Here is the Number One Best Christmas Gift for Bakers or Cooks

We’ve got the best Christmas gift for bakers and cooks on your list. If you’re serious about cooking or baking you need serious tools, am I right? The right tools make all the difference.

In this post we are going to show you

  • where to find the best tools to equip your kitchen,
  • the best Christmas gifts to give to your favorite chef,
  • and our favorite holiday recipe that we know you’re going to love.

Best Christmas gift kitchenAid with blue berries in front of glass front refrigerator

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plate of homemade crepes with bananas and powdered sugar

Walmart is THE PLACE to Buy Best Christmas Gifts

My dreams finally came true with Walmart.

Walmart has such a great selection of KitchenAid mixers.

  • tons of colors, from classic options to rare and unique options
  • many brand-new options
  • many refurbished options
  • choose your color, style, accessories, etc.
  • choose the price point right for your budget

Best Christmas Gift is a Dream Come True

Let me begin by saying I have coveted a KitchenAid mixer my entire adult life.

I have always been practical and told myself that I didn’t need it.

  • Where would I put it?
  • I could use a little hand mixer, etc. etc.
  • But now I am so excited and motivated to cook and bake like never before.
  • Also, it adds beauty to my kitchen.

Best Christmas Gift for Chef or Baker

The KitchenAid Classic Series 4.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer

This mixer is truly an amazing asset for home cooks who want to craft everything from fluffy mashed potatoes to delicate breads to divine cupcakes.

The KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer offers “planetary” mixing action, ensuring the beater spirals to incorporate all ingredients smoothly and thoroughly.

The convenient 10-speed control, powered by a high-performance 275-watt motor, allows you to choose the speed for mixing, from very high to very low, and everything in between.

The KitchenAid stand mixer features smooth, rounded surfaces for extra safety and easy cleaning, and the strong, dependable, all-metal construction will offer years of trouble-free, quiet service.

The 4.5-quart stainless steel bowl is big enough to handle large recipes and is dishwasher safe for easy cleanup. The KitchenAid Classic 4.5-Quart Stand Mixer includes a coated flat beater, dough hook and a wire whip for versatility.

Best Christmas Gift for Baker: KitchenAid Features

  • Soft Start helps to avoid ingredient splash and flour puff by starting at a lower speed.
  • Tilt-Head Design allows clear access to the bowl to easily add ingredients.
  • 10 Optimized Speeds powerful enough for nearly any task or recipe.
  • Model K455 includes (1) coated flat beater, (1) coated dough hook, (1) 6-wire whip.
  • White stand mixer can be used with over 10 optional attachments, including pasta makers and food grinders.
  • Additional KitchenAid accessories available separately, and many are sold conveniently at


KitchenAid mixer is best Christmas gift shown on black granite island in modern kitchen

Authentic Swiss Crepes Recipe


  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • pinch of salt
  • 9 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (melted and cooled)
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons rum (optional)


  1. Sift together flour, salt and sugar.
  2. Beat eggs and stir in melted butter, milk and rum using an electric mixer.
  3. Finally, stir in flour mixture. Mix with electric mixer until all lumps are out and batter is smooth.
  4. Allow batter to rest a few minutes before pouring onto pan to cook. Chilling the batter in the fridge for 30-60 minutes or even overnight is a great idea.
  5. Heat your crepe pan up to medium heat. If you don’t have a crepe pan an 8″ skillet will do the trick.
  6. Grease generously with unsalted butter. Be sure to grease again for each crepe to give them beautiful crispy edges. 
  7. Pour a thin layer onto your pan.
  8. To help spread your batter thinly and evenly to all sides of the pan you can either twirl the pan or use a crepe spreader.
  9. Flip using a crepe spatula or regular spatula and cook the other side.
  10. Serve with toppings of your choice.


standing next to stainless steel stove pouring crepe batter onto pan

I’m laughing a little at this picture of me because you can tell by my face that I’m totally concentrating.

I’m trying to make my perfectly round crepes with the perfect pour.

But the concentration paid off.

Did you see those crepes? Amazing if I do say so myself!

Swiss Crepe Recipe

Authentic Swiss crepe recipe is sweet and delicious and has and extra special ingredient that makes it absolutely divine!
Prep Time40 minutes
Cook Time40 minutes
Chilling Time30 minutes
Total Time1 hour 50 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: French
Keyword: fun, International, pancake, quick breads
Servings: 20 crepes
Calories: 117kcal
Cost: $8


  • crepe pan
  • crepe spatula
  • crepe spreader
  • electric mixer
  • sifter


  • cup flour sifted
  • pinch salt
  • 9 tablespoons sugar
  • 6 eggs
  • 2 tablespoons butter unsalted, cooled
  • 3 cups milk
  • 3 tablespoons rum


  • Sift flour, salt and sugar together. Set aside.
  • Beat eggs and melted butter. Make sure butter is cooled before adding to eggs.l
  • Mix in flour mixture to eggs and combine until smooth.

