The essential 2019 holiday gift guide for the foodie in your life. Stocking stuffers for foodies at every age and interest!
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The holidays have a way of sneaking up on us, but have no fear because I’ve got you covered! I’ve rounded up a list of stocking stuffers for foodies that love to cook, bake, grill, and joke!
From the environmentalist to the techie; baker to experienced cook; even baby foodies and aspiring chefs…I’m sure you’ll find the perfect fit for all your foodie friends.
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies that Love to Cook
Don’t lose even one strand of spaghetti when straining pasta into the sink. This heat-resistant snap-on strainer fits almost every pot and pan. Perfect for straining oil or water and a total time saver!
This battery-operated timer/thermometer has an extra long probe wire and takes the guesswork out of cooking. You can program it for time or temp and be alerted when the time has elapsed or your pre-set internal temp is reach. A must for roasts and whole birds!
The little tool you didn’t know you needed! This blade expertly removes the tough stems from hearty greens like kale or collard greens. And the various sized holes strip the leaves from herbs like rosemary, parsley, and cilantro. See ya woody stems!
Evenly disperse oil in your pan or on your grill with this non-aerosol oil sprayer. The even spray gives your pan good coverage without swimming in oil, making recipes healthier. Also great from misting salads or vegetables before roasting and pretty enough to leave right on the counter.
Yep, you can play with fire. A culinary kitchen torch is a must for that crackly crust on creme brûlée and toasty marshmallows for indoor s’mores. I love how easy this one is to fill with butane and that the flame is easily adjustable. Even easy enough for the kids to use (supervised of course!).
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies that Love to Bake
The best nonstick baking mat around! Even the ooeist, gooiest, stickiest baked goods won’t stick. Simply wash with soapy water and dry after each use and this mat will last for years!
This side swipe beater for Kitchen Aid Mixers is a dream for bakers. The silicone fins continually scrape the bowl as it beats so no more stopping, scraping, and starting again. This is a dream for cake batters, cookie dough, and frostings.
Uniform thickness every time! I can’t live without my adjustable rolling pin, especially when I’m rolling out pie dough or cut-out cookies. The removable discs allow you to select your desired thickness before rolling. Cookies and crusts bake more evenly as a result.
Does the baker in your life stress out when a recipe calls for blind-baking? Ceramic pie weights to the rescue. These reusable, heat-resistant weights prevent your crusts from bubbling and shrinking. I suggest lining your pie shell with parchment or foil, then add the pie weights before baking. Grab two of these for maximum coverage.
This is the perfect stocking stuffer for the cake and cookie decorator in your life. Washable and reusable pastry bags, couplers, and ties. Say goodbye to disposable bags and hello to these environmentally-friendly ones. You’re sure to get plenty of cookies as a thank you!
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies with a Sense of Humor
In a pickle over what to buy your funny foodie (yeah, I went there)? This adorable jar is packed with two pair of the cutest unisex socks all rolled up in pickle form. Display them on the kitchen counter or on your feet….playful AND functional!
Solve the problem of “what’s for dinner” with a roll of the dice. Dice include protein/cooking method/herb/carb/bonus ingredient + seasonal. No doubt the funny foodie in your life will love the gamification of meal planning!
Everything’s better with bacon right? Even bacon bandages, mints, and floss?! This is the gift for foodies that love bacon and a have a great sense of humor. They’ll have sparkling teeth and sweet bacon-scented breath.
If you’re funny foodie is a child of the 80’s then this mug is a MUST. A play on Lionel Richie’s iconic song “Hello”, every morning will be brighter with a cup of tea in this silly mug. Every morning needs a little pick me up (and a little Lionel) right?!
If salt is your funny foodie’s muse (like me), then this t-shirt is emblazoned with his mantra. Salt enhances everything, brings out flavor, and is most the essential ingredient in your kitchen. This stocking stuffer is simple and direct…perfect for the salt-obsessed foodie!
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies that are Gadget Obsessed
Cold coffee no more! This rechargeable mug keeps your beverage set to your ideal temperature. It doesn’t scratch, it’s counter-pretty, oh, and you can control it from your smartphone. A techie-foodie’s dream!
Sure, you can just nudge the lid off the pot a bit to prevent it from boiling over, but c’mon! How adorable are these? These little silicone kitchen villains use all their might to prop up the lid and stop annoying boil-overs. If your foodies can’t get enough gadgets, they will love these stuffed in their stockings!
Is your gadget-loving foodie health conscious (and a teensy bit lazy)? Then the Rollie egg cooker is for them! Sure, you can cook an egg on the stove, but why when you can plug, pour, cook and gobble up an egg roll?
No more fingers in the pickle jar! Attach this condiment fork securely to the jar and leave it in the frig. When that pickle craving hits, keep your fingers clean and the frig too. And the convenient holder catches drips. Sometimes the simplest gifts for foodies are the best!
Okay, this jar key opener has changed my life! No more banging the jar on the edge of the counter (and cracking it) or running it under hot water or cursing so loud (when neither of these techniques work) that you frighten the neighbors. A simple pop and the jar is open….genius!
Stocking Stuffers for Environmentalist Foodies
No more plastic straws (said in my best Joan Crawford)! Take these reusable silicone straws on the go in their very own carrying case complete with a cleaning brush. Oh, and how cool is it that they are foldable? Great for the environmentally conscious foodie on the go!
I have been a fan of Envirosac reusable shopping bags for 10 years and counting. I will sing their praises from the roof tops…duarble (mine have seriously lasted for 10 years), washable (they’re washer/dryer friendly), convenient (they fold up so small and fit comfortably in your purse), and strong…pack em full and they hold a ton.
