Today is National Doughnut Day, a holiday celebrated every first Friday of June to honor one of the nation’s sweetest pastry: the doughnut! But what most don’t know is that the holiday is actually rooted in the history of The Salvation Army. According to SF Gate, it was way back in 1938 when The Salvation Army of Chicago declared the first Friday of every June, National Doughnut Day. The unofficial national holiday was established to honor the members of the Christian church who served doughnuts to soldiers during World War I. On this day, many stores across the nation offer free doughnuts. In celebration of National Doughnut Day, here are some great gift ideas for those who absolutely love sweet doughnuts!
1. Babycakes Mini Donut Maker
What better way to celebrate National Doughnut Day than to make some mini donuts with this fun mini doughnut ker from Babycakes? This kitchen staple for doughnut lovers features non-stick baking plates, a latching handle and non-skid rubber feet, convenient cord wrap, and a power light. Give the gift of sweet doughnuts anytime with this fun kitchen gadget that lights up as it heats. The power button automatically shuts off when the device reaches the perfect temperature for baking doughnuts. This doughnut maker has an overall customer rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Why it’s a perfect gift: “I purchased this for my donut-loving child for her 7th birthday and it was a huge hit. I’m happy because the donuts are baked instead of fried. She has been happy with every recipe she has tried. It’s easy enough that she is able to make donuts as an after school activity with her grandma pretty often. The favorite so far is the applesauce one with maple frosting- everyone loved those!” Maureen Washock
2. Crocs Unisex Bistro Clog
Let your doughnut-loving BFF show off her affinity for those sweet treats with this pair of Crocs Bistro clogs, which are fully molded and easy to clean by just using soap and water and allowing for a quick dry. This pair is designed with food service, hospitality, and healthcare workers in mind, providing enough support and comfort even if the wearer is on his or her feet all day. It features lock slip-resistant treads, an enclosed toe design and a thicker metatarsal area to protect the feet from spills. It also features contoured footbeds for better comfort for both men and women. The Bistro clog from Crocs has an overall customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Why it’s a perfect gift: “I love Crocs and these make getting through the work day so much easier. My feet feel like I’m walking on air. It’s so nice that they are slip resistant and so comfortable! Totally recommend!” Krystina Kuszajewski
3. Comfify Ceramic Donut Mug in Delicious Chocolate Glaze with Sprinkles
This fun mug is sure to put a smile on your loved one’s face this National Doughnut Day. This novelty mug is made of dense, high quality ceramic that resists chipping, breaking and fading. It has a handle that stays cool while your drink stays hot. It features a fun quote on the back, which reads “Mmm..donuts.” This 14 oz mug is dishwasher and microwave safe. It has an overall rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Why it’s a perfect gift: “This mug is AWESOME! I bought it for my doctor as a gag gift and he LOVES IT! great conversation piece! And the handle doesn’t get hot!” Amazon Customer
4. Klemoo 2-Pack Donut Baking Pan Silicone Non-Stick Mold
For those who love to bake doughnuts, this is the perfect National Doughnut Day present for them. This donut baking pan is made of 100% silicone and is non-stick so you and your BFF can make the perfect doughnuts every time. It offers a better, healthier way to enjoy doughnuts without the oily mess and grease. Also makes for easy cleaning. These baking pans have an overall customer rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Why it’s a perfect gift: “With this pan we’ve made cupcake donuts, churro donuts, lotion rings and today we’re trying a bagel recipe. There are so many things you can make with this pan. We’ve baked and have put this in the freezer and no matter what you put in it, they just pop right out. I’ve put them in the dishwasher numerous times and not only do they come out clean but still look brand new. The colors are vibrant but after using these like crazy, still have that nice vibrant color. Can’t wait to try jello rings with these.” Ronny Acosta
5. 1Sock2Sock Women’s Donut Socks
Designed to last without compromising quality or comfort, 1Sock2Sock Women’s Donut Socks are double-stitched and made of super soft fabric that’s comfortable to wear all day long. It’s a perfect work-from-home buddy especially for doughnut lovers who like to keep warm. Its Turkish cotton material feels smooth all day and effectively wraps feet with its non-binding effects. Perfect as a present, too! These socks have an overall customer rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars on Amazon.
