Best Gifts For Fans of The Great British Baking Show


best gifts for Great British Baking Show fans

If you know a fan of The Great British Baking Show (aka, GBBS, GBBO, or The Great British Bake Off), finding a perfect Christmas present (or birthday present, or Mothers Day gift, or just a way to show you care) doesnt have to be a technical challengeweve rounded up gifts that have both style and substance, and some are definite showstoppers.

Whether your recipient still pines for Mary, Mel, and Sue, or finds the new batch just as charming, when they unwrap one of these presents, from show-specific merchandise to essential baking tools, theyll deem you star gift-giver for sure. Ready, set, shop!

Note: Prices do not include shipping and handling, where applicable. We have updated this guide with notes on items that are temporarily out of stock, or soon to be.

The Great British Bake Off Coloring Book, $12.46 on Amazon

Amazon

Even when the bakes dont turn out as planned (collapsing cakes, melting mousse, grabbing salt instead of sugarforgetting to turn on the oven), the intricate illustrations of each contestants creation are always perfect. Many of them, along with drawings of the tent and grounds, are collected in this coloring book for those whod like to take a crack at shading them in by hand. (Incidentally, if youve ever wondered why we call the show by a different name in the U.S., its because Bake Off is kind of Pillsburys thing.)Buy Now

The Great British Bake Off prints, $19.11 and up on Tom Hoveys The Baked Print Shop

Tom Hovey

Tom Hovey/The Baked Print Shop

If you (or your recipient) would rather just hang one of the lovely illustrations on your wall (albeit sans color), the shows artist, Tom Hovey, sells prints in his online shop. From contestant Pauls famous lion bread to Nadiyas fizzy pop cheesecakes, the classics are well represented. Find prints from more recent seasons too, like Kim-Joys lemon lavender forest cake adorned with little foxes.

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Baking with Kim-Joy: Cute and Creative Bakes to Make You Smile by Kim-Joy, $17.48 on Amazon

Kim-Joy baking cookbook fall 2019

Amazon

Aforementioned recent GBBS finalist Kim-Joy debuted her own cookbook last fall, and its full of incredibly charming bakes (would you expect anything less?). From pig-shaped profiteroles playing in a pool of chocolate mud to a dazzling space turtle cake, these are edible art projects as much as they are delicious desserts.Buy Now

The New Way to Cake: Simple Recipes with Exceptional Flavor by Benjamina Ebuehi, $15.29 on Amazon

The New Way to Cake by Benjamina Ebuehi

Amazon

Season 7 Bake Off contestant Benjamina Ebuehi is all about putting flavor firstlike in this Cardamom Cake with Mulled Wine Jam recipe she shared from her book. Her minimalist finishing touches are easy for anyone to achieve, but theres nothing understated about her fantastic-tasting desserts. For more, check out our chat with Benjamina (for the very first episode of our Table Talk podcast!).Buy Now

Mason Cash Cane Mixing Bowls, $40-$120 on Food52

Mason Cash Cane mixing bowls

Food52

Made in England by Mason Cash since 1901, these iconic bowls that are used in the show are great for mixing all sorts of doughs, batters, frostings, and fillings, and they look fetching, of coursebut the raised design also makes getting a grip easier, even when your hands are full of butter. Available from Food52 in three sizes and six colors, the sturdy earthenware bowls are microwave, oven, freezer, and dishwasher-safe as well.Buy Now

Star Baker Wooden Spoon, $16 on Etsy

GBBO Star Baker wooden spoon

Sassy Chikkin/Etsy

This beechwood spoon sports a hand-woodburned Star Baker motto with a design inspired by the show logo, but if youd like a version engraved with your giftees name, this one fits the billwhile still alluding to the coveted title every baker hopes to earn each week, or at least once in a lifetime.Buy Now

Star Baker Apron, $18 on Etsy

Star Baker apron Etsy

pencraftE/Etsy

For those whod rather wear their love on their sleeve (or chest, anyway), this Star Baker apron has two pockets for stashing tools and tidbits (and maybe a recipe thats hopefully more detailed than Make the custard.). Its long length protects clothing from flying flour and lashings of ganache, and its available in black, navy, and red.Buy Now

