Candy can make a great gift. Whatever the season or the event, there is always some kind of candy or chocolate gift that is especially made to suit the occasion. There are so many different varieties and styles that are now available to suit all tastes and pockets. If you thought that a box of chocolates was the norm when giving the gift of candy then think again. Now you can indulge your loved ones in a wide variety of fabulous sweet treats. No more excuses for unoriginal or boring gifts any time of year. Read on to find some interesting and novel ideas for gorgeous candy and chocolate gifts that your friends and family will love to receive.
Sometimes we worry about giving candy or chocolate as a gift. After all, our intended recipient may be trying to lose weight or be on a health kick. If this is the case Chocolate bouquet for you, then there’s no need to go overboard – you can think in terms of quality rather than quantity. You can perhaps give a small box of just a few gourmet or luxury chocolates, which can be enjoyed without too much guilt. Quality dark chocolate with a higher cocoa solid concentration is generally recommended as a healthier option and you can even find sugar-free and diabetic chocolate gifts where necessary.
For those who are not watching their figure or keeping an eye on their health, there are some pretty spectacular candy gifts available on the market these days. As usual, the manufacturers have pulled out all the stops to ensure they continue to extract the money from the customer. And who could resist these luxurious indulgences?
For a start, how about a candy bouquet? Some of these look absolutely beautiful – an explosion of colours and tastes. Definitely more delicious than a bunch of flowers, although the 2 can be combined of course. Sizes vary so you can get a large bouquet if it’s going to be shared, or one resembling a bunch of red roses if it’s for Valentine’s Day. Search around for ideas – there are so many possibilities.
For a great gift for someone of an older generation, why not think about getting a box of retro candy. These aim to contain the favourite candies of their youth. Also known as “decade boxes” they normally cover a particular decade from the 30s through to the 90s and contain the favourite and most loved candies of that decade. I suspect that these will definitely be appreciated by those who have retained their sweet tooth since childhood.
Of course, there are also some pretty expensive boxes of chocolates available too if you really want to indulge your loved one(s). A mega box of luxury chocolates from Hotel Chocolat will set you back a couple of hundred dollars or more. There are versions containing alcohol and those without. They are definitely luxury items at that price. Hotel Chocolat also sell fantastically indulgent pamper hampers which can include champagne, wine and hot chocolate alongside a selection of luxury chocolate and sweet items. These could be ideal for taking away on long weekend with your lover.
For the real chocoholic you can’t beat a great big thick slab of delicious chocolate. These are absolutely fabulous treats for those who need to satiate their cravings and indulge their desires. Again Hotel Chocolat has an amazing selection of dark, milk and light chocolate in all kinds of plain, nut and cookie combinations, but once again these are pricey. There are cheaper chocolate slabs of varying thickness and sizes available from other manufacturers which will be appreciated just as much by those with chocoholic tendencies.
For children, there are also plenty of options – candy gift boxes and bags designed especially for kids, novelty chocolate items in all kinds of shapes and sizes and candy lipsticks and jewellery are a few that spring to mind. You could also choose a colour theme and present an array of candies of a particular colour e.g. red or blue. This can look spectacular, not to mention mouth-watering. A candy gift is always appreciated by children, although be aware that some may need to be careful of food colourings and additives.
The gift of candy is a wonderful gift of love. It is a gift that can be savoured and shared. Who doesn’t love candy and chocolate? Why not treat your loved one to a candy gift when celebrating any occasion and relish the pleasure that you get from giving these delicious and original gifts?