Quirkiy kitchen gadgets that make great last-minute gifts!
Quirky might not be your first thought when it comes to holiday gifts, but these kitchen gadgets will add some fun to an otherwise stressful time. Anyone – from expert to novice – can appreciate these innovative ideas because they are also practical tools. Plus, they’re all available on Amazon, so you can get them in time. Don’t wait too long though, you only have a week left!
This Magic Mushroom looks like a mushroom, but actually turns inside out to become a funnel! It fits either wide mouth jars or slim bottles, so it’s good for transferring liquids, cooking oil, ground coffee and more.
“This is the cutest little funnel and I love it,” said an Amazon reviewer. “The “mushroom cap” folds up to make a funnel, then folds back when not in use. The funnel hole isn’t super big, and you’ll only want to use liquids in this…but it’s perfectly adorable put on the kitchen counter…”
You don’t have to go crazy with this cute gift! You can use this cute red silicone crab as a spoon rest or a steamer – simply place it to hold the pot’s lid open while you cook.
It’s a hit with this Amazon reviewer: “One of the best of the best purchases I’ve made! I love this little guy so much. He fits pots and pans perfectly and can hold spoons (and scissors) when sitting on a flat. surface. He is so victorious! So pleased with his cooking!”
Do you have a tea drinker in your life? Consider this Cup of Nessie Tea Infuser Mug. Just fill Baby Nessie’s “body” with loose tea, then add hot water. It looks like a Loch Ness monster floating in a teacup. Cute!
One Amazon buyer calls it the perfect gift. “This is the perfect gift for anyone who has ever HEARD of the Loch Ness Monster! Or TEA! Not only is the tea infuser adorable, it’s fun to use and easy to clean! The tin cup lets you feel outside, like you’re “sitting in of a loch in Scotland.”
Now that’s a bear you actually want in your kitchen. Barry the Bear is a box grater, not only for cheese, but also for carrots, cucumbers, zucchini or anything else you want to shred.
“Barry the grater is great,” said this five-star review. “Works great for peeling, grating garlic, and a small amount of cheese. He’s great for small jobs. His stomach only holds about a cup volume, which is enough for a one/two person meal prep. Bonus he’s cute and easy to clean.”
Add even more fun to pizza night with this amusing axe-shaped pizza cutter. This is a great idea for kids and woodcutter wannabes.
This Amazon buyer agrees that it’s a fun gift: “It’s super sharp, cuts well and definitely a super cool gift, affordable, that will put a smile on everyone’s face. Just as a decoration that already worth the money! We absolutely love this pizza cutter!”
Keep the vampires away with this amusing garlic crusher. It peels and crushes several cloves of garlic in seconds without a knife. Perfect for the garlic lovers in your life!
One Amazon buyer said they actually bought it as a joke, then fell in love with it. “THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST PURCHASES I HAVE EVER MADE!!! This little guy handles about 3-5 cloves at a time (depending on size) and is the easiest garlic processing item to clean IN THE HISTORY OF EVER!! “
This Hello Kitty ramen baking set comes with a pair of chopsticks built right in. Perfect for all types of noodle soup.
“Ordered for my granddaughters 9th birthday,” said this happy buyer. “She just discovered non-US food and she loves Ramen style soup…This is a nice weight bowl, the graphics are very clear and bright.”
Press Baby Grogu onto every toasted sandwich you ever make with this clever panini press. Perfect for the Mandalorian fan in your life, or anyone who can’t get enough of baby Grogu.
“I bought it for Christmas, everyone loves it,” said a five-star review. “It’s very easy to use and cleanup is easy too. Every Wednesday (when new Boba Fett episodes come out) is officially grilled cheese night.”
Separating yolks from egg whites just got easier – and more fun. This beautiful silicone egg separator will bring a smile to the whole family.
“This thing is a time and egg saver,” said this enthusiastic buyer. “This little frog gets the job done efficiently and prevents the waste that happens when the yolk breaks. Plus, it’s just nice to use in the morning. Wish it was a little easier to clean, but otherwise a good buy.”
With the Marna Pink Piggy Steamer you can microwave leftovers without making a big mess. Simply place it over your food and carve it for a few minutes. It’s also great for steaming vegetables!
One Amazon buyer said it was life-changing. “I wish I had it long before I bought it, it’s so handy. It’s perfect for covering a bowl of soup or other leftovers. (We use the IKEA 365+ soup bowls and they fit exactly.) It holds tightly to the freezes. and I’ve never had any overflow…One month after getting this smaller size, I ordered the larger one.”
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The reviews cited above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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More holiday gift ideas
Find more expert picks like the best tech gifts on Engadget, the best gift ideas for car lovers at Autoblog, gifts for the young (and young at heart) at In the Know, and picks for just about everyone else on your list (moms, dads, teens, nurses, you name it!) in Yahoo’s Holiday Gift Ideas section. On AOL, you’ll find gift ideas for seniors shopping for moms, dads, teens, and toddlers.