15 Terrific Kitchen Gifts Under $25

updated Sep 15, 2021
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Enticing yet budget-friendly kitchen gifts, we’re coming for you! Beloved friends and family members who would enjoy a cool gift for their kitchen — we’re also coming for you! In fact, we’ll combine those two things into one and just say we have 15 affordable kitchen gift ideas for friends and family who like kitchen gifts.

From suede potholders to Weck jars and walnut slotted fish spatulas, here are the things we’d gift if we only had $25 (or less!) to spend.

  1. Hario Copper Coffee Spoon, $16 from Kaufmann Mercantile: The best part of waking up may be the actual coffee itself, but this fancy scoop doesn’t hurt.
  2. Square Suede Potholder, $18.50 from March: Did you know that suede makes an excellent potholder? It protects your hands while remaining flexible enough to wrap around a dish. This one from March is even machine-washable. (We especially love that gorgeous cobalt color!)
  3. Berard Olivewood Cook’s Spoon, $16.95 – $17.95 from Sur la Table: A wooden spoon will always be welcome in any cook’s kitchen. We like the smooth, hard finish and long handle of these Berard spoons — just right for stirring a big pot of soup.
  4. Geometric Wood Fridge Magnets, $21/set of 3 from Butternut Brooklyn: Forget kitschy fridge magnets! These geo magnets are handcrafted and made to order, so no two are alike.
  5. Bormioli Rocco Aquaria Bedside Carafe with Tumbler, $15 from Amazon: In her post on the 10 little things she does for her houseguests, Faith recommends putting a water carafe and glass next to your guest’s bed. “It’s a tiny touch,” she writes, “but one that always feels super grownup and classy.” It also makes a nice gift, particularly this 2-in-1 carafe and tumbler set.
  6. Gold Paper Towel Holder, $19.95 from CB2: Why are so many paper towel holders so ho-hum? Not so with this gold version from CB2. Paper towels deserve to feel glam, too, you know.
  7. Lodge Cast Iron Melting Pot, $12 from Amazon: We sing the praises of the little pot! It’s good for so many things. And while we love this little enameled pot, Lodge’s cast iron pot is such a steal.
  8. French Kitchen Marble Butter Keeper, $19.95 from Crate & Barrel: No more cold, hard butter. Butter keepers keep butter soft and spreadable at room temperature — and without spoiling.
  9. Gold Tip Spout Apothecary Dispenser, $25 from Haven: We’ve said it before: this is everyone’s favorite dish soap dispenser. It’s pretty, it’s reusable, it’s functional, and basically so much better than a plastic bottle.
  10. Dexter-Russell Walnut Slotted Fish Turner, $22 from Amazon: A fish spatula can be used for so many other things than just turning fish. We love it because the metal blade is thin, flexible, angled, and sharp. It basically outperforms our regular spatula on most spatula-specific tasks!
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  1. 12.5-ounce Weck Jar Set, $18/set of 4 from Terrain: Has anyone ever said, “Grr! I have too many pretty Weck jars in my kitchen!” If so, they’re probably the only one out there. But for every other cook, Weck jars of any size are a sure gift win.
  2. Ozeri Touch Professional Digital Kitchen Scale, $19.95 on Amazon: A kitchen scale that doesn’t sacrifice style for function. It’s accurate and reliable, yes, but unlike its counterparts, it’s made of tempered glass and has a smooth, reflective black surface. It’s also really thin, which makes it easy to store in a drawer.
  3. Bee House Salt Box, $20 on Amazon: This little salt container has always been a favorite. We love the ceramic and wood combination, and all the fun colors.
  4. Wood Mortar and Pestle, $25 from Somewhere: A beautiful mortar and pestle that’s begging for a spot on the countertop. Unlike most of the olive wood mortar and pestles you see, this version is made from Guayacan wood, which is very hard and long-lasting.
  5. Vanilla Bean Paste, $14.95 from King Arthur Flour: A bottle of this stuff can take baked goods into the next dimension. Totally worth it.