Oh, the holidays. This food-filled stretch of time from Thanksgiving to New Year’s Eve may just be our favorite time of the year. From deliverable holiday feasts to the Thanksgiving sides so epic they just may overshadow yesterday’s mains—we’ve arrived in the season of good eats, good cheers, and good company. Now, if you’re ready to spread the holiday cheer at your festive gatherings this season, we’ve got you covered. If gifts are like the entrées at a meal, stocking stuffers are the appetizers—and everyone loves a good appetizer. Set the tone for your upcoming gift exchange with whimsical finds you’ll stuff into stockings for years to come. 

Your nature-loving dad? Check. On-the-go bestie? Easy. But what do you gift the home cook already planning their next dinner party? Or the amateur bartender? We’ve got the best ideas to help you cross any finicky gift lover off your list.


1 For the DIY vegan locavore

We’re living in the golden era of mushrooms. Help your friends start their own mushroom farm with rapper Wiz Khalifa’s on-trend, easy-to-use growing kits. It’s the perfect gift for anyone who values sustainability, local produce, and someone who wants to get into growing their own food.
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2 For the person who has everything

We’re willing to bet your foodie friend who seemingly has it all doesn’t have these portable mini slide tins filled with high-quality, Oregonian flake sea salt. The easy-to-carry container means every food excursion is guaranteed to be perfectly seasoned. 
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3 For the kitchen obsessive

This four-pack sampler of Brightland’s best-selling cold-pressed olive oils and double-fermented vinegar made with Triple Crown blackberries and juicy oranges is a no-brainer gift for your aesthetic kitchen-loving friend.
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4 For the back-of-house (in their own house) chef

Stylish and breathable, this short-sleeved jumpsuit is perfect for the budding chef in your life. Plus, it’s the go-to for Thuy Pham, star of Netflix’s Street Food: USA and the Best Vegan Chef in America as voted by VegNews readers.
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5 For the gardener

An enchanting grow kit of lollipops with seed-studded, biodegradable sticks and a terra cotta pot is the ultimate set necessary for any budding lavender, sage, and marigold gardener.
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6 For the breakfast warrior

Vermont-made maple syrup infused with edible sparkles will inspire any kitchen creative to transform breakfast (or even lunch and dinner!) into a work of art.
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7For the new homeowner

Heading to a housewarming? This fun, boot-shaped bottle opener is essential for toasting your loved one’s new beginnings. 
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8 For the home bar aficionado

For an aspiring bartender, cocktail kits are easy to use and come complete with recipes, syrups, and jiggers for crafting margaritas, Moscow Mules, and Old Fashioneds—just add alcohol.
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9 For the person who’s always on the go

Help your bestie unwind with a sparkling, fruity, zero-proof tonic, which touts itself as “calm in a can” thanks to the anxiety-reducing, tongue-tingling kava root used to induce relaxation in the South Pacific for hundreds of years. 
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10 For the eccentric soul

Loud and funky; bright and bold; old-school and festive—there are no rules when it comes to Christmas ornaments. So why not pay homage to the foods your friends love most? These mouth-blown, hand-painted ornaments add a whimsical touch to everyone’s Christmas trees. 
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