Artful Gadgets and Stocking Stuffers

Fajita Cast Iron Skillet

Dansk’s Stasia Nawrocki uses her skillet for a lot more than fajitas. “I love that I can impress my guests and sear scallops or tuna right in front of their eyes at my dining room table.” Comes with a wooden trivet and fajita seasonings, $32.

Danesco Garlic Crusher

The no muss, no fuss way to crush garlic. By using downward pressure and a rocking motion this handy device crushes cloves quickly and evenly, forcing the bits up through the perforations. Dishwasher safe, available in black and lime green, $12.

Colourful Wine Tags

The all-silicone tags are dishwasher safe, and adjust to fit most stemware, at the Pan Tree, 12 for $11.

Tovolo Spatula

Cooks can never have too many spatulas, especially when they come in every colour. Silicone blades with wood handles, at Hillaby’s, $13.

Silicone Cake Pop Mould

Ideal for making uniform-sized cake pops, $22. By Cake pop sticks 50 per pack, $7, at Dansk.

Danesco Spoon Colander

This multi-purpose tool works as both a spoon and a colander — perfect for scooping potatoes or to add more bottom (solids) to a soup bowl. Made of toughened nylon, and is both dishwasher safe and heat resistant to 240°C/480°F. Available in eggplant, red, and spring green, $9.

Danesco Piggy Corkscrew

This charming little piggy went to market and brought home a bottle of wine. Chrome-plated zinc alloy, $12.

Glass Tapas Dishes

Glass tapas dishes come in brilliant shades of mango, orange, ruby red, light blue and purple. At Zocalo, plate $3, spoon $2.

Find at Bella Casa, Call the Kettle Black, Dansk Gifts, Hillaby’s, The Pan Tree, Zocalo and other fine kitchen shops.