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11 under-$25 stocking stuffers
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Stocking Stuffer Guide

The best things this season aren't just beneath a bedecked tree.

Those stockings hanging off the mantelpiece are ripe for stuffing with delicious, useful and downright adorable things for those in your life who love to eat and drink.

Now it's time to stuff it like you mean it.

  • Carry On Cocktail Kit: The Champagne Cocktail

    Ease the long trek home for out-of-town family or friends with this stylish little tin. Once they've boarded the plane, all they need is something bubbly for two elegant elderflower-spiked cocktails.

    wandpdesign.com, $24

  • Kings County Distillery Chocolate Whiskey

    It's five o'clock somewhere, so let your booze-loving older brother take a swig of this subtly sweet, slightly earthy whiskey, made with Kings County moonshine infused with leftover cacao husks from Mast Brothers chocolate.

    mouth.com, $25

  • Beachbum Berry's Tiki Cocktail Picks

    Instead of picking a bone with your ultra-conservative uncle, share these funky, hot pink cocktail picks. Plus those conversations are always more palatable when there's a Painkiller in hand.

    cocktailkingdom.com, $12

  • Maldon Salt Pinch Tin

    Spread the salty, flaky, crunchy love with this adorable travel-size version of the famed British sea salt maker—and sprinkle it on that slice of your aunt's prime rib while you're at it.

    amazon.com, $5

  • Japanese Folding Knife Mini

    Opening boxes on Christmas day just got more glamorous. Let them tear open gifts with this little brass knife that tucks away easily.

    michelevarian.com, $22

  • Graphic Knit Potholders

    Of course, the Swedes know how to handle hot pots in style. Knitted with extra-thick yarn, these simple yet adorable swatches make any brown pot roast a little prettier.

    shop.headsburgshed.com, $24

  • Matcha Whisk

    Teensy espresso whisk, meet your matcha. This Japanese-made delicate bamboo whisk is a must-have for any matcha drinker.

    whisknyc.com, $14

  • Jobillo Wood Tasting Spoon

    Every cook has a preferred wooden cooking spoon, and this one would be ours. Hand-carved in Guatemala with sustainable local wood, the elegant addition also means you get first dibs trying whatever Mom's making.

    brookfarmgeneralstore.com, $25

  • Raised Bloom Pie Server

    Gently hint that you're ready for dessert and impress the baker in your life with this sweet stoneware serving utensil. Seconds, anyone?

    anthropologie.com, $12

  • Rare Bird Preserves Fig Earl Grey

    Skip the boring but nice box of tea for this whimsical, tea-infused jam. Fresh figs are cooked down with bergamot Earl Grey for a smoky-sweet spread that even Grandma will like.

    rarebirdpreserves.bigcartel.com, $12

  • SOS Chefs Vadouvan Curry

    Curry favor with the in-laws by giving this umami-packed, golden-hued Indian spice. Sprinkled over eggplants or scallops, it'll be their new go-to.

    sos-chefs.com, $15

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