Homemade Spice Blend Gifts
Every year for Christmas, my boyfriend James and I like to make gifts for our friends and family. Since James is a home-chef, we decided to make our own spice blends to give to our fellow foodies this year. We chose three different blends: Herbs de Provence, Asian 5-Spice, and Fajita Seasoning. We plan to pair each blend with a few of our favorite recipes written on recipe cards.
I packaged up our spice blends in 4 oz. glass jars and decorated them with custom circle labels in Iconic Christmas style. I plan to gift them as a trio so I placed one of each jar in an extra-large cellophane bag and tied it shut with some string and a custom oval tag.
Visit my blog for recipe suggestions for all three spice blends:
Herbs de Provence
- ½ cup thyme
- ¼ cup marjoram
- 2 tablespoons rosemary
- 1 tablespoon sage
- 1 teaspoon lavender, ground
- 2 teaspoons dried orange zest
- 1 teaspoon fennel, ground
- 1 teaspoon oregano
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- To make the dried orange zest, use a vegetable peeler to peel the skin of an organic orange. You want to peel the least amount of white pith as possible. Place the orange strips onto a baking sheet and bake in the oven at 200 degrees (you can also use a dehydrator) until completely dry (a few hours). Let cool and grind using a mortar and pestle.
- Mix all ingredients in a jar or bowl.
- 2 tablespoons anise powder
- 1 tablespoon ground pepper
- 1 tablespoon ground fennel
- 1 tablespoon clove
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon Himalayan sea salt
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- Use a mortar and pestle to grind any herbs necessary. Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
- ¼ cup chili powder
- 2 tablespoons paprika
- 2 tablespoons sea salt
- 1 tablespoon cumin
- 1 tablespoon onion powder
- 1 tablespoon garlic powder
- 1 tablespoon oregano
- 1 tablespoon thyme
- 1 teaspoon cayenne
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- Mix all ingredients and store in an airtight container.
Used In This Project:
- Circle Labels • I chose the “Iconic Holiday” style in deep red, deep green and champagne.
- Oval Hang Tags • I chose the “Iconic Holiday” style in deep red.
- Cellophane Bags • I chose the extra large size.
More Holiday Gift Ideas:
DIY Photo Ornaments Spiced Rim Sugar New Holiday Gift Tag Labels + Packaging Inspiration Apple Pie Moonshine
Hello Rachel! Thanks for sharing this creative idea with us! I’ve decided to make your homemade Herbs de Provence recipe. Although I’m just buying the orange peel jarred to make it even easier on me. Question, how long do you think this will last in the jar? Just so I can give the recipients an idea of how long it will be fresh.
Thanks for your help!