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!

Amazon Kitchen Gifts

Amazon Kitchen Gifts

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

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!


Collapsible Microwave Popcorn Maker

The Original Salbree Microwave Popcorn Popper Machine, Silicone Popcorn Maker, Collapsible Microwavable Bowl - Hot Air Popper - No Oil Required - The Most Colors Available (Turquoise)

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 Set

AKOAK 3 Piece Creative Household Kitchen Tools,Lovely Squirrel Shape Standing Spoon Non-stick Rice Spoon Fashion Rice Cooker Dishes Filled Scoop Shovel

This cute squirrel shaped 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

Extra Thick Flexible Cutting Mat Set With Food Icons & "EZ-Grip" Back (Set Of 4 Mats) - Flexible Cutting Boards for Kitchen - Flexible Plastic Cutting Board Set - Large Plastic Cutting Boards Kitchen

These cutting board sets 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!


Sloth Tea Infuser

Genuine Fred, SLOW BREW, Sloth Resuable Silicone Tea Infuser, Gray, Fun Gift for Tea Lovers, Clever Kitchen Gadget

This happy little sloth 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 Lid Set

eoocvt 3pcs Steam Ship Silicone Steamer Lid Food Covers Cute Design Steaming Pot Lids and Bowl Covers Keep Food Fresh, Pack of 3

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

Bee's Wrap Reusable Beeswax Food Wraps Made in the USA, Eco Friendly Beeswax Wraps for Food, Sustainable Food Storage Containers, Organic Cotton Food Wraps, Assorted 3 Pack (S, M, L), Honeycomb

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

Kitchen Seasoning Jar with Tray, Seasoning Shaker, Four Seasons Design, 4 in 1

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

Amazon Basics Silicone, Non-Stick, Food Safe Baking Mat, Pack of 2, New Beige/Gray, Rectangular, 16.5" x 11.6"

These non-stick silicone baking mats can make baking so much easier. The reusable mats eliminate the need for oil, cooking sprays, and parchment paper. They are oven-safe up to 480° and are safe to use with metal spatulas.


Pyramid Shaped Silicone Baking Mat

Top Pyramid Pan | 16 x 11 inches Large Red Pyramid / Raised Cone Shaped Healthy Silicone Mat for Cooking, Baking and Roasting | Superb Non-Stick Food Grade Silicone | Dishwasher Safe Series

This pyramid silicone cooking mat keeps 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

Bodum 12oz Pavina Double Wall High-Heat Borosilicate Glass, Set of 2, Clear

These beautiful double-walled insulated 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

Crock-Pot Electric Lunch Box, Portable Food Warmer for On-the-Go, 20-Ounce, Grey/Lime

This portable personal 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.


Dish Drying Mat

S&T INC. Dish Drying Mat, Highly Absorbent Microfiber Kitchen Counter Mat, Dish Drying Pad for Dishes, Utensils, Pots and Pans, Large 16" x 18", Charcoal

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

Orange Citrus Peelers

Orange Citrus Peelers, Cosmer Set of 15 Plastic Easy Slicer Cutter Peeler Remover Opener Kitchen Accessories Knife Cooking Tool Kitchen Gadget

These highly-rated, simple but effective, kitchen tools are a must-have in any kitchen that enjoys citrus like oranges, lemons, grapefruits, and limes. The 15-piece set of citrus peelers includes 3 different styles and is large enough to keep some for yourself and give extras to friends and family!


Sealable Bag Holder

Bag Well Sealable Bag Holder for Gallon Size Food Storage Bags

This sealable bag holding device is perfect for holding a bag wide open 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.


Garlic and Herb Chopper

Chef'n 102-752-011 GarlicZoom Garlic Chopper, Small Peeler (Large), Arugula

Use this popular garlic chopper to 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.


Meat Chopping Kitchen Multi-Tool

Meat Chopper, Hamburger Chopper, Premium Heat Resistant Masher and Smasher for Hamburger Meat, Ground Beef, Ground Turkey and More, Nylon Ground Beef Chopper Tool and Meat Fork, Mix Chopper-Red
This smartly designed kitchen multi-tool saves time and space 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

Joseph Joseph Twist Whisk 2-in-1 Balloon and Flat Whisk Silicone Coated Steel Wire, 11.5-Inch, Green

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

The Original Nessie Ladle by OTOTO - Soup Ladle, Cute Gifts, Funny Kitchen Gadgets, Loch Ness design, Cooking Gifts for Mom - Cute and Practical Kitchen Utensils - Unique Gifts for Women, Mothers Day

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

Zeroll 1012 Original Ice Cream Unique Liquid Filled Heat Conductive Handle Simple One Piece Aluminum Design Easy Release 24 Scoops per Gallon Made in USA, 3-Ounce, Silver

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.


Clip-On Silicone Colander

Gizmo Snap N Strain Pot & Pasta Strainer - Adjustable Silicone Clip On Strainer for Pots, Pans, & Bowls- Kitchen Gadgets, Noodle, Food, Gifts for Women, Green

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

Nish Salad Choppers Mezzaluna Choppers with Protective Cover Mincing Knives Vegetable Knife Mezzaluna Mincer Double Blade Stainless Steel for Home Kitchen & Restaurant

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

YouCopia TeaStand Tea Bag Organizer with Clear Removable Bins, Cabinet or Pantry Storage Caddy, 120-Bag

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

tug paper towel holder

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

OXO Good Grips POP Container - Airtight Food Storage - 2.8 Qt for Rice, Sugar and More

These stackable containers store food in an airtight environment. They are easy to open and close and see-through, making it easy to find 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 the kitchen).


Non-Skid Lazy Susans

Copco 255-0186 Non-Skid Pantry Cabinet Lazy Susan Turntable, 18-Inch, White/Gray - 2555-0186

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

Copco 2555-0188 Non-Skid 3-Tier Spice Pantry Kitchen Cabinet Organizer, 15-Inch, White/Gray

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

YouCopia WrapStand, Adjustable Kitchen Wrap, Foil and Bag Box Organizer for Kitchen Cabinet and Pantry Storage, White

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.


Pot & Pan Separators / Protectors

Felt Pan Separators, Set of 20 & 4 Different Sizes, Flower Glass Bowl Separators/Dish Separators Protectors/Pan Separator for Stacking and Protecting Glassware, Cookware and More

These pot protectors sets include different sizes to 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

Joseph Joseph Nest Lock Plastic BPA Free Food Storage Container Set with Lockable Airtight Leakproof Lids, 10-Piece, Multi-Color

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

From Crook to Cook: Platinum Recipes from Tha Boss Dogg's Kitchen (Snoop Dogg Cookbook, Celebrity Cookbook with Soul Food Recipes) (Snoop Dog x Chronicle Books)

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

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.


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Cool Kitchen Gifts

Cool Kitchen Gifts

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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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