Stocking Stuffers
By Nick Caruso
on 12.13.13

In any good meal, the extras — appetizers, palate cleansers, garnish — really raise the steaks stakes. Like those add ons, these food-preparation-centric presents will be a boon to any foodie, be him a top chef or fledgling line cook. These are the best kitchen gifts under $100, a perfect tasting menu for the gourmand on your list.

Editor’s Note: The stockings are hung by the chimney with care…now what the hell are you gonna put in there? Ah, stocking stuffers — the little things, the extras, the last minute goodies, the fun gifts. They’re as enjoyable to give as they are to receive. Thing is, there’s an endless supply of stocking-size gifts under $100, and picking up the right ones can be a little daunting. That, of course, is where we come in: over the next ten days we’ll publish stocking stuffer guides curated around themes that’ll make stuffing that certain someone’s stocking markedly easier.

Recipe-Journal-Gear-Patrol Moleskine Passion Journal Recipe Series
Because nothing says “yummy food” like saying “Moleskine” aloud. $16
Himalayan-Salt-Plate Sur la Table Himalayan Salt Plate
Because you always wondered why deer like licking the stuff. $35
Mason-Shaker Mason Jar Cocktail Shaker
Because your Mumford & Sons party is about to begin. $30
Nutmeg-Grinder-Gear-Patrol Peugeot Amboine Grinder
Because we (somewhat correctly) assume French culinary devices are le meilleur. $60
Nutzo-Gear-Paztrol Nuttzo
Because you’re not a choosy mom. $13
Kinfe-Gear-Patrol Victorinox Fibrox Chef’s Knife
Because sometimes you pretend you’re Patrick Bateman. $40
Tonx-Gear-Patrol Tonx Coffee Bean Subscription
Because you won’t be reduced to going shopping for coffee. $12+
yarai-Gear-Patrol Cocktail Kingdom Yarai Mixing Glass
Because prepping cocktails in a coffee mug is beneath you. $37
Drunken-Botanist-Gear-Patrol The Drunken Botanist
Because you refer to booze as “nectar”. $12
Salt-Thing-Gear-Patrol Berard French Olive Wood Salt Keeper
Because it’s easier to get a “pinch” this way. $26
Messermeister-Gear-Patrol Messermeister Cheflamme Culinary Torch
Because open flames are a sure-fire way to impress dinner guests. $45
Yolk-Thing-Gear-Patrol Quirky Pluck Yolk Extractor
Because it looks like the queen from Aliens laying her offspring. $8
GCT-Oyster-Bar-Gear-Patrol The Grand Central Oyster Bar And Restaurant Cookbook, Signed
Because you want to cook seafood like they do in train stations. $35
Besh-Box-Gear-Patrol Besh Box Recipe Subscription
Because you want to learn and be coddled simultaneously. $55+
Skillet-GEar-Patrol Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
Because it’s the best, but you (or that special someone) still makes steak the wrong way. $33