The Top 10 Best Wine Gift Baskets 2022

When you send a wine gift basket, with shipping you can expect to pay in the neighborhood of $75 – $300+. At those prices don’t fall for the typical wine baskets—you know the ones with two bottles of wine with impressive looking labels that actually retail in the $3 – $7 range, stuffed with “luxury” snack items that are often identical to what you can find in your local grocery. That’s not the impression we want you to make with a gift!

So we dug deeper to search out impressive wine gift baskets—the kind with serious wine that people will actually enjoy drinking rather than regifting to their mail carrier (who deserves far better wine too, by the way!).

You can send these wine gift baskets with confidence!

A quick note when sending wine: the delivery of alcohol requires the signature of someone 21 years or older. Okay, let’s get shopping.

Mel & Rose, Los Angeles, California

Wine Gift Baskets from Mel & Rose in Los Angeles
Have you ever wondered where Hollywood celebs order their wine gift baskets? They keep the Los Angeles wine store Mel & Rose on speed dial.

Whether you are sending a wine gift basket of Napa wines including Opus One, Silver Oak, Cakebread and Duckhorn, or prefer sending a gift basket of champagne, bourbon, scotch, vodka, rum, whiskey and so much more, Mel & Rose is one-stop shopping.

There are so many wine and spirits gift baskets to choose from we are linking you straight to their online catalog.

Be sure to check out the “From Russia with Love” Moscow Mule kit on page 31 (a favorite of Oprah’s no less), or the Glenlivet Manhattan kit that comes complete with 15 year single malt scotch, Luxardo cherry liqueur, maraschino cherries and bitters. Mel & Rose has officially made gift shopping a pleasure! Send a wine gift basket from Mel & Rose.

Wally Wine, Los Angeles, California

Wine Gift Basket with Red and White Wines from Wally's Wine in Los Angeles

“California Classics” wine gift basket, $75 Wally’s Wines, Los Angeles

High quality wine gift baskets from Wally's Wine in Los Angeles

“Class Act” wine gift basket, $85 Wally’s Wines, Los Angeles

Champagne Gift Basket
Roederer Brut Champagne Gift Basket, $100

Wally’s pairs top wines with gourmet treats. Isn’t that exactly what we’re all looking for in an impressive wine gift basket? Consider the “California Classics” Gift Basket ($75.00). It includes:

Wine

  • 2014 Mer Soleil Reserve Chardonnay ($29 retail)
  • 2015 Grayson Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ($9 retail)

Food

  • California Crisps Pineapple Snack Box 1.5oz (thumbs up from us)
  • Marou Ba Ria 76% Dark Chocolate Bar.

Or consider the “Class Act” Wine Gift Basket ($85.00). It includes:

Wine

  • 2014 Educated Guess Cabernet (retail $20.00)
  • 2015 Newton Red Label Chardonnay (retail $17 – $20.00)

Food

  • Peanut Roaster’s Golden Gourmet Peanuts 4oz.
  • Miller’s Element’s Fire Crackers
  • SmashMallow Toasted Coconut Pineapple 4.5oz
  • Fine Cheese Company Rosemary Crackers

And if the occasion calls for a Champagne gift basket, consider the Roederer Brut Basket ($100), or the Icon Basket ($250) which includes a 2004 Dom Perignon and Marou Chocolate Tien Giang 70%. Elegant perfection. Gift giving well done!

Shipping: The website provides an estimate on delivery costs before you put in your credit card information. Remember, Wally’s is located in California. The further east your gift ships, the higher your shipping costs.

Pricing: Wine gift basket prices range from $40 – $20,000.00. No, that last number is not a typo.

Order wine gift baskets online at Wally Wine!

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Winc, Los Angeles, California

Wine Gift Basket from Winc in Chicago

2013 Dime 100 Meritage & Compartés Chocolate, $50

Wine Gift Basket paired with Caramel Corn

Art of Caramel X Dime 100, $50

Enjoy $20 off your first box!

Winc’s Wine Gifts are blessedly unfussy. The modern simplicity of their gift presentation communicates that they trust you to recognize the quality of a well-chosen wine and a thoughtfully selected accompaniment. It’s a gift that knows it’s cool.

Compartés X Dime 100, ($50.00) pairs hand-crafted Compartés dark chocolate Liquid Gold bar (3 oz.), and Smoked Sea Salt bar (3 oz.) with a Bordeaux-style 2013 Dime 100 Reserve Red Blend (Napa Valley), a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Cabernet Sauvignon. This gift brings together bold, balanced flavors and invites you to play.

The Art of Caramel wine gift ($50.00) again pairs the 2013 DIME 100 Meritage blend with four 4 oz. varieties of caramel corn. It is a gift that is determined to expand your perception of what flavors pair with wine. Air-popped popcorn in flavors of Kentucky Bourbon Black Pepper, Vanilla Bean Cocoa Nib, Bananas Foster with Dark Rum and Mayan Chile Chocolate bring out a different side of the wine, and, we’ll bet, you as well.

