The trees are up, the halls are decked, it's time to start spreading the holiday cheer! And what better way to do that than with something that smells like Christmas, looks like Christmas, and tastes like Christmas. A mulled wine kit is not only a delicious, festive gift to receive, but it's also fairly easy one for the giver to assemble. I've included two mulled wine kit options, the first one for a simpler, more affordable option (think party host/hostess, grab bag, or co-worker gift), and the second one, a bit more complex option that's perfect for someone who loves wine, a boss, or a host/hostess gift if you're staying at their house during the holidays (this one is also easy to put together, it just requires a few more pieces). Read on to find out more details and scroll all the way to the bottom to shop the supplies.
Option 1- A Bottle of Wine + Mulling Spices// A bottle of red wine (like a Pinot Noir or Cabernet Sauvignon), a bag of mulling spices (use cheesecloth to wrap up the spices on the recipe here), and a gift tag. Use baker's twine or jute twine to tie them around the neck of the bottle and add a festive touch with a sprig of berries or evergreen.
Option 2- A Mulled Wine Gift Box// Line a wooden box or basket with evergreen, burlap, or plaid fabric/towel (or a combination of the three). Add in a bottle of red wine (pinot noir or cabernet sauvignon) tied with a gift tag, a small bottle of brandy/cognac/orange liquor, a mini jar of honey, an orange, a lemon, a bag of mulling spices (use cheesecloth to wrap up the spices in the recipe here), mugs (I like copper mugs), some festive napkins, a wooden spoon (I tied mine with a red bow), a few extra cinnamon sticks for decoration, and (completely optional) a festive dish towel, spoons, a bag of dried fruit, and a holiday scented candle. Don't forget a copy of the recipe (handwritten adds a nice personal touch or you can print out the recipe here).