Baking is a hobby that can be simple or wildly complex. With a massive array of tools available on the market, it can be hard to know what’s beneficial for the bakers in your life and what might be extraneous.
The best gifts for bakers will be helpful, reusable, easy to use, and easy to clean, as anybody who uses their kitchen can tell you.
I bake often, and the most challenging part of baking can be getting overwhelmed by the mess of countless little components piling up. Streamlining the process as much as possible is the best gift you can give a baker.
Ateco Stainless Steel Cake Tester Set
Gone are the days of stabbing your cake with a butterknife.
You just spent hours crafting that delicious bake. No reason to take out your aggression on the poor thing!
Swap instead to these precise stainless steel cake testers.
Just like traditional methods of knives and toothpicks, they let you test for doneness by checking for crumbs, but these are reusable.
Bakelicious Reusable Cupcake Dividers
Striate your cupcakes with these reusable cupcake dividers.
If you’ve ever tried to do checkerboard cupcakes before, you know how much of a pain trying to wrangle parchment paper into the right shape is.
Swap out that headache for these easy dividers.
Dishwasher-safe plastic makes these dividers a clear winner the next time you want colorful cupcakes.
Bellemain Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set
Over time, measuring cups get damaged, lost, or simply lose their shine.
Honor the baker in your life by getting them a fresh set in lovely stainless steel.
Dishwasher safe and free of BPA and other potential irritants, this set ensures a clear taste to your bake with no chance of contamination.
Cookie stamps may be what the baker in your life is looking for to elevate their holiday cookies to the next level.
I love using mine on some of the cookies that don’t traditionally get frosted decorations, like snickerdoodles and gingersnaps.
Cookie stamps are available in a nearly endless variety of designs, so these are a great way to customize a gift.
Mini Hand Pie Molds
I love hand pies for their endless grab-and-go appeal.
These tiny hand pie molds are charming and surprisingly practical for the baker that loves to meal prep for kids’ events, picnics or have a lot of little foods on hand.
Grab them a set to get them started on a mini pie journey.
Unicorn Sprinkle Mix
I love livening up a bake with a splash of unicorn sprinkle mix.
Gold, pink, blue, purple, and white sprinkles of varying shapes and sizes intermingle to create a celebratory mix sure to bring joy to any event.
Cuisinart Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls with Lids
These stainless steel mixing bowls also come with lids, making them great storage options.
This is ideal when making things like frosting and cookie dough that need refrigeration.
With three sizes, 1.5 quarts, 3 quarts, and 5 quarts, you have plenty of options for your needs in the kitchen.
Dishwasher safe, I love using these bowls for just about anything when baking.
Boxiki Kitchen Silicone Round Cake Pan
If you’re anything like me, you’ve had lots of cakes stuck to the bottom of the baking pan.
Stress no longer with this non-stick silicone baking pan.
Dishwasher and freezer safe, this pan can go straight from the oven to the fridge.
Perfect for cheesecakes, try out a silicone cake pan for your next picnic.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
To many, this is the holy grail of kitchen appliances. Once I got my stand mixer, I couldn’t stop singing its praises.
The ability to let the appliance do the hard work of mixing, fluffing, whipping, and so many other kitchen operations is a game changer.
With countless attachments, including a dough hook and pasta rollers, any baker is sure to adore you and this mixer for decades to come.
Silpat Round Cake Liner
Save your cakes with this silicone baking liner that’s reusable and the perfect size for your 8” cake pans.
Safe for use in the oven and microwave, this cake liner will ensure that your cakes slide easily out of the pan with minimal need for pan greasing.
OXO Good Grips Large Cookie Scoop
Ever been upset by irregular cookies? Get the perfect-sized cookie every time with this cookie scoop.
Dole out the same amount of dough in a perfect sphere to ensure that your cookies come out uniformly each time they’re made.
This tool is also great for granola bites.
Maple Wooden Cake Stand
Once your baker friend has put in all the work of making a delicious, stunning bake, don’t let the presentation fall flat.
Honor the labor they’ve put into the bake by giving it the pedestal it deserves.
A wooden cake stand can elevate a bake to that picture-perfect level and lend it the respect it is owed.
Bread Warming Tile
A baker’s lovingly seen their bread through all the stages of its life, only to arrive at the function with that fresh-out-of-the-oven taste long since evaporated into the cold air.
Help preserve the lifespan of the warmth of their bread for as long as possible with this bread-warming tile..
Wilton Icing Knife Set
For the decorators in your life, this icing knife set from Wilton is the perfect place to get started or to add to an arsenal.
You can never have too many offset spatulas on hand when putting together a wedding cake, a set of cookies, or icing cupcakes.
Custom Tea Towels
Is the baker in your life always fretting about getting their belongings returned after the potluck?
Get them customized tea towels to ensure that all that’s theirs makes it home safely once more.
Made of food safe 100% cotton, these towels are perfect for cushioning fresh rolls, sheltering loaves from the elements, or simply stylishly framing pastries and desserts.
This is the perfect companion gift, especially for someone notorious for being a baker.
