Christmas in July? While the biggest holiday of the year is still safely on the calendar for December, planning for holiday corporate gifts does start early for many businesses. Large corporations often hold Christmas in July strategy sessions to surface new ideas and discover vendors to use for corporate gifts in the upcoming holiday season.

The investment these companies make is substantial so the process that they use is thorough which means ensuring adequate time to develop a number of options. Holiday gifts – whether given internally or externally – speak volumes about an organization’s values and culture. Christmas in July lets them discuss budgets, recipients, types of gifts and timing without the compressed schedules and conflicts that are inevitable later in the year.

Gourmet chocolate is certainly a favorite among gift-giving options. Chocolate has universal appeal and fits the season perfectly. With a vendor like, Chocolate Pizza Company, organizations know they are getting the highest quality Swiss-style chocolate available, creatively presented and with a level of customer service that takes the worry out of the corporate gift process.

Featured on CNBC, Food Network, Discovery Channel, Hallmark Channel, CMT and in Forbes, People and Entrepreneur magazines, Chocolate Pizza Company is a brand people recognize and appreciate. It is a holiday tradition for many businesses and a gift that lucky recipients anticipate year after year. Owner, Ryan Novak, started with the company at the age of 15 as a dishwasher. In 2010, he was 21 years-old and a senior at Syracuse University when the chance to buy what was then a small-town chocolate shop presented itself. He jumped at it and has transformed the business into an emerging national brand.

Chocolate Pizza and Peanut Butter Wings are still the most popular corporate holiday gift, especially since the Chocolate Pizza can be customized. Handcrafted by skilled artisans, a custom Chocolate Pizza sends a nice message that this gift was made just for you. Chocolate Pizza blends gourmet milk or dark chocolate with homemade English toffee, tops it with a variety of candies or nuts and serves it in a custom pizza box. Peanut Butter Wings are crisp, rippled potato chips covered in creamy peanut butter and drenched in rich milk or dark chocolate. Together, this “pizza & wings” combo is a holiday favorite.

But Christmas in July planners have more to consider than just Combos. Chocolate Pizza Company makes some of the most beautiful gift baskets imaginable – filled with a bounty of chocolate specialties like caramel and nut drumsticks, Chocolate Pizza slices, pecan clusters, s’more treats and chocolate covered cookies. Holiday over-wrap and big bows finish a polished presentation that impresses the moment it arrives.

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And if Combos and gift baskets aren’t enough, planners can consider Chocolate Towers and seasonal creations like Peanut Butter Wings in a holiday tin or a Holiday Avalanche Chocolate Pizza. Creativity abounds in the options that the Chocolate Pizza Company team conjures up but every choice conveys quality, taste and a made in America pride that adds to the impact of the gesture. After all, why give a gift when you can make an impression.