This Christmas Stove Top Potpourri Gift is the perfect way to simplify gift giving this holiday season!
Looking for some clever Christmas gifts for neighborsor, friends and teachers? Our family has given the Christmas Pun Gifts + the simple Neighbor Gifts in a Can. But I have to say, this stove top potpourri gift is both clever and useful… and it doesn’t involve consuming any calories. (Though I’m definitely ot saying that’s a bad thing!)
Christmas Potpourri on the Stove
I always have the best intentions of making something fun and thoughtful for our friends and neighbors, but I’ll admit, with all the craziness that often accompanies the Christmas magic, giving gifts to our neighbors is often overlooked!
Several years ago, some dear friends of ours stopped by with a small gift that we absolutely LOVED – a package of homemade Christmas Potpourri! This simple gift was super thoughtful, and as the recipient, I loved how easy it was to put on the stove with some water and almost immediately have my entire home smelling festive!
This year I made my own version of this simple gift idea, and I think I might do it every year! It was so simple to put together, – grab a small mason jar and a few ingredients from your kitchen, tie it up with some festive ribbon and our printable tag, and you’re good to go!
Items You’ll Need
If you’ve never made stove top potpourri for your home, you are seriously missing out! My home smells better than any candle I’ve ever had! And the scent fills the entire house without being too overwhelming.
It is all the best smells of Christmas, and it looks pretty too! Here’s everything you’ll need to make it.
- Jelly jar
- Fresh cranberries
- Cinnamon stick
- Sprig of fresh rosemary *optional
- Festive Christmas ribbon
- Gift tag (download below)
How To Make Stove Top Potpourri
Compile – Start by filling each jar with the cranberries, cinnamon and spices. Place the lid on top to seal everything in.
Decorate – Next, tape the small orange to the lid so that it stays in place. Then tie the ribbon on top, along with the rosemary, to finish off the gift. You can also place the rosemary inside if you wish.
Tag – Download and attach the adorable gift tag and give it to your friends and neighbors as a Christmas gift.
Use – To use the Christmas stove top potpourri, simply pour the ingredients into a sauce pan and fill it about halfway with water.
Warm – Turn the stove to low and let the water heat and fill your home with a delicious scent. As the water evaporates, you’ll want to keep adding more water to keep the ingredients from burning.
Free Printable Gift Tag
As always, this free printable is for personal use only. Merry Christmas!
More Christmas Gift Ideas
- Surprise Vacation Gift Idea & Printable
- Manly Gift Idea + Gift Tag
- Sexy Gift For Your Husband
- DIY Christmas Gift Basket
- 12 Days Of Christmas Gift Tags
Stove Top Potpourri Recipe
- festive ribbon
- 4oz jelly jar
- 1/4 cup fresh cranberries
- 1 cinnamon stick cut in half
- 2 tsp. cloves
- 1 dash of nutmeg
- 1 small orange
- 1 fresh spring of fresh rosemary *optional
To Make The Gift
- Fill each jar with the cranberries, cinnamon stick, cloves and nutmeg. Put the lid on the jar to seal.
- Tape the orange to the lid so it doesn’t move around, then tie it up with the ribbon, adding rosemary to the ribbon for garnish. (You could include rosemary inside the jar if you’d like to go that route instead.)
- Attach the printable tag, and you’re good to go!
To Warm The Potpourri
- Pour the ingredients from the jar into a saucepan
- Fill the saucepan about halfway with water
- Turn the stove on to the low setting and let the your home fill with the delicious aroma
- Continue to refill with water so the ingredients don't burn
This may be a silly question, but is this a one time use type of deal or can you continue to simmer?
You can continue adding water day after day and it will be fragrant for quite some time depending on how often you burn it.
I have never seen this! So excited to try it.
You’re going to love it!
What font is used for the main non-cursive text on the tag? 🙂
It’s called Antonio. 🙂 I’m 99.9% sure it’s a free font, too!
Such a creative idea!!! I love this!