Searching for the perfect gift for a friend or family member who is a whiz in the kitchen or just loves to eat? Satisfy every sweet (or savory) tooth with affordable gifts that won't fry your budget. These are the top 5 gifts for foodies for under $20.
#5 Creative Cookie Cutters
Break the mold with fun and unique cookie cutters, perfect for any foodie, young or old. My two favorites? You've made gingerbread men before, but have you ever made Ninjabread Men? These fantastic cookie cutters kick your baking up a notch. Only $20 at Amazon.com. Or, take your sugar cookies to a galaxy far far away, with Star Wars cookie cutters. As Yoda would say, bake and devour you will. $19.95 at Williams Sonoma.
#4 Food Face Plates
A gift for the picky eaters at your dinner table. Food Face Plates are the perfect canvas for your kids to turn any meal into a work of art. They have fun being creative and you get them to finish their food. Use spaghetti as hair, green peas for a beard, the possibilities are endless. And it sounds so much more appealing to say "eat Mr. Food Face's mustache" rather than "finish your string beans." Each plate is $13 at Kitchen Kapers.
#3 Oster Electric Wine Opener
The perfect gift for wine lovers and party planners. Never let them struggle with a traditional wine opener again. The Oster is an electric wine opener that removes the cork in mere seconds. Just attach it to the top of the bottle, press the button, and voila! The best thing about this product is how easy it is to use. Well maybe the best thing about this product is the price, only $16.40 at Amazon.com.
#2 Pac-Man Hothead Pot holder
For the foodie who wants to turn food prep into a game, or for the ultimate gamer who likes to cook, get them the Pac-Man Hothead Pot holder. Made of silicone, Pac-Man withstands heat up to 450 degrees. and gives your mundane mitts old-school gaming street cred. Only $15 at Thinkgeek.com. #1 Kotobuki Egg Molds
Remember how your Mom always told you not to play with your food? This Christmas, forget that! These adorable molds transform hard-boiled eggs into lots of silly shapes, like a bunny or a fish. Perfect stocking stuffers for your youngsters, and also the young at heart. Just make a hardboiled egg, peel it under warm running water, and place it into the mold. Put into cold water for 10 minutes -- and you've got food cute enough to eat. Get six different molds for under $12 at Amazon.com.