For You, For Them, For Everyone!
Christmas without chocolates is unthinkable. Chocolates are indulgent and festive. They say thank you or I like you just as well as flowers and they're a lot easier to transport.
Do they last longer than flowers?
That depends on the chocolates (and the person you give them to). But you simply can't go wrong giving chocolates as a gift. If they're good ones, that is!
But they really don't come much better than these, from Hotel Chocolat. Freshly made (did you know that many Christmas chocolates available in the shops are made around Easter time?) from top-quality ingredients, they look and smell simply divine. And as for the taste ... judge for yourself.
So below I've selected a few of my favourites for you to check out.
I can always find plenty of uses for chocolates during the Christmas season (and at any other time of the year), and so my selection ranges from Chocolate Decorations, through a number of please-almost-anyone Chocolate Fun Gifts to small or large Thank you gifts.
And then, there's a really outstanding Christmas gift for the person you truly love the most ..... Chocolate that lasts, and lasts ... and lasts, and that reminds that very special person of you month after month after month.
So settle back, lick your lips in anticipation and browse this delicious selection of chocolates. After all, you're not wasting your time ... you're busy doing your Christmas shopping!
So on with the hard work of choosing some gifts. First up are ...
Chocolate DecorationsMany Christmas decorations only come out of the box once a year. So why not try the chocolate variety and save space in the attic?
|Ultimate Advent Calendar|
For many of us - and not just the little ones - Christmas is not Christmas without a chocolate-filled Advent Calendar, a tasty countdown to the big day. And this one is a truly adult affair that captures the excitement of childhood Christmases but in seriously good, grown-up chocolate. Beautifully cast into exclusive Christmas figures from hand drawn designs.
Christmas tree decorations
|Christmas Tree Decorations|
You cannot accuse the Hotel Chocolat crowd in being sloppy in their preparations. They've simply thought of everything - even the decorations for your tree.
There's nothing quite like the inviting scent of a living Christmas tree. So why not complement it with something just as alluring? Inside each of these smart tree decorations is a bite-sized delicacy cast in caramel chocolate, 40% milk chocolate, praline & chocolate and 74% dark chocolate just waiting to be nibbled.
Chocolate Fun Gifts
Chocolate fun gifts come in handy all through the season: a quick thank-you to a neighbour, a smile for a friend or lover, little gifts for friends showing up unexpectedly, the office party grab bag or just to sit down and unwind for a minute amidst the hectic preparations. All equally tasty and bound to bring a smile to anyone's face.
|Chilli Penguins||Heart Licks - the ultimate in Lollies||Best Dressed Snowman|
Say a little Thank YouNothing shows your Christmas spirit more than a little thank you to people who have helped you throughout the year. Send them a slab of chocolate - or a sleekster box - and you'll be remembered long after the chocolate is gone.
|Carry Me Home is a wonderful selection of chocolate slabs. Top-quality chocolate, simply poured into a slab. And packaged to look stylish. This box makes a great present!|
|Christmas Sleekster Box are the calling cards of the chocolate world. They look stunning from the outside, and when you open them ... oh boy! Come on, find somebody to send one to.|
Does exactly what it says on the box. And the chocolates are ace.
For those you love the most ...For me, this is the Christmas present that takes the biscuit, the ultimate for any chocolate lover: membership of the Chocolate Tasting Club! There is no more certain way to show your appreciation or stay in your favourite person's mind.
They're reminded of you every time one of the sleek tasting boxes drops through the letter box. They're reminded of you every time they try one of the beautifully crafted, delicious chocolates. And they'll remember you for month after month.
This is a truly great gift! (And I do know what I'm talking about. We've been members of the Chocolate Tasting Club for almost 7 years now ...) Choose gift memberships from 1 month to 5 years to suit your recipient. And if you're not there to watch their eyes light up, you can certainly expect a phone call!
|Tasting Club Gift Membership - 3 Months||Tasting Club Gift Membership - 1 Month|
|Tasting Club Gift Membership - 6 Months||Tasting Club Gift Membership - 5 Years||Tasting Club Gift Membership - 1 Year|
So there you have it ... my Christmas survival kit. Where would the world be coming to without chocolates? Treat yourself and treat your friends and family. I guarantee that you won't be disappointed.
Have a wonderful Christmas!
Or check out these pages for more ideas, recipes and information:
- Christmas Food
- Recipes for tasty mincemeat
- Mince Pies
- Mulled Wine
- Cumberland sauce - excellent with cold meats
- Chocolate Yule log - useful alternative to Christmas Cake
- Cadbury Chocolate Christmas Gifts - English chocolate at its best!