10 kitchen gifts under $20 that won’t get re-gifted this year

Dash Mini Waffle Make. Photo provided by Dash
Dash Mini Waffle Make. Photo provided by Dash /

These 10 kitchen gifts under $20 will be your must-have kitchen essentials.

Looking for some last-minute kitchen gifts under $20? Everyone has that must-have kitchen essentials list. Sometimes the best kitchen gadgets aren’t the most expensive, but they are the workhorse in the kitchen.

Since most people can’t splurge on those high-end culinary masterpieces, the cost effective, multi-purpose kitchen essentials make the best gifts. And, you won’t see that present re-wrapped and re-gifted.

Here are FoodSided’s recommendations for 10 kitchen gifts under $20.

Dash Mini Waffle Maker

Instead of frozen waffles, let everyone make their own custom mini waffles. The Dash Mini Waffle Maker heats up quickly and creates the perfect mini waffles. And, it is easy to customize each waffle with a single batter. From fruit to chocolate chips, it can be a waffle bar.

Lastly, you don’t have to make just waffles in a waffle maker. From pizza to even cinnamon rolls, you can waffle a lot of things.

Cravings by Chrissy Teigen 2pc Stovetop Set

While we all might not be Chrissy Teigen in the kitchen, we can have a few of her stylish kitchen essentials. This stovetop set will add a little golden flare to the kitchen. Plus, no one wants to put a dirty spoon on the counter.

Microplane grater

Even Ina Garten knows that you can never have too many of the Microplane graters. From garlic to nutmeg to even parmesan, this simple tool is a workhorse in the kitchen. With a variety of colorful handles, there is always a reason to buy another one.

Rachael Ray Tools & Gadgets Lazy Flexi Turner & Scraping Spoon Set

Have you ever lost a spoon in a pot while cooking? While these Rachel Ray tools have been around for a while, they are still a great buy. The little notch on the handle means that you can let it rest on the pot. No more lost spoon and no more dirty counters.

Rubbermaid Brilliance

Everyone needs a great storage solution and Rubbermaid Brilliance is that option. The glass containers balance form and function. From cooking to serving to storage, these Rubbermaid Brilliance containers can make any cook more efficient. Who knew that storage containers could be so exciting?


How many pairs of tongs do you have? If you don’t have a great pair of rubber tipped tongs, it is time to add those items to your holiday gift lift. While there are many uses, did you know that tongs are one of the best ways to juice a lemon. No additional kitchen gadget required.

Bench scraper

Even if you aren’t a baker, a bench scrapper can be a lifeline in the kitchen. From easily picking up all those chopped vegetables to cleaning the prep surface, a bench scraper might be used more than you realize.


The versatility that a Silpat offers makes it a kitchen must have. While prices do vary, adding a Silpat to the kitchen gifts list is a must. From saving cookies to creating chocolate décor, there are so many uses for this kitchen essential.

OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer

Avocados have become a food staple and the OXO Good Grips 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer is a must. Since avocado cutting injuries are a major problem, this kitchen tool makes prepping avocados easy. From guacamole to avocado toast to everything in between, it is a must for any home kitchen.

Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Silicone Scrubber

With cleanliness on everyone’s mind, the Kuhn Rikon Stay Clean Silicone Scrubber is a kitchen essential. Made from silicone is is safe to use on dishes, kitchen surfaces and non-stick cookware. Since the sponge dries quickly, it won’t harbor bacteria. With many colors, you could buy a couple and maybe it will encourage the whole family to do some dishes.

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These kitchen gifts are just a few of the many options for holiday gifts. Why not give a holiday gift that will get used this year. Sometimes the best kitchen gifts are the most useful.

What recommendations do you have for some great kitchen gifts?