Gift Guide: The Best DIY Baking Kits and Subscription Boxes (2021)

Live that #cakelife to the max by hightailing it into the kitchen to get your bake on! 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, and monthly baking boxes and cake decorating kits are a fun and convenient way to indulge.

What are the most popular DIY baking kits?


Bake Eat Love's Original Monthly Baking Kit

From $36.50 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. Reviewers rave at the quality of the recipes, noting how the final product looks like a bakery creation and tastes just as good to boot.


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 stress-free kit complete with pre-measured ingredients and straightforward recipes. All boxes are nut-free and kosher to be inclusive to more tiny bakers.


Mix Box

From $27.95 per box
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Whether you want to devour the end product all by yourself or leave it as a free-for-all in the office break room, Mix Box by Homemade Bakers is here to teach you the ins and outs of baking dessert from scratch. No need for cake mixes here, because it's just as easy with pre-measured dry ingredients and easy-to-follow video tutorials. And, if you're not a fan of the dessert of the month, go for the cinnamon bun swap!


Baking fun!

From $49.42 per box
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Red Velvet NYC is all about delivering gourmet DIY desserts that will make baking newbs feel like the pros. Get all the necessary pre-measured ingredients to bake 2 different restaurant-quality treats from scratch. Invite a few friends over to learn new tips and tricks from top bakers, and spend the afternoon whipping up a batch of chocolate chip cookies or a carrot cake with cream cheese frosting.


Culture Cakes - Baking Kits for Travel Lovers

From $32.50 per box
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A great gift idea for anyone who wants to learn, bake and eat, Culture Cakes offers baking kits that are perfect for travel lovers. Set off on a monthly excursion to different countries around the globe where you'll learn all about exotic flavor profiles, new spices and baking techniques you never knew existed. Along with a booklet filled with cultural insight, you'll bake up a destination-inspired cupcake and try out new snacks.



From $25.95 per box
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Kids love cookie decorating, and the Kids Baking Club gives them the opportunity to move on from graham cracker gingerbread houses and into real-deal cookie decorating techniques. This box is more than just a baking kit. Each month, they'll get to join bake-along classes complete with decorating tutorials and plenty of hands-on practice that will inspire them and develop their decorating skills at the same time!


Fikabröd Subscription

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

Shipping: Ships within the U.S. in the last week of the month


The Little Sugars Monthly Box

From $33.33 per box
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Baking something from start to finish can be very rewarding, particularly when it has a deliciously sweet outcome. Let The Little Sugars Monthly Box supply your sugar fix every month with a DIY kit that's perfect for both novice and experienced bakers. Everything -- brownies, bars, cake pops and cookies -- becomes a cinch with a baking kit that guides you through every step of the way!