21 affordable kitchen gifts under $50 that any home cook or baker will love

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le creuset, Dollar 50 Williams Sonoma Good ramekins are useful for baking and serving just about any dish -  and these Mickey Mouse ones are some of the cutest out there.

Whether they have a cookware collection that rivals Martha Stewart's or their most prized kitchen accessory is their drawer of takeout menus, they'll appreciate a nice new kitchen tool to add to their space.

From solving common cooking aggravations to just making mealtime more fun, there's really a kitchen gadget for everyone, and every budget, out there.

For a solid gift you can bank on them loving, check out our list of 21 kitchen accessories below. It runs the gamut from practical to quirky and everything in between, plus you can find all of it for $50 or less.

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A batter crayon

A batter crayon
Fred CRAYUM Batter Crayon, $7.99, available at Amazon

Getting the perfect pancake can be a challenge, but this batter crayon can help them out — and make breakfast a little more fun.

A stovetop espresso maker

A stovetop espresso maker
Bialetti Moka Express Stovetop Coffee Maker (1-cup), $24.95, available at Amazon

For the coffee-loving types who have already tried just about every way to get their morning brew, give them this moka pot. Bialetti actually invented the first stovetop coffee maker in the early 20th century and, even after all these years, it's original model is our favorite option out there.

A cheese melt pan

A cheese melt pan
Cuisinart BBQ Cheese Melt Pan, $9.99, available at Amazon

If they're not already melting cheese on all of their favorite foods... they should probably start. Help them out with this pan that makes the ooey, gooey, cheesy topping of their dreams a reality.

A smoothie set

A smoothie set
Chef’n Smoothie Set, $24.99, available at Williams Sonoma

This set has all the little prep tools they never thought they needed. A strawberry huller, citrus juicer, and kale and green stripper will help them quickly turn their favorite fresh produce into a delicious smoothie.

A rapid egg cooker

A rapid egg cooker
Dash Rapid Egg Cooker, $15.25, available at Amazon

Whether they like them hard boiled, poached, or scrambled, this rapid egg cooker lives up to its name — it makes cooking eggs way faster and easier than ever before.

An Oreo cup

An Oreo cup
Dunky Cup, $24.95, available at Amazon

A thoughtful gift that shows you understand their Oreo obsession, this cup helps them get the perfect cookie dunk every time. It also comes with a pack of Oreos for good measure.

A foldable cutting board

A foldable cutting board
Joseph Joseph Foldable Plastic Cutting Board, $12.07, available at Amazon

They probably already have a cutting board, but this one is a seriously smart upgrade. With a sturdy handle and sides that fold up when squeezed, this board will help them seamlessly chop and then pour into a pot or pan, without dropping any of the good stuff along the way.

Mickey Mouse ramekins

Mickey Mouse ramekins
Le Creuset Disney Mickey Mouse Ramekins (set of 2), $50, available at Williams Sonoma

Good ramekins are useful for baking and serving just about any dish — and these Mickey Mouse ones are some of the cutest out there. They're adorable, but they're also seriously durable stoneware that'll last them a lifetime.

A 3-in-1 avocado slicer

A 3-in-1 avocado slicer
OXO 3-in-1 Avocado Slicer, $9.95, available at Williams Sonoma

The only tool avocado lovers need — it can halve, pit, and slice an avocado all in one go. Plus, it's all plastic so they don't have to worry about any avocado-related injuries.

A pizza stone and cutter

A pizza stone and cutter
Heritage Black Ceramic Pizza Stone and Cutter, $37.97, available at Amazon

You can't give them a wood fired oven (well, maybe you can), but you can bring them a little closer to getting that crispy, pizzeria-quality crust. Any frozen pizza will be given an upgrade when cooked on this pizza stone.

A popcorn maker

A popcorn maker
Whirley Stainless-Steel Induction Popcorn Maker, $39.96, available at Williams Sonoma

A vintage-style stovetop popcorn maker that you crank by hand — this thing is the real deal. It's a little more effort, but they'll never want to return to the microwave stuff after this.

A ravioli mold

A ravioli mold
Ravioli Mold with Roller, $26.95, available at Williams Sonoma

They could just pop some frozen ravioli into a pot of boiling water and call it a day, but the homemade version is undeniably more fun (and delicious) to make. This mold and roller set is a simple way to get them started.

A mini rice cooker

A mini rice cooker
Dash Mini Rice Cooker and Steamer, $19.99, available at Amazon

This appliance is small, but mighty — it can make rice, stews, soups, pasta, and more. The two-cup capacity is good for making small meals and won't take up too much of their precious counter space.

A s'mores maker

A s'mores maker
S’mores Maker, $49.95, available at Williams Sonoma

When it's too cold to head out to the fire pit, they'll appreciate this thoughtful set with all of the tools they need to get outdoor quality s'mores — without ever having to leave the kitchen.

A spiralizer

A spiralizer
Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer, $24.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Zucchinis, sweet potatoes, carrots, beets — anything can be a noodle if you really believe, or if you use a spiralizer. Plus, these spindly shapes make eating veggies a lot more fun.

A splatter screen

A splatter screen
Silicone Splatter Screen, $24.95, available at Williams Sonoma

Save them from one of the perils of frying foods at home: the dreaded hot oil splatter. This screen has holes to release steam, so everything stays crunchy, but keeps all of the grease in the pan as it's intended to be.

A state pride dish towel

A state pride dish towel
State Dish Towel, $20, available at Uncommon Goods

Add some sentimentality to their kitchen with a dish towel of their home state. The bright towels include iconic names, landmarks, and images of what makes their favorite state so special.

A sushi kit

A sushi kit
DIY Sushi Kit, $29.95, available at Williams Sonoma

If they love sushi, and a good challenge, they'll love trying to make their own rolls with this set. It comes with tools and ingredients like rice, nori, and wasabi powder so they can recreate recipes their favorite sushi spot from the comfort of their own kitchen.

A digital measuring cup

A digital measuring cup
Taylor Digital Measuring Cup and Food Scale, $39.99, available at Bed Bath & Beyond

Aspiring bakers will appreciate this digital measuring cup, which lets them get the most exact measurements for all of their recipes.

A mezzaluna chopper

A mezzaluna chopper
Utopia Kitchen Mezzaluna Chopper and Knife, $9.99, available at Amazon

If their knife skills are a little below par, this mezzaluna chopper can help. All they have to do is rock the chopper back and forth to get that precise mince they've only dreamed of.

An ice pop maker

An ice pop maker
Zoku Quick Pop Maker, $40.65, available at Amazon

This countertop ice pop maker is a healthy way to get their fix of sweets. They can fill the mold with literally any fruit, yogurts, or juices their heart desires and have refreshing ice pops in less than 10 minutes. It's a fun way to make snacks that kids and adults alike will love.

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