It has been quite a few weeks since New Year and Christmas. It seems like a lifetime ago but there is no time to rest on your shopping laurels. Yes, January was a very long month but we’ve got some key dates coming up in the next few weeks. If your favourite person is a keen baker, then you’re going to need the best baking gifts available. Is it for Valentine’s Day? Mothers’ Day? Easter? We’ve selected some of our favourites gifts, to suit all budgets. Looking for a gift under £10? Prepared to splash out on a Bosch food processor or Kenwood Mixer (the ultimate baking present!)? You’ll find something here for the baker in your life…
Make your handbag or set of keys stand out in a crowd. Get this cute keyring and tell the world that you’re a Great British Bake Off fan. Or perhaps give it as a gift to your friend who thinks they are a demon chef in the kitchen. This gorgeous keyring holds a small but perfectly formed whisk, spoon, blue cupcake, cookbook and a star engraved with ‘just for you’, which instantly puts you in the category of ‘star baker’!
Who doesn’t need a little sparkle in their life, especially in the kitchen? This cute and colourful unicorn will make the everyone squeal with delight. It shakes colourful sprinkles over the creations you have made together! Ideal size for tiny hands so everyone can contribute to rustling up some delectable delights for tea! Your unicorn sprinkler shaker has its own unicorn packaging. It will become an essential tool for the family baking sessions.
Haven’t we all dreamed of writing our own book? Well now you can. Collect all your favourite recipes and store them in this blank recipe journal. With space for up to 100 recipes, each page allows you to list the ingredients and instructions together. You can also rate the recipe and its difficulty. It provides the space to mark servings, cooking time, complementary drinks and finally a notes section. This attractive journal also contains a handy page of conversion tables for those of us who have ‘old school’ recipes!
Available in a range of fantastic colours, this 100% cotton tote bag not only provides a practical solution to your shopping, it also gives you a giggle! Would make a super lightweight gift for any super cooks you know and because of its 10-litre capacity and handles long enough to sit on the shoulder, this bag would be ideal for all those important cooking and bakery items. Can be washed and it is recommended that you turn it inside out to wash and iron.
This fantastic book would make a valuable contribution to your bakery cupboard! Packed with bright and vibrant ideas with over 70 photographs you can reference to. The book starts with providing you with the basic recipe for the cake mixes used throughout the book and then each cake page shows the ingredients and the methods required to duplicate the picture. Create one of these cake masterpieces and present as a gift or place it centre stage on your party table, what a way to win brownie points!
This pack of 4 non-stick food-safe silicone mats are a must have for the kitchen. These versatile sheets can be used in a multitude of ways – line a baking tray (as they can withstand temperatures up to 250oC), and the perfect surface to knead bread, roll out pastry and cookie cutting. Each mat has a useful ruler grid all the way around the edge and two have rows of circular templates across the mat so you can make evenly sized goodies such as macaroons/scones. Simply wash with soapy water, wipe and air dry and they’ll be ready for use time and time again.
How gorgeous are these?! A serious buy for those cat lovers out there, these oven mitts with a cute cat’s paw on the underside are fun to look at but provide you with serious heat protection up to 480oF. Lined with a comfortable cotton, slip these on and you be protecting your hands and forearms when working in the kitchen or slaving over a hot BBQ whilst still having maximum flexibility due to the quality design. Each oven mitt has a loop attached for easy storage and machine washable (cold water) and can be tumble dried (low heat).
These stylish looking slimline scales are available in a range of colours and would look good on any bench top. With its large stainless steel platform connected to the precision sensors and its easy to read digital display which can switch between grams and ounces, this attractive but functional set of scales allows you to weigh your ingredients up to 5 kilograms in 1g increments/11 pounds in 1/10 oz increments/5 litres in 1 ml increments or 175 fluid ounces in 1/10 fl oz increments. It can cleverly allow you to weigh out all your ingredients in one bowl as you just press the ZERO button after each ingredient. An instruction booklet and battery are included in the packaging so you can immediately put them to good use!
This classic looking, heavy weight book stand would be a statement piece on any bench top. Made in cast iron this traditionally styled support with its ornate inlay pattern can be easily adjusted to enable the cookbook to sit at the correct angle for easy reading, and should a gust of wind be swirling around the kitchen, the two weighted page holders will prevent you from having to flick pages back and forth to find your recipe! A fantastic gift for someone with a traditionally styled kitchen or a statement piece for the modern, contemporary kitchen.
