99 Kitchen Gadget Gifts For 20-Somethings

How does that classic Jay-Z jam go? If you’re having gift problems/I feel bad for you, son/I’ve got 99 problems/but a gift ain’t one. That’s it, right? We couldn’t agree with Jay more. If someone on your list loves to cook, please don't get her or him an apron. We've scoured the far reaches of the World Wide Web, looked in every department store basement, and raided our parents' and grandparents' kitchens to bring you the ultimate food gadget gift guide. With this exhaustive list, you're armed with an arsenal of creative gift ideas, all under $99. Bonus: when you buy kitchen tools for friends or loved ones they will feel obligated to use your gift to cook for you! Presenting: 99 gifts that solve 99 problems. Here we go!

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For the creative vegetarian, this device can make any vegetable look like pasta.
Paderno Vegetable Spiralizer, $49.95 Buy
For the hipster pizza-lover, a fixie pizza cutter.
Uncommon Goods Fixie Pizza Cutter, $24.00 Buy
For the lazy latte drinker on your list, this powerful milk-frothing machine produces luscious foam at the touch of a button.
Mr. Coffee Milk Frother, $49.99 Buy
For the space-saving potluck queen, a collapsible serving bowl.
Pampered Chef 4-QT. Collapsible Serving Bowl, $22.50 Buy
A personal ice cream maker for...anyone.
Zoku Personal Ice Cream Maker, $25.95 Buy
For the home cook with tight quarters, this over-the-sink cutting board turns wasted space into a work station.
VonShef Sink Cutting Board, $23.87 Buy
For the cook who already owns every gadget on this list, a playful retro snow-cone maker.
World Market Retro Snow Cone Maker, $49.99 Buy
For the lush cook with no time to waste, an electric corkscrew.
VonShef Metrokane Electric Corkscrew, $49.95 Buy
For the caffeine addict without a dishwasher, a personal coffee maker where the brew pot is also a to-go cup.
Mr. Coffee Personal Coffee Maker, $29.99 Buy
For the drinker who loves a DIY, a tap that turns a spare pumpkin or watermelon into a keg.
Urban Outfitters Pumpkin Keg Tapping Kit, $20.00 Buy
For the snacker with hungry roommates, the kitchen safe for ultimate nosh protection.
Mountain Feed The Kitchen Safe, $49.00 Buy
For the home brunch enthusiast, a gizmo that makes perfectly poached eggs without the hassle.
Dash Dash Egg Cooker, $19.95 Buy
For the friend who still uses the same broken can opener from college, a sleek electric one.
VonShef Bartelli Soft Edge Automatic Electric Can Opener with Assistive Auto-Stop - Red, $35.00 Buy
For the low and slow chef, a slow cooker that gets wintery stews right every time.
VonShef Black and Decker 4-Quart Slow Cooker With 3 Heat Settings, Blue and White, $29.09 Buy
For the overzealous window-sill gardener, a convenient way to preserve fresh herbs.
Pampered Chef Herb Freezing Tray Set, $17.00 Buy
For the bagel fiend afraid of sustaining injuries while slicing, a sleek and safe bagel halver.
UrbanTrend UrbanTrend Bagel Cutter - Safety & Ergonomic Design, $10.16 Buy
For the cook who likes to play around in the kitchen, a set of foodie dice for instant inspiration.
Pampered Chef Foodie Dice, $24.00 Buy
For the ramen connoisseur, a contraption that elevates the budget dish to new heights in the microwave.
Urban Outfitters Rapid Ramen Cooker, $14.00 Buy
For the enterprising vegetarian on your list, this pretty steamer will help with the post-holiday detox.
Chef’n Silicone Vegetable Steamer, $12.99 Buy
For the person on your list with a stellar chocolate chip cookie recipe, this non-stick baking mat is basically a blueprint for the perfect batch.
Silpat Perfect Cookie Mat, $24.98 Buy
For the hostess with the mostest, a light-up bottle stopper to keep wine fresh and festive.
