Still on the hunt for stocking stuffers this holiday season? Keep it simple with some budget-friendly kitchen gadgets sure to bring a smile to the chef in your life. For the pro and amateur alike, these handy tools — all under $20! — go from can't-live-without basics like a small whisk ($7.50) and an ice cream scoop ($12), to more out-of-the-box gadgets like a Microplane grater/zester ($16), a pepper corer ($9), and an olivewood spaghetti tool ($13). Fun color options jazz up even the most basic of necessities, including these Flip-Read Thermometers ($15) and Le Creuset spatulas ($9). To shop the stuffers, click on the images above!
I just came across this great tutorial for making paper-covered pens that would make a fun and affordable stocking stuffer for the holidays, so I thought I'd share. You most likely will have all of the supplies in your home, so this DIY is certainly budget beautiful! All you'll need is some clear ballpoint pens, scissors, a ruler or paper trimmer, pliers, double-sided tape, and some scraps of thin paper (try magazine or wrapping paper). To learn the steps, read more
If you read FitSugar regularly, chances are high you are on a health and fitness kick, and to that I say "Right on!" Since Christmas is the time of giving why not give something healthy to your friends and family? Seriously, health is the gift that keeps on giving. Here are some great ideas for stocking stuffers that encourage a healthy lifestyle:
- Gift cards to gear shops or health-food stores.
- Gift certificate for a free-month gym or studio membership.
- Fitness DVDs.
- Gift certificate for a session with a personal trainer, private chef, or dietitian.
- Wicking socks for runners, skiers, or riders.
- Emergen-C packets.
- LARABARs, Kind Bars, or other energy bars.
- Hand weights or exercise bands.
- A little card that says you got them a year's subscription to Women's Health, Yoga Journal, or some other health magazine.
Do you have any other small, but healthy ideas that could fit in a stocking? Please share them in the comment section below.
We told you about the Sport Bean Jelly Belly when they first came out. Candy that keeps you energized while you work out is definitely something to celebrate! The Sport Beans are fortified with electrolytes and vitamins not found in the regular Jelly Belly.
Well the UC David Sport Medicine Program just studied the beans and found that they are just as effective as popular sports drinks and gels for maintaining blood sugar levels in athletes as well as improving their performance.
If they are good enough for a tri-athlete, they are definitely good enough for me. Why not put them in your loved ones stockings so they won't poop out in when they work out. They are a nice alternative to all the candy we usually stuff in stockings.
Buy your Sport Beans from Jelly Belly directly.