Gift Edit 2023

The Best Kitchen Gifts at Uncommon Goods Under $50

updated Dec 7, 2023
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This feature is part of The Kitchn’s Gift Edit, our editor-curated collection of gift ideas. Need more inspiration? Check out all our guides here.

‘Tis (officially) the season to start shopping for holiday gifts. We’ve been curating the best kitchen gifts for everyone on your list, but if your list is getting long and you’re trying to keep to a budget, you’ve come to the right place. 

Uncommon Goods is one of our all-time favorite places to shop for gifts (and for ourselves, of course). This Brooklyn-based online retailer — known for its assortment of creative, unique finds — boasts dozens of fun kitchen gifts under $50 (although you’d never know it). Here, you’ll find a wide variety of unique, wallet-friendly finds for everyone on your list, including snackers, pizza enthusiasts, and cocktail connoisseurs alike. 

From a colorful, hand-painted tray to a tiny robot that stirs the sauce for you and beyond, read on for a few of our favorite kitchen gifts from Uncommon Goods for under $50 so you can make a dent in your holiday shopping list without doing some serious damage to your checking account.

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Uncommon Goods
$35.00

Lavish someone with this DIY espresso martini kit with infusions that make four different varieties: The Classic, The Cocoa, The Vanilla, and The Carda-Martini. All they need to add is vodka, ice, and a shaker for a luxury night in.

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

Help prevent group double-dipping by gifting this two-part bowl, one section for salsa or other dips, the other side for bread or chips. Everyone gets to dip and double dip individually to their delight.

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Uncommon Goods
$45.00

This Peanut Butter Sampler contains six jars of honey-roasted PB combos with add-ins like chocolate chips, pretzels, toffee, cherries, white chocolate, and more. Make someone's salty-sweet dreams come true.

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Uncommon Goods
$48.00

Popcorn perfection is within butter-fingered reach with these kernal-sifting bowls. A clever colander at the bottom separates the fluffy popped pieces from the tooth-breaking kernals, so your favorite popcorn eater can stay fully absorbed in their movies or shows.

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Uncommon Goods
$48.00

For the hot-head in your circle, this Make Your Own Hot Sauce Kit just might be the ultimate adventure. The kit includes dried whole peppers and powdered peppers, ground and whole spices, vinegar, bottles, labels, a funnel, recipe book, and most importantly, gloves. From there it's up to the user to decide where their sauces land on the Scoville scale.

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Uncommon Goods
$37.00

This culinary calendar opens a world of cuisines to the user. Each month focuses on a different country, with recipes and corresponding spice packets.

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

Why should baths and hot chocolate have all the fun? Plop one of these cocktail bombs into sparkling water (for a mocktail) or your favorite spirit for an instant celebration bevvy with sparkles.

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Uncommon Goods
$40.00

This groovy, hand-painted mountain tray is giving sunset-wine-in-a-Laurel-Canyon-bungalow-circa-1978. A bit specific, maybe, but it's got wide appeal and is super handy for all manner of situations.

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Uncommon Goods
$22.00

This cheery embroidered hand towel is dual purpose: It welcomes everyone who enters the kitchen and, since it's 100% cotton, it helps you clean up.

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Uncommon Goods
$16.00

For cat people only. A few sips into this cheery ceramic mug and you'll find a cute little kitty hiding inside. Meow.

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Uncommon Goods
$35.00

Cocktail connoisseurs will love this handy bamboo board, which allows them to quickly chop up garnishes like fruits and herbs, and rim glasses with salt, sugar, tajin, and more. For an extra-special personalized touch, customize the board with your loved one's name, their favorite phrase, or even a special date like a birthday or anniversary.

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Uncommon Goods
$38.00

These stemless wine glasses — which are printed with the full text of Maya Angelou’s famous “Phenomenal Woman” poem — are sure to make them raise a glass. They’re perfect for wine, yes, but are also just great for literally any other drink — coffee, juice, smoothies, you name it. Did we mention they’re dishwasher-safe, too?

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

This 90-minute online cooking class is led by chef Jannie Huang, who shares all the tips for chopping veggies uniformly for the perfect filling, and wrapping and folding each dough-wrapped pocket of goodness all before steaming and pan-frying them to perfection.

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Uncommon Goods
$40.00

Next time your friend is craving some pizza, encourage them to skip the takeout with this grilled personal pizza maker. Once the ingredients are gathered, assemble away and pop the pizza inside this mini oven on the grill (just be sure to leave the lid on). About 10 minutes later, you'll have a piping-hot personal pie that’s ready to eat.

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

Help them spice up their cooking with this hand-carved Himalayan salt plank that packs a subtle yet flavorful punch that’s far more complex than traditional table salt. As a bonus, this pink-hued plank can pull double duty as a beautiful serving platter.

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Uncommon Goods
$29.00

This ingenious microwavable pasta pot is excellent for busy-bodies, college students, and, well, just about anyone else who hates spending an extra 10-plus minutes boiling water for perfect al dente pasta. The lid also serves as a strainer, so there’s no need to even transfer the noods to a plate before digging in.

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

Check out this one-minute egg maker for all the breakfast enthusiasts in your life. Its compact ceramic construction is just as stylish as it is functional, and the vented lid makes cleanup a breeze (read: no splattering all over the microwave). Best of all, it’s dishwasher-safe.

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Uncommon Goods
$30.00

Inspired by Kenya’s majestic wildlife, these adorable animal snack bowls make the perfect addition to any holiday party — and we’re certain your giftee will love them as much as we do. Fun fact: Each of the four bowls is crafted from a single block of wood before being hand-painted by Kenyan artisans.

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Uncommon Goods
$25.00

Give them their very own sous chef this holiday season. Instead of having to constantly stir sauce with (seemingly) no end in sight, your giftee can reach for this automatic stirrer, which also comes complete with a timer. Simply place it in the pan, set the timer, et voilà.

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Uncommon Goods
$48.00

For a truly one-of-a-kind gift, opt for one of these glass pourers, which can hold up to 12 ounces of olive oil or vinegar. Made in Rhode Island by artist Jill Henrietta Davis, these pourers are hand-blown and available in three vibrant colorways. They're also chic enough to double as decor.