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Mulling Spices | Homemade Holiday Gift

Simple recipe for mulling spices that makes a beautiful homemade holiday gift.

Simple recipe for mulling spices that makes a beautiful homemade holiday gift.

From September 1st until the first signs of spring, I enjoy mulled cider, mulled wine, syrup and stovetop potpourri. Come December, I love gifting. Not just any gift though, a thoughtfully curated gift basket or a homemade gift. Something from the heart, which often means something from the kitchen. 

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I created my favorite blend of mulling spices in an 8 ounce portion to share with friends and family along with a gift of free printable labels to make homemade gift giving even easier. Don’t worry, I’ve eliminated my name and have made them slightly smaller to better fit the bottles without any fuss or bubbling.

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free printable gift labels for mulling spices

Rather than using labels in a specified size, I purchase these sticker sheets because they’re easily customizable and you don’t have to line everything up just right in the printer. They also make a great after school activity for the girls to cut and color their own stickers.

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You can download the mulling spices label and directions here.

mulling spices homemade holiday gift printable labels

Mulling spices can be gifted alone or with a spice ball and bottle of wine or cider.

mulling spices gift for potpourri, cider, wine and syrup


Mulling Spices | Homemade Holiday Gift

Total Time
Serves 8



  • 10 small cinnamon sticks
  • 1/4 c allspice
  • 1/4 c cloves
  • 1/4 c orange peel


Using a meat pounder, crush cinnamon sticks into bits.

In a small bowl, mix cinnamon bits, allspice, cloves and orange peel and jar.

Recipe Notes


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7 comments on “Mulling Spices | Homemade Holiday Gift”

  1. This is truly gorgeous! I would love to receive this gift.

  2. Beautiful! The links for the labels aren’t working for me though. Is there another way to find them?

    • I am so sorry, it’s a hiccup with my site redesign – they’re going out in my newsletter and I’m trying to get a fix asap. Thanks for your patience!

  3. What a lovely gift idea! I’m wondering where I might find the spice bottles that you used for this project?

    Thanks, Jean

    • You can use any spice bottles, but I purchased these at Freund Container. If you need to scale the labels down, you can adjust your printer to print at 75%. Enjoy!

  4. This is such a simple, lovely gift!

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