There are many reasons why chocolate can make the perfect Christmas gift. It’s pretty much guaranteed that with the variety available these days you’ll be able to find something to please everyone, and let’s face it, chocolates are more interesting and tasty than the average gift card.
And if you think about it for a moment, you’ll probably realize that your friend or family member really doesn’t need yet another ugly Christmas sweater or more surplus socks. So if you are stuck for Christmas gift ideas here are 7 compelling reasons to send chocolates.
1. There’s something for everyone
The choice of chocolate available these days is tremendous, so it’s highly likely that you’ll find something to please everyone on your list no matter what their age, chocolate preferences or allergies. Milk, dark, artisan, nut-free, organic, sustainable, diabetic and just plain old cute – it’s all there for the eating.
2. A chocolate gift can be so much more personal than a standardized, impersonal gift voucher
Now that there are all sorts of personalized chocolates out there it is so easy to send a gift that says something about you, or about the person receiving it. It could be something simple like adding their name to either the chocolates or the wrappers, or sending a box of chocolates filled with only the ones you know they love.
Or you could really go to town and add an image you know that they would like to a bar or tablet of chocolate. Heck, these days you can even send them chocolate sculptures, chocolate golf bags (for the golfer who has everything?) and chocolate shoes.
3. There are a Lot of Really Cute Christmas Chocolates Around
One feature of Christmas chocolate is that it can come in the most interesting, if not downright peculiar shapes and sizes. This can really appeal to people who find the idea of eating a likeness of their favorite celebrity, animal or even body part appealing.
If you are sending a gift to a real chocolate lover do be wary of the content of the chocolate you are sending. A lot of the novelty Christmas chocolates are designed for their visual appeal and can have a lower cocoa content than chocolate normally has. This really doesn’t matter if you just want to send these chocolates to Chocolate bouquet give your friend a good laugh, but if they are a chocolate connoisseur you may be better to stick with something more traditional and of higher quality.
4. A Gift That Lasts the Whole Year Round
If you join your friend or family member to a chocolate club or chocolate subscription service which will send chocolates to them every month, they may be thanking you the whole year through. What more could chocolate lovers ask for than a yummy chocolate delivery each and every month.
5. Chocolates make the perfect standby gift.
Have you ever had the experience of having someone unexpectedly buying you a gift and you don’t have one for them! It’s awkward for both parties, if not downright embarrassing. Fortunately having several boxes of well chosen Christmas chocolates at the ready ‘just in case’ can help to avoid incidents like this.
6. The Chocolate Lovers in your Life can’t get Their Favorite Chocolates.
Don’t laugh, it can happen and it can be very serious for the dedicated chocolate lover. I know, I’ve been there. I lived abroad for 7 years and was always tremendously grateful when friends sent me a taste of home in the form of some of the chocolate I just couldn’t get where I was living.
Even if your friends live in another part of the country or state they may well appreciate a gift of chocolates made locally in their own hometown.
7. You may Get a Great Deal
More chocolate is sent at this time of year than any other and there are a lot of great deals out there right now, such as pre-Christmas sales and free shipping. You may even find a 2 for 1 offer and get the chance to send chocolates to yourself too. After all you’ll need them to recover from the stress and strain of all the shopping in the run-up to Christmas.
Christmas chocolates really can make the perfect gift for people of all ages, so if you don’t know what to send, send chocolates.