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Under $5 Friend Gift: Chicken Spice Rub + Blog Hop


I am so happy to be participating in this 101+ Friend Gift Ideas Blog Hop to help Kristen Duke in her Birthday Celebration Week.  There are over 100 talented bloggers sharing lots of inexpensive gift ideas and free printables! All week long, Kristen is sharing birthday tips and giveaways, so be sure to check out her Party!

101 Birthday Ideas for Friends

{Blog Hop Birthday designs by C {dot} love}

I love being prepared to drop a small gift to a friend or neighbor for their birthday, so I jumped all over this collaboration and prepared myself a shelf full of these Chicken Spice Rubs w/ Printables!

In order to put together this fun gift you need:

– Mason Jars (Half Pint or Jelly Sized)
– Printable Labels (Available Below)
– Bakers Twine or Yarn
– The following ingredients and spices:  Brown Sugar, Paprika, Sea Salt, Black Pepper, Coriander, Garlic Powder, Onion Powder, Basil, Cumin, Dry Mustard, Celery Salt and Cayenne.


The following recipe is enough to fill a Half Pint Sized Jar. So, first decide what type of jars you are going to use and then you can adjust the following recipe to make enough to fill however many jars you are wanting to make.  I decided to make 12 Half Pint Jars, so I multiplied the below recipe by 12.  However, if you are going to use Jelly Sized Jars, you would only need to multiply the recipe by 6.  Make sense?   Here is the full recipe:

Chicken Spice Rub
A delicious Chicken Spice Rub that is great to use when you are frying or grilling chicken!
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
  1. ¼ cup Brown Sugar
  2. 1/8 cup Paprika
  3. 1 tablespoons Sea Salt
  4. 1 teaspoon Black Pepper
  5. 2 teaspoons Coriander
  6. 2 teaspoons Garlic Powder
  7. 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  8. 1 teaspoon Basil
  9. 1 teaspoon Cumin
  10. 1 teaspoon Dry Mustard
  11. 1 teaspoon Celery Salt
  12. ½ teaspoon Cayenne
  1. Combine all the ingredients in a bowl and mix together using a spoon or whisk! Use approx 1 tablespoon of the rub per side of chicken and rub the mixture into the chicken. Allow to marinade on the meat for 8 to 24 hours. The longer the rub is on the chicken the more the chicken will take on the flavor.
  1. I prefer to Grill or Fry the chicken after using the rub. If you are wanting to bake the chicken, I suggest searing all sides of the chicken first. Enjoy!
Over The Big Moon http://overthebigmoon.com/


For the printables I am offering two different Jar Toppers – one for wide mouth mason jars and one for regular mouth mason jars.  I am also offering the hanging tag that says “Friendship is the SPICE of Life.” 





Have fun putting together these fun gifts!  
Be sure and check out our I Like the Way You Roll Gift Tag and Idea for another fun friend gift!  

As for the other creative ideas, a lot of these gifts are versatile for any occasion, and can be a to gift to your friends, family, or even that gal that you’d like to get to know better. Even more fabulous–most gifts are under $5, and have coordinating printables to make it super simple!

Are you ready for some inspiration? Join in on the BLOG HOP! Click on each of links below each collage to see the gift idea and printable closer, along with instructions on how to make them, like mine above. I like to open a bunch of new tabs, and Pin my favorites for later. Don’t forget to follow the Birthday Gift Ideas Pinterest Board as well, to save future great ideas.

>>>>>>>Important info! Blog Hops often have glitches the first day. If the link has an ERROR, simply click on the HOME button for each site, or google the blog name next to the link, and you should see their gift post there. Links will be updated as soon as possible.<<<<<<<<<<<<

