Holiday Gift Idea: Christmas Coffee Blend

It’s  December, so I’m helping you out with some Homemade food gift ideas. Read on to find out how to make your own Christmas Coffee Blend.

An Easy Homemade Food Gift: Your Own Christmas Coffee Blend

Please! Somebody help me get into the Christmas spirit. I need it early this year.

Why? Partly because I’m on my son’s PTA Board and we’re having our Winter Festival this weekend (if you live near me and have kids you should come! We’ll have a big snow slide, bounce houses, pictures with Santa, a caricaturist, music, kite-making, a Christmas Tree Raffle, and so so much more.

But also my in-laws from the UK and my brother and his family arrive for our early Christmases together next week. This of course means that all of my shopping needs to be done (it’s not!) and the house needs to be decorated (it’s  not!) and I need to be channeling the Christmas spirit (I’m not!).

This morning, I posted on Facebook asking what people put into their coffee other than milk/sugar. Somebody mentioned Eggnog. I thought,

Hmmm…If I add Christmas to my coffee and then chug-a-lug maybe the spirit I require will be jolted into me.”

I crushed up some Christmas spices and tossed them into a jar with some ground coffee and then used it to make my morning joe.

The flavor is subtle with just a little something special added to my cup. I think it’s making a difference because I found myself heading for the garage in search of the Christmas tree and I might have been humming Jingle Bells as I went.

Because the cinnamon sticks are left chunky in this homemade coffee blend, it looks really pretty in a jar. This makes it the perfect homemade food gift that you could give as a hostess gift or as a Christmas gift to someone with a caffeine addiction.


An Easy Homemade Food Gift: Your Own Christmas Coffee Blend

Another favorite hot Christmas drink to try is this Candy Cane Hot Chocolate!

Candy Cane Hot Chocolate, a flavored hot chocolate to give as a homemade food gift. This goes really well with my free Christmas Gift Tags and Coordinating Recipe Tags

And here’s my recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Powder Mix along with my top 10 holiday hostess gift ideas:

10 Best Hostess Gift Ideas and Recipe for Mexican Hot Chocolate Mix

Finally, here’s the easy Christmas coffee blend recipe

Happy Holidays! -Christine xo



Christmas Coffee Blend

  • Author: Christine Pittman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 64 cups


This recipe makes enough for one big coffee gift or you can divide it into smaller jars and give it to a few people. Or just keep it all to yourself and jolt yourself into the holidays along with me!


  • 4 cups dark roasted ground coffee
  • 8 cinnamon sticks
  • 80 whole allspice berries
  • 40 whole cloves
  • 20 whole black peppercorns


  1. Pour the ground coffee into a large jar or container that has a tight-fitting lid.
  2. Into a mortar, break up the cinnamon sticks a bit using your fingers. Add the remaining ingredients and then use a pestle to gently crush everything up. You want the cinnamon sticks to still be in chunky pieces and most of the other spices to be less-than-whole but not powdery. (Be careful not to crush too forcefully as the little allspice berries like to come jumping out of the bowl and onto the floor, which is annoying if you don’t notice them there and then find them stuck to your feet later on).
  3. Add the crushed up spices to the coffee in the jar. Put the lid on and shake it all up.

An Easy Homemade Holiday Food Gift: Make Your Own Christmas Coffee Blend. Perfect for hostess gifts.

20 responses to “Holiday Gift Idea: Christmas Coffee Blend”

  1. […] Another easy homemade food gift to give during the holidays is this Christmas coffee blend. […]

  2. Cheryl says:

    Christine, I made a batch of this coffee a couple of months ago and really liked it. But we didn’t get through it all. Will it still be good now or will the flavors be overpowering?

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Cheryl, I think it will be fine. The flavors are pretty subtle in this mix. If you make one pot of coffee and the cinnamon and clove flavor is too strong, try adding some plain ground coffee to the flavored blend. I’d start with one third plain coffee to two thirds flavored and try that. So happy you liked the blend!

  3. Sam says:

    I made this for my boyfriend for his birthday last month. We both love it so much!

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  5. Cafe Cup says:

    Good post. Homemade coffee seems to make a good Christmas present. Thanks for sharing.

  6. Danijela says:

    I absolutely love this idea. Will share it with my readers right away. Great work! :)

  7. This is such an awesome idea! I can smell the coffee from here!

  8. Barb says:

    Thank you…sounds awesome…MERRY CHRISTMAS to you…

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  10. Aggie says:

    I absolutely love this and wish I was going to be waking up to a cup of this tomorrow morning! What a great gift idea!

    • Christine Pittman says:

      Thanks Aggie. You know, I made up a batch to give as gifts and we’ve already drunk it all ourselves! I’m going to make some more today but I’m afraid that it also will not manage to leave our house.

  11. Rachel M says:

    I’ve been known to add a bit of ras-al-hanout or seven spice to my coffee… mmmmm! But my “house blend” is about 50/50 French Roast and Ethiopian Harrar and (she said modestly) it’s pretty darn fine on its own! :-)

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  13. Hey girl, I’m all about Christmas spirit right now… I can help! ;)

  14. Sherry says:

    (oops I mean gifts)

  15. Sherry says:

    Nice idea!
    As for the giftI have two words for you… Online shopping!!

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