11 Last-Minute Kitchen Gifts You Can Buy for Less Than $25
Behind on your holiday shopping? Don’t worry, we totally get it — and we’re here to help. We’ve rounded up our favorite gifts to please any cook without breaking the bank — and they can all be delivered by Christmas if you order soon. From quirky-cute ladles to elegant baking dishes, these affordable kitchen essentials are guaranteed to deliver big smiles.
1. The Ultimate Electric Wine Opener
Ideal for entertaining (or for cooking with wine), this electric bottle opener cuts foil in a snap and opens bottles in seconds. Plus, it’s designed to fit all sizes of bottles! Once the wine lover in your life has one of these, they’ll wonder what they ever did without it!
Buy: Oster Cordless Electric Wine Bottle Opener with Foil Cutter, $19.99, amazon.com
2. A Quirky Soup Spoon
Cute and convenient, this stand-up ladle ensures that you’ll never lose a spoon in a pot of soup or sauce again. The heat-resistant silicone allows the ladle to stand up to all kinds of heat, while the quirky design adds a whimsical touch to any kitchen.
Buy: OTOTO Nessie Ladle Spoon, $17, amazon.com
3. The Cutest Spoon Rest
Take it from us — a spoon rest is one of those super-useful items that most cooks forget to buy. The perfect small trinket to give as a hostess gift, this rustic-inspired spoon rest will add charm to their countertops while protecting it from mess.
Buy: Ceramic Spoon Rest for Stove Top, $10.97, amazon.com
4. A Speedy Egg Cooker
It’s egg-stremely simple to whip up a batch of boiled or poached eggs with this handy cooker (sorry, not sorry). With the Dash egg cooker, you can have a bowl of hard-boiled eggs ready to eat in less than 12 minutes — and you don’t even need to wait for water to boil! Every type of cook, from health-conscious snackers to hosts who love to feed a crowd, will appreciate the convenience of this small-but-mighty gadget.
Buy: DASH Rapid Egg Cooker, $19.99, amazon.com
5. Heavy Duty Oven Mitts
Oven mitts never go to waste, especially when they’re built to last. KitchenAid’s oven mitts are made of 100% heat resistant cotton with silicone grips for handling hot dishes, and they’re safe to toss in the washing machine when needed. Though available in a variety of colors, we love the red mitts for holiday gifting.
Buy: KitchenAid 2pk Asteroid Oven Mitts, $14.89, target.com
6. A Colorful Baking Set
Whisks, spatulas, and pastry brushes — oh my! This mini set is perfect for the home baker who loves decorating cupcakes, whipping up frostings, and basting with egg washes. Plus, it’s small enough to fit in any kitchen, including smaller apartments and dorm rooms.
Buy: Cuisinart MINI 4pc Silicone Baking Set, $9.99, target.com
7. An Elegant Olive Oil Dispenser
An olive oil dispenser is both beautiful and practical. The simple glass bottle looks more elegant than the bottle from the store and it’s easier to drizzle the oil without pouring too much. We love that this bottle comes with several spouts and caps to suit all your needs while preventing leakage.
Buy: Zulay Kitchen Olive Oil Dispenser Bottle, $16.49, target.com
8. A Chic Kitchen Scale
Every serious cook and baker will tell you the value of a kitchen scale — it’s the best way to get exact measurements, convert units, and increase proportions if cooking for a crowd. This scale comes in a trendy rose gold that will look great on any countertop.
Buy: Insten Digital Food Kitchen Scale, $16.99, target.com
9. A Kid-Friendly Cupcake Kit
Kids who love to help in the kitchen will adore this colorful cupcake set. It comes with everything they need to become a cupcake master, including silicone cups, a mixing bowl, baking tools, and a frosting piper. Don’t worry about adding stress for their parents — all of these items are dishwasher safe for easy clean-up!
Buy: Tasty Kits Cupcake Gadget Set, $16.44, walmart.com
10. Must-Have Measuring Spoons
Good measuring spoons are essential — and often tend to go missing over time. Make sure your favorite home cook has every teaspoon and tablespoon covered with this durable set that measures both liquids and dry ingredients.
Buy: Heavy Duty Stainless Steel Metal Measuring Spoons, $12.99, walmart.com
11. A Festive Baking Dish
You can’t go wrong with this holiday-centric baking dish. Reviewers love it for everything from cakes to casseroles, and some say they use it all year round.
Buy: Holiday Time Stoneware White Baker with Dots, $11.97, walmart.com