25 Baking Gifts Your Favorite Baker Will Adore
Know someone who's always in the kitchen (and loves it)? Check out these baking gift ideas that will make any baker smile.
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Taste of Home Bakeware
If you’re looking for one of the best places you can buy affordable kitchen gadgets online, you definitely have to take a look here. You can now bake your favorite Taste of Home recipes in their line of bakeware. Each piece has a beautiful embossed design that is pretty and functional. It increases air-flow to the food for consistent baking and it captures the vintage spirit you found in your grandmother’s bakeware. Choose from a loaf pan, springform pan, baking sheets, and more.
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$42.95 for a pack of 3
Serious bakers know that good vanilla extract can do a lot to elevate a recipe. However, your baking buddies might not know how different high-quality extracts can be. Gift your BFF this assortment of global vanillas from Nielsen Massey. Each has its own flavor profile. All are delicious, but you’d be surprised how different Tahitian, Mexican, and Madagascar vanillas can be! They’ll probably go through it pretty quickly. There’s a reason this baker doubles or triples the amount of vanilla extract she puts in every recipe.
Nordic Ware Bundt Pan
Who doesn’t love a good Bundt cake? They’re easy to whip up and look elegant even with the simplest of decorations. Bakers can definitely appreciate the beauty and the utility of a new Bundt pan. We love this Brilliance Bundt from Nordic Ware.
Baking Subscription Box
Starts at $25.95 a month
If you’re buying for a young baker, consider a baking subscription box like Baketivity. Choose your plan, then enjoy a curated box full of pre-measured ingredients, recipe books, shopping lists, and more. Sweet! If this one isn’t your speed, check out all of these bakeries offering at-home baking kits right now.
We asked Taste of Home‘s Bakeable group members what their favorite unexpected baking tools were and this dough whisk was at the top of the list. Its unique shape is great for stirring together quick breads and pancake batters but comes in especially handy when incorporating a lot of flour into bread doughs.
A Great Apron
If you’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen working with flour, melted chocolate, and batter, you need an apron to stay clean—but not just any apron. Serious bakers, you need an apron that covers you up, fits you well, and has plenty of pockets. Enter Hedley & Bennett aprons that are designed by and for chefs and bakers. Their aprons are fully adjustable at the waist and neck and have plenty of pockets—including a chest pocket perfectly sized for your phone (just in case you need to text mom for baking advice). We’re adding this one to the list of the perfect holiday hostess gifts!
What baker doesn’t like to experiment with a few new ingredients? Baking spices from Curio Spice Co. make for a great gift. Find tasty add-ins, such as a cinnamon blend called Kandy Spice, Costa Rican Vanilla Sugar, and a unique baking blend called Fleur Spice. Just a handful of fresh spices like these can really liven up classic recipes.
Giant Mixing Bowl
Starting at $57.99
Frequent bakers often bemoan the lack of truly large mixing bowls for double batches of cookies and oversized loaves of bread. That’s why this giant—we mean it at 10.5 quarts—mixing bowl is a perfect gift for any baker. Pair this kitchen basic with some of the cooking supplies every budding chef needs.
For really accurate baking, weighing ingredients is a must. To make this process easy, invest in a good kitchen scale like this one from OXO Good Grips. It can take up to 11 pounds of ingredients.
Everyone needs a wooden spoon or two in their kitchen. This simple tool is a must for whipping together a quick batch of muffins or stirring chocolate chips into your favorite cookie dough. Treat your favorite baker (or yourself) to a new olivewood set of wooden spoons—and follow these tips to keep them ready to mix for years to come.
Keep your baked goods fresh and show off your talents with a beautiful cake dome. Sure, this case is perfect for displaying your latest layer cake, but it’s also a great way to display a mountain of cookies, muffins, or other sweets.
OXO Good Grips Baking Canisters
Keeping your baking staples fresh is important for good results. The best way to keep everything from chocolate chips to flour fresh is to seal them in an airtight container. This set of OXO Good grips canisters is perfect for baking essentials. Looking for more variety in your gift-giving? Try one of these storage containers that will keep any pantry organized.
