Here are 11 great gift ideas under 35 dollars for your kitchen, at home or work, and for your home. Many of these ideas are less than 25 dollars. These gifts are good for any occasion, most people and for home or work. Plus they are useful, practical and durable.
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Oct. 21, 2020 by Deborah Esplin
Great Gift Ideas For The Kitchen
Silicone Baking Mats
Silicone baking mats are great because they perform really well as a baking surface, you do not need to use oil and you do not use parchment paper which goes to waste and then to landfill. They provide even heat, are easy to wash and store and are very durable. You use them on top of your regular metal baking sheet.
These ones are from Culinary Couture, a set of three, in different sizes.
Or, you can buy one large baking mat.
Lazy Susan’s are so useful for storing in areas where the back of the cupboard is hard to reach. This one is 18 inches across but you can get them smaller. I love Lazy Susan’s in my cupboard because they save my knees and back.
Here is an 18-inch Lazy Susan.
Here is a 12-inch Lazy Susan.
Bamboo Cutting Boards
Bamboo is a sturdy, washable cutting surface that is gentle on your knives. Plus bamboo is lighter than wood so it is less heavy to manipulate the bigger boards. Bamboo cutting boards are easy to wash, maintain, and are very functional. They come in many sizes.
Bamboo cutting boards, set of 3 different sizes.
Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls
Stainless steel mixing bowls are durable, non-reactive with most foods, easy-to-clean, and light-weight. This is a set of six bowls of different sizes so they stack inside each other and take very little room in your cupboard. Stainless steel bowls are so practical and strong.
Stasher Silicone Bags
Stasher silicone stand-up bag with a large bottom. This bag is large enough to hold a large lunch or a lot of food. It is self-standing because of the wide bottom, it is leak-proof and it has a ziplock top. It is made of premium food-grade silicone by Stasher, a reputable company. These bags can be refrigerated, frozen, microwaved, and used for cooking as well as being able to be washed in the dishwasher. With silicone bags, you no longer use disposable plastic bags to store your food.
4-Slot Stand-Up Storage Racks
Storage racks are useful for storing large items horizontally. I use these to store baking sheets, cutting boards, and other large items that take a lot of space if they are stored flat and fall all over the place if they are stored standing up. This is a set of 2 racks made out of metal.
Wide-slot toasters are very useful for people that like to toast bagels, crumpets, English muffins, and other bread products that are wider than normal. If you know someone that likes all these pastries but doesn’t have a side-slot toaster at home or work, then this is a great gift idea. And they come in different colours.
Electric kettles are very useful and safe. They use less electricity than using your stovetop to heat a kettle or a pot. Plus if you get the kind of kettle that has a separate base so that you do not bring the electrical part to the sink to add water and that has an automatic shut-off, it is very safe. Electric kettles are very long-lasting. The one I have now is over twenty years old and still going like a young-un. YOu get very good value for your money, you use less power and they are very safe.
Coffee presses make excellent coffee, in my opinion, one of the best cups of coffee, because they allow all the flavours and oils of the coffee to be infused into the liquid. I’m not the only that says pressed coffee is excellent. There are many articles that explain why and here is one. In a filter system, some of the oils and flavours are caught by the filter and don’t make it to the coffee. Plus making coffee in a press is easy, fast and the clean-up is also easy.
Coffee grinders are nice because freshly ground coffee is amazing in taste. Nothing beats the taste of freshly ground coffee. Plus just the smell is equivalent to a cup of coffee. And coffee beans cost less than ground coffee.
I don’t grind all my coffee but when I want a nice cup, I use freshly ground coffee.
Great Gift Ideas For The Home
Multi-Function Plug Extender & Surge Protector
What is a multi-function plug extender and surge protector that plugs right into the wall socket? It is a plug extender with 3 spots for plugs, and 4 spots to charge using USB and it is a surge protector. Plus it has two slide-out slots, one on either side, to hold your phone while it is charging.
This gadget is so useful and practical. You can charge multiple things at the same time, have them held in place so they are not falling all over and know that they are protected against surges. This is one of my favourite things to have found recently and I could use one on every floor of the house.
These gift ideas under 35 dollars are good for any occasion and for most people. Check them out and let me know if you found anything that was useful or made a good gift.
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