Gifts to Make or Buy
Make It: Store-bought mulling spices are often muted. In this vibrant version, oranges and fresh ginger are dehydrated and blended with whole spices. Each spice packet is designed to flavor one bottle of apple cider or a soft, fruity red wine, such as Zinfandel.
Buy It: Williams-Sonoma. Pair the super-fragrant blend of cinnamon, clove, allspice and dried orange peels with a bottle of wine or cider for a season-appropriate party gift. $13; williams-sonoma.com.