If you head into a gourmet food store, you're sure to find mulling spices and chai mix with hefty, eye-boggling prices. But it doesn't have to be that way. In fact, for minimal effort, you can make it yourself for a whole lot less, creating a beautiful homemade Christmas gift.
All you need is a good jar and some whole spices. Pull together all the ingredients in a nice glass jar, print out user instructions, and put in a pretty bag for a gourmet gift that costs a mere fraction of the price.
Nothing is better to elicit the smells of the season than mulling spices heating up some cider, wine, or other fruity drink. The mix offers great aroma and flavor, and is a breeze to make.
LoveToKnow's Herb section offers a whole slew of mulling spice options to work with your taste bud's favorite flavors -- mixes with cardamom, ginger, anise, and more. Mix and match if you're feeling adventurous for your perfect blend.
Chai Tea Mix
Chai flavor continues to gain popularity, and a nice way to please the chai fiend on your gift list is a homemade tea mix. Delish's recipe offers two big perks. One, it's easy to put together. Two, it requires one added step sure to make your kitchen smell divine -- slicing and drying orange before adding it to the spices.