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Our homemade herb salt and spiced sugar recipes are well-loved. Show some of that love to your family, friends, neighbors, teachers, delivery people, crossing guards — you name it — by making them into inexpensive, easy homemade gifts. Full DIY instructions, including free printable labels and materials sources, below.
Don't forget to save one jar of each of these special treats for your own household.
Last-minute gifts? Puh-lease.
Every year the “last-minute holiday gifts!” emails start rolling in around December 10th, and every year my eye-roll gets a little more slow-mo, a little more epic. Last-minute? Puh-lease.
I know a thing or two about last-minute, and kiddos, let me tell you that December 22 through 24 is when last-minute happens. If you're reading this before stores close on Christmas Eve, You still have plenty of time to get busy with homemade gifts, and these two are totally achievable at any point before the big guy with long white beard makes all our impossible dreams come true. You still have time to buy half-pint jars and fill them with beautiful homemade salts and sugars on Christmas Eve.
Now we’re talkin’ last-minute.
No judgment, believe me
The best part, though, is that last-minute or no, these gifts are thoughtful and lovely, and almost everyone will like them. The sugar is a new addition to my repertoire this year, but the salt has been a staple over several years, and I always get requests for more that border on showing signs of compulsion. No judgment, believe me.
Love, peace, and umami
I’ll leave you to finish your holiday prep with warm wishes for the holidays and the rest of the year. I am so grateful for each of you and your support of Umami Girl this year. Love, peace and umami to all. See you on the other side.
- Fill each jar with about six heaping tablespoons of either herb salt or spiced sugar.
- Print free printable labels, above, onto label sheets. It's a good idea to test your printer first on a plain piece of paper and then hold that paper up to the light with a sheet of labels behind it to check for alignment. Make sure to print at 100%, not "fit to page."
- Adhere a label onto the flat insert on each jar lid.
- Screw lids onto jars and gift away. Salt and sugar keep well for at least a year.
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