Kettles are useful in ways we don’t need to explain, but they’re also often beautiful, affordable works of art that liven up your entire kitchen. Whether bringing one home or gifting it to a friend, there are endless options out there featuring beautiful imagery, colors, designs, and materials that display personality and artistry beautifully so every cup of tea or coffee feels more special.
That many options can be overwhelming, though, so we narrowed the field. Below you’ll find our top picks for the best, brightest, and most fun tea kettles and teapots you can buy, all for under $100–most well under that number. Keep scrolling to see which you can bring home and let the boiling begin.
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Le Creuset is known for their craftsmanship and style, and this adorable kettle with its funky shape is no exception. We love the lush red hue you see here, but you can also choose from an array of other rich color options.
As if the cherries and polka dots aren’t cute enough, the shape and unusual handle really send this one over the edge. This print is also available in a number of pieces, so you can start your own cohesive collection and have a fruit-filled kitchen! Just check out this great serving tray.
This whistling strawberry kettle is so cute we could scream. In addition to the gorgeous detailing, it’s also very useful–the reservoir holds two quarts of water and looks amazing on any stovetop. Give it to someone who loves a bright, cheerful kitchen.
The stunning floral design of this teapot is the showstopper of this bunch. 100% handcrafted by Turkish artisans, this pot is lined with tin with a superior copper outer layer, and each piece will have its own unique spin since it’s not a factory-made product.
While this option can’t be placed directly on the stovetop, it will keep your water hot and simply looks too beautiful to not include. Some reviewers note that since it is quite delicate, they use it as a watering can for their indoor plants.
For something a bit less novel and a lot more chic, this goose neck kettle is gorgeous and very affordable. It’s perfect for the minimalist with a keen eye for sleek design, plus it has a no-slip handle and holds up to 27 ounces of water.
The textured swirl pattern and rich emerald shade are only two reasons to buy this great kettle. It can also hold up to 2.3 quarts, has an easy-pouring, stay-cool handle, and you can get it for under $20 if you take advantage of Macy’s frequent coupon deals.
The oil slick look of this kettle is perfect for the funky kitchen, or maybe a college student going away for their first year of school. It looks fresh and youthful, almost hypnotic in appearance, and its bulbous shape helps it heat water more quickly than most.
For something sunny and bright without looking too cartoonish, this vintage-style steel kettle hits the spot. The body is composed of one solid piece, so you also get the added benefit of avoiding rust.
For a soft pastel look with a touch of gorgeous natural wood, try this generously sized 2.7 quart kettle that heats quickly, avoids rust and corrosion, and has a loud whistle to make sure you never forget when the water’s on.
Embsossed cast iron is heavy, beautiful, and looks great on any counter or stovetop. It comes with a removable tea infuser as well, and the under-$30 is hard to believe when you consider the look and quality of this piece.