This is definitely waaaay outside my usual, but as I was browsing online I saw so many things that would make fabulous gifts! I couldn’t resist stepping outside the kitchen (and going down a blogging rabbit hole) to put together a post of my favorite Gifts for Bakers!
If you have a friend or family member who loves to bake, then you know how much they appreciate the right tools and equipment to help them achieve the perfect bake! This list of Gifts for Bakers includes everything from must-have basics to novelty items to specialty ingredients. Of course, they also make great gifts for yourself!
These small gifts for the baker in your life fit perfectly in a stocking or gift basket, and (as of the time of this post) they're all under $20!
This grater has a variety of uses, but it can't be beat for zesting citrus!
I love using this wrap in the kitchen! Eco friendly, convenient, and reusable!
Whether it’s biscuits, cookies, scones, or fondant, they’ll always come in handy!
How fun is this?? Get a perfect dusting of powdered sugar or cocoa powder on your finished product with this cutie!
Fantastic for portioning dough and cleaning up your work surface!
There’s no substitute for a candy thermometer when you’re making meringue, marshmallows, & candy!
Cutting butter into pastry or streusel has never been easier with one of these!
Fabulous not only for cutting pizza, but for scones and pastry, too!
A cookie scoop keeps baking consistent–and your hands clean! Link is to a small scoop!
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Here are the basics, the baking necessities! These gifts would be loved by new and seasoned bakers alike (as even experienced bakers love new and upgraded supplies!) All of these gifts are less than $30, but many of them are less than $10!
You can never have too many, and the metal ones will last a lifetime!
I love this measuring cup because you can read how full it is from the top!
I love this set! The long, skinny shape means they fit in all your spice jars!
This set is so convenient and LOOK how cute!! I use mine all the time during recipe prep!
I love that these are completely coated in silicone, so no food mess stuck between the head and the handle!
A must-have for any baker! These cooling racks are nonstick, and stack so that they take up less counterspace!
You can make it work with a butter knife, but it’s easier to frost and keep your hands out of the way with one of these!
Perfect for mixing, with a silicone handle and a pour spout! I’ve had mine for years and they’re still perfect.
The baker in your life may have a standard rolling pin, but this nonstick pin would definitely be an upgrade!
From sifting powdered sugar to straining seeds from berry purée, these strainers are so versatile!
A favorite for lining pans and protecting your countetop, these are precut and convenient!
A handy conversion chart is a must for any kitchen!
Here are all my favorite baking pans! These are all standard sizes, but of course there are many more options available! I prefer light-colored pans because my baked goods brown/bake more slowly and are less likely to get dry at the edges. I have a lot of pans from USA Pan here--their quality is exceptional, and they're made in the USA (Not an ad. I'm just a fangirl.)
9" is pretty standard, but there are many more sizes you could gift, too!
Cookie sheets are an absolute necessity! A must for any baker!
Cakes, bars, brownies, pizza! This pan is welcome in any kitchen!
Muffins, cupcakes, cookie cups, and so many savory options! Having a good muffin pan is a necessity!
I use these so often! You might want to get two, as many bread recipes make two loaves!
If you gift a pie plate, maybe you’ll get some pie! 😉 I like this one with the fluted edge because it fancies up the pie even if you just do a simple crimp. <3
You have to have an angel food cake pan with those teeny feet to make it correctly!
A necessity for cheesecake! I can't personally attest to the "leakproof" claim of this one, but it has great reviews!
A fantastic size for brownies, bars, and small snacking cakes!
Specialty Baking Items
Now we get to the really fun stuff! 🙂 These items aren't entirely practical (with the exception of the kitchen scale!), but they are sooo fun...and you'll see a definite theme of mini baked goods, because who can resist?? As of the time of this post, all these gifts are less than $30!
Mini desserts are insanely adorable, so any baker would appreciate these mini pie pans!
I’ve tried a few, and this is the best one! I have two so I can bake a dozen doughnuts without having to bake them in batches.
The next installment in mini adorableness, these mini tart pans would always make a wonderful gift!
Making itty bitty cheesecakes isn’t really difficult, but they look SO impressive! The baker in your life will love this pan!
Fabulous for toasting marshmallows and meringue! Mine is so old you can't get it anymore, but this one gets great reviews!
Silpats are so convenient! Nothing sticks to them, baked goods brown more slowly, and there’s no waste!
I love these little guys, because everyone can have their own personal cheesecake, so I don't have to share. 😉
Ensuring that batter is divided equally between pans and more accurately measuring ingredients makes you a better baker!
Any cake would look gorgeous on this cake plate! It's always fun to display your baked goods!
I'm not much of a cake decorator, but I love having piping tips and supplies to play with buttercream!
This pastry mat is great for measuring and rolling out pastry without having to add too much flour to your dough. It's also enormous, so even my largest projects fit on it!
I'm not big on food colors, so when I choose to use them I try to use natural options when possible!
