Once you’re hooked on baking it’s very difficult to reverse the passion. So when it comes to gift giving, you can be sure that baking-related gifts for the foodies in your life are likely to go down well.
We’ve rounded up a selection of baking gift ideas that strike the balance of being both special and practical. From tins for making showstopper cakes to beautiful baking tools and accessible recipe collections for all abilities from some star chefs. There are also personalised baking gifts for giving something truly bespoke.
Want to give something a bit different this year? We have a huge selection of gifts for foodies to browse, from the best edible gift box ideas to the best letterbox gifts and gifts for coffee lovers. Looking for a special personalised gift idea? Create one of these customised BBC Good Food cookbooks filled with delicious bakes and other recipes, or treat a loved one to one of our online cookery courses.
Read on to discover the best baking gifts to give this year and beyond.
Thoughtful and personalised gift ideas for bakers
Oliver Bonas Mixed Metallic Measuring Spoons set of Four
This set of four measuring spoons are stainless steel in varying metallic hues with coloured handles for tablespoon, teaspoon, half and quarter teaspoon measures. The large safety pin in place of a ring is a wonderfully quirky touch.
VonShef 1000W stand mixer
Looking for an extra special present? VonShef’s 3.5-litre stand mixer was highly-rated when tested alongside the best stand mixers on the market and also earned the title, best affordably stand mixer. This little workhorse has eight speed settings and arrives with a flat beater, balloon whisk and dough hook in the box. It’s a particularly great choice for passionate bakers with smaller kitchens, plus it’s available in both black and white colours.
Nadiya Bakes by Nadiya Hussain
Nadiya’s book accompanies her BBC Two series of the same name and is packed with over 100 recipes, from breads to traybakes and special celebration bakes. You can expect her creative stamp and signature twists on classics right from the first page.
Mon Amie cake stand
This blue white porcelain cake stand by Rörstrand is part of the Marianne Westman Mon Amie collection and would make for a summery centrepiece for any table and celebration. The wide base also makes it stable which is useful for enthusiastic cake slicing.
Glam and Co personalised apron set
This full bib apron is made from heavy cotton and can be personalised with a name or caption. The same goes for the optional bag of baking utensils. All are customisable so just choose your font and away you go.
Nordic Ware bundt tin
This brand is Bundt tin royalty. The classic curving lines of this particular tin makes it a clear contender for a bundt cake crown and an exciting gift for bakers and their showstopper creations.
The Pastry Chef’s Guide by Ravneet Gill
Ravneet Gill has worked as a pastry chef in some of the best kitchens in London. Her accessible debut cookbook for home bakers demystifies complex techniques. Complete with beautiful photography, the book is divided into chapters: sugar, custards, chocolate, pastry, biscuits, cakes and puddings. Basically, all the best things in life.
Mosser glass jade milk glass cake stand
This cake stand is something special, intricately moulded in glass to create one milky jade showpiece for presenting baking creations. There are three sizes available, from 15cm to 30cm in diameter. It’s also dishwasher safe.
One Tin Bakes by Edd Kimber
Perfect for anyone who loves to bake, this collection of sweet and simple traybakes are a joy to flick through. And you only need a 23 x 33cm baking tin.
Knabstrup proving saucer
You can’t help but gaze into the glazed blue coating of this proving saucer. It’s a heavy-duty ceramic bowl, perfect for leaving dough to rise in. And when not filled with dough, store it on show. It would make an excellent fruit bowl.
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