DIY Spice Rubs for Father’s Day Gifts

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Can you believe that Father’s Day is literally right around the corner?! Today we are sharing a simple gift idea – DIY spice rubs for Father’s Day gifts! If your dad or hubby is anything like mine, they would love nothing more than to be grilling up some meat for Father’s Day. Dry rubs are a great and simple way to season meats before you cook. They can be combined with a sauce or just used straight onto the meat. These homemade spice rubs for Father’s Day gifts are sure to impress Pops.

Over this past year, I have become more and more thankful for my supporting and encouraging hubby that’s been by my side every step of the way. Watching him turn into an amazing daddy has been one of the best parts of becoming a parent. All that to say, dads deserve to be spoiled on Father’s Day! So, give these DIY spice rubs for Father’s Day gifts a try and spoil dad!

How to apply a spice rub to meat

You can shake or sprinkle the spice rub directly onto the meat. For meat with a skin, you want to apply the rub underneath the skin. After applying the spice rub, let it sit in the fridge for about an hour so it is absorbed into the meat before cooking.

How to store spice rubs

Spice rubs should be stored in airtight containers and kept in a cool, dry location.

How to make DIY spice rubs for Father’s Day gifts

It’s super simple!! All you do is add the amounts into a bowl and toss together, then funnel the rubs into airtight containers. If you want to decorate your spice jars like mine, spray chalkboard paint on the lids, label with chalk marker and decorate the jars with washi tape! Such a fun and easy craft for Father’s Day gifts, even the kids can make this gift for Dad.

Dry Herb Rub

This is a twist on the age old Simon Garfunkle rub. The addition of ground coriander and cumin adds a hint of citrus flavor. The dry herb rub is great on turkey, chicken or pork. Coat the meal with oil and a bit of salt. Then apply the rub and let set for one hour in fridge. It’s also amazing sprinkled on grilled veggies or even your eggs!

  • 1 tsp parsley
  • 1 tsp sage
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp ground cumin

Blackening Seasoning Rub

My hubby loves blackened burgers, so this one is great for sprinkling on your burgers before cooking. It also is a perfect for rub for getting that blackened chicken or salmon, really anything that you want to have a blackened taste!

  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp ground black pepper
  • 1 tsp basil
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1 tsp ground red pepper
  • 1/2 tbsp smoked paprika

Head on over to the blog post to check out the other two recipes (Steak Seasoning Rub & Spicy Chicken Seasoning Rub)!

Suggested materials:
  • Spices & Herbs
  • Small Airtight Containter
  • Chalkboard Paint
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Chelsea @ Making Manzanita
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  • Fantastic idea! Love your recipes, always experimenting with herbs and spices for my crew and I love that these have no sugar. Did something similar a couple years back and was very well received. And not expensive either. Thanks for sharing! 👍❤