The Cosy Home gift guide: present ideas for cooks and bakers

If you know someone who’s glued to Great British Bake Off, has every Mary Berry book ever written and gets excited by new cake recipes, then we’ve found the perfect gift. From aprons to kitchen aids, there’s something here to suit the ‘taste’ of every budding – or expert – chef.

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1. Hen oven gloves and gauntlets, Sophie Allport

Hen oven gloves and gauntlets, Sophie Allport

Protect your hands from hot pans with these heat resistant double oven gloves in a neutral oat stone coloured hen design. A practical gift for getting those piping hot casseroles and cakes out of the oven, they’d be perfect in any country kitchen and are bound to appeal to hen keepers. Available as double oven gloves (£18), or a single gauntlet (£16), from Sophie Allport.

2. Rolling pin, Scaramanga

Rolling pin, Scaramanga

These brightly coloured,painted, solid wood small rolling pins (also known as veluns) are traditionally used for rolling and preparing chapattis, puris and parathas. They feature tapering edges allowing maximum control for perfect rolling each time. They measure 35cm long by 4cm thick, and cost £7.50 from Scaramanga.

3. Mango wood scoop spoon, Ian Snow

Mango wood scoop spoon, Ian Snow

This scoop spoon has a clever design that incorporates a thin edge and a short handle. The edge helps to scoop a tricky ingredient, such as flour or sugar, into a neat and sizeable clump, and the short handle ensures less mess and wobble during transference. It’s perfect for bakers, and they’ll wonder what they did without it! £12, available from Ian Snow.

4. Set of five cake tins, Orla Kiely

Set of five cake tins, Orla Kiely

This set of five colourful  cake tins features classic Orla Kiely prints, including multi stem, abacus flower, 70s oval flower, linear stem and shadow flower. The tins range in size from 13.5cm wide to 26cm wide, and will nest inside each other for easy storage when they’re not in use. £39.95 for the set, available from Andshine. 

5. ‘Bake off’ beech egg holder, Annabel James

‘Bake off’ beech egg holder, Annabel James

This hand crafted solid beech egg holder for six eggs has the words ‘Bake Off’ are embossed into the side – great for egg storage and a perfect gift for an aspiring baking god or goddess to keep within arms’ reach ready to whip up the latest show stopper. It’s also available with other slogans. £19.95, from Annabel James.

6. Nautical apron with starfish, The Nautical Company

Nautical apron with starfish, The Nautical Company

An unusual off white kitchen apron with a printed starfish design of three different blue colours, navy, blue and turquoise, this has an adjustable neck strap and side ties of approximately 88cm (34.6″) long each to secure around the waist. Made of 100% cotton, it costs £18 from The Nautical Company.

7. Christmas tea towel, Of Life and Lemons

Christmas tea towel, Of Life and Lemons

This Prosecco tea towel would make an ideal stocking filler or Christmas gift for a Prosecco-obsessed domestic goddess and comes packaged in cellophane ready for wrapping. It’s made from 100% cotton for durability, and costs £9.99 from Of Life and Lemons.

8. Stir it Up cake stand, Creative Tops

Stir it Up cake stand, Creative Tops

Cakes and bakes will sit pretty on this pedestal stand, with a quirky ‘piece of cake’ motif. Designed in the United Kingdom, this stand is part of the Creative Bake collection which features a range of coordinating products. £26, see the Creative Tops website for stockists.

9. Retro flour shaker, Gisela Graham

Retro flour shaker, Gisela Graham

Grab a bargain stocking filler with this vintage-style flour shaker, designed to help you quickly and easily dust surfaces for rolling pastry or turning out. Was £7, now just £2 from The Contemporary Home.

10. Set of three gold sieves, Bloomingville

Set of three gold sieves, Bloomingville

There’s nothing like using attractive utensils for making baking day more fun. Just imagine sifting flour and icing sugar with these beauties. And they look stunning hanging up should you wish to display them as well. £54 for the set, available from Audenza.

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Cosy Home Blog's guide to gift ideas for people who love cooking and baking at home

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