Gift Guide Pairings: Spiced Pear + Whiskey

Here at St. Brown & Co., rich food and cocktails are as essential to the holidays as pine trees, which is why our Spiced Pear + Whiskey candle is one of our favorites (shhh, don’t tell the others). With notes of pear, cinnamon, and cedarwood, this candle instantly brings on nostalgia of Christmases past and excitement for Christmases future. Lucky for you, we also know exactly what gifts to pair with this candle whose scent is ubiquitous to the holidays.

First up, and perhaps the most obvious of “pear”ings, is this delicious Williams Sonoma Stilton & Pears Gift Crate. A beautiful and classic ending to a holiday meal, this crate includes the finest American pears, British cheese, and artisanal crackers and honey. The pairing of fresh fruit and robust cheese is one which highlights a complex flavor profile fit for the luxurious, much like our Spiced Pear + Whiskey candle. This gift crate is perfect for the host of the holiday festivities, as a housewarming gift for new owners, or as a gift to any self-proclaimed snack aficionado (pssst…this includes you if you fall under any of these categories!).

If sending pears and cheese doesn’t suit your fancy, and you’re looking for something a little more refined and continuous, we highly suggest gifting a Flaviar subscription. Flaviar specializes in sending boxes of 3 samples of premium spirits in a theme of the recipients choosing for them to embark on a journey through tasting fine liqueurs and spirits. Their first box even includes a full-sized bottle of their choice! Additionally, members of Flaviar get access to members-only events, special distillery tours, online tastings, webinars, and more. This subscription is truly the best gift for the person who already has it all. When you can’t find the right item to gift, gifting an experience is a level above the rest—and Flaviar provides exactly that. If gifting with our Spiced Pear + Whiskey candle, we encourage you to choose a subscription with various whiskey options, for obvious reasons!

Now, your gift recipient may need something in which to put their cocktails and spirits for…on-the-go purposes. In this case, we recommend the Skinny Flask Bottle by Designwork Ink. A flask for modern times, this slim bottle easily and discreetly slides into nearly any purse (and maybe even a few pockets). It holds up to 8oz of liquid, the perfect size for a good cocktail. Its double wall vacuum insulates the drink to keep it cool and reduces condensation, and it’s BPA free. Sounds to us like it’s perfect for sneaking into awkward holiday dinners with extended family you haven’t seen since you were five…or just regular nights out too.

We know the holidays can be stressful, but they don’t have to be. At least, not when you have delicious food and drinks to ease your worries. Good food and craft cocktails are a staple during the holidays, and our love for our Spiced Pear + Whiskey candle reflects that, as well as each of the items we believe to be the best gifts to pair with it. Whether you’re buying for yourself or for others, we promise you won’t be disappointed.