Seven Spooky Selections: Simpson & Vail's Halloween Gift Guide

Sep 28, 2023

Edgar Allan Poe's Black Tea: 


This dark, earthy blend evokes the damp tombs of Poe's stories. While it is perhaps the most well known, The Cask of Amontillado is not Poe's only story in which his fear of being buried alive becomes a major plot point. His vivid descriptions of "utter darkness among a quantity of loose earth" that "threaten[ed] to bury [him] entirely" offered a direction for our blend. It combines the earthy tones of Pu'erh black with the mellow smokiness of Lapsang and the slightest citrus hint of an Earl Grey. The dried beetroot turns the brewed tea a deep blood red. Ingredients: Black teas, pu'erh tea, lapsang souchong tea, beetroot and bergamot oil.

Unit Price: $11.55

Rustic Bakery's Spooky Ghost Cookies:

A boo-tacular Halloween treat is waiting to satisfy your sweet tooth. 

These ghost shaped cookies contain Madagascar Vanilla to create a delicate, thin, crisp  cookie. Freshly baked in small batches with all natural ingredients, these are the perfect companion for your tricks and treats!

Unit Price: $9.75



Pumpkin Spice Coffee:

The taste of Fall is available year round in this delightful coffee blend. Try some today and enjoy the creamy, lightly spiced, pumpkin taste and heavenly aroma. This coffee evokes memories of my Mom's kitchen and the baked goods she would create for us all during the holidays.

Ingredients: 100% Arabica coffee beans & pumpkin spice flavoring.

Unit Price: $16.65/lb

Pumpkin Cupcake Mix:

Terry & Jill (aka The Invisible Chef) started their business over 10 years ago to share their love of baking beyond their family members. Their mixes use all-natural ingredients and have easy to follow instructions so even the novice baker can create heavenly cakes and scones.

Let them have cake especially pumpkin flavored with all the trimmings. Fall. Thanksgiving. Pumpkin cupcakes... cream cheese frosting. Please… these are too good to save for a holiday and good enough for every day.

Unit Price: $13.80


Mary Shelley's Green Tea Blend:

Since there are no references to tea in Mary's writings, the inspiration for this blend came from the green tea she enjoyed as well as popular foods and flavors found in countries they visited during the time of the writing of Frankenstein, namely blackberries and chocolate. We incorporated both into this green tea blend and added sweet blackberry leaf as a nod to Mary's sweet tooth.

This heavenly blend brews up to a golden color with a sweet fruit taste and an undertone of chocolate that will elevate your taste buds. Inspired by Shelley's eloquent words in Frankenstein, "I feel my heart glow with an enthusiasm which elevates me to heaven?".
Ingredients: Green tea, (organic) cacao nibs, sweet blackberry leaf, chocolate flavor, and blackberry flavor.
Unit Price: $11.55



Decorative Cat Mesh Teaball


Does your mesh tea ball keep slipping into your teacup? Our stainless steel 2-cup mesh infuser, with clamp closures and the weighted black cat figure at the end of this chain, eliminates the problem. It's useful, decorative and fun!

Use for infusing tea and spices. (2" diameter)

Unit Price: $6.60

HoneyGramz Pumpkin Spice Creamed Honey:

This fabulous Fall honey contains only two natural ingredients.  They take pure, raw NY honey, infuse it with organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic nutmeg, organic clove and then encourage a smooth crystallization. That's it! Nothing else is added to make this amazing taste sensation! Crafted in small batches by NYC beekeepers. Ingredients: Pure and raw New York Wildflower Honey, Organic Cinnamon, Organic Ginger, Organic Nutmeg, Organic Clove.


Unit Price: $12.95


We hope you love our Halloween gifting items as much as we do!

Don’t see your favorite S&V gift in our 2023 list? Comment below to let us know what your favorite is!

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