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!
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
Food Prep Tools Under $25
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).
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
This adorable Nessie-shaped kitchen ladle has feet so that it can stand upright on your countertop. BPA-free and is dishwasher safe.
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.
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.
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.
These tea stands easily display and store your selection of tea. It helps remove the clutter of multiple boxes of tea in a cabinet and allows storage of tea bags in easy-to-access bins. Stands upright on flat surfaces. As a bonus, I’ve personally labeled my teabag organizer to have one side for low- or no-caffeine teas and the other side for caffeinated teas.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Always have a matching lid nearby with these smart 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.
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.
This New York Times bestseller (also a Netflix series) was the winner of the James Beard Award for Best General Cookbook and named one of the best cookbooks of the year by NPR, BuzzFeed, The Atlantic, Rachel Ray Every Day, 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.
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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?