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Fine Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays (Part 1)

The Make Mine Fine website has made it easier than ever to find the perfect holiday chocolate gift for someone special in your life. Chocolate gifts can enhance any of the upcoming holidays:   

  • November 26: Thanksgiving (United States)
  • December 8: Bodhi – Day of Enlightenment (Bhudhist)  
  • December 10 – December 18: Hanukkah (Jewish)
  • December 25: Christmas (Christian)
  • December 21 – 25: Pancha Ganapati (Hindu) 
  • December 26 – January 1: Kwanzaa (Pan-African festival)
  • January 1: New Year’s Day 

Ordering fine chocolate from Make Mine Fine helps to support artisan chocolate makers and farming communities who grow cocoa responsibly in the tropics. 

Are you looking for gluten free or sugar free chocolate? Perhaps you are interested to find some great new chocolate recipes. Our new search feature allows you to easily find any of these specialty items. Simply go to the homepage, scroll down to “Select Category,” and choose what you are looking for.  

Here is my list of chocolate gift ideas and classes for the holidays. (And also check out our other chocolate gift guides.)

Luxx Chocolat 
(New Jersey)

Voted one of the best chocolatiers and confectioners in America for the past five years, Luxx Chocolat offers great chocolate, special events planning, pairings and tastings, and classes.

Luxx Chocolat chocolates with gift packaging and ribbon
Luxx Chocolat November 2020 collection

Marzipan trees from Lake Champlain Chocolates

Lake Champlain Chocolates 

It is hard to resist the holiday selection boxes or the marizipan trees that are specially made in Vermont. Lake Champlain Chocolates’ handcrafted chocolates capture the essence of Vermont, the tradition of craftsmanship, over 35 years of expertise, and passion for quality, in all of their products.

Amore di Mona (Kentucky)

Amore di Mona’s luxury gift boxes are hand packaged with gold foil, ribbons, seasonal embellishments and French aladine sax seals. They evoke old world sophistication, while satisfying modern desire.  

Mignardise Collection from Amore di Mona

Traditional Drinking Chocolate from Dancing Lion Chocolate

Dancing Lion Chocolate 
(New Hampshire)

Dancing Lion Chocolate sources their chocolate from small farms and artisan chocolate makers globally. Everything is made from scratch at their shop in historic Manchester, NH. Dancing Lion has received numerous international awards.  

Caputo’s Market and Deli (Utah)

Check out Caputo’s holiday offerings. They include private online tasting classes featuring chocolate, cheese, and regional specialties. You may also be interested in Caputo’s Party Kits, ideal for a virtual party. Each kit includes party boxes filled with cheese, chocolate, and salami sent to each attendee’s door, plus Caputo’s emcee over a Zoom web meeting to lead the event with trivia and games. They also have beautiful gift collections, perfect for the holiday season.  

Caputo’s Party Kit

The Chocolate Enthusiast 

Located high in the mountains of Colorado, the Chocolate Enthusiast offers customers a delightful selection of craft chocolate from around the world. Services include tasting experiences, pairings, and education. 

Dandelion Chocolate 

Dandelion Small Batch Chocolate offers some wonderful chocolate gift sets and online tasting courses. You may also find their recent blog on drinking chocolate of particular interest as we enter the winter season.

G√Ęteau Basque from Dandelion Chocolate

Specialty chocolates from Xocolla Chocolate

Xocolla Chocolate (Texas) 

Xocolla is featuring white chocolate and “Matcha” green tea bars for the holidays. They also have a variety of single origin bars from Latin America as well as Madagascar.  

indi Chocolate 

There are many great gift ideas offered by indi Chocolates, including truffle boxes, single origin bars, and dark chocolate with dried cherries. These items will bring holiday cheer for your family and friends.

Variety box of 25 chocolate truffles from indi Chocolates

Driftless Indulgence 20-piece Bonbon/Truffle Assortment

Driftless Chocolates 

You will not want to miss the new truffle offerings from Driftless Chocolates. Many of the truffles have a special color scheme that can be matched to your favorite holiday.  

By Bill Guyton

Bill Guyton is the Executive Director of the Fine Chocolate Industry Association.