Some of the things I’ve received that I use regularly? A small whisk with a base like an egg with feet. It comes in handy when whisking in small-volume containers like a measuring cup. And thanks to the feet, it stands up on the counter.
Tiny oven mitts for the toaster oven. Basically, the thumb goes in one side and a finger (or in the case of my hands, three fingers) fit the other side. Plus they’re magnetic, so they stick to the side of the toaster oven and ver get lost.
A really good candy thermometer.
Chocolate. The insanely good little squares of dark chocolate from 10,000 Villages; dark sea salt caramel bars
Oh, and katty, I got that ginger grater either last year or the year before. I don’t use it much, but it looks good on the window sill above the sink.
Things I’ve put in others’ stockings? Tea (both loose and bags). Small jams and jellies. Oxo good grips utensils (knives, peeler, etc) for mom’s arthritic hand issues.