free printable blog hop

1. Birthday Balloon Gift + matching free Print by Capturing Joy with Kristen Duke
2. Stamped Cocktail Napkin + Printable by Delineate Your Dwelling
3. Buckets of Fun gift idea+Free Printable by Craftiness is Not Optional
4. 7 Candy Bar Love Notes to say “Happy Birthday” by The Dating Divas
5. Have a Flippin’ Awesome Birthday by Dessert Now Dinner Later
6. Fishtail Loom Bracelet by I Should Be Mopping the Floor
7. Lemonade Lip Balm by Pretty Handy Girl
8. Hair Tie Birthday Gift & Printable Tag by Wait Til Your Father Gets Home
9. Gift of Sunshine Idea + Free Printable by Sweet Charli
10. I hope your birthday is a whole “lotto” fun by C.R.A.F.T.
11. Chicken Spice Rub w/ Printable Tags by Over the Big Moon
12. Birthday in a Bag Gift Idea by Seven Thirty Three
13. Quick Note for your Birthday Printable by Liz on Call
14. Otter Pop Gift with Printable Gift Tag by Somewhat Simple
15. {you} Series Magnets Printable by Ruffles and Rain Boots
16. Tea Cup Succulent by Your Homebased Mom
17. Pretty Pincushion + Printable by Let’s Eat Grandpa
18. Lemon Bath Salts and Free Printable by See Vanessa Craft
19. Diet Coke Birthday Kit by Pink Peppermint Prints
20. Chocolate Filled Insulated Tumbler Gift by The Girl Who Ate Everything

free printables blog hop

21. Easy Funfetti Cake Balls with Printable by Salt and Pepper Moms
22. Hands Down Best Friend Around by Eighteen25
23. Berry Happy Birthday Printable by Stuffed Suitcase
24. Whisk Birthday Gift with Free Printable by Cupcake Diaries
25. Paper Plate Gift Idea by Crafting in the Rain
26. Popcorn Gift Printable by Breezy Bakes
27. Life Saver: Birthday Gift in a Jar by Here Comes the Sun
28. Decoupage Wooden Pendant by Twin Dragonfly Designs
29. Have a coffee on me: Funky Coasters by Funky Junk Interiors
30. Swanky Black & Gold Cosmetic Bag by A Prudent Life
31. DIY cocktail napkins by kojodesigns
32. Nail Polish Gift by Southern Hospitality
33. Banana Cake by Whats Cooking with Ruthie
34. Paparazzi – the PERFECT friend gift by Sugar Bee Crafts
35. “latte” fun birthday gift by Our Thrifty Ideas
36. Homemade Funfetti Cupcakes + Printable by Tastes Better from Scratch
37. Pearls are Always Appropriate by Mommy Envy
38. Girls Just Want to Have Fun Birthday Gift by A Little Tipsy
39. Manicure Kit Birthday Gift with Printable by Blooming Homestead
40. Orange you Glad Cup by Artsy Fartsy Mama

free printables

41. Donut Gift Tag by Pretty Providence
42. Rainbow Inspired Birthday Gift + Printable by Thirty Handmade Days
43. Drink Topper and Tag by LandeeLu
44. DIY Bath Salts using Essential Oils by Unskinny Boppy
45. Friends are Like Chocolate Chips by Delightful Deets
46. Paint Can Succulent Planters by East Coast Creative
47. A Bundt Cake Gift & Printable by Dukes and Duchesses
48. Jam Birthday Gift & Printable by Happiness is Homemade
49. Jazzed up Frames by House for Five
50. Favorite Things Gift Ideas by inkhappi
51. Toe-tally Cool Nail Polish Gift Idea + Free Printable by Simply Designing with Ashley
52. Quote Book by Reasons to Skip the Housework
53. Iron On T-Shirt Gift by Becoming Martha
54. DIY Humorous Girlfriend Gift by Brassy Apple
55. Tea-riffic Birthday Gift Idea & Printable by Mom Endeavors
56. Turn Today Into A Celebration by Dolen Diaries
57. You’re A Lifesaver Printable by Live Laugh Rowe
58. Happy Birthday Jar {free printable} by Kiki and Company
59. Mason Jar Flower Vase + Printable by R & R Workshop
60. Easy $5 Wooden Charm Bracelet by Craftily Ever After


