20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – 2016 Guide

It’s here!  The best gift guide for foodies and cooks for under $20!  As I do every year, I’m presenting a few of my favorite things . . . 20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 GuideI’ve hand picked some really cool and super fun gifts for your foodie and cooking friends and family this year. I’m sure they’ll all be a hit (I either have them or want them!), and they’re all less than $20!

As always, I’m featuring a handful of things from UncommonGoods, among other places.  UncommonGoods never disappoints when it comes to cool, unique items.  So I am thrilled they’ve sponsored me again this year to include them in my gift guide.

While I’m sharing cooking and foodie related things below, UncommonGoods also offers other fabulous finds in their Christmas gifts collection here and here.  And my son found some great things for my husband — he told me they have really awesome “dad stuff.” 🙂  There are examples here and here

UncommonGoods aims to feature unique designs and handcrafted gifts that are created with thoughtfulness about the environment and without harm to animals or people.  Their mission is to support and offer artists and designers a place to share and sell their craft.  They also have a Better to Give Program, which allows one to select a non-profit organization to receive a $1 donation from them at checkout. They have donated over $1,000,000 since it was created in 2001.  Gotta love that!

There’s something here for everyone from the novice cook to those who are more experienced in the kitchen — and those who are just into food.

Let’s get shopping, shall we?

1. Dessert and Baking Salts from UncommonGoods$19
This gift box of uniquely spiced salts kicks your favorite desserts up a notch.

20-Cool-Gifts-For-Foodies-&-Cooks-For-under-$20–The-2016-Guide - baking salts2. Stackable Mason Jar Measuring Cups from UncommonGoods — $14.95
This is such a stylish addition to your kitchen accoutrements.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - ceramic mason jar measuring cups3. Himalayan Salt Vertical Chicken Roaster from World Market — $19.99
A roasting cone that cooks chicken from the inside out while imparting amazing flavor.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - himalayan salt for cooking chicken4. Hickory Smoked Honey from UncommonGoods — $16
Drizzle this over dishes to add a smoky sweetness that’s over-the-top delicious!
20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - hickory smoked honey5. Cooking Techniques with Olive Oil from Amazon — $9.75
By Mary Platis & Laura Bashar, this is one of my favorite books! You’ll be cooking with olive oil in ways you would have never thought possible!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - olive oil cookbook6. Clongs from Dreamfarm — $19.95
Clongs are click-lock tongs that open with the push of a click-button, & they have a clever bend in their handle to sit them up off the counter, which can also be used to rest them on the edge of your pan.  Brilliant!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - dreamfarm7. Gourmet Grilled Sandwich Basket from UncommonGoods — $14.99
Grilled sandwiches with melting cheese! Yes please! Grilling is foolproof with this basket, & it’s perfect for campfires & barbecues alike.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - sandwich griller8. Spice Spoons from ZanibasAttic on Etsy — $8.99
A sweet, unique set of 3 tribal inspired spice spoons are perfect to serve your favorite spices by hand.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - spice spoons9. Gloriosa Spoon Rest from Anthropologie — $10
What a gorgeous functional piece of art for the kitchen!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - ceramic spoon rest10. Pizza Grow Kit from UncommonGoods— $12
A box full of heirloom seed packets that sprout fresh toppings for an awesome vegetarian pizza. Fun!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - grow your own pizza

11. Limited Edition: Baking Flavors from Raw Spice Bar— $11 to 17
German Gingerbread, Unpumpkin Pie Spice & Peppercorn Chai — a trio of delicious spices perfect for fall & winter recipes.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - spices12. Natural Bamboo Skeweres (20) from Pepper Project – $2.50
Food safe certified, these unique, pretty skewers are 8-inches long & ideal for fruit, poultry or meat or fish.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - bamboo skewers13. Tree Ring Serving Board from Uncommon Goods — $19.95
A beautiful, distinctive serving board made with end grain sections of Robinia wood. It’s so lovely for cheese, fruit, or small appetizers.20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide -- cutting board14. Supoon from Dreamfarm — $11.95
The most amazing spoon ever — it scrapes pans & bowls clean, it has a deep scooping head, it measures teaspoons & tablespoons, & its clever handle design is like having a built-in spoon rest so it can sit up off the counter.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - dreamfarm15. Gianni’s Find Foods Vinegars — $12 to $20 ea.
From sweet to savory, barrel-aged vinegars are blended with brilliant flavors to create one-of-a-kind vinaigrettes & marinades.  They’re divine tossed in salads, with steak, or drizzled over ice cream!  Chipotle-Garlic Balsamic & Strawberry-Blood Orange White Balsamic are just a couple examples.20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - Giannis vinegars and dressings16. Heat Conducting Scoop from UncommonGoods— $19.99
This scoop is the best for ice cream!  Even if ice cream is frozen solid, serving with this will make it totally effortless.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - heat conducting ice cream scoop17. Edible Dark Chocolate Candles (3) from The Grommet$11.95
Make a wish, blow out, and then eat these edible super delicious chocolate candles!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - edible chocolate candles18. Gilded Cornet Cake Server from Anthropologie — $14
Your baking friends will love this when serving their newest cake at a party!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide -- cake server19. Garlic Grater and Oil Dipping Dish from UncommonGoods — $15
A beautiful ceramic dish highlighted by a rough center for grating fresh garlic.  Top with your favorite olive oil and serve with bread.

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - Garlic & Oil Ceramic Dish20. Kampot Pepper Grinder from Pepper Project — $8.95 ea.
Anyone who cooks will adore Kampot pepper!  (You can read about it here.)  And it’s now available in these awesome, refillable grinders!

20 Cool Gifts For Foodies & Cooks For Under $20 – The 2016 Guide - kampot pepperHappy Shopping!

Please note that the prices for all of the above items are current as of November 22, 2016, and will likely change over time.

Need even more less than $20 ideas for the foodies and cooks in your life?
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20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2013
20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2012

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Comments

  1. says

    What I love about your compilation, Valentina, is that it’s really for me! The only gifts we give any longer our gifts to charity, so when I see a list like yours, I simply say, “to me, from me, love me!” And then I proceed to buy several things on your list… The stackable measuring cups and the vertical Himalayan salt chicken roaster are my two faves! I spent a good 25 minutes in the houseware section of Anthropologie the other day with Mark. Even he liked a lot of the fun kitchen items they have, but I don’t remember seeing that beautiful spoon rest! I guess I need to go back…

    • valentina says

      Yes, I always admire your Anthropologie things I see on your site! How lovely that you give to charities instead of giving each other gifts. That’s a gift. 🙂

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