Engagement gifts for chocolate lovers

8 Mar 2024


Offer the happy couple your best wishes with some heavenly chocolate engagement gifts.

So, a couple you know have recently decided to tie the knot? Help the happy duo celebrate their love in the best way possible — with chocolate engagement gifts, of course.

In our opinion, a chocolate gift, a bottle of Vintage Red Wine, and a heartfelt card are always a great option. But if you’re stuck for inspiration and want to add something a little extra, take a look at our ideas for chocolate engagement gifts. They’re ideal for couples who just can’t get enough cacao.

This year, February coincides with a Leap Year. This makes it a particularly important time for engagements — especially for women who are planning to pop the question. With so many cacao treats to choose from, you can help the happy couple say, “I do” with even more excitement this year.

Chocolate ngagement gifts for couples

The Leap Year Ladies’ Privilege tradition

This custom, steeped in folklore and history, grants women the unique opportunity to break with convention. Instead, women will propose marriage to their partners on February 29th, a day that rolls around only once every four years.

A brief history of the Leap Year Ladies’ Privilege

The roots of this tradition are a bit elusive, with one charming theory tracing it back to 5th-century Ireland. Legend has it that Saint Brigid of Kildare persuaded Saint Patrick to grant women the chance to propose to men every leap year as a way to balance traditional gender roles. Much like Leap Day itself brings balance to the calendar.

Nowadays, the Leap Year Ladies’ Privilege is seen more as an amusing historical tidbit rather than a practice to be taken seriously. Nevertheless, it still sparks the imagination, offering a playful twist for women who want to propose in a memorable manner. It serves as a nod to the past, while celebrating the strides we’ve made towards gender equality in love and relationships.

When it comes to picking out an engagement gift, chocolate remains a timeless choice. After all, what better way to symbolise romance than with the luxurious taste of premium chocolate?

Chocolate engagement gifts

If there’s one thing we know about gift-giving, it’s that you can never go wrong with chocolate. Why? Well, what’s not to love? We may be a little bit biassed, but carefully chosen, cacao-rich chocolate tailored to your giftee’s tastes is sure to make an impression.

The great thing about chocolate engagement gifts is that you don’t need to worry if your recipients already have it. That’s because you can never stock up on too much chocolate.

But with so many options to choose from, how do you know which chocolate engagement gift is right for your happy couple in mind?

Chocolates make a great engagement gift


For an all-out display of your support and adoration, opt for one of our bountiful hampers. If you know the couple extremely well, this is a great idea. Your generosity will take them by surprise. You never know — they might even let you in on a few treats too.

Our Taste: Everything Collection is a fantastic all-rounder featuring some of our most-loved chocolate recipes. Think a few of our different chocolate Slabs, Puddles, and Selectors — all wrapped up in a classy black box and white ribbon. If you want to ramp it up a notch, choose our Taste: Everything Luxe Collection. This collection features a few more of our most celebrated recipes, and is perfect for The Gourmet gift personality who appreciates the finer things in life.

For those who prefer the higher cacao notes, our All Taste: Serious Dark Fix Collection, is an ideal choice. Dark chocolate aficionados will adore the depth of flavour and nuanced profiles.

Want to help them celebrate with a chilled glass of fizz? Gift them our Chocolate & Fizz Collection and they’ll be able to enjoy the classic pairing of chocolate and refreshing Prosecco Superiore DOCG.

To see all your options, browse our collection of hampers. Or why not consider building your own hamper for a truly bespoke offering?

Chocolate engagement gifts for couples

A chocolate gift box

Looking for a gift that includes the same exquisite chocolates that you’ll find in our hampers, but in tray form? Let us introduce you to a few of our most popular gift boxes.

Our Everything Sleekster Luxe is a lovingly curated selection of 44 of our top-pick chocolates. From nutty and alcoholic chocolates to simple dark and fruity bites, this collection provides a taste of our whole collection. Our Chocolatier’s Table is also excellent and includes a medley of our best white, milk and dark chocolate creations.

If they’re vegan (or one of them is), don’t fear! You can give them our Unbelievably Vegan* Sleekster, made up of a collection of 33 melt-in-the-mouth Nutmilk tidbits. And for a token of your love that’s a little more petite, see our Classic Signature Collection. Or for a darker spin on this box, we recommend our Dark Signature.

If fruit is their thing, our Exuberantly Fruity Sleekster might be just up their street. Full of zest and punch, it’s sure to make their taste buds tingle. Do you know that they’re pudding people or have a bit of a sweet tooth? For something that truly screams dessert, our Patisserie Sleekster is an innovative collection inspired by famous cakes and bakes.

A little tipple

An engagement is the perfect time to indulge the newlyweds in a glass of celebration. What better way to make a toast than with an extraordinary taste experience?

Luckily, our chocolatiers had the bright idea to combine chocolate with premium spirits in a few select recipes. In our Tipsy Truffles Sleekster, you’ll discover the warming delight of our soft-centred chocolate truffles made with fine rums, whiskies, gin, and champagne. This is perfect for The Romantic personality type, who enjoys gifts that speak sensual.

And, of course, you could always mix and match a few of our tipsy Selectors if you know exactly what they’d like. From moreish Amaretto Truffles and zesty Mojito Chocolates to elegant Pink Champagne Chocolate Truffles – there’s a liqueur chocolate to suit every taste.

Exquisite spirits

Perhaps they’d prefer something a little different to bubbly. Well, we have just the ticket.

Cacao is central to everything we do here at Hotel Chocolat, so it should come as no surprise that we’ve created a few cacao-infused spirits that make the most of its complex depth and bitter edge.

For gin lovers, the obvious option is our Cacao Gin. But if you think they’d enjoy something more adventurous, our Cherry & Raspberry Gin or Mango & Passion Fruit Gin is certain to add a fruity twist to their celebration.

Or how about our luxurious Velvetised Chocolate Creams? Whether they’re a fan of an Espresso Martini with a cacao twist or a sumptuously sweet Salted Caramel Velvetised Chocolate Cream, these indulgently smooth tipples are perfect to be savoured on special occasions.

Celebrate the happy couple with chocolate engagement gifts

Something for the kitchen

If the happy couple are living together, why not help them make their house a home with a few Hotel Chocolat kitchen staples?

A new blender, whisk or frying pan is a little boring if you ask us (and they probably already have them), so you’ll need to ramp it up a notch! So, what’s the best gift to choose? Well, we’d recommend our Velvetiser. This hot chocolate machine will allow the lovebirds to make their own smooth, creamy mugs of cacao. On-demand, in their own home — what could be better? If you’re thinking about buying for gift personality types, one of our Velvetiser’s is perfect for The Homebody who loves a gift that enhances their living space. This truly is the gift that keeps on giving.

Let them make some sublime cups of cacao from the get-go by gifting their Velvetiser alongside a few of our Hot Chocolate Flavours. Made with real chocolate flakes, you know you’re onto a winner with this one. The perfect chocolate engagement gifts. Plus, our single-serve hot chocolate sachets make getting barista-grade drinks at home a doddle.

Couple enjoying an engagement gift of hot chocolate

Thoughtful gifts for the occasion

Searching for the perfect engagement gift might seem challenging, but we’re here to simplify the process for you. Explore our exquisite selection of chocolate engagement gifts at Hotel Chocolat, where an array of sophisticated options awaits.

Get inspired to choose a gift that not only celebrates the happy couple but also adds a touch of sweetness to their special moment today.