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01/09/2023 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 01/09/2023 20:13

The best vegan gifts for plant-based chocolate lovers

Are you looking to treat a vegan with some special chocolate gifts? Read on for some plant-based inspiration

What better way to start off the New Year than by making a healthy change? Whether you're taking part in Veganuary or are simply looking to gift a vegan in your life with something special, here are Hotel Chocolat's five best vegan* chocolate gifts.

*Please note that we believe our dark and Nutmilk chocolate is suitable for vegans. However, as it is made in the same environment as our milk chocolate, we cannot guarantee it is free from milk.


Luxury chocolate gift boxes

Not too long ago, being vegan was pretty difficult for chocolate lovers. But these days, being vegan doesn't mean that you have to miss out on deliciously indulgent chocolate.

When it comes to gifting, it's a great idea to have a selection. And your vegan giftee is bound to appreciate the option to sample a variety of vegan chocolate nibbles.

Whilst chocolate is well-known for its creamy texture, there is a huge demand for dairy-free chocolate, and our expert chocolatiers have crafted vegan chocolate recipes that are just as decadent as our original chocolates. Our vegan H-Box and Sleekster options provide an unbelievably smooth and satisfying collection of truffles, caramels, pralines, and batons.

The Vegan Sleekster, for instance, features 33 chocolates - a variety of dark and Nutmilk treats.

Tipsy treats for celebrations

Are you looking for a vegan gift for a special celebration? Whether it's a birthday, engagement, or congratulations, a luxury tipple is sure to tick all the right boxes. If you're a seasoned vegan, you'll know that some alcohol isn't actually vegan. Alcohol is often not suitable for vegans due to the filtration process used prior to the bottling of the beverage.

During the filtration process, many companies use ingredients such as isinglass (a substance obtained from fish bladders), gelatine, egg whites, seashells, and other animal products to extract impurities from the alcohol.

Nevertheless, there are some great vegan-friendly tipsy treats out there that don't use any animal products during the filtration process. And what better way to impress a vegan loved one than with a bottle of Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur? With sumptuously smooth cacao notes combined with a caramel backdrop, this is real bottled luxury that is sure to impress.

For all the vegan gin lovers out there, our Mango and Passionfruit Gin is sure to hit the spot. Made with a harmonious blend of tropical flavours, this fruity combination is sure to transport your giftee to the aromas of the Caribbean Isles. It's perfect as a standalone on the rocks or as part of a delightful summer cocktail.


Petite "Just Because" vegan gifts

"Just Because" vegan gifts are small, thoughtful gifts given for no particular reason, other than to put a smile on a loved one's face. Nothing says appreciation and gratitude than a miniature pick-me-up, and the options are endless when it comes to choosing something vegan-friendly.

At Hotel Chocolat, we know how to do gifts. So, for a mini token to say thank you, our vegan chocolate slabs are a perfect "just because" gift. Why not try out 70% Dark Chocolate Slab Selector? A simple yet effective way to show how much you care. Alternatively,

Vegan chocolate hampers

Do you want to go all out with your vegan gift? A hamper is an ideal way to tailor a collection of delicious presents to your recipient's tastes. You can add as many items as you like and really make an impression. Follow our simple steps for a spectacular vegan gift hamper.

  1. First to think about - the goodies themselves. Choose high-quality vegan* chocolate from Hotel Chocolat. All of our chocolate is ethically sourced and uses only the finest quality ingredients.
  1. When creating your luxury vegan gift hamper, don't forget variety! Selecting several different types of chocolates will ensure that your gift recipient has plenty of tasty treats to choose from. Consider including truffles, bars, hot chocolate sachets, and even baking ingredients such as dark cocoa powder and vegan white chocolate chips.
  1. Add some finishing touches - consider including a personalised message or a small bouquet of flowers to make the gift extra special.
  1. The presentation of your luxury vegan chocolate box is also important - after all, it should look as good as it tastes! Consider using eco-friendly materials such as recycled paper or natural fibres like cotton or linen when packaging up your goodies.

You may want to use a reusable container that the recipient can use again, such as a decorative tin or a wooden box. It's also a nice idea to accessorise with ribbons or bows in festive colours that coordinate with the theme of your gift (for example, pastels for Easter or bright colours for birthdays).

And voila - there you have it! Whether you send it in the post or hand-deliver it, you'll have the perfect gift for that special vegan someone in your life.

Cosy vegan hot chocolate

As the days get shorter and the nights get colder, nothing beats curling up with a hot cup of something warm. But what if you're vegan? Don't worry, you can still enjoy your favourite winter drinks.

The first step is to choose your milk substitute. You can use any type of plant-based milk that you like. Almond, oat, coconut, soy, or even hemp milk are all great choices. For this recipe, we recommend using almond milk since it has a slightly sweet flavour that complements the chocolate perfectly.

Next, choose one of our decadent Hot Chocolate sachets from our Vegan Hot Chocolate Selection Box. From our Classic 70% to 45% Nut Milk, Dark with Mint, 85% Dark, and Chilli Dark. There really is something to suit all tastes.

If you're looking to treat a vegan loved one, why not really impress them with our Velvetiser? It's the stylish, easy way to whip up barista-grade hot drinks at the touch of a button. Combine it with a selection of single-serve hot chocolate sachets, and your giftee will have all they need to create decadent vegan hot chocolate in the comfort of their own home.


Find the perfect vegan chocolate gifts at Hotel Chocolat

Whether you're looking for the perfect pick-me-up for a vegan friend or intending to splash out on vegan decadence for a loved one, we've got you covered. At Hotel Chocolat, we have a huge selection of vegan-friendly chocolate, as well as a range of gift boxes, sweet treats and beauty gifts.

Whatever the occasion, your giftee can enjoy any one of our vegan delights. You can also browse our selection of dairy-free chocolate for vegans and non-vegans alike.