For Cooks: 10 Stocking Stuffers Under $10

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Looking for fun and cheap gifts to stuff in a stocking? These 10 gifts all come in under $10, but they’re useful, too, because who needs more junk? We have Christmas beans and fancy lemon extract. We have an extra-large ice cube tray and the best tool for peeling garlic. Read on for more:

• 1 Gingham Tea Towel, $5.50 from West Elm: we adore the bright, bold checks of these towels.
• 2 Christmas Lima Bean, $5.50 from Rancho Gordo: as we’ve said before, these beans are that exciting and worth seeking out.
• 3 Zak Designs E-Z-Rol Garlic Peeler, $8.45 from Amazon: seriously the quickest and easiest way to peel garlic. Love this tool.
• 4 Canadian Birch Straws, $8 from Anthropologie: these woody straws are perfect for impromptu lunch gatherings.
• 5 Little Pot Guard Critters, $7 at Solutions: Necessary? No. Fun and cute, and a perfect stocking stuffer? Yes.

• 6 MU Handleslip Pot Handle Sleeve in Eggplant, $4.95 from Chef’s Tools: we like these sleeves because we can leave them on the handles of our saucepan instead of wrangling with a mitt or square potholder.
• 7 Nielsen-Massey Pure Lemon Extract, $5.50 from Surfas Culinary District: Known for their vanilla extract, don’t overlook Nielsen-Massey’s other offerings, including their bright, flavorful lemon extract.
• 8 Tovolo King Cube Ice Trays, $7.30 from Amazon: this awesome tray creates extra-large 2-inch square, slow-melting cubes, perfect for cocktails, herbs and olive oil, or small portions of soups or stocks.
• 9 Set of 2 Measuring Conversion Magnets, $8.95 from Crate & Barrel: no more fiddling on the iPhone to remember a conversion!
• 10 Ceramic Egg Crate, $9 from West Elm: begone ugly cardboard! Keep eggs cool and neat with a ceramic egg crate instead.

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