The 26 Best Chocolates to Buy for Valentine's Day

From budget-friendly to luxury. 

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bag of ghirardelli chocolate, red heart-shaped box of chocolate, and chocolate bar on red and pink square background
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Some consider chocolate a Valentine's Day tradition, others a requirement. Regardless, gifting chocolate on Valentine's Day is a fail-proof way to show everyone in your life a little love — including yourself!

But giving chocolate for Valentine's Day doesn't have to be boring. We've rounded up a collection of Valentine's Day chocolate gifts for every budget (sorted by price from low to high). Here are all the best Valentine's Day chocolates made to be devoured.

Reese's Valentine's Peanut Butter Heart

orange box with heart-shaped peanut butter cup

You'll want to grab a few of these extra-large peanut butter cup hearts for gifting to family, friends, teachers, coworkers, etc.

Buy it: $5;

Strawberry Truffles

pink box with white chocolate heart-shaped truffles
See's Candies

These must-have truffles from the legendary candymakers at See's feature a strawberry cream filling coated in white chocolate: "I get these every year because they are so good!" says one reviewer.

Buy it: $10;

Happy Galentine's Assortment

small box with six assorted chocolates
See's Candies

Here's the perfect gift for celebrating the gal pals in your life — and it won't bust your budget.

Buy it: $10;

Ferrero Rocher Collection

set of 24 candies in foil wrapping

Ferrero Rocher's assorted gift box features three of their iconic chocolate-hazelnut confections.

Buy it: $11; or

Red Fire Chili Chocolate Bomba Hearts

two red and pink boxes of chocolate hearts
Vosges Chocolate

This sweet-heat treat is the perfect Valentine's Day gift for the spice lovers on your list: Dark chocolate hearts are infused with Ancho chilies, chipotle chilies, and cinnamon.

Buy it: $18;

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Ghirardelli Chocolate Assortment Duet Hearts

magenta bag of Ghirardelli chocolate

Ghirardelli's luscious, caramel-filled hearts are available in four flavors: White Chocolate Caramel, Milk Chocolate Caramel, Dark Chocolate Sea Salt Caramel and Milk Chocolate. Each heart is individually wrapped, so you can easily share the love with everyone on your list.

Buy it: $20;

Hearts on Fire Sampler

stacked chocolate disks in pink packaging
Taza Chocolate

Taza's minimally processed, stone ground chocolate allows the cacao to really shine. This sampler pack features eight of their signature flavors.

Buy it: $21;

Valentine's Elephants Gift

box of chocolate next to gift bag
See's Candies

This ready-to-give Valentine's Day gift set features a box of assorted chocolates, a bag of milk chocolate foil hearts, and an accompanying treat bag.

Buy it: $23;

Theo Chocolate Valentine's Day Salted Black Licorice Organic Dark Chocolate Bar

bar of dark chocolate with pink design
Theo Chocolate

Don't miss your chance to enjoy these limited-edition, fair trade dark chocolate bars. Enhanced with star anise oil, licorice root extract, and sea salt, it's a sweet and sophisticated treat. One 5-star reviewer says, "I look forward to buying the dark chocolate licorice bar every year during the brief time they are available. They are the best and I love giving them as gifts to friends."

Buy it: $24 for 6;

Lindt Lindor Valentine Truffles Box

red heart-shaped box of chocolates will floral pattern

Your Valentine will fall for these silky smooth truffles packaged in a festive heart-shaped box.

Buy it: $25;

Italian Chocolate-Covered Cherry Hat Box

round box with chocolate-covered cherries

These Italian-made confections feature sweet-and-tart Garbana cherries soaked in grappa (a grape-based pomace brandy) and coated in a rich dark chocolate. It's a serious upgrade from your standard cherry cordials.

Buy it: $30-$60;

Valentine's Day Chocolate-Covered Strawberries

chocolate-dipped strawberries that spell "love"
Hickory Farms

Sometimes you just can't beat a classic. This assortment of chocolate-covered strawberries includes four milk chocolate and two dark chocolate strawberries with festive Valentine's accents.

Buy it: $32;

Max Brenner Chocolate Love Story Pralines

red and white striped chocolate box with decorative chocolates and red ribbon
1-800 Flowers

In the French tradition, a chocolate praline has a nougat-like center made with roasted nuts and caramelized sugar. Each of Max Brenner's chocolate pralines are hand-made into small cubes with a striking pattern that's sure to impress your Valentine.

