The perfect Christmas favor. It's diet and budget-friendly. Check out this Christmas Potpourri with free printable.

Years ago I stumbled upon an idea for Christmas potpourri.

You may have seen something similar on Pinterest.  I don’t recall the original source and I’ve tweaked it just a bit to make it friendly for bulk assembly.

Between food allergies and dietary restrictions, food gifts sometimes go uneaten or may even derail a dear friend’s diet.

This Christmas Potpourri is a unique gift that can be enjoyed by everyone!

It has served as the perfect Christmas favor and treat for guests at my Christmas coffee and a Christmas “happy” for members of my Bible study.

Some years I’ve added bags of Christmas potpourri to bags of Christmas goodies to balance out all the sweets. They’d also be a great addition to the Christmas Gift of No Dishes.

I’ve used it in my own home during Christmas fellowships and in the middle of the week to add a bit Christmas cheer to the busy season.

Christmas Potpourri bags are inexpensive and easy to assemble in bulk.

Consider adding an assembly station to your Christmas fellowship as a service project. Think of those in your community you could bless.

  • You could place on in the box of each teacher at a local school.
  • Attach an invite to your Christmas fellowship or Christmas Eve service and hand out one to the neighbors on your street.

To help minimize your prep work, I’ve created a free printable tag for you to use. 

Click the link below to download the free printable.

Christmas Potpourri Cards

There are four cards on the page.

For each bag you’ll need:

1 orange

½ cup cranberries

½ Tablespoon whole cloves

2 cinnamon sticks

A pinch of grated nutmeg

1 plastic bag

1 Christmas Potpourri card

Bulk tip: Cinnamon sticks are often available in bulk purchase at warehouse clubs and health food stores at a much better price than your local grocery store.

Yield: 1 Bag of Christmas Potpourri

Christmas Potpourri

Christmas Potpourri

The perfect Christmas favor - it's diet and budget-friendly!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Active Time 2 minutes
Total Time 7 minutes
Difficulty Easy



Assembly instructions: Place all potpourri ingredients inside a cellophane or sandwich bag. Insert the Christmas Potpourri instruction card. Seal bag or tie with a ribbon.

Cooking instructions: Quarter the orange and add the remaining contents to a saucepan. Cover with water and simmer on low, allowing the smell of Christmas to fill your home. Add more water as needed. Never leave unattended. Can be used for up to 2 weeks if refrigerated. (Included on the printable card.)


Bulk tip: Cinnamon sticks are often available in bulk purchase at warehouse clubs and health food stores at a much better price than your local grocery store.

You can keep things simple by placing all of the ingredients and the card inside a sandwich bag, or you can dress things up a bit with a cellophane bag and some pretty Christmas ribbon.

Whether you make a bag for yourself to fill your home with the smells of Christmas during your Christmas fellowship or you assemble bags to bless others, I pray the smells of Christmas will point you to the Savior.

For we are to God the pleasing aroma of Christ among those who are being saved and those who are perishing. 2 Corinthians 2:15

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