Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift
If you don’t want to give sweets to your family or friends, think about one of these Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift! This post has links for different spice blends I’ve made and shared on Kalyn’s Kitchen or some favorite spices or blends you can buy, and all of these have been a hit with my family and friends.
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What do you give for a holiday gifts when you don’t want to give sweets? Through the years I’ve had a few favorite spice and herb blends that I like to mix up in large batches and give as gifts during the holiday season. When I manage to plan ahead, I order small glass jars to put the spice mix in, but I’ve also given them in mini zip-top bags with the recipe stapled on. Whatever works at this busy time of year, right?
If you’re looking for easy ideas for Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift, here are a my favorite homemade gifts from Kalyn’s Kitchen or some of my favorites to give when I just want to buy a gift!
Spice Blends to Make for a Holiday Gift:
I love this Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub that’s delicious on pork, chicken, or salmon.
One of my favorite spice blends is a Moroccan Spice Mix I’ve been making for quite a few years. Through the years I’ve loved this mix on Roasted Carrots and Roasted Butternut Squash. And it would also be tasty on sweet potatoes, cauliflower, parsnips, or turnips!
One of the first herb blends I made and shared on the blog was this Rosemary Salt, my own version of a rosemary salt blend I purchased at the Ferry Building Farmer’s Market in San Francisco.
When I want spicy Mexican flavors, I always use Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning.
It’s not that photogenic, but Kalyn’s Herb Blend is another one I’ve given for gifts.
Finally, I’m guessing the most popular spice mix I’ve ever given as a gift would be this Sweet Potato Fries Spice Mix. (That post has a larger size of the spice blend, plus links to all the recipes on my blog where I’ve used it.)
Spice Blends to Make or Buy for a Gift:
If you have steak-lovers on your Christmas list, you can make this Sugar-Free Montreal Steak Seasoning for a holiday gift. But even though I do like that homemade blend, now I’d probably just buy Szeged Steak Rub (affiliate link) for the steak-lovers on my list.
Years ago I came up with this recipe Chicken Seasoning Rub, and no one who cooks chicken would mind getting that as a gift. But now I’m a huge fan of the Szeged Chicken Rub (affiliate link) for seasoning chicken and I’d probably just guy that to give away.
And of course my love for Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link) is pretty well documented on the blog! This gift would be a hit with anyone who cooks fish!
For people you want to spend a bit more on you couldn’t go wrong with giving any cook the combo of Szeged Steak Rub (affiliate link), Szeged Fish Rub (affiliate link), and Szeged Chicken Rub (affiliate link)!
And anyone who loves Hungarian food would love to get this amazing Szeged Paprika (affiliate link) for a holiday gift!
And finally, everyone who knows me knows how I love Spike Seasoning (affiliate link) and I’d definitely give that as a holiday gift if I had friends who hadn’t discovered it yet!
What’s Your Favorite Homemade Food Gift? Let us know in the comments about food gifts you like to give or receive during the holidays.
15 Comments on “Spice Blends to Give for a Holiday Gift”
They all sound great to me I may try them soon.
Thanks, glad you like it.
Hi, there I am a huge fan of your recipes and enjoy them regularly.
Great gift idea for the holidays – I think my brother-in-law would appreciate a selection of spice blends for Christmas since he's a great cook and often short on time.
CJ I love it when people ask for refills too!
Great suggestions and herb blend recipes Kalyn. I've made it a new tradition to share home made food gifts with friends and family. To me, it means so much more and when they use them, they say they think of you.
Sometimes I even get a request for a refill. That just tickles me silly.
The Moroccan spice and spicy sweet potato seasoning are going to be next years highlights.
Sorry I am not doing well at keeping up on comments. Much Christmas preparations happening around here, but glad people like these ideas.
Dawn, love the sound of roasted garlic mustard, yum!
What a great idea! I didn't want to bake sweets so I was trying to figure something else out. I ended up doing a roasted garlic mustard that came out simply delicious but I didn't even think of a spice mix! Next year! I bet you would love the mustard mix.
Totally LOVE this idea!
I must try the Sweet Potato Spice Mix. Forget giving it away! (Jut kidding).
I love the idea of giving spices as gifts, I love homemade gifts!
Kalyn- I have been giving the sweet potato seasoning mix as a gift and it is awesome.
I love these gift ideas – unusual and so useful
This is a gift that would totally make me happy if I received it. tHERE ARE SO MANY USES FOR THIS AND IT SURE WON'T JUST SIT IN THE PANTRY UNUSED.
I love to give spice blends also. When I mix them, I feel a bit like a mad scientist!