Bakers tend to get a lot of cookbooks as gifts, but very rarely does anyone remember to get them a cookbook holder.
A cookbook holder lets them prop open a cookbook on the counter while they cook, so the recipe is easily accessible when cooking.
Holiday Cookie Cutters
Get your baker some festive cheer with these holiday cookie cutters in a variety of adorable shapes that are sure to delight you.
Sturdy enough to be used by the grandkids, these are ideal for group activities, too, for the social bakers looking to invite some new faces into the kitchen for some culinary collaborations.
Di Oro Seamless Spatula
When it comes to versatility in the kitchen, nothing beats the humble spatula.
And when it comes to desperation, nothing beats me realizing all of my spatulas are dirty, and I’m in desperate need of one, ASAP.
Get the baker in your life a heat-resistant spatula that can seamlessly move from stovetop work to mixing, spreading, scraping, and just about anything else you ask of it.
Chicago Metallic Muffin Top Pan
Have you ever found yourself craving just the best part of a muffin?
Science has come leaps and bounds in the last few years, and now we can create just the top part of a muffin with this incredible pan.
Get the Chicago Metallic Muffin Top Pan to get just the top part of a muffin and enjoy endless muffin tops forevermore.
Nonstick and dishwasher safe, you’re sure to fall in love.
The Baking Bible by Rose Levy Beranbaum
An absolute must-read for bakers of all shapes and sizes, The Baking Bible is a book that changed the way I approached baking.
I cannot recommend this read enough. Detail-oriented and precise as a pin, Beranbaum walks you through every step as gently as any grandmother and with all the love and care of one as well.
Christmas Butter Dish
This gorgeous butter dish is a stunning addition to the aesthetic kitchen.
If the baker in your life entertains often, they’ll be sure to want to snag this piece of crockery as it is a beautiful addition to any counter.
Bodum Copper French Press
Bring me your tired, un-caffeinated bakers, and I will raise them again, refreshed anew with coffee flowing through their veins.
Rejuvenate your loved one with this French Press that makes brewing fresh coffee easy, fun, and beautiful.
Delish by Dash Waffle Bite Maker
Craft tiny waffles in moments with this innovative invention by Dash!
The Delish by Dash Waffle Bite Maker makes nine mini waffles in one easy go.
Simply wipe up your favorite waffle batter and pour it into the machine to make tiny, delicious morsels perfect for breakfast time.
A countertop appliance that does its magic in under three minutes, this is a perfect option for young bakers in your life as well.
Making doughnuts at home has never been easier with this innovation from Wilton.
Simply mix up the dough, fill up these pans, and pop them in the oven for a quick breakfast treat that is sure to delight.
Doughnuts are not only great treats on their own but also make for great components for larger bakes, such as cupcake toppers and cake decorations!
Stainless Steel Food Scale
When it comes to baking, accuracy is everything. Ensure the perfect bakes every time with this offering from OXO.
A food scale lets you have complete control over your quantities in the kitchen.
With a tare function, you can measure directly into the mixing bowl for fewer dishes, less mess, faster bakes, and a happier chef.
Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish
Emile Henry dishes have been in production for over a century and a half, and that legacy shines through in their newest offerings.
This Modern Classics Pie Dish is both dishwasher and microwave safe and features a scratch-resistant glaze perfect for holidays for years to come.
Fox Run Marble Rolling Pin
Most pastry chefs know the vitality of keeping their work surface cool and the battle of trying to cook in the summer.
The greater the heat, the harder it is to keep ingredients like butter in their solid states as intended, and the more likely their texture is to degrade.
That’s what makes this offering from Fox Run so remarkable.
A marble rolling pin extends that cold workspace into your hands themselves.
Nathalie Lete Oven Mitt
Parisian artist Nathalie Lete brings designer-level taste at affordable prices to this Anthropologie collaboration with an oven mitt sure to stun.
Gentle florals burst across the fabric of the face while the interior is lined with a complementing fern pattern.
Check out this offering and the rest of the collaboration for the stylish cottagecore chef in your life.
Cake Shapers by MiTBA
Sculpting a cake with a knife is an incredible skill that, pardon our French, can leave a lot of good cake on the cutting room floor.
Start your bake off right by baking it in the shape of your dreams with a custom shape every time.
A cake shaper lets you handcraft the shape of the bakeware each time you make a cake.
For even greater flexibility with your bakes, get two shapes to maximize your perimeters and your baking potential!
When selecting gifts for bakers, keep an eye out for reusable, easy-to-clean options. Beyond that, remember that baking is an exact science.
Bakers are creatures of precision and will appreciate tools of the trade that let them maintain accuracy. Whether that’s scales, measuring cups, doneness testers, shapers, nonstick materials, or temperature control equipment, there are plenty of ways to help the baker in your life keep their bakes straight and narrow.
You could also restock their pantry with all the essential baking ingredients to make something tasty!
Overall, keep an eye out for what would make their life easier, happier, and more flavorful. And don’t be afraid to grab a little something for yourself along the way!