It’s here! Our comprehensive 2019 Stocking Stuffers Gift Guide for people who love to eat. Whether you’re shopping for a novice cook, a seasoned pro, or simply a friend or family member who just loves delicious food, you’ll find the perfect little something for everyone in this round-up of practical, edible, or quirky stocking stuffers.
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Practical Stocking Stuffers
These practical, every-day kitchen items are the perfect stocking stuffers for the foodie in your life! You’ll find just the right small gift for your favorite beginner cook, advanced home chef, and everything in-between.
This might seem oh-so-fancy, but I use my microplane all the time for zesting citrus and creating ultra-fine clouds of parmesan and other hards cheese. The classic Microplane zester has rave reviews for a reason – it’s the best zester out there an an affordable price!
The perfect rare steak or tender, juicy chicken is just one click away. This instant read thermometer from Thermapro is super fast and super accurate with a sleek design that makes for easy storage.
3. Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and 4. Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons.
I LOVE that these measuring cups come in an expanded set with cups for ⅛, ⅔, and ¾ cup measurements – SUCH a timesaver! And those measuring spoons make me all swoony each time I dip one into a spice jar with a narrow mouth – they fit perfectly.
5. Salt Cellar
Salt cellars help prevent salt from clumping in humid kitchens with the added bonus that they’re beautiful and elegant. It’s easy to grab a pinch or a palmful while cooking. If you’re dealing with a true salt lover, like moi, you might consider a Double Swivel Salt Cellar so that your beloved foodie can store more than one kind. See below under Edible Stocking Stuffers for my favorite gourmet salts.
6. Butter Crock
A butter crock might seem silly, but it’s actually quite practical. There’s nothing better than soft, perfectly room temperature butter on toast or crusty bread, and a classic butter crock gets that job done with a beautiful design to boot.
7. Paring Knife
A good quality paring knife can last a lifetime and is endlessly useful. I’ve had this Wusthof Classic High Carbon Steel paring knife for a little over a year and it’s phenomenal. It’s an incredibly multi-functional kitchen tool that any home chef will use for years to come.
These handy little scissors are the perfect tool for quickly chopping soft herbs like parsley, cilantro, and scallions. They’re quite useful when you need just a little fresh herb action and don’t want to haul out the cutting board and chef’s knife.
These bags are a great choice for the eco-conscious! They’re leak-freeze, easy to clean and store, and will last for years.
There is something simply luxurious about cooking with beautiful wood spoons, and I swear it makes the food taste better!
The baker in your life is going to LOVE this rolling pin – they might even whip up a pie for you on the spot! Adjustable rings ensure precise measurements for rolling out pie dough, cut-out cookies, and so much more.
If there is such a thing as the gold standard for silicone baking mats, the Silpat is it! Use it anywhere a recipe calls for parchment paper or foiled lined baking sheets.
13. Tablet Stand
If your foodie is full-on digital, you likely find them with a phone or tablet in hand while cooking and baking. And if your foodie is like ME, that device has taking a beating. This tablet stand is perfect for holding phones and tablets to quickly reference recipes without risking spills, splashes, and drips.
14. Apple AirPods
I can often be found in the kitchen with my phone tucked into my back pocket with my ear buds blasting my podcast queue or an audiobook thriller. I can also often be found cursing those dang headphones when the cord snags on drawer pull and my phone goes flying. Sound familiar? Wireless ear buds to the rescue! I can leave my phone safely secured on a tablet stand, or stashed out or falling distance on the back of the counter. These might not be the most affordable stocking stuffer, but they sure will be beloved.
These are terrific, leak-proof, air-tight bottle stoppers for wine and other beverages.
16. Recipe Journal
I’m totally digital and new-school when it comes to many, many things, but I still love the process of hand-writing family recipes or treasures that friends share with me. A beautiful recipe journal makes that process so fulfilling and tactile.
Edible Stocking Stuffers
If the foodie in your life does more consuming and less preparation, then this is the section for them! The holidays are the perfect time to splurge on those little indulgences we don’t always have the budget for. Discover gourmet condiments, seasoning blends, chocolates and more that will delight the food lover in your life.
Artisanal coffee? SO FANCY. But also so delicious and truly the perfect gift for the coffee lover in your life. Bonus? This bean box features a community of independent Seattle roasters – so you can feel super good about supporting a small business.
This chocolate sampler set is so good you’ll want to give it to yourself first, and everyone else second. These chocolate discs are stone ground, which produces a gritty (but pleasant) texture that’s unlike anything you can grab-and-go at Target.
Because go big or go home, amirite?
If you’ve got a tea drinker on your list, this sampler collection of loose leaf teas are perfect. A loose leaf tea diffuser would add to the experience.
The baker in your life will appreciate this rich, artisanal vanilla extract. If your baker is adventurous, they might also enjoy this pure vanilla bean paste as well.
22. Gourmet Salt
23. Gourmet Condiments
24. Gourmet Seasoning Blends
- Roasted Garlic, Rosemary and Sea Salt
- Restaurant Style Olive Oil Dipping Spice Blend
- Pepper Steak Spice Blend
- Meat Rub Seasoning Trio
Fun and Quirky Stocking Stuffers
For the foodie who has everything, consider these fun and quirky stocking stuffers. They’re cute, they’re affordable, and they’re guaranteed to crack a smile on Christmas morning!
BRB, I gotta order this for my husband. Super not joking! The man loves sriracha almost as much as he loves his mother, and this cute little keychain is both fun and practical.
I mean come ON! Is this not the cutest dang thing you’ve seen in the last 5 minutes or what?
There’s nothing worse than a watered down whiskey or a not-quite-chilled glass of Sauvignon blanc. Problem solved with these beautiful, fun, and functional “ice cubes”.
29. Bacon press
You love bacon. I love bacon. EVERYONE LOVES BACON! But let me tell you, this bacon press isn’t just for bacon – I love using it to get a nice sear on a cast-iron steak, to press grilled sandwiches, or prevent my burgers from curling. Plus that little pig is so darn cute!
30. Avocado socks
Need I say more? The guac lover in your life is going to seriously rock these socks.
31. Funky Tea Towels
32. Silicone Ice Cube Trays in Fun Shapes