Do you love cookies, cakes or brownies? And do you love making them, or at least know someone who does? Then a mixer can make a perfect gift or a great addition to your kitchen this Black Friday/Cyber Monday. A strong upgrade from a handheld whisk, here are the top mixers to consider getting for this holiday season:

KitchenAid Professional 600 Series 6 Quart Stand Mixer (KP26M1X)

Currently $349.99 at Target, this stainless steel mixer is great for the advanced or aspiring bakers out there. With a comfortable handle, bowl-lift design and non-slip base, you have your basics covered.

Totalling 10 speeds for any ingredient, this mixer’s speed function is fully adjustable so you’re always in control.

The all-metal drive system and speed controls make this mixer perfect for heavy, dense mixtures or light fluffy ones, and its large capacity means you can make up to 13 dozen cookies in a single batch – yum!

Included with the mixer is an instruction manual, a stainless steel mixing bowl, a pouring shield, flat beaters, dough hooks, and a whisk. This mixer also offers a great deal of versatility as you can use it with 10 other optional hub powered attachments from food grinders to pasta makers and more. If this mixer is on sale, definitely consider buying it!

KitchenAid Artisan Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer (KSM150PSWH)

At $209.99 in Walmart, this mixer is like the one above, just slightly different and a lot more affordable.

Although smaller in size, this mixer is still powerful. It has a high-performance motor with direct drive transmission, 10 mixing speeds and planetary mixing action spirals. This mixer can get stuff done!

There are over 20 colors available too, so you can match your kitchen décor or go with your favorite color.

One batch can still make a large amount of cookies – 9 dozen cookies to be exact, and its tilt-Head design allows for clear access to the bowl to easily add ingredients in for a recipe.

Like the previous mixer, this mixer is versatile too as it can be used with over 10 optional hub powered attachments, making this a very efficient and flexible mixer to have. This one is cheaper too, so if it’s on sale be sure to grab it.

Hamilton Beach Electric 4.5 Quart Stand Mixer (63232)

$174.99 to $199.99 in Walmart, depending on the color you select, this Hamilton Beach mixer is a favorite among customers.

Its 12-speed two-way mixing action, 400-watt motor, and quick-release tilt-up head make this mixer efficient, powerful and reliable.

Although not the biggest at only 4.5-quarts, the stainless steel locking mixing bowl can hold a good amount of ingredients, and the mixer itself can handle the thickest of doughs.

A splatter shield protects against messy drips and spills, while the non-slip feet keep the mixer still while in use, giving you stability and precision.

It comes with 3 mixing accessories and is a great hands-free mixer with all the speeds you could ask for. It’s great for a family-style mixer, especially with the holidays coming just around the corner.

Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Classic Stand Mixer (64650)

A Hamilton Beach mixer again, but much more budget-friendly at $39.99 on Amazon!

This 4 qt. stainless steel mixer has 6 speeds and a quick burst button for your everyday baking needs. You can even double this mixer up as a hand mixer if you really want to get in there yourself.

Including traditional beaters, a whisk and dough hooks, this mixer has all the beginner accessories you’ll need. It even includes a bowl rest mixer stabilizer and a 290 max watt power, making mixing easy and safe.

Classic, budget-friendly, interchange and loved by thousands, this mixer could be the one for you. A sale knocking it down a few dollars it just a plus!

Litchi Stand 5.5 Quart Mixer (SM983)

The last on our list is the Litchi Stand mixer which currently costs $138.98 on Amazon.

This time-saving mixer has the biggest motor so far at 650 watts, meaning you can mix anything in a breeze! Its 6-speed control and pulse function allows for exceptional kneading and mixing performance, while its tilt-head function gives you easy access to your ingredients. This mixer definitely has the power and efficiency to keep up with any of your baking needs, now or in the future.

It comes with 4 accessories: a whisk, a C-dough hook, a Y-shaped mixing blade and a flex flat beater – perfect for beginners and experts alike.

Litchi states that this mixer has been designed in collaboration with expert pastry chefs and master bakers, meaning you can rely on this design for continuous use. A bit on the pricier side but an all-rounder in general, this mixer is one to check out for on sale.

With all these great mixers in mind, which one are you looking to buy in the upcoming sales? Or better yet, what are you thinking about baking with it?