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Best baking gifts for the star baker in your life this Christmas

Baking gifts at the ready, steady, bake!

We all have a friend who loves to bake, so a baking gift is perfect for Christmas. If you know someone who loves whiling away the hours in the kitchen, are looking to try their hand at a new recipe, or perhaps learning how to bake for the very first time, let them channel their inner Mary Berry with the perfect gift.

From kitchen appliances, cookie cutters, to tea towels, and everything in between, we have found all the best baking gifts for Christmas, and all year round, to suit all abilities.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

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KITCHENAID Artisan Stand Mixer, was £499, NOW £399, Currys

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The ultimate kitchen essential to make stirring even the thickest of batter - we are looking at you Christmas cake - a breeze. 

A cake turnable

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InnoGear Cake Turntable, £14.99, Amazon

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Once you’ve mastered the baking, it’s time for the decorating. To make your cake a real showstopper, try your hand at piping, floral displays, even writing a special message.

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Le Creuset loaf tin

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Le Creuset Non-Stick Loaf Tin, £29, John Lewis & Partners

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Perfecting your banana loaf? This is the one essential you need. 

Piping bags

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Disposable Piping Bags 50 Pack, £4.25, Hobbycraft

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Piping takes some practice, and with 50 disposable bags you can perfect everything from straight lines, to flowers on your next bake.

Cake and brownie tin set

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Lakeland 4-Piece Cake and Brownie Tin Set, £32.97, Lakeland

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When you are baking, the basics you need to stock up on are baking trays and muffin tins to cook your tasty treat inside. 

Hand mixer whisk

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Salter Cosmos Electric Hand Mixer Whisk, £26.99, Very

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If a stand mixer is too cumbersome for you and your household, a hand mixer is the solution. 

This design is lightweight, has various settings to ensure you blend all of your ingredients, without whisking the air out, and compact enough to store away after use. 

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Cookie cutters

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Set of 12 Cookie Cutters, £15, John Lewis 

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The simplest of baking tools, but a must have nonetheless. Get creative, and rope in all the family on your next baking session, with these fun cookie cutters. 

Stainless steel baking set

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Essentials Stainless Steel Baking Set (9 Piece), £35, John Lewis & Partners

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Measuring is a vital part of baking, and any form of cooking; too little yeast and your bread won’t rise, too much sugar and it’ll be too sweet. Whether you bake in cups or tablespoons, this kit has all bases covered.

Tala Indigo and Ivory baking set

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Tala Indigo and Ivory Baking Set, £80, Dunelm 

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It’s one thing baking, and having the measuring appliances, spatulas and trays, but you need a sturdy bowl to mix it all in. 

Pancake and doughnut batter dispenser

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Pancake & Doughnut Batter Dispenser, £10.31, Wayfair

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Just the thought of pancakes and doughnuts is enough to get our mouths watering, let alone the taste of them. 

Cake stand

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Stoneware cake stand, £24.99, H&M 

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Display your fresh bakes with pride on this chic stoneware cake stand.

Mary Berry's book

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My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes, £7.99, Amazon

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Mary Berry knows a thing or two about baking, which is why her cookbook My Kitchen Table: 100 Cakes and Bakes is a must have for beginners or seasoned bakers.

Kids' Christmas Baking kit

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5 Piece Kids' Christmas Baking Set, £10, M&S 

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Getting the little ones involved in baking is always fun, for them, for siblings and for parents too. Whether you are making festive treats, a weekend bake, brownies, cookies, or a Christmas cake, this set will come in use. 

Recipe journal

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Hanging Fruits Recipe Journal, £24.99, Papier 

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Keep a note of your favourite recipes, the secret ingredient to your favourite family feast, and even plan ahead your breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks for the day or week ahead.

Christmas baking gift set

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EDDINGTONS Bake & Take Christmas baking gift set, £20, Selfridges

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Whether you are treating a special someone this Christmas, or just want to stock up on activities for a rainy day, this baking kit is ideal. 

The set comes complete with 62-pieces so you can make your very own gingerbread men, and gingerbread house.

 

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