Today’s cookie presses work so much more easily than those of yore. Upgrade your favorite baker’s press with this one from OXO Good Grips.
KitchenAid Metallic Series Mixer
Avid bakers (and Taste of Home’s Test Kitchen) know that a KitchenAid stand mixer is a must in the kitchen—particularly if it’s in a gorgeous color. If you’re looking to invest in a new mixer, why not go all out with a gorgeous metallic stand mixer. The copper color is absolutely dreamy, but the stainless steel would match any modern kitchen. Any way you stir it, this is one gadget you’ll be happy to have. If you’re buying this as a gift to yourself, be sure to avoid these KitchenAid mixer mistakes everyone has made.
Round Biscuit Cutters
A set of round cookie cutters is a must in any kitchen. You’ll find yourself reaching for these cutters over and over again to make biscuits, cookies, mini-pies, and more. Trust us—a set of these is way better than using an overturned drinking glass.
Countertop Bread Proofer
Baking bread is all about patience with all the proofing. Sometimes getting that right lift is hard to do, especially when it’s cold outside. You can shorten proofing times and get great rises on bread during the colder months with a countertop proofer. This is a great gift for avid bread bakers who might not treat themselves to such a handy gadget. Hot tip: drop a few of these hilarious bread puns while they’re unwrapping their gift.
“Bake It Happen” Tee
Show off your love of baking with a supersoft tee from Life is Good. It’s 100 percent cotton, so it’s breathable in a hot kitchen, but cute enough to wear out and about (you know, when you’re stocking up on butter and chocolate chips).
Silicone Measuring Cups
Some ingredients are just challenging to measure. You know the ones: sticky syrups, peanut butter, shortening, sour cream… (we could go on and on). To make sure you get every last bit of these ingredients out of the measuring cup, try using a silicone measuring cup instead. This flexible cup allows you to squeeze every last bit out into your batter. Just don’t clutter your friends’ and families’ cupboards with these kitchen gadgets that are a complete waste of money.
KitchenAid Food Chopper
Need to chop nuts for your favorite quick bread? Dice up some dried fruit for a recipe? What about break down some chocolate for a decadent dessert? If you don’t want to do it all by hand, turn to a compact food chopper, like this one from KitchenAid. It holds 3.5 cups, so it’s large enough to blitz up your favorite mix-ins but compact enough that it’s not taking up too much room in the cupboards—we know you need that space for your other cooking gear.
Sometimes you just need to heat up a little something. Maybe you need to whip up a quick simple syrup or heat up some caramel sauce for drizzling. That’s where a small saucepan like this Dansk Kobenstyle butter warmer comes in. This adorable enameled pot is the perfect size for smaller kitchen tasks (like warming butter). Feel free to also pass along some of these butter hacks you didn’t know you needed in your life so they know you’re a true baking and butter aficionado.
Embossed Rolling Pin
Embossed rolling pins are an easy way to give cutout cookies and other bakes a pretty finish without a lot of extra work. They come in dozens of pretty patterns, but this paisley floral would work well all year round.
Tired of finishing off bakes with the same old jimmies and sprinkles? Try Fancy Sprinkles. These over-the-top sprinkle blends are shiny, sparkly, and oh so pretty. Just a dash of these will make any cutout cookie look top-notch. Pair these sprinkles with one of the quirky kitchen gadgets they’ll actually want to use to make a great themed gift box
Sure, you can use a toothpick to make sure cakes are done, but no serious baker wants to rummage around in a drawer to find one. Instead, gift your baking friends a cake tester like this one that they can keep at the ready. It’s a cute, affordable gift that they’ll surely appreciate.
Cake Pan Strips
These cake pan wraps are the secret to perfectly level cakes. Our Test Kitchen relies on these for even bakes on layer cakes. Your giftee might also like one of these kitchen products people can’t stop buying from Amazon.