10 Gifts for People Who Love the Great British Baking Show
We’ve yet to meet anyone who doesn’t love The Great British Baking Show. Whimsical bakes, witty banter, and feel-good finales — the BBC program is a delight to watch. But there are fans, and then there are fans. Chances are there’s someone in your life who swoons over Paul Hollywood or idolizes Mary Berry. Are we right?
These gifts are for them. On your marks, get set, SHOP!
1. Mason Cash Ceramic Batter Bowl, $31
Ceramic bowls from iconic British brand Mason Cash have made many an appearance in the tent. This one, made from chip-resistant ceramic stoneware, is dishwasher- and microwave-safe and has a handle and a spout for easy pouring.
2. Metallic Lace Cake Stand, $32 from Anthropologie
Every baker needs a pedestal to display their finished goods, and this cake stand will make their cake, um, stand out.
Chetna Makan, a semi-finalist on the show in 2014, was known for her unique flavor combos. In this book, she gives readers a fresh take on Indian cuisine, from stuffed chilies to coconut chutney.
In addition to sifting flour, this Paul Hollywood-approved tool is also great for dusting your work surface and finishing cakes with powdered sugar or cocoa powder.
5. Life is What You Bake It Dish Towel, $24 from Anthropologie
Your favorite star baker will love the punny design — and the fact that she can throw it in the washing machine.
6. Flavor: Eat What You Love, $22
This cookbook from finalist Ruby Tandoh, one of the youngest contestants ever, is organized by ingredient for easy, approachable cooking, and includes creative comfort-food recipes like blueberry fritter doughnuts and hot-and-sour lentil soup.
7. The Great British Bake Off Mug, $22 from Etsy
Nothing goes better with a Chelsea bun or Bakewell tart than a hot cup of tea, especially when it’s served in this mug, which captures so many of the show’s most iconic lines.
Maybe you know someone who loves the show but doesn’t enjoy baking? We bet they’ll love this coloring book from official Bake Off illustrator Tom Hovey. It has 90 illustrations, including the most iconic showstoppers.
9. Mary Berry for Lakeland Star & Stripe Apron, $33 at Lakeland
Part of the Mary Berry collection sold by U.K. retailer Lakeland, this apron will make your gal pal feel like the queen of cooking herself.
High-school teacher Candice Brown won GBBO in 2016 and her cookbook features family recipes that are “easy to make, no-nonsense, and hearty.” Yes, please.
Accompany your GBBO-themed gifts with this Mary Berry Christmas Card ($5 from Etsy) and wish your favorite baker a “Mary little Christmas.”