Best Cooking Gifts and Unique Kitchen Gadgets Under $25

Do you need a great gift for a cook but are running low on ideas for the awesome people in your life? Check out these unique kitchen gadgets and cooking gifts from Amazon that are all under $25!

Kitchen Gifts Under $25

Kitchen Gifts Under $25

Most of these great Amazon gifts also include fast Amazon Prime shipping for Amazon Prime members (get a free 30-day trial here). This means that even if you shop at the last minute you can still avoid the stores.

Brace yourself, as these kitchen gadgets are so useful, that you may soon have the chef complimenting you on your thoughtfulness!!


Best Kitchen Gifts Under $25

Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts for a Cook

Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts for a Cook


Find great value with highly-rated kitchen products all priced at $25 or less!


Food Prep Tools Under $25

These kitchen tools under $25 are helpful and affordable additions to a kitchen!


Foldable Microwave Popcorn Maker

These BPA-free silicone microwave popcorn makers offer an amazing way to make popcorn on the cheap. Simply add kernels, oil, and salt (optional) and microwave for a few minutes to enjoy a perfect bowl of popped corn! The bowl is dishwasher safe and folds down compactly for easy storage. Makes a great gift (or addition to your own kitchen).


Squirrel Shaped Rice Paddle

This cute rice paddle features an adorable squirrel design, whose feet keep the paddle off of the countertop when not in use. A very fun addition to the kitchen!


Flexible Plastic Cutting Mat Sets

These cutting boards are thick enough to be substantial and protect surfaces beneath them, yet thin enough to occupy very little space in the side of a cabinet. The flexible material will curl allowing easy transfer into pots or bowls for cooking. Plus, when you are finished using these color-coded cutting board mats, they are dishwasher safe!


Handle Holders for Cast Iron Pans

While nothing beats cooking with cast iron, the handles get very hot and you need to have a way to protect your hands. These mitts fit directly on the pan’s handle and can remain on the pan while you cook. The heat-resistant fabric is also machine washable.


Sloth Tea Infuser

This happy little tea infuser will gently hang out in your mug and smile while your tea is brewing. Sloth design is made from food-safe, BPA-free silicone that is tasteless and will not affect the flavor of your tea.


Silicone Steamer Pot Lids

These adorable pot lids can be used while cooking and will allow steam to escape through the ports at the top while keeping liquids and food from splattering. Both practical and fun, these lids come in a set of 3 steamships or a pink piggy design.


Eco-Friendly Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps

These sustainable food wraps are a plastic-free alternative to keeping food fresh. These WASHABLE, REUSABLE, & COMPOSTABLE wraps use the warmth of your hands to soften the wrap. Form a cover over a bowl, container, or piece of food and as the beeswax paper wrap cools, it creates a seal and stores food naturally. Wash in cool water with mild soap and air dry.


Spice Jars for All Four Seasons

These spice jars will look adorable on the tabletop no matter the season and having 4 jars means 2 more spices can be added to the usual salt & pepper setup!


Silicone Baking Mats

These non-stick silicone baking mats make baking so much easier all year round. Eliminates the need for oil, cooking sprays, or parchment paper. They are oven-safe up to 480° and can be used over and over again. Safe to use with metal spatulas.


Pyramid Shaped Silicone Baking Mat

This silicone cooking mat makes food more crispy, juicy, and evenly cooked! Simply place in the pan before baking and let fat and oil drip away (without sticking to the baking tray). BPA-free, this can be used in the freezer, oven, and microwave (up to 428°F). Dishwasher safe and flexible for easy storage!


Double-Walled Insulated Glasses

These double-wall glasses are perfect for both hot and cold beverages! The insulated glass has a sleek 2-layer design which prevents condensation (from cold liquids) or burning hands (from hot liquids). Dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe (up to 350°F).


Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer

This portable crockpot is a great size for personal lunches or for keeping dips warm. The removable container with a spillproof lid is dishwasher safe. Exterior stays cool during use. Multiple colors are available.


XL Dish Drying Mat

This dish drying mat is reversible and comes in many great color combinations. It’s able to absorb 4x its weight in water while cushioning delicate dishes. Machine washable and folds for easy storage.


Eco-friendly Reusable Drinking Straws

These reusable and eco-friendly straws are great for any drink and are made with your choice of 3 different food-safe materials: borosilicate glass, stainless steel, or BPA-free silicone. Sets available with straight or angled ends, with cleaning brushes, and with storage cases.


Orange Citrus Peelers

These highly-rated, simple but effective, kitchen tools are a must-have in any kitchen that enjoys citrus like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes. Three different styles are all simple to use. The 15-piece set is large enough to keep some for yourself and give extras to friends and family.


Sealable Bag Holder

This device is perfect for the times you need to have a bag held wide open in order to fill it. This tool allows you to place your bag and fill it without having to call for help to keep the bag open.


GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper

Mince garlic easily without dirtying cutting boards or knives and avoid having your fingers smell like garlic!. This handy tool is dishwasher safe and can also be used on onions, chilis, and herbs.


Zing! Multi-Function Hand Tool

This smartly designed multi-tool saves time in the kitchen by covering multiple functions. This tool is your new go-to for chopping, stirring, and mashing. Available in assorted colors.


Twist Whisk 2-in-1 Balloon and Flat Whisk

This space-saving whisk twists open/closed for convenient drawer storage. Plus, the silicone-coated steel wires are suitable for non-stick cookware and the tool is dishwasher safe!


Nessie Ladle

This adorable Nessie-shaped kitchen ladle has feet so that it can stand upright on your countertop. BPA-free and is dishwasher safe.


Ice Cream Easy Scoop

This unique ice cream scoop has a heat-conducting fluid inside the handle that transfers the heat from your hands to help scoop the coldest ice treats! Designed for both left or right-hand use.


Snap ‘N Strain Strainer / Clip On Silicone Colander

This clip-on silicone strainer makes straining liquids from pots simple! Just clip the strainer to the pot and tilt it to drain the water/oils. BPA-free and dishwasher safe.


Mezzaluna Rocking Motion Chopper Knife

This rocking contoured knife makes it easy to cut, chop, and mince. High-grade stainless steel resists tarnishes and scratches.


Kitchen Storage and Organization Under $25

Keep everything looking organized and stylish with these affordable decor and kitchen organization gifts.


Tea Bag Organizers

These tea stands easily display and store your selection of tea. They remove the clutter of multiple boxes of tea and allow easy access to teas.


Paper Towel Holder with Weighted Base

These patented paper towel holders by Umbra are sleek-looking additions to modern decor, plus they also have a weighted base that allows you to pull/remove a single paper towel with one hand only! Available in a variety of popular colors.


Good Grips POP Airtight Food Storage Containers

These stackable containers easily store food in an airtight environment. These are easy to open and close and see through for ease of finding your food when you need it. Rounded corners are designed for easy pouring. Multiple sizes and shapes can be customized to fit any space (even outside of the kitchen).


Non-Skid Lazy Susans

These lazy susans have non-skid surfaces and rimmed edges to keep contents in place during spinning. Easily utilize cabinet, countertop, and refrigerator space to keep the kitchen and pantry organized. Also works well in a bathroom or craft room. Available in multiple colors and sizes.


Non-Skid Spice Organizer

This spice rack makes it easy to see a large collection of spices in your cabinet. The non-skid surface helps keep everything in place. Available in multiple sizes (10″ or 15″ wide) and multiple colors.


Kitchen Wrap Organizer

This kitchen organizer keeps your disposable bags and rolls of kitchen essentials in one easy-to-access stand. The top handle allows you to pick up the entire stack from a cabinet and transport it to your work area. Adjustable to fit the needs of your kitchen.


Expandable Storage Shelves

These sturdy and expandable shelves are extremely useful in the kitchen (and other rooms). Use these to separate dishes, towels, food items, etc. for easy access. Adjustable to get the perfect fit in your pantry and cabinet shelves.


Pot & Pan Separators / Protectors

These pot protectors come in different sizes and protect your pots from damage while they are in storage. They can also be used underneath pots as a coaster to protect your furniture from a hot pot or pan. Bendable and cleanable.


Nesting Food Storage Containers

Always have a matching lid nearby with these smart nesting food storage containers for easy storage when not in use.


Kitchen Books and Cookbooks Under $25

Learn new recipes or just inspire some fun in the kitchen with these fun kitchen books and cookbooks.


From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg’s Kitchen

This celebrity cookbook from Snoop Dogg delivers 50 recipes from Snoop’s own collection. Enjoy OG soul food, classic weeknight faves, and splurge-worthy dishes like Lobster Thermidor and Filet Mignon. In addition to all the recipes, this cookbook includes epic stories and behind-the-scenes photos that bring these masterpieces to life.


Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking

Decades of experience are distilled into just four simple elements to share how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.


Cooking Baking Gifts and Kitchen Gadgets Under $25

Cooking Baking Gifts and Kitchen Gadgets Under $25

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What are your favorite items on the list of great gifts for cooks? Have you tried any of these unique kitchen gadgets and swear by them? Which of these gifts for cooks and bakers would be the best kitchen gifts for the people you know?

82 Responses

  1. Anastazja says:

    Thanks for these gift ideas.  With 10 days left until Mother’s Day, there is lots of time to order through your site and received the gifts.  For some reason,  gifts for the kitchen are always appreciated.  I am looking particularly at the foldable colander and the nice, little spice rack.  If we buy through the link in the article, are we using Prime?  I guess it doesn’t matter because of the discount.  Thanks for these suggestions and the handy online links.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Anastazja, The prices on Amazon’s website should be valid for everyone, but only Amazon Prime members will receive Prime shipping (no extra cost for fast delivery). 

  2. Johnny says:

    Wonderful ideas! And you saved me a lot of time and research. I usually buy Kitchen Gadgets as a present to my mother and grandmother, and to be honest, I was running out of ideas… The price of these items looks perfect for what you are going to buy, and there is so much! I´m done looking for gisfts for the following 5 years approx! thanks agian!

  3. Daniel says:

    Thank you for such a great article on cooking gifts under $25! As the holidays are just around the corner I have quite a few people in my life (myself included) that love to cook and I am always looking for a new kitchen gadget to add to my already bountiful assortment! This article makes it easy to find something for everyone. 

  4. Diana says:

    Perfect timing for this article – Best Cooking Gifts and Unique Kitchen Gadgets Under $25. Christmas is round the corner and  we should maintaining  the norm of giving, The list has fantastic gift ideas whether we decide to give something to use as storage, or a small gadget to assist in food preparation.

  5. Justin says:

    I just love seeing so many kitchen options in one place. I love to cook, but often I struggle with certain items. I love that your page has so many options to increase convenience. I also have several friends that love to cook, and I sometimes struggle to find unique gifts for them, thank you for curating this great collection of kitchen finds and great prices.

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Justin, Kitchen-themed gifts are great for about any occasion, so I’m glad you found some great kitchen gift ideas for friends!

  6. Cogito says:

    Hi Alyce. Thank you for very interesting article. Im always struggle what to but my friends when Im visiting them, but they do love to cook and some of items on your list are really great idea. I especially like spice jars which looks soo cute and chopper knife which is extra useful for herbs and salads. Looking forward to order some of these !

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Cogito! It’s great to hear that you found some gift ideas for friends who cook! They are sure to love those thoughtful kitchen gifts!

  7. Alicia says:

    I have the flexible plastic cutting mats and they are the best. They aren’t big and bulky, so they don’t take up much room in my cabinet. They also have pictures of the type of food meant to be cut on each, which is perfect because I don’t want to cut raw chicken on the same mat that I’m cutting fresh vegetables. 

    • Alyce says:

      Hi Alicia, Aren’t those flexible cutting mats fantastic? It’s so nice to have four labeled cutting mats in less space than one traditional cutting board! I first received a set of these as a gift, and hopefully, others will enjoy getting a set of their own as well!

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