The Best Gifts You Can Buy for the Baker in Your Life

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If you know someone who loves to bake, they likely already own a nice baking sheet, a bundt pan, and a few cool baking gadgets. That's why the best gifts for bakers are upgrades and delicious indulgences. Think: a specialty sourdough bread subscription, genius tools, or a gorgeous stand to show off their latest creation. Whether you're shopping for a master pastry chef or a beginner, these gifts will find a happy home in any baker's kitchen.

Glass Cake Stand

Food 52 cake stand
Food 52

Elevate their best creations with these gorgeous glass cake stands, which come in a rainbow of colors and a range of sizes to suit whatever they're whipping up next.

Leather Julia Child Coffee Table Book

Julia Child Coffee Table Book with blue leather cover
Pottery Barn

For a devotee of the legendary chef, this collection of Julia's classic French recipes is (almost) too pretty to use—and will be the perfect thing for them to thumb through to look for their next baking adventure.

Bake Eat Love Monthly Baking Kit

Cupcakes in orange polka dotted case with an orange slice
Bake Eat Love

Help a budding baker find new creations to try with a subscription to this monthly kit, which sends them nonperishable ingredients, tools, and decorations to craft everything from macarons to fancy cupcakes—and offers videos and clear instructions to take them step by step through the rough parts.

Juliet Rose Recipe Tin

Floral-patterned recipe tin
Rifle Paper Co.

This tin is the perfect way to help them organize their favorite recipes—and is pretty enough to keep out on the counter.

Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts & Pot Holders

Multiple oven mitts and potholders in pink, blue, green, and orange
Food52

These smartly designed mitts and pot holders are worthy of a splurge. They're made of platinum silicone which is protective up to 650 degrees, have longer sleeves to help protect forearms from burns, and they have built-in loops and magnets to make it easy to keep them handy when they're baking.

Williams-Sonoma Olivewood Pastry Tools, Set of 4

Pastry scraper, pastry brush, offset spatula, pastry cutter
Williams-Sonoma

Upgrade their pastry tools with this olivewood set, featuring a bench scraper, brush, offset spatula, and pastry wheel.

Jeni's Bagel Shop Collection

Set of 5 pints of Jeni's ice cream with bakery flavors
Jeni's Ice Cream

For those times your favorite baker wants a cooler treat, opt for a set of these decadent, baked-good pints of ice cream that'll be a perfect dessert on their own (or accompaniment to one of their baked masterpieces). The set comes with intriguing flavors like maple-soaked pancakes and caramel pecan sticky buns.

Personalized From the Kitchen of Labels

Personalized From the Kitchen Labels
Preppy Prodigy/Etsy

If your baker friend is the kind to share the goods, let them do it with style. These personalized stickers can be affixed to the box or bag with their gifted goodies for a more professional touch.

Raisenne Dough Riser

Raisenne Dough Riser mat under two loaf pans filled with bread dough
Food 52

If your gift recipient has raised their sourdough game to new levels, they'll appreciate this warming pad that helps encourage a better rise from their baguettes and boules.

Rainbow Starfetti Sprinkles

Supernatural Pink Sprinkles Jar
Supernatural Kitchen

Supernatural's fun and festive sprinkle mixes use plant-based food coloring instead of chemicals. (You can also order natural colorful frosting mixes and food dyes to make a set.)

DIY Strawberry Hand Pie Baking Kit

DIY Strawberry Hand Pie Kit
Uncommon Goods

Hand pies are an easy way to get your pastry fix—and this kit has everything they need to create a tasty treat.

100 Baking Ideas Scratch Off Poster

Baking Bucket List Poster
EnnoVatti/Etsy

This baking gift is perfect for the very serious baker, with inspiration for new sweet and savory things to try, from American classics like zucchini bread or blondies, to international delights like Cornish pasties and baklava.

Silicone Baking Cups

Silicone baking cups with a rainbow of colors
OXO silicone baking cups

For the frequent cupcake or muffin baker, these sturdy, reusable silicone cups make a more eco-friendly (but no less cheerful) alternative to the standard paper cups.

4-Jar Bakers' Assortment Box

Penzeys 4-Jar Baking Kit With Cinnamon, Vanilla Sugar, Cocoa, and Baking Spice
Penzeys.com

Give them everything they need to kick their favorite baked goods up a notch, including Penzeys high-quality China cinnamon, cocoa, vanilla sugar, and baking spice (a mix of two kinds of cinnamon, cardamom, anise, allspice, and mace).

Mary Berry's Baking Bible

Mary Berry's Baking Bible
amazon.com

And speaking of The Great British Bakeoff, any baking aficionado knows and loves Mary Berry, the show's famous host from seasons past. The esteemed food writer and baker has published over 75 books, but her Baking Bible is the perfect place to start.

Seasonal Bread Club Subscription

Crab-shaped sourdough bread from Boudin Bakery
Boudin Bakery

For the loved one who obsesses over caring for their sourdough starter, give them a year's worth of (delicious) inspiration with this 12-month sourdough subscription. Boudin Bakery's famous San Francisco sourdough French bread originated in 1849. Now, they offer all kinds of seasonal loafs in fun shapes and sizes, but they all include a portion of the original "mother dough" that dates back to the first loaf.

