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20 Great Gifts Under $50 for the Chef

Check out these 20 great stocking-stuffer gifts for the chef, all under $50.


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: extras, last-minute goodies, the old standbys. 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.


Opinel 112 “Les Essentiels” Kitchen Knives
Because one knife is never enough. $33+

Snowpeak Silcon Highball Glasses
Because you should be able to take nice things, like cups, camping. $27

MAG Stickers by AMOD-DOMA Studio
Because knives suspended in air look cool. ~$8

Micro-Green Kits
Because it grows spices without the mess of dirt. $48

DWR Ping Pong Cocktail Trays Set of Four
Because everyone wants to hold a plate like a palette. $40

DWR Tactile Tableware
Because it was made by award-winning designers. $45+

Ingredients: A Visual Exploration of 75 Additives & 25 Food Products
Because you should know what you’re putting in your body. $19+

Grillight Spatula
Because what other spatula has an LED light built into it? $21+

Bees Knees Spicy Honey
Because honey is great in pretty much everything. $14

Le Creuset of America Revolution Bi-Material Saute Spoon
Because it won’t mark up your expensive cast iron pan. $24

English Ceramic and Wood Morter & Pestle
Because pounding herbs and spices is fun. $35

Brooklyn Slate Co. Cheese Boards
Because you want your dinner parties to be “on fleek.” $29

Enamelware Lunch Container
Because it’s a lunchbox that can be heated. $49

The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science
Because, frankly, you’re a lousy home chef. $27+

Franklin Barbecue: A Meat-Smoking Manifesto
Because Aaron Franklin knowns meat. $17+

Chemex Cream and Sugar Set
Because your other Chemex coffee maker looks lonely. $39

Lodge Pre-Seasoned Deep Skillet

Because you need another cast-iron dish. $33+

The Gear Patrol Magazine
Because Issue #1 has a ton of great food content: profiling chef Rodolfo Guzmán of Boragó, a tartiflette recipe and a roundup of the best dishes to eat in Queens. $20

From the GP Store: Allied Maker × Gear Patrol Tilt Mini Lamp
Because a chef needs light, beautiful light. $250

From the GP Store: Range Rover Classic County
Because a hunter-gather needs to go straight to the source. $33,000
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