Stylish, convenient, and good for the environment? These stainless steel water bottles keep your beverage cold or hot for several hours. Perfect for school, travel, or just sitting on the sofa. And you’re won’t be filling the ocean with plastic.
Love the convenience of K-cups, but hate all the waste? These reusable K-cups work with a standard Keurig and you can brew up a cup of coffee or tea in seconds. Best part, no plastic waste!
Your lunchbox just got an eco-friendly facelift! These beeswax food wraps come in multiple sizes, fun patterns, and you can clean them and re-use! Simply use the warmth of your hands to soften and as they cool they’ll form a seal. Good for sandwiches and storing leftovers!
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies that Love to Grill
I love the way this meat tenderizer creates the most mouthwatering steak and beef on the grill. The extra long, thin blades break up the connective tissue resulting in tender, juicy meat. The ideal stocking stuffer for the steak-obsessed grillmaster!
Everyone loves a burger, but the foodie grillmaster always wants to take it to the next level. Elevate the ordinary patty to a juicy stuffed burger. This press is easy to fill, creates a great seal, and is dishwasher safe. Makes 4 inch burgers about 1/3 pound each.
This grill scraper is so compact, simple, and easy to use. Multiple size grooves and no wire bristles that can stick to your grill and end up in your food. The brass construction won’t damage the grates and gets rid of all the built-up gunk!
No, we’re not reinventing the wheel here, but this all-in-one sauce pot and basting brush is super convenient for the avid griller. The stainless steel construction won’t melt, the brush is connected to the top so nothing gets into your sauce, and the silicone bristles are heat resistant and easy to clean.
Ever burn your hand when rotating skewers or turning a whole chicken on the grill? These silicone gloves protect your hands, clean up easily, and are lined with cotton for easy on/easy off. Perfect for outdoor grilling, but equally suited for inside too!
Stocking Stuffers for Aspiring Young Chef Foodies
Inspire the young chef in your home with these fun molds perfect for whipping up pancakes and eggs in fun shapes. The molds are nonstick and the finished product pops out easily. Ideal for those picky eaters that like to keep their food separate on the plate!
Does your aspiring chef want to look the part while they get cooking in the kitchen? These chef hats and aprons are super durable and the hats are adjustable for those growing heads. Cute for play or the real deal.
Do your palms get sweaty every time your young chef grabs a knife? These kid-safe knives will put you at ease while your kids are chopping. Serrated edges and blunt tips mean these will cut fruit and veggies, but not your little one’s fingers. Win/win for hands on training (pun intended).
Another way to keep little fingers safe while learning knife skills in the kitchen is this stainless steel finger guard. Simply place one finger in the ring (it’s adjustable for little fingers) and get to chopping. It will train kids to curl their fingers slightly inward while cutting, a knife skill they will carry through life.
This award-winning cookbook from America’s Test Kitchen is kid-tested (and approved). This will be the culinary bible for any young aspiring chef. From easy to slightly more advanced, this book has a wide range of recipes that will help new cooks learn the basics and establish a solid cooking foundation. Recipes are designated easy, intermediate, and advanced to help your young chef select the recipes that match their skills (or challenge them to advance!).
Stocking Stuffers for Baby Foodies
Taco Tuesday’s aren’t just for grown-ups. Let your little foodie get into the fun with this taco-inspired toy and teether set. A crinkly taco, avocado rattle, and lemon and lime chips are perfect for baby (just hold the tequila and salt for a few more years…).
Let’s face it, baby foodies may be good eaters, but not necessarily the neatest. These silicone bibs have a handy pocket to catch all the missed bites, crumbs, spills. They are easily washed and wiped for cleaning and decorated with cute foodie designs!
My very own young foodies devoured this book as babies. The colorful illustrations of fruits and vegetables correspond to the all of the ABC’s. This handy board book teaches your littles the alphabet through food (think “M” is for “melon” and “mango“) and every baby foodie knows that’s the best way to learn!
Is there anything cuter than a wee little one swaddled up like a burrito?? Um, only if they’re swaddled in a tortilla blanket and cap! The tortilla blanket is 36 inches in diameter and will keep your baby as soft and cozy as he will be cute!
Give your baby foodie her first taste of fruit in the safest possible way. Cut up chunks of fresh fruit are safely stored in the little pouch and your baby can gnaw away without any fear of choking. Frozen pieces of fruit serve double duty as a soothing teether while introducing new flavors.
Stocking Stuffers for Foodies that have Everything
Sure this foodie has everything, but do they know everything? This apron serves a dual purpose…obviously to keep her neat and clean in the kitchen, but it’s also loaded with handy tips and guides! No more digging through books to find out how long that potato will take to cook, just look at your lap!
Tired of tearing your toast when attempting to smear on cold butter? Say hello to the simple, yet genius butter bell. I am seriously obsessed with my butter bell and have been using it for years. Pour cold water into the base, fill the bell with softened butter, then pop the bell into the water. This keeps your butter soft on the counter while keeping it fresh.
Being a cook can take quite the toll on your hands. This combo set of salt and sugar scrubs exfoliate the dead, tired skin and add moisture to tired, overworked hands. And of course we’re using a sweet and salty combo for the foodie!
Is your favorite foodie tired of looking at a dish drainer on top of the counter? This roll up dish rack sits right over sink, takes up no counter space, rolls up and gets tucked away when not in use. And bonus points because it’s heat-resistant silicone surface doubles as a cooling rack!
Your favorite foodie that has everything might have all the fancy soaps and scrubs, but do they have an odor absorbing stainless steel bar perfect for onion and garlic-y hands? Simply rub it in your hands as you would a bar of soap, with or without water, and voila! Odor GONE! Ideal for the avid cook!