The Best DIY Baking Kits and Subscription Boxes to Gift

Updated by Timothy Paradis

Baked goods may be delicious, but did you know that the art of whipping up something sweet and decadent in the kitchen can be good for your mental health, too?

Young or old, novice or pro, baking is a hobby that can help you de-stress, spend quality family time, or learn and practice new techniques. However, we understand that the prospect of baking something from scratch can prove overwhelming to many, from choosing the right recipe to correctly navigating the grocery store aisle, and deciphering between similarly named ingredients like baking soda and baking powder.

That’s why we recommend monthly baking boxes and cake decorating kits: They are a fun and convenient way to indulge without any of the stress!

Baking Kits Are for the Whole Family

There are a variety of baking boxes and similar kits on the market, and you can take your choice depending on the type of experience you’re trying to create. Many kits are designed to bake with children, meaning they come with kid-friendly tools and are designed to teach young ones something—either about food, travel, science, or sometimes a little bit of all three.

However, many kits are put together with beginner bakers in mind who are excited to delve into the wide world of culinary confections but don’t know exactly where to begin. These boxes often focus on more complicated recipes and gourmet ingredients that are more adapted to an adult palate.

Baking Kits Appeal to Adults, Too

Along with simplified, easy-to-follow recipe cards and kid-friendly baking tools, baking sets for kids are geared towards beginners, sending aprons to keep them clean and even educational extras. But, adult newbs have no fear! Adult DIY baking kits bring almost everything you need and are all about making life easy, too.

What ingredients are typically included in DIY baking kits?

No baking mixes here. Baking kits offer that from-scratch baking experience by offering pre-measured dry ingredients and pantry basics, similar to other meal subscription boxes. That means you just have the perishables, like eggs and milk, to purchase. Plus, many baking kits focus on yummy desserts made from top-quality, organic ingredients.

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

Monthly Baking Kit - Learn to Bake Like a Pro

From $45.65 per box
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Bake Eat Love is more than a gorgeous box on your doorstep each month. The deliciously delightful packaging reflects the joy in the recipe inside. The monthly baking kits feature a handcrafted recipe with specialty ingredients, a new kitchen tool, non-perishable ingredients you need, and video tutorials to guide you every step of the way.

Shipping: Your first box will ship between the 21st and 24th. Orders placed after that ship right away! Subsequent boxes ship around the 21 of each month. **If you need a box sooner, please select our Welcome box which ships within 1-2 business days.

Customer Review

“We purchased a subscription for our daughter who is obsessed with the Kids Baking Championship tv show! She absolutely loved the desserts and was excited to make things she has heard about on the show - strawberry coulis, pate a choux dough, etc.! Directions are easy to follow and all the desserts we had were delicious!” – Addision U.

Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

Baketivity Kids Baking DIY Activity Kit

From $28.95 per box
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Let the littles get in on the kitchen creations, too! With Baketivity, you can teach kids the art of baking with a monthly DIY baking kit that's curated just for them. They'll don their apron and hat before diving into a kit that’s specifically designed to be stress-free for parents, complete with pre-measured ingredients and straightforward recipes. All boxes are nut-free and kosher to be inclusive to more tiny bakers.

Shipping: Our yummy kits are being shipped out every month on the 10th.

Customer Review

“My 5 year old loves to cook and bake and he just shouted with joy when he opened the box. He was amazed by every little item; and it also makes it easier for me as I am not a baker/person. I like to have all the ingredients for each recipe along with the instructions.” – Sophie

Baking fun!

Baking fun!

From $49.41 per box
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Simplifying the baking process from start to finish, each kit contains pre-measured whole-food ingredients and easy-to-follow instructions to create picture-perfect cakes, pies, and cupcakes for all to enjoy!

Shipping: Orders placed before the fourth of the month will ship that month's box. Orders placed after the fourth of the month will receive the following month's box. Don't hesitate to reach out to let us know when you want to begin!

Customer Review

“These ginger cookies were fun and easy to make. They came out perfectly! They were soft and delicious, and I really liked the added touch of the white chocolate and sprinkles.” – Kelsey S.

Fikabröd Subscription

Fikabröd Subscription

From $49.95 per box
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No ordinary baking box, this subscription box sends you gourmet goodies and themed self-care items to inspire a new baking repertoire at home! Fikabröd specializes in unique, hard-to-find products like jams, spices, kitchenware, and more. Try something new with Fikabröd!

Shipping: We ship our boxes during the last week of each month. To receive the current month's box, sign up by the 23rd of the month. If you subscribe on the 24th of the month or later, you’ll receive the next box.

Customer Review

“I love the Fikabrod! As someone who isn't an expert baker, it's been a great way to experiment with new ingredients and 'up my game', and it's been very helpful that they always include a few recipes to make it easy to get started with trying something new. My friends have certainly appreciated the increased number of sweets I bake too!” – David N.

Bake Your Own Dog Treats with Bucket and Bones

Bake Your Own Dog Treats with Bucket and Bones

From $36.99 per box
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Shipping: Sign up NOW through January 1st to receive the January Box. Your first box will ship within 5 days of ordering. Subsequent monthly boxes ship around the 5th of each month.

British Dessert Baking Kits

British Dessert Baking Kits

From $36.99 per box
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Shipping: **PLEASE NOTE** ALL subscriptions (no matter when placed) will start Jan 2024, orders will be taken until the end of December 2023 (whilst stock is available). A certificate will be issued via email to present to your recipient in place of the gift whilst they wait for the first box to ship. Boxes will ship the beginning of Jan, Feb and March.

DIY Cookie Kits by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop

DIY Cookie Kits by Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop

From $30.00 per box
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Feel intimidated in the kitchen on your own, and even moreso when you add kids in the mix? Start with cookies! Cookies are one of the more forgiving homemade goodies, and with the help of DIY Cookie Kits from Little Red Kitchen Bake Shop, each step is laid out for you. Unbox pre-measured, mostly organic dry ingredients and a recipe card to make 2-3 dozen cookies. And, they're happy to make a gluten-free or vegan box as needed!

Shipping: Our December box is Double Chocolate Chip. New subscriptions ship in 5-7 business days. Renewals ship between the 15th and 30th of the month. Please let us know of any allergies when signing up, we can always swap out an ingredient! We ship all boxes with UPS or Fedex for 1-3Day Shipping.

Customer Review

“Worth every penny! Treat someone you love.” – Mike H.

Junior Whisks-  Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

Junior Whisks- Kids Cooking/Baking Subscription Box

From $33.00 per box
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It doesn't matter whether you're looking for a one-off kit, or a full 12-month subscription, because Junior Whisks is on a mission to get kids cooking and baking! This subscription box is the product of a teacher and a pro baker, so they know how to both simplify and get great results. Delivering pre-measured dry ingredients, a recipe card and a kid-safe kitchen tool, just add any necessary perishables to the shopping list and get baking!

Shipping: Subscriptions placed between the 10th-26th will ship out w/in the week & will include the current month's box. Then, following boxes will ship on the 10th each month. Orders placed btw 27th-9th will be shipped w/ our regular shipments on the 10th & will be the newest month's box.

Customer Review

“We loved our first Junior Whisks box! The directions were easy to follow, the ingredients were portioned correctly, and the recipe tasted great. My daughter could do everything with very little help. It was a fun experience.” – Stephanie W.

The Baker's Crate Monthly Subscription

The Baker's Crate Monthly Subscription

From $33.00 per box
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Shipping: Customers who sign up before the 26th of the month will receive the following month's shipment (i.e. subscribe by September 26th to receive October's crate).

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