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    26 Best Chocolate Gifts For Valentine's Day

    Chocolate and flowers are a classic Valentine's pairing but rose petals taste awful and the thorns can scratch your beloved's throat. Stick to these chocolatey prezzies instead.

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    1. Hot chocolate with heart-y marshmallows to inspire cozy fireside snuggles after you've stirred them into a hot cup of milk, be it soy, almond, rice, etc...you get the idea.

    Hot chocolate and marshmallow gift set
    Candy With A Twist / Etsy

    Candy With a Twist is a Black-owned Etsy shop established in 2011 and based in Middlesex, NJ that's the "Home of the Original Printed Imagemallow Marshmallow."

    Promising review: "These spoons arrived right on time. They are the perfect size for stocking stuffers and hot chocolate. I can’t wait to try one myself!" —wnb317

    Get it from Candy With a Twist on Etsy for $36.

    2. Chocolate peanut butter cups from Belgium for a sweet taste of a European vacation you can do from the comfort of your garage.

    Chocolate peanut butter cups
    Universal Yums

    Each 5-ounce package of treats is like a Reese's upgrade — made with silky Belgian milk chocolate and thick, creamy peanut butter.

    Get it from Universal Yums for $5.70 per pack.

    3. An assortment of exotic heart-shaped bonbons to introduce your loved one's palate to novel taste combinations — like yuzu and hibiscus — Trojan horse-style.

    Heart-shaped bon bons
    Bixby

    Each box of chocolates from this female-owned confectionery comes with three kinds of bonbons — blood orange caramel, yuzu hibiscus ganache, and passion fruit ganache.

    Get it from Bixby & Co. for $16 (for 6).

    4. A chocolate and a book subscription to remind someone how much you love them on Valentine's and every month — or at least that they should read more.

    Chocolate and a book subscription
    Cratejoy

    The Chocolate and Book subscription is a monthly book box containing a book from a genre of your choice, hand-selected chocolate, and a hot drink. Book genres include thriller, sci fi/fantasy, romance, bestseller, and more — even chick lit! The chocolate included ranges from homemade to award-winning to bestselling; the drink included is coffee, tea, or hot chocolate.

    Promising review: "This box is AWESOME!!!!! I love that the book was wrapped like a present and a complete surprise. Everything in my box was perfect. Can't wait to try the cookies and creme chocolate bar and dive into my new book. I'm sooo excited and can hardly wait for my next box!!! I would recommend this to anyone who loves books and chocolate or as a great gift idea to someone you love. 😍😍😍” —Samantha K

    Get it from Cratejoy for $20.01/month.

    5. A chocolate and a ritual pack for that special someone in your life who needs more self-love (i.e., nearly everyone).

    Chocolate self-love gift set
    Vosges

    Specialty chocolatier Vosges bundles nine dark chocolate truffles — including flavors infused with absinthe, wasabi, paprika, and fennel pollen — with a calming selenite crystal, a silk-bound journal, a guided ritual card, and an intention card as a way to make indulging in chocolates a practice of self-love. Whether you eat these unique truffles in a personalized ceremony or while waiting at a traffic light is up to you.

    Get it from Vosges for $85.

    6. A chocolate "kiss" to put your gifting money where your mouth is. Or is it the other way around?

    Chocolate lips
    Sweet on Vermont

    Female-owned Sweet on Vermont's kisses are available in dark or milk chocolate.

    Promising review: "The chocolates... oh my, the chocolates! Truly never had anything that even approaches the quality of these. Absolutely the best we've ever tasted! We rationed it out very carefully to make it last as long as possible and enjoyed every bite." —Sweet on Vermont customer

    Get it from Sweet on Vermont for $15.

    7. Vegan double chocolate cookies for decadent treats that everyone can eat — provided you're cool with sharing.

    Double chocolate cookies
    Maya's Cookies

    Black-owned gourmet vegan cookie company Maya's Cookies ships these in packs of six three-ounce cookies.

    Promising review: "Best vegan cookies ever! Sent my daughter a box of cookies for Valentine's Day and they were a hit with her and all of her vegan college sidekicks!" —Denise P.

    Get it from Maya's Cookies for $24.

    8. An assortment of dark chocolate candies with enough diversity to satisfy everyone and anyone — even the unadventurous eaters.

    Dark chocolate gift box
    Amazon

    Flavors include crunchy almond, vanilla hazelnut, chocolate caramel, nutty and chewy brittle, chocolate fudge, raspberry, and mango.

    Promising review: "Delicious and wonderful variety of chocolates! Needed something sweet to serve at a gathering and found this — it was the perfect thing! My favorite was the nutty chew, which reminded me of a better version of a Snickers bar. My daughters like the raspberry stick, especially because it has rainbow sprinkles. This would be the perfect 'I love you' or Valentines gift for that special someone — a parent, grandparent, teacher, friend. Everything tasted super fresh." —Cookie Fairy

    Get it from Amazon for $39.99.

