Updated August 15, 2020 by Allean Phelps

The 10 Best Chocolate Gift Boxes

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This wiki has been updated 10 times since it was first published in July of 2020. Buying chocolate gift boxes can be tricky. Pictures may look appealing, but they can be deceiving, and a high price doesn't necessarily mean one brand is better than the other. And tastes vary from person to person. With this in mind, we rounded up something for everyone. From sugar-free choices to bourbon-infused bonbons, these options impress in both presentation and taste. When users buy our independently chosen editorial recommendations, we may earn commissions to help fund the Wiki.

1. Godiva Chocolatier Ballotin

2. Fames Chocolates Seventh Heaven

3. Fannie May Pixies

Editor's Notes

August 11, 2020:

When buying boxed chocolates, it's important to keep the recipient's taste in mind. Have you observed them eating white, milk, or dark chocolate? If not, ask someone close to them to give you a list of their favorites, and purchase accordingly. Some people like to try new flavors, so any of the selections on this list is a safe bet. Whatever the choice, you need to time the purchase just right. Part of making a great presentation is having the gift delivered (whether in person or by mail) on the recipient's special day.

Unfortunately, some brands had a few complaints about the contents of the gift box melting. Even Fannie May Pixies received criticism, and the company packs the candy with ice inside a styrofoam cooler. Also, the outside of the box is marked perishable in bold print. But for reasons that will be discussed shortly, a package may arrive with melted chocolates inside. That is true whether the chocolate ships from a third party seller or directly from a chocolatier such as Golden State Fruit Love Berries.

The best time to order chocolate is between Monday and Thursday. If you order on a Friday, the company may make the candy, pack it, and ship it. But if the shipment is not marked priority, the freight company may let it sit in a hot warehouse or truck for a couple of days, if the carrier doesn't deliver on weekends. Some brands like Andy Anand Sugar Free Cashews ship via 2-3 day air when the temperature rises, and offer a warm weather guarantee.

The good news is that most chocolate gift boxes received high marks for taste. Just remember to check 'This is a gift' at checkout and write a note to the recipient if the option is available.

Special Honors

EHChocolatier Luxury Gift Box The EHChocolatier Luxury Gift Box is available in a 6-piece or 12-piece assortment. They are beautifully packaged in a black box and tied with a gray ribbon. Choices include pecan clusters, crispy milk bars, and brown butter toffee. ehchocolatier.com

4. Bonnie and Pop

5. Woodford Reserve Bourbon Balls

6. Andy Anand Sugar Free Cashews

7. Hazel and Creme Pretzel Sticks

8. Trader Joe's Passport Set

9. Oh Nuts Biscotti

10. Golden State Fruit Love Berries

Allean Phelps
Last updated on August 15, 2020 by Allean Phelps

Allean Phelps is a B2B and B2C copywriter with a bachelor’s degree in media communications. Her career has included stints as a journalist, PR guru, marketing specialist, and ghostwriter. When she’s not writing copy, you’ll find her working on DIY projects or looking for images in the clouds with her grandson.

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