Guest Picks: 20 Gifts for Foodies Under $25
These budget-friendly finds for cooks make last-minute presents as easy as pie
Event planner by day, food enthusiast and blogger by night. I write the blog Channeling Contessa, where I share recipes, culinary inspiration, and cooking and lifestyle tips. You can check it out at www.channelingcontessa.com.
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Let's face it, holiday shopping can be super stressful. And I don't know about you, but I don't have a pile of cash conveniently stowed away to go out and buy whatever I want for all my family and friends. But truthfully, I think it's the most thoughtful gifts without the heftiest price tags that make the biggest impact. That's why I put together this gift guide featuring meaningful gifts for the cook or foodie in your family that are all $25 or less — yep, all of 'em. And you won't believe the goodies I discovered. — Clara from Channeling Contessa
Microplane Restaurant Rotary Grater - $19.95
Most cooks have microplanes, but not everyone has a rotary one specifically meant for grating Parmesan cheese. This kitchen gadget is such a necessity and would make a great gift for your dad who makes the best Bolognese.
Paper Bakeware, Bundt Pan - $12.95
Aren't these paper bundt pans darling? I always struggle with how to transport baked goods to parties or friends' homes, and these are a baker's dream.
Cheese Paper Bags - $12
Who even knew cheese bags were a thing? They make the perfect gift for your friend who loves cheese, naturally.
Oven Mitt, Bistro Stripe - $12
Oven mitts and potholders are the types of things you rarely buy for yourself, but they make much-appreciated gifts because they wear out so easily. I love this one with bistro stripes from West Elm.
Tekla Dish towel - $0.79
Folks, these dish towels cost 79 cents! But you know what's even cooler? They make the best napkins. Go ahead, buy a whole set.
Crème Brûlée Dish - $3.50
Crème brûlée dishes are perfect for your friend who makes the best homemade desserts but rarely splurges on him- or herself.
Highland Sugarworks Pure Organic Grade A Dark Amber Maple Syrup - $22.51
Quality maple syrup is pricey, but it's so wonderful to cook with. Any chef would appreciate this generous jug of organic grade A maple syrup.
Lemonade Bottles - $25
Get a glass lemonade bottle for the friend or family member that is always making homemade beverages in the summer. This would also double as a great bottle for serving Bloody Marys over a holiday brunch.
3-Tier Cupcake Stand, Pink - $20
This is for your friend who brings cupcakes to every party and can never have enough pink in her life.
Mason Jar Shaker Set - $16
How about some Mason jar salt and pepper shakers for your mom's breakfast nook when she makes scrambled eggs during the holidays?
Organic Maple Honey Caramel Spread - $20
Organic maple honey caramel spread is quite possibly the best hostess gift ever.
The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook - $19.75
Cookbooks make such phenomenal gifts. The Smitten Kitchen cookbook is a must for this holiday season.
Joy the Baker Cookbook: 100 Simple and Comforting Recipes - $12.38
Joy's cookbook is another must. It is filled with so many incredible recipes for baked goods, cakes and more.
Birch Bark Straws - $8
Birch bark straws are perfect for the entertainer and mixologist in your life. I love these.
Crewcut Square Pepperhot Appetizer Plate - $2.95
How fun is the orange color of these appetizer plates? They're such a great multiseasonal gift.
Cupp-A-Ccino - $2.95
I'm so in love with the name of these "Cupp-a-ccinos." Use them to serve up everything from frothy cappuccinos to hot soups in the winter. Pair them with a good book for the friend that loves to curl up during the colder months.
4-Piece Bento Serving Set - $15.80
This is quite possibly the best appetizer tray I've ever laid eyes on. Use the rectangular dish as a tray on its own, or use the three square dishes on the tray to bring together a set of dips or snacks. It's perfect for all the entertainers in your life.
Chalkboard Jam Pot - $18
A whole chalkboard wall in my home? I'm not sure I'm the biggest fan. But on a jam jar? Oh, this is too good. Get one for your friend with a gaggle of kids who would love to decorate the jar.