Foodie-Inspired Stocking Stuffers


Looking for stocking stuffers/hostess gifts for that foodie friend in your life? Check out this short list of ideas. All of these have been tested, approved and highly recommended.


Joseph Joseph Garlic Rocker 

Admittedly, I originally bought this because it looks cool. BUT THEN I discovered it’s by far the easiest to use, easiest to clean, garlic press around. I get them for everyone I know these days. They have fun colors in hard plastic, but I used mine so much that the plastic broke. I recommend going straight to the metal version. $10.00 – $18.00, depending on plastic vs metal.


Sponge Holder 

Say goodbye to gross, water-logged sponges. Not only does everyone need one of these, but the cool factor is that you can shop for one at your local farmer’s market and get one to match anyone’s style and décor. If your farmer’s market doesn’t have a local artist, check out Etsy. They typically run $10.00- $20.00



A Great Can Opener 

It’s one of those tools that you use enough that it’s worth the spurge. This one in particular changed my life. The clutch: it has a little magnetic clamp to pull the lid off, so you don’t even have to touch it. I discovered mine at Sur La Table a few years back. $20.00



Thin Silicone Spatula 

Eggs, pancakes, cookies… all flip easier with a thin, silicone spatula. And it never hurts to have a few of these. There are many on the market, and fun colors, too! Check your local cooking store, or Amazon has a decent selection as well. $6.00-12.00.




The gourmet olive oil sprayer. Fine mist, easy pump, eco-friendly. Fun colors. Do people even use Pam anymore? Available pretty much everywhere.


Old Fashioned Ice Cream Scooper 

Shopping for a foodie that “has everything”? Go with an old fashioned ice cream scooper. For two reasons: it’s unique and fun to pick out (there are a ton on Etsy, all different and vintage-y). And, in my opinion, this is one kitchen tool that they just don’t make like they used to. Typically $10.00 -$25.00


The Cheese Knife 

Yes, great for cheese (people rave about it as the best cutter for soft and hard cheeses). However, it made my list this year for my budding foodie daughter (alright, that’s pushing it; I should say typical 4-year-old that likes to help mess up my kitchen while I cook). It cuts cheese, plus a lot of other things with its patented blade that is somehow super sharp yet made of some sort of silicone (or nylon?) so it does not cut little fingers. It’s amazing. Plus, a kid chef would feel very “grown up” getting something like this in their stocking 😉 $15.00-$20.00

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