30 kitchen gift ideas for everyone on your list– the bakers, the home chefs, the kid cooks, and even those who just like their kitchen to look nice without worrying too much about function– all for $25 or less!
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I love giving gifts just about as much as I love spending time in the kitchen cooking or baking. I also really love putting together gift guides and thinking about which items deserve a place on a well-curated list.
I’ve put together a list of 30 kitchen gift ideas ideas (plus 3 bonus items at the end) that would make great gifts for anyone on your list. Everything on this list is something that I use regularly and can recommend without reservation.
Use this gift guide for giving or for hinting. (I will be doing a mix of both, too, as I’d like new baking mats and always like new wooden spoons). I recommend pinning it for later, too, because it’s FULL of great ideas you can use all year long.
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25 Kitchen Gift Ideas for $25 or Less
FOR THE BAKER…
I HIGHLY recommend one-piece silicon spatulas. I have several, and often use all of them in one day!
I often get comments about my measuring cups in videos. These Cuisinart measuring cups are similar to mine– shallow and sturdy, easy to clean, and will last a lifetime.
Mixing bowls are ESSENTIAL in a kitchen. These are Cuisinart Brand, which is one of my favorite kitchen brands.
This bread knife is GREAT. If you don’t already have a quality bread knife, you’ll wonder why you waited so long.
If you are interested in learning more about natural sweeteners, and having reliable recipes using them, this cookbook is great.
FOR THE HOME CHEF…
Victorinox Paring KnivesAll our knives are Victorinox, including this set of paring knives. They are incredibly useful and great quality.
Teak Cooking SpoonsI could live my wooden spoons, but I wouldn’t want to. Like the silicon spatulas, you can’t really have too many. (Someone please get me these).
Using fresh garlic makes a huge difference in recipes, and this garlic press makes it EASY to have fresh minced garlic. We’ve had this garlic press for years and it’s still going strong!
Cutting boards in different sizes are handy for all chefs.
A kitchen scale is super helpful for more precise cooking and baking.
Prep bowls are a great gift idea for the home cook who “has it all”.
I went back and forth for a couple of years before deciding to get an immersion blender, but as soon as I got one, I wished I hadn’t waited so long–especially since it’s so inexpensive!
A good digital thermometer is a must-have for safe, accurate cooking!
FOR THE INSTANT POT FAN…
A strainer basket is great for cooking eggs, vegetables, reheating ribs, etc. It’s incredibly helpful for making stock in your Instant Pot too.
A pair of stacking trivets are great for pot-in-pot cooking. I use these for several recipes in my cookbook.
Set of RamekinsRamekins have lots of uses around the kitchen, but they are essential for making creme brûlée in the Instant Pot. This is my favorite set. All six ramekins can fit in the 6qt Instant Pot.
76 Instant Pot specific recipes from scratch for breakfast, lunch, dinner, dessert, and more! This cookbook is a great resource for anyone who loves real food AND their Instant Pot! Get more details here.
FOR THE KIDS IN THE KITCHEN…
This knife is perfect for little hands who want to help prep ingredients and chop their own apples for an afternoon snack. I often throw it in our picnic basket too.
My kids love these molds for gummies, ice, chocolates, etc.
I love these cookbooks that Tiffany Dahle and her girls have put together are wonderful. They are written FOR kids to use and follow themselves. They are FULL of tips and important things to know for any young cook. Be prepared to hand over the kitchen.
Gift kids with a set of fun cookie cutters to bake and have fun in the kitchen!
FOR THE COFFEE & TEA ENTHUSIASTS…
A French Press is an EASY and portable way to make great coffee.
We use this stovetop espresso maker multiple times a day to make our coffee. This is a great gift for anyone who enjoy a good cup of coffee!
Take your homemade coffee and tea up a notch!
These come in right hand and left hand options, and in a lot of different color combinations. We love ours!
Speed up the coffee and tea making process with an electric tea kettle. (This is on my list!)
FOR THE DESIGN LOVER…
As functional as a towel is, it’s still nice to have a collection of pretty tea towels. I replace ours periodically, replacing the stained, dingy towels with fresh ones that make being in the kitchen just a little more pleasant.
Lots of hand washing goes on in the kitchen. This handmade soap will help keep hands soft.
Bonus Kitchen Gift Ideas ::
These gifts are a little more than $25 (though not much), but are definitely still worth mentioning. We use each of these every single day and I highly recommend them all.
We keep our salt crock full of kosher salt for cooking and seasoning as meals. I have a yellow one and get so many comments about it!
A great knife is one of the first things I recommend to people who say they don’t really enjoy cooking. A sharp, good-quality knife is one of the most important tools to have in the kitchen. I have been using this Victorinox knife for years, after reading a recommendation in America’s Test Kitchen.
The CrispLid is a great option for electric pressure cooker owners who do not want to invest in or store another appliance. I love the ease of use and versatility of the CrispLid. Save $10 off a purchase of $59 or more with the code THISPILGRIMLIFE. (Read a review on the CrispLid).
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