Wine tasting gift box that includes four bottles of wine

Classic Wine Collection

The Classic Collection ($120) is an exceptional value. It includes a 2016 Salient Chardonnay Carneros, a 2016 Dime Red Blend, a 2017 Finke’s Sparkling White Blend, and a 2016 Diviner Cabernet Sauvignon Santa Barbara. The wine arrives in a handsome black linen gift box. It’s a gift that will delight and impress.

Shipping: Shipping costs begin at $15. Note, Winc is unable to ship to the following states: AK, AL, AR, DE, HI, KY, MS, OK, RI, SD, UT.

Prices: Gifts range from $50.00 – $865.00.

Order wine gift baskets online at Winc!

Winestyr, A Selection of Best Small-Production Wines and Gifts

White Wine Gift Basket - Small Production Wines

The Elegant Duo

Red Wine Gift Basket, Small Production Wines

The Quintessential Red Duo

Let’s give them something to talk about! Winestyr seeks out the best small-production wines in the country. With excellent pricing, beautiful packaging, these make an ideal client gift, thank you, or job-well-done gift.

Shop wine gift baskets at Winestyr.

OneHope, Napa, California

OneHope Red Wine Gift Box

OneHope Red Wine Gift Box, $69

Pinot for Paws Wine Gift Box, $59

Pinot for Paws WOOF! Gift Box, $60

ONEHOPE was founded with a vision to create exceptional products that inspire people to indulge while doing good. The company’s donations have contributed to providing clinical trials for cancer patients, forever homes for shelter animals, 1.1 million meals for children, 33,000 life-saving vaccines, and funds for autism therapy. Now that’s something to raise a glass to!

Consider the ONEHOPE Red Wine Gift Set ($70 and up).

In a clever twist on wine gifting, check out the best-selling ONEHOPE Pinot for Paws Woof! Gift Set. This doggie-centric gift includes a bottle of ONEHOPE Vintner Collection Pinot Noir for the faithful owner, and…

  • A tennis ball
  • Canvas fetch bone
  • A cotton giraffe rope tug
  • Doggie bag holder

Each purchase helps a shelter animal find a forever home. And, yes, of course they have one for cat lovers too!

Shop wine gift baskets at ONEHOPE

Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets, Santa Barbara, California

Santa Barbara Laetitia Brut Cuvee Sparkling Wine Gift Basket

Laetitia Brut Cuvée Gift Basket, $88.95

Summerland Chardonnay Wine Gift Basket

Summerland Chardonnay Wine Gift Basket, $89.00

Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets are Santa Barbara proud. Consider the Laetitia Celebration Basket ($88.95). which includes:

Wine

  • Laetitia Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine (retail $22 – $25)

Food

  • 3 ounces organic Santa Barbara Pistachios
  • Tortilla Brittle
  • Michele’s Tesora organic Chocolate Peanut Treasures
  • Santa Barbara Pop-Corn
  • Sea Salt Caramels
  • California Fruit Crisps (The California Fruit Crisps are thin slices of fruits that are dried to a literal crisp. The process intensifies the flavor and the beauty of the fruit. Delicious!)

The website is a little clunky and you’ll need to scroll down to see a full product description. For some products the description is vague but items can be viewed in the image. Unless it is important, skip the personalized ribbon, a $4.95 charge, which is pre-selected—and can be de-selected—as you add an item to your basket.

Shipping: You can check shipping costs before inputting your credit card information. UPS Ground is available. Because your wine gift basket will be shipping from California, the further east your gift travels, the higher the shipping costs.

Prices: Wine gift basket prices range from $89 – $330.

Let’s shop Santa Barbara Wine Gift Baskets!

Made in Oregon Wine Gifts, Portland, Oregon

Oregon Red Wine Gift Basket

Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon Wine Country Wine Gift Basket, $83.95

Willamette Valley Wine Gift Basket

Willamette Valley Vineyards Beaver State Wine Gift Basket, ($86.95)

Consider the Willamette Valley Vineyards Oregon Wine Country Gift Basket ($83.95 and no sales tax). Here’s what it includes:

Wine

  • Willamette Valley Vineyards Pinot Noir “Whole Cluster” 2015 ($22 retail)

Food

  • Oregon Grapes Dark Chocolate Bar 1.5 oz.
  • Elki Classic Water Crackers 2.2 oz.
  • Euphoria Pinot Noir Wine Truffles 4 pc.
  • Face Rock Creamery Premium Aged Cheddar Cheese 8 oz.
  • Waiters corkscrew
  • Mints Wine County 1 oz.
  • Oregon Growers & Shippers Strawberry Pinot Noir Fruit Spread 12 oz.
  • Pacific Hazelnut Farms Roasted Salted Hazelnuts 4 oz.
  • Portland Creamery Oregon Chevre 4 oz.
  • Tony’s Gourmet Smoked Salmon Pate 3.5 oz.

