Tuscan Garlic Herb Mix // DIY Homemade Gift ideas for $5 or less

Today, I’m delighted to partner with some blogging friends to bring you DIY Homemade Gift Ideas!
The kicker? They’re all less than 5 smackers.
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DIY Homemade gifts (for $5 or less)

I’m a big fan of consumable gifts. I’m a bigger fan of consumable gifts that last a long time. And if there’s an element of ‘healthy’ to them? Count me in!

And so, I tried to work each one of these elements into my gift idea. This gift could be geared towards the foodie in your life. But don’t let the term foodie scare you off, because this Tuscan Garlic Herb Mix can be totally dressed up or down.

tuscan garlic herb mix // perfect for gifting!super cute jar :: Hobby Lobby

How can you use this mix?

Here are just a few ideas:

sprinkle on pizza for a little extra pop
slather bread with butter and this mix – toast in the oven for perfectly seasoned bread
use to flavor bland-o spaghetti sauce – or any italian pasta dish
sprinkle over fresh cheese & serve with crackers
combine several tablespoons of mix with olive oil + vinegar & use to marinate chicken

Basically, you can use this to add pizzazz to any Italian type dish.

It is insanely simple to put together too – just like my homemade taco seasoning and pumpkin pie spice.

Here’s the handy dandy printable.

Tuscan Garlic Herb Mix // DIY Homemade Gift ideas for $5 or less

Tuscan Garlic Herb Mix // DIY Homemade Gift ideas for $5 or less


  • 4 Tbsp. dried rosemary
  • 4 Tbsp. dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp. dried basil
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. fennel seeds
  • 2 Tbsp. + 2 tsp. garlic powder
  • 4 tsp. dried marjoram
  • 2 tsp. dried sage
  • 2 tsp. ground black pepper


  1. Combine ingredients in a small air-tight container.
  2. Shake to mix.

Also, I have some lovely blogger friends who are sharing DIY Homemade Gifts for $5 or less. Here’s the rundown!

DIY Infinity Scarf via The Frugal Homemaker
Laundry Soap in a Jar via Joel & Kitty
Holiday Pallet Art via Pennies ‘n Grace
Build a Snowman Gift Jar via Thrifty Stories


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