Christmas is coming, and that means it's time to think about the joy you're going to spread this year. There's no better way to show your loved ones you care than by sending them sweets and chocolate gifts. We have some fantastic ideas for you, so let's get started.
Why Give Sweets and Chocolate Gifts?
There are many reasons as to why people give sweets and chocolates as gifts, and to understand them, we need to look at special occasions where giving treats is a common practice.
There is a rich history associated with sweet treats at Christmas, and many people choose to stock up because chocolate and treats represent certain aspects of festive cheer.
Advent calendars have been popular since the early 1900s, and children especially love them. Each day in December, people eat chocolate, until Christmas day. Confectioners make a range of advent calendars, including Cadbury's, Galaxy and sweet manufacturers.
Selection boxes are a Christmas staple because they offer a lot of choices. If you don't know someone well enough to understand which chocolate is their favourite, then a selection box is the best option.
Cadbury's is a confectionery giant, and there are lots of options for children and adults. If you plan on selling sweets this Christmas, a cost-effective solution to provide your customers with a range of treats is to buy wholesale Cadbury's and put together bespoke selection boxes.
The most popular chocolate from the UK's favourite confectioner includes:
- Dairy Milk
- Curly Wurly
Candy canes have a peppermint flavour, and they have a shepherd's crook shape. Most people use them as decorations and enjoy eating them too!
Giving sweets and chocolate as gifts is a wonderful way to show people you care, especially in tough times. Many people can't afford to buy expensive presents for extended family and friends, but confectionery doesn't cost much, and people appreciate the gesture (plus it tastes delicious).
Christmas is the one-time people can forget about their diets, and eat the treats they enjoy. Nobody worries about calories until New Year's Eve, so it's the ideal time to stock up on chocolate bars, boxes and tubs of sweets.
Mothers Day is a tradition in many countries around the world. It involves people coming together to celebrate the impact a mother has on their life, and it's common practice to give cards and presents.
It's no secret that women love chocolate, so for many people, it's their go-to choice for a Mother's day gift. There are plenty of options available, but we've picked the most popular brands of chocolate and sweets.
According to YouGov, Galaxy is the sixth most famous chocolate in the UK. The creamy consistency and rich taste are a favourite among women, so it's ideal for giving as a gift. Popular Galaxy chocolates include bars of plain chocolate, Ripples and Minstrels.
It isn't easy to know what to buy older relatives, and a Cadbury selection box probably isn't the best route to take! But, Beech specialises in creating chocolate creams, in a range of delicious flavours. Our favourites include:
- Violet Creams
- Rose Creams
- Mint Creams
- Orange Creams
Love Hearts & Parma Violets
Two old classics are Love Hearts and Parma Violets. Most women will appreciate the nostalgic appeal of the sweets and be thankful for the meaningful gesture.
Fudge is another Mothers Day staple. It's made by heating, and cooling sugar, butter, milk, and there are plenty of flavours to choose from. The decadent treat is a cost-effective way to show someone you care and the most popular fudge versions include:
- Clotted Cream
- Rum & Raisin
While Birthdays are something we all celebrate, it's hard to know what to get people - especially as they age. Confectioners are one of the go-to places to find meaningful Birthday gifts, because no matter how old someone is, or whatever their personal preferences are - they'll enjoy treats.
Here are some of the most popular Birthday sweets and chocolate gifts you can choose.
Nestle is one of the oldest confectioners around, and their selection of chocolate treats are suitable for adults and children. Some of the most popular creations by Nestle include:
- Kit Kat
- Milky Way
The best thing about Nestle chocolate is it's the perfect nostalgic treat, but also suitable for children.
A welcome Birthday gift is sweets and chocolate from a faraway land. People in the UK love treats from the USA, and there are so many delicious sweets available.
Most people in the UK haven't heard of Laffy Taffy, but the treat is immensely popular in the USA. Known for its seemingly endless chewiness, and unique flavours, the taffy is suitable for younger people.
Popular flavours include lemon raspberry, blue raspberry, cherry and watermelon.
Another favourite US treat is food-themed gummies. The soft sweets are shaped into burgers or pizzas, and they have classic flavours.
Who doesn't love Jelly Beans? They're one of the world's most popular treats, and Jelly Belly offers an abundance of flavours for people of all ages. If you're looking for Birthday gifts, check out the infamous Beanboozled game.
Reeses is a famous brand of chocolate that specialises in peanut butter treats. While most would agree that UK chocolate has something special, Reeses offers us something different - and delicious.
Vintage sweets are ideal for older generations, but young people might also enjoy the unique flavours that are available. Some popular retro sweets include aniseed balls, lemon sherberts, mint humbugs and pear drops.
Gwynedd Confectioners specialise in chocolate-themed gifts, which make them perfect for Birthdays. Their range includes farm animals, sports, beauty, fishing and game console shaped chocolates.
Teenagers will also enjoy the Pizza based chocolate treat, which includes marshmallows and jelly treats on top.Hopefully, our top ideas for sweets and chocolate gifts help you to find the right stock for your store. Stay tuned for more top tips on the best candy.