The common thread tying most apartment-dwelling 20-somethings together is a general lack of space — especially where kitchens are concerned, and notably during the holidays. With the season of cooking and baking upon us, there's no better time to help out a fellow small-space dweller with the perfect kitchen gift: an affordable gadget that covers the bases of compact size, stylish form, and unique function.
We scoured the web to find 15 of these triple-threat appliances that all clock in under $50. The ahead buys cover a gadget arsenal of personality-packed grilled cheese to panini makers, chic mini-mixers, single-serve coffee machines, and more. Scroll on to shop the creative kitchen solutions to gift a 20-something comrade during the crowded feasting season ahead.