocolate. This makes perfect sense, considering that, on average, people across the globe consume dozens of pounds of chocolate each year. Chocolate gift packs, chocolate thank you gifts...when it comes to deciding on the best gifts for chocolate lovers, where do you start? Have no fear. We’re here to help you find the perfect gifts for the chocolate lovers in your life.

Chocolate Gift Basket

You can never go wrong with a chocolate gift basket or chocolate gift pack. Perfect for the holidays, birthdays, office parties…even chocolate thank you gifts are always a hit. If you aren’t sure if the person you’re buying for likes a specific type or form of chocolate, a chocolate gift pack is the way to go because you can include a variety of treats in it. Choose a gift with different varieties of chocolate like milk, dark, and white to help ensure that your gift hits every type of chocolate craving. Make sure you include different textures and formats, to help increase the variety. You can even throw in items like hot cocoa and include a nice mug.

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The best gifts for chocolate lovers are like any present - they have thought behind them. You might want to consider a themed chocolate gift pack to help make the present that much more special. For example, if it’s for the holidays you can include hot cocoa, marshmallows, and artisan chocolate bars the recipient can use for making smores or another wintertime snack.

If you’re creating a basket for someone who loves to cook, you can include your favourite dessert recipes and give them luxury artisan chocolate they can bake with. Chocolate bars or our signature Chocolate Drops are great for this. You can also include fun touches like an apron or even use a cake pan as the “basket”. Have fun and get creative with it. The person receiving the basket will thank you.


Small Chocolate Box Gifts

Sweeten a special someone’s day or give a memorable “thank you” with a chocolate box. A small box of artisan chocolates is always a great gift for anyone who loves chocolate. Artisan chocolates bring a new level to gift-giving for anyone with a sweet tooth. When you get a gift from an artisan chocolatier, you and the recipient know that not only is it going to taste fantastic, the thought, time, and ingredients that went into the creation is outstanding.

Small boxes of chocolate are great for all occasions, whether it’s a birthday, holiday, or just a special surprise. Belgian pralines make for a small box of chocolates that anyone would be happy to receive. You can even choose from a variety of flavours and sizes, allowing you to get the right size gift along with flavour pairings your recipient will love.


Van Dender’s Specialties

Van Dender is proud to create luxurious artisan chocolates that are the perfect addition to any chocolate thank you gift or gift pack. We offer artisan chocolates that can stand alone or be combined to create a special gift for friends, family, and coworkers.

Belgian Pralines

Belgian pralines are a world-famous delicacy that any fan of chocolate will appreciate. A chocolate shell filled with soft, smooth filling or liquid, Belgian pralines are top on our list of best gifts for chocolate lovers. Pralines are also perfect because they come in boxes as small as four or as large as 64. This makes them a great addition to chocolate gift packs or small chocolate gift boxes. Belgian pralines also come in a variety of flavours, ranging from traditional to something a little more spicy or exotic, so you’re sure to find the perfect combinations of flavours. 

Chocolate Bars

If the person you're buying chocolate for also enjoys baking, chocolate bars like the ones offered at Van Dender’s are a great option and one of the best gifts for chocolate lovers. Bars are decadent and rich and perfect to be consumed on their own, but also are easy to bake with.  Chocolate artisan baking bars are great for cooking because they melt easily and evenly, unlike commercial chocolates. On top of this, you can choose from a variety of chocolate types and cocoa percentages, giving you flexibility in your gift-giving.


Chocolate Drops

Our signature chocolate drops are good for both snacking and baking. If your gift recipient is always on the go or travelling, chocolate drops are a convenient way for them to get their fix. You can pack as few or as many as you want, which also makes them perfect gifts if you’re travelling for the holidays or are in need of a unique host gift. Similar to our chocolate bars, you can choose from a variety of flavours and profiles to make the perfect gift.

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When to Buy Artisan Chocolates

Many people tend to think of chocolate gift packs and boxes as a romantic gesture and a present given around Valentine’s Day. The truth is, chocolate is the perfect gift for any occasion:

     -    birthdays

     -    holiday parties

     -    work parties

     -    saying thank you

     -    stocking stuffers

     -    graduation

     -    celebrating any milestone


These are just a few examples. Chocolate is the perfect gift for any occasion because it is loved by almost everyone, no matter the age, gender, or background. It is a universal love language that is nostalgic and satisfying and can transport you to a place of true happiness. On top of that, when you take the time to select the perfect chocolate gift, you are showing the recipient that you have put time and care into their gift. 


Shop Van Dender

At Van Dender, we know chocolate, and we know the best gifts for chocolate lovers. From small to large quantities and different types of chocolate, we have what you need to put together the perfect combination for your gift packs.