Sure, some people might see a box of chocolates as a last-minute gift idea — one you revert to when you can't think of anything else— but those same people are dead wrong. A really amazing collection of treats — like the best assorted boxes of chocolates, below — are the gift that keeps on giving. Every time your lucky gift recipient places a piece of mouth-watering goodness into their mouths, they'll think of you and your act of kindness.
Seriously. Chocolate is always a good idea.
Since there are about a billion options when it comes to boxes of chocolates, it's a good idea to get a sense of what your friend or mom or friend's mom likes in terms of cocoa extravagance.
If they're into a colorful assortment of milk, white, and dark chocolate, we've got plenty of eclectic options on this list. Chocolate truffles are always a favorite, as are sought-after British chocolate candy bars and praline cremes from Germany. We had to include chocolate and peanut butter candies from Reese's, and there's even a gluten-free option, too.
These chocolate gift boxes make for sweet gift ideas for anyone on your list. And the ones below are among the best you can find.
1. Assorted Dark, Milk, And White Belgian Chocolates In A Festive Gold Box
You can never have too many choices when it comes to chocolate. This Belgian chocolate box provides an amazing assortment of dark, milk, and white chocolate in an elegant gold box with a bow on top. You'll get 19 chocolate pieces that include favorites like 50 percent dark demitasse, chocolate hazelnut praline, praline crescents, and coconut macaroons covered in dark chocolate. If 19 pieces simply aren't enough to satisfy your taste buds, you can trade up for a 140-piece box (or one of the many sizes in between).
2. An Affordable Variety Of Individually Wrapped European Chocolates
This box of 16 chocolates from Germany includes eight varieties of European chocolate: milk chocolate, marzipan, coffee and cream, hazelnut almond, hazelnut creme, dark mousse, dark creme, and praline creme. Each chocolate is individually wrapped, which is perfect for chocolate lovers who like to take their treats with them on-the-go.
3. An Organic Chocolate Collection With Unique Fruit Flavors
If you're a fan of dark chocolate, fruit, and your morning coffee, then you're in for a treat: this assortment of organic dark chocolates (with 70 percent cacao) features flavors like strawberry, mango, ginger, peppermint, and coffee. The rainbow-colored selection is absolutely beautiful — certainly a departure from your average brown assortment.
4. A Gluten-Free & Kosher Assortment Of Milk And Dark Chocolates
Both gluten-free and kosher, this 24-ounce box of American chocolate includes 60 pieces, all made with real milk or dark chocolate. You'll get an assortment of chocolate with nuts, chewy centers, and (of course) classic cherry-centered chocolates. Made in the USA, this is a classic American box of chocolates that's been around for ages and may inspire major nostalgic feelings.
5. A Beautifully Wrapped Box Of Pistachio Turkish Delight
6. The Best Vegan Chocolates
For those who don't eat animal products (or just prefer to stay away from dairy), these Amore di Mona vegan chocolates make a delicious and thoughtful gift. They're also free from gluten, wheat, soy, and peanuts, and they come in a 24-piece box complete with a bow. Best of all, reviewers say, it's "very high quality chocolate" and they "taste amazing!"
7. An Assortment Of Britain's Most Popular Chocolate Bars
No need to beg your traveling friend to pick up these top-selling British chocolate bars from the airport — this box comes with 10 full-size bars that are among the best you'll find in the UK. Shipped directly from the United Kingdom, you'll get Picnic, Flake, Crunchie, Wispa, Star, Curly Wurly, Double Decker, Dairy Milk, Twirl, and Caramel bars.
8. Individually Wrapped Dark Chocolates With Coffee Hearts From Paris
Even if you buy this dark chocolate box for no other reason than the collectible red tin container (from legendary Parisian restaurant Maxim's), you won't be disappointed in the quality of this French chocolate — especially if you're a coffee enthusiast. Each individually wrapped candy consists of a gourmet dark chocolate with a heart of coffee candy. Each tin comes with 24 to 26 pieces, and it's an especially perfect gift for Francophiles or lovers of all things Parisian.
9. The Ultimate Gift For Peanut Butter Lovers
Chocolate and peanut butter is the killer combination many of us can't get enough of — so naturally, it makes sense to put every incredible Reese's bar together in this one variety pack, which includes 30 pieces of peanut butter chocolate. The pack includes Reese's peanut butter cups, Reese's sticks, peanut butter cups covered in white chocolate, Reese's filled with pieces, Reese's Pieces, and Reese's Big Cups.
10. An Entire Pound Of Belgian Chocolates With Truffle, Praline, And Buttercream Fillings
Spending a little more on this 28-piece assortment of Belgian chocolates will give your loved one plenty of pleasure back in return. Each one-pound package includes buttercreams, truffles, and pralines coated with ivory, milk, and dark chocolate coverings. Plus, it comes pre-wrapped with a beautiful satin bow, so all you have to do is click 'order' and you'll have everything you need for a thoughtful gift.
11. Decadent Swiss Milk Chocolate Truffles With A Crunchy Chocolate Shell
Decadent is the first word that comes to mind when describing these Swiss milk chocolate truffles. The inside is filled with rich, smooth chocolate that melts in your mouth — and the outside is covered by a crunchy chocolate shell. You'll get the benefits of both textures in one delicious treat. And talk about value: this 60-count box will keep your gift recipient high on chocolate for weeks.
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