Gift Edit 2023

The Perfect $20 Gift for the Ramen Lover in Your Life

published Dec 8, 2023
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Overhead view of garlic noodles in a pink bowl, being pulled out by red chopsticks.
Credit: Photo: Alex Lepe ; Food Stylist: James Park

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There’s nothing more satisfying than a warm, comforting bowl of noodles. Those instant, under-$1 packs may have a reputation for being cheap and easy, but they have a lot going for them, especially when there are so many ways to jazz them up. Of course, there are tons of higher-end, restaurant-quality ramen options out there, too — and you could even

make the noodles yourself

Needless to say, you definitely have a ramen lover in your life, whether it’s a college student on a budget or someone that simply loves quick, convenient meals (and really, who doesn’t?). In either case, I found the perfect budget-friendly gift that’ll complement their go-to meal: Urban Outfitters’ adorable Noodle Bowl Set, which is on sale for only $20. Read on for why it’ll be a total hit this holiday season.

What is the Noodle Bowl Set?

This bowl will likely become your giftee’s most-used dish in their kitchen, not least of all because of how gorgeous it is to look at. A cute dish will instantly make anything they’re eating feel a little fancier, and each of the three options has style in spades — and you’ll definitely find one suits their personality. There’s a dainty pink-themed set, which comes with a floral bowl and a bow-shaped chopstick holder (which is right on trend right now), as well as a multicolored striped bowl with a cowboy boot holder. Last but not least, you can opt for black-and-white checkered bowl with a holder shaped like a fried egg (!). Each bowl has cutouts to hold the included chopsticks, too, so they’ll have everything they could ever need for ramen night.

Credit: Urban Outfitters

What Urban Outfitters Reviewers are Saying

Average Rating: 5/5

“I got the pink one and it is soooo cute. I love collecting bowls and dishes, and glad I added this to my collection. Love the color and flower patterns.” — moowoo

“It’s so cute I gave it as a gift and they loved it.” — nayelo

“So cute and nice size ordered black too.” — casper23

One of these fun sets will be a major upgrade from whatever your giftee’s using now for their noodles. It’ll make their everyday meal feel that much more special, so you truly can’t beat the $20 price tag. Make sure to snag it while it’s still marked down — and don’t forget, if you’re buying it as a Christmas gift, place your order by Dec. 18 so it arrives on time!

Buy: Noodle Bowl Set, $20 (normally $29)