Standout Kitchen Gifts for $100 and Under

Make the most of your budget with these holiday gifts.
By Mary Claire Lagroue
November 21, 2020

With up to $100 to spend, you can find scores of kitchen gadgets, ceramic cookware, and entertaining essentials online. Your search, however, ends here. We're bringing you well-made, top-rated gifts with all kinds of home cooks in mind — the bakers, the beginners, the entertainers, and those who prefer Grandma's recipe books to all the rest.

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Perfect for anyone who's short on kitchen space, this bamboo tapas and cheese board swivels open to reveal four ceramic serving bowls and a drawer with three cheese knives. 

Buy it: Compact Swivel Cheese and Tapas Board, $85;

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A personalized bamboo cutting board, laser-engraved with a handed-down recipe, has all the value of an heirloom.

Buy it: Bamboo Cutting Board with Laser Engraved Recipe, $40;

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Brunch will never be the same with this easy-to-use Stuffed Waffle Iron from Wonderffle. 

Buy it: Stuffed Waffle Iron, $69;

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Bake pillowy pita bread and pizza with crispy crust on this clay pizza stone, available in two sizes. It weighs less than other pizza stones, tolerates high temperatures, and can even go in the dishwasher. 

Buy it: Emile Henry Pizza Stone, $50;

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Named "Most Attractive" in our list of The 9 Best Pour-Over Coffee Makers, this gorgeous pour-over looks like a carafe, with a spout and wooden handle for easy pouring. Made of durable Borosilicate glass, it won't retain coffee odor or chemical residue.

Buy it: CHEMEX Pour-Over Glass Coffeemaker, $45;

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Bakers will delight in these vintage-inspired ceramic pie dishes, adorned with scalloped, fluted, and beaded rims.

Buy it: Williams Sonoma Stoneware Pie Dish, Set of 3, $70;

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This classic wicker picnic basket comes with utensils, plates, and wine glasses for two. Even if it stays in storage till the weather warms up again, your gift recipient will have plenty of outdoor meals to look forward to with this sturdy, stylish basket.

Buy it: Picnic Time Piccadilly Willow Picnic Basket for Two, $86;

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Available in antique gold and blackened bronze finishes this stylish glass tray from Pottery Barn will elevate any home bar.

Buy it: Bleecker Glass Bar Tray, $79;

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Or, stock their bar with a set of four elegant glasses for their cocktail of choice, whether it's a highball, double old-fashioned, or coupe-worthy sidecar.

Buy it: Crafthouse Cocktail Glasses, Set of 4, $58;

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With space to jot down 80 recipes and paste in photos, My Family Cookbook will become their favorite DIY project and, no doubt, a family treasure.

Buy it: My Family Cookbook, $29;

Related: 20 Best New Cookbooks to Gift in 2020

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This indoor herb garden works like a coffee pod machine, using biodegradable pods for growing more than 50 kinds of herbs, veggies, and fruit. Plus, its LED light ensures that plants will sprout up even in kitchens that don't get much sun.

Buy it: Click and Grow Smart Garden 3 Indoor Herb Garden, $100;

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Whimsical flowers decorate this stackable stoneware tea set from Anthropologie, which includes a teapot and two teacups. 

Buy it: Mason Tea For Two Set, $38;

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Le Creuset's Heritage Stoneware Deep Covered Baker will become a kitchen mainstay for baking creamy casseroles, roasting a whole chicken to juicy perfection, and more. Choose from eight colors.

Buy it: Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Deep Covered Baker, $100;

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Anyone who loves Lodge's cast-iron skillet will find their newest obsession in this 15-inch, double-handle pan, made of seasoned carbon. Though made for paella, it's also an excellent size for a big breakfast over a campfire or grill (as well as cooking indoors, of course).

Buy it: Lodge 15-Inch Seasoned Carbon Steel Paella Pan, $59;

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This handsome whiskey decanter makes a great gift on its own, but it's worth noting that West Elm designed it to stack on top of its matching double old-fashioned glasses ($12; with small spaces in mind.

Buy it: Parallels Whiskey Decanter, $60;

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