9 Stocking Stuffers Foodies Will Adore—And They're Less Than $40

Candy is always appreciated, but if you've got a foodie in your family, or even a budding chef, these stocking stuffers are sure to impress. From a multipurpose kitchen tool to a simple jar opener that eliminates the frustration of stubborn seals, these kitchen gadget gift ideas will be used well beyond the holidays.

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Christmas spatulas with gingerbread, penguins, and Santa photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Baker: Christmas Spatulas

This bundle of Christmas spatulas features three adorable illustrations and quotes to get everyone in the holiday spirit. They also make an excellent addition to baking gifts. So if anyone on your list is going to open a KitchenAid mixer, cookie sheet, or mixing bowls, these spatulas are the perfect preview. Tie them with a ribbon to gift the set, or add one to everyone's stocking to spread the cheer.

Buy It: Christmas Spatulas, $11 for three, Amazon

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12-gadget kitchen multi tool with grater, zester, knives, corkscrew, and bottle openers photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Camper: Kitchen Multi Tool

For the chef who enjoys spicing up the food on camping adventures, we suggest this kitchen multi tool. Featuring 12 gadgets—including a grater, zester, peeler, can and bottle opener, and three knives to name a few—it has everything they need to make a delicious meal away from home. It even has a corkscrew so they can enjoy a glass of their favorite vino with dinner.

Buy It: Kitchen Multi Tool, $25, Amazon

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Blue jar opener photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Pickle Enthusiast: JarKey

Few things are more frustrating than trying to open a fresh batch of dills only to discover the seal won't budge. Solve your pickle-lover's problem with the JarKey opener. An award-winning product, it will release even the most stubborn jars. If you order online, you'll receive one of the five colors at random, and at only $6 a piece, this handy gadget can be placed in everyone's stocking on your list.

Buy It: Jar Opener, $6, The Container Store

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OXO Good Grips Dusting Wand with twistable handle photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the One with a Sweet Tooth: OXO Good Grips Dusting Wand

This dusting wand makes it easy for your friends and family to add extra flavoring to treats. All they need to do is twist to unlock, fill it, and twist again and it's ready to add powdered sugar to pancakes, cinnamon to a latte, or even cheddar flavoring to popcorn. It also works great for dusting flour on baking pans. Bonus: The solid side is made to rest on the countertop, helping to keep the kitchen tidier.

Buy It: Dusting Wand, $10, The Container Store

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Steel ball that clears food odors from hands photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Garlic-Lover: Magic Soap

If you know someone who spends a lot of time mincing, slicing, or adding garlic and onions to their dishes, then this magic soap is going to be their new best friend. They just scrub and wash their hands in cold water for 30 seconds while holding the stainless-steel sphere to neutralize the smell. No skin-drying soaps, no stinky hands, and no more worrying about offending anyone at the table.

Buy It: Magic Soap, $8, Bed Bath and Beyond

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Stocking Stuffers for the Apartment-Dweller: Collapsible Measuring Cups

Measuring cups are a kitchen essential, but there's no denying they can take up a lot of drawer space. For any apartment or tiny-home-lover, these collapsible measuring cups will be a game changer. Not only do the five pieces stack together, but their bowls fold down to create a compact, colorful set that's easy to find in a kitchen drawer.

Buy It: Measuring Cups, $10, Walmart

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Stocking Stuffers for the Wine Connoisseur: Wine Pearls

These wine pearls instantly chill a glass of vino to the perfect sipping temperature. Ice cubes dilute the flavor, but these stainless-steel orbs retain the beverage's complexity so your wine enthusiast can enjoy every last drop. Ideal for round-bottom glasses, these wine pearls aren't just for chilling chardonnay and other white varieties; bring red wines closer to cellar temperature by dropping one pearl into a glass.

Buy It: Wine Pearls, $25, Uncommon Goods

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Silver Habor meat thermometer photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Grill Master: Meat Thermometer

Gift this meat thermometer to any parents or grill masters on your list. It measures the temperature of liquids (like baby milk), meats, and other food items within 4 to 6 seconds so they know instantly if the meal is safe to consume or needs to cook a little longer. It also features a long probe to protect hands from the heat. A top-selling meat thermometer with over 1,200 positive reviews on Amazon, this is one kitchen tool that's both effective and budget-friendly. Plus, it'll slide effortlessly into their stocking.

Buy It: Meat Thermometer, $11, Amazon

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Wood dice with ingredients etched on them and gift pouch photo

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Stocking Stuffers for the Indecisive Cook: Foodie Dice

These foodie dice are the perfect solution for answering the age-old question: What's for dinner? Simply roll the dice when planning meals for the week, or use them to add some spontaneity to the dinner routine. The five dice include protein options, cooking methods, carb selections, herb choices, and bonus ingredients. The combinations feel endless (186,000 to be exact) and make meal selection more fun—especially when the kids roll veggies.

Buy It: Foodie Dice, $24, Uncommon Goods

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