Why it’s a perfect gift: “The socks are of excellent quality and workmanship, the colors are vivid and most importantly comfortable. I have sensitive skin and they are wonderful. My daughters aged 18 and 14 say they are very stylish as well and they can’t wait to show them to their friends as soon as school starts next week. Keep up the good work Erik and the donut theme is clever!” Jerrold Solomon
National Doughnut Day: Doughnut-themed Accessories for Doughnut Lovers
1. GingerMintCollection Sprinkling Doughnut Earrings
This National Doughnut Day, send some love to your doughnut-obsessed BFF with this pair of cute little glazed doughnut earrings. It features .925 sterling silver posts and are handmade with lots of love and sprinkles! Customer Mary Gust wrote, “These earrings are so precious! Very detailed, colorful, and pretty! Can’t wait to give them to my Granddaughter who is crazy about doughnuts!” Shop at Etsy.
2. ClayCreationsForEver Miniature Food Jewelry Doughnut Pendant
Handmade with love and sweetness, this necklace charm is made using polymer clay. It features cute kawaii faces that bring to life these tiny appetizing doughnuts. It comes in siz amazing “flavors”: mint (chocolate base donut glazed with mint topping), strawberry (donut glazed with strawberry topping), glazed (donut glazed with sugar shinny gloss), powdered (bitten donut, powdered on top), chocolate dipped, and pink (chocolate base donut glazed with pink topping). Shop these adorable creations at Etsy.
3. LateefTdesign “I Donut Know What I’d Dough Without You” T-Shirt
Made from pre-shrunk cotton, this fun doughnut-themed t-shirt is made of thicker, heavier cotton that’s soft and comfortable to wear. It features double stitching on the neckline and sleeves to add durability. It also features a quote that reads “I donut know what I’d dough without you!”, which also makes it great as a couples t-shirt! Shop at Etsy.
4. WholesaleApplique Pink Frosted Sprinkles Donut Iron on Applique
Your doughnut-loving BFF will love this on her cap, t-shirt, denim jacket, or bag! The donut iron-on applique is high quality and detailed so you know you can place it in different types of clothing and accessories. It’s a versatile accessory that can be sewn or ironed on. Measures 1-1/2 x 1-1/8 inches. Shop at Etsy.
5. BaxsBoutique Sprinkles and Donuts Dog Collar
A cheery, bright blue color serves as a backdrop of this dog collar that features delicious looking iced donuts with sprinkles! The collar’s brightly coloured decorations are sure to turn heads when you walk your dog in the park or on the street. Comes in four sizes: tiny, little, medium, big. Shop at Etsy.
Doughnut-Themed Face Masks
1. CookandChill Lovely Donuts Face Mask with Filter
Doughnut lovers will enjoy sporting this face mask adorned with fun, colorful and delicious-looking doughnuts! Celebrate National Doughnut Day safely and step out with this mask that features a filter pocket and comes with 2 PM2.5 filters. It’s made of super soft and comfortable polyester blend that’s non-irritating. Also features a nose clip and adjustable ear loop buckles for a perfect fit every time. Shop at Etsy.
2. SweetMello Face Mask Donut
This fun face mask features luscious doughnuts with tons of sweet toppings! This face mask is made up of an outer layer made of 100% cotton and an inner layer made of 100% cotton flannel. It is expandable to fit over the nose and down to the chin and comes in three sizes: small, medium, and large. Shop at Etsy.
3. TokyoNeko Donut Be Afraid! Stay tight and Hang in there! Cloth Face Mask
The pandemic caused by the Covid-19 outbreak has caused many of us to practice precaution especially when heading out. Now that wearing masks is mandatory in some places and highly encouraged in others, it’s nice to spread some cheer with a simple face mask! The cheery doughnut design on this face mask features doughnuts bathed in fun sprinkles! Shop at Zazzle.
4. GiggleClips Peace, Love, and Donuts Black Cotton Face Mask
This cotton face mask can go with almost any outfit. Show off your love for doughnuts and all good things with this “Peace, Love, and Donuts” face mask. It’s easy to wear and passes the CDC recommendation for cloth face coverings. Shop at Zazzle.
5. JennLenayDesigns Donut Get Near Me Funny Quote Social Distancing Face Shield
Politely keep people away with this fun face shield that reads “donut get near me” and features a sweet donut with sprinkles on it. This face mask features a cute pastry design and a funny social distancing quote to lighten up the mood, especially during the pandemic. Protect yourself with this fun face shield that’s perfect to be worn outside by doughnut lovers or those who work in bakeries, donut shops, and more. Shop at Zazzle.
Celebrate National Doughnut Day with fun presents for your loved ones and a box of their favorite doughnuts! For more amazing gift ideas, make sure to check out the stories in the links from our archive below.
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