Stocking Stuffers for your Kitchen

If, like me, you find it difficult year after year to find unique, fun items for stocking stuffers, well look no further. At, with our vast collection of kitchen gadgets and accessories, barware, coffee and tea, and even...

If, like me, you find it difficult year after year to find unique, fun items for stocking stuffers, well look no further. At, with our vast collection of kitchen gadgets and accessories, barware, coffee and tea, and even gourmet treats there should be something for everyone on your list! 


At we love to encourage aspiring young chefs and so we offer a wide variety of kitchen items to cater to children and teens. 

Cuisipro Snap Fit cookie cutters come in fun shapes and sizes, such as; Farm Animals (cow, sheep, & bunny), Stars (set of 5), Holiday trees ( set of 5) and a Train set ( includes an engine, coach car and caboose, and even includes detail cutters for windows and wheels.) Cuisipro Snap Fit cookie cutters “snap” together for neat and compact storage. They all have a soft grip handle, are nonstick and durable.

For more cookie cutter fun, consider the Fox Run Construction Set, which includes a drill, wrench, bulldozer, saw, hammer and hardhat, or, the 7-piece Fox Run Christmas Cookie cutters (candy cane, tree, angel, reindeer, bell, star and Santa). Fox Run cookie cutters are made of tinplated steel and have one hemmed edge.

Kinderkitchen by Kuhn Rikon of Switzerland has a set of 3 fun and practical cookie cutters (heart, flower and star) with safe edges and soft grip. A versatile tool, cookie cutters can be used for not just cookies, but also brownies, sandwiches, jell-o, and even crafts.

Another fun and unique stocking stuffer idea for kids is available through the Head Chefs brand. The Head Chefs Measuring Cup in pink, the Head Chefs Basting Brush in blue or the Head Chefs Silicone Whisk, in green are sold individually but could be made into a set of 3 easily. With the bright colors, bendable arms and legs and suction cup feet, the Head Chefs tools for kids make cooking functional and fun! Made of silicone, they are comfortable and easy for small hands to grip, as well as easy to clean.



The team at is proud to carry Gourmandises Avenue Choclaterie gourmet chocolates. For the chocolate lover in your life they offer a variety of taste combinations and regional specialties to choose from. Based out of Eastern Passage & Halifax, Nova Scotia, Jean-Pierre Gallois and his partner Yseult Bertic have over 25 years of experience as professional chocolatiers. Their gourmet chocolates are made with no preservatives or artificial flavours and they only the highest quality French chocolate coverture. Local ingredients are infused into many of their their products, such as; ice wine, port wine, berries, sea salt, maple syrup, honey, apples and even seaweed. Each gourmet chocolate by Gourmandises Avenue contains a minimum of 70% pure cocoa and is hand-crafted to perfection.

Other gourmet 120g chocolate bars available from Gourmandises Avenue:

Almond and Dark ChocolateCoffee and Dark ChocolateHazlenut and Dark ChocolateGourmet French Dark Chocolate.


Why not add to the chocolate aroma and flavor with some gourmet coffee?  At we offer a variety of Italian style coffees from Caffitaly Ecaffe a perfect pairing with the Caffitaly Coffee Machine, which is now also available in several styles and sizes on our website.

Here is a taste of the gourmet Italian coffees available from Caffitaly and

Caffitaly Ecaffe Armonioso Espresso Solidale – espresso; one air tight capsule preserves the taste and aroma of the well balanced Arabica & Robusta blend. Package includes 10 single dose capsules.

Caffitaly Ecaffe Bevanda al Cacao – chocolate milk; great on its own or add an E’milky pod. Contains 10-15g of chocolate milk cups.

Caffitaly Ecaffe Cremoso Caffe Crema – full, rich aroma of pure Arabica with Central American origin, the soft, velvety cream covers the coffee. Package contains 10 single doses ; 8 grams of roasted & ground coffee.

Caffitaly Ecaffe Delicato –Decaffinated Coffee; each capsule preserves the taste, guaranteeing the full aroma and the pleasure of freshly ground coffee Decaffeinated espresso with a full, velvety taste that does not alter the intense aroma of the coffee. To be enjoyed at any time, thanks to the reduced caffeine content, no more than 0.1% Contains 10 single dose capsules x 8g of roasted and ground coffee

Caffitaly Ecaffe Intenso Espresso Vivice – South American Arabica and Indian Robusta, has a rounded and velvety flavor. This coffee is ideal in the morning or after meals.

Caffitaly Ecaffe Prezioso 100% Arabica – espresso; 100% pure Arabica with a full flavor of Central America. A pleasant and balanced aroma, low in caffeine.

If tea is the beverage of choice for your secret Santa, Caffitaly also carries Caffitaly Etea in Foglie – Black Tea. A superior black tea blend with rich and strong flavor from Kenyan tea plantations, best served in large cups.

