I love to put the cloves in oranges. I usually tie a ribbon around it and hang it near the front door. This makes a nice Hostess gift also if you are invited over around Christmas time.
Cloves, nutmeg, cinnamon are definitely "must haves" for me at this time of year. Year round it is pepper, garlic powder, sea salt, basil, sage, rosemary, parsley and savory. Savory is a good sub for salt.