We’re a small business, and we love supporting our fellow downtown small businesses, too! Pacific Cookie Company goods are delicious, but they’re even better when paired with goodies from our friends downtown. If you’re wanting to buy a gift basket for your loved ones, you can buy a baker’s dozen… but why not add some socks or cooking utensils, too?
Here are some of our local recommendations to pair with your favorite cookies – it’s the ultimate self-care basket!
Ginger Spice & Botanic and Luxe’s Mayan Copal Incense Pack
Botanic and Luxe’s incense smells of woodsy pine; bring in Christmas by lighting it while eating Ginger Spice by the fire.
Lemon Drop & flower bar’s Madeleines et Macarons
With a scent you COULD eat and a cookie you CAN eat, these sweet flowers are perfect for the kitchen, with the smell of roses complementing the taste of our Lemon Drops.
Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip & fybr’s Hot + Cold Therapy Pack
Peanut butter and chocolate chips soften when warm; as the cold creeps in, heat this therapy pack and Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip cookies in the oven for a tasty, luxurious night in.
Cahootz & Go Ask Alice’s Rose Coconut Body Butter
Cahootz’s coconut adds a sweet element to the cookie, and it also pairs nicely with Go Ask Alice’s Rose Coconut Body Butter – soothe your skin and your palate.
Snickerdoodle and IT’SUGAR’s Marshmallow Mania Big Cereal Box
Go hard with sugar by pairing a dozen cinnamon-sugar Snickerdoodles with a giant marshmallow-only cereal box. We dare you to finish… eventually, at least.
Chocolate Chip with Walnuts and OM Gallery’s Winona Whale Bowl
Did you know that walnut trees grow well by seaside areas? This whale bowl is appropriate for serving cookies in.
Mint Condition & Paper Vision’s Stationery
Mint Condition is sophisticated, and the most sophisticated have stationery. Paper Vision’s options are endless, and perfect to write holiday wishes on.
Peanut Butter & Sock Shop’s Me When My Song Comes On Socks
Peanut Butter is fun and a little kooky, so pair it with an equally silly pair of socks from the Sock Shop.
Chocolate Chip & Toque Blanche’s Raine & Humble Oven Mitt, Honey Bee
Choose a cute oven mitt when pulling your classic Chocolate Chip cookies straight out of the oven. Support and save the bees, after all!
Almond Joe & Birichino’s 2019 Lilo Pinot Noir
Almonds and Pinot Noir pair nicely together, and Lilo Pinot Noir’s mild tannins and low acidity go well with Almond Joe’s sweet, toasted almonds.
Oatmeal Raisin & Santa Cruz Coffee Roasting Co.’s Steve’s Smooth French
Brown sugar in Steve’s Smooth French bring out the top notes of cinnamon in our Oatmeal Raisin cookies, while currants elevate the sweet fruitiness of raisins.
Dr. Midnight & Penny Ice Creamery’s Chocolate Sorbet
Chocolate on chocolate? How can you say no? Penny’s has become a Santa Cruz icon, with locations around the county, but Cedar Street in downtown was where it all began.
We hope you enjoy these pairings! Do you have any gift suggestions? Are you putting together a local gift basket? Share with us in the comments!