17 unique gifts for chocolate lovers that go beyond the traditional box of sweets
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- Chocolate is one of the most beloved foodstuffs on earth, making chocolate products a great choice for holiday gift-giving.
- This holiday season, think outside the box when shopping for the chocolate lover, going beyond the tasty treat alone.
- Here are 15 great gift ideas for the chocolate lover on your holiday shopping list (including, of course, a few tasty treats).
There is a scientific explanation for the human being's love of chocolate. A rich, complex food that of course tastes great, chocolate contains multiple compounds that can actually elevate the mood and reduce stress. These include the natural neurotransmitter anandamide, similar to a chemical found in cannabis. Eating chocolate also releases dopamine, your brain's feel-good chemical. Also there's the sugar, which our body craves.
So if you have an avowed chocolate lover on your holiday shopping list, it's your job to make sure his or her holiday is as tasty, happy, and low stress as possible by providing them with lots of chocolate. Or you could go beyond the mere chocolate bar and get your cocoa enthusiast friend or family member a great book all about the sweet stuff, a choco-scented beauty product, or a delectable chocolaty beverage.
Better yet, make up a chocolate care package with all sorts of great gifts for chocolate lovers. That sure would be sweet of you. (Sorry...)
Looking for more gift ideas? Check out all of Insider Picks' holiday gift guides for 2018 here.
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Amazing chocolate bars
A chocolate fondue pot
The finest hot chocolate
A chocolate-scented spa set
Chocolaty coffee cups
A huge chocolate gift tower
A custom chocolate bar mold
The book on chocolate
A chocolate candle
Hot chocolate bath bombs
A classic film
A chocolate treats cookbook
Great British treats
A paleo-friendly brownie
A chocolaty eyeshadow palette
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