Shopping for gifts isn’t always an easy task, but for friends and family members who love to bake, a new baking tool is always a well appreciated gift. Even the most skilled and seasoned bakers enjoy new and upgraded tools for their kitchen. Whether you decide on gifting a new spatula set, professional mixer or a collapsible cooling rack, baking tools make great gifts that’ll see plenty of use.
If you’re on the search for the perfect bakers gift, consider this guide your ultimate gift buying checklist this holiday season. Since there are so many baking tools out there, we’ve divided it into four categories: the most essential baking tools needed for any kitchen, purely convenience baking tools to make baking easier, ultimate wishlist items and wearable gifts. Everything on this list will keep a baker’s kitchen well stocked and well prepared for even the most ambitious baking weekend.
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Essential Tools For Bakers Of All Skill Levels
Give a gift that you know will be put to good use. These gifts are essential for bakers of every skill level. Whether you’re gifting utensils to a baker just starting off or a seasoned professional; these gifts will not just sit unopened.
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Mixing bowls are a must have in baking. This particular mixing bowl set is great because it’s durable, lightweight and is designed to nest into one another for easy storage. Stainless steel mixing bowls in particular are a baker’s favorite because they are naturally wide enough to be able to knead dough inside of the bowl, keep dough cool and are easy to wash no matter what has been mixed inside of them.
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Measuring ingredients properly is the foundation to baking. Getting the baker in your life measuring tools will send them well on their way to baking the most scrumptious baked goods you’ve ever tasted. These measuring cups and spoons come in all sizes they’ll need, paired with a leveling spoon and measure equivalents chart that’s helpful to all bakers. Measurements are stamped into the stainless steel so they’ll never rub off and nest into one another for easy storage.
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Not everyone has a flour sifter, but bakers always do and more than one can be helpful! They’re essential to mixing dry ingredients together more evenly before being mixed in with the wet ingredients. When ingredients get mixed together unevenly, it completely ruins the cake batter or dough. Gifting a flour sifter ensures your loved ones batter or dough comes out beautifully every time.
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Silicone spatulas are a very basic gift, but you can never have too many. Spatulas made of silicone like in this set are best for scraping bowls, mixing dough and stirring ingredients together. We love this set in particular because they are made of professional grade heat resistant silicone that won’t warp, melt or chip away with heavy use.
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Rolling pins are always needed in a bakers kitchen to roll out their dough evenly. This French rolling pin is different from the traditional wooden rolling pin most home chefs are used to. French rolling pins do not have handles, but instead have tapered ends making it easier to maneuver the pin when rolling the dough. Plus this one is made with stainless steel, making it stick free and easy to clean.
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Looking for a more versatile gift? Consider a pastry mat! Pastry mats have a food safe non stick surface with measurement markings for precise measurements. They can be used to knead dough or measure and cut pasta. This pastry mat won’t slip all over the counter or fade and it folds up neatly to conserve kitchen space when not in use.
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Since measuring is so important to baking, what about gifting an extra durable food scale? This easy to read digital food scale can measure nearly all ingredients required for home recipes up to 33 pounds.
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Bakers can’t have too many recipe boxes! Many bakers have stacks of recipes passed down from generation to generation from family and their own handwritten recipes. This sturdy tin box protects those precious family recipes from spills, stains and getting lost when not in use. Gift this recipe box as a ready to fill or pre fill it with your favorite family recipes.
Nice To Have Baking Tools
These nice to have baking tools are gifts of convenience. They may not be needed, but they are super helpful at getting the job done easier, faster and sometimes even safer. Baking can be very time consuming, so why not give a gift that will be greatly appreciated?
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Cooling racks are essential, but can be frustrating to use for bakers without a ton of counter space. This cooling rack remedies that problem with 3 tiers of cooling racks in one that can fit up to 3 dozen cookies on it at the same time. Then when it’s ready to be put away, it easily collapses into one tier for easy storage.
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Don’t let family and friends strain their neck by constantly looking down to read their recipe book with this bamboo cookbook stand. It’s sturdy enough where it won’t tip over and it can hold just about any size cookbook at an angle that’s perfect for reading recipes while cooking or baking.
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These stainless steel cannoli tubes are an inexpensive gift that’s easy to use and are frustration-free cleanable. It’s wrap around design makes it so the cannoli shells will not stick onto the tubes or in the seams like other cannoli tubes do. If you’re worried that your gift will spend too much time on the shelf or in the box, don’t fret. Cannoli tubes can be used to make other pastries as well like danish pastries, croissants and cream rolls.
