First, let’s disabuse ourselves of the notion that a stocking stuffer must be truly small enough to fit in a stocking. Once we can all agree that a stocking stuffer is more of a lagniappe, the quirky, cute gift that refuses to fit into a category, we can get on with the fun stuff. And there’s so much fun stuff to give, from Swedish candy to gold crumb catchers to fabulous party puzzles—there will surely be a gift for everyone on your list.
Keep the oyster shuckers in your life well-equipped and ready to pry open a fresh mollusk at a moment’s notice with this sleek, sharp stainless steel number from Messermeister. It has an attractive “fin” that is intended to increase stability while shucking, an important safety feature when dealing with wet, slippery shells and stubborn sea creatures.
There’s no comparing the quality of typical gummy candies to Swedish gummy candies. Sorry, we don’t make the rules, but Bon Bon’s imported Swedish delicacies are some of the best we’ve ever had, particularly their line of Swedish fish in flavors like wild strawberry and sour elderberry. Send a holiday box of their finest mixed candies to your favorite sweet-toothed friend and start a lifelong addiction.
There is no resisting this adorable ladle in the shape of a kitty, a kitchen tool any cat-lover will proudly display in their kitchen (possibly next to their mug that says “Cat Person”). Hang this cutie by its tail before using it to ladle up
Glass straws are already more sustainable, easy-to-clean, and generally attractive than their plastic counterparts. However, these handblown borosilicate glass straws are a cut above, featuring beautiful little fish at the bottom, ready to swim about in whatever drink you’ve chosen.
Clocking in at 3.4 fluid ounces, Brightland’s mini olive oils are ready to travel the world with you. Never leave home without a teeny bottle of liquid gold, because you never know when you’ll encounter a baguette or a bowl of greens that are desperately in need of a glug of smooth and grassy extra virgin olive oil.
Truly there is nothing more adorable than this miniature pot from Dansk, the iconic purveyor of mid-century Danish cookware. It comes in a plethora of lovely colors (arugula and midnight blue are our favorites) that will look lovely on your stove or on the table. Soup for one? Warm milk for hot chocolate? Melted butter for pancakes on a winter morning? The hygge options are endless.
Tinned fish continues to charm us all with adorable packaging and delectable sea creatures captured at the height of freshness with no expiration dates. Now, it’s time to accessorize with this pair of astonishingly efficient tongs that were “born to pluck fish from a tin,” according to their maker. They’re a cross between chopsticks and the plating tweezers used in professional kitchens, designed to deftly drape an anchovy across a generously buttered baguette with elegant precision.
Puzzlers are a serious bunch. Liven things up with this puzzle dedicated to the art of merrymaking. 1,000 pieces of jigsaw make up this fantastical tableau of cocktails, trinkets, and more.
Because even if you’re sweeping up your toast crumbs from the table, you’ll want to do it in style. Bring the cache of a fine dining restaurant to your table at home with a bougie golden crumb catcher from Gohar. It’s fun gift for your etiquette-obsessed friend, or simply a lovely objet d’art for their dining room.
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