A chocolate gift box is the perfect gift for any occasion. Giving someone in your life a box of chocolate candies can be a beautiful expression of love, friendship, or gratitude.
You could always buy a pre-assorted box of chocolates, but why not put the extra time and effort into assembling a custom chocolate box? It’s easy to do and shows the person you’re giving it to that you really care about them enough to personalize something for them.
Keep reading to find out how to build the perfect custom chocolate gift box in a few simple steps.
Why Chocolate Is the Best Gift
It’s luxurious, yet affordable
Specialty chocolate is considered a luxury item, but it doesn’t have the price tag of other luxury goods. So, even though chocolate is easy on your wallet, it won’t be considered a “cheap” gift.
It makes people smile
Who doesn’t love chocolate? People often associate chocolate with warmth, comfort, and special memories, so a chocolate gift box is bound to put a smile on anyone’s face when you give it to them.
In fact, cacao (the raw bean used to produce chocolate) actually contains antioxidants called flavonoids that support serotonin production and can reduce stress and anxiety. In other words, chocolate can quite literally make people smile!
From the packaging to the artfully-crafted chocolate candies themselves, chocolate boxes are very aesthetically pleasing.
There’s just something special about slowly pulling the lid of the box to reveal all the decadent delights inside that is priceless!
There’s something for everyone’s tastes
Chocolate candies come in such a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and flavors that pretty much anyone can find a type of chocolate they like.
No sweet tooth? No problem! Dark chocolate is the perfect choice for anyone who doesn’t like desserts that are too sweet.
Or, for those who like a combination of sweet and savory, there are options like salted caramel chocolates and chocolate-covered pretzels.
Really, the options are so endless that it would be almost impossible not to find a chocolate for everyone’s tastes!
5 Steps for Building a Chocolate Gift Box for Any Occasion
- Choose the size of your custom chocolate box
- Consider the occasion
- Think about what the person likes
- Select an assortment of chocolate candies
- Include a personal message
1. Choose the size of your custom chocolate box
Chocolate gift boxes are available in many different sizes. One of the easiest ways to determine what size to buy and give is to set a budget first. Then, you can look at the prices of different quantities of chocolates and see what fits within your budget.
If you’re buying chocolate for just one special person, you might decide to get one large box of chocolates. Or, if you want to give chocolate to multiple people for a holiday or another special occasion, you may end up buying several smaller boxes.
2. Consider the occasion
Different occasions call for different types of chocolates, especially when the occasion is a special holiday.
For example, if you’re getting a gift box for your significant other for Valentine’s day, you probably want to choose chocolates that are love themed and romantic, such as heart-shaped chocolates and chocolate-covered strawberries.
On the other hand, if you’re giving chocolates as a gift or a thank you at any time of year, there isn’t necessarily a theme you should stick to when selecting the chocolate candies.
Take a moment to consider the reason you're putting together a custom chocolate box to help you build it.
3. Think about what the person likes
People have different tastes, especially when it comes to sweets and chocolate. Think about the person who will be receiving the chocolates and everything you know about what they like and don’t like.
For instance, do you know they really like (or dislike) dark chocolate? Or, maybe you’ve heard them commenting about how much they love truffles. Any information you have on their personal preferences is helpful.
Also, make sure to take any allergies or dietary restrictions the person has into account. If they have a nut allergy, there are many types of chocolate candies you should avoid putting into your custom box.
Whoever you give the chocolates to will surely love the sentiment regardless of what you choose, but selecting chocolates based on their tastes is a great way to give your chocolate gift box that extra-special touch.
4. Select an assortment of chocolate candies
Now that you know how big your box will be and have considered the occasion and the recipient’s personal tastes, it’s time for the fun part — selecting the chocolates themselves!
You may decide to include a very wide variety of chocolates, or you may want to include 2-3 of each kind that you know the person really likes. It’s totally up to you.
While it would be impossible to list every type of chocolate candy you could possible choose from in one article, here are some popular ones to consider:
- Chocolate creams
- Cherry cordial chocolates
- Nut chocolates
- Caramel chocolates
- Chocolate nougats
- Chocolate truffles
- Chocolate-covered candies (strawberries, coffee beans, nuts, pretzels, etc.)
- Chocolate bark
5. Include a personal message
Finally, no custom chocolate gift box would be complete without a personalized message to the recipient.
Think about the occasion to write your personal message. It doesn’t have to be long, but you should put some thought into it to make it special.
For example, if you’re giving someone chocolate for Christmas, don’t just say “Merry Christmas!” Instead, write a little bit more about what they mean to you and give them your best wishes for the holiday and the new year.
Get Custom Chocolate Gift Boxes Any Time of the Year
Stefanelli’s offers a huge assortment of chocolate candies to suit any occasion and please anyone’s taste buds.
Our gourmet chocolate gift boxes can be fully customized, and are sure to be a memorable gift for the person you choose to give them to.
You can count on us to help you create the perfect custom chocolate box for someone special in your life!