Best luxury chocolates:
Yuletide is beckoning and you no doubt have a diary full of end-of-year bashes and Christmas parties on the horizon.
If you’re stuck for ideas on what to take your host, you can’t go wrong with a classic box of chocolates.
We’re not talking about a pack of Dairy Milk, mind. As with anything Christmas related, you’ll want to do it with style.
Whether you’re looking for a small box of truffles to gift family friends or a lavish selection of gourmet sweet treats to share with loved ones on Christmas Day, we have you covered.
We’ve also included dairy-free versions to ensure vegan readers are catered for.
Scroll on to discover the best gourmet and luxury chocolates to buy right now
Raphia - Champagne & Truffles
Blending eastern flavours with the European sweet tooth, Raphia brings the spice and vibrancy of Morocco to life with every bite of their delightful confections.
From dark chocolate-dipped nuts, indulgent chocolate truffles, jewel-like dark fruits and chocolate squares wrapped in gold foil, Raphia's offering is made for sharing with friends and loved ones.
The brand also has a selection of hampers curated specifically for Christmas, with each option offering deluxe assortments: think boxes of chewy nougat, chocolate-dipped fruit and pate de fruit. Bag one of these if you're staying at someone else's home this Christmas; we're pretty sure it will guarantee you a return invite for Christmas 2020.
If you're looking for a smaller but no less spectacular option, Raphia has plenty of those too. The Champagne & Truffle box offers the same level of extravagance as a hamper but with slimmed down contents; think a bottle of Moet and a 1kg selection of Raphia's finest speculoos (a spiced shortbread biscuit) and gloriously rich truffles in flavoured with rose, pistachio and caramel (by far our favourite).
It's destined to be the star of a Christmas dinner party, for its flavour and unique spin on Christmas sweets.
Beautifully presented in Rafia's dove grey box, it's available to buy from December 15.