    9. A "Choco-lot of Love" 10-bar pack that sets the bar for the chocolate-lover in your love life. Bar none!

    Multiple chocloate bars in multi-colored wrappers
    Asha Fuller

    Ten-pack includes: Milk Chocolate Red Velvet Bar, Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar, Dark Chocolate Mint Bar, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Bar, Milk Chocolate Popping Candy Bar, Milk Chocolate Bacon Bar, Milk Chocolate Potato Chip Bar, Birthday Cake Bar, Milk Chocolate S'mores Bar, and Milk Chocolate Caramel Bar.

    Get it from Dylan's Candy Bar for $32.50.

    10. Chocolate chip cookies that swallowed smaller sandwich cookies for mouthfuls of yum more complex than the relationship-building exercises your couples' therapist recommended.

    Deluxe chocolate chip cookie
    Zac's Sweet Shop

    Zac's Sweet Shop is a Black-owned baked goods business based in Los Angeles.

    These quarter-pound chocolate chip cookies contain an Oreo surprise and are topped with mini chocolate chips and a white chocolate drizzle.

    Get it from Zac's Sweet Shop for $30 (for six).

    11. Chocolate-covered bacon because expecting bacon to feature prominently in every meal except dessert is so hypocritical.

    Chocolate bacon
    Phillip Ashley Chocolates

    Philip Ashley Chocolates is a Black-owned business founded in Memphis, TN in 2012.

    Comes with four-to-five slices of thick, hickory-smoked bacon ensconced in dark chocolate.

    Get it from Phillip Ashley Chocolates for $19.

    12. A dozen solid milk chocolate roses for two traditional Valentine's Day gifts mashed into one edible bouquet. (But, again, do not eat the stems.)

    Chocolate roses
    Amazon

    Each 9 1/2-inch flower contains a solid milk chocolate rose wrapped in foil; the leaves are made of silk.

    Promising review: "They actually taste great. I bought these for my grandma because she is allergic to flowers (but I did have to try one). I was banking more on the thought counting because this is a novelty product, but the chocolate is actually very good. I was impressed." —Jacob Elias

    Get it from Amazon for $22.35.

    13. A single-origin dark chocolate bar to gift the essence of chocolate to your essential person.

    Dark chocolate bar
    Sol Cacao

    Sol Cacao is a BIPOC-owned business started by the three Maloney brothers who grew up in the Caribbean islands of Trinidad and Tobago.

    Sol Cacao's bars are made from single-origin cacao from Peru, Madagascar, or Ecuador. The Peruvian bar comes with tasting notes ("flavors of honeydew, toffee, and hints of fruits") and pairing recommendations ("sharp cheese, fresh fruits, in yogurt, or what you feel you want").

    Get it from Sol Cacao for $7.

    14. A turtle brookie which — you're confused. Let us explain: A brookie is a hybrid cookie-brownie. The turtle brookie is made with classic turtle ingredients, i.e., pecans, caramel, and chocolate. Of course, these don't look like turtles the way the original candies do, but that's what makes you special — or at least what makes these Valentine's Day chocolate gifts special.

    Turtle brookie
    Milk + Brookies

    Each fudge brownie is made with pecans throughout, then topped with a chocolate chip, pecan, and caramel cookie! Order a four-pack or by the half-dozen. All brookies are handmade to order and shipped fresh.

    Get it from Milk + Brookies for $36+.

    15. A chocolate bar that's even good for you, especially if you have hair, skin, or nails. These sugar- and dairy-free bars of free-trade dark chocolate contain pearl collagen and Rhodiola to help your body combat stress — like the stress of not having a Valentine's Day gift ready on Feb. 14.

    Beauty Bar
    Beauty Bar Chocolate

    Promising review: "One of the very few handcrafted chocolate companies that master taste while keeping wellness in mind. Super delicious and so worth it!" —Beauty Bar customer

    Get it from Beauty Bar for $11 (also available by subscription for $9.50/month).

    16. Double chocolate espresso cookies for a buzz-y Valentine's treat that will keep you up. All. Night. Long.

    Double chocolate espresso cookie
    Pinckney Cookie Cafe

    Pinckney Cookie Cafe is a Black-owned business founded in 2009 in Kirkland, Washington.

    These cookie-brownie hybrids are made with Belgian bitter and semi-sweet chocolate and cocoa powder and notes of espresso. Available by the half-dozen and more.

    Get it from Pinckney Cookie Cafe for $18+.

    17. A basket of candy, toys, and more — including lots of chocolate treats — for a Valentine's gift intended for a household, office, or emergency bunker.

    Gift basket
    Amazon

    These baskets come with 40 candies and snacks, including Airheads, Cheez-its, Famous Amos cookies, Fun Dip, Goldfish, Rice Krispies Treats, and chocolates, as well as stickers, a puppet, and more.

    Promising review: "Wonderful surprise! I sent this package to my daughter in college and it made her feel so special. I love the combo of the candy and the stuffy. The box is adorable!" —Kareen Weidenfeller

    Get it from Amazon for $29.95.

