25 Best Stocking Stuffers For Foodies

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The holiday season is getting closer and closer, which means it is time to start to wrangle your gift lists and get going on your online shopping. And while the big ticket items are a top priority, don't neglect the small but mighty power of stocking stuffers. Stocking stuffers can reflect inside jokes, unique interests, or hobbies of your recipient. Plus, these physically small gifts rarely hurt your wallet — which is important at a time when we seem to be spending so much on other people.

Here are our stocking stuffer suggestions for the foodies on your wish list. We've selected a little bit of everything — from novelty candles to practical devices for your kitchen. Every item we added to our list is less than $25 at the time of publication, but you may be able to get these gifts for even cheaper with upcoming holiday sales.

Flaky sea salt slide tin

It might seem like a niche cooking need, but the Jacobsen Salt Co. has it figured out with its sea salt slide tin. Each $5 tin weighs half an ounce and is easy to carry around for sprinkling on table-side guacamole or adding a bit of seasoning to your favorite sandwich. 

The Jacobsen Salt Co., which harvests its flake salt from Netarts Bay on the Oregon Coast, also makes infused black garlic salt, black pepper salt, habanero salt, and lemon zest salt. You can purchase a variety pack of these salts on its website for $22. Plus, these containers are made of aluminum and built to last even after you have sprinkled salt to your heart's content. Use it to store jewelry, mints, or paperclips.

Sriacha keychain

If you know someone who absolutely has to put hot sauce on everything, you'll want to add a sriracha keychain to your Amazon shopping cart ($9.99). Each plastic keychain container is BPA free and is small enough to pass through airport security. The keychain is sold without any sauce inside; adding your favorite sriracha is as easy as unscrewing the cap and pouring in the hot sauce.

If you want to purchase multiple keychains, Sriracha2Go has got you covered with 2-pack, 3-pack, and 10-pack options. You have the option to purchase a 1-ounce or 1.69-ounce bottles based on how often you go through your rooster sauce. Attach the clip and bottle to your lunch bag, car keys, or suitcase for on-the-go hot sauce, whenever you need it most.

Stasher silicone reusable storage bags

If you haven't jumped on the reusuable bag train yet, the holidays are a good time to start. Stasher offers a 2-pack of 15-ounce reusable storage bags for $17.62 at the time of publication. The pinch-lock seal on these bags allows you to use them for sous vide, marinading, and dry ingredient storage. The durable silicone, plastic, and polyvinyl chloride material of the bags allows you to microwave and boil temperatures up to 400 F — plus, cleaning can't be easier when you can just pop these bags into the dishwasher.

Stasher also has other size options including 1-cup or 2-cup sizes, priced at $11.99 and $14.99 respectively. We love using these bags for storing snacks for road-trips or packing frozen fruit pouches in the freezer for smoothies.

RockyToy chef apron

We can all use a beautiful, utilitarian apron in the kitchen. These single-sized rugged aprons, crafted by RockyToy, are available in navy or green and priced at $18.99 at the time of publication. The contrast color top stitching, leather trim, and antique brass accents give this apron a modern look along with plenty of functionality. The addition of the back tie takes the weight off the next strap while the convenient pockets are perfect for storing small tools when you're working in the kitchen.

The cotton makeup of this apron makes it simple for you to plop it in your washing machine when you're done cooking. The thoughtful design is also built for durability; each rivet and bar-tack helps prevent ripping and tearing when the apron is tightened.

Foodie Dice

Foodie Dice take the pressure off deciding what's for dinner. Each bag, priced at $24 at the time of publication, contains five dice including a cooking method, protein, grain, herb, and bonus ingredient. (We love that each of the proteins includes a vegetarian option.) The seasonal dinner collection contains four seasonal veggie dice that allow you some flexibility in shopping. The dice are laser-engraved, so you know they'll last. 

For the bartenders among us, you can also purchase a mixology set of these dice for the same price. There are eight dice in each bag with a spirit, sugar, liqueur, citrus, fruit, herb, spice, and bitters. You'll also receive a handy instructional booklet with recipe ideas, ratios, and mixing instructions.

The 20-minute meal planner

If you know someone who runs a busy home kitchen, consider buying a 20-minute meal planner as a stocking stuffer. Each spiral-bound book contains pages for daily meal plans (including breakfast, lunch, snack, and dinner) as well as an option for a freezer meal if something goes wrong. The other half of the page is designated for grocery shopping, so you'll know what you need to pick up for the week on your grocery trip. 

Unlike other meal planning guides, this planner, available on Etsy for $19.99 at the time of publication, contains pages to list freezer meals, which is especially helpful if you tend to cook in big batches. The book also contains a freezer log so you can keep track of what you have stored away.

