Your Affordable Holiday Gift Guide: 11 Kitchen Favorites

Your Affordable Holiday Gift Guide: Kitchen Favorites

Cooking is considered an art. If you know someone who loves to cook, they may have their favorite recipes, kitchen tools, and accessories to help make the process overall more efficient. As technology advances, there are more tools available for cooking than ever before.

If you’re looking for an affordable kitchen gift that will be used all year round, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at these 11-holiday gifts that are perfect for the cooking enthusiast in your life.

11 Affordable Kitchen-Inspired Gifts For Cooks

1. Homemade Baked Goods

Of course, everyone loves homemade baked goods around the holidays. It’s an affordable way to let people know you’re thinking of them and get everyone in the holiday spirit. If you have kids, get them involved in the baking fun too! Try our gingerbread people cookie recipe! It’s beyond delicious and perfect for the holidays.

don't break your diet gingerbread people cookies

Gingerbread People Cookies

Ingredients Needed:

  • 1 box of Don’t Break Your Diet Yellow Cake Mix
  • 2 teaspoons of ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon of cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon of nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon of allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon of ground cloves
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • 1/3 cup of vegetable or canola oil
  • 2 large eggs


Preheat the oven at 375°F. Mix well with an electric mixer or by hand with a wooden spoon or rubber spatula. Refrigerate dough for 2 hours. Roll to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with your gingerbread people cookie cutters and transfer to a parchment paper or unlined cookie sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges start to brown.

2. Recipe Book & Holder

There are so many recipe books out there now. For this gift, you will need to know how to customize the recipe book for the person you’re shopping for. If they are low-sugar, on a Keto diet, gluten-free, health-conscious, there is surely a cookbook for everyone.

When you find your cookbook, pick up a cookbook holder to go along with it. Then, all they have to do is open their cookbook to whatever recipe they are going to make, set it up on the holder, and cook away! 

Recipe Book Holder

This white, rustic cookbook holder is a cute gift and has page holders, perfect for paperback or hardcover cookbooks.

3. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls

Stainless steel mixing bowls

Is it just us or are we always running out of bowls when we cook!? Mixing bowls are a great gift for any cook. These stainless steel mixing bowls come as a 5-piece set and are BPA-free. Plus, they are corrosion resistant and you can keep them in your fridge if needed. Add to the gift by including a Loretta buttermilk pancake mix!

4. Herb Scissors

Herb scissors

If the person on your holiday list uses fresh herbs in their dishes often, these herb scissors are a great holiday gift idea. The scissors have 5 blades, making it convenient to chop fresh herbs, quickly. Add to the gift by picking up an organic herb growing kit!

5. Fridge Purifier

Fridge purifier and deodorizer

There are many different brands of fridge purifiers out there, all with the same goal. To eliminate odors, decompose chemicals, and purify your fridge. A technological breakthrough that works much better than the traditional baking soda methods. This fridge purifier is an affordable kitchen tool gift that will keep on giving – for about 10 years to be exact.

6. Personalized Cutting Board

Customized cutting board

If you’re looking for a gift this holiday season that is a bit more personal, a personalized cutting board might be perfect! Any cook uses cutting boards throughout the cooking process and a personalized cutting board is thoughtfully designed and sweet. This cutting board with a personalized last name and significant date is a great holiday gift idea.

7. Modern Spoon Rest

Spoon rest

Anyone who loves cooking uses a lot of spoons and/or spatulas throughout the process. This modern spoon rest is a great gift idea. Made of white marble and acacia wood, this kitchen accessory piece will look nice in any kitchen.

8. Clip-on Pan Strainer

Clip on pan Strainer

Talk about an efficient time-saver. Boiling noodles? Steaming veggies? All you have to do is clip this strainer accessory onto your pan and stain the water easily into the sink. It’s made of silicone, so heat is not an issue. Plus, it helps reduce spill hazards that you face with normal strainers.

9. Indoor Grill

Indoor grill

A staple in the home of everyone who gets all four seasons. We swear by indoor grills in Michigan during the fall or wintertime. If you’re buying holiday gifts for someone who loves to grill, this electric grill is a must-have. Add to the gift by purchasing Larry The Cable Guy spices that add savoriness to any grilled food – chicken, fish, burgers, you name it. Speaking of…

10. Larry The Cable Guy Spices

Steak, BBQ, chicken, oh my! Our Larry the Cable Guy spices are bursting with flavor and ready to be added to any entree to enjoy. They make the perfect gifts for the people on your list who love to cook and explore different flavors. Or maybe they just love Larry the Cable Guy – we get it! Order online now.

11. Holiday Oven Mitts

Holiday oven mitts

Get into the holiday spirit of giving with this cotton oven mitt set! It comes with two hand oven mitts, two non-slip rectangle oven mitts, a spatula, brush, and 4-holiday cookie cutter shapes. The perfect gift for anyone who loves to cook or bake, especially during the holiday season. If you want to add to the gift, pick up a Don’t Break Your Diet low-sugar cookie mix.

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