What better time to celebrate breakfast, the most wonderful meal of the day, than during the most wonderful time of the year? If you're looking for a gift for the food-lover whose favorite meal is the first, look no further. There are plenty of breakfast-themed gifts that'll bring as much joy to your favorite brunch-companion's face as a steaming-hot stack of pancakes or a perfectly poured latte. But really, these gifts for food-lovers are perfect for anyone who likes cooking or eating, even if, for some reason, that person doesn't believe breakfast is the most important meal of the day. (But that's OK, because maybe this gift will convince him otherwise.)
These food-themed gifts range from practical tools that can help your loved ones make a delicious breakfast in the comfort of their own homes, to cute kitchen accessories that'll help them declare their love of breakfast far and wide, even if they're not sitting at a table. Most of these gifts are eminently Instagram-worthy, too, which might be the most important part of any brunch. And the best part might be that each of these gifts is less than $25.
So if you're still struggling with what to give the breakfast aficionado in your life, and want to celebrate the day's best meal without blowing your budget, check out these 11 breakfast-themed gifts.
Cactus Egg Separator
This little cactus tool is designed to help you separate eggs. Simply crack an egg into a bowl, place the cactus over the yolk, and squeeze to suck up the yellow. But even when it's not in use, it'll look cute on your counter, too.
Kikkerland Cactus Egg Separator, $9, kikkerland.com
Brooklynese Cawffee Shugah with Heat
This is a can of coffee-flavored sugar, for those who need a translation from the so-called Brooklynese. It's a mix of organic cane sugar, vanilla, espresso, cayenne, and satsuma, which is a Japanese citrus fruit, and it adds a bit of heat and sweetness to any cup of coffee or baked good.
Brooklynese Cawffee Shugah with Heat, $18.95, fishseddy.com
Let your loved one wear their love of breakfast on their lapel with this enamel pin, featuring two fried eggs and a banana in a breakfast-friendly smiley face.
Pintrill Eggs-cellent Pin, $12, pintrill.com
Lodge Cast Iron Skillet
A cast-iron skillet is the workhorse of the kitchen, especially for breakfast. With this cast-iron skillet, you can make frittatas, fried eggs, pancakes, Dutch babies, basically any breakfast food your little heart desires. And even though it costs less than $20, it'll still last you a lifetime if you care for it properly.
Lodge L8SK3 Cast Iron Skillet in 10.25-inch, $18.95, amazon.com
"I Believe in Doughnuts" Key Tag
Some people believe in fairies, others believe in magic. But the true breakfast lover believes in doughnuts, and this keychain lets the world know.
"I Believe in Doughnuts" Key Tag, $15, variouskeytags.com
Dottie Honey Pot
This little ceramic honey pot with golden spots is a grown-up take on the classic bear-shaped plastic honey bottle.
Dottie Honey Pot, $20, anthropologie.com
Space Capsule Tea Infuser
This space age tea infuser is a great gift for the astronaut-wannabe in your life. All they have to do to brew a perfect cup is pop tea leaves inside the so-called space capsule, and leave the astronaut hanging off the side of the mug.
Space Capsule Tea Infuser, $9.99, thinkgeek.com
Packaged Bacon Glass Ornament
You can deck the halls with pounds of bacon with this delightful glass bacon ornament—without any risk of moldy meat contaminating your decorations.
Packaged Bacon Glass Ornament, $20, surlatable.com
Sure, this milk frother doesn't look fancy, but it's a great gift for anyone with a serious latte habit. You can heat up and froth milk in about 20 seconds, right in a mug. It's also great for hot chocolate.
Aerolatte Frother, $19.95, crateandbarrel.com
Sriracha To-Go Keychain
If you have a friend who's always asking for hot sauce at brunch to smother on their eggs, give them the give of portable Sriracha with the Sriracha2Go keychain. Unfortunately, the Sriracha is not included—but chances are good your friend's already got a bottle or two in the fridge.
Sriracha2Go 1.7-ounce Original Keychain, $7, sriracha2go.com
Breakfast Sandwich Maker
This breakfast sandwich maker is more of a novelty than a practical kitchen tool, but it's definitely a great gift for anyone with a taste for ham, egg, and cheese breakfast sandwiches. It's also a hilarious thing to bring to a gift exchange, if you're stuck on ideas.