Gothic Valentines • Loose Leaf Tea • Skull Sugar Cubes

Tracy, California
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DemBones has something for every Gothic Valentine on your list.


Last updated on Feb 7, 2023

February 8th Shipping Cut Off Date!
DemBones has something for every Gothic Valentine on your list.


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Sales 9,715
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Video summary: skull shaped sugar cubes getting ready for tea

Everyday Rituals to Sooth your Soul - Tea & Skull Sugar Cubes

DemBones offers more than just edible sugar skulls - an entire collection of Gothic inspired gifts for everyday celebrations.

Our busy lives need rituals for self-care. Time to slow down, have a cuppa tea, embrace life and enjoy the small things, even if they are a bit macabre!

We carefully make all our items in small batches and take the utmost care to pack your orders so that they will delight upon arrival.

— Celebrating The Dead Everyday

Enjoy a simple ritual everyday with a skull sugar cube

Shop members

  • Beverly

    Owner, Skull Addict & Tea Lover

    I have had a long time love affair with Halloween, Day of The Dead, Witchy, Spooky Things and all things that go bump in the night. I love creating fun, creepy & semi demented new products. Blessings - from the bottom of my black little heart 💜

Production partners

  • A Print Shop

    Oshkosh, WI

    Silk Screen Printing

  • Specialty Barware Manufacture and Supplier

    Baton Rouge, LA

    Manufacturer and Engraver of Absinthe Spoons and Glasses

  • Deneen Pottery

    Saint Paul, MN

    Manufactures of hand-thrown, custom, ceramic mugs.

  • Food Manufacturer

    WA, United States

    Manufactures my custom items

  • Sticker Mule

    New York, NY

    A printing company:UV, waterproof, Vinyl Stickers.

  • A Print Shop

    Dana Point, CA

    Printer of holographic vinyl stickers

Shop policies

Last updated on Jan 28, 2023


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Customs and import taxes

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Cancellations: accepted

Request a cancellation: within 1 hour of purchase

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Last updated on Jan 20, 2023

Frequently asked questions

Ordering - Storage - Shelf Life

When should I order my sugar cubes?
We are in our busy season so order early especially for absinthe and colors. We recommend ordering at least one 1-2 months ahead of events but as longer is fine.

How long do sugar cubes last?
Our sugar cubes are made with pure cane sugar and nothing else. Sugar has no real shelf life, meaning it can last just about forever. We do recommend that you store it in a dry location out of direct sun and enjoy it within 2 years of purchase.

Where do I store them?
Skull Sugar cubes are just like normal sugar, keep them out of the direct sun and in a dry location. Do NOT refrigerate.

Gift wrapping and packaging

DemBones orders are always packed in black tissue paper with a kraft shred and are suitable for shipping directly as a gift. Just make sure to provide a gift message including your name so they know who sent it.

In addition we have gift wrapping available for some items for an additional $5. Gift wrap features kraft box or wrapping and raffia ribbon and ships in a poly bag to decrease waste. Some larger items may have black wrapping.

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Free Shipping

Life is All About Choices:
Etsy has requested that we feature FREE SHIPPING in our shops. As you may have guessed free shipping is not without a cost. We have been told to build it into the cost of our items. These listings will have shipping is included in the cost of the item, look for a complete breakdown of the pricing is at the bottom of the item description.

In most cases the identical item is also listed with traditional calculated shipping. It is up to you how shop. PLEASE NOTE: if you are buying multiple items shipping will be less with calculated shipping.
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MULTIPLE ITEMS: If you are buying multiple items and shipping seems high contact us for a custom order. We try to refund all overages.

What is OOAK?

"One Of A Kind" often we make multiples of an item especial ceramics. We use the same drawings, clay, glazes, beads or linoleum blocks to create them but they are never identical. If you wish to buy an item please look through the photos, it will give you an idea of some of the variation that occur.

If we no longer have something in stock. We can create another that is similar. If you are interested, please contact us in the convos here on Etsy for a custom order.

Shipping / Hours

VALENTINE: February 8th

Please allow at least 2 weeks around major holidays to receive your order. We do everything possible to ship as quickly as possible. Once we ship the order the post office will not guarantee how fast it will arrive.

Please order early for your sanity and ours!
We are open 24/7 for your convenience. If you have any questions, please be sure to send us a message. Most orders are shipped with 24-48 hours
Studio Hours are PST based on the California, USA Time Zone: Monday - Friday 8am - 5pm. We are closed Saturday, Sunday and U.S. Holidays


DemBones items are primarily food and personal items. It is illegal for us to accept a return and resell items. Please review the item carefully before purchase.

Some items may be eligible for returns. You will be responsible for returning the items in the same condition they were shipped. Please send us a message before returning any item. Subject to 30% restocking fee - no shipping will be refunded. Additional information and photos of the items will be necessary before we issue a RA number.

Shipping Damage
We take special care to pack order so that they arrive safely. Damaged items are not eligible for a return. We will assist you getting a refund with the shipper. You must keep all packaging and photograph it and products.

International Orders

Please note at this time we are not offering international shipping due to constantly changing packaging and import regulations. As a small business we need time to sort through the regulations to legally sell and ship in many countries. Thank you for your patience.

Weddings & Parties

We love to do Weddings and Party Favors.

We can do orders both large and small. If you are looking for something totally unique just contact us. We like to have at least 30 days to complete orders. It may take more time the closer it is to the Halloween busy season.

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TEA BALLS: Hand wash and air dry. These are NOT dishwasher or microwave safe. Please do not put skull beads into your beverage they are not food grade.

CERAMICS: Ceramics are Microwave and Dishwasher Safe.