Dietitian-Approved Stocking Stuffers for the Aspiring Foodie

December 15, 2021
| Created by Hannah Langley, MS, RDN, CD

Christmas is only ten days away but don’t let that lead to panic if you haven’t found the perfect stocking stuffers yet. For the aspiring foodies in your life, look no further than your closest Harmons! Our wide variety of specialty, local, and seasonal items make finding a thoughtful, foodie-inspired gift easy. Here are a few crowd-pleasing and creative gift ideas perfect for filling up a stocking or wrapping under your Christmas tree.  

Infused Oils

Flavor-infused oils can take a dish from ordinary to extraordinary by creating a wider (and more unique) flavor profile. The basil infused oil and white truffle infused oil from La Tourangelle are two tasty dietitian’s choice options that elevate pasta dishes, soups, and roasted vegetables. Regalis white truffle arbequina olive oil also makes a flavorful addition to whole grain sides like quinoa or farro. Not sure where to start? Try out a sample pack of four flavored oils from Sciabica! Creativity comes easy when using infused oils, giving your foodie friends the chance to try new recipes and take their favorite dishes to a higher level 

Flavored Vinegars

Whether it’s used to make marinades, cocktail mixers, salad dressings, or more, vinegar is a jack-of-all-trades. The days of relying only on white, apple cider, and balsamic varieties are over. Specialty flavored vinegars are becoming more popular because of how versatile they are in gastronomy. Acid League boasts a unique lineup of flavors, with the garden heat flavor making for a tantalizing and spicy seafood marinadeThe other flavors, along with O’s citrus champagne vinegar, are easy to get inventive with. 

Stasher Bags

Stasher bags a great stocking stuffer for foodies who are also passionate about sustainability. These reusable silicone storage bags reduce plastic waste, work in the freezer or fridge, are dishwasher safe, and some will even stand up on their own or clip to a keyring. The durability of the bags stands up to bumpy rides in a hiking backpack or loaded work bag, keeping snacks safely tucked away.

Honest John Bitters Samplers

If you have foodies that are interested in trying their hand at mixology, look no further than the sample sets from Honest John Bitters. While bitters are most used for adding a punch of flavor to cocktails and mixed drinks, they can be used the same way that you would use vanilla extract. Bitters flavors range from fruity and citrusy to herby and savory. Anything from baked goods to oatmeal is fair game for an addition of bitters! 

Wishing you happy holidays from the Harmons Dietitian team! Have questions about our nutrition services or Dietitians Choice tagging program? Reach out to your store’s dietitian at