Whether it’s for your soulmate, family, friends, or yourself these different types of chocolate are bound to be perfect for that special someone in your life.
In our tech-savvy age, the delivery service industry is at its finest. The pandemic has nearly lasted a whole year in the US and it’s rarer to see businesses without delivery options. Inboxes are flooded with emails from businesses around the world notifying customers that they are adjusting to the pandemic with “no-contact delivery” options. It’s easier than ever to order online or by phone and receive a delivery. So if you and your valentine can’t spend it together this year for whatever reason send them chocolate through a local business that will deliver.
A movement that seems to be increasing in popularity since the rise of COVID-19 is to shop for small and local businesses. It’s one thing to have a favorite brand but during this heartfelt season your local shops may need your support to continue running their business. It’ll be a proud moment for your spouse to eat chocolate knowing it came from the community and your money went to a family business.
Maybe the perfect gift for your other half this Valentine’s Day is a memento from a trip you shared together. Whether it’s from a bakery you both loved, a chocolate factory in the city, a small Andes mint from the hotel restaurant, or chocolate from the Disney store, your significant other will be thrilled to revisit memory lane with you while devouring chocolate.
Chocolatiers are true artists. The way they craft their chocolate is like watching their journey into their soul and pouring their pure creativity into their work. These masters create such beautiful art that you may find it hard to eat because it’s so pretty. Not to mention, the variety and vast amount of options to pick from the glass case. Hand-picking a small six-piece gift box is no easy feat but it will make this gift genuinely special and personalized. Your valentine is sure to adore both you and the chocolates you picked with them in mind. Not to mention Instagramable opportunities the chocolate brings with its delicious taste.
It’s a Japanese tradition for women to give men homemade chocolate on Valentine’s Day. A month later, on White Day, men have the opportunity to gift back to the original gifters. It’s all in the chocolate. These cultural holidays are a chance for people to express their emotions for the one who has stolen their heart or for those close friends that don’t have romance involved. These holidays are an extension of what chocolatiers do; gifting chocolate that truly shows how you feel about another person. It’s an art form and a wonderful sentiment. You can learn more about honmei choco and other Japanese chocolates here.
Chocolate isn’t for everyone. If cupid’s arrow struck you to fall for someone that absolutely despises chocolate, then you can still gift a cinematic experience that involves inedible chocolate. Present your sweet with the 2000 film Chocolat starring Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, and Juliette Binoche; the film is based on Joan Harris’ novel Chocolat which deals with tradition, outcasts, and the ethical battles between a small town’s history and a woman with moral reason. It’s a splendid film and will allow you both to spend quality time together immersed in the French countryside and cinematic snacks. You can find it on Hulu, Vudu, or Amazon.
Give a gift that does three times more than your average chocolate bar. Buy a brand that supports a cause for your beloved. When they receive this gift, they’ll know how you feel and they’ll feel twice as good as they enjoy the chocolate knowing it was bought for a good cause. The list provided are suggestions of chocolate brands that will keep on giving.
- “To further contribute to Colombia’s economic development, we partner with Luker to teach local farmers how best to cultivate their land and get more from their yield”
- “We go beyond what is easy and expected to ensure that our products and our practices are ethical and put both humanity and the human body first.”
- Endangered Species
- “By donating 10% of our annual net profits to conservation organizations, they can continue to do their amazing work on behalf of wildlife every day.”
- “We believe our process should value the community of growers, producers, and makers whose livelihoods depend on cacao and chocolate.”
- An additional list of mindful chocolate brands
Some diets are hard to shop for but luckily with modern technology, it’s getting easier to find products that fit nutrition-specific needs. Thrive Market is a wonderful option as you can filter by dietary needs: Paleo, Vegan, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Keto, and other options that can be delivered straight to your door! With my link, you can receive 25% off your first order!
Be inspired by social media for the perfect gift. Hot since last December, hot cocoa bomb reels are still trending but with extra hearts for Valentine’s Day. These cocoa bombs are sure to melt hearts and can be shared with your followers. They are super easy to make and it’ll be a great way to give your crush chocolate in a non-traditional form!
What do you think? Will you be gifting your valentine’s chocolate this year? Let me know in the comments! Also, don’t forget to become a Live Wanderer and receive updates about new blog posts below!
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