Angry Mama makes cleaning the microwave easy and fun.

$10 stocking stuffers for food lovers

Vegan caviar, handmade pasta and more ways to give gifts without breaking the bank

Shopping for the holidays? You don’t have to break the bank. Whether you need a Secret Santa present for a co-worker, a stocking stuffer for a family member or a tasty hostess gift, these ideas fit the bill. Here, five products, each for $10 or less. 

Angry Mama Microwave Cleaner 

The microwave is a pain to clean. Enter: Angry Mama, a steam cleaning device perfect for those who need to let off their own steam. You just remove Mama’s hair and head from her body, add white vinegar and water, then microwave. The steam comes out of Mama’s head, softening the crud and making for easy cleaning. 

$9.99. The Cook’s Warehouse, multiple locations. 866-890-5962,

Cavi-art Black Seaweed Flavor Vegan Caviar 

Got a vegetarian friend? Wrap up a jar of Cavi-art. This vegan caviar made from seaweed has the taste, consistency and appearance of real beluga caviar. Just a dab will ramp up an hors d'oeuvre tray filled with crudités and crostini, or give a fine finish to heftier fare like bean burgers, loaded baked potatoes and winter-warming bisques. 

$9.95 for 3.5-ounce jar.

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The White Bull in Decatur sells a variety of house-made extruded pastas.

White Bull Pasta

The pasta person in your life will appreciate a bag of the White Bull’s house-milled extruded pasta. The selection rotates daily, and may include black gnocchetti sardi, canestra, radiator and creste de gallo, among others. Just stop by the Decatur restaurant any time it is open for an easy grab-and-go holiday present. 

$10 per 500-gram package. The White Bull, 123 East Court Square, Decatur. 404-600-5649,

Proper Pepper's Small Batch Pimento Cheese

Proper Peppers Small Batch Pimento Cheese 

Spread the love of pimento cheese with your loved ones, but keep it local with Flavor of Georgia winner Proper Peppers. The Sandersville, Ga., company offers two varieties: Classic and Get Back Jack, which holds a bit of jalapeno heat. Both see a blend of roasted peppers with white sharp Cabot cheddar cheese, Duke’s mayonnaise and cottage cheese. 

$7-$8.99 per 10-ounce container. Available at Atlanta Botanical Garden, Lucy's Market in Buckhead, Cheeses & Mary in Milton, Local Provisions and Cleaver & Cork - both in Newnan, and online through

Oliver Farm Artisan Oils Sampler Gift Pack 

Clay Oliver burst onto the artisan food scene back in 2012 when he grew his first crop of sunflowers for oil production. Since then, the innovative farmer from Pitts, Ga. has expanded his line of cold-pressed oils to include product made from pecans, green peanuts, pumpkins, benne seeds and okra seeds. This three-pack sampler includes 50-milliliter bottles of sunflower, green peanut and pecan oil. You’ve never tasted seed or nut oils like these. 



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Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras
Ligaya Figueras joined the AJC as its food and dining editor in 2015.