Check out this list of 25 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! Plus, everything is $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 25 ideas (plus 3 bonus items at the end) of kitchen tools 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.
If you have a suggestion of a kitchen gift idea not on this list, please share it in the comments!
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.
Silicon baking mats are a recent favorite of mine. They are even easier than parchment paper, if you can believe it. I use them for cookies, biscuits, bread, etc.
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…
All our knives are Victorinox, including this set of paring knives. They are incredibly useful and great quality.
I could live my wooden spoons, but I wouldn’t want to. Like the silicon spatulas, you can’t really have too many.
Using fresh garlic makes a huge difference in recipes, and this garlic press makes it EASY to have fresh minced garlic.
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!
This cookbook is an excellent resource for families who want to eat at home, but feel the constraints of a busy schedule. With chapters like
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.
Ramekins 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.
Since I can’t tell you to buy my cookbook yet (coming out next May!), I will tell you how wonderful this cookbook is from Brittany at Instant Loss!
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.
This cookbook is FULL of tips and important things to know for any young cook. Tiffany writes from personal knowledge and has put together a cookbook written FOR kids to use and be empowered. Be prepared to hand over dinner.
For the design enthusiast…
These handmade signs are funny and stylish. I especially like the one about dancing in the kitchen.
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 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.
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!
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