Unique, Fun and Unusual Gifts for Bakers
Baking is one of the United Kingdom’s best-loved hobbies.
We think this is due to the phenomenal success of The Great British Bake Off, and everybody making banana bread as a coping mechanism during the pandemic (a sentence we never thought we’d say pre-2020).
Since it’s such a popular pass time, it’s no surprise that a fond baker is never far away.
In fact, if you aren’t a baking-lover yourself, we’ll hedge our bets that at least one person in your close circle is usually wearing an apron and holding a wooden spoon.
Bakers love a gadget or kitchen tool.
So when it comes to choosing the perfect gifts for someone who likes to bake, it can be difficult to think outside the box and choose something they don’t already own.
We’ve put together this list of quirky baking gifts, to make gift-buying that little bit easier.
And to make your present-hunting even more convenient, we’ve sorted our novelty gift guide for bakers into different categories.
Browse through all our gift recommendations, or scroll to the relevant section if you have an idea in mind already:
- Quirky Baking Gifts UK
- The Great British Bake Off Gifts
- Personalised Baking Gifts
- Rude Baking Gifts
- Small Baking Gifts (or stocking fillers)
18+ Quirky Baking Gifts
5 Quirky Baking Gifts UK
Our list of novelty baking gifts is full of unique presents that’ll either make them laugh or become a staple piece of kitchen equipment they’ll wonder how they ever lived without.
1. The ‘CupCake’ Full-Size Teapot in Red, Yellow or Blue
Handmade gifts are always well-received, especially during hard times for small businesses.
We absolutely adore this quirky hand-painted teapot from Etsy and are sure the baker in your life will too.
This teapot is perfect for sitting down after a hard day in the kitchen and enjoying a slice of your newest creation.
2. Giant Cupcake Mould in Hot Pink or Red
Is anything better than cupcakes? How about one giant cupcake bigger than your head!
This cupcake cake mould is easy to use but makes great cakes that, once decorated, will be jaw-dropping centrepieces at a party or just a Sunday treat.
Choose from hot pink or red.
3. Funky Sardines Adult Apron
Another handmade gift from Etsy, and another one of our favourites.
This funky sardine design is sure to be a favourite of their many aprons, and it’ll brighten anyone’s day who’s witness to the master at work.
If you love handmade gifts, why not have a go yourself? Take a look at these 15 Easy & Unique Homemade Gift Ideas.
4. Baking Conversion Chopping Board
How many times have you been following a recipe on your phone, and had to open a new tab to google the conversion of measurements only to realise you’ve lost the recipe and need to go back to find it again.
And then had to repeat this process 5 times for the other ingredients.
We’re sure it’s not just us… right?
This amazingly helpful chopping board provides the conversions of popular measurements, so you’ll never lose your place in a recipe again!
5. Christmas with Kim-Joy: A Festive Collection of Edible Cuteness
Most pro bakers know the staple recipes off the top of their head without even having to consult Mary Berry.
Sometimes it’s nice to move away from the mainstream or the technical pastries and take it back to your childhood to let your imagination run wild.
This book of adorable book of festive treats is perfect for bakers who pride themselves on the appearance of their bakes.
And of course, as we are called Open For Christmas after all, we’re big fans of anything Christmassy.
Kim Joy has another book we absolutely adore for year-round baking, called Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and creative bakes to make you smile.
These books are perfect for bakers of any ages and work wonderfully as activities for children.
For more festive activity ideas, take a look at our post Exciting Christmas Activities For Kids.
The Great British Bake Off Gifts
Any baker is bound to be a big fan of GBBO.
They might even have plans to go on the show themselves!
If they’re an aspiring contestant or prefer to keep their baking to the comfort of their own home, they’ll love these gifts inspired by the infamous TV show.
1. SMARTYPANTS Personalised Star Baker Apron
Whilst they’re waiting to get on the show and win their very own apron, why not gift them a makeshift Star Baker apron.
Add their name to make it extra special, so anybody who enters their kitchen knows exactly who’s boss.
2. Keep Calm and Bake Off Mug
A baker needs a good mug to enjoy a cup of tea with a slice of whatever goodness they’ve slaved away over in the kitchen that day.
