Christmas 2013: gift ideas for Great British Bake Off fans

From a fancy wooden spoon and the perfect piping bag to recipe books and pre-made gingerbread men, please the Bake Off lover in your life

Does your mum have a bit of a thing for Paul and Mary? Perhaps your best friend rates his chances in the Bake Off tent? 


Help your loved ones avoid soggy bottoms and achieve brilliant bakes this festive season with our cake-based gift guide. You’ll probably get something edible as a thank you… 

Winter warmers

The Bake Off might take place in a tent at the height of the British summer, but that doesn’t mean you can’t feel inspired when the nights draw in too, with The Great British Bake Off Winter Kitchen. Think pork belly with fennel and roasted sticky red onions, followed by treacle and lemon sponge. YUM.

Buy here

Fake finalist

Fancy yourself as a Bake Off contestant, but not sure you’d cope with the heat in the kitchen or Paul Hollywood’s icy, icy stare? Well, you could just pretend and get one of these signs instead? Sounds a whole lot easier to us…

From £19 Buy here

Cake clip

Traditionally you’re supposed to put cake in your mouth. We think that’s why it’s affectionately known as a cake hole. But why not shove a bit in your hair too? When it’s this adorable, how could you not…

From £4 Buy here

Specialist spoon

Beat those eggs and stir your batter to perfection with this state of the art wooden spoon. Just like the one Mary Berry uses. Probably.

From £5.80 Buy here

Perfect piping

Make sure your bakes are always showstoppers with this set of fancy piping bags. There are eight different nozzles in the set, as well as a booklet to guide you through the trials and tribulations of achieving the perfect pipe.

From £11.99 Buy here

Great expectations

Follow in the footsteps of the baking greats with this star baker dish. Just make sure your cooking can live up to the hype. Perhaps see cookery book above.

From £35 Buy here

Ready, set… Bake!

Forget soggy bottoms in a soggy Somerset field. Bake off on a culinary trip around the world via Greek Siphnopitta cheesecake, Berliner doughnuts, French Millefeuille and Mississippi mud pies.

From £5 Buy here

Get sorted

Prepare yourself for a serious baking sesh with this official homeware set, featuring cake stand, cupcake cases, labels, stickers, notepads and sticky notes. It also contains thank you cards, which we assume you’ll be using to send love letters to Paul Hollywood.

From £39 Buy here

DIY decorating

Love biscuits (who doesn’t) but can’t be bothered to bake them (who can, eh?) Fake culinary perfection with Biscuiteer’s DIY jolly gingers. They send you the biscuits, all you have to do is the fun part – decorating them. Sounds good to us.

From £40 Buy here

Tea time

Cake baked to perfection: check! Soggy bottom averted: check! Time to sit back with a cuppa then…

From £6 Buy here