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 cake 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.

We Might Be Tiny Cookie Stampies Set

A set of 15 baby animal cookie stamps

Anthropologie

For bakers with little ones (or bakers who are little ones at heart) this adorable cookie stamp set is a must. The set includes one stamper and 15 interchangeable animal stamps, such as an adorable lion, sloth, cat, and more. These sweet stamps are a bit easier to use than cookie cutters, and are great no matter what time of year it is.

Price at time of publish: $30

Kate Spade Knock On Wood Apple Cookie Jar

Red Apple Cookie Jar

Kate Spade

Give the baker in your life the gift of chic storage with this apple-shaped cookie jar. The stoneware piece boasts a bright red exterior and gold detailing at the stem, making it a great accent piece for your kitchen counter or dining table come dessert.

Price at time of publish: $80

Williams-Sonoma Classic Mini Hand Pie Molds

A set of three hand pie molds

Williams Sonoma

Sure, cookies are a classic and beloved baked treat, but dedicated bakers know that hand pies can be just as delicious, and are especially impressive around the holidays. This set of three molds allows your favorite baker to create restaurant-worthy, lattice-topped mini pies stuffed with sweet or savory fillings.

Price at time of publish: $20

Uncommon Goods DIY Focaccia Garden Art Kit

A focaccia kit with tweezers, flour, and other ingredients

Uncommon Goods

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.)

Price at time of publish: $29

Williams-Sonoma Pie Crust Mold

A pie crust mold with five patterns

Williams Sonoma

For the baker that can never make too many pies, consider this nonstick silicone pie crust mold. With this baking accessory, your friend or loved one can craft up to five decorative designs for their pie crusts, including pearl, braid, rope, herringbone, and basket weave.

Price at time of publish: $17

Jeni's Holiday Potluck Collection

Jeni's Holiday Potluck Collection

Jeni's

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 pineapple upside down cake and blackout chocolate cake.

Price at time of publish: $68

Michael Aram Anemone Four-Piece Side Plate Set

Michael Aram dessert plate set with gold trim

Saks Fifth Avenue

Every baker needs a way to display their creations, so why not get the baker in your life a set of four small plates to show off their various sweet treats. Each one of these porcelain plates features glossy gold embellishing that’s perfect for the holidays. And we love that these glamorous plates are dishwasher- and microwave-safe.

Price at time of publish: $65

Supernatural Kitchen Gingerbread Kit

Supernatural Kitchen Gingerbread Kit

Supernatural Kitchen

This upgraded version of the brand’s best-selling gingerbread kit includes King Arthur Gingerbread Cake and Cookie Mix, Supernatural’s Fruit Punch Red and Forest Green Frosting Mixes, and a bevy of decorations. Think: rainbow baking chips, Into The Woods Sprinkles, Jingle Pop! Sprinkles, Snowfall Sprinkles, and Ugly Sweater Sprinkles—all of which will undoubtedly add some welcome whimsy to the edible abode.

Price at time of publish: $49

Brown Sugar Bear Sugar Saver and Softener

Brown Sugar Bear Sugar Saver and Softener

Amazon

Any avid baker will surely enjoy this cute bear buddy, which helps keep brown sugar soft by absorbing any excess moisture. To use this helpful tool, all you need to do is soak in water for 20 minutes and place it in your brown sugar storage container. It will keep the sugar smooth and lump-free for up to six months.

Price at time of publish: $6

Food Huggers Reusable Silicone Savers

Silicone Butter Huggers

Amazon

This is a great stocking stuffer for bakers. This set of four 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.

Price at time of publish: $15

Mosser Glass Colored Glass Cake Stand

cake stands

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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.

Price at time of publish: $44-$220

Mastering the Art of French Cooking

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.

Price at time of publish: $29

Bake Eat Love Monthly Baking Kit

Bake Eat Love Subscription Kit

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.

Price at time of publish: $40

Rifle Paper Co. Recipe Tin

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

Price at time of publish: $36

Food52 Silicone Oven Mitts

4.5
Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts & Pot Holders

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.

Price at time of publish: $40

Williams-Sonoma Olivewood Pastry Tools, Set of 4

Williams-Sonoma Olivewood Pastry Tools, Set of 4

Williams-Sonoma

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

Price at time of publish: $70

PreppyProdigy Personalized From the Kitchen of Labels

PreppyProdigy Personalized From the Kitchen of Labels

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.

Price at time of publish: $15

Raisenne Dough Riser

Raisenne Raisenne Dough Riser

Food52

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.

Price at time of publish: $69

Supernatural Rainbow Starfetti Sprinkles

Supernatural Rainbow Starfetti Sprinkles

Supernatural

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.)

Price at time of publish: $8

Uncommon Goods DIY Strawberry Hand Pie Baking Kit

Uncommon Goods DIY Strawberry Hand Pie Baking 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.

Price at time of publish: $28

OXO Good Grips Silicone Baking Cups

OXO Good Grips Silicone Baking Cups

Courtesy of OXO

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.

Price at time of publish: $12

Penzeys 4 Jar Bakers' Assortment Gift Pack

Penzeys 4 Jar Bakers' Assortment Gift Pack

Penzeys

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).

Price at time of publish: $35

Mary Berry's Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes

Mary Berry's Baking Bible: Over 250 Classic Recipes

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $33

Boudin Bakery Seasonal Bread Club Subscription

Boudin Bakery Seasonal Bread Club Subscription

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.

Price at time of publish: $28

Emma Bridgewater Black Toast Glass Cake Dome

Emma Bridgewater 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.

Price at time of publish: $105

Emile Henry French 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.

Price at time of publish: $116

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Rainbow Bagel Kit

Uncommon Goods Make Your Own Rainbow Bagel Kit

Uncommon Goods

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.

Price at time of publish: $30

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.

Price at time of publish: $30

Bambüsi Luxury Bamboo Bread Slicer with Knife

Bambüsi Luxury Bamboo Bread Slicer with Knife

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $35

Meatball X Press Stacking Storage Trays

Meatball X Press Stacking Storage Trays

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $20

Funnyrollingpin Personalized Rolling Pin

Funnyrollingpin Personalized Rolling Pin

Etsy

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.

Price at time of publish: $29

Hedley & Bennett Crossback Apron

Hedley & Bennett Crossback 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.

Price at time of publish: $76

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract

Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extrac

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $15

Silpat Premium Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Silpat 11-5/8" x 16-1/2" Non-Stick Silicone Baking Mat

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $25

Genuine Fred Matryoshka Measuring Cups

Genuine Fred Matryoshka Measuring Cups

Amazon

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.

Price at time of publish: $11

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