Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies: Top Last Minute Finds

By La Cuisinière | Gift Ideas For Someone Who Loves To Cook

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Oct 17
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Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies – Here is my list of supermarket finds that won’t break the bank.  Just updated to 9 gift ideas for your favorite foodie!

Getting an early start on your Christmas shopping?  I know it’s a must for me as I’m usually scrambling to fill everyone’s stockings with favorite goodies.

I can think of a zillion things for everyone on my list.  Special candy bars, tiny gadgets, fishing lures for the boys, magnetic wristbands for Mr. Fix It.   These have absolutely nothing to do with cooking but my personal favorite? RFID blocking sleeves for credit cards –  they come in classy sets for men and flowery sets for women!

Decisions, Decisions…

True enough. It’s only mid October but just think of how nice it will be not to run around town or beyond looking for just the right “stocking stuffer” kitchen gadget.  Here’s what I found during recent trips to the grocery store.

What about something special for your favorite foodie?  As in the home chef in your family.

No special last-minute mad dash shopping trip required.  You’re already out shopping right?

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You can never go wrong with a unique and useful kitchen gadget or a pack of expensive spices – Spanish saffron and truffle salt for example.

 TruffleHunter Minced Black Truffle (1.74 Oz)TruffleHunter Minced Black Truffle (1.74 Oz) Golden Saffron, Finest Pure Premium All Red Saffron Threads, Grade A+, Highest Grade (2 Grams)Golden Saffron, Finest Pure Premium All Red Saffron Threads, Grade A+, Highest Grade (2 Grams) Black Truffle Peelings Slices Carpaccio (Real Shaved Truffles Preserved in Natural Juices, Delicious for Gourmet Italian and French Cooking)Black Truffle Peelings Slices Carpaccio (Real Shaved Truffles Preserved in Natural Juices, Delicious for Gourmet Italian and French Cooking) Kiva Gourmet Spanish Saffron – Premium Grade (3-Gram Bottle)Kiva Gourmet Spanish Saffron - Premium Grade (3-Gram Bottle)

Don’t overlook the high-end markets or your local grocery store as a source for the best stocking stuffer gift ideas for nearly everyone on your list!

Sur La Table

Exploring Markets For Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies

All the items listed below were found in supermarkets – both the high-end markets like Wegman’s® and Fresh Market® and your favorite local grocery stores like Giant Food® and Safeway®.  Check their seasonal aisle or the “home and entertaining” department.

For other foodie gift ideas, enter a product keyword in our Culinaria Store or search through our favorite products.

I’ve added those gadgets, utensils, and small kitchen appliances I use every day or would love to have in my kitchen.  Hint, hint Santa 😉 🎅

last minute gift ideas for foodies and home chefs


Heavy Duty Grill Mats For Outdoor Cooking

Grillaholics BBQ Grill Mat Heavy - 600 Degree Max Temperature Grilling Sheets - Set of 2 Grill Mats Non Stick - Lifetime Manufacturer WarrantyGrillaholics BBQ Grill Mat Heavy – 600 Degree Max Temperature Grilling Sheets – Set of 2 Grill Mats Non Stick – Lifetime Manufacturer WarrantyGrillaholics BBQ Grill Mat Heavy - 600 Degree Max Temperature Grilling Sheets - Set of 2 Grill Mats Non Stick - Lifetime Manufacturer Warranty
Raise your hand if you or someone in your house is a certified grill master.

We have several who grill year ’round!

Let’s face it.  What could be easier when cooking for a crowd than to fire up the grill?

Works for our clan.

Wait a minute!  I know… I said these could be found in the supermarket.

Although it was not the grillaholics® brand, that’s where I found my grill matsin the supermarket with all the summer grilling items.

Some are still to be found on clearance or in a section dedicated to all things “grilling”.

Mine are super easy to clean and work with just about any food you or the lucky recipient cares to prepare!

The heavy-duty mats pictured here work in a smoker, over charcoal, with a propane or gas grill and even an electric model.

Other brands may not be able to withstand 600 degree temperatures (500* when you read the fine print) or work over all types of heat sources but then again… most of us foodies only have one type of grill and my grill gauge does not go past 450*!