    18. A tower of chocolate treats for nearly a foot-and-a-half of stacked snacks. That's a lot of snacks!

    Valentine's chocolate tower
    Amazon

    Comes with milk chocolate-covered pretzels, chocolate truffles, apple caramels, snack mix, chocolate chip cappuccino cookies, chocolate-covered peanuts, chocolate squares in assorted flavors, and chocolate-covered fig bites.

    Promising review: "Wife loved it. Made for a great change from the usual Valentine stuff!" —David B.

    Get it from Amazon for $38.87.

    19. Ferrero Rocher chocolates, which are yet another example of hazelnut-plus-chocolate deliciousness.

    Ferrero Rocher hazelnut milk chocolate
    Amazon

    These well-known chocolates are a combination of chocolate cream surrounding a whole hazelnut within a crisp wafer, all enveloped in milk chocolate and finely chopped hazelnuts.

    Promising review: "George Clooney loves them... and so do I. As I never gift something I would not like to receive myself, when thinking about how to make my co-workers' Valentine's Day nicer, Ferrero Rocher naturally came to mind. The chocolate bonbons were, as always, absolutely divine, crispy, creamy, chocolatey. The only problem is that, even though the individual gold packaging is beautiful, one cannot eat ONLY one :)" —Ivana

    Get it from Amazon for $8.92 (for 24).

    20. A tin box of all sorts of treats for when you can't commit (to a single type of chocolate).

    Tin of chocolate treats
    Simply Chocolate

    Comes with chocolate nonpareil drops, drizzled chocolate covered pretzels, a giant peanut butter cup with a red heart design, chocolate almond bark with pink drizzle, cookies-and-cream white chocolate-covered grahams, and milk chocolate caramel pecan clusters.

    Get it from Simply Chocolate for $39.99.

    21. Heart-shaped chocolates wrapped in red foil to really drive home that chocolate-as-love connection.

    Foil-covered chocolate hearts
    Amazon

    Ships with approximately 56 hearts, one pound total, made of solid milk chocolate.

    Promising review: "Pretty milk chocolate wrapped in red shaped like a heart and delicious for the taste buds. I ordered these chocolate several times, I loved them so much. Who doesn't have a strong affinity for chocolate? These came perfectly wrapped were amazingly fresh and quite addictive. ❤️❤️❤️" —Alexandra

    Get it from Amazon for $14.95.

    22. A heart-shaped chocolate pizza with a mallet to metaphorically and literally break a heart. Cathartic if you're suffering your own broken heart or just really hate large novelty baked goods.

    Heart-shaped cookie with mallet
    Goldbelly

    This 12-once milk chocolate heart is topped with crushed pretzels, cookies, potato chips, and chocolate gems — and, yes, includes a mallet for smashing.

    Get it from Goldbelly for $55.

    23. A box of chocolates for someone to inevitably reference that classic Forrest Gump line, "He got a daddy named Forrest, too?"

    Gourmet truffles
    Amazon

    This Carian's Bistro box of chocolates comes with 24 truffles in 11 different flavors.

    Promising review: "Delicious chocolates! We all loved it! These chocolates are delicious and very elegant. Great quality for such a reasonable price. Great gift option for loved ones." —Cem

    Get it from Amazon for $25.97.

    24. A box of designer chocolates that is as much about the box as the chocolates with trippy flavors like green chartreuse pineapple lime and Japanese whiskey yuzu vanilla to go with that artwork.

    Designer chocoates
    Phillip Ashley Chocolates

    Philip Ashley Chocolates is a Black-owned business founded in Memphis, TN in 2012.

    Comes with 13 chocolates.

    Get it from Phillip Ashley Chocolates for $69. Use promo code “BUZZFEED” for 10% off plus free shipping when you pre-order.

    25. Cleanse-approved chocolate, in case you weren't able to get to it in January.

    Clean chocolate bars
    Clean Program

    These 70% chocolate Clean bars are low-glycemic and plant-based with raw chocolate. Available in both sea salt and almond butter plus sea salt.

    Get it from Clean Program for $21 (for 3).

    26. A completely over-the-top collection of gourmet chocolates to make up for forgetting your anniversary, her birthday, last Valentine's, and/or Christmas.

    Bastet chocolate collection
    Vosges

    This limited-edition Valentine's Day collection is dedicated to Bastet, the Egyptian goddess of the home, domesticity, women's secrets, cats, fertility, and childbirth. It features flavors like crystallized violets plus damiana and olive oil plus amaretto plus spirulina, to name a couple.

    Get it from Vosges for $160.

    Maybe be a little nicer than this with your presentation.

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    Find the perfect gift for any occasion, from white elephant gift exchanges to gifts for teachers, housewarming gifts to birthday gifts, and even the perfect gift basket if you’re truly stumped. Plus, check out the BuzzFeed gift guide for even more incredible gifting ideas.

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