Quilted Heat-Resistant Double Oven Mitt, $17.98 on Amazon

double oven mitt

Cuisinart/Amazon

The handy double mitts many contestants use when taking their bakes out of the oven make great stocking stuffers or housewarming gifts, or can be combined with a few other baking tools for a multi-part present.Buy Now

No One Likes a Soggy Bottom Mug, $10.84+ on Etsy

no one likes a soggy bottom mug

Dragon in a Dress Store/Etsy

Soggy bottoms are a big no-no, but this cheeky catchphrase is sure to bring a smile to many fans of Mary Berry, whether emblazoned on a mug or printed in t-shirt form.Buy Now

The Great British Baking Show Seasons 1-5 DVD Set, $79.95 on Amazon

The Great British Baking Show classic DVD set

PBS/Amazon

For those who havent quite gotten used to Prue, Sandy, and Noel (or who adore them, but still have a soft spot for the original crew too), the DVD set of the first five seasons (as aired on PBS) makes it easy to re-watch favorite episodes, or just put them on for comforting background ambience, anytime. Sure, you can stream episodesThe Great British Baking Show Christmas special on Netflix is a must-watch!but some people (my mom, for one) still fancy the old-fashioned option too. You can also find them at the PBS online shop.Buy Now

The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking by Linda Collister, $27.44 at Walmart

Great British Baking Show cookbook: The Great British Bake Off Big Book of Baking

BBC Books/Amazon

Anyone whos not only been inspired to bake by GBBO but tempted to recreate some of the specific show recipes will love this cookbook, although be aware that the measurements are metric. Thats easy enough to deal with if you have a kitchen scale (if your giftee doesnt, be extra-generous and include one along with the book).Buy Now

Mary Berrys Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes by Mary Berry, $26.49 on Amazon

Mary Berry cookbook: Mary Berry's Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes

BBC Books/Amazon

Follow Mary Berrys recipes for muffins, scones, cakes, and breads and youll end up with something absolutely scrummy. Youll appreciate the full-color photos and illustrations for more detailed steps, too, but again, the measurements here are metric. (The more recent Baking with Mary Berry: Cakes, Cookies, Pies, and Pastries from the British Queen of Baking does have recipes that have been converted to U.S. measurements, but some reviewers feel its lacking in personality compared to Marys Bible.)Buy Now

Paul Hollywoods Bread by Paul Hollywood, $22.20 on Amazon

Paul Hollywood's Bread cookbook

Bloomsbury Publishing/Amazon

A perennial fixture of the show and a master bread baker himself, Paul Hollywood has several books of his own (like the simply titled How to Bake), but this is a great starting place, because it teaches you how to make dozens of types of bread, and then how to turn them into meals (not that you cant make a meal out of bread alone, perhaps with a bit of butter). Step-by-step photos and allegedly foolproof instructions make it easy to achieve homemade bread worthy of the Hollywood handshake. Were betting theres no recipe for pita bread cooked on a campfire, though.Buy Now

Nadiyas Kitchen: Over 100 Simple, Delicious Family Recipes by Nadiya Hussain, $23.76 on Amazon

Great British Baking Show Nadiya Hussain cookbooks: Nadiya's Kitchen: Over 100 Simple, Delicious Family Recipes

Penguin UK/Amazon

Following in the judges footsteps, several past GBBO contestants have also published cookbooks, including the memorably expressive and totally endearing Nadiya Hussain. With one of her tomeswhich include recipes for all sorts of meals, not just dessertyou can and you will make a lot of delicious food! You might want that digital scale, though, because this book also uses metric measurements.Buy Now

Digital Kitchen Scale, $9.95 on Amazon

digital kitchen scale

Greater Goods/Amazon

Seriously, digital scales are so affordable and so accurate, theyre a great purchase even if youre not making metric recipes. Measuring by weight gives you the most precise results, which goes a long way toward a perfect bake (although, of course, there are other factors involved, accidental sabotage among themjust ask anyone who remembers BinGate).Buy Now

100th Year Edition KitchenAid Stand Mixer, $499.99 at KitchenAid

100th Year Edition KitchenAid Stand Mixer

KitchenAid

Any serious baker without a KitchenAid mixer likely covets one, and while this exact model was never used on the show, it looks quaint enough to be right at home in the tent with its pale blue hue and darling hobnail ceramic bowl. Any model will mix batters and whip cream and egg whites to perfection, though, making everything from Bakewell tarts to baked Alaska that much more achievable.Buy Now