Cooking Instructions:

  • Heat crepe pan over medium heat. If you don't have a crepe pan an 8" skillet will also work.
  • Grease generously with unsalted butter. Be sure to grease again for each crepe to give them beautiful crispy edges.
  • Pour a thin layer of batter onto your pan.
  • To help spread your batter thinly and evenly to all sides of the pan you can either twirl the pan or use a crepe spreader.
  • Flip using a crepe spatula or regular spatula and then cook the other side until golden brown.
  • Serve rolled or folded in quarters with your choice of toppings.


This recipe is for sweet crepes which are usually served with various toppings. Here are some of our favorites:
  • Jam or fruit preserves
  • Fresh fruit
  • Nutella or melted chocolate
  • Powdered sugar and fresh lemon (a Parisian classic)
  • Whipped cream
  • Mascarpone
You can also create a savory version of this recipe by just removing the sugar and rum and following the same cooking instructions. Ideas for savory toppings include:
  • Cheese:  Gruyere, Emmentaler, Comte, goat cheese, or mozzarella 
  • Meat:  Ham, prosciutto or other thinly sliced cured meats
  • Vegetables:  Sauteed mushroom, onions, spinach, roasted peppers or other seasonal veggies.
To store: Seal in air-tight container and store in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.
To freeze: Stack using wax paper to separate crepes and seal in freezer bags for up to a month. Thaw at room temperature before reheating. 
To reheat:  Reheat individually on a skillet over medium low heat for 10-15 seconds per side. You can also reheat in the oven. Lay crepes on baking sheet in warm oven (250 degrees) for about 10 minutes.


Serving: 1g | Calories: 117kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 54mg | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 91mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 133IU | Calcium: 53mg | Iron: 1mg

What is the secret to great crepes?

Be sure to let the batter rest a bit before cooking. This allows the flour to absorb the liquid. 

I know you’re hungry, but you won’t be sorry.

This step of allowing your batter to “rest” a bit will make the difference between a tender and a chewy crepe.

The Story Behind Our Authentic Swiss Crepe Recipe

Jodie and I were given this recipe by our childhood best friend and her family. This amazing family moved to our town from Switzerland when we were in the 4th grade. We became fast friends, and soon were having sleepovers. Of course it was at the sleepovers that we first tasted these amazing crepes. We were soon asking for the recipe. 

We cherish their authentic Swiss crepe recipe as a memento from our many memories together.

Make homemade crepe with powdered sugar and bananas with best Christmas gift Kitchenaid mixer

What is the difference between a crepe and a pancake?

Isn’t a crepe just a pancake? Nope! The have similar ingredients, but they aren’t the same.

The difference is that a pancake if fluffy and light due to a leavening ingredient such as baking soda or baking powder. Crepes don’t have a leavening ingredient, so they are thin and delicate. 

You will notice the difference in the batter. 

The pancake batter will be thick, while the crepe batter will be runny. Don’t worry. This is normal.

Crepe on a plate with jam and nutella toppings made with kitchenaid which is best Christmas gift

Should my crepe batter have any lumps?

No lumps allowed. Unlike pancake batter that is quite forgiving, crepe batter is not. It’s essential to remove all lumps and create an ultra-smooth batter. Use a hand whisk or electric mixer to make sure all your lumps are out before cooking.

This is where my amazing Kitchen Aid mixer made all the difference. Wow. I’m sold. I should have bought one YEARS ago.

Can I use this recipe to make savory crepes?

Yes. Just remove the sugar and rum and cook per usual.

You can add items like:

  • gruyere cheese,
  • thin ham slices,
  • Prosciutto,
  • other cured meat.

Here’s a savory ham and swiss crepe recipe we also like.

 In Modern black and white kitchen KitchenAid mixer is best Christmas gift

Easy & Convenient Christmas Shopping

Have cooks on your Christmas list? Head to Walmart has the best Christmas gifts for affordable prices.

Need more help with your Christmas shopping? Walmart has the perfect ideas for everyone on your list and for each price range. Shop by category. Shop by price point. Walmart takes the guesswork out of gift giving.

Once you own a fabulous KitchenAid mixer, Walmart is the best source to find all the accessories to make the most of your KitchenAid for years to come. Walmart makes Christmas Dreams come true! (For real!)

Looking for more Walmart Christmas shopping ideas? This great post is all about creating personalized DIY Gift Baskets. We think you’ll love it.

jodie & julie


Make homemade crepe with powdered sugar and bananas with best Christmas gift Kitchenaid mixer

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  1. Milla says:

    WOW Amzing!

  2. Pat says:

    I’ve had my Kitchen Aid mixer for years and it’s fantastic! As much as it’s been used over the years, you would think it’s new. Excellent performance always! I have a new electric crepe maker & I’m anxious to try your crepe recipe. Have a blessed weekend!

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