Add cut cucumbers to a colander and add a teaspoon of salt. Toss cucumbers to coat them equally.
While you allow the cucumbers to sit in the colander, add water, apple cider vinegar, sugar, spices, and mint to a small pot. Bring it to a boil, reduce heat and let simmer for at least one hour to combine the flavors and reduce.
Pat cucumber dry to remove as much water as possible and add them to a jar. Pour the syrup mixture over the top.
Seal your jars and decorate them as gifts.
Keep refrigerated, and ensure that your gift recipient knows so too!