Buying a Christmas gift for a baker can sometimes be tricky. And what if you’re buying for a keen new baker? What do you get them for their birthday, Christmas, celebration or treat? From aprons to food processors, baking tins to tiered cake stands, there’s a massive range of products to choose from. Here’s our top 10 gifts for bakers:
(prices correct as of 12 February 2016)
KitchenAid Artisan & Original (from £299)
As featured on The Great British Bake Off and Junior Bake Off, the kitchenAid K45 mixer has a smooth rounded design making for easy cleaning and usage and its direct drive motor makes it silent. Its reliable and long lasting and uses a single attachment hub for ease of use and versatility. It uses original planetary action for fast and thorough mixing and a large 4 litre capacity bowl for preparing small to large quantities of food. Its a fabulous mixer that makes light work of cake, batters, sponges and meringues thanks to a direct motor, whisk beater and dough hook.
Kenwood FPP225 Food Processor, Silver (£49.96)
The Kenwood FP225 food processor is versatile yet compact, ideal for those who are looking for a product that has all the essential features without taking up all of your precious worktop space. Featuring an ‘in-bowl’ drive for increased usable bowl capacity and dual drive system for even more power. Offering all the versatility you would come to expect from Kenwood combined with the new sealed bowl drive system.
Andrew James Professional Stainless Steel 5 Piece Mixing Bowl Set (£18.95)
Stylish 5 Piece Professional Stainless Steel Bowl Set. Andrew James set of stainless steel bowls are perfect for all your kitchen needs. Perfect for whisking egg whites, cake mixtures and custards. Can be used under a grill or in an oven and are dishwasher safe. Made from stainless steel grade 201 with a polished finish interior and exterior 0.6mm Thickness. Stackable for easy storage
Joseph Joseph Nest 9 Plus, 9-Piece Set, Multi Colour (£33.29)
Ever conscious of the space restrictions imposed by modern urban living the Nest Food Preparation set offers multi-use, but takes up only minimal space in the kitchen. The Nesting 8-piece set is comprised of a large blue 4-1/2-liter mixing bowl with non-slip bottom and helper handles, a light green small 1/2-liter mixing bowl with measurements included on the inside, a blue colander, a sieve and a 4-piece multi-colored measuring cup set. All 5 components nest together.
VonShef Professional 300W Hand Mixer, Black (£9.99)
- Powerful 300 W Motor to Whisk, Mix and Knead
- Includes – 2x Beaters, 2x Dough Hooks and a Balloon Whisk
- Stylish and Sleek in a Robust Silver and Black Design
- 5 Different Speed Settings, Turbo Function and Ejection Button
- Convenient and Easy to use due to light weight nature
Kitchen Craft Master Class Deluxe 22-Piece Stainless Steel Biscuit and Icing Set (£19.74)
The ideal gift for the adult or child who likes to make homemade biscuits or ice cakes and buns. With eight fully dishwasher proof stainless steel nozzles and thirteen biscuit cutters this useful set comes in a durable storage box. Perfectly presented in a hard case with all of the tips and items in their place. It’s a perfect cookie gun and icing set for both the beginning and avid baker.
Tala Retro Design Round Cake Tins – 3 Pack (£9.99)
Ideal cake storage tins, can be used for large or small cakes, biscuits and other baked goods. Wonderfully styled in a retro style decoration. Key Features Tala retro styled cake tins, perfect for the retro lover. Lovely as a gift too for the brithday baker or as a wedding gift for the married couple.
ProCook Childrens Baking Set 17 Piece (£9.99)
Perfect for little ones to begin their careers as novice chefs! This children’s baking set contains a full 1 pint / 600ml measuring jug, small whisk, mini rolling pin (ideal for little hands). Small sieve, junior sized wooden spoon and silicone spatula plus 6 silicone cup cake moulds and 5 cookie cutters. This product has a 1yr Guarantee with ProCook
OXO Good Grips Silicone Spatula, Tomato (£6.95)
It may not be the biggest or most expensive gift to give someone, but it is an essential that every baker should have. This does the work that a normal wooden spoon or knife couldn’t do, making sure you can get get every last bit of that yummy cupcake mix scraped out and in to the oven. The Le Creuset Silicone Spatula is heat resistant to 250 degrees Celsius, has a removable, dishwasher safe head, the ergonomic handle offers firm grip and will not scratch or damage any cookware surface.
The perfect stocking filler!
Baking & Recipe Books
Still finding it difficult to get the perfect present for the baker among your friends and family? Well if they’ve already got all of the above then why not get them a book? There’s hundreds of fantastic baking and recipe books to choose from, with some of our favourites including Rachel Allen’sBake, Lorraine Pascale’s Baking Made Easy, and not forgetting about Paul Hollywood’s 100 Great Breads, Mary Berry’s Baking Bible and Edd Kimber’s The Boy Who Bakes (Great British Bake Off series 1 winner.)