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Give Spice Mixes as Gifts

Food gifts don’t need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don’t even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift.

Give Spice Mixes as Gifts - Food gifts don't need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don't even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift.

I’ve always been of the DIY mind when it came to gifts. Not only does it give you the opportunity of adding a special touch, but it also helps you save money. My favorite gifts to give are those that look beautiful, taste great, and don’t cost a fortune.

Packing up homemade spice blends in a pretty bottle is a perfect way to do it.

Add a recipe card so they know how to use it and make more, and you’re all set.

Spice Mixes to Give as Gifts

I am constantly mixing up a number of different herb and spice blends to give as gifts. Cooking from scratch doesn’t have to be expensive or complicated when you have a bottle of magic at the ready. Simple baked chicken becomes awesome with a few shakes of blended spices.

Here are some of our favorites:

Give Spice Mixes as Gifts - Food gifts don't need to be complicated, expensive, or commercial. They don't even have to be baked! Package a variety of homemade spice blends for an easy and economical gift.

Once you mix up your seasoning mixes and pour them into small spice jars, you can wrap them with ribbon and attach a recipe card so that they can make more when they run out. Don’t worry about computers and formatting, I’ve got recipe cards for you to print and head off to the kitchen with.

Go Bigger

Gild the lily with a copy of Not Your Mother’s Make Ahead and Freeze Cookbook or the Good Cheap Eats Cookbook. Both feature at least two of these spice blends in a multitude of recipes. I appreciate your support in sharing my books with your family and friends.

Have you ever given or received spice and herbs as gifts?

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  1. It’s a great idea! I had someone give me a mix of spice and salt. You mixed it with olive oil and could dunk bread in it, and it was delicious. I think it was a mix of Italian seasoning, crushed red pepper, and Kosher salt. I’d love to do this for Christmas, but as I live in Washington state and I’ll be traveling via airplane I’d better not- don’t want anyone thinking my oregano looks suspicious!

  2. I am making up batches of Homemade Vinegar in used wine bottle!!!!! I have had some that have been made for a few months, and they look and taste Amazing!!!!
    I add spices that I like to cook with as well as a few surprising things….:-)
    They seem to be a huge hit, as you can use them for so many things.
    We use them for Marinating meats, BBQ, and on Veggies!!!
    I hope that this will give someone else ideas for the Holidays.
    Remember people, it is the Thought that counts!!!
    Happy Holidays!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. A friend loves doing this so much, she opened her own spice shop. Not the cheapest way to go, but I got a fun tea blend, mulled cider spice, and a curry mix to send to family from her store. I had so much fun picking things out and working with her staff to put my package together. Maybe next year I’ll do it all on my own!

  4. Last year, I gave away several bottles of your Warm & Spicy Fish Rub. I got a text one night a few months later that scared me as it started with the words “help” and “emergency”. The rest of the text read something like, “I’m grilling salmon for dinner and I’m out of fish rub. Does the T stand for teaspoon or tablespoon?” Needless to say, they make an excellent gift. Lesson learned – print out your beautiful recipe cards rather than writing it on a label on the bottle. Pinning this to my Christmas board. Thanks so much, Jessica!

  5. What a great idea! I will save it for next year. For gifts to teachers this year I made your chocolate choc chip biscotti and Gramma John’s Choc Chip Cookies, wrapped in cellophane with a ribbon accompanied by a thankyou card. You are always helping me!

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