Our Test Kitchen Says These Are the 10 Best Gifts Under $100 for Home Cooks

The EatingWell Test Kitchen shares their top holiday gift picks this year—all under $100. These presents are all things the food lover in your life wouldn't think to buy for themselves—but will be delighted to unwrap.

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We asked the pros in the EatingWell Test Kitchen what they'd love to give and receive this holiday season. Here are their top kitchen gifts for people who love to cook (and eat).

8 Best Kitchen Gifts Under $100

1. Cast-Iron Tortilla Press

tortilla press
Williams Sonoma

Turn your giftee on to homemade-tortilla making (cue the "Hallelujah" chorus). Because rarely does anything from the store even come close to the flavor and texture of fresh ones—they'll never go back! Buy it: $30, williams-sonoma.com

2. Rainbow Chopsticks

rainbow chopsticks

We can't resist a good ROYGBIV display—especially in reusable utensil form. Your sushi-obsessed cousin's table setting just got even prettier. Buy it: $40, store.moma.org

3. Anolon 12-Imprint Ravioli Press with Mini Rolling Pin

ravioli press

This set makes handmade ravioli speedier and practically guarantees great results: the serrations on the tray's rim perfectly score pasta-sheet edges, while the indents lower the odds of overfilling. And that mini rolling pin is way too cute. Buy it: $15, kitchn.shop.com

4. Rabbit Wine Charms Bottle Stopper

rabbit wine charms

Each of the 8 wineglass charms on this brilliant bottle stopper snap back onto the stopper after use, making it less likely Aunt Terry will lose them. Buy it: $10, amazon.com

5. Norm Architects Bottle Grinders

salt pepper shakers

These sleek grinders have multiple settings—coarse to super-fine—for salt and pepper or other whole spices. They also pull apart for easy refilling in the large base. How many grinders can you say that about? Buy it: $80, menudesignshop.com

6. BonJour 5-Piece Crème Brûlée Torch and Ramekin Set

creme brulee set

Could they live without a mini flame-thrower? Yes. Would their life be 100% better with one? Heck yes. It guarantees the perfect crackly crème brûlée crust every time. Buy it: $36, amazon.com

7. Kuhn Rikon Paring Knife Colori

colori knife

This super-sharp ceramic knife comes in an array of colors like Tangerine, Dragonfruit and Unicorn. And the cover makes reaching into the kitchen drawer less perilous. Buy it: $10, amazon.com

8. OXO Good Grips Chef's Mandoline Slicer 2.0


Razor-thin radishes, matchstick fries and frankly whatever else they're dreaming of slicing is just this mandoline away. It makes 21 different cuts, plus the whole thing folds down for compact storage. Buy it: $85, oxo.com

9. Le Creuset Heritage Stoneware Deep Covered Baker

le creuset baker
Williams Sonoma

This 4.5-quart covered baker is large enough to roast an entire chicken, deep enough for a casserole and can go straight from the oven to table. Plus, it's oven-safe up to 500ºF, dishwasher-safe and comes in eight stunning colors. Buy it: $99.50, williams-sonoma.com

10. Marble & Brass Monogram Board

marble monogram board
Williams Sonoma

If your giftee is known for their Instagram-worthy charcuterie boards, then they deserve an upgrade this holiday season. This stunning 14-inch-long marble board gets an extra-special personalized touch with a brass letter of your choosing. Buy it: $49.95, williams-sonoma.com

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