According to livescience.com chocolate is the most popular sweet treat in the world. So we’re going to go ahead and assume that the majority of the people you know like chocolate. But of those people, only a few are full-on chocolate fiends. We’re talking people who don’t need the security of sliced bread with their nutella, people who don’t take water breaks whilst eating chocolate cake, and people who sniff lines of chocolate powder. If you have a friend/partner/family member who does any of the above, this guide is for you. Except if they actually snort cocoa powder, then what they really need is an intervention.
The Gift That Literally Keeps On Giving
Everyone else is going to be gifting this person things like socks and cookbooks, and whilst they might appreciate those presents, a mini cactus for their WFH ‘desk’ won’t psychologically condition them to love you. A monthly chocolate subscription from you probably will. Key word: probably. Get this chocolate subscription from Notting Hill shop Melt for the chocolate lover that you’re planning on keeping around. It’s basically a monthly reminder of just how great you are, and also to Pavlov the hell out of them.
Not Your Average Box Of Chocolates
Remember that trend when people were making cakes that looked like anything but cake? No, we’re not going to suggest you send someone a gross chicken breast cake, but the Amazing Chocolate Workshop is delivering gift boxes filled with chocolate in the shape of doughnuts, parmesan cheese, and ravioli. You can build your own box with random shaped chocolate, or pick one of their curated boxes depending on whether they’re a football lover, a cigar lover, or into the idea of chocolate teapots.
A Gift For Their (Chocolatey) Soul
Gifts that take people out of their comfort zone are all well and good, but you know what’s even better? Something that puts them in the most comfortable zone possible. And short of massaging their fluffy-socked feet, and tucking them in with a hot water bottle, gifting them a fully-loaded hot chocolate kit might be one of the most comforting things you can do. And Honeywell Biscuit Co. are delivering kits with everything from marshmallows and chocolate, to the mason jar to drink it out of. They’re also delivering emergency chocolate cake kits.
Some Very Merry Brownies
We have it on very good authority that a person who calls themselves a chocolate lover, is at all times craving brownies. It’s just the way of the world. But Christmas time calls for Christmas brownies. We don’t mean brownies with some tinsel on top, no. We’re talking brownies that taste like Christmas. And Copper House Chocolate in Islington is delivering a Christmas brownie box with mince pie and chocolate orange flavoured fudgy brownies.
The Stuff They Ate Growing Up, But Make It Fancy
William Curley’s chocolate shop in Soho has an entire range on its website called Nostalgia which basically means fancy versions of Jaffa Cakes, millionaire short breads, and a coconut bar that’s a royal descendent of the trusty old Bounty. Send your favourite person a box of their hazelnut rochers. And if you’re really smart, you’ll get it for someone who lives with you. Fancy rochers all round.