Hot Chocolate for a Cause

christmas day outfit

While it can be easy to get wrapped up in holiday wish lists and the sort, I always like to remind myself that this is truly is the season of giving.

This holiday season, GODIVA is helping to put us in the giving spirit with their partnership with Toys for Tots. Hot Chocolate for a cause? Count me in!

Through December 15th (hurry, that’s tomorrow!), stop by your local GODIVA store and enjoy one of their hot chocolate beverages. For each hot chocolate purchased, GODIVA will donate $1 to children in need! If you’re in Chicago, there is a boutique in Water Tower Place and another on State Street so be sure to pop in if you’re out and about downtown doing your holiday shopping or taking in the holiday sights. Click here to find a GODIVA boutique near you!

plaid skirt bow belt

godiva holiday gift box truffles

godiva gold tin truffles holiday gift

Hot chocolate has a way of instantly putting me in a holiday state of mind! During the fall, I’m all about the hot apple cider and pumpkin spice lattes, but you can’t beat a cup of hot chocolate in December. Growing up, I remember making hot chocolate at home with my two little brothers and trying to eat more marshmallows that my mug could fit. And not much has changed now that I’ve gotten older. There’s nothing more festive than a cup of hot chocolate! Just like you would imagine from their must-have truffles, GODIVA Hot Chocolate is rich and creamy with a dark chocolate taste. It’s such a sweet treat, especially during the holidays.

hot chocolate in front on christmas tree

hot chocolate marshmallows gold spoon plaid coaster snowflake mug

I only live three blocks away from the GODIVA store in Chicago, which has made it a little bit too easy to pop into the store and indulge with a cup of hot chocolate. I swung by the store last week to stock up on boxes of truffles for holiday gifts and my timing couldn’t have been better. The same afternoon, I found myself in a situation where someone had a holiday gift for me and it hadn’t even occurred to me that this would be the last time I saw her before Christmas. I pulled one of the pretty gold boxes out from the bag underneath my tree and played the whole thing off like it was planned! Luckily, GODIVA’s packaging is elegant enough that you don’t need to worry about wrapping. The smaller boxes of truffles are perfect to keep on hand for unexpected gifts, stocking stuffers, and a little something extra to add to larger gifts.

godiva holiday box of truffles

hot chocolate mug with lipstick

Be sure to stop in today or tomorrow to stock up on gifts, get some chocolates for around the house, and get a cup of hot chocolate to warm your heart and hands while supporting Toys for Tots!

plaid skirt, bow pumps, godiva holiday gifts

hot chocolate with marshmallows

godiva holiday gifts

godiva truffles

PS: The outfits I’m wearing in these photos will be on the blog soon! 🙂

Created in partnership with GODIVA

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  1. 12.14.15

    Gosh I love that you are using your blogging success as a way to help people. I hope my blog will be half as successful as yours is one day!
    xoxo, Julia

  2. 12.14.15
    Kate said:

    Such inspiring photos…I’m loving all the plaid prints in them

  3. 12.14.15

    Love that you’re advertising a partnership for charity! The year end is all about giving back and I think it’s awesome that Godiva is promoting that sentiment.

    A doctor’s guide to health & beauty!

  4. 12.14.15

    Love that Godiva is doing this and also that you are supporting it- so important to keep this in mind during the holidays! Also, must say your hot chocolate is making for a super cute accessory in these photos 😉
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

  5. 12.14.15
    Kristin said:

    Such a cute post, Jess! I too love hot chocolate at Christmastime the most. And this is definitely a cause I can get behind! Chocolate? Count me in. I hope you have a great Monday! Your home looks so very beautiful and festive too.


  6. 12.14.15
    Bella B said:

    I just love your skirt and Oh Godiva is my favourite chocolate its so creamy!!

  7. 12.15.15
    Maggie said:

    Yessss I love Godiva!! And hot chocolate is amazing. Great post!

  8. 12.15.15
    Megan said:

    This is amazing and their hot chocolate is the absolute best!

    Happy Tuesday //

  9. 12.15.15
    kamila said:

    You look adorable! Absolutely love this post 🙂

  10. 12.15.15

    This post is so pretty and cozy! Love it! <3 🙂

  11. 12.15.15

    So cute, Jess! And such a great cause.

    Also love all the holiday looks! 🙂

    Kelly | Kelly in the City

  12. 12.15.15
    Jannette said:

    Such a pretty and festive post, I loved it! Chocolate and a great cause? I am so there!

    Thank you for sharing, girl!

  13. 12.15.15
    Mary Kate said:

    I’m such a fan of Godiva chocolate! What a great Christmas gift too!

    Mary Kate

  14. 12.20.15
    emily said:

    this hot chocolate looks so yummy! xo