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25 Gift Ideas for Bakers

Updated: Jun 19

This post includes the best baking essentials ranging from attire, instructional/recipe books, specialty ingredients, bakeware and more. This is your one stop shop filled with great gift ideas that will delight your loved ones who have a knack for baking. Some items can be used for an array of baked goods and a few items are for bakers who have a niche for pies, cookies or cakes. These gift suggestions will dazzle bakers from novice to professional levels.

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Favorites for All Bakers
Limited edition sesame street cookie monster kitchen apron by Hadley and Bennett as featured in Bon Appetit

1. Nom nom nom, channel your inner Cookie Monster with this limited edition of “the world’s best apron” by Hadley & Bennett. The quality of these aprons is exceptional and they come in an array of patterns and designs, each with a lifetime guarantee.

Resource and pastry chef's guide titled the Pastry Chef's companion features of a dictionary combined food encyclopedia to help troubleshoot baking and culinary fails in the kitchen

2. This book is so resourceful I got myself a second copy as I’ve worn down the spine from my first one. This guide provides modern and classice flavor trends, troubleshooting tips for correcting common baking and pastry problems, illustrations of specialty pastry products and equipment and so much more. Definetely a must have reference for bakers of all levels.

6 piece holiday flavored spice set including gingerbread, chai, apple pie, pumpkin pie, yuletide cheer (cinnamon and nutmeg) and speculaas spice perfect for enhancing baked goods such as cookies, cakes, pies, breads, scones, muffins and more by King Arthur Flour Baking Company

3. Infuse your cookies, pies and cakes with this aromatic 6-piece holiday spice set by King Arthur Flour. As your baked goods spring to life in the oven, enjoy the added fragrance of these limited edition spices as they permeate throughout the kitchen and the rest of your home.

Nielsen Massey vanilla extract trio set of Mexican vanilla extract perfect for enhancing chocolate, Madagascar Bourbon vanilla extract perfect all-purpose vanilla extract for cookies, cakes, baked goods and Tahitian vanilla extract perfect for cold desserts including ice cream, custard and pudding.

4. Take your tastebuds on a global tour with this Nielsen-Massey International Vanilla Starter Kit as the Mexican Vanilla Extract adds a subtle pop of spice and enhances chocolate flavored foods, the Madagascar Bourbon Vanilla Extract is the all-purpose go-to extract for any baked goods and pastries that call for adding vanilla and the exotic floral and fruity notes from the Tahitian Vanilla Extract will enhance cold desserts such as homemade ice creams and puddings to name a few.

Scharffen Berger semi sweet, bittersweet and extra dark chocolate baking bars gift set. Chocolate intensity ranges from 62 to 82 percent.

5. For the chocolate lover in your life, this Scharffen Berger 6-piece chocolate baking bar gift box will result in shrieks of delight as the deep cacao flavors ranging from a semi-sweet to extra dark will take your desserts to a whole new dimension of smooth decadence.

Ratio recipe book by Michael Ruhlman for cooking and baking for perfectly proportioned ratios to make doughs, batters, sauces and more

6. This book by Michael Ruhlman contains perfectly proportioned 'ratios' that will easily step up your game from novice to professional level culinary and baking master as you'll have access to creating a plethora of recipes ranging from doughs, batters, sauces and so much more.

Battery operated kitchen scale is by Escali has a capacity of 11 pounds (5,000 grams) and provides weight readings in 0.05 ounces (1 gram) increments using the following units: oz - ounces, lb:oz (pound to ounces), grams

7. All professional bakers will agree that weighing your ingredients results in the most accurate results, which yields the best tasting baked goods. The Escali Primo Digital Scale is multifunctional and features an easy to use two-button operation. The sealed control panel and rounded design makes the scale easy to keep clean and is very durable (mine is going on 10 years). They're available in a selection of vibrantly playful colors.

magnetic stackable dual sided measuring spoons for dry and wet ingredients ranging from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon and includes a leveler

8. No more randomly missing measuring spoons as this set is magnetized and dual sided which allows for easy stacking and space saving. One side measures dry and the other wet ingredients from 1/8 teaspoon to 1 tablespoon. It also includes a leveler for clean and accurate measurements of dry ingredients.

1 quart, 1.5 quart and 2.5 quart Durable high-quality tempered glass is dishwasher, freezer, microwave and preheated oven safe Pyrex mixing bowls

9. You'll get so much use out of these Pyrex mixing bowls as they're essential for aiding in food prep and storage purposes. The value for this microwave and dishwasher safe set of bowls ranging from 1 - 2.5 quarts is unbeatable as these are constantly selling out.

Kitchenaid 325-watt motor with 10-speed slide control stand mixer with flat beater, wire whip beater and dough hook in matte black

10. The KitchenAid 5-Qt. Tilt-Head Stand Mixer Artisan Series takes center stage when whipping up your scrumptious baked goods as the powerful 325-watt motor with 10-speed slide control will easily mix up any doughs and batters. This model includes a flat beater, dough hook and wire whip and has a power hub for additional attachments (purchased separately). The stand mixers come in a variety of color options, including this sleek matte black.

