Here is a simple (and inexpensive) gift that is sure to warm the homes of anyone that is lucky enough to receive it.

Simple Holiday Potpourri Recipe

Just take the ingredients above and add a few more items and you have yourself sweet smelling holiday potpourri.

Supplies for Simple Holiday Potpourri:

  • One large apple
  • One large orange
  • One large lemon
  • 3 cinnamon sticks
  • 6 or 7 cloves
  • 6 whole allspice berries
  • 2 pieces of fresh gingerroot (this is optional)

Simple Holiday Potpourri Recipe Ingredients

Wrap these all up in cellophane and attach a holiday bow. If you want, you can also add a sprig of evergreen and some fake berries.  Next make a tag with the following instructions:

Holiday Potpourri

1. Cut fruit into 1/2-inch thick slices.
2. Place all ingredients in a medium saucepan and cover with water.
3. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and allow to simmer uncovered, adding water throughout the day as needed.

*Please never leave simmering potpourri unattended