Bakers Gift Guide 2021

It is that time of year again… my Christmas Bakers Gift Guide. This guide is packed full of the perfect gifts for your loved ones, no matter your budget and their experience.

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Recipe Book – £34.50

Have you always wanted to have your own recipes published or do you know a baker who deserves their own recipe book? Then this is the gift for them. Memory Books Recipe Books are completely blank, and you can customise them with your loved ones or your own favourite recipes.

With a minimum of 36 pages and a maximum of 48 pages, you can cram them full of the most delicious recipes from starters, bread, puddings, and main meals you can include all of the recipients’ favourite recipes. These recipe books allow you to keep all your favourite recipes in the same place, from recipes from other recipe books, recipes you have invented or some that you have found on the internet.

Divinely Dark Chocolate Chips – £3.99

These chocolate chips are my absolute favourite at the moment. They are delicious! These are made with the finest responsibly sourced Madagascan cocoa and crafted by Belgian chocolatiers. It is free from refined sugar and is sweetened by using coconut sugar.

I have used these in everything from cookies to the topping for millionaire shortbread. I love that these are also Vegan and Gluten-Free and so are perfect for using in Vegan Cookies or Millionaire Shortbread.  

Eco-Cake Toppers – from £8.50

How cute are these cake toppers? I wish I had known about them when I was writing my How to Be More Eco-Friendly While Baking post. These are handmade and crochet cake toppers. They are made using fine cotton yarn, then securely attached to bamboo skewers, and backed with soft felt. They are plastic-free and reusable. Any beads used on the toppers are also upcycled from second-hand jewellery.

What I love most about them is that they can be reused and can be made using custom colours depending on your event.

You can also get these eco-friendly Raffia Flower Cake Toppers. The raffia used is a natural, undyed plant fibre ribbon and is the perfect decoration for weddings and celebrations. Each bloom is studded with a faux pearl bead upcycled from vintage jewellery.

Apron – from £49.00

DOT is a collection of beautiful bespoke aprons, designed to instil an air of glamour in your everyday routine. I love how stunning and feminine these aprons are. They were created by Maxine Thompson, Founder of Polka Pants. Maxine started working at Chanel before training as a chef at New York’s International Culinary Centre.

It is quite hard to pick a favourite, but I do love that the Butchers Stripe Apron. The Butcher Stripe Apron is made using the offcuts and scraps of fabric from the Fill and Textures Of collection.

Each piece in The Butcher Stripe collection is unique and based on materials available at the time of ordering!

Virtual Bread Making Class – £30.00

This virtual bread making class is perfect for the Paul Hollywood in your life. Learn how to make everything from crusty baguettes to Christmas Stollen.

The classes can be purchased for yourself or as a gift for a loved one and you can then book in for the date of the class you would like to join.

Classes available at the moment are:

Baguettes

Ciabatta

Cinnamon Buns

Christmas Stollen (Christmas period only!)

The lucky recipient has 8 weeks to redeem their surprise gift.

Hampers

Another great idea for your loved ones is to make them a hamper filled with everything they need to start baking. Why not fill them with baking basics like flour, caster sugar, icing sugar, chocolate chips and flavourings. You could also add in some cookie cutters, cupcake cases, rolling pins, cake tins or some decorations like cake toppers or edible sugar decorations.

Bakedin Gift Subscription – from £12*

Bakedin has three different clubs, their baking club, bread club and junior baking club. Each month they will send you a delicious box filled with all the ingredients you need to make a different bake each month.

One of the things I love about Bakedin is you don’t know what you are going to be baking until it comes through the door. It encourages you to make things, you may be necessary wouldn’t have picked from a recipe book or online.

Previous recipes in the baking club include a Chocolate Orange Jaffa Loaf, Blackberry Coconut Crumble Squares, and Toffee Apple Drip Cake.

Previous recipes in the bread club are English Muffins, Caramelised Onion Fougasse and Olive and Thyme Loaf.

The junior boxes are perfect for anyone aged between 5-11 years old. Previous recipes include Junkyard Blondies.

With Bakedin you can buy a gift subscription up to 12 months for any three of the boxes. You can even sign up for more than one if you fancy.

If you do have any questions about this Bakers Gift Guide or any other recipes on my blog you can contact me either by sending me a DM on social media or an email. You can find all my details on the right-hand side of this page.

14 Comments

  • Marysa

    9 November 2021 at 1:05 pm

    These are so interesting! I have never heard of an eco cake topper before, but it makes sense! I am not a baker, but we do have a lot of friends and family who are avid bakers – these would all be great ideas for gifts.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:47 pm

      It is such a great idea, isn’t it! And they would make perfect keepsakes.

  • Karalee Shotola

    9 November 2021 at 3:38 pm

    These are all great gift ideas & I especially love getting new recipe books & the virtual class sounds fun & helpful!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:48 pm

      New recipe books are such a great gift, aren’t they!

  • Jenny in Neverland

    10 November 2021 at 11:19 am

    This is a great guide! I love these ideas 🙂 Although I’m not a baker I do love spending time in the kitchen and trying new things so I’d be dead happy with a virtual class, a hamper or one of those gorgeous aprons!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:50 pm

      The aprons are beautiful, aren’t they! Also, the virtual class would be so much fun to do either on your own or with family or friends!

  • Sarah

    10 November 2021 at 11:20 am

    Oh I love this – so many ideas for gifts (and gifts for me!) Thank you!

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:48 pm

      Thank you!

  • The Yorkshire Dreamer

    10 November 2021 at 5:59 pm

    This is the perfect baker’s gift guide! My sister is a big baker and is currently redoing her kitchen, so this guide is absolutely perfect.

    The personalised recipe book is such a sweet idea. The aprons look very elegant and functional. Creating a hamper filled with everything they need for baking is a brilliant idea! I might do that and fill it with my sister’s most used ingredients.

    Thank you for these suggestions! 😊

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:50 pm

      Ahh, I am sure your sister would love any one of these gifts!

  • Lucy

    10 November 2021 at 8:37 pm

    This is a great Baker’s gift guide, the Eco Cake Topper’s sounds like a lovely business! x

    Lucy | http://www.lucymary.co.uk

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:51 pm

      It is such a great idea, isn’t it!

  • Mummy Conquering Anxiety

    10 November 2021 at 10:16 pm

    Some of these gifts look amazing.

    My hubby bought me an amazing personalised baking apron and still wear it now.

    1. aspoonfulofvanilla

      20 November 2021 at 12:51 pm

      I love a good apron! A personalised one is such a great idea!

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