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Top 12 Dairy-Free Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays

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Our team of Go Dairy Free reviewers has taste-tested dozens of dairy-free chocolates (it’s a tough job, but someone has got to do it), and the following chocolate gifts won our top marks for fun and festive, sensationally smooth and creamy, or downright indulgent.

Top 12 Dairy-Free Chocolate Gifts for the Dairy-Free Holidays

Dairy-Free Advent Calendars

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Amandas Own Advent Calendar1. Amanda’s Own offers an animated design (pictured at left), with an adorable piece of chocolate hiding behind each little door. Their facility and chocolate is gluten-free and Top 8-Free, and well-suited to young taste buds.

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate - Premium Chocolatiers Advent Calendar Too2. Premium Chocolatiers is well known for their “milkless” chocolate with a milky taste. All of the vegan treats in the creative hand-crafted calendar (pictured at right) are made in Premium’s dairy-, egg-, gluten-, and nut-free facility (contains soy)

Both of the above chocolatiers ship their festive chocolate throughout North America (U.S. and Canada). For options in Europe, look to Plamil and Moo-Free.

Set the Bar High with these Chocolate Gifts

3. Dear Coco made us swoon with their new Artisan Chocolate Toffee Bars. They start with creamy, all-natural dairy-free dark chocolate and then layer it with shards of rich vegan toffee, followed by nuts or seeds. With eight globally-inspired bars to choose from five-spice, white sesame Shangai to almond Barcelona, you are better off gifting the entire set. They are dairy-, egg-, and gluten-free. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Dear Coco Toffee Bars

4. Pascha Chocolate is still my favorite for straight up incredible dairy-free chocolate bars, and the gorgeous packaging ensures that your chocolate gifts are still impressive. Buy one of each variety, stack the perfectly rectangular boxes, tie with ribbon, and share the chocolate love. Each bar is made in their Top 8-Free facility. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Pascha Chocolate Bars

5. Amore di Mona offers a hybrid box of bars and caramels that is sure to please all of the low glycemic loved ones on your list. Neatly packaged, each gift box contains one of their creamy fair trade chocolate bars (love them!), one Caramela “bar” and one Caramela with Cherries “bar.” They are labeled as allergy-friendly (free of dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts and tree nuts), vegan, and diabetic-friendly.

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Amore di Mona Chocolate Bars

6. Rescue Chocolate offers the vegan truffle bar gift (pictured at the top of the page and below) that keeps on giving. They donate 100% of net profits to animal rescue organizations, and offer chocolate gifts of all sizes, including: The Top Dog Collection, 4 Paw Collection, Animal House Collection, and Best in Show Collection. (For more into, see our full review here)

Rescue Chocolate Gifts - Bars

Truffles, Meltaways and other Chocoholic Dreams

7. Ethereal Confections touts completely dairy-free and gluten-free, handmade chocolate gifts, and they are indeed heavenly! From decadent truffles and meltaways to nut butter-y nom noms this one-stop confection shop is a dairy-free chocoholic’s dream. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Ethereal Truffles

8. Jen’s Zen makes the most amazing dairy-free and vegan chocolate sauces with a luxurious base of organic coconut milk. It thickens up to a dense fudge when chilled, but becomes creamy and pourable (though still thick and rich) when warmed. Available in Original, Raspberry, and Peppermint, they don’t come pre-packaged as a set, but who says you can’t place them in a gift basket or bag on your own? (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Jen's Zen Chocolate Sauce

9. Intemperantia offers the dreamiest bites of chocolate that have ever crossed my lips. Rich with cocoa butter (yes, that is a naturally dairy-free ingredient!), they literally melt into a milky, fudgy, creamy bliss. Even their French hot chocolate contains luxurious cocoa butter. Both are vegan and packaged in beautiful, gift-able boxes. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Intemperentia

10. Lagusta’s Luscious is far from ordinary, with unique hand-crafted chocolate and truffle flavors packaged in eco-friendly wrap that looks nothing like the “green” gifts of years past. Lagusta seems to love contrast, her truffle flavors are rustic yet the look and taste is quite refined. Though she has added many new options over the years, we still love her original line of intense truffles best. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Lagustas Luscious Truffles

11. Sjaak’s successfully ventures where many have tread, yet fallen short, before. While dairy-free white chocolate can seem impossible to master, they have hit the sweet spot with their Snowballs – over-sized truffles with a smooth, yet delightfully crunchy and rich hazelnut filling, enrobed in a thick blanket of smooth white chocolate. Enjoy this dreamy indulgence before the sugar coma sets in. (For more into, see our full review here)

Sjaaks Snowballs: Dairy-Free White Chocolate Covered Hazelnut Truffles

12. Taza Chocolate sets themselves apart with earthy, stone-ground chocolate. Every bite is dairy-free, soy-free, certified gluten-free, organic, and direct trade. They offer all types of gift packages, including boxes filled with my favorite Taza delight, the Mexicano Chocolate Discs. The selection is huge, with more traditional flavors like Salted Almond and Ginger, and seasonal varieties like Spiked Eggnog. (For more into, see our full review here)

Dairy-Free Christmas Chocolate Gifts - Taza Stone Ground Chocolate

For more delicious dairy-free chocolate, see our reviews.

Bonus: U.K and Europe

Moo Free is a completely organic, dairy-free, vegan and gluten-free chocolatier offering advent calendars and chocolate santas. They can be hard to find in North America, but the brand is readily available in the U.K. and a bit in other countries. For the U.S., some Moo Free products are sold at www.veganessentials.com.

Plamil Dairy Free is a division of another U.K. company. They produce organic, fair trade Dairy Free Advent Calendars and oh-so enticing Chocolate Snowmen.

What are your favorite dairy-free chocolate gifts (for a loved one or yourself!)? Please do share in the comments.

Please note that many of these brands are allergy-friendly, but ingredients and processes may vary and are subject to change. Always contact the company directly to confirm a product’s safety where severe food allergies or other food issues are a concern.

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  1. The Peace PatchDecember 4, 2013 at 6:50 pmReply

    Thank you for sharing this list…so many new treats to explore!
    My faves so far have always been Endangered Species Chocolates and Theo Chocolates. Cheers! :)

    • Alisa FlemingDecember 4, 2013 at 7:14 pmReply

      I still have to try Theo – thank you for sharing!

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