Are you a newbie cookie baker or bread baker who’s taken up the hobby during the quarantine of ’20/’21? Or, perhaps you’re a cake baker from way back. Either way, new baking accessories are always fun to receive!
Gifts for bakers run the gamut between practical kitchen staples like a baking sheet, or funny not-so cookie cutter gifts they’ll appreciate outside the kitchen, too.
As you may have guessed, there are a few dessert bakers amongst us at L&L.
When we assembled this list, we included some of the trusty standby’s from our own kitchens, but we also consulted the interwebs and found some neat stuff that we know we’d love to receive *ahem*, so we’re confident your favorite baker will too.
Must-Have Kitchen Gifts for Bakers of All Kinds
1. KitchenAid Stand Mixer
A kitchen icon since 1919, KitchenAid mixers are a staple for serious bakers everywhere. And it’s no wonder – it’s an unbelievably useful little appliance.
Featuring a wire whip, flat beater, and dough hook, this one is designed for mixing up 5 dozen batches of cookies, cake batter, bread dough – ALL the baked goods and more! (Plus some cooking staples like guacamole and pulled pork! Who knew?!)
With machine-washable components and a pouring shield for extra convenience, it’ll be love at first batch. Comes with a one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
2. All-Clad 5-Piece Silicone Spatulas
The quintessential gift for bakers everywhere, silicone spatulas are unbelievably useful tools in the kitchen. Whether it’s for whipping up a cake or a mean meatloaf, these tools are perfect for getting into those little nooks and crannies.
This set comes with a spatula, spoonula, mini spoonula, jar scraper, and mini jar scraper.
3. KitchenAid Utility Hand Whisk
Sometimes a recipe isn’t quite big enough to break out the stand mixer, so a super reliable hand whisk is a baker’s best friend. This one is sturdy enough to take a beating (ha!) yet refined enough to tame stubborn lumps in the pancake batter. They’re heat resistant up to 450-degrees and dishwasher safe.
4. Dry Measuring Cups and Spoons
Baking is a precise art in which accurate measurement is crucial. These acacia-wood-handled dry measuring cups are as pretty as they are useful. Pair them with the matching dry measuring spoons, and your baking enthusiast is all set to tackle the dry ingredients.
5. Wet Measuring Cup Set
If you’ve been in a kitchen anywhere ever, you’ve probably seen the familiar red Pyrex logo. Another classic icon, this measuring cup set is specifically designed to measure wet ingredients (yes, they really do need a measuring set for both wet and dry).
These are practically bulletproof, and the non-porous glass is odor-proof and stainproof.
6. Nesting Mixing Bowls
A great set of nesting bowls is so handy for multiple reasons, especially for recipes where wet and dry ingredients must be mixed separately and then ever-so-carefully merged. So, pretty much everything they’ll bake.
Like their measuring cup counterparts, a mixing bowl made of tempered glass is designed to withstand the dishwasher, microwave, freezer, and even a preheated oven.
This set comes with a two-year limited warranty.
7. Fine Mesh Stainless Steel Strainers
A good fine mesh strainer is such a practical baking gift. It’s the ultimate multitasker for things like sifting flour for that pie crust or draining pasta for dinner. Having different sizes is even more useful. These dishwasher-safe strainers are made from durable stainless steel and come with a limited lifetime warranty.
8. Marble Rolling Pin
Ok, a marble rolling pin may not be 100% necessary. A plain old wooden rolling pin is just fine, but we humbly suggest that this one is much better.
Not only is it gorgeous and worth showing off, but it’s perfect for recipes like biscuits or scones where the butter in the dough needs to stay cold for light, fluffy results. They can pop it in the freezer, and voila! Perfection.
9. Nonstick Bakeware Set
Oh, All-Clad, how we love you. If you really want to go all out for your favorite baker, this is the gift. It comes with literally every basic piece of bakeware they’ll need to make anything.
This set includes a cookie sheet, two sheet pans, loaf pan, two baking pans, a cooling rack, two cake pans, and a dozen-capacity muffin pan. It’s all unfailingly non-stick for perfect baked goods every time. *Swoon*
10. Five Two Ultimate Baking Tool Set
Another set of great multitaskers, this one features a measured bench scraper, offset spatulas in two sizes, and a silicone basting brush.
Bench scrapers can cut dough and scrape scraps from work surfaces. The bench scraper in this set measures in inches and centimeters for precision cutting, creating uniformly sized baked goods.
Offset spatulas are used to spread frosting, flip cookies, and more. The silicone basting brush expertly applies butter and egg washes as well as basting chicken, swirling icing, greasing in the nooks and crannies of pans, and much more.
The possibilities are endless with this set. Plus, it’s dishwasher safe.
11. Stamp Your Own Cookie Kit
The perfect gift for the bake-sale chef! They can stamp any written message into cookie dough, icing, truffles, fudge, and more. Great for personalizing gifts of baked goods, wedding favors, or staking a claim on the last batch of cookies.
This kit includes a reusable set of 85 letters, numbers, and symbols, a stamp holder, and a booklet of instructions, recipes, ideas, and tips, all packaged in a reusable tin.
12. Sourdough Proofing Set
Banneton baskets are where it’s at when it comes to making sourdough, especially if your bread baking enthusiast is on a mission to make the best loaf on the block.
Oh sure, bread can be proofed on the counter or a baking pan. But using a Banneton basket maintains the shape and absorbs moisture from the dough’s surface, which contributes to that trademark sourdough-crust consistency. Delicious!
This set features two baskets with cloth covers, a plastic scraper, and a scoring lame with four spare blades. It also includes a protective case for storing the lame and blades.
13. Tea Towel/Oven Mitt/Potholder Set
by Seymour Butz
Yes! Look, we’re all about sticking to a healthy diet. But what happens in bake club stays in bake club, and sometimes, cupcakes dominate the kitchen. The ideal gift for a friend or loved one who knows the value of breaking a diet rule now and then.
All three are made from 100% cotton and are machine washable. The potholder and oven mitt are double-insulated for safety.
14. Bakers Gonna Bake Apron
Bakers gonna bake, and eaters gonna eat! Whether they’re the master of cakes or ruler of pastries, celebrate the best baker you know with a personalized apron with the maxim, their name, and a proclamation of their skill.
Choose from black, blue, red, or gray. It’s made from 100% cotton canvas and is machine washable.
15. Baker’s Mug
We thought this mug would make a great gift for a co-worker or friend, but it would be even better filled with a great rubber spatula set (see #2) and some candy. Every baker takes their aggression out on the dough now and then. This mug only says what most of them are thinking.
This handmade ceramic mug is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.
Start Your Oven, My Baker Friend
Great bakers can be sticklers for consistency, always taking their time to ensure everything emerges from the oven perfectly. Or they can be renegades, throwing caution to the wind in the pursuit of creativity-through-cake.
Whether you’re after the perfect chocolate chip cookie, pie, or cupcake, the art and science of baking takes skill and patience. Take it from us – the bakers in your life will always appreciate receiving tools that support the craft and make working in the kitchen easier.
Of course, the very best gift you can give a baker is the satisfaction of making others happy with homemade baked goods. If being a good friend or family member means accommodating that satisfaction by eating tasty cookies and cupcakes, so be it. Taking one for the team can be delicious.
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