The gift of chocolate is one of the best, tried-and-tested ways to impress a wide variety of different audiences – perfect for every occasion. Here at Chateau Rouge, we specialise in fantastic gifts for foodies, so here’s our guide to unleashing your inner chocoholic in search of the ideal present for that special someone…
Quality chocolate speaks for itself, and with the addition of luxe packaging and presentation, a chocolate-themed gift can be just the ticket! Plenty of high-end chocolate brands put a great deal of effort into ensuring their chocolate is beautifully presented for an upscale market, so opting for something in this category is a certain way to appeal to even the most discerning chocolate lover.
Consider going for something a little out of the ordinary, such as the gift of chocolate with a favourite wine or liquor. Prosecco and chocolate gifts are all the rage at the moment, as are dark chocolate gifts which create a more unconventional taste profile for chocolate fans to enjoy, as well as lots of luxurious flair.
The ideal novelty chocolate gift will be sure to amuse and entertain without compromising on taste. Quality is paramount, so be sure to do plenty of research before settling on your choice!
Lots of novelty chocolate gifts are available, and they make great gifts for co-workers or close friends – particular for birthdays or informal gatherings. When selecting yours, look for a trusted brand and check the variety of chocolate suits your intended recipient as much as the novelty aspect itself – this will ensure a gift which is gratefully received and enjoyed, and not just for it’s novelty value!
Think in terms of chocolate-adorned decorations and ‘trees’, chocolates which spell out the recipient’s name, and chocolate shaped in fun novelty shapes. You will also find lots of novelty sweet treats with an added retro edge, and these can be fantastic gifts for appealing to a sense of nostalgia.
Some large department stores and smaller specialist outlets have plenty of embellished and artfully packaged chocolates which are also delicious.
For chocoholics, Christmas is one of the most exciting times of the year! There’s plenty of unusual chocolate gifts in store, and it seems that almost everywhere you look from Autumn onwards, you can find a chocolate-themed surprise with a special Christmas edge!
Christmas chocolate gifts tend to focus on either extreme decoration or keeping you cosy during the colder months of the year. Think in terms of hot chocolate Christmas gifts or chocolates shaped in Christmas-themed shapes, such as Christmas trees or snowmen.
There are some delightful white chocolate gifts which are around at this time of year, adding an extra gleam to your chocolate gift giving and making the most of the festive season.
For real traditionalists, you could invest in a stunning chocolate advent calendar and present this at the start of December – ensuring your chocolate Christmas gift will last right through the month.
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Staying warm and snug is a major preoccupation as the nights draw in and the days get shorter – so what better way to show you care than with some delicious hot chocolate?
There are a few great methods to consider when you need to ensure this present is even more special, including checking for the highest quality hot chocolate available, and making sure you gift your hot chocolate in beautiful packaging.
In addition, you might like to try giving some hot chocolate with a twist, such as unexpected flavours added into the mix!
At Chateau Rouge, we have a selection of the world’s finest hot chocolate – perfect for real chocoholics to enjoy on a chilly winter evening. Our varieties include everything from delicious white chocolate drinking chocolate, to drinking chocolate with 70% cocoa for a uniquely rich taste, and even a sumptuous combination of sea salt and caramel added into the mixture.
For the finishing touch, they are all presented in a stunning decorative tin.
For the perfect gift for co-workers and corporate events, look no further than choosing chocolate! There are many great benefits to this strategy – there are very few people who will turn down the gift of chocolate, making it a great one-size-fits-all approach to gift giving, particularly when you are unsure of the recipient’s own preferences.
To appeal to dietary constraints, you could even opt for a diabetic or vegan chocolate – available in a wide variety of different flavours and beautiful varieties, showing that these factors needn’t prevent you from still getting a chocolate-centric gift for a corporate audience.
Chocolate is also a great way to congratulate your workforce for doing a great job – and can really help to bring people together.
As you can see, there’s plenty of options out there for chocolate fans to choose from – so how do you make sure you get the right chocolate gift?
When diving into a world of chocolate for your next gift-giving venture, be bold – it shows you’ve really put a lot of effort into your choice.
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