It’s one of the best parts of the holiday season: mulling over what that right present should be. thinking of all the people who might want a little package. This year, perhaps more than any other, it feels pleasurable to treat all of your people to something thoughtful and cheery, and it doesn’t have to break the bank.
The kitchen is a great place for inspiration in choosing perfect-little-something gifts. Maybe it’s a treat that recognizes a friend’s sweet tooth. An ingredient that inspires a budding chef. A kitchen utensil to brighten their cooking.
The gift ideas below are $30 or less, so you can bring a bit of holiday joy to everyone on your list, from the teacher who went above and beyond to the neighbor who shared her flour to the niece or nephew just getting into cooking.
Many of these items have beautiful packaging too; add a little card and skip the wrapping.
The Associated Press contributed to this article.