Favorites for the Pie Baker

America's test kitchen the perfect pie recipe book contains pictorials and recipes for pies, tarts, galettes and more

11. The Perfect Pie is the definitive guide to gorgeous pies and tarts. Maybe you want to master homespun pies that celebrate seasonal produce, or get creative with pastry-encased canvases for modern flavor profiles. No matter your pie preference, this collection will inspire you to bake. Also included are excellent pictorials and written instructions to up your game with creating intricate and decorative pie tops.

adjustable rolling pin made from solid beech wood with removable discs perfect for rolling pie dough, cookie dough and pizza dough

12. This adjustable rolling pin by Joseph Joseph evenly flattens dough for pizza and pie crusts, tarts, cookies, and more to ensure uniform baking. The rolling pin has four pairs of colorful, removable discs which raise the rolling pin to the required thickness of 1/16-inch, 1/6-inch, 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch off the counter.

 Pastry Mat for pie dough, cookie dough and fondant is made of premium silicone and glass fiber and also includes dimension, volume, and weight conversions

13. GREENRAIN’s silicone pastry mat is a quality product at an exceptional price that will lay flat on your countertop without moving or bunching up as you roll and work pastry and pie dough and fondant to name a few. It 's stain-proof and stick-resistant, so no greasing is required! it also includes dimension, volume, and weight conversions to easily convert a recipe or roll out pie dough to the perfect length and thickness. Roll out pastry dough like a pro.

Non stick dishwasher safe silicone mold with 3 designs for creating pie crusts

14. Create a signature lattice piecrust with this easy-to-use pie crust mold by Wilton – no manual technique required. This user friendly tool makes it simple to form three decorative designs.

ceramic dishwasher safe Pie Plate with deep-fluted edge for beautifully scalloped pie crusts 4 cup capacity

15. This 9 inch ceramic pie plate by Rose Levy Beranbaum (baking legend) has been specially designed to support substantial pies such as apple pie and can also be used for baking savory items such as quiches or serving vegetables and other items.

Essentials for the Cookie Baker

stainless steel disher cookie scoop by Vollrath

16. A disher/cookie scoop by Vollrath like the one pictured here will ensure each cookie is uniform in size so your batch bakes evenly. The dishers range in sizes and I tend to use size 20 disher/cookie scoop which equals approximately 3.25 tablespoons of cookie dough.

smart cookie container to shape, store and freeze your homemade cookie dough

17. This innovative non-stick and dishwasher safe 3-in-1 container is the best way to shape, store and freeze your homemade cookie dough. With its slim profile and stackable design, Smart Cookie is ideal for freezing. The flexible material makes food portions easy to remove.

commercial half baking sheets by Nordic Ware is made of pure aluminum and is perfect for cookies and sheet pan dinners.

18. Nordic Ware natural aluminum commercial baker's half sheet pans are the most durable baking sheet pans I've used and they're made of pure aluminum which will never rust for a lifetime of durability. Your cookies will bake and brown evenly due to the aluminum’s superior heat conductivity.

Silpat is the original non-stick baking mat Freezer, microwave, and oven-safe, can be used at temperatures up to 500 degrees farenheit

19. Turn any baking pan into a non-stick surface and save time cleaning up using Silpat's premium non-stick silicone baking mats made of fiberglass mesh and the highest quality food grade silicone, which provides consistent heat distribution and promotes even baking. This is another item that has lasted me years and yields perfectly golden batches of cookies.

4-tier design, our baker's rack by Linden Sweden is great for pizza stones, baking sheets, wire cooling racks, cake pans and muffin tins! Measuring 13” in height, it accommodates multiple pans at the same time

20. If you're short on kitchen counter space, this sturdy, 4-tier design, rack by Linden Sweden is great for pizza stones, baking sheets and muffin tins! Measuring 13” in height, it accommodates multiple pans at the same time, instantly freeing your counter, table and stovetop space.

For the Cake Baker
The perfect cake recipe book by America's Test Kitchen featuring recipes and pictorials for classic and modern cakes, cupcakes, pound cakes, cake pops and frostings

21. America's Test Kitchen takes the cake with this perfectly designed recipe book as it guides bakers of all levels with its great pictorials and scrumptiously formulated recipes for all kinds of cakes, cupcakes and cake pops.

cast aluminum Bundt pan by Nordic Ware for even baking and easy clean up oven safe to 400 degrees with 6-cup capacity

22. When you're looking to mesmerize with a standout cake, Nordic Ware has got you covered with this go-to Bundt pan when your occasion calls for over-the-top elegance. This model is one of several handsome pan shapes for all seasons. The heavy cast aluminum ensures uniform baking and browning to enhance the many unique and beautiful designs.

Lavatools Javelin PRO Duo Ambidextrous Backlit Professional Digital Instant Read Meat Thermometer for Kitchen, Food Cooking, Grill, BBQ, Smoker, Candy, Home Brewing, Coffee, and Oil Deep Frying

23. Baking is about precision and it doesn't get any more precise when you've got Lavatool's Javelin pro digital instant read thermometer. Take the guesswork out of determining if your homemade cakes and frostings have reached the proper temperature, this device delivers a 1-3 second ultra-fast response time with an accuracy better than ±0.9°F.

revolving white cast iron cake stand with aluminum top plate by ateco.

24. With over 1K five star ratings, this cast iron cake stand by Ateco is the "Cadillac" of all cake stands. The stand has an ergonomic, revolving mechanism which allows you to spin your cake so you can access all sides and angles for easier icing and decorating. Use it as a display to photograph your beautifully decorated cakes. It also comes with a non-slip pad to keep your cakes secure while decorating.

cake decorating set by ateco which includes 6 stainless steel cake decorator tips, pastry bag and coupler.

25. This professional quality 8-piece cake decorating set by Ateco contains one standard coupler, one 10-inch plastic coated decorating pastry bag and six assorted decorating tubes, instructions and a recipe booklet to guide you with decorating your cakes with fun and ease.

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