SUNWILL 20-ounce tumbler with lid

Everyone needs a cute tumbler to keep beverages warm during the coldest months of the year. SUNWILL's 20-ounce tumbler is powder coated to prevent sweating, made with food-grade steel (no rust!), and includes double-wall vacuum insulation to keep your drink hot (or cold). The brand advertises that it keeps hot beverages hot for six hours and cold beverages cold for up to a whole day. Plus,  you have your choice of 24 color options including mint, wine, coral, and dark green. 

The performance of this tumbler compared to its price ($12.99 at the time of publication) makes this a comparable option to the more expensive YETI tumblers (which are nearly three times the price of the SUNWILL). With an average Amazon rating of a 4.6, it's a highly regarded and affordable stocking stuffer idea for the coffee lovers in your life.

Travel utensil set with case

Each travel utensil set from CUNYA is made with wheatgrass — a durable non-toxin material that is perfect for camping or eating on the go. Each set comes in four color options, blue, green, pink, or beige, and includes a fork, knife, spoon, and carrying case. The set is microwave and dishwasher safe for easy cleanup and is sturdy enough to be used every day. 

These travel kits are lightweight, portable, stylish — and ultimately functional for folks looking to cut back on single-use plastic tableware. They're also great to pack into a child's lunchbox, but are not expensive enough where you'd be worried about your kiddo coming home without a spoon. The utensil sets can be sold in packs of two ($5.99 at the time of publication) or packs of four ($10.88).

Bee's Wrap reusable food storage paper

If you have an eco-enthusiast on your gift list this year, you'll want to consider buying a 3-pack of Bee's Wrap. This package comes with a small (7-inch by 8-inch), medium (10-inch by 11-inch), and large (13-inch by 14-inch) pieces of plastic-free wrapping paper made with beeswax, organic cotton, plant oils, and tree resin. This paper can be used to wrap up leftovers and sandwiches or seal bowls in your refrigerator for marinating. The beeswax holds its shape as it cools, creating a seal that will trap in moisture. To clean, rinse the wrap under warm water with a mild soap and allow it to air-dry. With proper care, the Bee's Wrap will last up to a year.

A 3-pack of Bee's Wrap on Amazon costs $18.99 at the time of publication and comes in four color options including honeycomb, bees and bear print, fruit print, and ocean print.

Shower wine glass holder

Life can be hard, but drinking wine in the shower makes it easier. The silicone wine glass holder from 30 Watt ($14.99 at the time of publication) comes in four elegant colors including sea-foam, marble grey, and pink. To mount the silicon on your wall, simply place the holder on a dry shower wall — including glass, mirror, marble, metal, shiny tile and laminate. No adhesives or sticky residue involved. Remove the plastic from the grippers, stick to the wall, and add a wine glass 24 hours later. If you need to move the holder, you can allocate 24 hours to peel off the silicon and restick it somewhere else. 

The design of this holder is ideal for both stemless and stemmed wine glasses. So, take your pick of red or white and submerge yourself in the bliss of a bubble bath — wine included.

SmartLab Tiny Baking! set

Smart Lab's Tiny Baking! set ($18.42 at the time of publication) is perfect for the folks in your life who are mesmerized by Tastemade's Tiny Kitchen videos. This cooking set contains a 17-piece tiny baking set including measuring cups, rolling pins, bowls, silicon finger mitts, and other essentials you need to craft any of the recipes from the 48-page recipe book included in the kit. 

Bake tiny lattice fruit pies and deep dish pizza or whip up buttercream frosting with the addition of a few kitchen ingredients (sold separately — but we think you may already have some of these essentials hanging around in a life-sized kitchen). All of these tools fit into a 8-inch tin that you can easily take to friends' houses or your grandparents' place. The  Tiny Baking! set is perfect for children over eight years old (since the small tools may pose a choking hazard). 

OTOTO Nessie ladle spoon

Everyone needs a fun (yet practical) kitchen tool hanging around. The OTOTO Nessie ladle is perfect for scooping gravies, soups, and dips and is a youthful addition to any home kitchen. The ladle is made from heat-resistant plastic that is dishwasher safe, which makes cleanup a breeze. Nessie is also complete with tiny feet so you won't have to tilt and leave the ladle on its side. This ladle is easy to hold and maneuver in your kitchen — and it's deep enough to be practical rather than just an aesthetic addition. 

Each Nessie ladle stands about 10 inches tall so you'll be able to see the ladle submerged in your stock pot. At $16.95 at the time of publication, we can guarantee your friends and family will get a kick out of the Loch Ness monster in ladle form — but will also value its practicality in almost any home kitchen.

