These days it’s getting harder and harder to find inexpensive gifts that you aren’t embarrassed to give, but here’s help! Check out these ideas for pleasing your recipient without breaking your budget.
While it’s the thought that counts most, it’s extra special when you find something you know your friend or loved will will enjoy having. That can become a real challenge when you have a long list to buy for and not a lot to spend.
Hopefully this list of great gifts for cooks under $20 will trigger some ideas … or even better, maybe you’ll find just what you’re looking for!
Over-the-Sink Collapsible Colander
Besides being incredibly handy because it fits over the sink, it’s convenient to store because it collapses. This is a great replacement for the old style bulky colanders, and it’s especially useful for anyone who likes to cook fresh.
Showvigor Olive Oil Sprayer
This popular bestseller is great for spraying or basting anything with a fine mist and even coating. It helps you eat healthier, and it’s much kinder to the environment than aerosol sprayers.
5 Pcs Mini Measuring Spoons Set
Both new and experienced cooks will enjoy these unique measuring spoons because they take all the guesswork out of recipes. The set includes a tad 1/4 tsp., dash 1/8 tsp., pinch 1/16 tsp., smidgen 1/32 tsp., and drop 1/64 tsp. These are so inexpensive you could even tie them in the bow of a bigger gift.
Stainless Steel Grill Clips – Set of 4
Here’s a great and easy idea for grilling asparagus, zucchini, green onions, and other veggie strips. Even better, these Stainless Steel Grill Clips are priced so low they’ll make for terrific stocking stuffers.
Spill Stopper Pot/Pan Lid
Despite our best intentions, distractions happen. The phone rings, the dryer keeps buzzing for you to come get the clothes out, your five-year-old interrupts with the latest sibling drama, on and on. That one instant when a pot boils over takes you forever to scrub up the mess. But no more! Save all that wasted cleanup time with this spill stopper (and spare the annoyance of it too).
Stainless Steel Cookie Sheet Pan
You know that old rusted cookie sheet pan you have that you hate? Every cook has one. Even those who have the finest small kitchen appliances often neglect the basics. Sometimes the biggest thrill comes from the simplest thing … like a bright, shiny new stainless steel cookie sheet pan that isn’t rusted, scratched or dented!
In this case, less is more! It takes up very little space in your kitchen drawer or dishwasher, and it’s perfect for zesting or grating a little of this or that for your recipe. For busy cooks this is useful when a large grater isn’t needed, or when the big one is already dirty and they don’t want to have to stop and wash it! You also have a nice choice of over 20 different colors.
Silicone Utensil Set
Cooks love silicone utensils because they are non-stick, resistant to heat, stains, and odors, and dishwasher safe. This nice 10-piece set includes a brush, whisk, ladel, spoons, spatulas, and tongs, all in dazzling colors that will brighten up the kitchen.
Amco Rub Away Bar
You don’t even have to be an avid cook to love this. Just rubbing the bar removes all sorts of unpleasant odors from your hands, including fish, garlic and onions. The only problem is that it’s so popular it sometimes sells out, so for gifting you need to order early.
3 Tier Oven Rack
Here’s a time saver for your favorite cook. This 3-in-1 Baking Rack expands oven space to speed up cooking time. It’s great for holiday cooking or any time you’re baking in batches, and when you’re done it folds flat for storage.
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