Gift Ideas Under $100
Wine Bottle Garden
From verbally writing shopping lists to ordering groceries to reading aloud recipes to simply playing tunes while you’re baking up batches of goodies, the Amazon Echo is fast becoming a cook’s best friend and learning new tricks all the time.
Amazon Echo , $100 at Amazon
Blue Bottle Coffee Welcome Kit
The coffee lover in your life will appreciate Blue Bottle’s quality beans and grounds and the chain’s specifically designed pour over system to make every morning a little brighter.
Blue Bottle Coffee Welcome Kit, $100 at Blue Bottle Coffee
Misen Chef’s Knife
Another crowdfunded success story, Misen’s knives are clean-looking, comfortable, and sharp. For the first time, a set of three is also available.
Misen Chef’s Knife, $60 at Misen
The sleek kitchen brand has also debuted a line of cookware, including a five-ply, stainless steel skillet that would come in handy for any home chef.
Misen Skillet, $65-$75 at Misen
These hand-dipped mugs look earthy, yet stylish with their metallic handles. Reactive glazing ensures each one is, indeed, unique.
Dipped Reactive Glaze Mugs With Gold Handles (Set of 4), $24 at Cost Plus World Market
This tote makes for an easy way to carry the bar items from the kitchen to the dining room, or acts as an organizer so people know just where to put their corks and bottle caps during the party.
Bamboo Kitchen Entertaining Caddy, $40 at Great Useful Stuff
Apron with Cell Phone Pocket
For the cook who has to Instagram everything, this apron keeps all of your gadgets, including your cell phone, handy.
Techie Apron with Faux Leather Detailing and Cell Phone Pocket, $25 at Great Useful Stuff
Tiered Lunch Boxes
A useful tote for lunches, picnics, or bringing snacks to a party, try filling these Tiffin boxes with some holiday treats of your own before wrapping them up.
Copper Tapered Three-Tier Tiffin Lunch Boxes (set of two), $40 at Cost Plus World Market
The famous jamón ibérico from Cinco Jotas now comes in a handy pre-sliced pack.
Cinco Jotas Sliced 100% Ibérico de Bellota Shoulder (3 ounces), $40 at Tienda
Flexible Knife Block
Filled with fine plastic sticks, Bodum's Bistro block holds knives of any size or shape.
Bodum Bistro Knife Block, $39 at Amazon