Sur La Table Light-Up Holiday Bottle Stopper, $14.00 Buy
For the Swiss Army Knife owner on your list, this miracle utensil solves all the eating problems.
Infora SporKnife, $12.99 Buy
For the serious chicken stock-maker, a porous scoop for skimming off the nasty bits.
Pampered Chef Scoop 'n Drain, $11.50 Buy
For the tea-drinker on your list, brewing a cup of oolong will forever remind her of that terrifying scene in Gravity.
Think Geek Space Capsule Tea Infuser, $9.99 Buy
For the lady who loves laughing over salad, an easy way to wash her lettuce.
Oxo Salad Spinner, $29.99 Buy
For the serious snacker, a bird feeder for humans.
Dash People Feeder, $38.00 Buy
For the pork aficionado in your life, a press that delivers crisped-to-perfection bacon.
Bed Bath & Beyond Bacon Press, $7.99 Buy
For the aspiring owner of a Kitchenaid mixer, a less expensive version that's adorably retro.
Urban Outfitters Standing Kitchen Mixer, $70.00 Buy
For the muffin-lover who can never eat just one, a mini-muffin tin for pint-sized snacking.
Crate & Barrel Non-stick Mini Muffin-Cupcake Pan, $12.95 Buy
For the berry junkie, a new way to elegantly drain and store his fresh bounty.
Pampered Chef Berry Buddy, $46.00 Buy
For the home cook who takes pride in presentation, a mandoline for exacting slices every time.
PL8 Professional Mandoline, $59.99 Buy
For your cousin who is totally into smoothies this year, this petite-yet-powerful blender makes chilly bevs in an instant.
Oster Mason Jar Blender, $49.99 Buy
For the master carver on your list, this ingenious device separates the fat out of gravy.
Oxo 4-Cup Fat Separator, $15.00 Buy
For the traditional baker or pancake-maker on your list, this beautiful ceramic mixing bowl is perfectly poised to pour batter.
Le Creuset Batter Bowl, $50.00 Buy
For the microwave gourmand, a plastic vessel to steam five-star meals.
Lékué Microwave Steamer, $30.00 Buy
For the ramen-lover who is also your long-distance lover, this bowl with smartphone holder makes sure you never slurp alone.
MisoSoupDesign Anti-Loneliness Ramen Bowl, $19.99 Buy
For the ultimate entertainer, the 12-piece fondue and Raclette set.
VonShef VonShef 12 Person Raclette Party Grill with 6 Fork Fondue Set & 12 Raclette Pans, $56.99 Buy
For the culture crafter, a yogurt strainer for fresh, homemade yogurt.
Euro Cuisine Greek-Style Yogurt Strainer, $25.95 Buy
For the burger-lover who isn't satisfied with cheese on top, a burger press to craft deliciously filled patties.
Williams-Sonoma Stuffed Hamburger Press with Lifter, $16.95 Buy
For the chef who loves shortcuts, a pair of scissors that snips everything from salad leaves to meat.
Pampered Chef Salad Chopper, $28.00 Buy
For anyone who thinks grapes and cherry tomatoes are just too damn big sometimes.
Oxo OXO Grape & Tomato Slicer, $19.79 Buy
For the Netflix and Chill queen, a hi-tech microwave popcorn popper.
Chef’n Pop Top Popcorn Popper, $19.95 Buy
For the person on your list obsessed with canning and pickling, her cucumbers have never looked cooler.
Ball 6 ct Heritage Collection 16 oz Jars, $9.99 Buy
For the baker with a sense of humor, muffin top baking molds.
World Market Muffin Tops Silicone Baking Cups, 2 Pack, $7.99 Buy
For the serious chef with a small kitchen, a powerful four-cup food processor that won't take up too much space.
Cuisinart Cuisinart® 4-Cup Mini Food Processor, $49.99 Buy
For anyone whose palate prefers potent flavors, an electric spice grinder that grinds coffee, too.
VonShef One-Touch Electric Grinder, $16.99 Buy
For the pot-pie and mash lover, this heavy-duty potato ricer will not disappoint.
