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Stocking Stuffers: Ideas From Your Local Herb and Spice Shop

Herb and Spice ShopCan you believe that Christmas is next week? If that fills you with a slight sense of dread, rather than jubilation, you might still be working through your holiday gift list. It’s okay. We totally get it. Here at Old Town Spice Shop, your local herb and spice shop, we understand that there’s a lot to do during the holiday season and gift-buying is just one of many tasks.

We also know what’s likely at the very bottom of your gift list: stocking stuffers. The “Oh, I’ll just grab those while I’m out” mentality often results in stocking stuffers being a last-minute scramble. We can help. We have the best, most unique, tasty, and aromatic stocking stuffers that you could ever desire. Check it out:

Blends and Seasonings

One of the most fun things about our spices is blending them together to make new and delicious flavor combinations. There are different blends for every type of cuisine—from Italian, to pho, to cajun, to popcorn seasonings and dip mixes. We do our best to create our blends right in the store, making them as fresh as possible. And our blends and seasonings all come in cute bags or bottles – perfect for stocking stuffers!  

Brewhouse Sauces

We’re not your typical herb and spice shop. We offer an array of hot sauces, mustards, and easy-to-make marinades and dressings for sale online and in our spice store in Fort Collins, CO. Some of our favorites include our Brewhouse Sauces. These are unique hot sauces, mustards, and BBQ sauces, like Jack Slade’s Revenge, crafted using bock from Gilded Goat Brewing, a recent gold medal winner at the Great American Beer Festival, or our unique Noco Beer Jelly, which makes the perfect beer lover’s gift. Any of our tasty sauces would make a delicious and lovely addition to your pile of stocking stuffers.

Hopped Up Coffee

We love a steaming hot cup of coffee here at Old Town Spice Shop; that and a tasty local brew, so we decided to combine the two! Our unique line of Hopped Up Coffee is a single-origin coffee, blended with Cascade hops and various malted barleys to add the texture and sweetness of different beer styles. A bag of Hopped Up Coffee is the perfect stocking stuffer! Not only is the bag the perfect size, but you can pull it out, open it up, and enjoy a hot cup of joe while you finish opening presents. Now that sounds like a win-win to us.

These are just a few stocking stuffer ideas. If you’d like some more ideas, a bit of holiday inspiration, or to browse our selection of spices, blends and seasonings, and so much more, swing by our local herb and spice shop, located at 130A S. College in Old Town Fort Collins, or check us out online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com.

Holiday Shopping Guide: Herbs and Spices and Everything Nice

herbs and spicesWith the holidays quickly approaching, you’re probably currently working through your holiday shopping list and checking it twice. In this case, we recommend herbs and spices and everything nice for your loved ones this year. When it comes to the most special people in your life, there’s nothing more satisfying than giving the perfect gift—something useful, fun, and a little unexpected. That’s exactly what we’ve got for you here at Old Town Spice Shop, your favorite local spice shop.

Here is a holiday gift guide with fun gift suggestions created for those dearest to you, who are often the hardest to shop for—Mom and Dad, or your mom and dad equivalent. It seems like they already have just about everything they need, and when asked what they want, you can’t seem to nail down a decisive answer. Well, wonder no more.

Mom

When it comes to holiday shopping for Mom, a gift that keeps on giving throughout the year is of the utmost importance. After all, she’s quite down to earth and likely already has a plethora of old holiday gifts that are just taking up space and attracting dust at this point in time. There’s nothing Mom will love more than being fully stocked with all the necessary cooking and baking essentials she’ll need for whipping up all of the culinary delights that her heart desires throughout the New Year. Consider gifting her fresh, quality extracts and sugars, herbs and spices, and blends and seasonings. We also carry a lovely array of teas, from fruit tea to chai to oolong, and our favorite, Winter Blend Tea. She’ll be set and ready to rock it in the kitchen in 2019, thanks to you…*insert big, wet, appreciative kiss.

Dad

We get it. It’s a fact. Holiday shopping for Dad can be a challenge. If you’re struggling with holiday gift ideas for dear old Dad, have no fear; we’ve got it covered. Here’s a few for starters: grilling spices (you might want to check out our Grill Master Gift Box, which comes complete with an array of tasty dry rubs and marinades); our line of Brewhouse Sauces, including our unique hot sauce, mustard, BBQ sauces or NoCo Beer Jelly; and you may also want to check out our lineup of spicy peppers and chilis to help spice up his holidays, or one of our tasty smoked salts!

These are just a few culinary-themed ideas to grease your wheels and give you a bit of inspiration. Herbs and spices and everything nice is one way to let Mom and Dad—or anybody else on your list—know that you’re thinking about them and want to gift them something unique, useful, tasty, and fun. Swing by the shop and let us help you pick out the perfect holiday gift for anybody on your list, or visit us online at www.oldtownspiceshop.com.