Inscribed Crystal Cake Dome

Black Toast Glass Cake Dome
Emma Bridgewater

For the baker that is all about entertaining, this crystal cake dome is the perfect step up from their glass cloche. It's beautifully inscribed with Emma Bridgewater's famous Black Toast type so bakers can turn it to display the flavor of dessert inside: cherry, lemon, ginger, or chocolate.

Silicone Butter Food Huggers

Silicone Butter and Cheese Food Hugger
amazon.com

This is a great stocking stuffer for bakers. These smart silicone food huggers are perfect for helping them preserve those last tablespoons of butter until they are ready to bake their next batch of cookies.

Emile Henry Ceramic Baguette Baker

Emile Henry French Ceramic Baguette Baker
williams sonoma

The advanced bread maker will love this genius ceramic dish that doubles as a proofing and baking vessel. It's designed to turn out three evenly sized baguettes, and it's simple steaming technology makes it easy to achieve that oh-so famous crisp, brown baguette crust.

Polka Dot Biscuit Barrel

Polka Dot cookie tin
emma bridgewater

Help keep their favorite homemade cookies (aka biscuits in England!) fresh longer with this hand-painted ceramic jar with a sealed lid that helps minimize staleness.

DIY Rainbow Bagel Kit

Rainbow Bagel Kit
uncommongoods.com

For the friend who's tried their hand at making bagels for Sunday brunch, this make-it-yourself Rainbow Bagel Kit will be a welcome (and fun) challenge. It comes with all they essentials they need so they can simply focus on making their creations Instagram-worthy.

Nordic Ware Heritage Bundtlette Pan

Nordic Ware Heritage Bundtlette Pan
sur la table

Any baker worth their salt (or sugar) has a bundt pan. But what about a bundtlette pan? We're obsessed with this non-stick cast-aluminum mold that turns out six mini bundt cakes perfect for a tea party or to accompany a cappuccino after dinner.

Bread Slicer

Bread Slicer Cutting Guide with Knife
amazon.com

Know someone who has mastered the perfect loaf of sandwich bread? They'll love this smart bread cutting guide that makes cutting even slices a breeze. It comes complete with a bread knife and it can be folded when it's not being used for easier storage.

Meatball Storage Trays

Meatball Stacking Storage Trays
amazon.com

Know a baker who prefers savory over sweet every day of the week? Cater to their love of baked meatballs with these smart stacking storage trays. They are great for big-batch spaghetti block parties or making lots of meatballs to store in the freezer for future family meals. Throw a cute meat baller in their gift bag for good measure.

DIY Focaccia Art Kit

DIY Focaccia Art Kit
amazon.com

For the friend who's mastered the art of baking a great focaccia, this DIY kit will let them turn their creations into actual art. It comes with Italian seasonings, food tweezers, and step-by-step instructions for making fun edible designs on top of their loaves. (It also includes yeast and bread flour for beginners.)

Personalized Rolling Pin

personalized rolling pin
etsy.com/shop/funnyrollingpin

This personalized rolling pin is laser engraved with the words of your choice: "Made by Dad," "From Michelle's Kitchen," etc. Each rolling pin is handmade—and ships from Poland—so allow five days for processing, and an additional two to three weeks for shipping. Not sure what to write? The seller also offers rolling pins embossed with various graphics, including Christmas trees, hearts, stars, and more.

Hedley & Bennett Crossback Apron

baking-gifts-hedley-bennett-apron
Hedley & Bennett

Help your baker bud get their hands—but not their clothing—dirty as they complete a marathon holiday baking session. This Hedley & Bennett apron is made from 100 percent cotton brushed bull denim fabric and comes with crossback straps for extra support, which makes it the perfect combination of quality, practicality, and comfort. You can also opt to add embroidery for a sweet personalized touch.

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract With Gift Box

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Serious bakers know that there's an enormous gap between types of vanilla. Per the FDA's definition, "pure" vanilla extract means that the vanilla's flavor may only come from vanilla beans and nothing else; less-expensive imitation extracts, on the other hand, have a harsh, unpleasant aftertaste thanks to chemical additives and byproducts. The point? The good stuff ain't cheap, especially for those that bake day in and day out, so Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract makes for a great gift.

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Silpat Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat
amazon.com

If they turn out cookies by the dozen (and dozen and dozen), consider gifting this time-saving tool. The reusable Silpat promises to create a nonstick surface—use it instead of parchment paper and you can even skip the butter. Silpats are available in various sizes, and they can work for cooking main courses, as well as baking.

White Matryoshka Measuring Cups

White Matryoshka Dry Measuring Cups
amazon.com

Of course, any baking enthusiast will already own some well-used measuring cups. But this set will look adorable on the kitchen counter when not in use. Fashioned in the image of Matryoshka dolls, or Russian nesting dolls, these "dolls" are actually functional measuring cups when the come apart, each half a different useful size for measuring dry ingredients. The set of six includes 1 cup, ¾ cup, ⅔ cup, ½ cup, ⅓ cup, and ¼ cup.

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