Several years ago my neighbor, Laurie, gave me this as a gift and I loved it. It is now one of my favorite gifts to give neighbors and friends at Christmas because 1) it is so colorful, 2) it is unique/different, and 3) it seriously smells so good. I had someone ask, “mmmmm, what are you making?” . . . which was a compliment to me and my homemade potpourri simmering on the stove (yet a disappointment to them when they realized they couldn’t eat it) and proof that it really does smell good. I like to “gift wrap” it using a clear bag so the colors are visible, tie it with a festive bow, and attach a tag containing the directions (example of the tag shown below).
2 cinnamon sticks
1/2 c fresh cranberries
Slice orange, lemon and lime. Simmer in shallow water with cranberries and cinnamon sticks.
Example of tag: