Have a baker in your life? This is the best detailed list of gift ideas for bakers. No matter your budget, I’ve got you covered!
If you aren’t into baking, the whole baking scene can be a bit daunting. What makes a good cookie sheet? Do they really need multiple whisks? Why are there so many mixers to choose from?! Like I said, daunting. While some baking tools and gadgets simply come down to personal preference, I am confident that any baker would be thrilled to receive the choices below and hope that this list of gift ideas for bakers can help to simplify your search.
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Gift Ideas For Bakers:
As a baker, there is nothing better than a new set of quality baking pans. I have used several myself and found these Goldtouch nonstick ones to be the absolute best. The professional commercial-grade aluminized steel distributes heat quickly and evenly for consistent baking results while the goldtouch ceramic-based coating releases your food with ease. A dream to bake with!
Glass Mixing Bowls & Measuring Cups
While there are many types of mixing bowls you can’t go wrong with a good glass set. Especially when they stack and take up less cabinet space! There is no doubt that I use these glass mixing bowls and glass measuring cups almost every day of my life. My love goes as far as tossing out all of the other types I had and that is saying something!
Oh the stand mixer. This could be its own post all together, but I’m going to try and be as concise as possible. If you have even the slightest knowledge of baking then you know that the KitchenAid Stand Mixer is essential. It comes in a few color options and sizes which is an amazing perk to make it more personal when gift giving!
When choosing a size, it is helpful to consider the type of baker they are. Here are my suggestions on sizing:
- If they live in a small space or are only baking for themselves or a roommate, the 3.5 quart Artisan Mini is a great option. It doesn’t take up as much counter space and will be great for small batch baking!
- If they bake for a larger family or anywhere from 6-8 people, I would say one of KitchenAid’s 4.5 or 5 quart mixers will be great. If you aren’t sure of their baking needs, I would go with this size!
- If they are an avid baker and bake for income, for large groups, or just 24/7 then I would consider the KitchenAid Pro Line. This mixer has 7 quart capacity and a full range of commercial features. It is KitchenAid’s most powerful and luxurious mixer. I currently use a 5 quart, but I have had my eye on this copper one for quite some time!
We got our first Vitamix this year and it is a game changer! Every baker needs one of these in their baking arsenal. Much like the KitchenAid mixer, there are a few different sizes and lines to choose from. I use the Professional Series 750 and couldn’t recommend it more.
Pastry tools are the perfect small gifts or stocking stuffers for the baker in your life. If you have no idea where to start here are a few of my favorites: straight marble rolling pin, pie punches, and this pastry tool set.
Can one have too many pie dishes? No. The answer is no! Pie dishes are a great gift for your baking loving friends, family, or coworkers. Especially when they are are as beautiful a the Emile Henry dishes. If you are looking for a special pie dish, look no further. You can see it in action in this Maple Pumpkin Pie post!
Oh the festive designed pan. Honeycomb, kugelhopf, art deco, spiral… I am basically collecting one for every occasion and I bet your baking loved one is too! Here are some real recipe examples: Honey Lemon Loaf Cake, Peach Bundt Cake, and Lemon Raspberry Bundt Cake. These pans always make for fun gifts!
Even if you don’t bake I bet you know about these! The classics: silicone spatulas, wooden spoons, whisks. There is nothing better than a fresh new baking utensil after you’ve used the same one for years and years!
Cast Iron Skillets
This is the gift that keeps on giving! The saying is that if you take care of your cast iron skillet, it will take care of you forever. These things only get better with age. Cast iron skillets are amazing for baking skillet pies, skillet cookies, crisps, breads, and much more. My favorite one are Lodge, no doubt. P.S. A few of the mini ones make a great gift too!
Measuring Cups & Spoons
A basic, but classic baking gift. To make them a little more special look for special finishes like this copper set. SO pretty. Add a cute dish towel and ta-da!
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