free printables

61. Polka Dot Mason Jar Vase by The Cards We Drew
62. Free Printable Mini Notes by Confetti Sunshine
63. Bath Bomb Easy Birthday Gifts by Tried and True
64. Ball Jar Printable Tags by The Country Chic Cottage
65. Eat More Cake Birthday Gift Idea and Printable by Play. Party. Pin.
66. Have a “berry” happy birthday by The Contractor Chronicles
67. Merci Chocolates + Hey Birthday Girl french girl printable by Handmade in the Heartland
68. Five Minute Leather Necklace Tutorial + Birthday printables by Delia Creates
69. Ah-Mason Birthday Gift Idea by Lolly Jane
70. Simple Dangle Earring Tutorial by Bombshell Bling
71. Symphony Bar Brownies by Among the Young
72. Wishing you an E “straw” diary Birthday by Ginger Snap Crafts
73. DIY Washi Tape Cacti by Fry Sauce and Grits
74. State Pride Cheese Board by Addicted to DIY
75. Reusable Monogrammed Solo Cup by Mom 4 Real
76. go-to gift…EARRINGS! by A Girl and A Glue Gun
77. Embroidered Mixed Media Bookmarkers by The Creative Goddess
78. Beyond Measure Birthday Printable by Like Mother Like Daughter
79. Birthday Facial Kit Gift by The Benson Street
80. DIY Jewelry Bookmark by Design Dazzle

blog hop free printables

81. Birthday in a Jar – Birthday Printable Tags by A Pumpkin and a Princess
82. Chocolate Peanut Butter Swirl Party Cookies by Crazy Little Projects
83. You are the Bee’s Knees by Love the Day
84. Birthday Candy Jar by Inside BruCrew Life
85. Hip Hip Hooray, today is your birthday!” printables by The Crafted Sparrow
86. Treat Yo Self Printable by Girl Loves Glam
87. Chocolate Facial with printable by TidyMom
88. Happy Birthday Sweets by A Night Owl
89. Quick & Easy Hydrangea Cake by Sweet C’s Designs
90. Sweets for the Sweet by Simply Kierste
91. Citrus Whipped Honey Butter Jars by Sand and Sisal
92. Diet Coke Gift for a Friend with Printable by Sweet Treats and More
93. A Latte for Two + printables by One Krieger Chick
94. Cookie Monster Birthday Gift Tag by I’m Topsy Turvy
95. Root Beer Float Cake in a Jar by Giggles Galore
96. Treat Yo’Self Printable Watercoloring Box by Persia Lou
97. Fruity Body Scrub with Printable by Mad in Crafts
98. Magnetic Necklace Charm by Sowdering About
99. Happy Bee Day with Printable by Just Another Day in Paradise
100. Manicure in a Jar by That’s What {Che} Said…
101. UBER lucky to have you in my Life by Maybe I Will
102. Free Happy Birthday Printable by NoBiggie
103. DIY Wine Bag & Charms Gift by Sypsie Designs
104. Crispy Crunch-y Pie with Printable by Just Rhonda
105. “You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift by The Happy Housie
106. Tie One On for Your Birthday (Hair Tie Gift Free Printable) by illistyle

Did you have a gift idea that stuck out to you? Go ahead and visit your favorites and let them know you love it!

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Pam Dana

I am a wife and mom that is over the moon for family, traditions and fun! I love to share lots of printables, DIY's, kids activities and my families favorite recipes! I am married to my husband, Scott, and we have 3 beautiful children and together they are my world!
  • Better From Scratch

    This is such a cute idea! I love that you could use the “Friendship is the spice of life” tags for any occasion! Thanks Pam!

  • Lindsay Artsy-Fartsy Mama

    Such a cute idea and the spice rub sounds amazing!! Thanks for sharing!

  • This is awesome. We could all use a little more spice in our lives!

  • Amber @ DessertNowDinnerLater!

    This looks like a great rub! YUM!

  • Allison Miller

    This is a great idea for a gift! I would love this, hint hint. 😉 Cute printable, too!

  • Lolly Jane

    LOL, Allison! Love it!

  • This turned out awesome! Just pinned 🙂

  • Kami @ Sweet Charli

    Love this! I cannot believe how many fun ideas there are! 🙂 Cute printable

  • Love this idea, Pam. The rub sounds amazing! I’m definitely going to try it. Pinned!

  • Devin

    Love this idea… especially is someone gave this to me! Thanks for sharing!