Best vegan chocolate gifts, from boxes to hampers

Treat yourself, or your loved one, with these delectable cruelty-free treats

Best vegan chocolate gifts

by Piper Huxley |
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Finding the right vegan chocolate gifts can be a challenge, especially when it feels like there’s only dark chocolate on offer. Now, more than ever, there is simply no excuse for vegans to be missing out on a great treat like chocolate. Whether you are looking for a birthday gift or are looking to gift a plant-based friend something delicious to show how much you care - here are the best vegan chocolate gifts for a dairy-free sweet tooth.

This delectable selection is perfect if you’re out of present ideas for your vegan friend; chocolate is always a reliable solution. Perhaps, you’re just after a luxury nibble for yourself – I mean, why not? We need chocolate now - more than ever. Luxury chocolates from retailers like Hotel Chocolat could make a great gift for a foodie friend.

Best vegan chocolate gifts at a glance:

Editor's choice: H!P Chocolate Winter Letterbox Pack - view offer at H!P Chocolate
Best chocolate box: Hotel Chocolat Unbelievably Vegan Sleekster - view on Hotel Chocolat
Best selection box: The Vegan Chocolate Collection Gift Box - View Offer at Not on the High Street

Whatever the occasion, Yours has compiled a list of the most delicious vegan chocolate boxes, ideal for gifting. Truffles, hot chocolate, or vegan hampers, this list is choc-a-block with temptation.

The best vegan chocolate gifts

Best chocolate box

Hotel Chocolat: Vegan SleeksterHotel Chocolat

This set from the luxury brand Hotel Chocolat is simply fabulous. The Vegan Sleekster set boasts 33 melt-in-your-mouth pralines, truffles, caramels, batons and milk chocolate (made from nuts). What a collection! This delicious set comes in elegant, crisp packaging inspired by the cocoa pod. This box has a wide variety of rich and good-quality vegan chocolate.

Customer review: "I received this as a gift for christmas - most delicious vegan chocolates I've ever had - so rich! Really thoughtful from Hotel Chocolat and if you ever need to get a vegan a present these are the best."

Pros

  • Made with Nutmilk for creamy taste
  • A collection of 33 melt-in-your-mouth pralines, truffles, caramels and batons.

Cons

  • Contains nuts

Best selection box

The Vegan Chocolate Collection Gift BoxNot on the High Street

This delightful gift box from Cocoba is the perfect gift for your vegan loved one. It has some really interesting chocolate treats. The Vegan Chocolate Collection includes a Cookies & Cream bar, a pack of three Hot Chocolate Bombes (which were the Great Taste Award Winner, 2020), a Mint Crunch bar and two 53 per cent Dark Chocolate Hot Chocolate Spoons.

Pros

  • Comes with hot chocolate spoons and five delicious chocolate bars
  • Fun gift

Cons

  • Contains wheat

Editors choice

This Vegan Chocolate Gift Box is the ultimate chocolate hamper for any vegan chocolate lover! Indulge in the tastes of dark chocolate bars, truffles and buttons from the amazing brand Love Cocoa. They offer a selection of sustainable and responsibly sourced vegan chocolate to choose from, with this hamper being the most impressive of all. 

Customer review: "A lovely selection, a perfect present for any vegan."

Pros

  • Comes with truffles and bars
  • Ethically sourced

Cons

  • Contains nuts

Best nut milk vegan chocolate

Unbelievably Vegan H-BoxHotel Chocolat

In a set of 14 chocolates, Hotel Chocolat showcases its new, creamy plant-based range, which is made from Nutmilk. Their Nutmilk is a plant-based milk that has been five years in the making, so you know that Hotel Chocolat is committed to getting vegan chocolate just right. You (or the lucky recipient) will indulge in pralines, truffles, caramels, batons, and more. This box is a little smaller and cheaper than the first, but still looks divine and would make a perfect gift.

Customer review: "These are the best, most mouth-wateringly delicious vegan chocolates I have eaten."

Pros

  • Great value
  • Creamy vegan chocolate

Cons

  • All contain nuts

Editor's choice

Featuring five bars from H!P, this H!P Chocolate Winter Letterbox Pack, is designed to make stocking up on your favourite plant-based chocolate as easy as it should be. Delicious.

Our review: "I'm a massive fan of H!P - its so creamy and delicious for vegan chocolate. You won't be disappointed."

Pros

  • Made using ethically sourced Colombian cocoa
  • In plastic-free packaging
  • Oat milk to replicate milk chocolate

Cons

  • Some flavours have gluten

Best vegan hot chocolate

Gnaw's Hot Chocolate Shots are perfect if you are a fan of the popular drink, or know somebody who is. Instead of forking out for an expensive vegan hot chocolate in a coffee shop, why not brew one at home with these shots? Featuring three handcrafted flavours including Vegan Mylk, Vegan 70 per cent Dark Chocolate and Vegan 70 per cent Chocolate with Sea Salt. Simply heat some milk, or milk alternative of your choosing, stir in your choc shot and enjoy.

