If you're ever unsure of what to get someone for Christmas, you can't beat a bitta fancy chocolate.
Whether you're trying to pick up something for your child's teacher who's been a saint all year, your Kris Kindle at work who you know has a sweet tooth or just want to bulk out a Christmas stocking with some tasty additions, chocolate is the way to go. And if you're looking to replace your usual selection box with something from an Irish business, we have a gorge list here of fab chocolatey gifts from small, homegrown businesses.
Chocolate slab from Bean and Goose
These gorgeous slabs filled with specially selected ingredients, look delicious and also, lets face it - who doesn't want to use a small hammer on their food? It just makes everything more fun.
Chocolate Advent Calendar from Grá Chocolates
The ultimate chocolatey gift, with tasty delights inside every drawer. Check out their chocolate mince pie heart too if you're in the market for a smaller gift.
Christmas Truffle Selection from Koko Kinsale
You'd buy this for the packaging alone, but it only gets better once you take a look inside. Choose from the Christmas box with Christmas spice, hazelnut and orange zest flavours or the boozy box, with champagne, whiskey and brandy flavoured truffles.
Chocolate Gift Boxes from Lir
These beautiful boxes are plastic free and completely sustainable. Each chocolate is hand crafted and individually shaped and the boxes have a real wow factor, while still maintaining a personal, made-with-love touch.
Coloured BonBons from Temptation Patisserie
These chocolates are like literal works of art and would make a beautiful gift. The bonbons are made in small batches, hand painted and completely unique. They look too good to eat - although I'm sure I'd find a way.
Chocolate Tree from Arcane Chocolate
How beautiful is this tree decorated with individually made 'Celtic Rose' stamps and filled with golden nuggets and tasty hazelnuts?
Chez Emily Hamper
Go all out and get your chocolate loving loved one a Chez Emily Hamper, with loads of goodies including a chocolate Nokia 3310. Swipe along if you don't believe me.
Header image via Instagram/temptation_patisserie