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Give a gift that turns ordinary cookie cutouts into festive holiday cookies! This three piece set has 3 different ornate star patterns that are easy to use. Just roll out the cookie dough, cut into shapes and press your favorite starry night cookie stamp onto the dough. To clean them, just hand wash with warm soapy water.
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Commercial bakery sugar dusters tend to be oversized for home use and can over dust pastries with just a slip of the hand. Now there’s a proper home solution; the handheld dusting wand! It’s perfect for lightly dusting baked goods with cinnamon or powdered sugar. You can also lightly flour baking pans with this dusting wand in a pinch.
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Wow your secret santa this holiday season with this professional grade zester! Zest fresh citrus for cakes, cookies, lemon bars and more. Using a zester is one of the easiest ways to infuse fresh lemon, orange or lime into baked goods. Sure, they could use a grater or a vegetable peeler, but a zester is much safer to use.
Put Your Baked Goods On Display
Friends don’t let friends bake beautiful pastries to just hide them away. They’ve worked hard on them, so give them something that can put their fine work on display at home! From elegant cake stands to functional bread boxes; these are gifts that the whole family can appreciate.
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This simple cake stand draws in admiring eyes without taking away from the beautiful cake inside it. Fill it with a cake, cookies, muffins and other pastries. The simple design is guaranteed to match with any table cloths, decorations or centerpieces.
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Luckily the cake pop trend is here to stay! Gift a tiered cake pop stand that can easily display the whole batch of cake pops. They are great for holiday parties, dessert bars or bake sales. This particular stand holds up to 37 cake pops.
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Fill this gorgeous tiered pastry stand with cupcakes, scones, fruit, sandwiches, or any baked good you’d like on display. It’s perfect for family brunch, holiday dinners, weddings, baby showers and dinner parties. Comes in four different colors and comes apart for easy cleaning and storage.
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Everyone has a bread box on their kitchen counter, but can you see inside it before opening the door? You can’t with traditional roll up top bread boxes, but you can with this one! This stylish bread box has a transparent window with two shelves, a magnetic locking door and it keeps baked goods fresh for up to two weeks.
Ultimate Wish list Items For Aspiring Bakers
Every aspiring baker and hobbyist has a kitchen wishlist. If you’re close with who is receiving your gift you might already know what’s on their wishlist. If not, here are a few highlights from our own personal wishlist here at the Mother Huddle.
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Bakers just starting out in cake decorating will love this cake decorating kit! With over 80 different pieces, everything they need to kick off their hobby in cake decorating is here. This kit also comes with a guide, icing tip chart and some frosting recipes to help them get started.
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Le Creuset undoubtedly has some of the best cook and bakeware you can buy on the market today. It is greatly loved by home cooks and chefs from all around the world, including us here at the Mother Huddle. One of our favorites from Le Creuset that bakers can appreciate is this stoneware tart dish. We’ve extensively tested this dish and our tart crust has come out amazing every single time! Pricing out individual pieces may seem like a big investment, but with proper care, Le Creuset stoneware pieces will last a lifetime.
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If you’re still not sure what to get, consider a convection oven. Bakers love them because they make more space in the oven while their convection cooks their baked goods more quickly. They’re great for baking pie crusts, croissants, cookies and any other baked good that needs extra air flow or would ordinarily require to be rotated in the oven.
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This KitchenAid professional mixer is the ultimate wishlist item for bakers of all skill levels. It’s popular amongst home bakers because of its high capacity bowl and ultra powerful mixing action. This mixer can mix enough dough for approximately 13 dozen cookies in a single batch. If this mixer fits into your gift budget, it would be one of the best gifts you could possibly give the baker in your life.
Wearable Gifts Just For Bakers
Holiday gifts for baking hobbyists don’t always have to be useful tools in the kitchen. Consider getting them something wearable that allows them to show off their hobby like a cute apron or a sassy pair of oven mitts. If you’re unsure of what to buy or what they might already have, a wearable gift can avoid getting your loved one something they already have.
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A baker can’t have too many aprons in the kitchen! This super cute “Stressed is just desserts spelled backward” with a cupcake graphic is a clever play on words that any baker would enjoy. It’s one size fits all and has extra pockets too!
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These oven mitts are not for the light hearted or easily offended. This adult language oven mitt with throwback 1930’s art on it is made of all cotton with quilted insulation to keep their hands safe from harm. Think of this as a fun but functional gift for your loved ones who enjoy using colorful language.
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Necklaces are always a sweet gift especially when they feature something so near and dear to their heart like this one. This inexpensive near ready gift includes a necklace, card and space to add a heartfelt note with an envelope to place the gift inside. The necklace has a set of heart measuring spoons and cupcake pan that doesn’t rust or tarnish easily.