GEAR & GADGETS
Spruce up your home with these useful and attractive budget-friendly finds.
Beautiful and beneficial buys for less than $25.
Take hot teas or cold smoothies on the go with the 10-oz Lenox Butterfly Meadow Thermal Travel Mug. With a double-wall insulated body and silicone lid, this porcelain cup is ideal for any time you’re out and about. $15, macys.com
Keep your stove top clean as you cook with this handy two-in-one tool. The Laydle has a rubber prop that flips up to hold your ladle upright and folds down to double as a spoon rest or for compact storage. $13, umbra.com
The Artisanal Kitchen Supply Coupe Marbleized 50-oz Canister with Wood Lid is a stylish means for storing flour, coffee and more. $18, bedbathandbeyond.com
LIFE OF THE PARTY
Underneath Partyclette ToGo’s enamel pan are three tea lights that melt cheese in just 40 seconds, perfect for raclette, nachos or toast points. Plus, it’s portable, so you can bring this to a potluck or a picnic! $25, store.moma.org
Five serving tools make up the Array We Go Bamboo Utensil Set to cover all your cooking needs. Its colorful handles are dipped in food-safe paint. $17, modcloth.com
A steamer that works for everything from vegetables to shellfish, the Imperial Home 4-Quart Stainless Steel Stovetop Steamer with Glass Lid includes a steamer insert that also does double duty as a colander or strainer. $20, wayfair.com
Simplifying meal prep: The Joseph Joseph Chop2Pot Bamboo cutting board makes it a cinch to transfer chopped vegetables directly to the pan. Just fold the board after chopping and slide food into a preheated skillet. $18 for small board, josephjoseph.com
The glazed stoneware Sicily Butter Dish keeps butter fresh while also serving as a lively addition to the dinner table. $25, williams-sonoma.com
THE PERFECT PORTION
Ranging in size from 1∕8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon, the stainless steel Spice Measuring Spoon Set is designed to fit into tall, narrow spice jars, reaching in where other measuring spoons can’t. $14 per set of six, givesimple.com