Looking for a few holiday gift ideas that aren’t a fortune?! Here are some of my favorite affordable kitchen gadgets. I find myself them using all the time and they make prep time much faster and more fun! Happy last minute shopping 😀
1. Handheld Mandelion Slicer $14.99 Amazon Prime
Making veggie chips has never been faster, easier or come out better! Whether it be apple, sweet potato, or beet chips, this tool is worth every dollar! This bad boy also saves a load of time when it comes to slicing veggies for stir-fries, salads, and other food preps.
2. Garlic Press $19.97 Amazon Prime
Minced garlic seems to be in almost every recipe and it can be a time consuming prep! So do yourself a favor and save that 3 minutes of peeling and mincing multiple times a week by getting your hands on one of these babies. Simply throw in the garlic clove (skin and ALL!) and press away.
3. Handheld Fine Mesh Strainer $12.99 Amazon Prime (set of 3)
This one seems so silly and maybe a little lame as a gift for someone else (unless you fill the baskets with something fun;)), but I swear it is a mess and time saver! I love using these for rinsing grains like quinoa (which otherwise can be a pain), fresh fruits and veggies, canned beans, etc.
4. Lemon & Lime Press Combo $12.99 Amazon Prime
This little jewel juices the heck out of your citrus fruits while capturing all the seeds. Can I get an AMEN?!
5. Salad Spinner $16.94 Amazon Prime
If you wash a lot of greens, this kitchen gadget is a must-have. Not only will it save you time as you try to delicately get all the water off your washed greens, but it is also a favorite for kids to use and a great way to get them involved with cooking.
6. Stainless Steel Vegetable Peeler and Seed Scoop $7.00 Kaufmann Mercantile
This is my favorite peeler for butternut squash because it does a fabulous job peeling away the hard exterior and scooping out the seeds (use the rounded handle for scooping). Genius!
7. Electric Kettle $19.99 Amazon Prime
I have to admit, I don’t own one of these but it will definitely be on my list when I have more counter space! Being a big tea drinker, I have lusted over this quick boil wonder since I visited my sister in Ireland years ago.
8. Herb Stripper $3.98 Amazon
Maybe not the most thrilling of gifts, but certainly a handy one (see what I did there ;)).
9. Nessie Soup Ladles $14.99 (set of 3)
Because these were just too cute and fun to pass up…
10. Cutting Board with Storage Containers (cough) $34.99 Amazon Prime
Ok, I lied, this one goes way over the $20 budget, but it seemed pretty ja-mazing so I couldn’t help myself from throwing it in as #10! I feel like I am constantly wishing for a larger cutting board when I’m prepping for dinner and “by George,” this might be the solution.
Happy Holiday Gift Shopping! Chris