'Tis the season to eat.
We've pulled together a selection of gifts under $50, and even a few under $10, that will tempt gourmands, home-cooks and aspiring bartenders this holiday season. They could also make much-appreciated hostess gifts for when you stop by parties and holiday feasts or stay with friends and family as you travel.
Suck UK Dinosaur Bottle Opener
Corkscrews are basic compared to this cast-iron Tyrannosaurus Rex that bites off bottle caps.
Spirdust 6-color bundle with martini shaker
Cocktails not only have to taste good, they need to look stunning. Up your game with this shimmering food dye that transforms cocktails into colorful creations and also adds some sparkle.
Hot Toddy Kit
There's nothing better than a warm drink to ease the winter chill. This gift set contains two blends of hot toddy mix: lemon ginger and orange clove. Whiskey, sadly, not included.
Popcorn Gift Set
You don't need to go to the movie theater for good popcorn. This Pampered Chef set has everything you need, including a microwave popcorn maker and seasonings like ranch and french toast.
You've Been Naughty Popcorn Coal
A fun treat for anyone with a sense of humor about themselves: The burlap sack contains black popcorn kernels that look like coal.
The Wand by PureWine
Histamines and sulfite preservatives in wine can cause a range of unpleasant side effects in some people, including headaches and flushed skin. Swirl Purewine's wand around in the glass to remove these components without changing the taste.
Seasonal Dinner Foodie Dice
Make dinner a game by rolling the dice to determine the protein, seasonal vegetable, herb, grain and cooking method.
See's Candies Holiday Wreath Box
Started in 1921 in California, See's has almost a century of experience and now creates over 100 varieties of chocolates and candies.
Handmade Ceramic Grating Plate
This ceramic grater makes preparing ingredients like garlic, ginger, nutmeg and hard cheeses a snap. The dish is handcrafted and pretty, yet still dishwasher safe.
Bees Knees Spicy Honey
Brooklyn-based Bushwick Kitchen has crafted a honey that works as a condiment on a fresh biscuit and as an ingredient that will amp up a recipe like spicy honey ginger wings.
Reusable Personal Coffee Press
An easy, on-the-go solution for those who want coffee-shop quality without the price tag.
Bonne Maman Intense Apricot Fruit Spread
Perfect for those holiday jam cookies or festive cheese platters, these preserves pack all the punch without all the sugar. Also available in strawberry and blueberry.
Blue Diamond Rosemary & Sea Salt Gourmet Almonds
Gourmet gifts don't have to be expensive. Blue Diamond has created a line of almonds that will wow as a holiday party snack or a stocking stuffer.
This elegant wooden serving dish has space for both the nuts and the discarded shells.
Instead of ordering an after-dinner drink, savor a toothpick packed with the essence of Single Malt and Bourbon.
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Disclosure: These items have been handpicked by our editorial team. CNBC has affiliate relationships with some retailers so, in some cases, if you purchase an item from one of our gift guides, we may get a small share of the revenue from your purchase. This holiday season, the proceeds will be donated to the Council for Economic Education, which supports economic and financial education.