Best Black Friday Kitchen Deals in the UK

 

It would be a missed opportunity not to take advantage of all the tempting Black Friday deals which are now also offered to us in the UK. I’ll be keeping track of Black Friday kitchen deals and Cyber Monday offers with a specific focus on baking equipment, kitchen appliances deals and kitchen knife offers.

Watch this space but, while you are waiting, you can also check out the Amazon’s daily grocery and kitchen deals.

Black Friday deals have started! Amazon’s deals launched on the 14th of November and many more have followed. See kitchen deals below.

Best Black Friday kitchen deals in the UK

  • Amazon – Great deals on cooking appliances and other domestic devices. Watch out for Amazon’s Lightening Deals which start at a particular time. You must be quick and signing up to Amazon’s Prime service can get you early access to these deals.
  • Lakeland
  • Habitat
  • House of Fraser
  • Marks & Spencer
  • John Lewis
  • Wickes – £10 off when you spend £50 with code BLACK10, £20 off when you spend £100 with code BLACK20
  • B&Q
  • Currys
  • Tesco Direct – Tesco has announced that its big week of sales will begin on Monday 21st November and sales will continue until the 1st December.

KitchenAid stand mixer sale Black Friday

Watch this space!

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Homemade Christmas bread gifts

 

If you are looking for thoughtful DIY Christmas gift ideas, baking homemade Christmas bread gifts could be a winning option.

Giving bread as a gift has a long tradition, specifically for housewarmings, and giving bread as a Christmas present is an equally good idea.

Christmas bread gifts are perfect for festive dinner parties and can be the ultimate a little something for neighbours and foodie friends. Merry baking!

Christmas Bread Gift Idea
Christmas Bread Gift Idea

How to guide: Christmas bread gifts

If you are considering to prepare a loaf of bread as a Christmas gift, think about these three elements:

  1. Give a decorative, celebratory and tasty loaf of bread
  2. Wrap it nicely as a gift
  3. Add something of longevity, for example a pretty loaf tin, as the bread gift itself will of course be devoured quickly 🙂

The festive loaf

A lot of Christmas breads are decorative and tasty by default, so there are plenty of recipes to choose from. For example this German Stollen recipe and this easy Christmas wreath recipe.

For this year’s Christmas gift breads I’m opting for a simple brioche recipe. Its inherent richness, the beautiful bake and glossy dome make for a luxurious Christmas bread loaf gift option.

The gift wrapping

How to wrap bread as a gift? If you wrap your homemade bread gifts, you ensure your breads are recognised as the gifts they are. Wrapping bread as a gift can be as basic or elaborate as you like, but I tend to opt for something practical.

Wrap in a colourful cotton kitchen towel which allows the bread to breathe and adds vibrancy to the presentation. As a serial bread gifter, I have also invested in a personalised stamp and label set. Use baker’s twine to hold it all together.

Personalised baking
Personalised baking

The baking dish

To provide a gift beyond the homemade bread, I like to add something practical into my homemade bread gifts. Place the bread into the decorative baking tin it was baked in. Baking tins and dishes fit well into any kitchen and there are plenty of options to choose from, for any budget.

In the case of the brioche gift, it’s a nice idea to give the brioche dish away as part of the gift, for future bakes. It acts as the perfect bread loaf gift box.