No need for elbow grease when you invest in this stylish black and stainless-steel hand mixer! Its lightweight but powerful motor (300W) is easily controlled via the 5 speed settings and turbo button. The removable accessories of two extra long beaters, two dough hooks and a balloon whisk are dishwasher safe and make cooking and baking a dream! The design of the casing enables you to ‘sit’ the hand whisk on its end, thus preventing any mess dripping over your benches and after use, all you need to do is give the casing a wipe clean.
These silicone utensils are truly amazing and will serve a multitude of purposes! Made from a wooden handle tipped with food grade silicone they can cope with so many cooking aspects – suitable for temperatures up to 230oC, non-stick, stain-resistant, non-corrosive and durable, these utensils are a must have and come complete with a self-draining caddy or alternatively you can use the hanging hole on the end of each utensil if you wish to store them on a tool bar.
Someone obviously struggled to get a cake out of a tin and thought up this ingenious idea! All four sides of this smart rectangular pan can be unpinned and fall flat, level with the base making the removal of your cake/loaf as easy as pie! Manufactured from black non-stick aluminium and a clever hinge on all four sides means that the generous size and ease to use will quickly make it your favourite loaf pan.
This Lakeland caddy box will quickly become a firm favourite for all the members of the family! The kids will want to be seen carrying this sturdy cupcake/muffin caddy full of goodies whenever school has a bake day and mum and dad will want to try out all varieties of muffin recipes so they can have an endless supply of deliciousness! Made from easy to clean polypropylene with a sturdy carry handle, this versatile caddy can hold a delicious load of up to 24 cupcakes (or remove the cupcake trays with their handles and it will carry two traybakes).
This silver anodised aluminium tray bake tin is perfect to create your favourite sweet treat. The seam-welded corners and loose base makes easy work when it comes to removing your creation, all you need to do is gently push the base up and slide your goodies off. The anodised aluminium will ensure even heat transfer and the straight sides will give you get professional looking tray bakes every time. Due to the quality materials used, this product is handwash only.
This versatile cake pan will become a staple item in your cookery/baking cupboard. Made from high strength aluminium, which is recognised for its heat distribution properties, whatever you choose to pop in this pan will come out evenly cooked/brown/crisp. Measuring 28cm square and 3cm deep, the non-stick surface makes it easy to clean and as the pan has been cleverly moulded into one piece so there’s none of those awkward welded seams to have to soak and scrub.
This beautiful cake stand with glass dome could be the centre piece of your party table, and when filled with your home bakes would be the talking point of the celebrations! The clear glass lid has an easily grasped circular knob and the stand itself has fluted edges with a motif on the plate, the wide flared foot ensures the stand is fully supported and the overall appearance makes this piece an elegant alternative to popping your bakes on a dinner plate.
Just reach for this kitchen magician whenever you need to chop, dice, grate, grind, blend or juice. This versatile appliance will end up living on your benchtop as it will always be in use! The selection of accessories enables you to make and store a vast array of foods from smoothies to finely chopped fruit and so much more! This comes with a handy recipe book which will ensure that you are getting the most out of your Nutribullet Blender from the minute you unpack it from its box!
This handsome twin set has all the elegance you would expect from a brand as large as Le Creuset. Both are made from carbon steel, have an easy to clean non-stick coating and come with a lifetime guarantee. They can withstand temperatures up to 240oC and the heavy gauge carbon steel ensures that they heat up evenly and efficiently. The generous cake tin measures 38.7 x 26.9 x 5.58cm and has a rolled edge and silicone inserts for added grip. The oven tray measures 31cm x 28cm (internal dimensions) and has the same easy grip silicon inserts.
A sturdy processor with its 800W motor will power through all your culinary needs with the minimum of fuss! The range of speeds together with the variety of attachments and their functions means that your food preparations will produce consistently good results. This stylish black and silver appliance has so many accessories, many of which can be stored in the bowl making them easily accessible. This easy to clean food processor comes with sturdy rubber suction feet and a safety locking lid and bowl, ensuring no accidental messy incidents!
This retro looking mixer will give you perfect results time and time again. The reliability and performance linked to the Kenwood brand will shine through as you beat/whisk/knead and fold your creations in the 5-litre glass bowl with clear graduations on the front. Easy to fit accessories include a K beater, whisk and dough tool and the electronic speed control enables you to gradually increase the speed ensuring the contents stay in the bowl and not spray everywhere!