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The 14 Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts for Valentine’s Day

The 14 Best Gourmet Chocolate Gifts for Valentine's Day

What are the best gourmet chocolate treats to buy for that someone special this Valentine’s Day? Our correspondent Jillian Tangen has curated a list of the best luxury gourmet chocolates and chocolate treats to buy as a gift for Valentine’s Day this year. It’s 14 ideas for February 14 – somewhere on this list is your paramour’s dream.

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If your special someone has a sweet tooth, then Valentine’s Day may very well be one of their favorite holidays (after Halloween, that is).  And if that’s the case, you can’t go wrong with giving them exactly what they probably want: luxury gourmet chocolate.

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Meaning: not just any old box will do.  After all, the world of Valentine’s Day chocolates has expanded well beyond the chalky candies and mystery fillings of yesteryear.  These days you’ll find everything from elegant, creamy British confections to creative and sassy takes on old traditions, like the iconic heart shaped box.

And no matter who you are shopping for, be it friends, family or a romantic partner,  the chocolatey options are endless.  From sweet chocolate mice to smashable hearts and hand painted kisses, there’s an incredible Valentine’s Day luxury gourmet chocolate for every one of your sweethearts.

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What are the best luxury gourmet chocolates to buy this Valentine’s Day?

Without further ado, here are our 14 favorite Valentine’s Day chocolates.

1. charbonnel et walker red heart box

This Red Heart Box filled with Milk Marc de Champagne Truffles ($11) from famed British chocolatier Charbonnel et Walker will surely impress any gourmand.

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2. k+m chocolate sampler gift box

Hand-crafted in Napa Valley, K+M’s chocolate bars come from acclaimed chef Thomas Keller. Made with simple and high quality with dark chocolate, milk chocolate, dark milk and milk coffee variations, you can’t go wrong with a Sampler Gift Box ($50).

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3. la maison du chocolat dark chocolate gift box

Perhaps the chicest chocolate box on the market, La Maison du Chocolat is a cult favorite.  Filled with a mouthwatering assortment of ganaches and pralinés in dark and milk chocolate and delicious plain dark chocolate truffles, the brand’s Dark Chocolate Gift Box ($198) is a no brainer.

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4. kate weiser candy bars

For something truly unique, we love Kate Weiser’s hand painted Candy Bars.  Our pick is the Cracker Jack Bar ($8) which consists of a Valrhona dark chocolate shell layered with salted caramel, caramelized popcorn, pretzel crunch and peanuts and topped with buttery popcorn ganache.

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5. maggie louise confections twenty fives days of kisses

What better way to say I love you than with some kisses in the form of Maggie Louise Confections vibrant box of Twenty Five Days of Chocolate Kisses ($85)?

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6. vosges haute chocolat love potion champagne truffles

Fall in love with Vosges Hand-rolled Love Potion Champagne Truffles ($18).

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7. l.a. burdick valentine’s day crate

Go big with L.A. Burdick’s Valentine’s Day Crate ($98) filled with a box of 9 sweet chocolate mice, a 10 piece Petite Signature Assortment, 2 dapper chocolate penguins, 10 chocolate covered caramels, and 4 pavés glacés.

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8. chocolate secrets chocolate cherry chocolate heart box

Level up the traditional heart shaped box with a heart shaped box made of chocolate from Chocolate Secrets.  Even better is that the Chocolate Cherry Chocolate Heart Box ($24) is filled with chocolate covered cherries – yum!

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9. li-lac chocolates champagne bottle

Li-Lac Chocolates life size chocolate Champagne Bottle ($38) is the perfect was to toast your love for one another.

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10. hotel chocolat pick me

Why not pick Hotel Chocolat’s Pick Me Set (£12) filled with a selection of the brand’s best-loved chocolates?

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11. harlem chocolate factory golden brownstone

Moving in together?  Take the first step with Harlem Chocolate Factory’s Golden Brownstone Gift Set ($48) filled with chocolate bars crafted in the shape of a Harlem Brownstone and dusted in gold.

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12. pierre marcolini haute couture cuddles

Cuddle up for a delicious day together with Pierre Marcolini’s Haute Couture Cuddles Hat Box (€106) filled with chocolate and praline hearts, câlins, strawberry-rhubarb jam, a jar of “Casse-Noisette” spread, petits bonheurs, a milk chocolate tablet and a box of milk chocolate croustillant.

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13. simply chocolate chocolate pretzel heart

Not looking forward to V-Day this year?  Perhaps Simply Chocolate’s Chocolate Pretzel Heart ($70) with a mallet will lift your mood.  Covered with crunchy pretzel pieces, topped with layers of broken sugar cones, festive white and pink M&Ms, chocolate cookie chunks, mini chocolate chips, heart shaped sprinkles and drizzles of white chocolate, it’s sure to offer a sugary distraction.

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14. philip ashley chocolates galaxy collection

Remind them just how outta this world you think they are with a box of Philip Ashley Chocolates’s Galaxy Collection ($35). If you ask us, this is the perfect Valentine’s Day gift: delicious chocolates hand painted to resemble planets, constellations and comets.

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The best gourmet chocolate gift to buy this Valentine’s Day

That’s our roundup of the best luxury gourmet Valentine’s Day chocolate treats this year.  Want extra points?  Pair any of these with flowers and/or a heartfelt card for a gift they will love and never forget. Who are you planning to surprise this year, dear reader?

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Jillian Tangen is the Head of Research at Dandelion Chandelier and a former Senior Research Analyst at McKinsey & Co and Analyst at Shearman & Sterling. She is an avid fan of Nordic design, having owned an independent lifestyle store and sales agency focused on emerging Scandinavian design. Jillian lives in New York and is married with three young children. She loves cross-country skiing, the New York Rangers, reading, travel and discovering new brands.

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