Light and refreshing chocolate gifts for summer birthday celebrations (2024)

Mark your summer birthday celebration with light and refreshing chocolates from Hotel Chocolat. From gifts and boxes to hampers and cacao tipples, there’s something to suit every kind of party.

We’ve now entered arguably the best season of the year — the one where sunshine is here to stay. If you’re lucky enough to celebrate your birthday in summer, then why not do it with the best cacao treats around? At Hotel Chocolat, we believe in making summer birthdays as memorable as possible, whether you’re hosting an intimate dinner party or an all-bells-and-whistles garden party.

Our summer chocolate range is designed to delight, with flavours that are light, refreshing, and the perfect complement to any summer celebration.

Let’s explore the finest chocolate ideas for birthday celebrations, and see how our summer collection can elevate your festivities just that step further.

Chocolates for a birthday picnic

Picture this: a warm summer’s day, a soft blanket spread across the grass, and a picnic basket brimming with a variety of delights to share with your loved one.

To make your cosy birthday celebration even more enchanting, it’s easier than ever to enhance your selection with our summer chocolate and birthday chocolate range. These light and fruity offerings are the perfect picnic partners, sure to bring a smile to everyone’s face.

Summer co*cktails To Chill

Who says co*cktails are just for drinking? Try our Summer co*cktail chocolates for a snap and burst of flavour, featuring classic favourites like Passion Fruit Martini, Mojito, Raspberry Daiquiri, and a refreshing Lychee Martini.

Exuberantly Fruity Sleekster

The Exuberantly Fruity Sleekster is a collection of our finest summer-inspired chocolates. From zesty lemon to rich raspberry, these chocolates are crafted to capture the essence of summer desserts. What better way to uplift your birthday celebration than with 38 chocolates to share and graze on in the sunshine?

Summer Desserts H-Box

Inspired by time spent with our noses pressed against a patisserie window, this humble Summer Desserts H-Box holds 16 of our summer chocolates. Choose from the zing of Lemon Meringue Pie and Passion Fruit Cheesecake or the Raspberry Jam & Clotted Cream, and much more.

Barbecue birthday celebration chocolate gifts

Summer calls for one thing — and that’s a good ol’ barbecue There’s something undeniably special about barbecue summer celebrations. The smoky aroma, the laughter, and of course, the food and nibbles on display. Why not elevate the occasion with fruity chocolates? Perfect for afternoon grazing.

Pineapple and Yuzu Chocolate Selector

Tropical paradise in chocolate form. These dark chocolate cacao cups hold a citrus tang with layers of sweet pineapple, combined lovingly with creamy ganache. Did you know that yuzu is from China and is a fresh, fragrant fruit from the citrus family? This Pineapple and Yuzu chocolate has bass notes of orange mixed with the sharpness of lemon — a great little petit four.

Pink & Classic Champagne Truffles Tin

Light, effervescent, and utterly sophisticated. These truffles are the perfect end to a BBQ, offering a touch of luxury to your celebration. If you’re attending a birthday BBQ this summer, this could even double up as a gift! Two tins of our best-loved chocolate champagne truffles, made with real Mercier Champagne.

The Cacao Bar Collection

Surprise your guests with these adorable miniatures of cacao alcohol — the perfect summer birthday toast. This chocolate alcohol gift set contains our sophisticated trio of soothing Espresso Martini Velvetised Cream, malty Cacao Gin, and smooth Salted Caramel Vodka Liqueur. Why not set up a DIY co*cktail table, too?

Chocolate for a garden party

If you have a long guest list, an elegant garden party under the summer sun is a great option for birthday celebrations. Set the scene with chocolate gifts that match the beauty and charm of your garden party surroundings.

Chocolate Macarons

Grab a serving plate and set up a show-stopping display of our luxury macarons. We have seven unique flavours to choose from, including classic Chocolate, Vanilla, and 70% Dark Chocolate. For something a little different, explore our Caramel Cheesecake and Neapolitan varieties or our vibrant Raspberry and zesty Orange Macarons.

Summer Desserts Sleekster

A selection of light and refreshing chocolates, designed with sharing in mind. Ideal for an elegant outdoor summer gathering or birthday celebration, our Summer Desserts Sleekster has been inspired by our favourite puddings and petit fours. Will you be reaching for the comforting Carrot Cake or the tart Blood Orange Sorbet? Or maybe you’ll try out our new Cherry Coconut Slice, inspired by the favourite tray bake pudding.

Velvetised Creams

A fabulous choice of beverage for your adult guests. You can pour luxurious, creamy chocolate liqueurs over ice for a refreshing drink. Made with our revolutionary Velvetiser technology, your guests will enjoy the one-of-a-kind silky texture.

Chocolates for rainy day birthday celebrations

We’re no strangers to rainy summers in the UK, but that doesn’t mean the weather should put a damper on your celebrations. Create a cosy, indoor atmosphere with chocolates made to bring warmth and comfort.

The Velvetiser for iced drinks

Don’t be fooled — The Velvetiser isn’t just for hot drinks! Bring the summer back indoors by creating creamy, iced chocolate drinks that are perfect for a refreshing treat, even on a rainy day. Start with The Velvetiser Starter Kit, including two ceramic Podcups and 1-year full parts and labour guarantee.

P.S. You can save £30 when you’re a VIP.ME member.

Ice Cream Swirls

The refreshing flavour of ice cream, reimagined in snappable chocolate cups with a whipped chocolate centre. Enjoy and share 12 scoops of Raspberry, Vanilla, and Chocolate & Hazelnut ice cream-inspired chocolates. Too cold to eat ice cream outside? You don’t have to worry when you have light and creamy ice cream chocolates waiting for you.

Tipsy Hot Chocolat

Fancy a warming tipple for a rainy birthday celebration? Grab your Velvetiser, your favourite warming Hot Chocolate flavour (we recommend our limited edition Coconut White or Caramelised Pineapple), and your choice of Velvetised Cream. Use our recipe to make a tipsy hot chocolate — Hotel Chocolat style.

Dinner party chocolates

Your birthday is a day to celebrate you — but why not share the spotlight with a chocolate-tasting party? Explore the nuanced flavours of our summer chocolate Selectors with friends and family — you can mix and match and buy any three for just £13. Why not print out a few scorecards to see which flavour comes out on top?

Raspberry Panna Cotta Selector

Vanilla cream marries with zingy raspberry in a buttery white chocolate shell. Our Raspberry Panna Cotta chocolates are topped with freeze-dried raspberry pieces for a pop of colour, and a raspberry tang to finish your bite.

Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake Selector

A classic summer dessert favourite — and for good reason. We’ve combined zesty lemon with mascarpone and white chocolate to give you all the joy of Lemon Chocolate Cheesecake in a satisfying single bite.

Triple Cherry Chocolate Selector

A riot of cherry. Gooey compote, whipped ganache, and a snappable solid cherry-white cap to finish. Cherry and dark chocolate is a combination that screams sophisticated summer.

Celebrate your summer birthday the Hotel Chocolat way

We invite you to elevate your summer birthday celebrations with our exquisite range of light and refreshing chocolates. From picnics to elegant dinner parties, our summer collection offers the perfect cacao treat for every occasion. Plus, each of our chocolates is crafted by our chocolatiers to capture the essence of summer, making your celebrations truly unforgettable.

Make your summer birthday party ideas a reality. Discover our full range of summer chocolates and birthday chocolate gifts today.

Light and refreshing chocolate gifts for summer birthday celebrations (2024)


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