10 Inexpensive Gifts for Home Cooks

The holidays are just around the corner and shopping for everyone in your life can be stressful, not to mention expensive. To make things easier, I put together this guide showing you 10 creative and inexpensive gifts for home cooks.

They are all under $20 without compromising on quality, and I own many of these products myself.

Since they are so inexpensive, they also make great stocking stuffers or office party gifts.

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Overhead shot of red tin wrapped in a bow with a small wooden spoon tucked into the bow

The List


Heat-resistant silicone gloves. If you know someone who loves to cook, these gloves will change his/her life. They are super comfortable, easy to wash, and really protect you from the heat. They are also virtually indestructible; I’ve had mine for around 4 years, and they still look brand new.
Silicone baking mat. These baking mats are the perfect gift for anyone who loves to bake. They also make great inexpensive gifts for home cooks who are worried about using too many paper products and want to replace parchment paper with something reusable. I love mine and use them almost every day.
Vegetable brush. I know that this sounds like a really basic gift, but it made my life so much easier in the kitchen. It cut the time that I spend cleaning potatoes and carrots drastically, so much so that now I don’t complain about it (I’m a complainer when it comes to cleaning, so this is a big deal).
A good set of measuring spoons. A stainless steel set will last forever, and it’s dishwasher safe. This particular set also let’s you choose how many measuring spoons you want, which is pretty cool.
Victorinox stainless steel peeler and paring knife. Victorinox are the makers of the original Swiss Army Knife, and they bring the same passion for quality to all of their products. This set is an absolute steal for the quality that you are getting, and it will make whomever you give it to VERY happy.
Nesting measuring beaker set. This set is not only super cute but also useful. The funnel shape of the containers makes pouring liquids a breeze, and the beakers are dishwasher safe!
Microplane grater. Zesting citrus will get a lot easier with this American-made microplane grater. I have one, and I absolutely love it!
Ottolenghi Simple: A Cookbook. When I saw that best-selling chef Yotam Ottolenghi’s latest cookbook was less than $20, I couldn’t believe it! In “Simple,” Ottelenghi has compiled fast, easy recipes packed with Middle Eastern flavors. Don’t miss out on this great deal!
Classic wood rolling pin. A good rolling pin is a necessity for anyone who loves to bake or make pizza. A good-quality one like this one will also last you a lifetime, so it’s a great investment.
Digital Meat Thermometer. This thermometer will make everyone on your list happy! Meat lovers will be thrilled at the prospect of never overcooking their steaks again, and bakers won’t have to worry about burning caramel anymore. And it’s such a great deal!

Look for more gift guides like this inexpensive gifts for home cooks in the following weeks!

UPDATE: As of 12/17/2018, Ottolenghi’s book has gone up in price to $20.87. It’s still a bargain if you ask me! πŸ™‚

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