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30 Culinary Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Don't know what to get for that friend or family member who's always trying to convince you to try kombucha? Not to worry, we've got your back.

30 Culinary Stocking Stuffers Under $20
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30 Culinary Stocking Stuffers Under $20

Don't know what to get for that friend or family member who's always trying to convince you to try kombucha? Not to worry, we've got your back.

Having a loved one who appears to like Greek yogurt, kale chips, and cacao nibs more than you can be tough. We get it. Because at Eat This, Not That!, we're totally those people. (And in case you were curious, we don't love superfoods and probiotics more than we love you. We just really, really like them.)

That's why there's no one better to help you figure out what to get your foodie friends for the holidays than our team at ETNT. Not only will you surprise your food lover with the trendiest and highest-rated products, but you'll also be able to do it at a cost that's less than a bottle of wine. Amidst the stresses of the season, rest assured you'll soon check a few gifts off your list once you finish our guide. And then be sure to treat yourself, too, by reading up on these 55 Best-Ever Ways to Boost Your Metabolism.

1

Misto Olive Oil Sprayer

misto olive oil sprayer

$10, on Amazon.com

For your mother-in-law, who's a little heavy handed with the Crisco. There are a number of flat-belly healthy oils we love (one's listed below!), but the key to using any cooking oil is moderation—especially since a tablespoon is around 120 calories. A Misto makes it easy to spritz an entire dish without running into the problem of overdoing it. Bonus: this non-aerosol sprayer doesn't use chemical propellants, it's refillable, and it's BPA-free.

2

First Kitchen Apron

first kitchen apron

$9, on Amazon.com

For that friend who always carries around a Tide-to-Go pen—because you know they're probably just as messy in the kitchen as they are out and about. Plus, there's nothing worse than ruining that new blouse with a rogue oil bead.

3

BNTO by Cuppow — Mason Jar Lunchbox Adaptor

bnto by cuppow — mason jar lunchbox adaptor

$9, on Amazon.com

For your coworker who can't stop raving about her mason jar salads. And if your office's Secret Santa has a $20 limit, why not splurge and get her a Cuppow Mason Jar Drinking Lid ($9) as well? That way, she can sip her smoothies sans fear of an unblended frozen strawberry falling from the wide-mouthed cup and hitting her in the eye.

4

Vermont Smoke & Cure Mini Meat Sticks

vermont smoke & cure mini meat sticks

$5, on Amazon.com

For that friend who is always carrying around a blender bottle full of protein powder or raving about how amazing the Paleo diet is. These snack-size turkey sticks are made from antibiotic- and hormone-free turkey. They're free of appetite-revving MSG but full of protein, low carb, and, are—obviously—Paleo-friendly.

5

Witty Tea Towels

witty tea towels

$10 for Bacon towel, on Amazon.com

$8 for Hangry towel, on Amazon.com

For your sister whose kitchen cupboard is full of more paper towels than healthy pantry staples. These adorable tea towels will make you smile every time you need to dry your hands or wipe down the dishes.

6

Watermelon IPhone Case

watermelon iphone case

$16, on Revolve.com

For your friend who always brings a bottle of WTRMLN WTR to the gym. She's onto something: Spanish researchers found that watermelon water can diminish post-workout soreness, thanks to its high potassium and magnesium content. These two electrolytes also aid in proper hydration, muscle relaxation, and restorative sleep.

7

OXO Good Grips Julienne Peeler

oxo good grips julienne peeler

$10, on Amazon.com

For your friend who always posts meals to Instagram. This julienne peeler makes consistent cuts a breeze. And although studies show that those who make their own food enjoy it more than those who have it made for them, that doesn't mean you have to spend hours in the kitchen making sure your carrots and zucchini are perfect cubes.

8

NEST Apricot Tea Candle

nest apricot tea candle

$16, on Bloomingdales.com

For your daughter who refuses to eat fruit. It's okay! Although high consumption of fruit is tied to a healthier weight, thanks to it being packed with satiating fiber and inflammation-fighting antioxidants, there's another way fruit can help you stay slim: by sniffing it. It's one of our 21 Tricks to Lose Weight While Sitting Down! Studies have shown that smelling fresh fruits—or their scents via a candle!—can curb appetite and make sugary desserts less appealing. Scientists suggest this is because the produce makes you subconsciously think about making healthier choices.

9

Entube's Indian Curry Chili Paste

entube’s indian curry chili paste

$8, on Amazon.com

For your friend who always complains about never having enough time to make dinner. This tube of curry paste will be their savior. Just toss a couple tablespoons into a lightly oiled pot with some ginger, toast until fragrant, then add in a can of light coconut milk and a cup of chicken stock. Add two servings of shrimp, a sliced serrano pepper, a sliced scallion, a serving of instant rice noodles, and allow to simmer for 4 minutes. Once the shrimp is cooked through, split the curried noodles into two bowls and garnish with chopped fresh cilantro and lime wedges. Dinner's served and it only took 8 minutes. How's that for lazy dinner recipes?

10

Dreamfarm Supoon

dreamfarm supoon

$12, on Amazon.com

For that friend who always finishes their drink before leaving a bar. They won't miss the last drop of peanut butter, thanks to Dreamfarm's Supoon. The silicone spoon has a hard edge that helps you scrape out every last bit of food. Another great feature? The bent handle, which keeps countertops clean by sitting your spoon up and off your prep space.

11

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

silpat non-stick silicone baking mat

$14, on Amazon.com

For your co-worker who's always bringing in baked goods to the office. You should also tell them about cloud bread.

