Slideshow: Staff Picks: Stocking Stuffers We'd Love in Our Stockings

Dorie Greenspan's Cookies
Dorie Greenspan's Cookies
"I would love to find a tube of Dorie Greenspan's cookies in my stocking, preferably World Peace Cookies." Alaina Browne
Fruit from Frog Hollow Farm
Fruit from Frog Hollow Farm
"I'd love to get a stocking stuffed with Frog Hollow Farm fruit. As fruit goes, it's not cheap, but it's almost always perfectly ripe, juicy, and intensely flavored. Right now they have the most beautiful, rosy pears." Carrie Vasios
Dark chocolate covered graham crackers
Dark chocolate covered graham crackers
"I like the ones at Fairway. The brand is Asher's." Ed Levine
Nice Salt
Nice Salt
"I've become somewhat of a salt snob and now feel compelled to finish every dish (even cookies) with a nice salt. While in Oregon this fall I tasted this wonderful salt, Jacobsen salt, which is harvested from the cold waters of Oregon's coast. The coarse flakes have a refreshingly salty flavor." Erin Zimmer

[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Microplane zester
Microplane zester
"You can always use another Microplane zester: for grating ginger, for cheese, for orange zest..." Maggie Hoffman
Digital Timer/Stopwatch
Digital Timer/Stopwatch
"I'm forgetful in the kitchen. I can't count how many times I've checked on croutons, saw they needed about 45 more seconds, then opened the oven an hour later to a tray full of blackened chunks. At least I USED to. That was before I got myself a loud, easy-to-use, inexpensive Polder 3 in 1 Timer, Clock & Stopwatch ($14.97). It's got a magnet that lets you stick it to the fridge, or a lanyard so you can tie it around your neck. Which means if your food is burnt or undercooked, well... you can't blame your tools any more." J.Kenji Lopez-Alt
Swissies Cookies
Swissies Cookies
"The 'kids' in my family stopped believing in Santa more than 20 years ago, but my parents still fill our stockings on Christmas. By far my favorite part of the stocking is the bag of Swissies—tiny buttery cookies that our neighborhood bakery does really, really well. Light and thin, they're a little more on the savory side than most cookies; if they were British I'd call them biscuits. Almost like teeny pecan sandies, but much thinner and smaller. They're studded with teeny bits of pecans and sized so that they don't feel like real cookies, so it's easy to eat them a bag at a time. Like potato chips, or cereal straight out of the box." Carey Jones
Garlic
Garlic
"I'd love to find some Rocambole garlic from Keith's Farm in my stocking—they sell bundles of it, and even garlands as the holidays get closer, at the Union Square Greenmarket. And since they end their season at the market just before Christmas, it'd be great to get a stash before it's too late. Best garlic ever." Ben Fishner

[Photograph: In Praise of Sardines on Flickr]

Thermapen
Thermapen
"This is probably too pricey to put in a stocking, but size-wise, it fits. And so $89 thermometer, it is. The longer I go without one, the longer I hear Kenji's voice in my head telling me how awesome it is." Robyn Lee

[Photograph: Thermoworks]