Looking for a Christmas gift for a keen 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've come to the right place.
We’ve rounded up the perfect selection of treats to butter them up this Christmas. Fingers crossed you get to taste the results too!
The best baking gifts for Christmas
1. KitchenAid 4.8L Artisan Stand Mixer
Best food mixer for style: a colourful mixer for Bake Off obsessives
Reasons to buy
Reasons to avoid
As seen in the 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. It comes with four accessories included. It will be top of Santa's wish-list for many a home cook.
2. Cake stand
The perfect gift for displaying their baking masterpieces
A must-have for showing off that fresh batch of perfectly risen scones or showstopper Victoria sponge, a classic cake stand is always a safe bet. Sometimes it can be tricky to know what kind will suit their tastes, so if in doubt go plain and simple.
3. Mixing bowl
An option which is not just for Christmas and in lovely colours, too
A baking essential, the magic starts in the mixing bowl. Serving cooks and bakers since 1899, Tala offer a range of bakeware and cookware in a variety of colours, including the 5.5ltr stoneware mixing bowl in festive red.
4. Festive pastry cutters
A must-have for any seasoned baker
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.
5. Recipe tins
For keeping all those recipes in check
We all have our favourite recipes, whether it's a heartwarming beef stew or our grandmother's Victoria sponge. However, with so many recipes online these days it's difficult to keep track. This beautifully illustrated recipe tin is perfect for keeping your recipes organised and makes the perfect gift for any cook.
6. 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...