Ultimate shout out for these grill mats come from Rachel Ray and Chris Kimball  😎 Enough said…


Cameron’s® Grill Mesh For Indoor Cooking

We use silicone mats when baking cookies but have you ever considered grill mats or mesh for indoor cooking?  Bet someone you know would love a set.  These are perfect for oven or microwave cooking.

An admission – my microwave is mainly used to heat up a cup of room temperature morning coffee, melt butter or re-heat a dinner plate gone cold.   I gave up on microwave cooking when the food itself failed to look like something I would like to eat.

Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies - Here is my list of supermarket finds that won't break the bank! - Cameron's Grill Mesh is just one of the best stocking stuffer gift ideas for foodies!

However, when it comes to oven fried chicken, fish fillets or sticky glazed Shoyu Pork, ribs and barbecued wings, Cameron’s® Grill Mesh comes in very handy.  I found these in my local supermarket but you can also buy them on Amazon!

Camerons Grilling Mesh - 2 Pack Non-stick Barbecue Mesh Mat Rollable Cooking Pan - Heavy Duty, Dishwasher Safe & Reusable Indoor Outdoor Use (2)

Food Slides Right Off Cameron’s® Grill Mesh!

Just roll them out on a cookie sheet or in a jelly roll pan.  They are dishwasher safe and reusable but also able to handle oven temperatures up to 500 degrees.

Cameron’s® also have grilling mesh baskets!


Herb Strippers

No more tossing the entire stem of fresh thyme or mini branch of fresh rosemary into the stew!   

These little gadgets are SO helpful in the kitchen!  I have no idea why I waited so long to buy one for myself but when it comes to stripping the leaves off fresh thyme or rosemary – nothing is more efficient and helpful.   

Particularly efficient when it comes to removing the leaves off sprigs of tarragon.  First used the little leaf shaped stripped when making my Tarragon Chicken recipe.

 Chef’n LooseLeaf Kale, Chard, Collard Greens and Herb StripperChef'n LooseLeaf Kale, Chard, Collard Greens and Herb Stripper Joie Leaf Herb Stripper, Stainless Steel and BPA-Free Plastic, 4-Inches x 1.5-Inches x .25-InchesJoie Leaf Herb Stripper, Stainless Steel and BPA-Free Plastic, 4-Inches x 1.5-Inches x .25-Inches Microplane SwiftStrip Herb and Leafy Green Stem Stripper and Trimmer – GreenMicroplane SwiftStrip Herb and Leafy Green Stem Stripper and Trimmer - Green Vibe 212-598-187 Zipstrip Herb StripperVibe 212-598-187 Zipstrip Herb Stripper


Quality Paring Knife

You know… the kind of knife you always reach for in the kitchen drawer to tackle just about any job.

Because it fits in your hand perfectly. Because it is sharp as a razor and does a better job of peeling potatoes and apples than the peeler does!  Just watch those fingers.

 Kyocera Advanced Ceramic Kyotop Damascus 3-inch Paring Knife with Pakka Wood Handle, Black BladeKyocera Advanced Ceramic Kyotop Damascus 3-inch Paring Knife with Pakka Wood Handle, Black Blade Kyocera FZ-075 WH-BK Innovation Series Ceramic Knife, 3Kyocera FZ-075 WH-BK Innovation Series Ceramic Knife, 3 Kyocera Advanced ceramic Premier Elite Series 3Kyocera Advanced ceramic Premier Elite Series 3 Kyocera FK-076 WH-BK 3Kyocera FK-076 WH-BK 3

Lost track of the number of paring knives you’ve had? I have.  Some of the best ones were used as repair tools by the DH.  Not cool. 

Now I hide my best knives so they do not suffer the same fate.


This. Is why you need cut resistant gloves!


Protecting Fingers & Hands Is Crucial!

Fingers and hands of all sizes.  During the holiday season in particular.  The kids are home from school and everyone wants to help.

I still find it difficult to hand my grandchildren a knife knowing what could and has happened to hands and fingers.

That was before cut resistant gloves came on the scene and available in all sizes.  Buy some for yourself and all your favorite foodies!

Where did I find them in adult sizes?  In the supermarket “gadget” aisle. You will probably have to order them in smaller sizes.

 NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves – High Performance Level 5 Protection, Food Grade. Size Medium, Free Ebook Included!NoCry Cut Resistant Gloves - High Performance Level 5 Protection, Food Grade. Size Medium, Free Ebook Included! 3 Pack TruChef Cut Resistant Gloves – Maximum Level 5 Protection, Food Grade, 3 Fun Colors To Prevent Cross Contamination, Fits Both Hands, Size Large3 Pack TruChef Cut Resistant Gloves - Maximum Level 5 Protection, Food Grade, 3 Fun Colors To Prevent Cross Contamination, Fits Both Hands, Size Large C0222S3 3 Color Cut Resistant Gloves Red For Meat, Green For Veg, Yellow For Fruit- High Performance Cut Level 5, Food Grade No Cross Contam, 3Piece SmallC0222S3 3 Color Cut Resistant Gloves Red For Meat, Green For Veg, Yellow For Fruit- High Performance Cut Level 5, Food Grade No Cross Contam, 3Piece Small YINENN 2 Pairs Cut Resistant Gloves Food Grade Level 5 Hand Protection,Kitchen Cut Gloves for Oyster Shucking,Fish Fillet Processing,Mandolin Slicing,Meat Cutting,Wood Carving-(Large)YINENN 2 Pairs Cut Resistant Gloves Food Grade Level 5 Hand Protection,Kitchen Cut Gloves for Oyster Shucking,Fish Fillet Processing,Mandolin Slicing,Meat Cutting,Wood Carving-(Large) Stainless Steel Mesh Cut-resistant Glove – Chain Mail Glove for Hand Protective, Safety Glove for Home Kitchen, Butcher, Oyster, Garment. Fish Worker (Medium)Stainless Steel Mesh Cut-resistant Glove - Chain Mail Glove for Hand Protective, Safety Glove for Home Kitchen, Butcher, Oyster, Garment. Fish Worker (Medium) EvridWear Premium Finger-Thumb Cots Offer Cut Resistant Protection, Safe Handling,Glove Life Extender, Finger Sleeves, Glove Substitute, HPPE Rated (20PCS) (S/M Sizing)EvridWear Premium Finger-Thumb Cots Offer Cut Resistant Protection, Safe Handling,Glove Life Extender, Finger Sleeves, Glove Substitute, HPPE Rated (20PCS) (S/M Sizing)


Hate Peeling, Chopping & Mincing Garlic?

Guess I am destined never to the eat with the Queen. She has banned garlic from her palace.  A certified garlic lover, there’s no problem for me with any of the above – peeling, chopping, mincing or eating.

Not everyone feels the same way. Do you know a home chef who already hates to peel onions but particularly dislikes peeling, chopping or mincing garlic?

The uneven shape and small size makes it trickier than peeling onions.  I tend to leave it for last but fresh garlic is often part of the initial cooking process.

We have to get that recipe assembled and in the Instant Pot®, the oven or the pan.

What to use?  Buy then either one of these neat gadgets.

 Fu Store 304 Stainless Steel Garlic Press Mincer BONUS Food Grade Silicone Peeler (PINK)Fu Store 304 Stainless Steel Garlic Press Mincer BONUS Food Grade Silicone Peeler (PINK) Tollcuudda 2 in 1 Garlic Press Crushing Machine And Garlic Slice Function CrushTollcuudda 2 in 1 Garlic Press Crushing Machine And Garlic Slice Function Crush OXO SteeL Garlic PressOXO SteeL Garlic Press ORBLUE Garlic Press, Stainless Steel Mincer and Crusher with Garlic Rocker and Peeler Set – Professional Grade, Dishwasher safe, Rusting-proof and Self CleaningORBLUE Garlic Press, Stainless Steel Mincer and Crusher with Garlic Rocker and Peeler Set – Professional Grade, Dishwasher safe, Rusting-proof and Self Cleaning Yarmoshi Garlic Press Rocker Stainless Steel Mincer – chop into very small pieces. Revolutionary Innovative Anti Slip SILICONE HANDLES for Best Grip!Yarmoshi Garlic Press Rocker Stainless Steel Mincer - chop into very small pieces. Revolutionary Innovative Anti Slip SILICONE HANDLES for Best Grip! Garlic Chopper With Silicone Garlic Peeler And Cleaning Brush By Royal Blade(Green)Garlic Chopper With Silicone Garlic Peeler And Cleaning Brush By Royal Blade(Green)

Even when they own a garlic press.

A Rocking Garlic Crusher?

