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Stocking Stuffers: Food and Kitchen

16 of the best affordable gifts for chefs and foodies.


Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care. Now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $50, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. Lucky for you, we’ve gathered the best affordable gifts around to please anyone on your list. Need more ideas? Check out all of our Stocking Stuffer Guides.


Meat: Everything You Need to Know
Because an uneducated omnivore is a sad thing. $26

Rosemary Lemon Cutting Board Oil
Because they’re going to need that cutting board for many more years. $16

New Norm Slate Plates
Because china is for sissies. $18+

Cast Iron Spice Grinders
Because simplicity with style wins in the kitchen. $40

Nut Hammer
Because think of the jokes! $40

Hario Drip Brewer with Carafe
Because it’s time they went pourover. $40

OXO Stainless Steel Kitchen Scale
Because measure twice, cut once. $50

Grill Daddy Pro Grill Brush
Because every grillmaster needs his tools. $20

Pendleton Grand Lodge Ramekin Set
Because slate doesn’t cut it for Christmas dinner. $20+

Evak Food Preserving System
Because the good stuff deserves to last. $20+

The Slanted Door: Modern Vietnamese Food
Because it’s time you saved some money on takeout. $23

Built Bento Lunch Box
Because great food means great leftovers. $30

Victorinox Fibrox 8-Inch Chef’s Knife
Because it’s a damn bargain. $30

Three Jerks Beef Jerky
Because it’s the best snack there is. $15+

Lillies BBQ Sauces
Because the woman knows her Q. $8+

Dexter Russell New Haven Oyster Knife
Because they taste better if you shuck ’em yourself. $13
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