We curated a list of our favorite kitchen tools that get used almost daily in our kitchens.  In terms of quality and price, these punch way above their weight class. And with Amazon's Prime shipping, there's still time to get these in time for Christmas morning.

1. High Density Cork Trivets

When you want to serve dinner straight from your cast iron, a trivet is a must. Cork is affordable, attractive, bacteria resistant, and highly sustainable! 

High Density Cork Trivets

2. Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids

We use these so much in our house we have two sets that are always in rotation. They are great for prep and storage alike.

Stainless steel mixing bowls

3. Stainless Steel Locking Tongs

A good set of tongs are in almost constant use. These fold up nicely and give a lot of control. Important: avoid tongs with plastic that can melt on hot pans.

Stainless steel locking tongs

4.  Mini Silicone Spatula

Silicone isn’t our first material of choice, but super useful when you need to scrape something out of a bowl. 
This mini size is perfect for extracting the last morsels from a jar. Plus you can throw it in the dishwasher!

Mini silicone spatula

5. Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Colander

Large colanders are great for pasta—but a smaller colander is used more often in our kitchen. We grab it for rinsing fruit, rice, and beans, or straining smaller portions. It hangs on our pegboard within easy reach.