Buy It: $20   

Cooking is a science and these chemistry-themed shakers are sure to inspire experimentation in the kitchen. Of course, the salt should say NaCl but hey – it’s a conversation starter!


Buy It: $15   

Here’s another set of spice shakers inspired by science, but be warned that your chemist friends might chuckle a bit at the pepper formula. Still very cute!


Buy It: $13   

Perfect for photographers and especially foodographers, these film-inspired salt and pepper shakers bring artistic passion to the table in a big way.


Buy It: $55   

Not too big or too small, but just right – these minimalistic salt and pepper grinders look elegant at the table and feel good in the hand.


Buy It: $31   

Stressed out about cooking and cleanup? Bring a little zen to the table with the BALANCE salt and pepper shaker set. These shakers look like tranquilly stacked pebbles, and the bottom portion flips over to reveal a small bowl for dips and sauces.


Buy It: $48   

These natural shakers are hand-sculpted and smoothed with a natural oil and beeswax finish, an organic design that fits well with any tableware theme. Available in walnut, maple, cherry, beech, or stunning iroko.


Buy It: $25   

Minimalistic yet perfectly distinctive, the RINGS salt and pepper set pares down the classic spice dispenser to an attractively basic form. One is glossy and the other matte so you can tell them apart.


Buy It: $25   

Porcelain drops with a distinctive swirl on top, these shakers mimic the shape of a Hershey’s Kiss to please any chocolate aficionado.


Buy It: $26   

Doré Salt & Pepper Shakers are made of gilded porcelain to add a touch of sophistication to the table setting. Refined utensils like these won’t go out of style any time soon. And they come in a gorgeous box to make a nice presentation as a gift.


Buy It: $45   

Humpty Dumpty will wobble and sway but won’t topple over. Designed by M.Y. Kong, this playful salt and pepper set won the #Form award in 2004 and happens to be one of the few spice shakers honored with a spot in MoMA’s design store.


Buy It: $15   

This condiment set looks like the Loch Ness monster when the oil pourer and spice shakers are arranged in a line – a great way to get children (and adults!) to return the shakers to their rightful place after using them.


Buy It: $45   

Here’s another quirky spice set that appeals to the inner child. This triceratops-shaped pair of salt and pepper dispensers arrives in a nice gift box ready to bring a smile to the face of anyone who receives them.


Buy It: $21   

Fine glass highlights the beauty of the spices while the cute little pour-spout snouts capture the heart. These rotund piggies somehow strike the perfect balance between elegant and adorable.


Buy It: $73   

Everybody knows someone with a fascinating snow globe collection. But it’s not complete without the matching tableware set! These snow globe shakers are made of sturdy plastic, which just might come in handy because they look so fun to shake.


Buy It: $10   

How could anybody resist the temptation to spice his or her meal when these playful whales are swimming nearby? Torre & Tagus are glossy ceramic and finished in black and white.


Buy It: $21   

Nautical tableware themes are just begging for the addition of these colorful octopus-shaped salt and pepper shakers.


Buy It: $68   

Here’s one for the dog fans. Love basset hounds? Love Jonathan Adler? This salt and pepper pair is a must-have.


Buy It: $47   

Yes! The kissing pugs shaker set you never knew you needed. Magnetic inserts make these lovey-dovey puppies come together with a satisfying click every time.


Buy It: $48   

Jonathan Adler created these cat-shaped spice dispensers with a personality that is stoic, mysterious, and just a little sassy – much like the real thing.


Buy It: $8  

Moving on to birds now. These cute little owl salt and pepper shakers make a cute pair for your dining.


Buy It: $37  

Designed by Frank Pearson, these charming little birds remain securely perched on their branches thanks to their sturdy magnetic bases.


Buy It: $6  

These porcelain birds are subtle enough to work with any tableware theme. Each pair comes with a stylish gift box, ready to send as a housewarming or wedding present for the minimalist in your life.


Buy It: $9  

“Don’t play with your food!” Thankfully, this adage doesn’t extend to spices. These wind-up rolling penguins make passing the salt and pepper much more fun.


Buy It: $10   

Brown eggs look good at any table. This egg-shaped salt and pepper shaker set includes a carton-style holder to complete the theme. But beware: brunch guests might want to gobble them up.


Buy It: $22   

White and red, good and evil, salt and pepper – this plastic spice shaker set reflects the principal of duality in the most adorable way possible.


