Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators

The title of this post might be a little confusing because it is “Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators” and the point is, you can get everything you need to get a decorator started for under $35! How awesome is that? You might have thought that $35 was one gift, but its way more than that. I’m telling you that you can get one or more of your friends hooked on cookie decorating if you invest $35 or less in some supplies. That’s not only a deal for the person your giving the gift to, its a deal for you! You’ll have someone to talk to and share cookie ideas with. That sounds like a great deal to me. 

Awesome Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators

Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators

I’m not telling you this so you’ll buy one of my Sugar Cookie Recipe EBooks for $4.99. I’m telling you to pick what you think your friend will need and get them hooked with the rest of us decorators. Remember, my goal is to get everyone in the world to decorate cookies. It might not happen this Christmas, but hopefully, it will soon. Fingers crossed!

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Sugar Cookie Recipe Ebook Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot Baker

If you need a recipe you can find my Sugar Cookie Recipe here. If you don’t know how to make sugar cookies or want some helpful tips, the Sugar Cookie Recipe Ebook is only $4.99 and will help you successfully make cookies anytime you want. Questions like how to melt butter, are your eggs fresh, how to measure flour, and much more can be found in the book.

This might be a useful tool to help you master making cookies. If you know how to make cookies or if your friend knows how to make cookies, keep on reading the post and you might find something useful.

Tipless Bags Disposable Bags or Decorating Bottles -Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot Baker

We all need something to put the icing in so pick your piping preference. Do you want a bottle, a disposable bag or a tipless bag? Pick one and go for it. 

Turkey Lacers Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot Baker

When we decorate cookies we will need something like a turkey lacer, toothpicks, or BooBoo Stick to help us pop the air bubbles and help push the icing into place. You don’t have to buy a turkey lacer, but one was given to me and I use it everytime I make cookies. Thanks, Heather! You can use a toothpick or buy a BooBoo Stick. 

Spray Bottle Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot Baker

This spray bottle was one of the answers to my big icing questions. Gail from One Tough Cookie told us about this and she said it would help with our icing. I still think that’s the understatement of the century. Instead of trying to add a little water to your icing to get it the right consistency, just give it a little spray and you’ll have the right amount of icing before you know it. SO HELPFUL!

Tweezers Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot BakerDo you feel like a cookie doctor? If so, grab a pair of tweezers for your cookies so you’ll have them when you need to add eyes or sprinkles. You can find tweezers at Wal-Mart in the baking aisle so you don’t have to pay to ship them. Just keep in mind they are helpful. 

Soft Paste Food Gel Colors Gift Ideas for Under $35 | The Bearfoot Baker

Color! Color is wonderful and makes cookies and other things happy. Soft Gel Paste Food Colors is really good to color cookies because it’s thicker than food color that will change the consistency of your icing.  

Cookie Cutters Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators

Last but not least, you’ll need to purchase a few cookie cutters. What kind of shapes do you think your friend will like? Hearts, animals, or flowers? Pick out two or three you think they’ll enjoy and you’re done. Hopefully, you’ll have a fellow cookie friend to share ideas and icing colors with.

Gift Ideas for Under $35 for New Cookie Decorators

What gifts (if any) are you going to buy and who are you going to get hooked on the art of cookie decorating? You don’t have to buy all of the supplies, just pick what you think they’ll need and grow your friend’s skills and strengthen your bond over sugar cookies!

Bear hugs,

Lisa