How Chefs Stuff Their Christmas Stockings

It's down to the wire for getting your holiday shopping done, and you're likely stumped for last-minute gift ideas — especially for the gadget-loving food fiend on your list. We know just how difficult it can be coming up with novel ideas for the food and drink aficionado that they not only need, but that they want, too. Fear not — we're here to help, and the help is coming from the best source possible: real chefs!

How Chefs Stuff Their Christmas Stockings (Slideshow)

The best thing about buying food presents is that it's practically impossible to get it wrong. After all, who doesn't love a tasty treat or a unique kitchen gadget? Whether you're buying for family, friends, or even giving yourself a well-deserved treat, rest assured, The Daily Meal has some entertaining, practical, and thoughtful ideas that will be appropriate for every budget.[slideshow:

So, to take the stress out of your shopping, we've enlisted the assistance of some culinary elves to help us compile the ultimate stocking stuffer gift guide for your nearest and dearest. From Babushka measuring cups and homemade Vietnamese spring rolls to the inevitable gag gift and even an "adult-only" stocking stuffer, our experts reveal what they're planning on giving the discerning food lover this holiday season, as well as what they themselves are hoping to find under the tree. Just follow their advice and there won't be a turkey in sight — unless it's the one being served on your dinner table.

For more holiday cheer, visit The Daily Meal's Ultimate Guide to Christmas!