'Tis the season for loading up on seasonal candies and treats. The great thing about giving candy is, you're pretty much guaranteed it will be well received. I mean, who wouldn't want to receive candy?
Plus, sending something sweet in the mail will be especially appreciated if you are apart from friends and family this holiday season. Whether you are shopping on a small budget or looking to spoil your loved ones with the finest chocolates, we've found the best holiday candy gifts to give this Christmas.
If you haven't tried pralines from Savannah's famed candy shop River Street Sweets, you're missing out. The family recipe calls for Georgia pecan halves, cream, sweet butter, and sugar. These world-famous pralines are packaged in a decorative holly tin that can be reused for many Christmas confections to come.
Buy it: Holiday Tin of Original Pralines, $39; River Street Sweets
There is perhaps no Christmas treat more widely regarded than peppermint bark. Williams Sonoma brings out their fan-favorite peppermint bark just once a year. One five-star reviewer raves, "The only Peppermint Bark that I eat. The only Peppermint Bark I give as gifts to people I love."
Buy it: The Original Williams Sonoma Peppermint Bark, $30: Williams-Sonoma
Get in the spirit with this collection of Christmas-colored jelly beans which includes Very Cherry, Green Apple, Coconut, and Red Apple flavors. At just $10, this mix makes a great stocking stuffer, white-elephant gift, or budget-friendly present.
Buy it: Jelly Belly Christmas Mix, $10; Amazon
Godiva's limited-edition gift box features three new holiday-inspired flavors: White Raspberry, Dark Chocolate Hot Cocoa, and Milk Chocolate Almond Caramel. The red and gold gift box will stand out among the sea of presents under the tree.
Buy it: Limited Edition Holiday Chocolate Collection, $60; Godiva
This "Santa's Workshop" keepsake tin is filled with 24 Ghirardelli squares in assorted flavors. It's enough to put a smile on Ebenezer Scrooge himself.
Buy it: Winter Village Workshop Keepsake Tin, $20; Ghirardelli
With over 95 years of candy-making experience, See's Candy is committed to making candies with only the freshest and finest ingredients. Perhaps you've seen the iconic black-and-white exterior on one of their over 200 shops across the nation. Give someone special this incredible, two-pound sampling of See's classic flavors.
Buy it: Large Gold Fancy, $58; See's Candies
What better way to make someone smile than this ugly sweater candy tin that pays homage to Bob Ross? These tins are sold in sets of three, and each is filled with sour green apple hard candies.
Buy it: Bob Ross Ugly Sweater Sour Candy Tin Set Of 3, $12; World Market
Harry & David is known for providing gourmet gift baskets for nationwide shipping. This is the perfect box to gift to those with a sweet tooth in your life. It includes a mix of premium popcorn, chocolate-covered cherries, chocolate truffles, and tree-cutout shortbread cookies. It's a great way to show someone you care, even when you're spending the holidays apart.
Buy it: Holiday Sweet Treats, $25; Harry & David
Looking for an out-of-the-box gift for the coffee-addict in your life? L.A.-based Alfred Coffee teamed up with the famed Sugarfina candy company to create two new caffeinated gummy bear flavors: Iced Vanilla Latte and Cold Brew. The set comes complete with a tumbler that is sure to get plenty of use from any coffee drinker.
Buy it: Sugarfina x Alfred's But First, Coffee Tumbler and Caffeinated Gummy Bears Set, $25; Nordstrom
These gourmet caramels are handmade in Bozeman, Montana. Gift this set of their buttery, award-winning caramels this holiday season. One five-star reviewer says, "I often gift this to other caramel lovers and they always get giddy about it."
Buy it: Béquet Caramel Celtic Sea Salt Gift Bag, $28; Amazon
If you don't really know what they like, why not give them a bit of everything. This red-truck gift box is filled with handmade treats from Savannah's own River Street Sweets, including their world-famous pralines, hand-stretched peanut brittle, sweet-and-salty glazed pecans, hand-dipped chocolate pretzels, and their best-selling assorted chocolate bear claws.
Buy it: Christmas Tree Farm Treats, $50; River Street Sweets
This stylish red trunk is filled with an assortment of candies from the luxury candy maker, Sugarfina. It includes fan-favorites like their "Champagne bear" and "Sugarfina pearls," in addition to holiday-themed confections like "Gingerbread cookie bites."
Buy it: Sugarfina Holiday 2020 Mini Trunk of Candy, $120; Neiman Marcus
For the Christmas-candy traditionalist, this tin of hand-pulled hard candy is sure to bring back treasured memories and feelings of nostalgia. It includes mini ribbon candies, art candy, and a selection of peppermint straws. They're so pretty, you'll want to keep them out for decoration (until you taste them, that is).
Buy it: Hammonds Christmas Classics Gift Tin, $10; World Market
Any candy lover is going to be more than familiar with Dylan's. Give them the gift they deserve with this tower of sweet treats that includes gummy bears, licorice twists, Swedish fish, and sour patch watermelon. The stackable-box packaging means no wrapping is required on your part.
Buy it: Dylan's Candy Bar Gummy Sweet Treat Tower, $50; Neiman Marcus
Sugarfina somehow makes candy stylish with this eight-piece, bento-style gift box. Each of the candy cubes is filled with a holiday-inspired confection, from "Spiked Eggnog Bears," to "Candy Cane Caramels."
Buy it: Sugarfina Holiday Sips and Cravings 8-Piece Bento Box, $68; Neiman Marcus
Hammond's makes gifting easy with this set of three holiday gift bags. Each is filled with classic, hand-pulled hard candy that will evoke a sense of nostalgia in any recipient. "I love these candies from when I was younger," says one reviewer. "Great memories and they are delicious."
Buy it: Hammond's Gift Bags, Set Of 3, $15; World Market
Lindt's Master Swiss Chocolatiers spared no decadence when creating this luxury gift set. Each chocolate has the classic, melt-in-your-mouth center that you would expect from this premium brand.
Buy it: Lindt Swiss Luxury Selection Boxed Chocolate Gift Box, $32; Amazon
This festive, Christmas tree-shaped box is filled with three holiday-themed candy cubes, including "Christmas Tree" gummies, "Candy Cane Caramels," and "Merry Berries." It's available exclusively at Neiman Marcus.
Buy it: Sugarfina Neiman Marcus Holiday 2020 3-Piece Bento Box, $32; Neiman Marcus
Any chocoholic interested in the bean-to-bar process will appreciate this gift from the chocolate producers and sellers at Condor Chocolate. This Athens, Georgia-based chocolate shop uses the finest Ecuadorian cacao to make luxury chocolates and decadent desserts in their own factory. This set includes a trio of chocolate bars, two bags of toffee, and a box of assorted truffles.
Buy it: Condor Gift Box, $65; Condor Chocolates
This gift set is fit for a queen, literally: Charbonnel et Walker holds a Chocolate Manufacturer Royal Warrant to Her Majesty the Queen. Give the gift of luxury truffles from one of Britain's earliest chocolatiers.
Buy it: Charbonnel et Walker Chocolate & Truffle Gift Basket, $190; Macy's
You know the name Ferrero Rocher as the company behind the classic milk-chocolate and hazelnut candies. This gold, Christmas-tree box puts them on full display in the most festive way.
Buy it: Ferrero Rocher Holiday Chocolate Gift Tree, $8; Target