For me, the holidays are a magical time. I love searching high and low for those perfect little gifts and wrapping them up in beautiful packaging. That being said, I also know that the search for those gifts – especially for things like host/hostess or stocking gifts – can feel a little overwhelming. We thought we’d put together a little collection of some of our favorite things to give to the food lover in your life this holiday season. We have practical things, clever things, and a bit of whimsy, too. The best part? Most of these items are under $20 and all are available online so you can do your shopping in your pajamas if you want to! There is, of course, one big splurge item in case you are looking for something extra special. None of the links below are affiliate (i.e. we don’t make any money if you click through – we just thought we’d share some of our favorites this time of year!). Happy shopping, friends!
Le Creuset Signature Cast Iron Matte Round Dutch Oven ($285)// If there’s one thing I can’t live without in my kitchen, it’s my Le Creuset dutch oven. They are an investment, for sure, but a classic that just gets better with age. I’m loving this matte look!
Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat ($21)// A gorgeously illustrated cookbook, it reads like a novel and will be an instant classic in your home cooking library.
The Vanilla Bean Baking Book ($19)// Another new sure to be classic, this book is full of amazing recipes that will wow your friends and family. I’m obsessed with the blondies.
ThermoPop Instant Read Thermometer ($29)// The folks at Serious Eats and Cooks Illustrated love this gadget and at $29, it’s much less expensive than the full sized version ($100). A great stocking gift!
Stainless Steel Rub-A-Way Bar ($8)// Hate the way your hands smell after peeling garlic or chopping onions? Keep one of these babies in your kitchen and simply rub the smell away. Sounds crazy, I know, but it works.
Stonewear Spoon Rest ($3)// I’m loving this adorable spoon rest from the new Hearth & Hand line at Target. Such a cute and inexpensive gift option.
Pineapple Salt and Pepper Shakers ($10)// I got a set of these last year and I’m constantly getting questions about them. They are a fun addition to a table setting.
Rifle Paper Co. Meal Planner Notepad ($15)// This gorgeous meal planner notepad from Rifle Paper Company would certainly motivate me to plan ahead!
Cast Iron Chain Mail Scrubber ($14)// For keeping your cast iron clean without removing all your hard won seasoning!
Cranberry White Balsamic Reduction ($20)//From our friends at Queen Creek Olive Mill. This stuff is so addicting. I’ve been putting it on salads, drizzling it on roasted vegetables and I’m contemplating trying it in a cocktail! Would be a great hostess gift!
diOro Living Spatula ($13)// My favorite spatula. It’s heat resistant to 600 degrees and dishwasher safe. I replaced all of my old spatulas with a few of these and haven’t looked back!
The TriceraTaco ($9)// Because who doesn’t need a dinosaur taco holder? My son is getting one in his stocking this Christmas. I can’t wait.