And what better mug than a Bake Off mug?
They’ll love cosying up on the sofa catching GBBO with this gift.
Great British Bake Off Books
If they’re a big fan of recipe books and can’t stand looking at recipes online, take a look at some of these GBBO books to add to their collection.
- The Great British Bake Off: Love to Bake
- Great British Bake Off – Perfect Cakes & Bakes To Make At Home
- The Great British Bake Off: The Big Book of Amazing Cakes
- The Great British Bake Off: How to turn everyday bakes into showstoppers
- Great British Bake Off: Children’s Party Cakes & Bakes
Personalised Baking Gifts
When a baker is in the kitchen, nothing else matters.
Make those treasured moments even more special with our favourite personalised kitchen baking gifts.
1. Personalised ‘Name’ Queen Of Cakes Apron
Provide them with an official title as Queen of Cakes with a personalisable Apron from Etsy.
You can choose from different colour fabrics and colours of writing, so it suits their personality as well as their status in the kitchen.
We love the simplistic design of this apron that’s stylish yet subtle.
2. Personalised Cupcake Cake Tin
A baker needs somewhere special to keep their bakes.
And where better than a personalised cupcake tin?
Add their name to the already lovely design and they’re sure to make this cake tin a staple in their kitchen.
3. Personalised Recipe Book
Protect recipes from splashes, forgetfulness and chocolatey fingerprints with this gorgeous resilient recipe binder.
As well as personalising by adding a name or quote to the front of the book, you also get to choose the:
- Cover design
- Recipe page layout
Get creative and tailor the gift exactly how they’d like it!
Rude Baking Gifts
These funny gifts for bakers are to be bought with caution.
Make sure the baker you have in mind will find these funny and not offensive, and that they’re age-appropriate.
If you’re certain that they’ll have a good laugh at these funny
1. Funny Round Cutting Board – Baking Gift For Friends
Probably a better one for your friend rather than your grandma, as it involves some profanity.
We think that for the right person this cake board will make them smile each time it’s used.
And the wooden board is sturdy and well-made, so it will also do a good job as a cake stand as well as a source of amusement.
2. D-Zine Bogey Man Egg Separator
This egg separator is an acquired taste and won’t be to everyone’s liking.
Watching the egg whites pour out of his nose like snot is gag-inducing for some, but for others, it’s a funny sight that never gets old.
If you know someone who finds the gross stuff hilarious, then they’ll love this bogey man egg separator as a new tool in their kitchen.
3. Funny Mug for Bakers
This funny mug contains profanity so like the above gifts it isn’t for everybody.
If the baker in your life is a friend or close relative that’ll love using this mug, then it may become a favourite of theirs.
Probably not one to take into the office though!
Small Baking Gifts
This section is dedicated to small baking gifts that are perfect as stocking fillers, Secret Santa or giving as a thoughtful gesture without breaking the bank.
1. NINJABREAD MEN Cookie Cutters
Combining a pun with a cookie cutter? Genius! One of our favourite gifts for cookie bakers.
2. Gingerbread Man Digital Kitchen Timer
Make sure they’re bakes are never under-done or over-baked with this cute digital timer.
3. Top Trumps – British Bakes
Throw it back to the 90s with these Classic British Bakes Top Trump cards!
4. Fred MUFFIN TOPS Cupcake Moulds
These funny ‘muffin top’ cupcake moulds are great fun as a small gift.
The Best Quirky Baking Gifts for the Star Baker in Your Life – Final Thoughts
Bakers are renowned for having fully stocked kitchen cupboards, featuring every gadget and gizmo under the sun.
We hope that our list of quirky baking gifts has offered with some inspiration and guidance into the world of novelty presents for bakers.
Thinking outside the box with these slightly different gifts should ensure that they don’t already have what you’re planning on buying.
We try and split our gift-guides into smaller categories, and include presents from a range of price points so that we can meet the needs of as many people as possible.
Whether you were after a small stocking filler or a large main-present, we hope you’ve found what you were looking for.
Or if you haven’t found the perfect present, we hope you’re at least feeling more informed on the options out there.
If you haven’t found what you’re looking for or would just like to read more, take a look at some of our similar articles and gift-guides listed below.
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