What makes chocolate the perfect gift at Christmas?
The short answer is because everybody loves chocolate, right?
The long answer has many reasons; some steeped in tradition tracing back to the middle ages others relate it back to science, specifically a unique chemical aroma that our brains love – the rich chocolaty smells combined with the sweet smooth taste helps us to recapture happy memories.
So, when did we start giving chocolate gifts at Christmas?
Chocolate has been given as a gift for many centuries. A tradition that dates back to ancient times when the Aztecs presented cups of chocolate drink to their royalty, warriors and explorers. Their belief was that the cacao beans used to make chocolate, were a gift from their gods. Hence the saying ‘chocolate is the food of the Gods’.
A great way to show someone just how much you appreciate them is by giving them a beautifully presented chocolate Christmas Gift Hamper, brimming with festive goodies they wouldn’t ordinarily buy themselves.
Hampers haven’t always been used as Christmas gifts. Hampers, as we know them, were introduced to Britain in the 11th Century by William the Conqueror, designed to contribute to families in need, they were used as charitable donations consisting of food, drinks and clothing which would last for weeks
What's in store for you this Christmas at The Chocolate Emporium?
Here at The Chocolate Emporium we understand the importance of getting your Christmas Chocolate Gift absolutely spot on and we have the perfect chocolate gift to meet even the toughest of expectations!
NEW for Christmas - Chocolate gift hampers
Boxed Chocolate Gifts
For those people in your life who are deadly serious about chocolate, checkout our new range of festive chocolate gifts.
Crafted by some of the finest chocolatiers, you can choose from a range of different boxed chocolate gifts, each box providing a unique taste sensation wrapped up in heavenly festive chocolate flavours.
Check out the yuletide tubs of Lindt Minis, filled with a mixture of classic Christmas santas and chocolate reindeers all individually wrapped; great for parties and delicious festive treats for the little ones!
Or, treat someone to a fantastic feast of Lindt Connoisseurs Praline Batons with a selection of divine chocolate praline recipes: Crunchy, Coconut and Cocoa.
Extended range of Boozy Liqueur Chocolate
Filled with a range of tempting liqueurs, including Famous Grouse, Cointreau, Margarita, and Mojito these tempting liqueurs join our Lindt range of tasty boozy bottles.
All deliciously decadent and available in their own packs of mixed and single flavours, or as part of our Chocolate Pick and Mix Collection where you can create your own selection.
Makeake up a truly personal gift, from our huge range of Lindt, Ghirardelli, Monty Bojangles and Bizarre Bars, all wrapped in ribboned cellophane bags as standard, with an option to add a personalised message, once you have selected your gift-wrapping.
We also have a range of stylish gift boxes to impress someone this Christmas, including this splendid festive design; available in a variety of sizes depending on the item or quantity you pick. (If you don't get the option to choose a gift box at checkout, because it isn't available for that particular item or quantity of chocolates, your order will be wrapped as standard in ribboned cellophane bags.*)
*We can only gift box up to 50 chocolates currently, so these gift box options are not available on Pick & Mix selections above that number.
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