Gifts of Chocolate and Other Candies

Chocolate and other candies make wonderful gifts for someone who "has everything." Most everyone loves chocolate, and many of us have our own personal favorites other than chocolate. If you're buying a gift for someone who doesn't need another sweater or more perfume, or you just want to be different, consider a gift of chocolate or their favorite kind of candy that isn't chocolate. Your gift may be a welcome relief in a sea of perfumes, clothing or household items and tools that others may give as gifts. Most of us think "candy" when it's time to buy Valentines Day gifts for those we love. And online ordering and shipping has made our gift giving much easier, especially for those who live in another location. If you are considering a gift of chocolate or candy, this article will give you the best sources for purchasing and sending your remembrance to someone you love. From rich dark chocolate to M&M's, you can find a source online to order and send your gift. Read on for more information.

Online Sources For Chocolate And Candy

There are many different types of chocolate available, including dark, milk and white chocolate. There are also many different types of non-chocolate candy, like jelly beans and licorice. You can buy gifts of chocolate and candy in many forms, including gift baskets and "chocolate of the month" packages. We've put together a listing of top online web sites for ordering chocolates and candy, with a brief summary of the types of sweet gifts they offer.

  • World's Finest Chocolate
    This organization features many different types of chocolate gifts, from a chocolate- covered pretzel package (sells for about $10), all the way up to a 50 lb. personalized chocolate bar (sells for $600), with plenty to choose from in between. In the $10-$20 range, choose from the Continental chocolate covered almonds (#1 bestseller, sells for $12); "It's a Boy" or "It's a Girl," announcement package which can be personalized with baby's name, photo and other data, and sells for $12.50 for a box of 10 bars (1.75 oz each); several Christmas-themed gift boxes ranging in price from $12.50 to about $18. If you want to spend a little more money, gift tiers and towers of chocolate are also available, from $25 on up.
  • Bodega Chocolates
    This online chocolate seller features chocolate and other candy types for gifts, including chocolates and truffles, toffee and brittles, sugar free candies. They will put together gift baskets and towers, too. Prices start right around $10 for several choices, including some mini-samplers, on up to $100 for the deluxe chocolate tower. Looking for something other than chocolate? English toffee gift packs are available in prices ranging from $11 to $18; and for those who prefer or who must have sugar-free candies, there are a number of sugar-free chocolate barks available for about $12.
  • Ghiradelli Chocolate
    World-famous maker of chocolate, they feature many gift packages for most anyone on your gift list. You can buy various sizes of gift boxes and bags of a variety of chocolates, for prices ranging from $6.50 on up to $25. Some of the gift packages come with a cute little teddy bear, too. And they feature baskets and towers too, ranging in price from $30-$150; theme packages including San Francisco and All-American packages, all very reasonably priced. Be sure to check the link for their clearance items, too.

Other Types of Candy

There are other types of candy which are available, in case you'd rather give a different type of sweet gift. Peanut brittles, toffee, and jelly beans, are among the other favorite types. Here are some online sources for those:

  • Peanut and Other Types of Brittle
    Nuts Online offers many, many choices in various nut confections, including peanut brittle and other types of nuts covered in chocolate. Available in trays, baskets, tins, or buckets. Savannah Candies is another option.
  • Toffee
    Do you have toffee lovers on your gift list? Try Savannah Candy or LaLaBoodles. You should find a variety of different toffee flavors, including dark and milk chocolate, macadamia nut, almond, and bourbon pecan, to name a few.
  • Jelly Beans
    An excellent selection of jelly beans is available from There is a wide assortment of gift baskets available, including some sugar free jelly beans. Other sources for jelly bean gifts include The Original Jelly Bean Factory and Nothing But Jelly Beans

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