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 if you wanted to go the extra mile. Regardless of which kind you opt for, the versatile dish’s widespread popularity is totally earned.

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)