Baking gifts: 12 top gifts for bakers this Christmas and beyond

Whether they're a budding baker or culinary master, these baking gifts will go down a treat with the bakers in your life

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Looking for a Christmas gift for a keen baker? You've come to the right place! There's A LOT of baking gifts out there and it can be pretty overwhelming narrowing down the choices if you're more of a cake eater, rather than cake baker.

If there's somebody in your life with a penchant for patisserie, who's barmy about bread-making and crazy about cake; if you are greeted by the of sweet smell of freshly-baked goodies every time you step through their door, or if there is a go-to person for birthday bakes in the family, who is glued to every episode of Great British Bake Off, you know that you've just got to get them something baking related for Crimbo.

But where to start? We’ve rounded up the perfect selection of treats to butter them up this Christmas. Fingers crossed you get to taste the results too!

Head to our best Christmas gifts page for more ways to get ready for the big day. It's something we can all look forward to...

The best baking gifts for Christmas

KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer

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1. KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer

Best food mixer for style: a colourful mixer for Bake Off obsessives

Specifications
Type: Stand mixer
Price: Around £500
Reasons to buy
+Range of colours+Sweet and savoury baking
Reasons to avoid
-Very pricey -Lower power than most

As seen in the Great British Bake Off tent and coveted by passionate home cooks for a century, KitchenAid has been one of the industry leaders in stand mixers for the last 100 years, and it’s easy to see why. Extremely versatile, the attachment-ready Artisan stand mixer has a 4.8 litre bowl and comes with four accessories included. It will be top of Santa's wish-list for many a home cook. Did we mention that it's at the top of our list for the best stand mixers, too?

Ulster Weavers Nutcracker Cotton Apron

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2. Ulster Weavers Nutcracker Cotton Apron

A bit of festive fun in the kitchen

Specifications
Type: Baking attire
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Lovely festive pattern+100% cotton+Machine washable
Reasons to avoid
-None!

Based on the iconic Nutcracker ballet by Tchaikovsky, this very festive apron will help to protect your sparkling Christmas jumper from flour puffs and dinner spills. It's made from cotton for comfort which also means that it is machine washable, too.

If you're a fan of the print you could get the matching double oven gloves to complete the look.

Emma Bridgwater mince pie plate

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3. Emma Bridgewater Polka Star Mince Pie Plate

A centre piece for the favourite (sweet) pie of the season

Specifications
Type: Plate
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Beautifully decorated+Dishwasher and microwave safe+Handmade in the UK
Reasons to avoid
-None!

Perfect for mince pies – it even has it written on the plate – this Emma Bridgewater piece is the perfect way to display a staple Christmas treat. It's dishwasher and microwave safe so it can be used time and time again, when you're restocking those festive pastries (yum!)

Top That Edible Decor Sheet Christmas Reindeer Border Ribbon

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4. Top That Edible Border Ribbon

For that finishing touch around the Christmas cake

Specifications
Type: Cake decoration
Price: Less than £10
Reasons to buy
+Edible+Pretty
Reasons to avoid
-(VERY) delicate

If you're yet to decorate the Christmas cake then boy, are you in for a treat. This looks lush and very festive. It's more to eat AND will mean that there is no wastage when you cut into the cake. You'll just need to be careful when securing it because it's pretty delicate.

Lakeland Electric Cupcake Maker

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5. Lakeland Electric Cupcake Maker

For a quick treat which can baker can master in minutes

Specifications
Type: Baking
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Makes up to 7 cakes+Quick to bake+Easy to clean
Reasons to avoid
-7 may not be enough!

If you want a little cake and quick, this cupcake maker from Lakeland will do the trick. It'll make up to seven scrummy cakes which won't stick to the pan. And then, when you're all done, cleaning will be easy as pie (eating cake) too.

There's some recipes included in the box so you can rise to the challenge as soon as it arrives, unless you already have a recipe in mind that is...

