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Holiday Gift Idea: Spice Gift Sets are Perfect for Cooking Enthusiasts

Updated on October 31, 2010

Are you searching for a last minute holiday gift idea? If you are looking for the perfect gift for someone who has everything and loves to cook, you can't go wrong with a gift of an assortment of good quality spices.

Everyone who enjoys cooking loves having a variety of different spices on hand. Even if the cooking guru on your list already owns a beautiful spice rack or two, it's a fact that he or she will work through the bottles and jars filled with aromatic flavorings. For an individual who enjoys preparing new recipes, it's really not possible to have too many flavorful ingredients on hand.

Whether you choose a spice rack set or select a number of different flavoring agents to place in a gift basket, gift bag or attractive gift box, your gift is sure to be appreciated! Who knows? Maybe you'll even be able to wrangle a dinner invitation to taste the concoctions the lucky recipient decides to prepare using your thoughtful and lovely gift!

Choosing Spices for Gift Giving

There are two ways to approach purchasing spices as gifts. You can choose the types of spices that the recipient is likely to use (and have to replace) on a regular basis. Such a gift is always appreciated, as it results in a financial savings in the long run.

However, if you want your gift to be a special treat, you might want to choose pricey spices (such as saffron) that the recipient might consider to be a luxury item. Either way, you're gift will be appreciated and make a lasting impression.

When selecting spices to give as gifts, you should stop and think about how the person you are buying for likes to cook. Someone who really enjoys grilling might like to receive a selection of dry rubs. An individual who likes to prepare Mexican food will appreciate a collection of spices frequently used in his or her favorite dishes. A baking enthusiast will be thrilled with a collection of high quality, flavorful extracts.

Spices Make Perfect Gifts

One thing that makes foodies very easy to purchase gifts for is the fact that their hobby is one that utilizes consumable ingredients. Even if you purchase a spice that the person already owns, your gift will come in very handy before very much time goes by. It isn't possible that anyone who cooks on a regular basis has all of the spices that he or she is ever going to need.

When you select a spice rack set or individual jars of spices as a gift for the cooking enthusiasts on your gift list, you're sure to bring smiles to their faces. If you combine your gift a spices with a new cookbook, the gift will be extra-special. You might even get a dinner invitation, so that you have a chance to taste test the results of your thoughtful gift!


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    Spice Rack 7 years ago

    Spice rack got a lot of uses that is why it can be the perfect gift to a cooking enthusiasts.

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    Spice Rack 7 years ago

    Spices are also used for other purposes,medicine,religious rituals, cosmetics, perfumery, or eating as vegetables. Having spices on your food and on your spice rack will make your family healthy.

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    Spice Rack 7 years ago

    Perfect gift idea. I've been thinking of a nice gift for a friend now I can send her a bunch of xspices for her spice rack.Thanks for sharing

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    teeray 10 years ago from Canada

    What a simple - but great idea...thx for sharing

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    Abhinaya 10 years ago

    This is indeed an 'extra special' hub.The gift of 'spices with cook books' is a great idea!Thanks

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    Shelly McRae 10 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

    Great gift idea!

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    Carla Chadwick 10 years ago from Georgia, y'all

    Your hubs are always so neat and tidy looking. You're an inspiration to me as I learn how to build effective hubs. :-)

    The spices are a great idea. We gave my mother-in-law a set of Emeril spices a few years ago and she talked about them for six months!

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    MrMarmalade 10 years ago from Sydney

    These spice sets are a fantastic ides. We were given one last christmas and it's two level revolving of 16 diffferent spices.

    Thank you