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
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.
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.
Who even knew cheese bags were a thing? They make the perfect gift for your friend who loves cheese, naturally.
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.
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 dishes are perfect for your friend who makes the best homemade desserts but rarely splurges on him- or herself.
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.
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.
This is for your friend who brings cupcakes to every party and can never have enough pink in her life.
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 is quite possibly the best hostess gift ever.
Cookbooks make such phenomenal gifts. The Smitten Kitchen cookbook is a must for this holiday season.
Joy's cookbook is another must. It is filled with so many incredible recipes for baked goods, cakes and more.
Birch bark straws are perfect for the entertainer and mixologist in your life. I love these.
How fun is the orange color of these appetizer plates? They're such a great multiseasonal gift.
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.
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.
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.
Ideabook published on Dec. 13, 2012.
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