Gift Guide Pairings: Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings

The holidays simply would not be complete without hot chocolate, marshmallows, and candy canes—all things universal to the most wonderful time of the year. That’s why we’ve introduced our Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings candle as part of our Holiday Collection. With notes of peppermint, chocolate, nutmeg, and whipped cream, this candle is the candle to have lit on Christmas Eve while preparing Santa’s cookies. That’s why we’ve taken care to pair this candle with only the best and most festive gifts.


Since our Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings candle smells good enough to eat, you know that we had to pair it with some real-life hot chocolate. We’ve sought out this Hot Cocoa Carry-All from Harry & David as the perfect gift to complement this candle. The hot cocoa box contains everything you and your gift recipient could dream of needing for the ultimate hot chocolate extravaganza: 2 German chocolate cookie bars, chocolate cacao nib shortbread cookies, a tin of hot chocolate, vanilla bean marshmallows, milk chocolate dunking spoons, snowflake-shaped marshmallows, gingerbread cookie mug toppers, and marshmallow cocoa stirrers. It’s everything you could ever want for hot chocolate and brings your childhood hot cocoa dreams to life.

Now, if you or your gift recipient are not hot chocolate people (blasphemy, we know, but those type of people do exist), then we recommend this Dessert Person cookbook by Claire Saffitz to marry the sweetness of our Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings candle with some real-life baked goodness. This cookbook is for dessert lovers of all skills and features over 100 creative and delicious step-by-step recipes, including Crispy Mushroom Galette and Apple and Concord Grape Crumble Pie. Praised for its large images and simplicity in instructions, this cookbook is nearly guaranteed to provide entertainment and indulgence, two things critical to a joyful holiday.

We know that all the sweet and rich goodies of the holidays can wreak havoc on your sleeping schedule. That’s where this next recommendation comes in: House of Wise Sleep Gummies. These gummies are specially formulated with melatonin and full spectrum hemp-derived CBD to create a gummy to promote better sleep. Each gummy is completely natural, organic, gluten-free, ethically sourced, and the oils used are derived from select hemp plants cultivated in the USA. One gummy is perfect to help you unwind and get a great night’s rest, no matter how excited you may be for Santa to come down the chimney.

Our Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings candle is perhaps the most distinctive candle in our Holiday Collection, being the sweetest and most identifiable, bringing back memories of Christmas cookies and sipping hot chocolate while watching Christmas movies. This candle was created specifically to invoke those memories and bring you back to a place of childhood excitement. The holidays should always leave a twinkle in your eye and a skip in your step, no matter your age or where you are in life. Our Peppermint + Cocoa Shavings candle promises to do exactly that.