National Brownie Day: best cards and gifts

We love a day that celebrates food, especially when it’s celebrating something as deeply delicious as the humble brownie. And since National Brownie Day falls on December 8th, we’re celebrating brownies in all their forms, from the simple chocolate brownie to elaborate traybake creations. If you have a brownie lover in your life – or just someone with a sweet tooth – and you want to show them a little bit of love, we’ve rounded up some of the best brownie-themed cards and gifts to really make their day. 

National Brownie Day gift ideas

From a perfectly proportioned tray of brownies that will fit through the letterbox, to a mini cast iron can for making delicious melty skillet brownies, we’ve got plenty of ideas for gifts you can give this National Brownie Day. 

Letterbox brownies

Surely the best gift for a brownie fan: actual fudgey, gooey brownies, delivered right to their door. These delicious selection boxes from Lola’s Cupcakes include a selection of six brownies, in flavours like cookies and cream, chocolate orange and millionaire’s shortbread. As a bonus, the box is just the right size to fit through a letterbox – convenient and tasty.

Image source: Lola’s Cupcakes

Cast iron skillet brownie baking kit

There are certain logistical issues with delivering a gooey, warm brownie straight from the oven – but you can give the next best thing with this sweet mini cast iron skillet from Wilko, complete with brownie mix. It’s perfect for baking delicious melt-in-the-middle brownie dough, to be topped with ice cream and eaten straight from the pan. Don’t judge us.

Image source: Wilko

 

Brownie pan with dividers

If you have a friend who just loves the crispy outer edge of brownies, give them a brownie pan with dividers this National Brownie Day. This high-quality non-stick pan creates perfectly portioned brownies, each with a crispy edge and gooey middle. No more awkwardly sliced brownies here – and no excuses for them not sharing the goods.

Image source: Amazon

 

Christmas mini afternoon tea gift set

For a friend that you maybe can’t see this Christmas, or someone that’s having a hard time, why not send this Christmas mini afternoon tea, containing a Teapigs teabag for a comforting cup of tea along with a yummy salted caramel brownie? Christmas is the time for caring – so even if you can’t be there in person, you could always enjoy a phone call or video chat over a brew.

Image source: Boroughbox

 

Brownie mix mason jar

This gift is like a little magic trick. A mason jar full of dry ingredients might not look that exciting, but just add eggs and butter and you’re only a half hour away from yummy chocolate brownies, fresh from the oven.  This mason jar mix from Yumbles makes a great gift for anyone who loves brownies, but doesn’t have lots of time to bake – maybe for your stressed out workaholic friend, or a busy working mum.

Image source: Yumbles

 

Best ever brownie recipe

If you’re looking to do a little baking of your own, here’s a delicious and easy recipe for the most chocolatey, fudgey, melty brownies that you can make easily at home. Just make sure that you save enough for gifting and don’t eat them all in one go – and believe us, this recipe is good enough that it might be a risk. 

Ingredients

  •       200g butter
  •       3 eggs
  •       85g plain flour
  •       40g cocoa powder
  •       270g sugar
  •       180g dark chocolate
  •       50g milk chocolate
  •       50g white chocolate

Directions

  1. Preheat your oven to 180C/160C fan/gas mark 4
  2. Melt together the butter and dark chocolate in the microwave, using a microwave-safe bowl and checking and stirring every so often to make sure it’s not burning
  3. Sieve the plain flour and cocoa powder into a mixing bowl, making sure to get rid of any lumps
  4. Chop your white and milk chocolate into chunks
  5. Thoroughly whisk together the eggs and sugar, making sure to beat in plenty of air and beating until the mixture is thick and creamy.
  6. Mix in the melted chocolate, carefully folding in with a wooden spoon or plastic spatula until the mixture is evenly coloured
  7. Sieve the flour and cocoa powder into the mixture and fold in until it looks gooey and fudgy
  8. Stir in your chocolate chunks
  9. Line a baking tin with baking parchment, and pour in your brownie batter
  10.   Bake for 25 minutes, or until the brownies have a shiny crust on top and they’re not wobbly or liquid in the centre

Cards for brownie lovers

For anyone in your life that loves chocolate, brownies, or just the sweeter side of things, we have a card for them. Here are some of our favourite picks… 

Cards by Yasmin Morris, Laura Truby Designs and Open Space Collective 

This National Brownie Day, give the gift of delicious brownies – or just enable your sweet-toothed friends to bake their own and pinch one for yourself when they’re not looking. If you’re looking for some more card ideas to go with that present, we have cards for bakers and even cards for chocoholics. And if you fancy seeing some more gifting ideas and inspiration, check out the rest of the thortful blog.

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