Customer review: "I’m so glad I found these can’t wait to give them to a friend as a Christmas present. Choice of flavours will help as well."

Pros

  • Comes in three flavours
  • The new packaging uses 70% less plastic

Cons

  • Only three hot chocolate shots

Best vegan chocolate peanut butter gift

Ideal for gifting, this selection box from Love Raw is packed full of vegan chocolate treats. These plant-based bars are made without the use of palm oil or artificial ingredients, but still brimming with flavour. Perfectly curated with one of every product, this assortment includes flavours of orange, peanut butter, caramel, milk and white chocolate.

Customer review: "Well worth the wait! Great treat for myself for Xmas!!"

Pros

  • 10 of every flavour 
  • Wafer flavours and peanut butter cups

Cons

  • Contains nuts and wheat

Best festive dark chocolate gift

Proudly handcrafted in Dorset, Chococo is home to a tonne of vegan-friendly chocolate gifts - so if this one isn't a favourite, we'd recommend checking them out. However, we love this festive dark chocolate penguin gift that's perfect for showing your vegan friend or partner how much you love them. It's made from 72 per cent Ecuador single estate dark chocolate and also comes in plastic-free packaging.

Pros

  • Handcrafted with 72% Ecuador dark chocolate
  • Mellow and earthy flavour with purple-fruit notes
  • 100% plastic-free packaging and free gift message

Cons

  • No reviews

Best vegan chocolate cupcakes

If cakes are their treat of choice, spoil them with this vegan mini cupcake box. These dreamy bite-size cupcakes come in two flavours - Chocolate Birthday and Chocolate Hazelnut. Available as a pack of 12 or 24, they're great for sharing - or not!

Customer review: "I really look forward to receiving my cakes and cupcakes from C & S. They are so delicious it doesn't take long to finish them. They look aesthetically pleasing too."

Pros

  • Bite-size cupcakes
  • 12 pieces in 1 box
  • Handmade

Cons

  • Contains nuts

Best vegan chocolate truffles

Booja - Booja Vegan Chocolate Truffles

Rrp: $26.57

Price: $15.95

Chocolate that's so good that one of our writers shared she chooses these over 'normal' chocolate, despite no longer being lactose-intolerant! This award-winning selection of 16 chocolate truffles is vegan and organic with a carefully curated selection of delicious flavours. These include Hazelnut Crunch, Around Midnight Espresso, Stem Ginger, Almond Salted Caramel and Rhubarb and Vanilla Fool.

Customer review: "Booja Booja make the best vegan chocolates. Both their signature collection and their award-winning selection are amazing and delicious. I highly recommend their products. My non-vegan housemate loves them too. Can't recommend these enough."

Pros

  • Organic ingredients
  • Five truffle flavours
  • Beautiful packaging

Cons

  • Some may find the flavours too rich

FAQs

What chocolates can vegans eat?

If you're not a vegan yourself, it can be difficult to know what food is suitable for vegans. From vegan cheese to vegan milk, things might get a little confusing. Vegans can enjoy any chocolates that are made without any dairy or dairy-derived products. You'll find that vegan chocolates are suitable for people who are lactose intolerant too.

Here are some popular options which may help you find the best vegan chocolate gifts, but always make sure to check the ingredient list before you buy to ensure it's truly vegan and free from any sneaky animal-derived ingredients or traces.

Dark chocolate: Many dark chocolates are vegan-friendly as they typically contain a high percentage of cocoa solids, cocoa butter, and sugar.

Vegan chocolate: Several brands now offer vegan chocolates made with plant-based milk alternatives such as almond, soy, oat, or rice milk. These chocolates mimic the creamy taste of traditional milk chocolate without using any dairy ingredients.

Raw chocolate: Raw chocolates are often vegan as they are made from unroasted cocoa beans, which retain more of their natural nutrients. They are sweetened with natural sweeteners like agave syrup or coconut sugar

Can it be gluten-free?

Vegan chocolate can be gluten-free, but you shouldn't assume it is. Vegan chocolate is free from animal products such as milk and dairy, while gluten-free chocolate is free from wheat, barley, or malt. Pure chocolate is gluten-free, but added ingredients or flavours could introduce gluten into the mix.

To ensure that vegan chocolate is also gluten-free, you should read the product label carefully. Many manufacturers now provide information on allergens, including gluten, to help consumers make informed choices.

Piper Huxley is a Homes, Garden and Wellness Product Writer for Yours, an all-rounder who will write on anything from décor to wellness. When not scouring the net for the best home bargains, Piper is listening to a musical soundtrack and tending to her houseplants.

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