12

Casabella Water Stop Gloves

casabella water stop gloves

$16 for two pairs, on Amazon.com

For your significant other who doesn't know that the dishes are his or her chores, too. Give the gift of a subtle hint with these sassy gloves.

13

Good Olive Oil

good olive oil

$12, on Buy La Tourangelle Extra Virgin Olive Oil on Amazon!

For your friend who never shuts up about the food in Spain or Italy or Portugal or…. This organic oil is bottled in a light-safe container, which helps it maintain the high levels of fat-fighting antioxidants.

14

Bee's Wrap Reusable Food Storage Wrap

bee’s wrap reusable food storage wrap

$18 for assorted 3 pack, on Amazon.com

For your high-schooler who hasn't stopped ranting about global warming. These reusable, sustainable food wraps will soon replace all the plastic wrap that they've been using to store their sandwiches.

15

Chateau Spill Red Wine Stain Remover

chateau spill red wine stain remover

$8, on Amazon.com

For literally everyone. Come on, who hasn't spilled a glass of red wine?

16

Teapigs Green Tea

teapigs green tea

$12, on Amazon.com

For your aunt, who's always talking about how she's starting her diet tomorrow. Brew one cup of green tea and she won't even know she already started torching belly fat.

17

'But First, Coffee' Mug, 11 Oz

$15, on Amazon.com

For your co-worker who hides in their cubicle until they've had a cup of joe. Hey, we totally get it.

18

Food Keychains

food keychains

Pizza Luv Keychain
$16, on Urbanoutfitters.com

Everything's Better With Tacos Keychain
$15, on Urbanoutfitters.com

For your guy friend who always sits through dinner and then gets pizza on the way home. They seem pricey for keychains, but they're way cooler on a backpack or zipper than most others.

19

Deep Tea Diver Tea Infuser

deep *tea* diver tea infuser

$6, on Amazon.com

For your friend who always takes trips to warm beaches. She needs this tea infuser in her life.

20

Mike's Hot Honey

mike’s hot honey

$14, on Amazon.com

For your son who always gets the chicken. Encourage him to expand his flavor profile by squeezing a dollop of this seriously sweet and seriously spicy spread onto buffalo wings, chicken breasts, and maybe even shrimp!

21

Smiths Cocktail Shaker

smiths cocktail shaker

$13, on Amazon.com

For your college-aged niece who just turned 21. Personalize it with a couple print-outs of your favorite cocktails! Don't have any? Try one of these.

22

Back to the Roots Garden-in-a-Can

back to the roots garden-in-a-can

$11, on Amazon.com

For your cousin who always complains that the food at restaurants is bland and adds salt. They need a little spice in their life, and what better to do that than with your own indoor herb garden?

23

KIND Bars

kind bars

$15 for 12 count, on Amazon.com

For your girlfriend who seems to always be out doing errands. Odds are she needs a healthy snack that will get her over the midday hump. KIND makes these low-sugar, high-fiber, and high-protein bars that will keep your energy levels stable for hours.

24

OXO Good Grips Handheld Spiralizer

oxo good grips handheld spiralizer

$15, on Amazon.com

For your friend who always asks what your zoodles are at lunch. It's time for her to experience the magic of the spiralizer, which turns almost any veggie into faux noodles with just a twist of a handle. Pair with a recipe book of your favorite spiralized meals, like zoodles with pesto, blistered tomatoes, and chopped grilled chicken, or spiralized carrots with a spicy sriracha and soy peanut sauce.

25

Mina Moroccan Harissa Paste

mina moroccan harissa paste

$11, on Amazon.com

For your brother, who puts hot sauce on everything. This Northern African paste is made from piri piri chiles, garlic, and a variety of spices like cumin and coriander. The burn isn't just addictive; it's also good for you. Research has shown that capsaicin—the chemical in chilies that gives them fire—actually increases metabolism. Either mix with lemon juice and honey to use as a meat marinade or stir in with yogurt to use as a dip.

26

Contigo Vacuum Insulated, Stainless Steel Travel Mug

contigo vacuum insulated, stainless steel travel mug

$20 for 20 oz mug, on Amazon.com

For your college child who always complains about the dining hall's terrible coffee. Pair with a bag of freshly roasted and ground coffee beans, a box of tea bags, or some delicious hot chocolate!

27

Kuhn Rikon Nonstick Paring Knife

kuhn rikon nonstick paring knife

$9, on Amazon.com

For your child who always tries to cut an apple with a butter knife. It's time to upgrade.

28

Raaka Bourbon Cask Aged Organic Dark Chocolate Bar 83% Cacao

raaka bourbon cask aged organic dark chocolate bar 83% cacao

$13, on Amazon.com

For your friend who's a self-prescribed "chocoholic." Raaka, a Brooklyn-based company, ages their cocoa beans in Berkshire Mountain Distilling Bourbon Barrels to give this complex dark chocolate bar notes of caramel, vanilla, and oaky deliciousness. This bar is unique in that it's made with virgin, unroasted chocolate, which results in the preservation of more flavors that would have been lost during a traditional processing method.

29

Beer Snob Glass

beer snob glass

$12, on Shopbop.com

For your friend who always brings their own 6-pack of craft beer to your dinner parties. They won't take it as an insult, we promise.

30

Banana Socks

banana socks

$8, on Urbanoutfitters.com

For your co-worker who always munches on an afternoon banana. Those who always seek out ways to beat the bloat will be sure to go bananas for this pair of comfy socks. Are you also banana-obsessed? Why not check out these amazing things that happen to your body when you eat bananas!