Joseph Joseph Adjustable Rolling Pin with Removable Rings, $12.55 on Amazon

wooden rolling pin with adjustable rings to control dough thickness

Joseph Joseph/Amazon

Even seasoned bakers can struggle with rolling out pie crusts and cookie doughs to an even thickness, but this beechwood rolling pin is a real confidence booster, as the adjustable plastic rings control the height of the pin relative to the rolling surfacean easy shortcut to perfection (at least during the beginning stages of the baking).Buy Now

Extra Large Non-Slip Silicone Pastry Mat with Rolling Guides, $18.96 on Amazon

silicone pastry rolling mat with size guide

Folksy Super Kitchen/Amazon

Another super-useful tool for bakers? A silicone mat on which to roll out dough, thats also oven-safe and nonstick so it can be used to line sheet pans too. This one has a helpful size guide for getting pie and tart crusts to the correct diameter (always add a couple inches to allow for crimping!), and the mat itself is 20 by 28 inches, so you can even roll out enough fondant to cover a cake.Buy Now

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Bench Scraper, $9.99 on Amazon

OXO Good Grips bench scraper and pastry cutter

OXO/Amazon

Bench scrapers may seem so basic theyre boring, but theyre great for blending butter, scraping up sticky dough, and cutting it into portionsso no wonder its one of Paul Hollywoods must-have baking items. Consider wrapping it up along with one of his cookbooksBuy Now

Rubbermaid Stainless Steel Oven Thermometer, $7 on Amazon

Rubbermaid oven thermometer for accurate baking temp

Rubbermaid/Amazon

An accurate oven temperature is crucial to exceptional baking (which is why The Great British Baking Show crew bakes a finicky Victoria sponge in every oven each day before taping begins). Oven thermometers are cheap and fantastic for discovering your ovens true temperatureand theyre also the perfect size for a stocking stuffer.Buy Now

Betty Crocker 3-Tier Cooling Rack, $14.21 on Amazon

three tier cooling rack

Betty Crocker/Amazon

A three-tier cooling rack frees up valuable counter space and means you can make multiple traybakes, pies (hand-raised or otherwise), cakes, and/or batches of cookies at once.Buy Now

Kootek 42-Piece Frosting Tools Set with Piping Tips and Bags, $10.99 on Amazon

professional cake decorating set with silicone piping bags and frosting tips

Kootek/Amazon

A professional-grade decorating set(this one includes two reusable silicone pastry bags, 36 different icing tips, and two flower nails for building beautiful roses) is great for creating showstopping cakes, of coursebut also useful for piping meringue, forming and filling macarons, and squeezing out choux pastry for protfiteroles, clairs, and so much more.Buy Now

Handmade Porcelain Cake Stand, $40 at Sur La Table

porcelain cake stand

Sur La Table

Once all the finishing touches have been put on a bake, it needs a pedestal to be placed upon, and this classic white porcelain cake stand is simple, elegant, and lets the dessert take center stageeven if the only ones judging it are friends and family.Buy Now

Passion Fruit Petit Fours, 60 for $64.95 at Sur La Table

Passion Fruit Petit Fours, 60 Pieces

Sur la Table

Then again, if you know your Great British Baking Show fan isnt destined to be star baker no matter what tools are at their disposalor if they only enjoy being in the kitchen vicariouslyyou can always give them the gift of a delicious confection, like these high-end petit fours, tidy enough to impress even Mary Berry. The flavors are mostly fruity (pineapple, berry, orange, strawberry, and tangerine), plus mocha (thats pronounced mocka of course).Buy Now

Asymmetric Necklace, $74 on Etsy

handmade bright chunky asymmetric statement necklace Prue Leith

ORIKO/Etsy

No, its not kitchen-related, but if your recipient has been won over by new judge Prue Leith (whether because of or despite her habit of talking with her mouth full), her bold style may well have something to do with itin which case, consider gifting them a bright and chunky asymmetric statement necklace like the ones Prue wears.Buy Now

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