Chef’n Potato Ricer Press, $32.95 Buy
For the francophile, this stunning flat pan will make chilly mornings so much sweeter.
World Market Lagoon Blue Crepe Pan, $14.99 Buy
For your study-abroad bestie, a gorgeous paella pan to reminisce about the shellfish in Spain.
Denmark 15-Inch Paella Pan, $19.99 Buy
For the hip baker, a stackable set of Mason jar measuring cups.
World Market Mason Jar Measuring Cups, $12.99 Buy
For the boozehound with no chill, this beer chiller will make sure her lips never touch a lukewarm brew.
Corkcicle Chillsner, $16.99 Buy
For the kitchen chemist, this beautiful spice organizer will inspire tasty experimentation.
ThinkGeek Periodic Table of Elements Spice Rack, $49.99 Buy
For the Star Trek fan, this sushi set comes complete with warp trail chopsticks.
ThinkGeek Star Trek Sushi Set, $34.99 Buy
For the ginger-lover, this pristine ceramic grater makes Japanese cooking easy and fragrant.
Kyocera Ceramic Ginger Grater, $14.99 Buy
For the cook who is also crafty, beautiful kitchen twine in the colors of the rainbow.
Bosmere Nutscene Jute Twin, $14.95 Buy
For the aspiring bartender, a spherical ice mold.
The Bartender‘s Secret Six Ice Ball Maker Mold, $14.95 Buy
For the coffee purist with roommates, a hand grinder that makes fragrant beans without waking the neighbors.
Hario Coffee Mill Slim Grinder, $20.95 Buy
For the fan of woodland creatures and a dash of sodium chloride here and there, this adorable salt mill grinds serious rock salt into delicate edible crystals.
Chef’n G'Rabbit Salt Grinder, $19.99 Buy
For the French fry perfectionist, a contraption that promises uniformity (and deliciousness).
Weston French Fry Cutter, $59.50 Buy
For the aspiring Italian grandmother, this ravioli kit makes stuffing and rolling a cinch.
Williams-Sonoma Ravioli Mold With Roller, $26.95 Buy
For the chef with the window sill herb garden, a traditional herb mill that keeps leaves intact.
Trudeau Herb Mill, $19.95 Buy
For the minimalist baker, an extremely stylish rolling pin.
Nuance Rolling Pin, $28.99 Buy
For the geeky grillmaster, a super high-tech bluetooth thermometer controlled by a smartphone.
Taylor Bluetooth Thermometer, $39.98 Buy
For the cook with precious little time, a top-of-the-line pressure cooker.
Walmart Pressure Cooker, $99.00 Buy
For the Benihana regular, a tabletop hibachi grill.
Amazon Tabletop Hibachi Grill, $25.48 Buy
For the dim sum obsessive, an at-home bamboo dumpling steamer.
Joyce Chen Bamboo Steamer, $24.00 Buy
For the Jiro Dreams of Sushi acolyte, a roll-making set for beginners.
Urban Outfitters Sushi Making Kit, $24.00 Buy
For the pancake maven, a perfectly 'cake-sized cast-iron pan.
Lodge Cast Iron Griddle, $14.19 Buy
For the Parmesan fiend, a rotary cheese grater.
Oxo Oxo Good Grips® Seal and Store Rotary Grater, $15.99 Buy
For the pulled pork obsessive who'd be way more into using claws than a fork to tear up some meat.
iPerfect Kitchen iPerfect Kitchen, $10.95 Buy
For the Storm Trooper on your list, an oven mitt to match the uniform.
Think Geek Star Wars Stormtrooper Silicone Oven Mitt, $14.99 Buy
For anyone who likes piña coladas and getting caught in the rain.
Bed Bath & Beyond 4-in-1 Pineapple Corer, Peeler, Slicer and Wedger, $9.99 Buy
For the pasta hobbyist, a noodle drying rack that also doubles as a jewelry stand when not in use.
Williams Sonoma Pasta Dryer, $14.95 Buy
If your relationship to aforementioned fry-lover just got more serious, consider this electric deep fryer.
