The complete & ultimate holiday gift guide that’s not just exceptional but also budget friendly, for the home cook/culinary lover/entertainer in your family!
It’s the favorite time of the year! I take Gifting very seriously! Be it for loved ones or kids, I never ever pick up any random gift just for the heck of it. Personally, I prefer gifts that are unique and not run of the mill types. I like it when people who come over compliment the quirky stuff they find around our house. Since I love receiving gifts that are different, useful, trendy and easy on the pocket, I use the same approach when gifting others. This list of gift ideas are well below 50$, some even below 25$. They make great stocking stuffers too since they are not too large to fit in. The gifts here can be gifted to home cooks,the culinary lover, someone who loves to host and/or the person whose cooking you admire. You know the best thing about these gift items? They are all available on Amazon and most of them are on Prime. This way, you can pick the gift of your choice from the comfort of your home, in your PJs and no one will ever know that you were a last-minute shopper! It’s our little secret! So are you ready to get all to the good stuff?
Presenting my hand-picked gift guide for 2018! Let’s get into it!
Flash Update – Amazon Giveaway details at the end of this post! Keep reading till the end.
1) Grill Kabob Set
Know someone who loves grilled food or is always in the patio grilling some mouth-watering kebab all through summer for guests? Then this gift is ideal for them. Trust me, they will love it and thank you immensely. For someone who enjoys grilling myself, this kebab set is God sent. It keeps the veggies in place and makes cooking on the grill extremely easy and hassle free.
2) Warming Ice Cream Scoop
This one is pure genius! Whoever came up with this, deserves an award! Gone are the days when you would need to dip the ice cream scoop in hot water before digging it into an ice cream container. This warming ice cream scoop does that job for you. I know now you want to keep one for yourself. Go ahead and order 2 of these! I am not judging.
3) Vidalia Chop Wizard
There are a zillion choppers in the market and I am guilty of owning more than a dozen of them. But I must say that this chopper stands out. I use this everyday in my kitchen. It evenly chops and comes in 2 sizes. Chops many veggies within minutes. What more does one want when cooking?
4) Cookie Dunker Pan
Another genius invention! I am sure that it was a dessert lover who conceived this. Now this is a great choice of gift for someone who loves to entertain. The crowd will go crazy when they serve these brownie spoons with toppings for dessert. Need another idea? How about serving these spoons in warm milk!
5) Grilled Sandwich Maker
We use this in India often. This single sandwich toaster is amazing. One can get creative with the stuffing and this toaster helps keep it intact. That is the sole reason to get this one for your sandwich lover friend or family member.
6) Instant Pot Accessories
I think by now, every other person owns an Instant Pot (Thanks to Black Friday deals) but what not many own are the accessories which makes cooking in this pot way more easy. These accessories just open up the possibilities to make different dishes in there. An ideal gift for any Instant Pot lover you know!
7) Microwave Pasta Cooker
This is one gadget I am kicking myself for not having yet! I make (healthy) pasta once a week and after reading about this pasta cooker, I really wish I get this for my kitchen. It makes cooking pasta so easy! Get this for your loved one, trust me. They need this, period!
8) Silicone Crushed Ice Tray
We all know of someone who loves to host parties and is great behind the bar! This gift is for them. No need to queue by the refrigerator for crushed ice. Instead, make a beeline to the bar to enjoy some wonderful holiday cocktails prepared by your host!
9) Granola Bar Press
This one is for the health conscious home cook in your life! If he/she is always making health bars for grab-n-go type of snacks then they will surely thank you profusely for this thoughtful gift. This kitchen gadget makes granola bar prep a super easy task.
10) Ceramic Serving Plates
Aren’t they pretty? Who wouldn’t love to see these when they open the gift wrap? There are great conversation starters at any party. Beautifully crafted, these ceramic plates are ideal for serving party food.
11) Butter Mill Grater
This one again is pure genius! Personally, I have ruined so many bread slices while trying to applying butter on them that is not easily spread. Either I have to microwave it for a couple of seconds or keep it at room temperature for a while and then its ready to use. But with this Butter grater, you need to do no such thing. It’s instant gratification! Don’t believe me? Try one for yourself then!
12) Singing Floating Pasta Timer
This one is a surprise package! Only when this floating timer is used will people know the true value of this gadget. If you know someone who is a pasta lover and is very particular about the way it’s cooked, then this gift is for that person. Bonus is the singing! Who doesn’t enjoy a little bit of music while cooking!
13) Smood Potato Masher
If you loved mashed potatoes, then quickly add this masher to your cart! It truly does the job so much better than the other mashers in the market. But then, you can use this to mash not just potatoes but any other veggie that you need to. The unique shape of this masher is what does the job effectively. Truly a must have kitchen item.
14) Nessi Colander Spoon
This gorgeous colander/spoon is so cute that it can easily become a statement piece in any kitchen. Use it as a ladle or a strainer, this colander spoon makes a very pretty gift.
15) Handmade Masala Box
I have this one and I love it! It’s a very handy box where one can store all the dry spices in one place. Only when I started blogging did I realize that not just Indians, everyone uses a variety of dry spices in everyday cooking. The see through cover makes it convenient to see all the spices, plus its easy to clean.
Hope you liked this gift guide that I put together to help you buy the perfect gift for that someone special in your life! I had a blast finding and putting together these great household items for this guide. Hope you do find something you love!
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I’m so thrilled to be sharing with you that we are hosting a Holiday Giveaway and one lucky winner is going to win a 100$ Amazon Gift card!
You can use this gift card to buy gifts for your loved ones this Holiday season.
Here’s what you have to do:
- Must be following us on Instagram (@cookilicious)
- Must live in the United States & be above 18 years of age
- Share this blog post on any 2 social media platforms and tag us
- Leave a comment on this blog post (maybe share what’s on your wish-list this holiday season)
The giveaway closes on December 30th 10.00 am EST. And the winner will be announced on December 31st on my Instagram stories!