Treat someone with a sweet tooth to a thoughtful and unusual box of marzipan, liquorice, fudge and chocolate. These beautifully wrapped treats make great stocking fillers or end of term presents for the teacher. Take a look at our selection of gifts for chocolate and sweet lovers below.
Gifts for people who love marzipan
One for serious marzipan lovers, the Schluckwerder Edel Marzipan with Dark Chocolate is handy bar of premium marzipan – ready to snap off and enjoy after dinner or with a cup of tea. It makes a fantastic gift too.
Treats for liquorice lovers
The Lakrids A-B-C Gift Box comes in a stylish gift box with three types of their premium liquorice. It’s the perfect present for anyone who really loves liquorice. Each type has their own unique flavour and comes in an individual resealable tub.
- Lakrids A –milk chocolate coated liquorice dusted with raw liquorice powder
- Lakrids B – rich white chocolate coated liquorice, with cooling and moreish freeze-dried passion fruit
- Lakrids C –dark chocolate coated liquorice pieces dusted in ground roast coffee beans
If you want an eye-catching confectionery, the bright yellow-orange berries of Lakrids' Sea Buckthorn Choc Coated Liquorice will certainly do the job. Each bite starts with a sweet citrus flavour, similar to grapefruit, with subtle floral notes and delicate acidity. After that comes velvety white chocolate, finishing with the intense liquorice centre.
Gifts for people with a very sweet tooth
Fall in love with salted caramel all over again with the Cloudberry sea salted caramel spread. Spread the sea salted caramel on croissants for an indulgent breakfast. Or layer the caramel into a pastry case as the base for a salt caramel tart – top with dark chocolate ganache or mashed bananas and whipped cream for a stunning dessert. The salted caramel is also seriously tempting straight from the jar!
Enjoy these dainty wasanbon ‘blossoms’ as part of a traditional Japanese matcha tea ceremony. These pastel-coloured sweets are formally served in the middle of the ceremony, after the guests have purified themselves and before the tea is prepared. Wasanbon sugar has a buttery flavour with hints of honey, which complements the earthy tones of the matcha. To fully experience the complex flavours and aromas of this unique sugar, allow one sweet to dissolve slowly on your tongue.
Willie’s Cacao passion fruit milk chocolate is 100% natural, made from Venezuelan cocoa. The 44% milk chocolate pairs with tangy passion fruit for a sweet, juicy bar. You can eat this chocolate straight from the packet, or serve it alongside tropical fruits for an easy dessert.
Treats for someone who loves French sweets
Fragrant, sweet and intensely fruity – Francois Doucet fruit jellies are the perfect thing to enjoy at the end of a meal, or as a little mid-morning treat with a cup of tea. The jellies are made with apricots and pears that are grown in Provence, as well as raspberries, strawberries and mandarins. The firm jellies have a dusting of sugar and are a very grown-up treat. Choose between the 200g box or 400g selection. The fruit jellies make a great gift, or enjoy them yourself!
Artisan du Chocolat Original Sea Salted Caramels No. 1 were first created for Gordon Ramsay’s menu at Claridge's in 2003. Bite through the light cocoa powder dusting, through the perfectly crisp sphere of intense dark chocolate, and delight in the liquid salt caramel centre.
Old fashioned sweets for someone you love.
One of the best gingerbreads we’ve tasted. Billington's Gingerbread Fingers are crisp, aromatic, crumbly and best enjoyed dipped into a cup of tea or coffee. Alternatively, enjoy them with ice-cream or even dunked into a glass of port!
These French salted caramels are made by French confectioners La Maison d'Armorine, who have been perfecting their recipe since 1946. Made using local ingredients and traditional processes, this tin will remind you of old-fashioned sweet shops!
For more gifts ideas head to our page of gifts for chefs and food lovers, or read some of our Christmas gift guides for different people.