Updated! Chocolate is always the perfect gift. Yes, always. It makes loved ones swoon, children clamor, coworkers sigh, and neighbors grateful. But it’s tricky when you know the recipient has a special diet. Fortunately, dairy-free, vegan, and even allergy-friendly chocolatiers are emerging. And I’ve gathered what we believe are the best dairy-free chocolate gifts for the holidays. The following sweet surprises won our top marks for fun and festive, sensationally smooth and creamy, or downright indulgent.
Pictured: Divine Treasures Dairy-Free Chocolate Gifts (details below)
25 Best Dairy-Free Chocolate Gifts for the Holidays
Each one of these decadent treats has gift-worthy appeal, but there is no rule on who they should be gifted to. You can share them with family, a dairy-free friend, or anyone who should know just how delicious dairy-free and vegan can be. But don’t forget to gift some to yourself – you deserve something special this holiday season too!
Please note that these products were dairy-free by ingredients at the time of our review. Many of these brands have allergy-friendly practices, but ingredients and processes may vary and are subject to change. Potential cross-contamination of an allergen is possible in any environment. 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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Who knew there were enough vegan, fair-trade, ethically sourced, soy-free, gluten-free, dairy-free and nut-free chocolates to make a whole subscription club? Yes, it’s all dairy-free chocolate, and each box comes with detailed information on each bar (ingredients, source, etc) along with a chocolate tasting sheet for notes. You can buy them a month, 3 months, or 6 months.
At last – a dairy-free fudge company! They launched with four chocolaty varieties, but are continuously working on new formulas. For a special treat, it’s a fair price, and they ship throughout he U.S. (all 50 states). Everything is vegan, and they use a simple base of dairy-free chocolate and cream of coconut.
Vegan truffles is what they do. These creamy coconut milk-based confections are spiked with assorted flavors and rolled in pure goodness. And did I mention – they are also gluten-free and soy-free.
Elegant Amore di Mona is known for gift-worthy chocolates that are labeled as allergy-friendly (free of dairy, gluten, soy, peanuts and tree nuts), vegan, and diabetic-friendly. I don’t follow a sugar-restricted diet, but have to admit, their low-glycemic chocolates are delicious! Everything they make is gift-worthy, including their Chocolate & Caramela Holiday Bar Box and their Connoisseur Collection of boxed chocolates.
Honestly, I couldn’t decide what picture to show. Would it be the 3 Artisan Crafted Boxes with 47 Chocolates, the Chocolate Butter Log, or the Fames Seventh Heaven Assortment (which I finally settled on). There was just so much to choose from this dairy-free chocolatier.
Moo Free is an allergy-friendly chocolate company in Europe, and Basically British has packaged a wonderful assortment into adorable reindeer bags. It’s a kid-friendly gift that I bet adults would love too.
This is one of our favorite allergy-friendly little chocolate companies. I believe they’ve been around for about a decade, making kid-friendly sweets that adults love too. This year they have a big assortment of dairy-free, gluten-free, nut-free, and soy-free chocolate figures, but my favorite is this half-pound box of five pretty semi-sweet chocolate bars. They’re affordably priced so you can buy a bundle for friends.
How do you make a dairy-free chocoholic happy? Give them 1.3 pounds of gourmet vegan chocolate bars. Lake Champlain also processes milk chocolate in their facility, but they’ve been producing vegan chocolate for many years. This year we’re loving this Sweet Library, but their Holiday Hot Chocolate Gift Set is also a top tradition.
Did you know that “Oprah’s Favorite Popcorn Tin” is dairy free? All Popsanity products are certified kosher OU pareve, and they include flavors like Cookies & Cream and Caramel Chocolate Drizzle. You can order the cute Gift Tin shown below, or go all out with their 1 Gallon, 2 Gallon, or 6.5 Gallon tins.
You can now hand pick a box of chocolates for that dairy-free, gluten-free, soy-free, low-glycemic, vegan, and paleo person on your list. The options range from 8-piece to 20-piece boxes, and the flavors include almond butter cups, after dark truffles, mulberry cacao nib hearts, and much more.
Oh Barnett’s, where have you been all of my adult life? This kosher certified company is non-dairy, and they make the most enticing boxes of dunkable biscotti. Every crunchy bite and sweet drizzle is dairy-free, but the company does use wheat, eggs, nuts, and soy (lecithin).
I’m in love with the All Natural Superfruit Bars from this fair trade, organic chocolate company. And they have a whole Chocolate Snacking Bites Collection with these infusions. The packaging itself isn’t as “gifty,” but they look colorful and inviting in a gift basket and box. (For more info, see our full review here.)