The wine and cheese gift baskets ship directly from Willamette Valley Vineyards.

Shipping: Before you start shopping on the website a helpful pop-up asks which state you are shipping to so you know shipping alcohol to that state is not a problem. Nice touch! You are also able to get a shipping quote before you input any other information. Again, a welcome feature. UPS Ground is available. You know the drill: the further away from Oregon the gift is shipped, the higher your shipping costs will be.

Prices: Wine gift baskets range from $55 to $250.

Let’s shop Made in Oregon

Want more choices? So do we! Send us your suggestions for wine gift baskets that impress you: DeliciousIdeas@EatGiftLove.com. And let us know your experience if you order from the companies above. We want to make sure your gift-giving dollars are well spent!

The Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts for Chocolate Lovers 2022




The Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts for Chocolate Lovers 2022

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

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

 

 

A note on shipping chocolates: 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 to order online!

We have affiliate relationships with some of the merchants below, and may earn a small commission on qualifying purchases at no additional cost to you.

Vosges Haut Chocolat, Chicago, Illinois

A large round gift box of chocolates from Vosges Chocolates in Chicago

Beautiful, sophisticated, original chocolates from Vosges. Prepare to be amazed.

A large round gift box of chocolate truffles from Vosges Chocolates in Chicago and New York

Gourmet Chocolate Truffles like no other!

Vosges presents their most vibrant chocolate gift collection to date!

Opening a beautifully decorated box of Vosges chocolates is just the start of an entirely unique experience. Prepare to enjoy chocolates as you’ve never experienced them  before.

Vosges’ founder and master chocolatier Katrina Markoff 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 extraordinary as this.

Trust us, a gift of Vosges Chocolates will leave a delicious and 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 Chocolate Gifts, Passion Fruit Ganache Chocolates from LeSaint Chocolates

International Award-Winning Chocolates, Passion Fruit Ganache Bonbons

Assorted Gourmet Chocolates Gift Box from LeSaint French Chocolates

Assorted Gourmet French Chocolates Make an Impressive Gift

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 bonbons 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 $25 and up. The selection is delightful and extensive.

Corporate Gifts: Yes

Order gourmet French chocolate gifts online at LeSaint French Chocolate!

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Fran’s Chocolates, Seattle

Gourmet Dark and Milk Salted Caramel Chocolate Gifts

Chocolates Ready to Welcome Spring

Assorted Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Gift Box, Gourmet Chocolate Gifts from Frans

Fran’s Assorted Chocolate Truffles Gift Box

A Gift Box of Gourmet Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffles and Salted Caramels

Dark and Milk Chocolate Truffle Assortment

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 truffles hand painted Aphrodisiac Collection
Signature MarieBelle Chocolate Ganaches Artfully Arranged
Valentine Chocolates Heart Gift Box

Heart Box of Chocolates Available for Mother’s Day

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 colorful 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.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at Christopher Elbow Chocolates!

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

Hand shaped gourmet chocolate truffles presented in a wooden gift box

Wooden Gift Boxes of Chocolates

LA Burdick Assorted Gourmet Chocolate Gift Boxes of Bon Bons
Assorted Bon Bons Start at $22
Holiday Chocolate Gifts

L.A. Burdick’s Holiday Penguins

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

The Signature Collection $36 | $60

French Broad Custom Chocolate Collection Gift Box

The Buddha Collection $36 | $60

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.

Order gourmet chocolate gifts online at Recchiuti!




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.

Order Gourmet Chocolate Gifts Online at Gearharts Fine Chocolates

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 deliciousideas@eatgiftlove.com.

Salt & Straw Ice Cream

Online Mail Order Ice Cream, Salt & Straw

Salt and Straw’s Almond Brickle with salted caramel ganache

Brace yourself for flavors that will redefine what ice cream can be. How about a scoop of Pear & Blue Cheese or Honey Balsamic Strawberry with Black Pepper, or Arbequina Olive Oil, or maybe Stumptown Coffee & Burnside Bourbon.

Salt & Straw ice cream boasts 17% butterfat (bring it!), and is on the conservative side of sweet which lets the flavors really shine through.

Shown here is Almond Brittle with Salted Ganache. Yeah, I know, try to resist.

Let’s Go Shopping!

Pricing: $65+ You purchase a gift pack of 5. With ice and overnight shipping the cost adds up, but hey, it’s an amazing treat or gift!

Gift Cards: Yes in $10 increments

Locations: Portland, Los Angeles

Take me there! www.saltandstraw.com or human@saltandstraw.com