If you’re looking for excellent and affordable kitchen gifts, we’ve been looking to help you tick a few foodies off your holiday list. From playful table decorations to more functional finds, a great gift for someone who cooks — or eats — needn’t send your holiday spending into a spiral. In an effort to stretch your coins but still deliver a swoon-worthy gift or stocking stuffer, we’ve rounded up 19 great kitchen gifts for under $25. (And if you’re looking to splurge a little more, check out our picks for the nine great kitchen products that are worth the extra money.)
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This device pumps air from an open wine bottle through a rubber stopper to keep those chiantis and chards fresher for longer.
If you’re looking for the splurge version, Coravin makes wine preservation systems that repressurize a bottle with gas, keeping it good to drink for months.
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If someone handed me this set of retro barware and a good bottle of sipping rum or bourbon, I’d be a happy camper.
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This mini hardwood bar board and knife set is the ideal size for slicing citrus fruits and other small fruits for cocktails. The set comes with two Henckels blades, one designed for slicing and the other for intricate cuts in case you’re feeling fancy.
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Sharpening kitchen knives is something most of us home cooks don’t do, but we definitely should. This CNET-tested and approved countertop sharpener is easier to master than hand sharpening steel and costs less than $10 on Amazon.
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An art book is nice for the coffee table, but these Mondrian-inspired coasters are much more practical.
If you make a teaspoon of dirt every morning to mix your iced coffee and then stick a straw in it to drink it, this nifty gadget does both and saves you a wash. Buy the small version for $15 or a larger Whiskey for $19.
Those who want to channel their inner Don Draper or Jack Donaghy simply cannot pour whiskey from the bottle like a pagan. This 10-ounce decanter holds your best liquors with a touch of old-world style.
These mini versions of Le Creuset’s iconic casserole won’t fit a braised lamb shank, but they will fit the mint jelly or a side of au jus on the side. And very charming, I might add.
Sometimes the best design is the simplest. This cheeky porcelain butter dish lets you know exactly what’s in it and what you can do with it.
You can store anything in these rustic linen baskets — craft supplies, plants, fruit — but they make a perfect place on the dining room table for bread or crackers.
Most store-bought barbecue sauces are a bit one-dimensional. Bachan’s Japanese sauce has layers of flavor that come from umami-rich fish sauce, ginger, and sesame. It is an excellent topper for dumplings, fish, chicken and rice. It is also an excellent stocking stuffer for anyone who enjoys tasty things.
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This cheeky cookbook may seem like a joke, but there are real recipes in this new Seinfeld compendium. Each recipe takes the reader and aspiring chef back in time with quotes, scenes and anecdotes from the beloved sitcom that inspired them.
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Ask anyone from Brooklyn, this is how you actually pronounce these basic spices.
No one is stronger than Thanos in the Marvel Universe. That extra muscle comes in handy when opening annoying beer and soda bottles. Plus, you’re sure to earn some chuckles with this unique supervillain-inspired wand tool.
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OK, it’s not really edible, but it’s the perfect stocking stuffer for any egghead on your list.
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If you don’t have a jar of chili chips in your pantry, sorry, but you’re doing it wrong. It’s by far my biggest obsession with new spices, and I’m not alone. Chili crisp is a crunchy, slightly spicy, sweet umami bomb that adds an incredible dimension of flavor to whole foods, including eggs, chicken, fish, veggies and more.
Dreamfarm makes some very useful kitchen tools such as the Chopula and Supoon. None are more convenient than the Clongs, which look like tongs but have a built-in spoon rest so they don’t mess up the counter. It’s a small design upgrade, but one the kitchen warrior on your list will appreciate.
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This strainer, which clips onto the side of your pasta pot, sits firmly in the “why didn’t I think of this?” category. If you’re looking to drop more cash, the Perfect Pot (from the Always Pan folks) also has a handy strainer lid, weighs less than 5 pounds, and is an all-around solid pan, if not a little overpriced.
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This is one of those gifts that will be hard not to keep to yourself once it arrives. Maybe buy two, just in case? We tested these and the skull cubes come out perfectly defined, just the way we like them.
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Home bakers can use this adjustable rolling pin to create perfectly even dough for practically perfect cookies, biscuits and pastries.
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