I’ve always been a huge fan of Christmas stockings. Maybe it’s how cute the small trinkets are that can fit in there, or how creative one can be with stuffers. I started to think of ideas for my family members, and realized everything I thought of was kitchen related! I’ve compiled a small list of awesome kitchen gadgets that are mostly inexpensive, useful, and just plain ole cute. Here are some of my favorite ideas- some are as reasonable as $2.95, while the most expensive is $40.
1. Strawberry Stem Remover: $6 This little guy is slightly gimmicky, but it works so well! I was at a friend’s house who owned one and it made strawberry hulling a breeze! This would be such a fun, unexpected tool in your fruit lover’s stocking.
2. Salad Dressing Emulsifier: $14.95 As a current owner of one of these bad boys, I can’t explain enough how handy they are! For those who love to make their own salad dressing, it even has recipes on the bottle.
3. Silpat Silicone Liner: $26.95 Silpat is every cook/baker’s dream. It works great for cookies or housing sticky items. Not to mention it is eco-friendly since you aren’t trashing parchment paper.
4. Mini Stainless Steel Prep Bowls with Lids: $39.95 So this is the price of a gift, but small enough to fit in a stocking! I recently got these miniature prep bowls and they are super handy for whisking eggs or salad dressing, or managing diced veggies.
5. AHeirloom Mini Bamboo Skewer for Grilling: $20 AHeirloom company makes amazing wooden products. From beautifully shaped cutting boards, to muddlers, and these nifty skewers, they definitely make luxurious and unique gifts for the food lover.
6. Stainless Steel Straws with brush cleaner (4): $8.25 For the smoothie lover! These straws come with a cleaning brush to make clean-up a breeze.
7. Garlic Rocker: $11 One of my least favorite kitchen prep tasks is mincing garlic. It gets all over my fingers and takes too long. This garlic rocker is perfect for speeding up the process and definitely easier to clean than a hand-held garlic mincer.
8. Jacobson Sea Salt slide tin: $2.95 I am so hooked on Jacobson Sea Salt. If you have never experienced high end salt, this is definitely a treat. Finish pastas, roasted vegetables, or even desserts with this flaky, delicious salt out of Oregon. The slide tin is a sample size, but they also make jars for $12 that would also fit great into a stocking.
9. Porcelain Ginger Grater: $8.40 Another great kitchen tool to speed up the food prep process. Plus, it’s also easy to clean.
What are some of your favorite kitchen tools? What do you like to gift and receive in stockings?