The Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts for Chocolate Lovers 2021

Updated March 2021

When you shop for gourmet chocolate gifts for a true chocolate lover, we want your lucky recipient to be in awe— to open a gift from you and their first question to be “Where did you find these, and where can I get more?” So we searched for out-of-the-ordinary gourmet chocolates made by the best and most original chocolatiers in the country.

These unique chocolate gift boxes range in styles from elegant to whimsical. Each are designed to surprise and delight.

A note on shipping: Fine chocolates are delicate. The hotter months of May through October mean shipping will require ice packs and insulated packing which can add to the shipping costs. The winter months of November through April often have great shipping deals. Okay, here is our ever-growing list of best chocolate gifts!

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Reminder: Easter is Sunday April 4, 2021

Vosges Haut Chocolat, Chicago, Illinois

Gift Box of Gourmet Chocolate Truffles from Vosges
Beautiful, memorable, delicious chocolates from Vosges. Prepare to be amazed.
From $34
Vosges Assorted Chocolate Truffle Gift Box
Gourmet Truffles & Bonbons Celebrate the Arrival of Spring 2021

Vosges celebrates Spring 2021 with the most vibrant chocolate collection to date!

If ever there was a Spring to celebrate, the Spring of 2021 is it! Chocolatier Katrina Markoff kicks off the celebration with the most gorgeous gourmet truffles and bonbons fit for a god/dess. Budding flowers, fruits and roots meld with chocolate bringing the sweet tastes of a long-awaited spring.

Katrina Markoff is a master chocolatier and founder of Vosges Haut Chocolat. Had her talents with chocolate been experienced a few centuries ago, those suspicious of the extraordinary flavors she creates may have labeled her a sorceress. Today we describe her talent as that of an alchemist. Chocolate is her medium to inspire, surprise, enlighten and enchant.

Katrina marries chocolate with flavors so original—bright Japanese yuzu citrus, earthy reishi mushroom, sly English botanical gin—that like us, we predict you will fall silent as you tease out the flavors as they reveal themselves moment-by-moment on your tongue.  One reviewer described being both delighted and oddly melancholy after sampling the limited edition “Healer Collection.” Melancholy, he explained, because as a life-long chocolate lover he had gone too long not knowing the experience of chocolate could be as revelatory as this.

Trust us, a gift of Vosges Chocolates always leaves an indelible impression.

Shipping: Some of the best we’ve seen: Free ground shipping on orders $50+. Free second-day shipping on orders 80+.

Prices: Beautiful chocolate gifts begin at $12. Impressive truffle collections begin under $25 and up. Explore their gifts by Zodiac sign at $38 and up.

Corporate Gifts: Yes

Order gourmet chocolates and truffle gifts online at Vosges Haut Chocolat! 15% off your first purchase

French Broad Custom Chocolate Collection Gift Box
Gourmet Red Hawaiian Sea Salt Caramels, $12

LeSaint French Chocolate, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Award-Winning chocolates
Internationally Award-Winning Passionfruit Ganache Bonbons.
Caramel Filled Chocolates
Hand-Painted Dark Chocolate Calvados Caramel Bonbons

Like shopping at a Paris chocolaterie

International award-winning chocolatier Stephane Lesaint creates French chocolates so authentique it is as if he has captured the experience of Paris in a box. Lesaint creates sleek, hand-crafted bonbon de chocolat— filled chocolates—made with the finest ingredients that result in a vibrant visual and flavor experience.

The LeSaint website is designed to make you feel as if you are peering through the sparkling glass display cases of a Paris chocolaterie. We highly recommend the beautiful hand-painted Bonbon collections. You’ll be charmed by the Calvados Caramel Bonbons filled with chocolate-blended caramel and French apple brandy. Do not miss the international award-winning Passionfruit Ganache Bonbon, an intense taste experience that will be memorable and craved again and again.  Plan to spend time exploring the truffles, caramels, mendiants (disks of chocolate garnished with nuts and dried fruits), brittles, barks and more. 

Your chocolates will arrive in a chocolate-brown gift box which opens to a gold, mirror-finished interior that serves as an exciting declaration of the luxury and pleasures enclosed.

Shipping: Shipping via USPS First, Priority and Express. Overnight shipping on request.

Prices: Impressive gifts begin at $20 and up. The selection is delightful and extensive.

Corporate Gifts: Yes

Order gourmet French chocolate gifts online at LeSaint French Chocolate!

