Stellar holiday gifts, $20 and under. All tasted, tested and hand-selected by our pickiest editors.

By Christine QuinlanMegan KrigbaumKristin Donnelly and Jessica Romm
Updated March 31, 2015

Courtesy of Fred

Tiny Tray

Part ring, part plate, “Fingerfood” hors d’oeuvre holders are a quirky solution to the problem of how to hold both a cocktail and canapé in one hand at a party.


Courtesy of Felix Populi

Doily-Print Tea Towels

Lace is delicate, but these orange and fuchsia linens by Felix Populi, decorated in a crochet-like pattern, are durable and superfunctional.

$16 each;

Courtesy of Fred

Silly Spatula

The hilarious “Batterfinger” spatula by Fred is fun for both stirring food and stealing a taste.


Courtesy of Pylones USA

Clip Art

Whimsical cutlery-shaped “Kitchen Clips” recipe-card holders by Pylones transform an office essential—the paper clip.

$6.50 for 24;

Courtesy of Fruits & Passion Cucina

Beauty Butter

Meant to soothe a hardworking cook’s skin, “hand butters” from Fruits & Passion Cucina moisturize with olive oil.

From $12;

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The Board & The Bard

The “Romeo & Julienne” cutting board would be good to display on a bar—or to hide on a cookbook shelf.


Courtesy of Paper Orchid

Cupcake Luxe

Cupcakes are always cute, but in laser-cut liners from Paper Orchid, they can be surprisingly elegant.

$12 for 12 wrappers;

Exotic Pastas

Unconventional rice and corn pastas from Rustichella d’Abruzzo aced F&W’s taste test.


Restorative Tea

Kusmi’s “Detox” blend combines lemongrass, maté leaves (which have a revitalizing bite) and antioxidant-rich green tea. $17 for 4.4 oz;

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