For anyone who loves the Great British Bake Off, how about giving them a cookery course?



One of the things about baking is that for many people, it's a time to link back to those hours whiled away with Mum in the kitchen, making cupcakes and other simple items.  And it's creative, and fun, and you definitely get an end result (even if you don't fancy eating it) one way or another.   

Here are some gift ideas:

For anyone who loves baking, take a look at this new book, called The Great British Bake Off: A Bake for all Seasons, available from .  It's an ode to nature, with bakes created to showcase seasonal ingredients - asparagus in spring, strawberries in summer, pumpkin in autumn (what else, with Halloween on the way?!) and blood oranges in winter.  There are pies, tarts, pastries, breads, loaf cakes and cakes to celebrate!  The book will help you make the most of the offerings from each season. 

The Great British Bake Off: A Bake for all Seasons from
The Great British Bake Off: A Bake for all Seasons from for £15.69

For dog lovers who adore baking - biscuits for example! - how about this Dogs Extra Large Rectangular Caddy from Emma Bridgewater for £15.00?   It will add colour to a kitchen nicely!  Great for storing biscuits in - yours or the dogs!

Dogs Extra Large Rectangular Caddy
Dogs Extra Large Rectangular Caddy is from Emma Bridgewater for £16.00

If you're inspired by Bake Off to do some baking and cooking yourself, and love trying to do new things, why not treat yourself and a friend to a cookery or baking class?  Get hands on and stuck in!  Cookery class experiences provide a fun and informal way to discover new skills in the kitchen.  Chocolate making, cupcake decorating, bread making, there's a range of cookery experiences available through Virgin Experience Days

View the range of cookery experiences available through Virgin Experience Days
Cookery class experiences

Fitting things in can be very difficult for people so you could always give them a recipe book - a celebrity recipe book!  Prue Leith, Paul Hollywood and previous judge M

This Personalised Cake Stand is from Getting Personal for £39.99.   Needless to say, it doesn't come with the cakes seen in the photo! 

This personalised Cake Stand is from Getting Personal

Personalised Cake Stand have a Personalised Mixing Bowl for £39.99. Personalise the bowl with your own special message which appears on the inside rim of the bowl!  The bowl comes as 24cm in diameter.   Prezzybox do a personalised rolling pin too for £12.99. have a Personalised Mixing Bowl for £39.99
Personalised Mixing Bowl

What about giving them a voucher to an Afternoon Tea?  Red Letter Days have a huge range of afternoon tea experiences available around the country, with something for practically every budget.  You can just sit, chill and chat and put the world to rights, catch up on gossip - and devour a delicious tea at the same time.   No clearing away or washing up - just you & someone you care about having time with each other.  You can even get themed Afternoon Teas now or combine the tea with an activity such as a spa day. Buy this experience before 31 December 2024, and enjoy 10% off with Red Letter Days!  Just use the code AHW2024RLD at check-out (some experiences are excluded from this offer). Devour Red Letter Days' menu of mouth watering Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea experiences. 


Let someone else do all the work and enjoy an Afternoon Tea

Red Letter Days' Afternoon Tea or Cream Tea experiences. 

Virgin Experience Days and Into the Blue have more gift ideas.