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The 25 Best Kitchen Gifts Under $25

Quality, affordable gifts for the person in your life who loves to cook.

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Gift season is confusing. "Don't get me anything big" can mean a couple things. Either someone really doesn't want anything something big (i.e. pricey) or they're subtly telling you they do in fact want something big. Whatever your giftee is trying to tell you, these under-$25 gifts will keep your wallet and the recipient happy — and that's what really matters.

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Dash Mini Waffle Maker
Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel

For a $13 waffle maker, this thing has quite a number of positive reviews. Frozen waffles will never taste the same.

Jacobsen Salt Co. Black Pepper Salt
Jacobsen Salt Co.

Salt? For a gift? When it's from Jacobsen, then yes.

Omsom Lemongrass BBQ Starter 3-Pack

The Pham sisters, Vanessa and Kim, are redefining what it means to make Asian food in America. Omsom makes it easy to recreate Asian dishes without dumbing them down, and it's almost as easy as using Old El Paso taco seasoning.

Lodge Cast-Iron Skillet
Now 33% off

A $15 pan is already a steal. The fact that this is from a true cookware legend and will probably last longer than you makes this the greatest deal on Amazon.

Fly by Jing Sichuan Chili Crisp
Fly By Jing
Fly By Jing

This is the hot sauce (chili crisp) you should keep in your bag.

Sur La Table Striped Kitchen Towels
Sur La Table
Sur La Table

Gift giving shouldn't be a mess, and these towels will ensure there are no messes in the kitchen either.

Material The Soft-Edge Turner

This is easily going to be the go-to cooking utensil thanks to its silicone build with a sturdy and durable reinforced nylon core.

Lands' End School Uniform Performance Twill Apron
Lands' End
Lands' End

A plain apron is boring. Monogram this one from Lands' End for $8, and it'll still be under $25.

Bee’s Wrap Assorted Wraps
Sur La Table
Bee's Wrap

Say good bye to plastic wrap, and say hello to a greener world.

Truff Black Truffle Infused Hot Sauce

Truffles make everything feel luxurious, even if it's just hot sauce you throw onto a taco.

Sqwishful Scrub Sponge Set (3-Pack)

The dishes have to be done anyway — might as use a really good sponge. Sqwishful's sponges are double-sided, soft on one side and rough on the other, and made of nautral luffa, so no plastics here. 

Urban Outfitters Mushroom Cheese Board
Urban Outfitters
Urban Outfitters

A vessel for serving copious amounts of cheese and a little piece of counter decor.

Yamazaki Home Cookbook Stand
Yamazaki Home

Follow along to recipes, catch up on Netflix or call your friends while you cook thanks to this absolute winner from Yamazaki Home.

Building a Kitchen Setup From Scratch? Start Here
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John Dominis/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images


Absolutely everything you need to get cooking at every price point.

Oxo Good Grips Silicone Pastry Mat

If it's good enough for the pie queen of New York, it's good enough for you — even if you're just making Pillsbury cookies.

Ikea Vardagen Tablecloth

If the dining table has seen better days, cover it with a tablecloth. It'll also make eating at home feel like eating at a restaurant.

Crate and Barrel Ruffled Pie Dish
Crate and Barrel
Crate and Barrel

It's a gift for them, but when they bake a pie, it'll be a gift for you.

Normann Copenhagen Peeler
Normann Copenhagen
Normann Copenhagen

Your standard kitchen peeler gets the Scandinavian upgrade and it's worth the $20.

Zyliss Susi 3 Garlic Press

This is probably the nicest garlic press on the market. Pro tip: don't gift to a vampire.

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings: A Baking Book
Clarkson Potter
Clarkson Potter Publishers

This cookbook is pretty sweet and so are the recipes.

Mercer Culinary 7-inch Nakiri Knife
Webstaurant Store
Mercer Culinary

No knives in the back here — just a classic Japanese-style nakiri knife made for slicing a whole garden of vegetables. 

Ekobo Rectangle Bento Box

Some people actually miss eating refrigerated lunch boxes from fast-casual restaurants. Recreate them — but with better food — thanks to this bento box.

Graf Lantz Coaster Square 4-pack
Graf Lantz
Graf Lantz

No one likes ring stains on furniture. And if you're indifferent, you're probably not the one who has to clean them.

Cuisinart Stainless Steel Chopper
Home Depot

You'll stop crying when you chop onions by hand, and you'll start crying over how much fun it is to use this thing.

CB2 Acacia and Stainless Steel Cone Cheese Grater

For the person who never says "when" when the waiter grates cheese on their dish.

Counter Caddy

Cleaning products never looked so good. Just look at this bamboo counter caddy, the perfect place to store your sponges and wet tools.

The 13 Best Kitchen Knives You Can Buy in 2020
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Chandler Bondurant


The best kitchen knives are the ones that suit your style of cooking.

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