We at High Plains Spice Company know that this time of year can feel especially overwhelming and exhausting. To make at least a little bit of your Holiday Season easier, we have compiled some great ideas for (hopefully) just about everyone on your list!
- BBQ and Smoking Spice Blend Gift Sets – For once, the guys on your list will be the easiest to buy for! We have a wide variety of gift sets to match any BBQers taste and your price point. Our 4-jar sets, like our BBQ 4-Pack, Smokehouse Favorites and Surf & Turf, are a useful, economical and tasty gift sure to thrill any BBQ enthusiast. Or go bigger with our 8-jar Big BBQ Box or HPSC’s Top Picks. Want to really make someone’s Christmas? Check out our 12-jar Grill Master box!
- BBQ Sauces* – We have a full line of unique Balsamic BBQ Sauces and Marinades that are perfect for basting, marinating and thoroughly saucing up just about any type of barbecue! We also carry all of Head Country’s delicious barbeque sauces.
- BBQ Accessories* – Fun and useful accessories like Meat Shredders, Basting Brushes, Mortar & Pestles, and Butcher’s Twine make great gifts for the chef who loves kitchen tools!
*Head Country BBQ sauces and accessories available in-store only.
- Baking Spice Sets – We have baking sets available in every size and price range! Our 4-Jar sets include our Baker’s Box and Easy Baking. Or help your baker create even more delicious goodies (that you will hopefully get to sample) with our 8-jar Master Baker or 12-jar Master Baker Deluxe!
- Extracts & Flavorings – Every baker needs extracts and flavorings in their arsenal! Whether you are looking for traditional extracts like vanilla and almond, or something more exotic like orange or anise, we have the extract or flavoring to satisfy any baker’s needs!
- Flavored Sugars – New this year! Our flavored sugars are a wonderful compliment to just about any baked good! Baker’s will especially love our Vanilla Bean Sugar, Strawberry Sugar, Blueberry Sugar and Cinnamon Sugar.
- Olive Oils & Balsamic Vinegars – Our Blood Orange Olive Oil’s subtle citrus flavor is a wonderful substitution for vegetable oil in recipes like brownies or flourless chocolate, making it the perfect secret ingredient! Bakers will also love our balsamic vinegars like Cranberry, Fig, Raspberry, and White Peach, as they are excellent for topping desserts like panna cotta, cheesecake, and sorbets.
- Rolling Pins* – Marble, French, stainless steel, whatever style your baker prefers, we have the rolling pin to suit it!
*Available in-store only.
For Coffee Lover’s:
- Whole Bean Coffee – We offer a large selection of high quality coffees, whether you are looking for single origin beans like City Roast Colombian Supremo or Dark Sumatra Mandheling (also Organic & Fair Trade), blends of beans in various roasts including Breakfast Blend, Medium House Blend, French Roast and Italian Roast Espresso, or flavored coffees in classic and unique varieties from French Vanilla and Hazelnut to Salted Caramel Bourbon and Blueberry Cinnamon Crumble.
- Coffee Accessories* – We know coffee drinkers love their gadgets! Stop by the shop to check out our wide assortment of French Presses, Cold Brew Coffee Makers, Coffee Grinders, Milk Frothers, and Coffee Scoops.
- Seasoning for Coffee – Many spices make a great addition to a cup of coffee. Spices like our Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice, Vanilla Powder, and Vanilla Bean Sugar are a fun addition to the gift of a bag of coffee!
*Available in-store only.
For Tea Lover’s:
- Loose Leaf Tea – Our extensive selection of Black, Green, White, and Herbal loose leaf tea is sure to please even the most particular tea drinker. Teas are available in multiple sizes and price points.
- Tea Accessories* – We’ve added many new styles of tea accessories for the Holiday Season! At our shop you will find Cast Iron Tea Pots (available in many styles & colors), Travel Tea Infusers (new styles), Infuser Mugs (new styles), One-Cup Ceramic or Glass Tea Pots, and Infusers in many styles.
- Local Honey* – Available in-store only. We have delicious local honey in sizes ranging from half-pint to half-gallon. A half-pint pairs wonderfully with one of our teas for a unique gift under $20!
- Seasonings for Tea – Like coffee, many seasonings can be a fun and delicious add-on to a gift of tea! Some of our favorites include: Honey Granules, Cinnamon, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Apple Pie Spice, Vanilla Powder, Vanilla Bean Sugar, and Cinnamon Sugar.
*Tea Accessories & Honey available in-store only.
For Wine & Cocktail Lover’s:*
- Colorado Wines – We offer over 20 different wines from Colorado vineyards and wineries. Whether you are looking for an extra-dry white or a sweet dessert wine, we have a variety sure to delight every type of wine enthusiast.
- Bloody Mary Mix – Made by The Real Dill in Denver, this Bloody Mary Mix is hands down the best you’ve ever tasted, we guarantee it! Made with pickling liquid from The Real Dill’s Habanero Horseradish Dill Pickles, this mix is perfect for any Bloody Mary or Red Beer fan!
