This simple simmer pot recipe makes a wonderful gift for hostesses and lovely party favors for guests from Thanksgiving to New Years. Or put together a little batch just for keeping your house festive! Cozy holiday aromas are sure to fill your home as cinnamon, oranges, cranberries rosemary, cloves and bay leaves simmer in the crock pot or on the stove.
What You Need To Make Holiday Simmer Pot Gifts
- cinnamon sticks
- Bay leaves
- whole cloves
- clear treat bags
- gift tags
I love holiday candles and scents! You’ll usually find some sort of candle burning at our home all throughout the holiday season. I just love the cozy atmosphere it creates! However, there are times when the candles are put away and simmer pots full of wonderful herbs, spices and fruits are put on the stove top. Nothing can compete with the gorgeously delicious aromas that fill the house when these all natural ingredients warm and simmer.
I love giving little gift bags full of ingredients for cozy simmer pots to friends and family too! They make thoughtful little hostess gifts that say “thank you for having us over,” as well as perfect party favors to send home with your special guests.
To make a holiday simmer pot gift, simply use the recipe card below and add ingredients to a clear treat bag. Tie with a bow, add a gift tag and you’re ready to give a little a bit of the holidays! To use the ingredients, simply empty them into a small crock pot or sauce pan on the stove top. Cover with water. Turn the heat on low and breathe deep as the spices warm and fill your home!
There’s nothing like the smells of the holiday to create a warm and welcoming home! And with a simmer pot, you can give beautiful gifts that will help friends and family deck the halls too.
Holiday Simmer Pot
- 1 orange, cut into wedges
- 1/4 C fresh cranberries
- 1 sprig Rosemary
- 2 cinnamon sticks
- 1 bay leaf
- 1/2 tsp whole cloves
To Make as a Gift
- Place ingredients in a clear treat bag, starting with orange first, then cranberries, then the rest of the ingredients. Tie with a ribbon. Add a gift tag.
- Place ingredients in a small crock pot or sauce pan. Cover with water. Turn on low heat and allow to simmer.
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Time to make some of this! It just makes my home say “Welcome” when I greet guests at the door. Or when I need energizing for quilting all hours of the day and night!! 🙂
Bobo, Love it! I feel the exact same way! I put it on before guests arrive, but I also love to simmer a little for me to enjoy when it’s just me! A simmer pot is such an easy way to add a little special.