HOST bartender multi-tool

The go-to stocking stuffer for many folks is a utility knife. But if the foodies in your life are more cocktail-focused, you'll want to invest in a HOST Bar10der Multi-Tool ($16.99 at the time of publication). This multi-tool is complete with all the essentials for home bartending — strainer, muddler, reamer, stirrer, zester, bottle opener, corkscrew, jigger, channel knife, and knife. The pocket-sized wonder is ideal to keep around in the home kitchen or to take on an outdoor adventure. 

The multi-tool is made of stainless steel and plastic, so it is rust-resistant and lightweight (14 ounces).The only thing you'll need to shop for is a bit of cocktail salt and a few limes to complete your bartending stocking.

Collapsible measuring cups and measuring spoons

If you're shopping for stocking stuffers for a first-time homeowner, you'll want to include a set of measuring cups and spoons from Leepiya. Collapsable measuring cups make a great gift and kitchen essential because the set does not take up much cabinet or drawer space and is made from BPA-free and dishwasher-safe plastic. The size is also etched onto the bottom of the measuring cups to help ensure that you're adding just the right amount of flour to your favorite cookie recipe. Plus, these measuring cups come on a key ring, so you'll never have to worry about searching around the house for a single cup.

One set of four measuring cups and four measuring spoons is priced at $10.99 at the time of publication, which is an affordable (but also practical) deal.

Belgian milk chocolate hot cocoa stirring spoons

If you're looking for the perfect gift for kids and hot chocolate lovers, you should opt for an edible (and functional) stocking stuffer like Belgian Milk Chocolate Hot Cocoa Stirring Spoons courtesy of Albert's. Each one of these individually-packaged chocolate spoons is imprinted with a tiny holiday character on top that fits with the joyfulness of the season. These are nostalgic and a simple treat to pack in a stocking stuffer.

Each 3-pack of chocolate spoons $9.14 (at the time of publication) comes in individual design variations. When your loved ones are ready to swirl, simply stir the spoon into a warm cup of milk and watch the chocolate dissolve into a warm cup of hot cocoa. It's the perfect treat to enjoy while you're waiting to open gifts on Christmas morning.

BomBombs hot chocolate mix

While there's certainly nothing wrong with the classic cup of hot chocolate, there's always a way to make it better. The Bombombs Hot Chocolate Mix gift set is availble in nine difffernt flavors including gingerbread, salted caramel, snickerdoodle, and chocolate cherry. Each package comes with one individual pouch of the nine flavors, which can easily be mixed into a mug of warm hot cocoa with water or milk. The loved ones on your gift list will love trying the hot chocolate flavors, picking favorites, and marveling at the artistic yet youthful design of each package.

This gift set is priced at $20.49 at the time of publication. It would make the ideal gift for someone on your list who you don't know exactly what to add to their stocking, but still want to give them a sweet surprise anyway. 

Bacon and bourbon candle

For the people in your life who don't get enough of the stuff, you'll want to slip a bacon and bourbon candle into their stocking this holiday season. Both the kraft and the white label designs of this 8-ounce candle from the Silver Dollar Candle Company are priced at $15.96 at the time of publication. Not only are these candles beautiful to look at, but they will leave every room in your home smelling like bacon sizzling on the stove or you're burying your nose into a snifter of borubon. These candles are small enough to fit in a stocking and are guaranteed to appease cooks and candle lovers alike.

Each candle is hand-poured in Tennessee and has a burn time between 40 and 55 hours, per the Etsy shop. You can also add a free label personalization to make this gift all the more special for your loved ones.

Amazon Basics silicon baking mat set

All home bakers should have at least one silicon baking mat in their arsenal. Although silicon baking mats can not always be swapped interchangeably for parchment paper because silicon is thicker, thus creating more of a buffer between the food you're cooking and the baking tray. Silicon baking mats are a reusable alternative that can benefit delicate foods like homemade pastries.

Amazon Basics offers a 3-pack of three sizes — 9 x 13-inch, 9.85 x 14.76-inch, and 16.5 x 11.6-inch — for $10.28 at the time of publication. These mats are rated safe for up to 480 F and can easily be hand-washed after use. Plus, you can roll these mats up with a bow if you're looking for a simple, yet effective way to stick the mats in a stocking.

Zulay Original milk frother

If you're looking for a handheld appliance you can easily fit into a stocking, check out the Zulay milk frother. Each frother comes in one of 28 color options and is priced at $14.99 at the time of publication. A handheld milk frother is the perfect stocking stuffer for everyone — regardless if you frequently make dalgona coffee. Milk frothers have so many different uses including frothing egg whites for an omelette, blending protein powder into water for a post-gym shake, or making a froth for your favorite alcoholic beverage.