Fran’s Chocolates, Seattle

 Gourmet Chocolate salted caramels from Fran's Chocolates
Gourmet Salted Caramels, from $16
Gourmet Dark and Milk Salted Caramel Chocolate Gifts
Fran’s Dark and Milk Chocolate Salted Caramels start at $15
A Gift Box of Gourmet Dark and Milk Truffles and Salted Caramels
Exotic Truffle Collection & Assorted Chocolates, $80
The experience of the quality of Fran’s chocolates begins from the moment you receive your gift. Picture an elegant box of chocolates, tied with a lush bow. Already you know what’s inside is special. Fran’s Chocolates have made the list of foodies’ favorites for decades. Founded by Fran Bigelow some 30 years ago, she was one of the early master chocolatiers who contributed to the artisan chocolate renaissance in the US.

Choose from a selection of assorted chocolates, or stick with the legendary gourmet salted caramels. Each buttery soft caramel has a delicate sprinkling of sea salt glistening like crushed diamonds across their surface (from $15.50 and up). Taste just one of these award-winning caramels and we predict you won’t be able to stop. In fact the internet is full of comments from Fran’s salted caramel fans that describe the best way to eat them. Some insist they should be eaten “upside down” so the salted tops hit the tongue first. And passionate opinions abound as to which of Fran’s chocolates should be tried next–the truffles? The chocolate-covered fruits and nuts? the Gold Bars? It doesn’t matter what you choose, you can’t go wrong.

The gift presentation is elegant and impressive. A word to the wise: if you have any sense, you’ll be sure to send a box to yourself when you are placing your gift orders for others.

Shipping: Shipping begins at $12

Pricing: Pricing begins at $15.50 and up.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at Fran’s Chocolates!

Mariebelle Chocolates, New York, New York

A Gift Box of French Broad's Chocolate Aphrodisiac Collection
Signature MarieBelle Chocolate Ganaches Artfully Arranged
French Broad Custom Chocolate Collection Gift Box
New York Themed Gift Box of Chocolates
Mariebelle New York is known for gorgeous signature ganaches in flavors that include Passion Fruit, Milk Chocolate, Dark Chocolate, Espresso, Caramel Salt, Pistachio, Wild Berry, Toffee, Dulce Leche and other flavors that strike Mariebelle’s fancy. Made with the finest single-origin chocolate, wrapped in an elegant Mariebelle blue box, this makes a delightful and memorable gift, as beautiful as it is delicious.

Shipping: Flat rate ground shipping $12

Prices: Collections range from 9 pieces ($30.00), 16 pieces ($48.00), 36 pieces ($97.00).

Order gourmet chocolates and truffle gifts online at Mariebelle’s New York!

Christopher Elbow Artisanal Chocolates, Kansas City & San Francisco

Gourmet Chocolate Gift Box from Christopher Elbow Chocolates
Dazzling Christopher Elbow Assorted Chocolates
Open the lid of a chocolate gift box by Christopher Elbow and the celebration has begun. These jewel-like chocolate truffles will send you into the most delightful decision-fatigue as you try to decide which shape, which color to try first. None will disappoint.

We were so fascinated to find chocolates colored and swirled with the joyful abandon of a kid let loose with a box of crayons that we researched further. The video on the Christopher Elbow site helps explain the magic behind these brightly painted chocolates.

Fans also rave about CE’s milk and dark chocolate pecan caramels and drinking chocolate in flavors of Peppermint, Venezuelan Spice and Mocha.

Shipping is via Fed Ex: Ground starts at $8.95, 2-day: $16.95, Next-day: $29.95.

Maggie Louise Gourmet Chocolate Gifts, Austin, Texas

Whimsical Gourmet Chocolate Gifts by Maggie Louise Confections

Maggie Louise Gourmet Chocolate Gifts, Austin, Texas

Maggie Louise Confections in Austin, Texas has reinvented the classic chocolate sampler box with color, personality and laugh-out-loud creativity. Some say these whimsical hand painted chocolates are too pretty to eat, but there’s no way you’ll be able to resist.

Under the creative direction of Le Cordon Bleu trained founder Maggie Callahan, the collection is designed seasonally and takes cues from the fashion and entertaining worlds to create a collection that feels fresh, fun and is guaranteed to delight. If you want to send a “jewel” of a gift to your favorite chocolate lover, Maggie has you covered.

