For the more hardcore DIY enthusiast in your life, here's a selection of tools that are sure to make them squeal with glee when they see them under the tree. (Disclosure: Contains affiliate links from which I may derive revenue.)
Milwaukee Instruments pH Tester For the canner who likes to tinker with recipes, this tool ensures that you're working well within safe acidity levels. Inexpensive and easy to use, this tool makes a great stocking stuffer.
Food Slicer Wondering what to do with the spoils from your meat-curing efforts? these countertop food slicers are perfect for getting deli-thin slices of your salami, coppa and other meats. The adjustable blades give you complete control.
Hand-Thrown Fermenting Crock Made by one of the few clay artists recommended by Sandor Katz himself, this crock is created from hand-thrown lead-free clay by an American craftsman. They are both microwave and dishwasher friendly, using non-toxic non-leaded glazes that are completely food safe. Enter the code punkdom at checkout for a 5% discount!
Apple and Fruit Crusher Crush large amounts of fruit quickly and easily. Great for making fruit butters and sauces, or for making cider and fruit wine.
Dehydrator These incredibly versatile tools allow you to make dried fruit, fruit leather, kale chips, jerky and so much more. Perfect for making nutritious, healthful snacks from fresh fruits and veggies.
Vacuum Sealer Vacuum sealers are extremely handy tools for freezing meats, fruit and veggies, and for the extra-geeky home chef in your life, are key for cooking meats sous vide for incredibly soft, silky proteins.