This year I must admit I’m not doing a whole lot of DIY Christmas gifts, with the exception of my Three-Ingredient Hot Cocoa Mix. But last year, I was looking for a unique and classy gift to give to some good friends.

I came across a blog post at Kojo Designs that gave me the inspiration to make up some spice rubs (or grill rubs, whatever you prefer to call them). I used two of the printables and recipes from the post and then found another recipe and made up my own label for the third rub.


I bought some little containers at Bed, Bath & Beyond (with coupons of course!) and then stirred up double batches of each spice rub: click on each link for the recipe.

Greek Rub
Brown Sugar Rub
Red Chili Rub

On each label, it lists the type of meat is best for each rub. I made the label for the Red Chili Rub in Photoshop Elements but you can probably make your own in Picmonkey as well! After attaching the labels, I filled the containers with the spice rub. I can’t remember exactly what amount fit in each container but it will vary depending on what you buy or how you package it. Typically you use about 1 Tablespoon seasoning for each pound of meat but it can certainly be to taste! I think these make great gifts for guys as well.


Just pop them in a cute gift bag or in a ribbon tied brown paper bag like this! Merry Christmas! 

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Hi, I'm Jenn! I'm an "unstuffy" pastor's wife and mom to four amazing and active children. My desire is to equip you with the resources, tools and encouragement you need to learn God’s Word and apply it to your life so you can teach the Word to your children in a way that has a lasting impact! I want to help you turn good ideas into good practices so that you feel confident, by the grace of God, in carrying out the many vocations you have been called to as a Christian woman. Read more on my about page!

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