We love the Zulay milk frother because it is inexpensive and easy to use. Cleaning is even easier since you can just run the whisk in soapy water to remove any residue. This milk frother is battery powdered, so you won't have to worry about getting the cord stuck or finding out how to keep it out of your cup.

3-in-1 avocado slicer

Making avocado toast or slicing up some of the delicious fatty fruit couldn't be easier with a 3-in-1 avocado slicer. This tool can be used for fruits outside of avocados too; dragon fruit, bananas, and kiwis can all be processed with the device. The sharp blade on the side of the cutter can easily slice the fruit in half while the circular corer removes the pit without getting fingers involved. Then, use the slicer to remove the flesh of the avocado. You'll have thinly sliced avocado pieces ready in seconds.

Each tool is priced at $9.98 at the time of publication. To clean, place the tool in the dishwasher. It is made of heavy-duty stainless steel and plastic, so it will not rust or break easily over time.

Genuine Fred breakfast scrub sponges

If you have a brunch lover in your life, you'll need to get them a set of breakfast sponges from Genuine Fred. Each 3-pack, priced at $9.99 at the time of publication, includes a pancake, egg, and bacon sponge. Genuine Fred also makes sushi-inspired sponges if breakfast isn't always your prerogative.

These themed sponges are both cool to look at and functional. The sponge design is layered, so you can use the rougher side to easily take off egg residue from a pan before flipping it over to give it a final once-over. You can also enlist these sponges for cleaning up around the house and washing things to your heart's content. They are totally gift-able too; each 4-pack comes on a plastic dinner plate backing.

Ecolution Patented micro-pop microwave popcorn popper

If movie nights are a pop-ular event in your home, you should consider adding Ecoloution's micro-pop popcorn popper to your stocking shopping list. This temperature-safe, 3-quart glass popper is priced at $19.99 at the time of publication and comes in six color options. For folks looking for a smaller popper, Ecolution also offers a 1.5-quart snack-size model priced at $12.99 at the time of publication. 

Each popper allows you to measure kernels, add them to the popper, and air-pop in the microwave for popcorn in less than three minutes. The top of the jar includes a butter warmer, but the actual popper requires no additional butter or oil. To wash, simply wash the popper with a bit of soapy water, rinse, and air-dry. All you'll need to shop for is a movie!

Amazon Basics reusable silicone baking cups

Baking cupcakes or muffins in paper cups has a few major drawbacks. The first is the issue of your batter sticking to the cups and not resulting in a clean peel away from the cup — so you end up with a muffin covered in paper pieces or losing half of your muffin to the liner itself. And, if you're making a lot of cupcakes for at-home eating, you'll find yourself going through a ton of liners. 

The solution? Amazon Basics silicon baking cups. These cups are made with food-grade silicon that can withstand temperatures up to 428 F. When you're finished baking, pop the liners into your dishwasher for an easy clean. Each 24-pack of these liners is priced at $9.44 at the time of publication.

Design Imports ceramic salt & pepper shaker set

If someone on your stocking list loves entertaining and botanical, nature-inspired things, consider adding a set of the Design Imports mushroom salt and pepper shakers to your list. These ceramic salt-and-pepper shakers are priced at $18.05 at the time of publication. Each mushroom measures 2.75-inches by 3.5-inches. The shakers are youthful, fun, and the perfect accompaniment to a table spread. To refill these mushrooms, simply remove the stopper and pour in your desired seasonings. Cap the stopper and shake on! 

Cleaning these shakers requires only a bit of soapy water and a few minutes of time. Since the mushrooms are made of ceramic and earthenware, these shakers are not dishwasher-safe. But, the duo is super cute and ideal for everyday use or special occasions.

Cookie scoop

A cookie scoop may not be the top thing on a baker's holiday wish list, but it is an undisputed need in the kitchen. You can purchase a spring-loaded cookie scoop from Homure H in one-tablespoon, two-tablespoon, or three-tablespoon sizes — if you're buying for a cookie enthusiast, we recommend sticking to the two-tablespoon size. When you're ready to scoop, dip the spoon in the batter and operate the spring-loaded trigger to drop the cookie dough onto your baking sheet. You won't have to worry about getting your fingers covered in dough, nor will you have to worry about your cookies varying in sizes once the pan comes out of the oven.

To clean the cookie scoop, you can hand-wash or place the gadget in your dishwasher. Although the primary use for the scoop is cookies, you can also use it to scoop muffin or pancake batter, ice cream, or guacamole.