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Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift

If you don’t want to give sweets during the holiday, think about making some Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift! This post has links for spice blends I’ve made and shared on Kalyn’s Kitchen, plus some ideas from my food blogging friends.

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Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

Through the years I’ve settled on a few favorite spice and herb blends that I like to mix up in large batches and give as Christmas gifts.  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. If you’re looking for easy ideas for Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift, here are a few ideas for homemade gifts from Kalyn’s Kitchen and other blogs.

(Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift was updated December 2014 with more ideas for gifts from the kitchen.)

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

I love this Rosemary and Garlic Herb Rub that’s delicious on pork, chicken, or salmon.

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

If you have steak-lovers on your Christmas list, this homemade Montreal Steak Seasoning can make a very popular gift.

Spice Blends for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

One of my favorite spice blends is a Moroccan Spice Mix I discovered in Fine Cooking Magazine.  Through the years I’ve used this mix on Crispy Roasted Chickpeas, Roasted Carrots, and Roasted Butternut Squash.

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

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.

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

When I want spicy Mexican flavors, I always use Kalyn’s Taco Seasoning.

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

It’s not that photogenic, but Kalyn’s Herb Blend is another one I’ve given for gifts.

Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift found on KalynsKitchen.com

Finally, I’m guessing the most popular spice mix I’ve ever given as a gift would be the Spicy Sweet Potato Fries Spice Mix.  This spice mix can also be used to make Spicy Crockpot Sweet Potatoes.

More Ideas for Christmas Gifts from the Kitchen:

Garlic Confit for a Christmas Gift from Kalyn’s Kitchen
Round-Up of Homemade Spice Blends from Simple Bites

What’s Your Favorite Homemade Christmas Food Gift?  Let us know in the comments about your favorite homemade food gift to give or receive at Christmas time.

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    12 Comments on “Spice Blends to Give for a Homemade Christmas Gift”

  1. 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.

  2. CJ I love it when people ask for refills too!

  3. 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.

  4. 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!

  5. 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.

  6. Totally LOVE this idea!

  7. I must try the Sweet Potato Spice Mix. Forget giving it away! (Jut kidding).

  8. I love the idea of giving spices as gifts, I love homemade gifts!

  9. Kalyn- I have been giving the sweet potato seasoning mix as a gift and it is awesome.

    Merry Christmas!

  10. I love these gift ideas – unusual and so useful

  11. 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.

    Nisrine

  12. I love to give spice blends also. When I mix them, I feel a bit like a mad scientist!