Stocking stuffers are so fun, aren't they? Take a bunch of things that seem eh on their own, put 'em in a big sock together, and suddenly it's a party of all things small and cool. Here are a few of our favorite stocking stuffer picks for the cook, from a go-to scrub brush to a multi-purpose funnel and a tiny peacock can opener. And did we mention they're all under $15? (Oh, right. We did.)
4 Scrub Brush, $6.95 from Old Faithful Shop: This sturdy brush is great for scrubbing cast iron pans. Plus, we just love how it looks sitting at the edge of the sink.
5 Hermetus Bottle Opener, $10 from Kiosk: This all-purpose bottle opener doesn't just pop open bottles; it also has a rubber strip on one side so you can seal the bottle again. Works great on champagne bottles, too.
6 Spice Bowl, $15 from Landis Carey: A super pretty small bowl you can use to serve olives, collect cherry pits, or prep spices.
7 Natural Cutting Board Seasoning Stick, $12.99 from Old Factory Soap Company: An easy way to keep your cutting board oiled and protected! Made of coconut oil, beeswax, and orange essential oil.
8 Herb Scissors by Sagaform, $9.95 from Burke Decor: Prepping herbs is a snap with these scissors, which give a fine dice. Great for lettuces as well.
9 Peacock Can Opener, $6 from Umami Mart: Big bulky can opener taking over your drawer? No more.
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