GIFT GUIDE: Gifts For Newbie Bakers This Christma

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Just because there's an ongoing pandemic doesn't mean we can't push through with Christmas festivities like giving gifts to the special people in our life. Shopping for gifts can now be done online and there are lots of options! You can even have it delivered straight to the recipient's address.

If you know anyone who has started their baking journey during quarantine or know someone who started a food business, here are some cute items any newbie baker will love finding under their Christmas tree this year: 

Photo by Instagram/The Kitchen Wrap

1 Aprons 

The Kitchen Wrap has locally-made canvas aprons in nude, earth-toned, or milk tea colors. It has coco buttons, double compartment pockets, and long cotton waist straps.

The Kitchen Wrap's aprons from the Nude III collection (Rocksalt, Matcha, and Cocoa colors).

You can place your order by sending them a message on Instagram.

Photo by Shopee

2 Doughnut-shaped Mug

For those who can't get enough of doughnuts, this ceramic mug shaped like a stack of doughnuts is perfect for your coffee, tea, or whatever your favorite drink is. This can also be used as a pen holder, kitchen tool holder, or as a storage other knick-knacks.

Doughnut-shaped mug (P451/piece), Lazada

Photo by Shopee

3 Baguette Pillow

If bread is one of your comfort food, then this baguette-shaped pillow takes comfort to another level—as it's soft, huggable, and literally comforting. You can sleep on this pillow and hope to dream about an unlimited amount of bread, or you can hug it while you're watching your favorite shows on Netflix. The baguette-shaped pillow comes in different sizes, too.

Baguette pillow, 20-centimeter pillow P130; 40-centimeter pillow, P218; 60-centimeter pillow, P432, Shopee

Photo by Shopee

4 Croissant Hairpin

This super cute, locally-made hair accessory that has a croissant design made from baked polymer clay is perfect for your baker friends who love croissants, too. If you really want to make a statement, the same shop also offers an earrings version for P57 a pair.

This croissant hairpin (P52/piece), Shopee

Photo by Amazon

5 Dessert Person by Claire Saffitz

If the newbie baker needs a dose of inspiration, the best thing you give them this Christmas is American pastry chef Claire Saffitz's first cookbook Dessert Person (she's part of Bon Appetit's Test Kitchen). Saffitz curated more than 100 tried and tested recipes plus problem-solving strategies that will be handy when in the kitchen.

Dessert Person (P1,680), Fully Booked

Photo by Lazada

6 Food phone case

Do you consider your phone case as an important accessory? You can show how much you loved baked desserts with this cute phone case that comes in a clear case with 3D details on the back of different desserts like a cupcake, croissants, doughnuts, Japanese strawberry shortcake, and pancakes. This is available for the following iPhone models: 7, 7 Plus, 8, 8 Plus, XR, XS MAX, X XS, 11, 11 Pro, and 11 Pro Max.

Food phone case (P238), Lazada

Photo by Lazada

7 Cupcake Sling Bag

Another cute find you can give to bakers is this cupcake-shaped sling bag. This bag has a metallic pink "cupcake liner and white frosting with a cherry on top", while the strap is made with a long gold chain. This is a great bag if you're out and about and only want to bring essentials with you.

Cupcake sling bag (P539), Lazada

Photo by Alice Blue

8 Alice Blue's Ginger Bread Candle

If you want the house smelling sweet and Christmas-y, Alice Blue has a soy wax scented candle inspired by the festive gingerbread! This has notes of warm ginger, cinnamon leaf, nutmeg, cardamom, and brown sugar.

Alice Blue's Ginger Bread Scented Candle (P499/6oz), available on their website.




Thinking about what to cook next? Join our Facebook group, Yummy Pinoy Cooking Club, to get more recipe ideas, share your own dishes, and find out what the rest of the community are making and eating!

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