8 Best Gifts for Bakers
If you’ve got a baker in your life, we’re willing to bet that some spoiling is in order. They’re the person who always brings the cookies, cakes and pastries on extra-special occasions, and we love them for it! As a way to thank your treat-toting pal for all the sweets, reference the list below and shower them with love and practicality during the holidays. All of these items make great gifts for bakers for Christmas, birthdays, anniversaries and more.
- A KitchenAid Mixer—Arguably the most coveted piece of baking gear out there, the KitchenAid stand mixer simplifies mixing up dough, batter, frosting and more, giving the arms of dedicated bakers a much-needed rest. This staple countertop appliance has been a signature in the chef’s kitchen for over 100 years and still serves as the crown jewel in the collection of any pastry chef, cake-baker or pasta-maker. Check out all of our high-quality mixers for some more great ideas.
- A Set of Unique Mixing Spoons—Got a chef who prefers to mix things the old-fashioned way, with a bit of muscle and elbow grease? Don’t discount a set of nice mixing spoons, as even the most high-tech bakers occasionally do things the hard way. There are so many directions you can take this gift. Go classic with hand-carved wooden spoons or take the novelty route with styles shaped like guitars, skulls or palm trees.
- