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!

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Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts for a Cook
Kitchen Gadgets and Gifts for a Cook

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

Best Cooking Gifts & Unique Kitchen Gadgets <$25


Microwave Popcorn Maker – Use Any Kernels, Salt, Oil

This BPA-free silicone microwave popcorn maker is an amazing way to make popcorn on the cheap. You simply add your kernels and oil an in a few minutes 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).


Stand Up Paper Towel Holder w/ Weighted Base & Easy One-Handed Tear 

This patented paper towel holder by Umbra is sleek looking great addition to modern decor, plus it also has a weighted base which allows you to pull / remove a single paper towel with one hand only! Available in metallic black or nickel colors.


Squirrel Shaped Non-stick Rice Paddle Spoon

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!


Extra Thick Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Mats with EZ-Grip Waffle Back (Set of 4)

These cutting boards are thick enough to be substanial 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 Hot Cast Iron and Metal Frying Pans, Skillets, & Griddles

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.


YouCopia TeaStand 100+ Tea Bag Organizer

This tea stand easily displays and stores your variety of tea options. It’s helps remove clutter in your cabinet by letting you get rid of the tea boxes and store your tea bags in these easy to access bins. Stands upright on flat surfaces. As a bonus, I’ve personally labeled my tea bag organizer to have one side for low- or no-caffeine teas and the other side for caffeinated teas.


SLOW BREW 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.


Steam Ship Silicone Steamer Pot Lids and Bowl Covers, Pack of 3

These adorable steam ship pot lids and bowl covers can be used while cooking and will allow steam to escape through the stacks at the top, while keeping liquids and food from splattering. Super cute and practical, these lids come in a set of 3 sizes.


Bee’s Wrap 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 bees wax 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 so cute on your tabletop no matter the season and having 4 jars means you can add 2 more spices to the usual salt & pepper setup!


AmazonBasics Silicone Baking Mat Sheet

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 / Raised Cone Shaped Healthy Silicone Mat for Cooking, Baking and Roasting

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


Pot & Pan Protectors / Anti-Slip Pans Separator

These pot protectors come in 3 sizes and protect your pots from damage. They can also be used underneath pots as a coaster to protect your furniture from a hot pot or pan. Bendable and cleanable.


Wine Opener Set w/ Manual Rabbit Lever Tool, 2-in-1 Wine Stopper w/ Vacuum Seal, Corkscrew, Foil Cutter

This stainless steel set has everything needed to enjoy a bottle of wine. The rabbit-style lever tool makes opening corked wine bottles easy. A foil cutter provides access to the cork and the combo wine stopper / air pump will keep wine fresher overnight.


Wine Aerator and Decanter

This wine aerator and decanter will help your wines to open up their aromas instantly! No more need to wait to let the wine breathe a bit before enjoying great flavor.


Bodum Pavina Glass, Double-Wall Insulate Glass (Set of 2)

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 (form hot liquids). Dishwasher, microwave, and oven-safe (up to 350°F).


Non-Skid Pantry Cabinet Lazy Susan Turntable

This lazy susan has a non-skid surface and rimmed edge to keep contents in place during spinning. This items helps easily utilize cabinet, countertop, refrigerator space and keep the kitchen organized. Also works well in a bathroom or craft room. Available in multiple colors.


Non-Skid 3-Tier Spice Pantry Kitchen Cabinet 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.


Crock-Pot Lunch Crock Food Warmer

This portable crock pot is a great size for personal lunches or for keeping dips warm. Removable container with spill proof lid is dishwasher safe. Exterior stays cool during use. Multiple colors available.


Seville Classics Iron Slat Expandable Kitchen Counter and Cabinet Shelf

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 width makes it easy to get the right size for your pantry / cabinet shelves.


XL Dish Drying Mat, 18″ x 24″

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


Eco-friendly Borosilicate Glass Reusable Drinking Straws Set

These reusable and eco-friendly straws are great for any drink — especially hot drinks! The borosilicate glass has better heat resistance than typical glass and is BPA free. Easy to clean, comes with 2 cleaning brushes. Fits the 20oz or 30oz YETI and RTIC ramblers, and is also suitable for other high cups.


Orange Citrus Peelers, Set of 15

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 for 1 Gallon Storage Bags

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.


Chef’n GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper, Small Peeler

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.


YouCopia StoreMore Adjustable WrapStand Kitchen Wrap Organizer

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


Zing! Multi-Function Hand Tool that Chops, Blends, and Mashes

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 Silicone Coated Steel Wire

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!


OXO 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).


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

This New York Times bestseller (also a Netflix series) was also the winner of the James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook, multiple IACP Cookbook Awards, and named one of the best cookbooks of the year by NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, The Washington Post, Rachel Ray Every Day, Vice Munchies,, Glamour, Eater, Tasting Table, Modern Farmer, and more. Chef and author Nosrat distills decades of experience into just four simple elements and shares how to confidently make better decisions in the kitchen and cook delicious meals with any ingredients, anywhere, at any time.


Nessie Ladle

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


Zeroll 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, Fits all round Pots and Bowls

This clip on silicone strainer makes straining liquids from pots simple! Just clip the strainer to the pot and tilt 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.


Elevate Kitchen Utensil Set

This genius set of kitchen utensils by Joseph Joseph have weighted handles and built-in stand to prevent the tool heads from touching the countertop when placed down. The 5 piece set comes in multiple colors and is dishwasher safe.


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.


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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 best kitchen gifts for the people you know?