Gifts for: Chocoholics

Check off everyone on your holiday gifting list with our guide to shopping for your creative bunch: your glam-obsessed friend, foodie fanatic, fashionista, gracious host and many more. With options for every budget, you’ll find something nice for every price. Stay tuned weekly for a closer look into our neighborhood gift guide, available for download on

Indulge the chocoholic in your life with dangerously delectable goodies from the cocoa experts of Union Square.

There’s no better way to hit the chocolate sweet spot than with the infamous Babka from Breads Bakery. Endless layers of buttery brioche-like dough, woven with ribbons of rich chocolate—yes, please.

Speaking of doughy goodness, Dough bakes up fresh and delicious pillows of brioche-type dough, glazed to perfection. Have your doughnut Nutella injected, Salted Chocolate Caramel dunked, Mocha Almond Crunch topped, or Chocolate Cocoa Nib sprinkled for the ultimate chocolatey experience. Bring a box of these treats to work and you’re guaranteed a lifelong friendship.

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So you’re more of a croissant person we hear? Luckily Union Fare creates some of the most delicious (and largest) filled croissants in the neighborhood. How to choose between Cookies and Cream and Red Velvet? Get both!

For the true chocolate connoisseur, gift the unique tasting experience of world-class prestigious chocolate brands. Cocoa Store highlights the produce of artisans who are masters of their trade with an innovative mix of bars, truffles and more. Choose from a box of delicate pralines or gift a chocolate subscription to have a box of specially curated chocolate samples at their doorstep every month.

For a more budget friendly alternative, head to chocolate haven Max Brenner. From their special “Hug Mug”, boxed bon bons, First Aid Chocolate Gift Box and chocolate ganache syringe, it’ll be hard to not feel like a kid again—but we’re not complaining.

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If you still have yet to find anything for that sweet tooth, take a visit to modern day Willy Wonka’s Chocolate Factory, Dylan’s Candy Bar. With walls lined with all things sweet and sour, you ought to find anything imaginable chocolate covered and delicious. Mix and match your giftee's favorite goodies and pack them into a customized tin for the sweetest little present.