Buy It: $16   

The philosophy of yin and yang describes the complementary nature of opposite forces, like savory salt and spicy pepper. “Love and Hugs” is a spice shaker set that reveals a taijitu symbol from above and a sweet embrace from the side, an uplifting reminder about the importance of balance.


Buy It: $14   

Construct a fun dining theme with the official LEGO salt and pepper set. These might be just the thing to help a youngster overcome picky eating habits, but they’d make a great gift for any nostalgic adult too.


Buy It: $14  

These wind-up robots waddle across the table to deliver spices wherever needed. The retro design is ideal for a fan of classic science fiction.




Buy It: $20   

Rendered in perfect detail on glossy ceramic, R2-D2 and R2-Q5 are equally suited for everyday use or standalone display. These are the droids you’re looking for – at least, if you need a housewarming gift for a Star Wars fanatic.


Buy It: $15   

Give yourself to the Dark Side… of breakfast. This Darth Vader and Stormtrooper spice set is made of weighty and sturdy ceramic, sure to serve as a conversation starter for many years to come.


Buy It: $18   

Gandalf and Saruman engage in an epic battle when they’re not busy using their powers to salt and pepper your meal.


Buy It: $14   

Jack and Sally share a charming smooch in this spooky spice shaker set. This high quality ceramic set makes for a functional tabletop centerpiece for a Nightmare Before Christmas fan, but they’d work great as a cake topper or a housewarming gift as well.


Buy It: $12   

Halloween enthusiast? Classic horror fan? Dr. Frankenstein’s Monster and his Bride lock lips in this charmingly romantic pair of spice dispensers.


Buy It: $15   

Here’s another magnetic set, this time featuring two classic vampires with the sweetest expressions.


Buy It: $21  

One shaker represents Stark and the other Lannister – a nice gift for a Game of Thrones fan.


Buy It: $12   

Have you ever seen a dragon that wasn’t awesome? Fantasy enthusiasts (or power metal listeners) can rest easy knowing their spices are protected by this fierce guardian.


Buy It: $14   

Delightfully detailed, this rook and bishop salt and pepper shaker set brings a touch of whimsy to the table. These chess pieces would make a fantastic accessory for a party or wedding themed around Alice in Wonderland.


Buy It: $12   

An offering from Fred & Friends, known for their unusual and sometimes shocking designs, this clever Salt+Power shaker set is a colorful complement for an industrial-inspired interior.


Buy It: $12   

Simply flip the switch to choose between salt and pepper – it helps reduce a bit of table clutter by consolidating two shakers into one, and demonstrates how fun interactive design objects can be.


Buy It: $13   

Adorable! The Two Peas in a Pod salt and pepper set is sweet and romantic, just begging to become a wedding or housewarming gift. The magnetic base means you can pass both across the table at the same time without either one falling off.


Buy It: $14   

These toast and bread spice shakers are almost unbearably cute. Breakfast this charming has to be a fantastic way to start the day with a smile.


Buy It: $13   

These ninja salt and pepper shakers will spice your meals with stealth and skill, and will make anyone feel cooler just by using them.


Buy It: $57   

Stylish and discreet, this sailboat hides its salt and pepper shaker holes on the side of the inner face, so it looks like a nice ceramic decoration when not in use.


Buy It: $15   

Finally – a spice shaker set that goes beyond just salt and pepper! The Four Seasons set encourages owners to create an ecosystem for the plant figurines inside, like using pepper flakes to imitate autumn leaves or salt to reflect snow.


Buy It: $11   

Not only are these ceramic salt and pepper shakers sturdy and functional, they’re also cute enough to display among a bowling collection.


Buy It: $14   

Detailed and perfectly on-theme, this soccer/football inspired shaker set maintains its perfect balance using magnets.


Buy It: $10   

Gridiron football fans can be fiercely loyal to their teams, so if you’re a multi-team household it can make sense to opt for general accessories like this fun shaker.


Buy It: $14   

Simply stack the basketball on the basket when you’re finished spicing your food – then proudly release your slam dunk puns on your brunch guests.


Buy It: $12   

Everyone has that friend who tends to get so wrapped up in a new game, they barely want to put the controller down long enough to eat. Inspired by Xbox, this spice shaker set would make a clever gift for your favorite console fan.


Buy It: $19   

Retro gaming is still alive! These irresistible salt and pepper shakers based on Blinky and Inky certainly won’t stand in the way of Pac-Man’s meal today.

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