Valentine’s Day Gift Guide

After a year of social distancing, mask wearing, and generally keeping yourself to yourself wherever possible, we can all feel a little out of practice when it comes to sharing. Love in the time of lockdown can feel hard to keep hold of, but that’s why it’s so important to keep sharing it. Whether you’re digitally dating, jumping on the family video chat, or painting the living-room red with all the single ladies and lads; this Valentine’s everyone is invited. Here are some ideas to help you share the love.

 

For her
Accessorize Love Wash Bag

Nothing says you’re spreading the love like embroidering it on a beautiful wash bag – the perfect little gift for someone in your life who could do with feeling pampered and spoiled.

 

 

For him
L’Occitane Eau de Toilette

You might not be able to glam up and hit the town this Valentine’s Day, but that’s no reason not to look, feel, and smell your best. Bring a splash of class to someone’s lockdown with great gift sets from L’Occitane.

For the fitness lover
Frame Gift Card

Suggesting someone get fit can be a minefield, be careful you don’t offend! But maybe you can both join forces and power-up together, with Frame offering classes that range from fun party vibes to high intensity full-on fitness.

 

 

For the friend with sweet tooth
Hotel Chocolat Hamper

Now you’ve got the fitness sorted, your loved ones can enjoy some guilt-free treats! Hotel Chocolat has packages and bundles big and small, so you can say “treat yourself” in the most delicious way possible.

 

For the person you haven’t seen for a while
Typo Gin & Lemon Card

Raise a glass to your digital squad and surprise with a little reminder that you’re thinking of them, adding a touch of the personal and physical to those Friday Zoom drinks. Alcohol-free options also available from Typo.

Chocolate happiness, gifted with elegance

The festive season isn’t just one day. It’s debating when to put up the tree, and when it’s too early for mince pies. It’s making your list and checking it twice. It’s sneaking a shake of your presents, and the look on their faces when they open theirs. At Hotel Chocolat, it’s our mission to help you gift chocolate happiness, never more so than at this time of year.

We invent, create and ribbon-tie your gifts so we can see for ourselves that they’re perfect, down to the finest detail. From festive sleeves, Selector gift boxes and chic bottle bags to Concierge bags and wicker hampers, it’s the attention to detail that means you can look forward to big smiles and you-shouldn’t-have head-tilts when your gifts are opened this year.

The Handpicked Christmas Collection

The Chocolatier’s Tables
Epic and unadulterated, this show-stopping collection makes a fantastic party centrepiece, an unforgettable gift or a way to share dessert.

Rather Large Cracker
The big bang.  An unapologetically large cracker, filled with 40 chocolates, 12 paper hats – and one serious snap!

The Chocolate Wreath Box
Adorn your kitchen cupboard with The Chocolate Wreath Box. Filled to the brim with caramels, pralines and truffles, treat yourself to your favourite festive chocolate bites. Perfect to tuck into as you trim your tree and deck the halls.

 

The Grand Chocolate Wreath Box
Weighing in at over a kilo of chocolate, we don’t think you’ll be swapping these for a Christmas wreath made out of holly any time soon! This epic creation includes 84 chocolates and six festive wreaths and is carefully curated to have the “wow” factor all chocolate boxes should.

Visit hotelchocolat.com to shop the full Christmas range online.

Happiness is… Hotel Chocolat at Christmas

The recently opened Hotel Chocolat at Angel Central has been keeping our sweet tooth satisfied this festive season. Here’s our delicious guide to season’s eatings, courtesy of Hotel Chocolat.

 

1. Complimentary tastings

Enjoy complimentary tastings at Hotel Chocolat today and every day until Christmas! 40% milk chocolate Jolly Penguin, filled with ooey, gooey molten caramel. Just pop into Hotel Chocolat, Angel. 

 

2. Chocolate lock-ins

Dreams can come true. Fancy being locked in Hotel Chocolat? Not only will you learn how chocolate’s made, you’ll taste a lot of it too. Get your ticket at the Angel hotel here.

 

3. Christmas in a cup

Happiness is…Salted Caramel & Clementine Hot Chocolat, topped with cacao whip in a 100% compostable Christmas cup. Prefer your own reusable cup? Excellent. You’ll save 50p if you bring your own.

The very thing you need to relax and refuel this festive season. Real, grated Hotel Chocolat chocolate, melted into your choice of milk, topped with their secret recipe cacao whip…