From one foodie to another, there is nothing I would love more than to spend all of my days making stockings full of amazing foodie gifts! Small cooking and baking items are often overlooked – they’re not necessarily the most glamorous and they don’t have hefty price tags – but they literally can change your cooking / baking / kitchen experience. Plus they’re typically fun and cute 🙂
I’ve rounded up a few of my very favorite small items for the foodie that would make amazing stocking stuffers this holiday season. Happy shopping!
- GIR Spatulas
My love for spatulas runs deep, and once I started using GIR, there was no going back! They come in a huge range of fun colors, and also different sizes so you can easily mix it up and grab just one or a few! For me, the Ultimate and the Skinny are my favorites!
- Foodie ornaments
Food ornaments seem to be having a moment, but they are JUST SO CUTE! You can get just one — maybe they’re really into bacon, or avocados, or my favorite…. butter — or a few and they look incredible on the three. Check out this great selection of foodie ornaments from Food52.
- Chef’n Garlic Zoom
In Anthony Bourdain’s book Kitchen Confidential (perhaps another good gift idea!) he talks about his love for garlic and says “Too lazy to peel fresh? You don’t deserve to eat garlic” and it has really stuck with me. I know chopping garlic is a pain, but one way to make it better is with my favorite Chef’n Garlic Zoom. You just peel and pop a garlic clove right in, and then “zoom” is along the counter like a toy car and you have perfectly chopped fresh garlic!
- Hand lotion
Hear me out. I know lotion can be boring, but we foodies wash a lot of dishes. And I don’t care where you live, that means your hands are dry. If you’re going to give hand lotion as a gift, go for something nice like Kiehl’s Ultimate Strength Hand Salve that is a little more elevated. Since it’s a stocking stuffer, you can also look at more sample-size options and try a few!
- Measuring Cups & Spoons
Measuring cups and spoons are such an essential item in any chef or baker’s kitchen, but because they are such utility items, they often don’t look great (and we don’t ever think to replace them!). Surprise your foodie friends with a custom set of measuring cups like this copper and wood set from Etsy or these beautiful copper measuring spoons from Williams Sonoma.
- Mini Alphabet Cookie Cutters
For the baker, there are so many fun things you can do with miniature alphabet cookie cutters. Pies at Thanksgiving that say “thankful” or birthday cake that says “happy birthday” — the world is your oyster!
- Small garden scissors
Whether you have an herb garden and are snipping fresh herbs for your latest dish, or just need a pair of smaller (pretty) scissors for small things in the kitchen, these small scissors from Barebones Living are so wonderful! Plus, they also photograph beautifully….
- Pinch Bowls
Pinch bowls are amazing for small ingredients as you’re pulling together a recipe, but can be expensive (for whatever reason!) and hard to find. These small concrete pinch bowls from Etsy are actually designed for jewelry, but would also be perfect for ingredients in the kitchen!
For the foodie friends with kids, this crochet play food set from Etsy is so adorable for any play (or real) kitchen!
While there are a million more things I could recommend, I hope this helps! Happy holidays and happy gifting (and if you maybe snag a few of these things for yourself, I won’t tell). And if there’s anything I really missed, let me know in the comments!