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Stocking Stuffers for the Kitchen Lover

I’m normally so on top of Christmas shopping. Usually done by the day after Thanksgiving with the exception of little things for the stockings. What’s the status this year? Things have definitely been busier with a 4 1/2 year old, a 2 year old, writing for Paula, Craft, and goodLife {eats}. I have been keeping a mental list of who would get what, but didn’t actually begin shopping until last weekend. The kids are mostly shopped for, but I still have Eric and a couple of close friends to buy gifts for.

If you’re like me and getting a late start, here are some fun ideas for the kitchen lover in your life. Or maybe a little something for yourself? I won’t tell! Small kitchen gadgets come in a range of prices and make great stocking stuffers as well as gifts. Pairing a treat with a gadget you used to make the treat and the recipe for the treat would make a great gift for a special person.

Silicone Basting Brush $6.99
Measuring Spoons $15.45
Cookie Scoop $11.99
Pastry Blender $11.95
Microplane Zester $14.95
Cherry Pitter $12.99
Meat Tenderizer $12.61

For more ideas, check out my hand-picked recommendations in the goodLife {eats} Amazon Store And now for what I really want to know: What’s on your list this year? Are you done shopping? Or barely just started? Or somewhere in the middle?

My Christmas wish is for a new camera. I’m feeling tired and limited by this little point and shoot that’s been so good to me and I’m ready to move on to something with more options.

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Christmas Wassail
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Sunday 19th of December 2010

Better fwd this to the hubs! :) I have the cherry pitter and ice cream scoop. Not sure how far I'd get on the SLR. Can keep dreaming, right? :)


Tuesday 5th of January 2010

Oh, now I see it, I was only paying attention to the right bottom half, didn't see the scoop on the left side. Oops!


Tuesday 5th of January 2010

I kept looking at the cookie scoop thing, but I just couldn't figure how do you use it?


Saturday 19th of December 2009

I love kitchen gadgets- my in-laws have had a tradition of mystery gadgets since before my 37 year old husband was born, so their kitchen junk drawer is crazy. I have the cherry pitter- I use it more for olives. I don't have a pastry cutter. I was making biscuits tonight and used a potato masher. Worked perfectly and less annoying to clean than those sharp little pastry blenders. I don't know how it would be on pie crust, but I think it's much the same thing you're going for right? I bought a cookie scoop in an after Xmas sale a couple of years ago and between that and discovering the miracle of parchment paper, my Xmas cookier look like Martha made them.

Claire (

Thursday 17th of December 2009

I just got that camera! It's great, I still don't really know how to use all the fancy settings but its great to learn on!