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five things under $25 – what to buy with those gift cards!

Photos in this collage courtesy of the various companies.

I know you all have gift cards to spend or returns you need to make…so what to get with those gift cards? Or do you have a couple of late late gifts you need to purchase? I have some items that are both new and old favorites in my kitchen that I think you should get…

OXO Large Cookie Scoop – I seriously cannot live without my set of OXO cookie scoops, I use it for cupcakes, madeleine cookies, tons of stuff. I love that I can measure out cupcake batter, cookie dough or whatever uniformly. The only thing I would say is, I need one of those little teeny brushes to clean the metal release a little bit faster. It takes some time but I usually can get it. I have all three sizes and recently gave a set to my sister. In love and makes my life easier.
Retail: $14.99

Le Creuset 12 ounce Oval Mini Cocotte – I also have the mini cocotte sets from Le Creuset and love them and love these oval ones, they hold a little more with 12 ounces. Great for gratins, mini mac & cheeses or you can even store spices or whatever you want in them. I love love all of Le Creuset’s cocottes because they are so easy to clean and of course oh so cute!
Retail: $25.00

GIR Spatula – The last spatula you’ll ever need. I was so excited to receive this spatula in the mail after my friend, Lindsay, said she loved it so much. It’s pretty awesome. I use it to brown taco meat, make tomato sauce, scrape the bottom of my stand mixer and make cookie dough. It’s ergonomic and it’s versatile, very heat resistant and easy to clean.
Retail: $22.50

Artisan Pizza and Flatbread in Five Minutes a Day – We love love this book. At least once a month, I make the pizza dough recipe in this book and it literally just takes a few minutes and is the best tasting pizza dough recipe I have tried at home. I also own their Artisan Bread book and we love it too.
Amazon Price: $18.47

Wilton Chocolate Pro – Melt chocolate in a double boiler? I don’t even bother anymore. I use this chocolate melter when I’m making truffles, cake pops or whatever. This little melter is great for a party too. I highly recommend this chocolate melter if you like to do a lot of dipped chocolates, truffles or cake pops!
Retail: $25.00

And one more thing…I got an email from Sur La Table about a new Le Creuset color, can I say I’m obsessed? Not only is blue my favorite color but so is yellow. Swoon!

If you were making this list for a friend, what would you have included? I want to hear about your favorite kitchen products under $25.

Check out my other five things posts.

Disclosure: I recently received the GIR spatula for review. I did receive the Wilton Chocolate Pro last year for a campaign with Wilton. Everything else on this list, I purchased myself. I was not asked to mention or promote any of these products or brands in this post. I always only share my honest reviews and opinions! And there are affiliate links in this post.

14 Responses to “five things under $25 – what to buy with those gift cards!”

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar — December 29, 2012 @ 8:02 am

    I love them all!

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    Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen — December 29, 2012 @ 11:37 am

    Great ideas! I’ve been wanting one of those spatulas, they look like they are perfect!

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    Tracey — December 29, 2012 @ 11:39 am

    I am such a huge fan of that little chocolate pot! I use it all the time when dipping, it makes things so easy :)

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    Christina Main — December 29, 2012 @ 11:40 am

    What a great post! Neat ideas!!! Thanks! <3

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    claire @ the realistic nutritionist — December 29, 2012 @ 12:28 pm

    I love this roundup!!! I can’t believe that Le Creuset is under $25!

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    monstergirlee — December 29, 2012 @ 4:36 pm

    I have that cookie scoop and it has changed my life! My mom gave it to me, and I cannot believe it still took me almost a year to give it a try, but man, I make a big batch of cookies two or three times per week and this makes it sooo easy! A favorite gift to give.

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    Alyssa (Everyday Maven) — December 29, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I have been eyeing up that chocolate melting pot for a couple of months. I need it! Thanks for the tip on the spatula – adding to my list. Happy New Year!

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    Shaina — December 30, 2012 @ 3:35 pm

    I totally agree about the cookie scoop! I have the medium one and use it all the time! One of my best purchases of the year. I love Le Creuset products, too.

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    Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious — December 31, 2012 @ 2:33 am

    Oh my god – I want to buy it all, starting with those cocottes! And that yellow is too pretty!

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom — January 2, 2013 @ 10:25 pm

    I love, love, love my cookie scoop! I use it for cornbread, cupcakes, and cookies. It’s super handy and definitely makes cleanup a lot less messy.

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    shaunie wyatt — January 3, 2013 @ 5:50 pm

    I would have included the spatula as one of the items

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    Anne - Mommy Has to Work — January 4, 2013 @ 1:34 pm

    I’d love a chocolate melter! Yumm!

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    Debbie — January 10, 2013 @ 9:39 pm

    My favorite 2012 find was a gnocchi board from King Arthur Flour. Only $4.95! http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/gnocchi-board#8862#

    Their espresso powder is great for baking chocolate goods. $7.95. So good. http://www.kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/espresso-powder-3-oz#4447#

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    Elizabeth Atwood — January 12, 2013 @ 9:16 pm

    Oh I need new kitchen stuff so bad. How great would that chocolate melter be!

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