One of my favorite stores is the Savory Spice Shop in Austin, TX. This store has every type of spice you can possibly imagine.
The inviting aroma outside the shop beckons you to come inside.
Once inside, you are greeted with rows and rows of wonderful spices.
Customers are encouraged to smell and taste the products before purchasing.
They have an assortment of sampler boxes that would make fabulous gifts.
Wouldn't this "Best of BBQ" be great for a man that loves to grill?
How about this for the baker in the family?
In addition to spices, they have a great selection of extracts.
I've purchased this "Lake Barkley Fried Chicken Seasoning" and honestly it smells just like fried chicken.
They also have the hottest chile pepper known to man. The revered Ghost Chile. I was offered a smell or taste, but I wanted to still have my taste buds for lunch.
These would make great hostess gifts.
Check out their selection of Chile blends and Chiles. I never realized there was such a variety. I purchased a container of some Aleppo chilies and some New Mexican mild green chile powder. I'm looking forward to experimenting with these.
If you don't have a store in your area, you can always order off their website at: Savory Spice Shop.