26 Great Gifts for the Bakers on Your List
If you're lucky enough to have a friend or family member who loves to bake, the holidays are the perfect time to help them stock their kitchen with all sorts of handy baking tools. Whether you're shopping for a beginner or a lifelong baker, you'll find these gifts go beyond the basics, yet remain useful for all sorts of baking endeavors. Shop our picks for the 26 best gifts for bakers this holiday season.
Whip It Good
A good mixing bowl is an essential tool in any kitchen, but especially in a baker's kitchen. These beautiful stoneware bowls can be used for prep, serving, and storage (thanks to the bamboo lids).
Can't Touch This
Any baker will tell you — you can never have too many oven mitts and pot holders. This floral pot holder from Anthropologie has a slit that you can slide your hand into for easy grip.
Good as Gold
A beautifully crafted gold bundt pan is perfect for holiday baking, or anytime you want an elegantly shaped bundt cake. The Nordic Ware Anniversary bundt pan is made with heat-responsive cast aluminum, a nonstick interior, and side handles for easy lifting.
KitchenAid stand mixers are like the Swiss Army knives of baking — use them to prepare large batches of cookie dough, cake batter, and more. Treat the baker in your life to this special design series mixer, complete with a stylish glass bowl.
Roll With It
This rolling pin will become a staple for any baker you choose to gift it to. Marble is naturally cool, and helps to keep your dough at the right temperature as you roll it. This chic rolling pin from Crate and Barrel comes with sturdy wooden handles and a wooden cradle for storage.
Inspired by vintage French bakeware, this pie dish has ruffled edges shaped from Burgundian clay, which evenly bakes and browns pies. The hand applied glaze comes in a number of colors, making it an elegant addition to any kitchen table.
Let Them Eat (Cup) Cakes
This set of reusable cupcake liners is the gift that keeps on giving. Not only are they cost-saving, but they're also better for the environment. It's the perfect gift for the environmentally-conscious baker!
The best bakers know you often need to weigh, not scoop, your ingredients, so let this top-rated food scale take the guesswork out of measuring flour, sugar, and all other ingredients. And save yourself quite a few dirty measuring cups, too. This scale came in first among six of the top-rated food scales in our food scale testing.
Nielsan-Massey is known as the "foremost name in vanilla" among bakers and ice cream makers. This set allows bakers to sample extracts from three distinct places around the world: Mexico, Tahiti, and Madagascar.
These silicone nonstick mats are essential for any baker. This mat from Silpat makes removing cookies or other baked goods from the baking sheet a breeze. Plus, it helps to uniformly heat foods for the perfect brown every time.
Touch of Gold
Williams Sonoma's signature bakeware set is the ultimate gift for someone new to baking or anyone looking to replace old, tarnished bakeware. This six-piece set includes one cookie sheet, one half-sheet pan, one cooling rack, one muffin pan, and two round cake pans.
Small but Mighty
Bakers can create a truly beautiful presentation of individually portioned desserts with this set of mini cocottes from Le Creuset. The set comes with a companion cookbook with 25 original recipes.
Take the Cake
Serve in style with this crystal-encrusted and silver-plated serving set. Waterford's crystals date back to 1783 Ireland, making their serving set fit for special occasions or everyday events.
Put cakes, pies, and pastries on display with this lidded glass pedestal that doubles as a punch bowl when inverted. Add a monogram or name for a personal touch this Christmas.
Send a Sweet Message
Cookies are the perfect way to say "I love you," — at least they were before these personalized cookie stamps came along. Choose any message to be stamped onto any cookie creation.
Proof your sourdough in style with this handmade rope basket. Not only does it look good, but it helps to give your bread a thicker crust, and allows some of the dough moisture to evaporate during proofing. It's the perfect gift for anyone who's picked up sourdough-bread baking during the pandemic.
Nuts About You
An electric grinder takes the dirty work out of grinding fresh nuts and spices to add to baked goods. The storage lid even allows you to store the spices right from the grinding bowl.
Some Like It Hot
These sheet pans were designed with the help of a professional chef. The commercial-grade aluminum is the ideal material for even heat distribution and retention. It's a difference you'll be able to tell.
Less Mess Less Stress
Friends don't let friends wear old, scrappy aprons. These fan-favorite aprons are handcrafted in Los Angeles, and are designed to handle use in a professional kitchen.
This beautiful cherry-wood board comes with a personal touch: Choose a favorite family recipe to be engraved on it in the original handwriting. The personalization even goes as far as to capture fingerprints, creases, and other markings from the original recipe card.
We're fans of licking the excess batter off the whisk around here, but sometimes you do a little too much licking, and lose too much batter in the process. This handy tool allows you to wipe the batter right back into the bowl, no dripping on the countertop.
Recipe for Magic
Preserve precious family recipes with these stylish recipe cards and matching tin. This is a great gift for a newlywed, new parent, or anyone looking to save family recipes and add a sentimental touch to their kitchen.
I Loaf You
Know a busy cook who wants to bake homemade bread but doesn't have the time to do it all by hand? This fully automatic bread maker does all the work for you, from kneading to rising to baking.
This iconic British brand is known for its stylish tea towels and aprons, but I think these double oven mitts make the perfect gift for any home cook. The thick quilted, double design protects your hands and arms as you pull heavy dishes from stove to oven to tabletop. Plus the classic Cath Kidston design adds a stylish touch to any kitchen.
Just Beat It
This classic hand mixer won the "Best Basic Hand Mixer," superlative in our hand mixer testing. In classic KitchenAid fashion, it's available in a multitude of stylish colors.
Cast Your Cares Away
Lodge continues to be the industry standard for all things cast iron, and this loaf pan is no exception. Cast iron gives a thick, evenly-browned crust to all your bread loafs. Plus the silicone grips on this pan make for safe and easy handling.