Whisk's Favorite Gifts Under $50


For success in the kitchen, you need more than just a foolproof recipe—you need the right equipment, too. We’ve selected some of our favorite gift items that range from fun (an adorable chirping wine pourer) to purely functional (a simply excellent mandoline slicer). But they all have one thing in common - they won’t break the bank!

Lodge Classic Cast Iron Skillet, 12"

Broad enough to cook two big steaks, this skillet browns foods deeply, while its thorough seasoning ensures that acidic pan sauces pick up no off-flavors. Though the handle is short, the pan has a helper handle that makes lifting easy. You’ll never have to replace it, giving it stellar quality at a great price.

Pizza Craft Round Pizza Stone with Handles

Constructed from 100 percent cordierite, this pizza stone is perfect for creating flavorful pizza, bread and other baked goods. This stone is thermal shock-resistant, which means cold foods can be placed on a hot stone with no risk of shattering.

Proteak Essential Collection Rectangular Cutting Board

Teak wood is extremely durable, does not warp easily and is difficult to scratch. Known for its outstanding moisture resistance and strength, teak makes a superb material for cutting boards. This handmade board is also attractive enough to double as a serving platform for cheeses and meats.

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Victorinox 8" Swiss Army Fibrox Pro Chef’s Knife

Still the best for the price, this knife’s super-sharp blade is strong enough to smoothly cut through tough squash while still retaining its edge. Its textured grip feels secure for a wide range of hand sizes, and thanks to its gently rounded edges and hand-polished top spine, we can comfortably choke up on the knife for precise, effortless cuts.

Cuisinart Classic Round Waffle Maker

The Cuisinart Classic Round Waffle Maker makes one large waffle in a matter of minutes. And the sleek, brushed stainless steel design adds an elegant look to any kitchen.

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Paderno 4-Blade Spiralizer

Simple, intuitive, inexpensive and stable, the Paderno Spiralizer easily spiralizes apples, beets, potatoes, butternut squash and zucchini with little waste. Better yet, it can turn almost all of the produce into even, consistent noodles and ribbons.

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Kyocera Adjustable Mandoline Slicer with Handguard

This mandoline slicer continues to be a terrific choice for cooks looking only for fast, precise slicing. Changing the thickness requires no blade handling, and it fits easily in a drawer.

Capresso Cool Grind Coffee & Spice Grinder

This grinder includes a low-heat buildup feature to preserve more flavor and aroma while grinding your favorite coffee beans. You can also use it to perfectly grind spices and herbs.

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Thermoworks ThermoPop

This thermometer is fast, accurate and easy to hold. It has a few cushy extra features, including a rotating display and a backlight, which comes in handy for evening grilling. The ThermoPop is an excellent, inexpensive alternative to the Thermapen.

Rabbit Automatic Electric Corkscrew

The Rabbit is the world’s first Automatic Electric Corkscrew! Simply set the corkscrew on top of the wine bottle, and the it automatically removes and ejects the cork – no buttons necessary. A single charge opens over 30 bottles of wine. This is the easiest corkscrew you’ll ever use – let’s drink to that!

Chirpy Top Wine Pourer

The Chirpy Top Wine Pourer is designed with simple, graceful lines, and its little beak spout produces a delightful "chirp" sound when it serves your favorite wine. Plus, it helps avoid drips while serving. A great gift for the holiday hostess!

Peugeot Whisky Tasting Set

This perfectly designed whisky glass enhances all whiskies and eaux-de-vie, such as Cognac and Armagnac. With a distinctive wide bowl, the glass will reveal the subtleties in the whisky, bringing out the aromas for an utterly indulgent tasting. The metal base is designed to chill the spirit for at least 30 minutes without upsetting it or creating a temperature shock that would inhibit the release of aromas, all without the use of ice.

Bodum Chambord 8-Cup French Press

No brewing method extracts more flavor from the precious bean than the French press. Easy to use, it offers an intensely aromatic cup of java. These pots have a heat-resistant borosilicate glass container held by a chrome-plated frame.

Wüsthof Classic 5” Nakiri

A traditional Japanese shape perfect for vegetable prep, the Wusthof nakiri is perfect for slicing and dicing vegetables, mincing herbs and cutting fruit or cheese. The hollow-ground blade creates pockets of air that prevent extra-thin or soft slices from sticking as you cut.

All of these goodies and more are available at Whisk this holiday season. Stop in for everything for cooking and baking at every price point and skill level. Our associates can’t wait to assist you!