One of the most important things you can do as a guest to a function, whether large or small, is to bring a gift for your gracious host or hostess. At this time in my life, so many of my friends and family have everything they need so bringing a homemade gift can be so much more meaningful. Today, I am sharing how to make Homemade House Seasoning Gifts from scratch. Not only is it a “green” gift, but also sustainable and can last in someone’s cupboard for over a year.
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Recently, I shared a post with the recipe for my Homemade House Seasoning and have gotten so many compliments on it. Typically, I make it bulk for several reasons. One, it is more economical. Two, I need to make a lot because I go through it so fast. Three, I can share it with others!! Not only do I use it for hostess gifts, but also for party favors where it fits in with my theme.
Making the house seasoning is super easy. I have included the recipe below. To see the whole story for how I developed the recipe, click here. Typically, I triple the recipe. You can easily buy the ingredients at Walmart, Costco or Sam’s or online. Here are the products I use for normal size batches…
This is my spin on Paula Deen’s House Seasoning that I have been using for years. It is perfect for seasoning poultry, fish, meats, vegetables, eggs, dressings and more.
Mix all ingredients together and store in an airtight container for up to one year.
This seasoning will stay fresh for over a year if you store it in an airproof container. I bought my jars at Hobby Lobby on sale for $1.00 so they were very inexpensive. I have sourced a few other options for you here. It is important to select a container that allows you to tie the string around it without it falling off.
For this project, I bought my tags (a set of 20) from Hobby Lobby for $2.99 so they go along way. I already had the “Thank you” stamp, but you could really use any type of stamp. There are so many pre-made thank you tags that you could also use if you don’t want to make the tags. I have sourced a few great options below.
For this batch of gifts, I used fresh rosemary from my garden, but you could easily use other fresh herbs such as thyme or oregano. Not only do they add an organic touch, but they also smell so lovely and are useful for the host, hostess, or party guest. Another accessory you could use would be tiny spoon they could use to scoop out the seasoning. You could also add a fresh flower.
Voila! You have easy and inexpensive homemade house seasoning gifts to give for so many different occasions. Plus, you can make them ahead and in bulk and keep them in your pantry ready to go. They are homemade, thoughtful, easy to use, and are sustainable…even better. Does this sound like a good option for you for your future gifts?!
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