During the Circuit Breaker, flour and chocolate chips were sold out, there were long queues outside Phoon Huat, and pictures of bread (always homemade) started appearing all over our social media newsfeed. These gifts are for that friend of yours who suddenly has a home baking business. Must be supportive.
BOSCH MAXOMIXX HAND BLENDER
$349, from bosch-home.com.sg
Here’s a gorgeous stainless steel set that has everything your friend needs to blend, whip and chop. The 1000 watt motor is powerful, there are 12 speed settings plus turbo, and there’s anti-suction technology to ensure efficient cutting and blending results.
PHILIPS AIRFRYER XXL
$549, from philips.com.sg
During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the Airfryer was one of the most sought-after gadgets, and for good reason — it does the thinking and cooking for you, with no mess. The dishes churned out are always perfect, from steak to chicken nuggets. Get this for mom so she can make burnt cheesecake for you.
BELKIN SOUNDFORM TRUE WIRELESS EARBUDS*
$99, from shopee.sg
These are very comfortable earbuds that isolate noise with its sealed in-ear fit. While your friend is immersed in her baking, these earphones will create the perfect musical ambience with its deep bass, crystal-clear acoustics and overall balanced sound.
BELKIN BOOST CHARGE WIRELESS CHARGING STAND + SPEAKER*
$129, from shopee.sg
This is a great companion for the desk, nightstand or kitchen counter. It wirelessly charges Qi-certified devices (all the new iPhone 12’s and Huawei’s), and has a built-in bluetooth speaker for clear sound for phone or video calls, and of course music.
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ROXANNE ASSOULIN ALPHABET SOUP ENAMEL BRACELET
$107, from net-a-porter.com
Vibrant enamel beads are threaded onto an elasticised bracelet band, and you can choose the initial to match your friend’s name. She’ll love it.
SANRIO CHARACTERS CHRISTMAS PANDAN CHIFFON CLASS
US$109.99, from suslovingcreations.wixsite.com
This set includes a step-by-step video tutorial on how to make this adorable chiffon cake. The entire kit comes with a premium 9” bundt pan and baking kit — basically everything to make exactly what you see in the picture. Good luck!
BRUNO LUNCHBOX WARMER
$79, from cotemaison.sg
Any home cook will appreciate this. It’s a freezer-safe lunchbox that you can store your food in, and then when you want to eat (for example, when you bring it to work), just place it on the heater base, slide the lever, and in 30 minutes, you get nice hot food. It heats up to 75°C and is available in Blue Gray, Cream and Pale Pink.
HUAWEI MATE 40 PRO
$1,598, from Huawei official store on shopee.sg
The Mate 40 Pro is one of the most sought-after cameras this year, but it’s particularly useful for home cooks because the screen responds to hand gestures swiping in front of it, but not needing to touch the screen at all. So imagine you have a recipe page opened on the screen, you just need to swipe the air in front of it to turn the page. It’s like a Jedi using the force.
LG NEOCHEF MICROWAVE OVEN
$699 (U.P. $969), from harveynorman.com.sg
This oven sounds like a dream; it has something called Smart Inverter technology that can evenly cook or defrost food while preserving the nutrients and flavour, and is lined with an Anti-Bacterial EasyClean Coating, which removes 99.9% of germs.
CHOKMAH TERRAZO-STYLE TRAY WORKSHOP
$120, from chokmah.sg
Artistans love supporting fellow artisans, so we bet your favourite baker would love working their hands on a whole new medium, by crafting these jesmonite trays. Pretty to look at and lovely on any island kitchen counter (the dream!), table, or shelf, the eco-friendly material’s sealed with food-safe beeswax so they’re able to proudly display their baked goods too. Plus, nothing beats the feeling of accomplishment that this one’s handmade and uniquely yours — a feeling they should already be familiar with.
THE MINDFUL COMPANY REMINDER BRAIDS — STILL I RISE
$58, from mindful-company.com
This is for someone who appreciates the moment of stillness while their bread’s in the oven; both the sweet satisfaction of a job well done, and even the profound peace that comes with acknowledging a baking fail. The personalised bracelet by local jeweller The Mindful Company is a thoughtful reminder to stay strong amidst any situation they’re in — they’ll appreciate that dough pun too.
MORE GIFT IDEAS IN OUR NYLON STAY HOME XMAS GIFT GUIDE, HERE.