Spiced Mulled Wine
Oven-drying orange slices gives them a longer shelf life, which is ideal for gift-giving. For a sweet homespun touch, hand-write the recipe on an old-fashioned recipe card.
Toasting whole spices releases incredibly robust flavor; however, you can substitute ground dry spices if you'd prefer. About 1/2 teaspoon of the ground version of each spice called for should do the trick.