Shop Maggie Louise hand-painted gourmet chocolate gifts!

L.A. Burdick Chocolates, Boston, Cambridge, Walpole, New York

Gourmet Chocolate Easter Basket Gift
Exquisite Easter Chocolates
LA Burdick Assorted Gourmet Chocolate Gift Boxes of Bon Bons
Assorted Bon Bons Start at $22
L.A. Burdick's Famous Chocolate Mice
L.A. Burdick’s Holiday Mice
L.A. Burdick’s chocolates are created with founder Larry Burdick’s vision to “combine Swiss know-how, French gastronomic thoughtfulness, and American imagination.” Mission accomplished.

Famous for their chocolate bonbons that are cut and shaped by hand daily, each bite-sized piece is conceived to be a flavor so unique that once you experience them, you will never purchase mass-market “luxury” chocolates again.

Imagine tasting Brazilia, a dark chocolate ganache with flavors of espresso, a touch of kirsch and anise seed. Or the Macallan whose ingredients include a 12-year-old Macallan whisky added to a two-layer interior of dark ganache and pistachio marzipan. Want more? Explore more flavors here.

Feeling whimsical? Their gift box of signature chocolate mice and seasonal snowmen and penguins are a favorite as well.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online from L.A. Burdick!

Jacques Torres Gourmet Chocolates, New York, New York

Premium Assorted Jacques Torres Gourmet Chocolates, 25 pc $45
Fondly referred to as Mr. Chocolate, Jacques Torres has a deep affinity and love for chocolate. He opened “Jacques Torres Chocolate,” his first chocolate store and factory in 2000, in the DUMBO neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. His chocolate became an instant success attracting fans from all over the country. Today he has 7 retail locations throughout New York City to keep up with customer demand.

Jacques prides himself on specializing in fresh, handcrafted chocolates using premium ingredients free of preservatives and artificial flavors. From sourcing the perfect cacao beans to techniques steeped in tradition, Jacques combines genuine passion with handcrafted mastery to produce purely delicious, real chocolate. His motto is “Real is my promise to you.”

Shipping: Via FedEx. Weight and distance determines pricing, but watch for promotional shipping deals on major holidays.

Prices: Gifts begin at $15. Gorgeous gourmet chocolate assortments start at $24 and up.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at Jacques Torres Gourmet Chocolates Amazon storefront. Or visit the Jacques Torres website.

Neuhaus Belgian Chocolates, New York, New York

Assorted Neuhaus Belgian Gourmet Chocolates
When you order Neuhaus Chocolates, you will enjoy the same Belgian chocolate truffles, pralines, ganaches, and specialties found in their original boutique on the Galerie de la Reine in Brussels.

Since 1857, Neuhaus has been the premier creator of luxury Belgian chocolate. From the time when Jean Neuhaus, Jr. invented the Belgian chocolate praline in 1912, they have used the same original recipes, artisan techniques, and premium ingredients to create their gourmet chocolates. They use only the grand crus from the finest sources, such as cocoa beans from Peru and Java, and almonds from California and Portugal.

Made from the best non-GMO ingredients, you can shop Neuhaus Gourmet Belgian Chocolates online or find a lovely selection of chocolate gift boxes on the Neuhaus Chocolate Storefront on Amazon.

Prices: Chocolate gifts begin at $15. Gorgeous gourmet chocolate assortments start at $24 and up.

French Broad Chocolates, Asheville, North Carolina

A Gift Box of Assorted Chocolates
A Chocolate Gift Box of Assorted Chocolates 12 pc, $35
French Broad Custom Chocolate Collection Gift Box
French Broad, Choose Your Chocolate Selection, 12 pc, $29.95
The story of how the husband and wife team, Dan and Jael Rattigan, began their lives together to eventually become self-ordained “chocolate missionaries” is, like most good stories, both utterly simple and a bit complicated. You can read their unlikely, and inspiring story here, while we fast-forward to what’s in it for you: amazing artisan chocolates from Dan’s and Jael’s current endeavor, the French Broad Chocolate Lounge, now rated on Trip Advisor as a top destination in Asheville, North Carolina.

The chocolates from French Broad reflect their founders’ sensibilities. Serious attention is paid to the quality of chocolate that enrobes whimsical gourmet truffle flavors that include Strawberries and Bubbly, Lemon and Pink Peppercorn Truffle, Pomegranate and Spicy Ginger, and many more.

