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Christmas Gift Ideas for Chocolate Lovers

Dark nights and Strictly Come Dancing back on our television screens mean only one thing: Christmas is on its way. Indeed, we may only be in October, but before you know it, you’ll be singing along to Jingle Bell Rock and eating mince pies, so preparing in advance and stocking up on gifts for your friends and family makes sense. That’s where we come in to help.

If you’ve got a chocolate lover in your family, finding a unique gift can be tough. Sure, you can head to your local supermarket to find them some milk chocolates, but what about something a little more exciting? In this post, we’ve rounded up five Christmas gift ideas for chocoholics.

A trip to the chocolate factory

Unfortunately, Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory isn’t open for business, but there are some real chocolate experiences dotted across the UK. The Chocolate Box Hotel in Bournemouth, for example, is a chocolate-themed hotel, with all rooms decorated in chocolatey browns. As tempting as the wallpaper and bedding may look, real chocolate is provided to satiate cravings.

The York Chocolate Story, on the other hand, offers a two-hour experience, where you can see how cocoa is transformed from a bean to a bar, unwrap some of the secrets behind brands like KitKat, and watch chocolatiers create delicious confectionaries. The best part? You get samples!

That’s without mentioning the obvious: Cadbury World. Now one of the UK’s most popular family attractions, Cadbury World is a self-guided exhibition tour, jam-packed with video presentations, displays and activities, staff demonstrations, the Cadabra ride and much more, including some freebies along the way. Perfect for the whole family, you can book your tickets in advance.

Chocolate soap

Chocolate isn’t just for eating. If you're looking for a unique gift for a chocoholic, a bar of soap could be an option. Made with olive oil, coconut and cocoa butter, these soaps can be picked up from high street retailers like The Body Shop, as well as from independent cosmetics brands. If you’re on a budget or you’re into your crafts, you could even create your own chocolate soap - all you need is some soap base, cocoa powder, chocolate fragrance oil and vegetable glycerin. It’s great fun and adds a personal touch to your Christmas gift. You can see the recipe here.

A luxury chocolate box from Confectionaire

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a box of delicious chocolates - and what better place to buy them from than right here at Confectionaire?! We’ve just launched our new Christmas collection, which includes a Sharing and Caring box that’s packed with festive treats, such as clementine jellybeans, mini candy canes, peppermint humbugs, crunchy cinder toffee, some fizzy prosecco jellies and, of course, white chocolate stars. Our Festive Indulgent Collection, on the other hand, includes a coffee chocolate snowflake, a chocolate Christmas pudding, dark chocolate cranberries and much more. They’re the ultimate in indulgent gifts, and here for a limited time only. Order now to reserve your Christmas box if you want to avoid disappointment.

Vouchers for a chocolate spa session

We all love a good pampering from time to time, but how about a chocolate pamper? Yep, that’s right - spas are now offering chocolate-inspired beauty treatments and spa experiences, perfect for chocolate lovers. One spa in Jersey offers a Chocolate Rasul Experience, inviting guests to relax in their own private chamber, where they’ll have chocolate smothered all over their bodies before they’re steamed to open up pores and rejuvenate skin. Savana Urban Spa in London, on the other hand, offers a chocolate manicure, which starts with a “warm milk soak” before a hot vanilla and brown sugar scrub. Finally, they add a warm cocoa butter masque to hydrate your nails and fingers and give you a cup of delicious hot cocoa to boot. Facials are also on offer.

A chocolate making class

Give your loved one a gift they’ll cherish forever - an afternoon at a chocolate class. Workshops are dotted around the country, inviting wannabe chocolatiers to put their passion to the test. You can book a single class or a week-long course, where they’ll master their chocolate-making skills and bring home delicious treats at the end of every session. Perfect for amateur bakers and chocolate fans and those who want to take their hobby a little more seriously, classes are a great introduction to the art of chocolate, where confectionary experts will share their secrets.

Purchasing Christmas gifts in advance makes sense. If you’re looking to buy chocolate from Confectionaire, pre-ordering ensures you won’t be left disappointed. Click here to get in touch with the team if you’d like to find out more about our products, and have a very Merry Christmas!

Rebecca Wilkinson-White