(Caffitaly coffees and teas are all Fair Trade Certified.)

In keeping with the coffee/tea theme, add a Trudeau Milk Frother to the stocking stuffer list. This battery operate stainless steel whisk, aerates the milk in seconds and is available in red, green, or blue. Or, the Fox Run Tea Infuser made of stainless steel mesh, fill the 1.75” infuser ball with loose tea and sit in hot water until ready.


Cilantro Cooks is proud to be Nova Scotian! Therefore the team at proudly carries gourmet food products that are locally made. For a gourmet food lover in your life check out the Gourmet Food section of the website; in the meantime here is a little “taste” of just some of what is available on :

Helen B’s Preserves – a family owned and operated business out of Truro, Nova Scotia. Putting tradition back in Kitchens, Helen B’s products are all made slowly and carefully and with fresh, local products. The company started over 20 years ago and now produces 70 different types of jams, jellies, marmalades, pickles, preserves, and relishes. Available at

Spiced Wild Blueberry Jam, Ripe Tomato Relish, Cinnamon Pear JamStrawberry JamCranberry Chutney, and Sweet Pickled Beets.

Sledding Hill Lavender – from a small farm in Bear River, Nova Scotia comes a high quality, uncommon product known as culinary lavender. Their products have been featured in Taste of Nova Scotia and are a great option for those who like to try unique flavors. Available now at Sledding Hill Lavender produces, simple syrupbaking sugarlavender jelly and shortbread mix.

Sledding Hill Lavender Jelly in the 190ml size is a tasty choice for a stocking stuffer. This unique jelly goes best on a warm scone or biscuit, with baked brie or alongside a roast lamb or pork.


A cookbook is always a great gift idea and here at we carry three popular cookbooks by Nova Scotia authors.


For most people, the Holidays means dinner parties, and dinner parties include wine. So for the host/hostess and wine connoisseur, provides classic wine and bar accessories as well as some you may not have thought of yet.

Laguiole Waiters Red Stablewood Corkscrew; beautiful and functional, made of tempered steel and comes with a serrated blade. A stylish leather case is included and the Laguiole Waiters Corkscrew has a 5 year warranty.

OXO Steel Wine Stopper & Pourer aerates the wine while pouring. It has a soft knob and so it turns and can be removed and replaced easily. It is easy to clean and stays looking new.

B & M Ice Bag is a strong and water tight portable wine carrier that keeps the wine or other beverages chilled during transport. Just place the bottle in the Ice Bag, add fresh water and ice cubes. Within minutes your beverage is cold and ready to drink. The B & M Ice Bag is easy to store, and perfect for taking to a holiday party. Available at just in time for the Holidays in a variety of colors (green, blue, cherryclearorangepinkpurpleand yellow.)

Eco-Days Wine Diaper/Jet Bags are designed to protect wine and other bottled beverages while travelling. The padded bags add extra protection to the bottle while packed in luggage and the absorbent liner easily soaks up any spills. The Jet Bags are re-sealable and protect bottles from breakage. The interior has the same absorbency as a baby diaper and is able to absorb a 750ml bottle of wine, vinegar, oil, water and more. The bags are light weight and bio-degradable.

Finally, do you have someone on your list who loves to have something unique, something that most people don’t have? At our unique kitchen gadgets and décor are bound to start conversation at a dinner party or family reunion.

Chef’n Bananza Banana Slicer

Safe for kids with dull stainless steel blades that keep hands and fingers safe, are quick and easy to use. Hold directly over the bowl of cereal or ice cream and slice away!

Chef’n BeanSlice Green Bean Slicer

Simply slide and slice French green beans, safely and easily; comes with a built in “nipper” and stainless steel blades for precision cutting.

Chef’n Stem Gem Strawberry Stem Remover

Easy to use and easy to clean, this little gadget removes stems leaving the berry intact; made with a fun strawberry design and a stainless steel claw

Fox Run Carrot Curler

Stylish, fun and orange! With stainless steel blades and ergonomic handle for creating carrot curls or garnishes, it is easy to use and easy to clean.

JBK Terra Cotta Brown Sugar Savers 

The main purpose is to soften hard as rock brown sugar and keep it soft; when sealed, for up to 3 months. They can also be used for dried fruit, marshmallows, cookies, cakes and more. With two stamped designs available (hummingbird or maple leaf), easy to clean and can be used over and over again!

RSVP Nutty Squirrel Nutcracker

Delightfully detailed in cast aluminum; just lift the tail, put a nut in the mouth, press tail down and nut is cracked. Great for parties!

Browse our website for these and many more high quality and unique gift ideas!

Happy Holidays from Cilantro The Cooks Shop!