Jan 072011

Chocolate flowers for Valentine’s Day is the perfect way to say “I love you.” Try a bouquet of chocolate roses, chocolate teddy bears, or chocolate Valentine’s Day hearts!

These gift ideas and tips for chocolate lovers (chocoholics) are much more interesting and unique.

Before the tips, a quip:

“After about 20 years of marriage, I’m finally starting to scratch the surface of [what women want]. And I think the answer lies somewhere between conversation and chocolate.” ~ Mel Gibson.

If you’re a man looking for the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for a woman, think melted chocolate and heartfelt discussions that last long into the night. Express your love with a chocolate fondue, perhaps…or a chocolate bubble bath! But before we get to the bubble bath and shampoo, check out the chocolate bouquet of roses from Chocolate.com. Gorgeous, and delicious!

A nd, here are several more gift ideas for chocoholics on Valentine’s Day…

Chocolates for Valentine’s Day — More Than A Bouquet of Chocolate Roses

Inscribed or engraved chocolate hearts, bars, or statues. A creative gift for chocoholics is personalized M&M’S®. The Mars chocolate experts will put your sweetie’s photo or a special “I love you” on their little bits ‘o chocolate. M&M’s last a long time – so your Valentine can savor this present for months or even years. Or, if you want to engrave a chocolate bar, chocolate heart, or chocolate teddy bear, check out Chocolate.com’s selection of chocolate gifts for Valentine’s Day.

Chocolate bubble bath, soap, and shampoo. This is creative Valentine’s Day gift is perfect for chocolate lovers who are watching their waistlines, or who can’t eat a lot of chocolate for health reasons. Soaping up with chocolate fudge shampoo and bubble bath gives them the luxury of chocolate without the calories. And, some chocolate gift ideas are great just to look at, such as the chocolate cupcake soap.

Chocolate aromatherapy. More chocolate, without the fat or sugar! “Chocolate is said to produce the same europhic feelings as those experienced during sex, so chocolate combined with aromatherapy is the ultimate indulgence!” says Sharon Falsetto, who created her own Chocolate Shop. “Using true cocoa butter, with the added ingredients of essential oils, there are true aromatic and therapeutic benefits from chocolate aromatherapy. Cocoa butter is also good for the skin; used correctly and with true aromatherapy ingredients, ‘chocolate’ really is beneficial in aromatherapy!” This is a romantic gift idea for couples who want to relax and pamper one another.

Milk chocolate champagne bottle. A perfect way to toast your love on Valentine’s Day! Chocolate.com has a gorgeous chocolate champagne bucket and bottle — it’s a creamy milk chocolate champagne bottle in a decadent dark chocolate bucket, surrounded by Enjou’s assorted truffles. This is a great way to end a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner, and lead into a romantic evening.

Gift card or gift certificate to a local gourmet chocolate shop. I love Hershey’s kisses, and would enjoy a chocolate-filled mug or glass. But even better is a gift card or gift certificate to Purdy’s Chocolates. One of the best ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day is to give the gift of freedom in a chocolate shop — this is a dream come true for chocolate lovers! Find a local, unique, creative chocolate shop in your area, buy a small item, and give it along with a gift card to your chocoholic.

Chocolate mint tea. This is one of my favorite winter treats: snuggling up to a cup of chocolate mint tea. I just started drinking chocolate tea a few weeks ago, and love that it contains zero fat and smells like rich dark chocolate — a combination that makes it the perfect Valentine’s Day gift for chocolate lovers.

Chocolate covered raspberries, blueberries, mangoes, and oranges. Have you ever tried chocolate covered blueberries or cherries? Amazing. But it gets more creative than that: Belgian chocolate covered raspberries are healthy as well as decadent. I hadn’t even heard of chocolate dipped dried pears or chocolate dipped kiwis until I researched this “creative chocolate Valentine’s Day gifts for chocolate lovers” article!

Remember to find out if your sweetheart loves dark, milk, or white chocolate. If you’re not a chocoholic, you may not realize the importance of the different types of chocolate! “In the beginning, the Lord created chocolate, and He saw that it was good. Then He separated the light from the dark, and it was better.” This anonymous quip speaks directly to my heart. I love dark chocolate, and almost never eat white chocolate. I don’t even like white chocolate chips in my dark chocolate. Milk chocolate is fine…but dark chocolate is my true love. Before you buy a creative chocolate Valentine’s Day gift for your chocolate lover, find out what kind of chocolate she loves best.

How about a chocolate-covered Valentine’s Day vacation? Read Valentine’s Day Getaways – 10 Tips for a Romantic Maui Vacation.

And if you have any tips for Valentine’s Day and chocolate roses, please comment below…

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  2 Responses to “A Bouquet of Chocolate Roses on Valentine’s Day Says It All”

  1. How about topping it off with a Hershey’s Kiss Valentine’s Balloon? Check out (Gifts.com)

  2. I am a chocoholic and I must say these gifts you found are making me hungry! Not sure I would be into the soap and bath bubbles though – I just want to eat the stuff! The fruit covered in chocolate are probably what I would most want.