What we fell in love with was the option to choose the Custom Collection (starts at $17 for 6 pieces), which gives you the opportunity to completely customize the flavors in your box of chocolates. Good luck trying to narrow it down from the 26 tempting choices.

Shipping: Flat rate shipping of $6. That’s a deal!

Prices: The Truffle and Caramel Gift Collections range from 6 pieces ($17.00), 12 pieces ($32.00), 24 pieces ($60.00).

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at French Broad Chocolates!

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Recchiuti Chocolate Confections, San Francisco

A Gift Box of Truffles to Pair with Red Wine
Red Wine Pairing Collection, 9pc, $28
Chocolate Truffles Whiskey Pairing Collection
Whiskey Pairing Collection, 9pc, $28
Since 1997, Michael Recchiuti has been handcrafting chocolate confections in San Francisco and time after time he has been named one of the best chocolatiers in the San Francisco Bay area. His chocolates consistently land on the “best of” lists across the country.

Made by hand, Recchiuti Confections still sources local California farmers’ markets for bundles of fresh herbs like lavender and lemon verbena to create their signature gourmet truffle infusions. Single-origin chocolates are blended together to create complex tasting experiences.

Consider the Red Wine Pairing Collection, $26 or the Whiskey Pairing Collection, $26.

Shipping: You can get a shipping quote before inputting your credit card information. Fed-Ex second day starts at $15.

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Ragged Coast Chocolates, Portland, Maine

A Gift Box of Farm Market Inspired Chocolates
Farm Market Collection, $22 and up
Chocolate Gift Box from Maine
Assorted Milk & Dark Chocolate Truffles. 8 for $17
Black Dinah Assorted Chocolate Truffles
Assorted Truffles
The chocolatiers At Ragged Coast Chocolates focus on making truffles with fillings made from fresh cream, organic herbs, flowers, fruits, coffees, teas and whole spices. These original confections are then hand-dipped in the very best organic, fairly-traded Venezuelan, Belgian and rare Peruvian chocolate. Whenever possible, ingredients are sourced from local Maine farmers and producers.

Founders and husband and wife team, Kate and Steve, take inspiration from seasonal produce, and it shows in their Pear and Champagne truffles that are almost too pretty to eat.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at Ragged Coast Chocolates in Maine!

Gearharts Fine Chocolates, Charlottesville, Virginia

Handmade Gourmet Chocolates, 16 pc $34
When Tim Gearhart started Gearharts Fine Chocolates in 2001, artisan chocolate was a rarity in the United States. Tim brought a global vision of fine chocolate making, gleaned from years of experience in professional kitchens, to his Charlottesville shop.

Gearharts’ signature line of chocolates feature 16 flavors that surprise and delight, including Pistachio Toffee Orange, Michigan Cherry and Tequila Lime. Their most popular 16 piece assortment is $34. Beautiful!

Pricing: Bars and confections begin at $9. Classic gourmet chocolate assortments begin at $34.

Shipping: Flat rate $10 shipping nationwide.

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My Sweet, Brooklyn, New York

Brazilian-Style Truffles
Medium Gift Box, 15 Pieces, $34
A rich, chocolate-brown gift box hints at the chocolates inside
We’ll let you call these “Brazilian Truffles,” but Brigadeiro (Bree-gah-day-ro) are Brazil’s version of this favorite sweet. Adapted from her grandmother’s recipe, Paula Barbosa continues to make these delicious treats with condensed milk, cocoa, butter and other fine, organic ingredients.

The cooking process is slow until the ingredients reach the right velvety consistency. They are then hand-rolled into chocolate sprinkles or nuts. Flavors include intense chocolate, ginger with white chocolate, coffee cardamom and, oh, so many more.

We found these chocolates are very sweet. We include them because we appreciate not everyone is looking for a dark chocolate experience, and these offer a taste of home for those who love Brazilian treats.

Shipping: My Sweet is located in New York so the further west the product ships the higher your shipping costs. You are able to check shipping before giving your credit card information. We tested the shipping rates on the popular 30 piece box ($66) and 1-day shipping in New York came to $16. 2-day shipping to Los Angeles cost $25.90.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at My Sweet!

Tell us your favorites! We are always adding new finds to our chocolates list, and we welcome your suggestions. Share your favorite gourmet chocolate source by emailing us at [email protected].