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.
1. Gifts for people who love marzipan
Delight a marzipan lover with the gift of a Mozart-Kugeln marzipan chocolate box. Pistachio & almond marzipan surrounds a centre of hazelnut praline. They’re finished with one layer of milk chocolate and a final layer of bittersweet dark chocolate that turns each treat into a masterpiece.
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.
2. Treats for liquorice lovers
The Lakrids XMAS ‘Salted Caramel & Raspberry White Chocolate’ Liquorice assortment is a large stylish tub, containing two of the company’s signature flavours. Unscrew this smart tub and choose your favourite flavour. It makes a fantastic gift for any serious liquorice lover, and is something a little more unusual than a box of chocolates.
The Lakrids Christmas Liquorice assortment is a beautiful gift box with four types of their premium liquorice. It’s the perfect present for anyone who really loves liquorice. The box includes the Classic, Dark, Gold and Snowball flavours of liquorice, each in their own individual resealable tub.
3. Gifts for people with a very sweet tooth
Pull open this celebration Buttermilk Christmas Cracker and tuck into a delicious selection of fudge, from this artisan brand. Flavours include run hot chocolate, crumbly gingerbread and mince pie. It’s a really fun gift idea, or a fun party trick to end a meal with friends and family.
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.
4. 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.
5. Old fashioned sweets for someone you love
The Uncle Joe’s Dark Rum Gift Tin is filled with carmelly, rich sugary boiled sweets cooked over open fires. The slight spicy warmth from the dark rum is delicious. A great gift for classic sweet lovers.
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!
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.