Yes, this is the chocolatier that makes the beautiful box pictured above. They’re a vegan and gluten-free company with a huge assortment of caramels, barks, and chocolate to suit almost any gifting situation.
ichoc is a German vegan chocolatier that makes some seriously scrumptious white and “milk” chocolates. You can buy their delights throughout Europe, and in the US, you can order this Basically British Gift Sack with a tasty assortment.
No one does dairy-free chocolate gifts like No Whey Chocolate. They maintain a top allergen-free facility, and churn out semi-sweet, “milk,” and white chocolate creations for every holiday and special occasion. And the selection changes every year. The founder and head chocolatier, Yochy, simply loves creating new products. (For more info, see our full review here.)
This lovely shop 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. We like their special gift box for the holidays, but they usually have seasonal foil-wrapped chocolates too. (For more info, see our full review here)
For fair trade fans, Raaka goes above and beyond with transparency. Their chocolate is also certified organic, dairy-free, gluten-free, and soy-free, and this gift box includes a unique assortment of bars. They include Oat Milk, Bourbon Cask Aged, Green Tea Crunch, Bananas Foster, and more. If that’s not a giftable collection of chocolate bars, then I don’t know what is!
Finding dairy-free chocolate is getting easier, but I was overjoyed when I discovered this dairy-free chocolate-covered pretzel maker. Their beautiful boxes include an assortment of designs and flavors, including white chocolate and peanut butter chocolate coatings.
They aren’t a dairy-free company, and they do process milk chocolate in their facility. But Frey’s solid Dark Chocolate Break Aparts are made without dairy ingredients, and they come in these cute Mint Snowman and Orange Reindeer varieties for the holidays. Plus, they are easy to purchase last minute since you can get them on Amazon or at Walmart!
This is a Belgian chocolatier that offers a full line of kosher pareve chocolates, including these pretty Dark Chocolate Collections that you can buy in pairs!
Rescue Chocolate offers the vegan truffle bar gift that keeps on giving. They have chocolate bar gift boxes and even some white chocolate options. Plus, this compassionate chocolatier donates 100% of net profits to animal rescue organizations. (For more info, see our full review here.)
Although they make dairy milk chocolates aplenty (in the same facility), this chocolatier also has vegan dark chocolate truffle boxes filled with a tasty assortment. You can order some of their vegan gift boxes on Amazon.
It isn’t often that you can gift dairy-free fudge, but Lagusta makes it possible. It all started with her unique, handcrafted vegan truffles, and has snowballed into all types of chocolates, caramels, and now, fudge. Lagusta takes plant-based seriously, with pure ingredients and eco-friendly wrap that looks nothing like the “green” gifts of years past. (For more info, see our full review here.)
If you’re looking for vegan inspirations, then this chocolatier has you covered. They make traditional milk chocolate items, but have a full line of vegan treats that are Alicia Silverstone-approved. For that extra something special, I recommend their holiday package of these chocolaty peanut butter pillows.
Sjaak’s is a chocolatier that has been around for quite some time, but they went fully vegan about a decade ago. Like No Whey Chocolate, they love the holidays, and always have a huge assortment of festive chocolates and boxes. They even make filled treats like Nog Bites and Melk Chocolate truffle boxes. But my favorite item this year is this fun package of Dark Chocolate Mint Candy Bars. (For more info, see our full review here.)
Taza is one of my all time favorite chocolate companies. They set themselves apart with earthy, stone-ground chocolate that’s dairy-free, soy-free, certified gluten-free, organic, and direct trade. They make a huge array of chocolate bars, but for gifting, my top choice is their Chocolate Mexicano Sampler. (For more info, see our full review here.)
Not long ago, AvenueSweets added dairy-free caramels to their portfolio (they produce milk-based caramels too). For gifts, you can order 1.5 Pound or 2 Pound boxes, with your choice of packaging. For a unique chocolate hit, I recommend the Sea Salt Chocolate Caramels, but you can also do an assortment with their other dairy-free caramels.
Long Island Chocolate (Vegan) or Pure 7 (Paleo)
Since I haven’t trialed either of these brands, I simply couldn’t decide! This select line of vegan, kosher parve bars from Long Island Chocolate includes fun, grown-up flavors and comes in a great gift pack. But for the paleo people on your list, Pure 7 Chocolate is honey-sweetened and you get to pick the flavors you want to include in the box. At last check, they had eight to choose from, including a sugar-free bar that’s actually sweetened with stevia.
Bonus: Dairy-Free Chocolate Gifts in 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 several other European countries.
Plamil Dairy Free is a division of another U.K. company. They produce organic, fair trade chocolates including some a full white chocolate range. Around the holidays they have hampers available.
Dairy-Free Advent Calendars
There are now so many that I’ve moved these to their own special post! We update our Dairy-Free Advent Calendars listing every November, just in case you missed it!