Such an easy way to elevate baked goods, and this one doesn't break the bank!
These adorable molds would be a welcome addition to any baker's kitchen!
Decorating a cake is so much easier with this set!
Fun Gifts for Bakers
Just because the gift is for a baker doesn't mean it has to be a kitchen item! Here are a bunch of options to celebrate their love of baking outside the kitchen.
You can never have too many oven mitts!
All the other ones that made me laugh had curse words on them, so let's go with this one. 😉
Just love these baking socks with the little hand mixers on them! So fun!
Bakers gonna bake! Profess love for baking and keep your clothes clean at the same time!
"Procrastibaking" seems to be common among bakers!
This is true of every baker I know! They can show off their passion for baking and stay cozy warm, too!
I don’t think my husband would appreciate these, but look how cuuuute!
This necklace is over-the-top cute!
This mug is SO cute! So cute, that I'm willing to overlook the fact that the cupcakes are baking with frosting on them. 😀
How ADORABLE is this set? I think I need one for my kitchen!
The perfect notebook for writing down recipes and baking plans!
The only way to make chocolate chip cookies more comforting is to have one that's a blanket!
These are my FAVORITE ingredients to use in baking! I could seriously talk forever on these, so be careful if you ask about them. 😉 I use every one of these in my kitchen for the BEST flavor!
My favorite ingredient!!!! <3 More flavorful than extract and more economical than beans. I want those little black vanilla bean flecks in *everything*!
Making your own vanilla is so easy! Makes a fantastic gift!
These aren’t your ordinary marachinos! Grown in my home state of Michigan, these dark, beautiful cherries are perfect for so many recipes!
Any baker that loves espresso needs this ingredient! Finely ground especially for baking, it’s the best way to get coffee flavor in baked goods!
This ingredient makes chocolate baked goods taste so good! This extract is sometimes overlooked, so it makes a fabulous gift!
Any baker would love to have these in their pantry! I’ve never seen them in a grocery store, so they make a great gift!
I love the flavor of vanilla sugar! It can be used in so many ways, it’s a great gift!
This citrus oil set is a fantastic gift! These oils are more flavorful than extracts. They’re soooo good!
One of my favorites! Not only for flavor, but because it's organic and Alter Eco is so environmentally and socially conscious! <3
I love using freeze-dried fruit, and use it in many of my recipes! This link takes you to strawberries, but their other fruits are also excellent!
I just love the sweet-and-spicy flavor punch of crystallized ginger! Chop it up and add it to cake or muffins, sprinkle it on top of frosting, or just snack on it straight from the bottle. 😉
This cocoa is amazing! The darkest cocoa with the deepest flavor, your baked goods will be nearly black and sooo chocolatey!
Baking Gifts For Kids
This section is for the kiddos! I tell my kids all the time that we already own all the "real" kitchen equipment, but that doesn't stop them from wanting and loving all the stuff that's specially-made for them!
Simple recipes for kiddos starting out in the kitchen!
Baking recipes geared toward teens, with more experience than younger kids, but who are still learning!
I don't know a kid on the planet who wouldn't want to play with this. 😉
For your dinosaur lover, and comes in two sizes!
For your unicorn lover, and comes in two sizes!
This set is quite complete, and would be appropriate for both younger and older kids!
The Big Stuff
This is a short list of the bigger gifts to get for a baker if you're looking to splurge or going in together with friends or family for a gift! The stand mixers, dutch oven, and food processor are what I use in my kitchen and I love them. <3
Full disclosure: I have had a stand mixer all my life. It's a blessing for sure. I chose this hand mixer to suggest as a gift because it's more cost effective than a stand mixer, and Cuisinart is a good brand with good reviews. I think the baker on your list would love it!
This is my baby. This is pretty much the dream of every baker. Meringue at push of a button. Angel food cake without breaking your arm whisking and whisking. I adore my stand mixer. This is the smaller (and thus, more cost effective) option. It comes in an array of colors, and there isn't a baker anywhere who wouldn't love it!
This ice cream maker is a splurge, but for good reason because it requires NO freezing! It has a compressor built in, so you just pour the custard into the ice cream maker and let it do it's thing. A must-have if the baker in your life loves making homemade ice cream as well (and hopefully they'll share with you)!
This is the one I use at home, and I love it! I had originally asked for a smaller one for Christmas, but my husband got me this (13 cup capacity) and I'm so glad because I definitely would have overflowed the smaller ones!
Okay, this one doesn't actually break the bank at less than $50--but here's the thing: I make sourdough bread in mine, and this works just as well (or better) and those $200-$300 enamel ones!
A suuuuper splurge, but I'm just going to leave this right here. Stronger. Bigger bowl. A workhorse. Sooo many gorgeous color options.
I hope you found something in my list of Gifts for Bakers that will be perfect for the baker in your life! Just to be clear--that includes you! I mean, treating yourself to baking gifts will reward you and everyone around you that you choose to share with! If you choose to share, that is. No judgment here. 😉