Presto Deep Fryer, $59.99 Buy
For the pioneer woman on your list, churning butter is about to get much better.
Chef’n Chef'n Buttercup Butter Maker, $11.88 Buy
For the apple pie maker, a medieval torture device that peels, cores and slices apples almost instantly.
Pampered Chef Apple Peeler, Corer & Slicer, $34.00 Buy
For anyone with a bit of worldly flair, this tagine transports diners to Casablanca.
Le Souk 12" Cookable Tangine, $34.99 Buy
For the precise cook, a spatula with a built-in thermometer which is perfect for tempering chocolate.
Dash Kelsey Nixon Essentials Digital Thermometer with Silicone Spatula Attachment, $19.95 Buy
For the wannabe Julia Child, a classic kitchen mortar and pestle.
Crate & Barrel French Kitchen Marble Mortar and Pestle, $29.95 Buy
For the whiskey, ahem, snob, freezable glasses for none of that ice nonsense.
Williams-Sonoma Freezable Whiskey Glasses, $24.95 Buy
For the veggie trimming perfectionist, an all-purpose peeler.
Joseph Joseph Rotary Peeler, $13.00 Buy
For the bivalve savant, a gorgeous wooden oyster knife for home shucking.
UrbanTrend Premium Shucking Knife, $40.00 Buy
For the dressing hater, an elegant oil and vinegar mister.
Kalorik 2-in-1 Oil and Vinegar Mister, $19.99 Buy
For the novice pickler, a stunning stoneware fermenting crock.
UrbanTrend Stoneware Fermenting Crock, $96.00 Buy
For the serious meat-lover, a chromed out tenderizer.
Pampered Chef Meat Tenderizer, $31.00 Buy
For the busy cook with damaged Teflon pans, a pair of pristine ceramic ones for a new way to cook.
Mountain Feed T-Fal Inspirations 2-pc. Ceramic Nonstick Skillet Set, $39.99 Buy
For the at-home pizza maker, a stunning soapstone pan that goes right in a standard oven for restaurant-quality crispy crust.
Uncommon Goods Soapstone Pizza Pan with Copper Handle, $70.00 Buy
For the expert organic bread-maker, a stunning hand-crank grain mill.
Mountain Feed Grain Mill - Hand Crank, $94.49 Buy
For the messy cook, a piece of pop art that protects counters.
Mustard Mustard M 13001 Splash Spoon Rest, $9.10 Buy
For the cook who doesn't like to waste, a pretty plastic onion saver for the fridge.
VonShef Hutzler Onion Saver™, $3.99 Buy
For the chef starting out, a classic Dutch oven in a luscious cream color.
World Market Ivory Oval Cast Aluminum Dutch Oven, $48.99 Buy
For the budding professional baker on your list, this timeless kitchen scale will make perfection pleasant.
Polder Professional Scale, $29.99 Buy
For the occasional baker and omelette maker, a handheld whisk.
Ikea JÄMFÖRLIG Hand held whisk, $12.99 Buy
For the cookbook junkie with no room, a folding stand to prop open a book while in use.
Joseph Joseph Joseph® Joseph Folding Cookbook Stand - White and Gray, $30.00 Buy
For the host of your next surprise party (hint, hint), a gorgeous cake plate.
Pier 1 Imports White Scalloped Cake Plate - 11", $19.95 Buy
For the person who hosts Sunday brunch, a classic popover pan.
VonShef Chicago Metallic™ Professional 6-Cup Popover Pan with Armor-Glide Coating, $16.99 Buy
For that friend always bragging that her waffles literally destroy anyone else's.
Think Geek Star Wars Death Star Waffle Maker, $39.99 Buy
For the no-nonsense cook, stainless steel mixing bowls that won't slip around.
VonShef Stainless-Steel Mixing Bowl Set with Non-Skid Silicone Bottom, 5 piece, $29.95 Buy
For the elegant and practical baker, a silicone pastry brush that's safe to wash with soap and water.
VonShef Silicone Pastry Brush, $11.99 Buy