Sugar and Spice : 12 Days of Holiday Food Gifts


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‘Tis the season…to season! What better way to savor holiday memories than infusing them into sugar, salt or an herb or spice mix? In my family, we don’t use a salt shaker. Instead, we all take pinches from the same little earthenware dish at the center of the table. While I blame that dish on my somewhat unhealthy addiction to sea salt, I do love the communal aspect of sharing and seasoning our food together.

From spice rubs to delicate flavored sugars, we’ve rounded up the most gorgeous infusions to smell and taste deliciously of the holidays for months to come.

Come back tomorrow for Holiday Party Small Bites, and check out our other food gift roundups – from chocolate to fermented foods!

Fig & Lemon Zest Sea Salt: Infused with the warm flavor of figs and the brightness of lemon. Use it on the  the rim of your favorite cocktail {from Verily Mag}

Infused Sugars: Add an aromatic twist to your morning coffee ritual with vanilla bean sugar {from Verily Mag}

Smelling Salts: Try not to faint over the smoked paprika or lemon-thyme. Instead, sprinkle them on your favorite savory dishes for an aromatic finish {from Have Cake Will Travel}

Homemade Poultry Seasoning: The gift of this multi-herb homemade seasoning will make for a happy host or hostess {from Eat Boutique}

Spice Rub: When it gets too cold, warm up with the flavors of cayenne, smoked paprika, oregano and brown sugar {from Little Figgy}

Mustard Sea Salt: Mustard powder and salt are a match made in heaven. Next step? Homemade pretzels. {from Eat Boutique}

Eat Boutique Holiday Market: We have all sorts of pretty pantry gifts at our pop-up in Allston. Visit us for holiday shopping, small bites, coffee and baked goods, or a workshop or book signing!


MAKER GIFT COLLECTION: For a unique and gorgeous hostess gift, look no further than our Didi Davis Salt & Pepper Collection.



Eat Boutique was an award-winning shop and story-driven recipe site created by Maggie Battista – an author, business guide and alignment seeker. After hosting retail markets for 25,000+ guests, Maggie now supports entrepreneurs as they create values-based businesses through We Are Magic StudioFollow Maggie Battista on Instagram.