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Holiday baking and crafting are a big part of my family’s traditions. This year, thanks to COVID-19, many families are doing the same. (If your home is like mine, you’ve done a lot of crafts over the past few months!) To help make gift-giving easier, I’ve curated some fun baking and craft items that make perfect pandemic hobbies!
As an avid baker, I’m a big KitchenAid fan (my small appliances are all Empire Red and Ice Blue). I’m excited that this KitchenAid Ultra Power Hand Mixer has a quiet, powerful motor. With no center post, you can mix ingredients with less batter buildup.
My daughter is obsessed with The Mandalorian and I just know this Lego BrickHeadz building kit will be a hit with all Star Wars fans like her. Plus, this 295-piece Lego kit inspires creativity and cultivates imagination.
The holidays mean feasting—and this is not your average casserole dish. I love that it’s oven-safe up to 500 degrees and it’s dishwasher-safe. Think of all the delicious brownies, casseroles and lasagnas you can make!
My daughter has been crafting all throughout this pandemic and she cannot get enough of beading, so I know she’ll love this gift. What a fun way for her to personalize and accessorize her backpack, house keys and more!
One of the biggest trends I’ve noticed during the pandemic is tie-dye! My daughter and her friends have been tie-dyeing everything in sight (T-shirts, tank tops, socks, scrunchies), so she’ll enjoy this kit that’s full of colourful fun!
My little nieces and nephews love to bake and create sweet confections in the kitchen with me. They can make their own fun pretend sweets (candies, gummy bears and chocolates!) with this Play-Doh set!
My daughter and I watch lots of TikTok, Instagram and YouTube baking and cooking videos, and one of the items we think would be a hit with any aspiring dessert maker is this set. Who wouldn’t want to make delicious crème brulée at home?
My daughter is a big Harry Potter fan. She loves the books, movies and everything else Harry Potter–related. She’ll love building this Hogwarts Astronomy Tower, which brings the movies to life with its characters, iconic locations and magical rooms.
This KitchenAid Stand Mixer is a huge help when it comes to the number one pandemic hobby: making sourdough bread. The 10 speed settings allow you to whip, mix and knead with ease—it’s definitely worth the investment!