11 White Elephant Gifts From Amazon That Every Home Cook Will Love—All Under $50
White elephant gifts are one of the trickiest things to buy during the holiday season. It's like buying a gift for everyone and no one at the same time, all while trying to fit into a certain budget. Finding a gift that everyone at your party will like is no easy feat, so we looked to Amazon to help us come up with a list of reliable kitchen gifts that every home cook will love, no matter their skill level. We found timeless gifts to suit the barista and the bartender alike, and they're all under $50 right now. Whether you need to cross one last gift off your list or you're just starting to plan your holiday shopping, these gifts ensure you never show up empty handed. No matter who attends your party, these are 11 of the most dependable gift ideas from brands like All-Clad, Lodge and Riedel.
Zwilling 12-Piece Steak Knife Set
Every home cook needs a set of steak knives, and editor-approved Zwilling makes a 12-piece set that we can't believe is under $50. It includes six forks and six knives, all made from high quality stainless steel for long lasting lustre.
All-Clad Grill Nonstick Griddle Pan: 23% off
All-Clad makes some of the highest quality cookware, so snagging a griddle pan for less than $50 is a total win. Perfect for burgers, fish or grilled chicken, this dependable pan is a safe bet that every home cook will covet.
To buy: $48 (originally $62); amazon.com
Le Creuset Champagne Stopper
The problem with opening a bottle of champagne is that you have to drink it all in one shot so the bubbles don't lose their brilliance. No longer! This champagne stopper from Le Creuset helps seal in freshness and lock in carbonation so you can enjoy the bottle at your leisure.
Riedel Stemless Tumblers
Wine lovers know that Riedel makes some of the best glasses in the industry, and this set of two merlot tumblers is no different. Made from elegant crystal, these glasses are surprisingly dishwasher safe for easy clean up.
To buy: $47; amazon.com
Lodge Seasoned Cast Iron Skillet with Tempered Glass Lid
For a universal gift that all home cooks will appreciate, try a heavy duty cast iron skillet from Lodge. The pre-seasoned skillet promises to tackle a variety of projects in the kitchen, and comes with a tempered glass lid to lock in moisture and flavor.
To buy: $43; amazon.com
Takeya Cold Brew Maker: 29% off
Chances are every coffee lover already has a coffee machine, but a dedicated cold brew maker is an innovative gift that most people won't already have. This 2-quart option is BPA-free and is equipped with an airtight lid and nonslip silicone handle.
To buy: $25 (originally $35); amazon.com
HiCoup Wine Decanter: 47% off
Every wine lover needs a decanter, and this one is a total steal at just $29. The U-shaped design helps aerate the wine, which opens aromas and flavor while pouring. It's sleek, simple and made from lead-free crystal glass.
To buy: $29 (originally $55); amazon.com
Rabbit Freezable Glasses
Freezable glasses are like using an insulated coffee cup for your cocktails. They help keep your beer, wine or spirits nicely chilled without watering them down, all while the silicone sleeve keeps your fingers warm and cozy. This set of two glasses is a crowd pleasing gift that any beer, wine or soda drinker will love.
To buy: $35; amazon.com
ThermaPro Digital Meat Thermometer: 21% off
If you've ever uttered the words, "does that look done to you?" then you need a digital thermometer. Cooking big holiday dinners is so much easier with a meat thermometer, and nothing puts a host at ease more than knowing dinner is safely cooked to the proper temperature. Hostesses and home cooks across the board will appreciate this simple, functional gift.
To buy: $19 (originally $24); amazon.com
Staub Set of 3 Mini Cocottes: 17% off
These adorable cocottes are the perfect addition to any bakeware collection. Staub is renowned for making the finest bakeware pieces, and these are extra elegant thanks to the porcelain-enameled finish. We love them for baking sweet and savory treats alike.
To buy: $50 (originally $60); amazon.com
Kosterina Olive Oil Set
Gifting high quality olive oil is an easy way to win over any home cook. We love Kosterina for its rich, fruity freshness. This small-batch oil is rich in antioxidants and cold pressed to condense flavor. Use it on salads and toast or drizzle it over ice cream for a sweet and savory treat.
To buy: $49; amazon.com