Joules cake tins

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6. Joules Cake Tins, set of 3

A pretty gift which keeps on giving, all year round

Specifications
Type: Baking accessory
Price: Less than £30
Reasons to buy
+Pretty patterns+Set of 3
Reasons to avoid
-None!

This delightful set of three striking cake tins from Joules are perfect for all-year-round use, not just for Christmas. They'll keep all the baked goodies fresh and looking pretty before consumed. A lovely gift idea for any baker.

John Lewis & Partners Fine China Cake Stand

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7. John Lewis & Partners Fine China Cake Stand

The perfect gift for displaying their baking masterpieces

Specifications
Type: Baking accessory
Price: £40
Reasons to buy
+Art Deco design+Gift boxed
Reasons to avoid
-Nothing!

A must-have for showing off that fresh batch of perfectly risen scones or showstopper Christmas cake, a classic cake stand is always a safe bet. This fine china cake stand from John Lewis is timeless so if in doubt about what colours and patterns they prefer, go plain and simple. 

Joules sprout teatowel

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8. Martha & Hepsie Sprout Tea Towel

Ideal for mopping up little spills in the kitchen

Specifications
Type: Baking accessory
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Festive pattern+100% cotton+Machine washable
Reasons to avoid
-None!

Tea towels are mega useful in the kitchen, especially for mopping up any baking spills or covering the stand mixer so no flour dare escape. The perfect print for this time of year (and who doesn't like sprouts?) it'll quickly become the centre piece around a working kitchen. Oh and it's got a hanging loop so it can be hung up out of the way when it's not needed.

Mason Cash mixing bowl

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9. Mason Cash Traditional Mixing Bowl

An option which is not just for Christmas and in lovely colours, too

Specifications
Type: Baking accessory
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Tough ceramic+Traditional design+Dishwasher safe
Reasons to avoid
-None!

A baking essential, the magic starts in the mixing bowl. This example from Mason Cash is a firm favourite amongst the bakers at Real Homes. It's timeless and is oh so very durable, too. It comes in various colours but our fave is that one pictured, classic.

Kilner jar

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10. Kilner Preserve Cliptop Round Jar

A good storage solution which will look fabulous on the shelves

Specifications
Type: Baking accessory
Price: Less than £20
Reasons to buy
+Vintage style+Various uses+Dishwasher safe
Reasons to avoid
-None!

We love a Kilner jar. They're just so useful. Whether you're preserving a chutney or storing some flour, they are a fab storage solution for bakers all over the country. If they don' have the cupboard space to store them, they'll look wonderful if left out on a shelf or kitchen worktop.

The best bit? It all dishwasher safe. Lovely.

baking scene national trust

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11. Festive pastry cutters

A must-have for any seasoned baker

Specifications
Type: Baking accessories
Price: Less than £10
Reasons to buy
+Very versatile+Lots of different shapes available
Reasons to avoid
-Best to wash by hand to ensure they are thoroughly cleaned

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without a selection of show-stopping mince pies. To get them looking their best, a pastry cutter will help to shape the pastry for you. They could even be used to make gingerbread biscuits and shortbread, too.

Real Homes December 2020 front cover

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12. Real Homes Magazine subscription

The best Christmas gift for magazine lovers

We know we would say this but Real Homes magazine is a fab read – as well as being a great reference for anyone looking to transform their home. A subscription means they'll know all the latest on updating an owned or rented home. Whether  on a budget or splashing out on a forever family home. It covers the latest recipes which would be worth a try, too. The gift that keep on giving...

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Jennifer Oksien
Jennifer Oksien

Jennifer joined the Real Homes team in February 2020, and returned to Future Publishing, as our Appliances Editor. Jenny spends her working days bringing you the best appliance deals, and the latest appliance tech so you can kit out your home on trend and within budget – when she is not doing that she is renovating and restoring her Victorian terrace with secondhand bargains, baking sponge cakes and taking photographs of postboxes wherever she travels.