- Unique & Delicious Garnishes – Also from The Real Dill, we have a full line of uniquely flavored dill pickles that make amazing cocktail garnishes (and anytime snacks). We also have six different varieties of Stuffed Olives, from Parmesan Romano to Lime Jalapeno, as well as both spicy and mild Pickled Green Beans and Asparagus.
- Accessories – We have an extensive selection cocktail accessories in-store including: Wine Stoppers, Wine Chillers, Wine Aerators, Whiskey Stones, Stainless Steel Wine, Beer, and Martini Glasses, Moscow Mull cups, and Mojito Muddlers.
- Flavored Sugars – Our Vanilla Bean Sugar, Strawberry Sugar and Blueberry Sugar make great additions to a number of cocktails, from daiquiris and margaritas to wine spritzers and Kaluha-based drinks.
- Flavored Salts – Many of our flavored and smoked salts are delicious when used to rim a cocktail glass! Applewood Smoked Salt, Jalapeno Sea Salt, Ghost Pepper Sea Salt, Habanero Sea Salt, or Sriracha Sea Salt are perfect to spice up a margarita or Bloody Mary. Lime Fresco Sea Salt and Lemon Twist Salt make a marvelous addition to beer, sangria, margaritas, daiquiris, and martinis. Check out our Mini Salts gift set; this 4-jar set includes some of our favorite salts for both cooking & cocktails!
*Wines, Pickled Items, Bloody Mary Mix, and General Goods available in-store only.
For the Host/Hostess:*
- Dip Mixes – Every good host/hostess always has lots of crowd-pleasing goodies on hand. Our collection of dip mixes makes this easy! Whether you are looking for a cream-based dip mix (Chive & Garlic, Bacon Lover’s or Onion Party Dip Mix), something to serve with olive oil and crusty bread (Tomato Basil Blend, Bread Dip Mix), or the perfect seasoning for a cheese ball (Cheddar Jalapeno Sprinkle, White Cheddar Garlic), we’ve got your host/hostess covered! Or give them all with our Snack Pack gift box!
- Cheese Boards & Cheese Slicers – Nothing says a holiday party (or any party) like cheese right? For your cheese-loving host give them one of our beautiful marble cheese slicers or cheese boards. Available in multiple colors and sizes.
- Wine Chillers – These lovely and functional marble chillers can be placed in the freezer or refrigerator prior to use to keep your wine cold the whole party through! Available in multiple colors and sizes, these chillers also make beautiful utensils caddies.
- Salad Servers – Whether you have a host/hostess who loves “bling,” or someone who has more “natural” taste, we have the perfect set of salad servers for you! Stop by the shop to check them out.
- Delicious Garnishes – From The Real Dill in Denver, CO we have a full line of uniquely flavored dill pickles that are the perfect addition to a relish tray. We also have six different varieties of Stuffed Olives, from Parmesan Romano to Lime Jalapeno, as well as both spicy and mild Pickled Green Beans and Asparagus.
*General goods and Pickled items available in-store only.
Stocking Stuffers/Gifts Under $10:
- Individual Spice & Blends – Nearly all of our individual spices and spice blends are under $10, most are under $6, and make unique and useful stocking stuffers or small gifts!
- Cocoa Mixes – Our five varieties of cocoa mix are a sweet and affordable gift for just about anyone, from your postal carrier to office co-workers!
- Espresso Beans & Other Chocolate Snacks – We now carry both dark chocolate and milk chocolate covered Espresso Beans. In the store we also have some fun new snacks like Chocolate Candy Coated Sunflower Seeds, Chocolate River Rock Candy and Chocolate Rock Candy. Perfect to stick in a stocking!
- Locally Grown Popcorn – Pair a jar of our wonderfully fresh, locally grown popcorn with one of our popcorn seasonings (White Cheddar Garlic, Cheddar Jalapeno Sprinkle) or cheddar cheese powder and you have a simple & fun gift for under $15; pair it with our Butter Olive Oil or Roasted Garlic Olive Oil for a great gift under $25. We’ll even include instructions for popping popcorn either in the microwave or on the stovetop.
- Wine Stoppers* – We have multiple wine stopper designs at three price points (all under $10) that make the perfect stocking stuffer for the wine enthusiast on your list.
- Jarware Accessories* – These unique kitchen gadgets help you reuse Mason jars to their full potential. The Jarware products we carry include a honey dipper, oil cruet, cocktail shaker, tea infuser, spice lids, drink lids, coffee scoops, and salt/pepper dispenser. Stop by the shop to check these fun and inventive products!
- Teas & Tea Infusers – All of our small tins of tea and individual cup tea infusers make great “under $10” gifts. An affordable and delicious way to spread cheer to everyone on your list; they are especially popular gifts for teachers!
*Available in-store only.
Remember, tis better to give than receive. Merry Christmas and Happy Gifting!