The list of herbs and spices below will guide you in building up your own collection. Some are better fresh, while dried are a great time saver.
I would always recommend fresh basil, tarragon, mint, chives and parsley. Many grocery stores and supermarkets supply living herb plants, allowing you to cut off what you need, as you need it. If you have a glut, you can even pop your chopped herbs into ice cube trays and freeze them for future use.
Keeping the dried versions of thyme, sage, rosemary, bay leaves and oregano is perfectly fine.
Clicking on the links in the list below will take you to more information about each.