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Some people are more than content to buy their sweet treats from the local grocery store or bakery. But other folks really enjoy the thrill of whipping up cookies, cakes and other delights in their own kitchen.
Chances are there’s at least one person who loves baking on your holiday gift shopping list this year, so it’s time to start thinking about a great gift for them. Before your brain even goes to buying them something store-bought, just don’t. Remember, bakers love to bake. So when thinking about a gift, your best bet is to go with something that helps them do what they love.
If you don’t happen to be a baker yourself, you might feel a little in the dark. What do people who make things from scratch actually need and use? You’ll be happy to know, the best gifts for bakers really do span the gamut. There are practical and functional basics like sheet trays and cake pans, but then you can also get a little more creative with colorful reusable baking cups or fun cookie cutters.
To help narrow down the best gift for the baker of your holiday list, think about their specialty. Do they make the best cookies? Are savory delicacies more their thing? From there, you can identify gifts that they’ll actually use when they’re in the kitchen.
On the other hand, think back to any conversations you’ve had with your friend or relative. Have they mentioned wanting a specific baking tool? Or maybe there’s a baker they love who recently released a new cookbook? There’s a good chance they’ve alluded to something they’d like to receive as a gift without outright asking for it.
If you’re still totally stumped, not to worry. Below you’ll find 15 handpicked gifts for bakers that are pretty, practical and sure to get lots of use.
Gifts For Bakers
1. Wilton Texturra Performance Non-Stick 7 Piece Textured Bakeware Set, $46.41 (Orig. $84.99)
This comprehensive Bakeware Set includes everything a devoted baker will need for cookies, cakes, muffins and more. Also, peep the price. This seven-piece set is usually almost $85, but right now it's on sale for just $46. That's a steal!
2. Sur La Table Marble Pastry Board, $99.95
A marble pastry board is one of those splurge items every baker wants. When making dough, it's often important to keep it as cold as possible before baking for maximum flakiness. That's what makes a marble pastry board one of the best surfaces to work on.
3. ReaNea Gold Rolling Pin 16.7" Stainless Steel Matte Roller Rolling Pin For Baking, $12.98 (Orig. $19.99)
Chances are your baking friend already has a wooden rolling pin, so why not give them another option? This Stainless Steel Matte Roller Rolling Pin doesn't just look good; it also works really well and makes it easy to get an even thickness.
4. Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, $49.95
Before you balk at the price, remember: 'tis the season! No, you may not ordinarily spend $50 on vanilla extract, but this is truly top of the line. And while you may not appreciate how special this ingredient is, the baker you're shopping for definitely will.
5. KitchenAid® Artisan Stand Mixer, 5-Qt., $429.95
No baker's kitchen is complete without a stand mixer. It goes without saying that KitchenAid's are the best, so if you really want to knock someone's socks off, this is the gift to give.
Worth noting, when it comes to gifts for bread bakers in particular, this stand mixer is sure to please. Yes, it's a splurge, but so worth it if you want to make them extra happy this season.
Need a small gift or stocking stuffer for someone who loves to bake? Go with these bright Reusable Silicone Baking Cups that are eco-friendly and perfect for cupcakes and muffins.
Shopping for someone who's really nice when it comes to pies? Help them master the art of the hand pie with this sweet Williams Sonoma set.
Consider this the ultimate two-for-one gift. Not only does this Le Creuset Set come with four mini cocottes, but it also includes a cookbook with over 20 recipes your friend can perfect.
9. Ultimate Holiday Cookie Cutter Set, $29.95
Cookie fanatics are sure to appreciate this set of Holiday Cookie Cutters. As an added bonus, it also comes with a piping bag to decorate the sweet treats.
10. Miss Jones Baking Brownie Mix, $5.99
Even the best bakers can appreciate having a little help from time to time. This Brownie Mix is rich and decadent, but also a little bit healthy. It's made with whole wheat flour and SmartSugar.
11. 3PCS Set Heart Squre Round Shape Spring Form Cake Pan Set, $18.95 (Orig. $28.42)
You probably won't find a baker who doesn't appreciate a new cake pan. This set includes three different shapes that feature a springform release so cakes are easier to remove.
This popular cookie cookbook is perfect for that friend or family member who's expressed interest in experimenting with new recipes. There are more than 60 they can try, and you can totally offer yourself up as a taste tester.
13. Creative Co-Op 4-Pieces Measuring Cup Set, $16.58 (Orig. $18.99)
Don't let the baker in your life use boring metal measuring cups. Instead, gift them this whimsical Measuring Cup Set that's pretty and colorful
Most avid bakers already have a standard loaf pan that gets the job done. So, rather than buy something so close to what they already own, go a little less traditional with this Mini Ceramic Loaf Pan Set. They're from The Pioneer Woman collection, so they feature beautiful prints and colors.
15. Bread Baker's Dream 4-Piece Set, $199.95
Baking break like a pro requires the right tools. This 4-Piece Set is one of the best gifts for bread bakers that money can buy because it includes "traditional European essentials for baking rustic artisan breads."
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