The stainless steel garlic crusher is another way to keep your fingers as far away from the garlic juice as possible.

Especially if you bundle it with a silicone peeler.

This particular model was designed to fit in the utensil drawer of my dishwasher so I would never have to touch it!

All you have to do is rinse it off and it would even fit in the cutlery tray.


Stainless Steel Soap?

What would be the perfect stocking stuffer for any avid home chef?

How about a bar of “soap” that helps remove the aroma of onions and garlic? It’s as easy as washing you hands using any one of the soap bars from the following selection.

A stainless steel odor absorber bar would be welcome in any kitchen, including mine, but I have yet to find one in any supermarket.

 Zwilling J.A. Henckels Stainless Steel SoapZwilling J.A. Henckels Stainless Steel Soap CACACO Stainless Steel Soap Bar With Soap Holder, Odor Remover to Remove Smells Like Onion, Garlic, Fish, and Other Strong Scents from Hands and SkinCACACO Stainless Steel Soap Bar With Soap Holder, Odor Remover to Remove Smells Like Onion, Garlic, Fish, and Other Strong Scents from Hands and Skin Odor Remover, Newness Stainless Steel Hand Odor Eliminator Remover with Base Tray, Stainless Steel Soap for Kitchen Bar Eliminating OdorOdor Remover, Newness Stainless Steel Hand Odor Eliminator Remover with Base Tray, Stainless Steel Soap for Kitchen Bar Eliminating Odor Ueasy Protable Magic Soap Odor Remover Stainless Steel Soap Kitchen Bar Eliminating Odor Remover with Soap Box (Oval + Box)Ueasy Protable Magic Soap Odor Remover Stainless Steel Soap Kitchen Bar Eliminating Odor Remover with Soap Box (Oval + Box) Norpro 1097 Stainless Steel Odor Remover, One Size, SilverNorpro 1097 Stainless Steel Odor Remover, One Size, Silver Amco 8402 Rub-a-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor AbsorberAmco 8402 Rub-a-Way Bar Stainless Steel Odor Absorber

 


All Cooks Need A Helping Hand In The Kitchen!

High time to get this post out there for some early shopping.  Unfortunately I have not found these in any supermarket.  Yet.

Freezer Bag Holder Stand with Wide Mouth Canning Funnel Bag Well Baggie Baggy Rack Holder Bundle But I could not hit the publish button today without mentioning these really neat gadgets.

Every cook and home chef should have one, two or even several. Don’t forget to add one to your pantry!

Baggy Racks® are ideal for sandwich bags and small size zip lock bags.   But four hands are even better!

They hold the larger gallon size freezer bags and help steady the bag as contents are poured or ladled into them.

No more guessing as to when you reach the magical tipping point.

 Healthy Measures 74405 Measuring Storage Bag Filler, One Size, GreenHealthy Measures 74405 Measuring Storage Bag Filler, One Size, Green Hands Free Baggy Rack Clip Food Storage Bag Holder – (2 pack) Best Opener for Freezer and Storage BaggiesHands Free Baggy Rack Clip Food Storage Bag Holder - (2 pack) Best Opener for Freezer and Storage Baggies Baggy Rack – (2 Pack) Sandwich Bag Racks, Clip Food Storage Bags Onto Holder, Best Opener for Freezer & Storage Baggie – Ideal Plastic Kitchen Gadget, No Hassle Cooking Solutions For a Clean PourBaggy Rack - (2 Pack) Sandwich Bag Racks, Clip Food Storage Bags Onto Holder, Best Opener for Freezer & Storage Baggie - Ideal Plastic Kitchen Gadget, No Hassle Cooking Solutions For a Clean Pour Helping Hand Bag Clip, Food Storage Resealable Plastic Bag Holder, Leftover Container Stand (Black)Helping Hand Bag Clip, Food Storage Resealable Plastic Bag Holder, Leftover Container Stand (Black)

I used them when cooking my easy chicken meal prep last week but you will find them essential when putting away all the leftovers when entertaining or at a holiday meal.

Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies - Here is my list of supermarket finds that won't break the bank! - Freezer Bag Holder Stand with Wide Mouth Canning Funnel Bag Well Baggie Baggy Rack Holder Bundle

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More of the Best Stocking Stuffer Gift Ideas For Foodies coming soon but in the meantime, check out other gift ideas for foodies!
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