Taste of Home
When it comes to giving to our BFFs, moms, sisters and all around favorite people, it’s always fun to tap into their hobbies to create the perfect gift (even though gift cards are way easier!). Of course, being Taste of Home foodies, we all know a few bakers in our lives. Next holiday or birthday, why not create the perfect gift basket chock full of fun kitchen gizmos, tasty ingredients and useful gear. Here’s how you can assemble one quick and easy.
Step 1: Gather your gear
As cooks and bakers, we know what our baking gal pals want (and need). Fill your baking gift basket with a few useful gadgets—you, know the kind you can never have enough of—like hot pads, dish towels, spatulas and cookbooks. Then sprinkle in a few novel gifties. We love the idea of adding in a favorite ingredient, like your go-to shortcut cake mix or a fancy bottle of vanilla extract (pssst… you can learn how to make this pricey extract last longer here).
Here’s what we filled our dream gift basket with:
- Taste of Home Cookies, Bars & More
- Floral pattern mitt and potholder (KitchenKaboodle)
- Wood-handled whisk (Williams Sonoma)
- Gingham striped tea towel (Designed / Tenjin)
- Gold-colored measuring spoons (Target / Threshold)
- Vanilla cake mix (Trader Joe’s)
- Colorful cookie cutters
And if you’re in need of a few ideas for “why didn’t I think of that?” gifts, we’ve got you covered below!
Step 2: Find the right container
While this is of course a gift basket of sorts, don’t limit yourself to packing all these gifts up in a typical basket. Why not find a pretty mixing bowl, canister or cookie jar to hold all those goodies? We chose a pastel mixing bowl from Mason Cash. (Find it here.) Though its patterned exterior makes it pretty enough to display on the counter, it’s durable enough to be put to work in one of our favorite cake recipes.
Step 3: Make it personal
If you’ve got a favorite recipe that your bestie just loves or find one you is right up her alley, why not include a handwritten recipe card? Along with a thoughtful note, this gift basket is sure to be something she’ll treasure.