Eighteen Stocking Stuffers for Foodies & Gift for Cooks & Bakers. Anyone who spends time in the kitchen will find these gifts useful.
O.K., let’s talk Stocking Stuffers for a minute.
I don’t know about you, but as hard as finding the perfect Christmas present is, I think finding perfect stocking stuffers is infinitely harder.
You see, I have high standards for my stocking stuffers. In a nutshell, they have to be useful.
It’s so easy to stroll the aisles of stores and fill your cart with mini-gifts, with the notion that ‘mini’ makes them the perfect stocking stuffer, all with the end goal of just filling up that stocking. Raise your hand if you can relate.
But, nothing is worse than cleaning out your junk drawer in June and finding several of your ‘mini’ stocking stuffers languishing there and ultimately bound for the Goodwill box or trash can.
I’ve finally drilled it into my head that buying fewer, more useful stocking stuffers is better than filling the stocking with useless tchotchkes. And at the end of the day, although my fewer gadgets may cost a bit more than my knick-knacky fillers, I can be more confident that they will actually be used and not just become dust collectors. And I’ve realized that I have wasted a lot of money on useless stocking stuffers.
So, let’s have a wee peek at 18 Really Useful Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Cooks:
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I bought myself these little Pot Steam Vents because I was so done with my pots boiling over. I kept trying to set the lid just so, balancing it on the pot edge to allow the steam to vent but still keeping as much heat in the pot as possible. Inevitably, the lid would shift, and the liquid would boil over…and always just after I had cleaned the stovetop.
Baking cookies is so much easier (and neater) with cookie scoops. This is a set of three, but if you only one to get one, get the middle size (1 1/2TB). Not only do your hands stay neater, but it is always good when cookies are the same size!
I have had this Smart Funnel for over 20 years! It is used regularly in my kitchen and with my toiletries, like my shampoo, lotions, and soap. It is dishwasher-safe and is truly one of my favorite gadgets. In fact, I have a ‘Favorite Things’ Christmas party, and this was one of the gifts I gave one year.
Do you keep bacon grease in the freezer? Tell me I’m not alone…please. My Grandma and my mom did it, and so, of course, now I do it. We use it when making cornbread, warm bacon dressing, fried rice, pancakes, etc… On Amazon.
I am a long-time user of Crisbee Pucks and Stiks and apply the seasoning to my cast iron after every use. I keep a lint-free piece of paper towel in my drawer and my Stik that I use to wipe down my skillets after cleaning and slightly reheating them.
This chain-mesh scrubber is what I use to clean my cast iron. The mesh gets off any bits of food without the need for soap. After cleaning it with this scrubber, I set my cast iron on a warm burner to completely dry before I apply the Crisbee seasoning.
I received these in my stocking this past Christmas. One holds my iPad in the kitchen, and the other props up my phone in my office. When I think of ‘useful,’ this little gadget surely makes the list of ‘Useful Stocking Stuffer Gifts for Cooks.’ These phone stands come in a pack of 2.
Your favorite cook may not have realized that they really needed a pair of cut-resistant gloves. But, once they have the gloves, they will never know how they managed without them before!
I have a collection of vintage spoons, forks, and knives that I like to use when serving certain foods and gifting with jars of preserves. These would be a lovely addition to any collection.
What cook doesn’t love a new and pretty dishtowel? I believe that you can’t have too many.
I recently discovered this 11th favorite stocking stuffer for cooks! And I can’t believe I didn’t discover this little ‘gadget’ sooner. One of my all-time LEAST FAVORITE cooking chores is peeling garlic…but…not anymore! My mom recently gave me one of these little tubes, which has changed my outlook on peeling garlic. This little gadget makes it SO EASY to remove the thin, papery garlic skin and makes an EXCELLENT stocking stuffer.
A good pair of kitchen shears will always be handy. I think the ability to take the shears apart for washing is key.
Make chopping and sauteeing ground beef, chicken, and pork a breeze with this Pampered Chef Mix n’ Chop. Mashing avocados for guacamole and chopping eggs for egg salad are simple tasks with this handy tool.
I have tried multiple garlic crushers in my day and am flat-out sold on this garlic rocker. There is zero waste, and you can go back over your crushed garlic as often as you need to get it as fine as you need. You simply put your peeled garlic on a cutting board and rock over it with this handy tool. Pair it with the garlic peeler above for a very useful stocking stuffer!
I have a variety of whisks, but this is the whisk I reach for every single time. Why? There are two very good reasons why this is my all-time favorite whisk. One…the individual little prongs get into the corners of the pot or bowl better than the balloon whisk does, and Two…you don’t get clumps of batter stuck inside as you do with a balloon whisk. That #2 is a big one!
When I queried my readers about their favorite stocking stuffers for cooks, this Jar Opener was one of the suggestions. I just bought three of them to give as gifts this Christmas.
After spending too many years with dull knives, I now REALLY appreciate having those kitchen essentials sharpened regularly. Treat your favorite cook by giving them a gift certificate for knife sharpening.
If your favorite cook like to bake, they probably have dealt with hardened brown sugar. These little brown sugar bears keep brown sugar soft. I use them in both my dark and light brown sugar.
So there you go, my friends, 17 Completely Useful Stocking Stuffers for Foodies or Gifts for Cooks…that won’t end up in the junk drawer. Bookmark it or pin the following image if you want to refer to this page.
And before you leave, since you know, I am a fan of crowdsourcing…I’d love for you to share your ideas for stocking stuffers for foodies and gifts for cooks.
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