Buy it: $35;

La Maison du Chocolat Chocolate Selection

brown box with rectangular chocolates
Williams Sonoma

La Maison du Chocolat's French-made chocolates are as delicious as they are stunning. This collection features a mix of pralines and ganaches in both milk and dark chocolate.

Buy it: $38;

Hot Cocoa Bombs

heart-shaped hot cocoa bombs next to mugs of hot cocoa
1-800 Flowers

Here's the winter blues pick-me-up they need. Simply add the cocoa bombs to a mug and slowly pour hot milk over the top, releasing swirls of hot chocolate and mini marshmallows.

Buy it: $40;

Valentine's Day Fabric Heart Chocolate Gift Box

red fabric heart-shaped box of chocolates

A heart-shaped box of chocolates is always a timeless Valentine's Day gift, but few are as iconic as Godiva's luxe, red fabric box.

Buy it: $40-$100 (originally $50-$100); or

Knipschildt Chocolatier Heart Box Truffle + Bon Bon Assortment

pink heart shaped box with chocolate truffles on marble surface
Williams Sonoma

These artisan milk and dark chocolates feature silken ganaches and hand-painted designs, all packaged in a pink heart-shaped box.

Buy it: $45; or

Valentine's Day Heart Assorted Dark Chocolate Gift Box With Cherry Cordials

gold and purple heart-shaped box of dark chocolates next to cherry cordials

If they're a dark chocolate enthusiast, show them how well you know them with this assortment of chocolates, including Dark Chocolate Raspberry Velvet, Dark Caramel Embrace, and more. Plus, it's paired with Godiva's legendary cherry cordials.

Buy it: $45;

Berry in Love Care Package

cardboard box with variety of chocolate bars and a heart-shaped box of chocolates
Seattle Chocolate Co.

Whether your Valentine is near or far, this chocolate care package is the ultimate way to say, "I love you." The package includes a heart-shaped chocolate truffle gift box, an assortment of chocolate bars, and an illustrated postcard featuring chocolate pairing suggestions.

Buy it: $49;

Personalizable M&M's Occasion Bottle

champagne bottle filled with personalized red and pink m&ms next to gift tube

What's better than bubbly? I would argue a Champagne bottle filled with personalized chocolate. Design your own M&M's with a special message or even a photo for a truly special surprise.

Buy it: $50;

Chocolate Truffles in Valentine's Day Heart Box

heart shaped box of chocolates with variety of truffles
Harry and David

These melt-in-your mouth truffles come in six different flavors to tempt every palate, including chocolate blueberry, strawberry milkshake, and chocolate cherry.

Buy it: $50;

Jacques Torres Chocolate Valentine's Day Sweet Love Bonbon Box

multi colored heart bonbons in gift box

There's no need to make a trip to the Big Apple for these gourmet chocolates from the legendary New York chocolatier. Send this assortment of 12 luxe, heart-shaped bonbons straight to their door.

Buy it: $50;

andSons Chocolatiers Valentine's Day Gift Box

box of heart shaped and square chocolates

This assortment of truffles, caramels, pralines, and heart-shaped confections come in a range of unique flavors (think: Pecan Coffee, Pistachio & Raspberry, Tropical Caramel). "As visually appealing as they are delicious," says one reviewer.

Buy it: $52-$102;

Fudgy Frosting Squares

gift box with six fudgy frosting squares
Milk Bar

Frosting — the best part of any cake — is swirled into a fudgy chocolate square. This set includes three different flavors: Birthday, Double Dark Chocolate, and Milk Chocolate Cereal Milk.

Buy it: $55;

Sugar Plum Heart Shaped Chocolate Pizza With Mallet

heart-shaped chocolate pizza with chocolate-coated candies and icing in box with wooden mallet

Here's a gift fit for a heart-breaker: A chocolate pizza topped with crushed pretzels, cookies, potato chips, and chocolate gems, complete with a wooden mallet for smashing.

Buy it: $55;

Chocolate Heart Filled With Chocolate Candies

heart-shaped chocolate shell with red foil containing assorted chocolates
André's Confiserie Suisse

A selection of gourmet chocolate candies is encased in a foil-wrapped chocolate shell for maximum chocolaty goodness.

Buy it: $64;

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