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10 of the best baking gifts to give this year

In need of some gift inspiration for bakers? Browse our list of accessories, tools and personalised baking gifts to order online for home delivery.

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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 from some best-loved bakeries. There are also personalised baking gifts for giving something truly bespoke. 

We have a huge selection of gifts for foodies to browse, from the best letterbox gifts to gifts for coffee lovers. Read on to discover the best baking gifts to give this year.

Thoughtful and personalised gift ideas for bakers

Nathalie Lete Helena spatula

Featuring the intricate works of renowned French artist and designer, Natalie Lete, this spatula is as decorative as it is practical and will bring an air of whimsy to a dreary utensil draw. It’s almost too pretty to use. Almost…

Available from Anthropologie (£6)

KitchenAid Matte Black Mini Mixer

KitchenAid 3.3-litre mini mixer

Looking to blow the budget on an extra special present? KitchenAid stand mixers are iconic, and this slightly smaller edition of the traditional mixer was highly-rated when tested alongside the best stand mixers on the market. This mini masterpiece is 25 per cent lighter and 20 per cent smaller, so is a particularly great choice for passionate bakers with smaller kitchens, plus it’s available in various colours. 

Available from Amazon (from £299.25)

Personalised mixing bowl

Personalise the side of this enamel mixing bowl and you have a truly bespoke gift for giving to any baking fan. There are two sizes available and the name you choose can be accompanied by an additional whisk or mixing bowl icon.  

Available from Not on the High Street (£12)

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.

Available from Nordic Nest (£49)

Personalised apron set, baking gifts

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. 

Available from Etsy (£25 for apron and utensils)

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. 

Available from Amazon (£50)

The Pastry Chef’s Guide – 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. 

Available from: 
Amazon (£13.22)
Blackwell’s (£13.99)

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. 

Available from Sous Chef (£37.50)

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. 

Available from Nordic Nest (£35)

Marian cake knife, baking gifts

Marian cake knife

It’s rare to find a cake slice that’s as vibrant or deliciously decorated as the cake it’s slicing, but this ceramic slice featuring intricate floral decorations can boast just that. It’s also dishwasher and microwave safe. 

Available from Anthropologie (£10)

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