Under $50 Holiday Kitchen Gifts That Moms Will Adore

Elizabeth Buxton

The ultimate goal during the holiday season is not to shower mom with gifts, but to find just the right thoughtful treasure that will delight her, make her life easier, or just bring a smile to her face. 

These cool, cute, and clever kitchen gadgets might be the thing to deliver happiness to your mom this season. They include genius cook to bakeware goods that your mom may not know she needs, but once she owns won't be able to do without.

These gifts all clock in under $50 and pack a surprising one-two-punch of delightful packaging paired with refreshing utility — covering an arsenal of creative appliances to crafty tools and accessories that can take moms' kitchen skills and styles to soaring heights. Scroll on and shop the gift ideas that will be sure to spark mom’s joy.
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The Gift: Mini Food Processor

Why She'll Love It: Compact and lightweight, this tiny processor is great for quickly chopping ingredients or making a sauce. It's also available in 10 bright colors, one of which is sure to be her fave.

KitchenAid 3.5-Cut Mini Food Processor, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Gift: Atlantis Water Pitcher and Fruit Infuser

Why She'll Love It: With this pitcher, she can create the fancy spa water of her dreams, and keep it cool in the fridge. Just pop in fruits and herbs for fresh flavors.

Grosche Atlantis Water Infusion Pitcher, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Gift: The Pioneer Woman 2-Piece Rectangular Ruffle Top Ceramic Bakeware Set

Why She'll Love It: Those flowers! Vintage charm abounds in this set of two ruffle top baking set.

The Pioneer Woman The Pioneer Woman 2-Piece Rectangular Ruffle Top Ceramic Bakeware Set, $, available at Walmart

The Gift: Stainless Steel Double Burner

Why She'll Love It: If mom likes to camp, or cook for a crowd, she'll love this professional, sleek double burner.

PROFESSIONAL SERIES Stainless Steel Double Burner, $, available at Nordstrom Rack

The Gift: Ceramic Bear Measuring Cups

Why She'll Love It: Quite possibly the cutest set of measuring cups she'll ever see, this stackable set in mixed florals will delight every time she scoops with a sweet bear.

Ariya Ceramic Anthropologie Ariya Ceramic Bear Measuring Cups, Set of 4, $, available at Anthropologie

The Gift: Ceramic Petite Tomato Cocotte

Why She'll Love It: This darling collectors item is perfect for the mom who loves entertaining, with oven to table elegance.

Staub 16 oz. Ceramic Petite Tomato Cocotte, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Gift: Pour Over Glass Coffee Maker

Why She'll Love It: For the caffeinated mom (so, all of them), try giving her expensive coffee shop style coffee at home, at a fraction of the cost. What's not to love?

Grosche Seattle 20 oz. Pour Over Glass Coffee Maker, $, available at Saks Fifth Avenue

The Gift: Deluxe Cheese Grater

Why She'll Love It: The kitchen sidekick trifecta of stylish, convenient, and cheese — this premium-oakwood gadget grates and serves in one easy-to-handle and clean good.

Sagaform Deluxe Cheese Grater & Server, $, available at Amazon

The Gift: Modern Coffee & Tea Carafe

Why She'll Love It: This stylish matte-white and wood-handled carafe is designed with stainless steel, double-walls, and a removable infuser for thermal-chic coffee or tea-time.

Hastings Collective Large Thermal Coffee Carafe, $, available at Amazon

The Gift: Reusable Honey Bear

Why She'll Love It: This polka-dot-painted stoneware bear is ready to house and dish out mom's honey in sweet style.

Anthropologie Dottie Honey Pot, $, available at Anthropologie

The Gift: Retro Hand Mixer

Why She'll Love It: A retro, 1950s-looking kitchen piece that will whip up the best baked treats with 5-speed efficiency and style — did we mention the color is called, "Majestic Yellow,"?

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer, $, available at Walmart

The Gift: Flower-Embossed Rolling Pin

Why She'll Love It: This beech-wood rolling pin is embossed with a floral design for sweetly-imprinted pie crusts, every time.

Valek Large Embossing Rolling Pin, $, available at The Grommet

The Gift: Self-Watering Herb Planter

Why She'll Love It: Growing an at-home herb garden that truly thrives has never been easier than with this self-watering hydroponic planter in a sleek-white design.

Window Garden Aquaphoric Herb Garden Tub, $, available at Amazon

The Gift: Eco-Friendly Fry Pan

Why She'll Love It: This compact and nonstick fry pan packs an eco-friendly punch with its chemical-free German ceramic coating atop a sleek, stainless-steel base.

Great Jones Small Fry, $, available at Great Jones

The Gift: Professional Cheese-Knife Set

Why She'll Love It: If she already owns the J.A. Henckels premium block set, hit mom with this top-rated charcuterie spread-sized surprise — complete with mini professional cutting board and four stainless steel cheese knives.

J.A. Henckels International International Cheese Knife Set, $, available at Joss & Main

The Gift: Traditional Tortilla-Press

Why She'll Love It: Whip up homemade corn tortillas in a traditional fashion with this metal-press and woven-servietta kit.

Verve Culture Tortilla Kit, $, available at Nordstrom

The Gift: Charming Salt Crock

Why She'll Love It: Make a stylish moment out of mom's seasoning skills with this classic salt crock from Le Creuset in a sea-blue hue.

Le Creuset Salt Crock, 10 oz., $, available at Sur La Table

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