Mini Hot Sauce
At just 50 cents each, these Tabasco Miniatures make hot sauce accessible in any situation. I encountered a man who packs these in his carry-on bag to spruce up airport meals. The perfect stocking stuffer for the spicy addict in your life.
Spicy Skull Chocolates
These Vosges Haut-Chocolat were rolled out for the Day of the Dead, but these spicy skulls also make for a fabulous holiday gift, too. The Mini Skulls Gift Box ($13) includes three flavors: Red Fire Caramel, Tequila Caramel and Dulce de Leche. The Red Fire Caramel is my fave, naturally, with a merge of ancho and chipotle chiles, dark chocolate and cinnamon.
Pop Art Toaster
What’s old is new again, as in the case of this cute retro Pop Art Toaster ($24.99) that give homage to the toaster design of the 1950s with modern conveniences like cool touch housing, three toasting functions and 7 heat settings.
And who can argue with my real reason for falling in love with this toaster—it’s the stencil plate that brands the phrase “I’m hot” on your toast. Breakfast has never been so much fun.
Recipes Every Man Should Know Cookbook
Authors Susan Russo and Brett Cohen have come out with the pocket-size hardcover book, Recipes Every Man Should Know ($9.95) featuring a wealth of easy-to-make recipes from bar food to burgers, valuable kitchen skills, and tips for guys navigating the kitchen. But it’s the recipes for a big bowl of hot boozy Beef & Beer Chili tinged with chile powder and Hot and Spicy Popcorn doused with butter, hot sauce and taco seasoning that make this a valuable resource for the budding heat-loving guy.
Move over wasabi peas, there’s a new king in town. These Sriracha Peas ($3.69) are a little sweet and spicy with that fabulous pea crunch. These are a perfect stocking stuffer for the Sriracha fanatic who craves a little newness in their life.
Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter
Have a green thumb and a fiery belly? The space-saving Topsy Turvy Hot Pepper Planter ($10) can grow up to 200 peppers from one pot with no garden required. You couldn’t run out of chile peppers even if you tried.
Chip & Dip
Thanks to Mad Men, chip and dips are back with a vengeance. It’s easy to see why with the ceramic dishwasher-safe Tasto Chip & Dip Set ($35). Clip on a salsa, queso or both, load in the chips and you are party-ready in a flash.