Editors' Picks: Our Best Gift Ideas for Every Budget

By: Lucy M. Casale, Associate Editor

See what our editors are loving right now—from stocking stuffers to big-ticket splurge items.

From big-ticket items worth the splurge to $20-and-under stocking stuffers, these stellar gift ideas are sure to wow everyone on your Nice List. Plus, these picks are what our editors are wishing for (and—shhhh!—gifting) this year.

KitchenAid 7-Cup Food Processor, $100

kitchen aid food processor

"This is one gift that will last practically forever. And 7 cups is the best size: not too big, not too small, but just right."

—Lucy M. Casale, Associate Editor

Large Big Green Egg, $1,000+

large big green egg smoker

"It excels at low and slow BBQ smoking. But you can also crank it super-hot and use it as a pizza oven!"

—Jim Romanoff, Food Editor

Now Designs Swedish Dishcloths, $6 each

sweedish dish towels

Stocking-stuffer pick! Mop messes with these über fast-drying dishcloths, compostable after 6 months' use.

Maker Skirt, $98

apron

"Aprons are part of my work wardrobe and this organic cotton one is so cute, you could wear it out to drinks after!"

—Breana Killeen, Test Kitchen Manager

Opinel Table Knives, $55 for 4-piece set

kitchen knives

Stocking-stuffer pick! Spruce up your settings with these colorful knives, sharp enough for steak.

Simon Pearce Pineapple Candlestick, $225

pineapple candle stick

Photo: Simon Pearce

"These hand-blown glass candle holders are a family heirloom in the making: they're unique and useful (two qualities I always look for in a gift) and they're classic enough that they'll never go out of style."

—Penelope Wall, Senior Digital Editor

Avocado Huggers, $11 (set of 2)

avocado huggers

Stocking-stuffer pick! Preserve precious produce with these adorable huggers. Because, toast.

SMEG Mini Refrigerator, $999

Smeg mini fridge

"Who doesn't need more space for wine? Plus, these fridges come in tons of fun colors, though I am partial to this aged off-white patina."

—Jessie Price, Editor-in-Chief

Swig Stemless Wine Cups, $20

swig wine glasses

Stocking-stuffer pick! These chic 12-oz. cups keep wine chilled—or coffee hot!

Breville Barista Express Espresso Machine, $600

breville espresso machine

"I am an espresso fiend and this machine brews up the perfect crema. I love the built-in grinder and the fact that it takes ground espresso, not pods, so it's more eco-friendly."

—Shaun Dreisbach, Nutrition & Features Editor

Octopus in Olive Oil by Ramón Peña, $24

octopus olive oil

Stocking-stuffer pick! Pop this lid for an instant cocktail party bite.

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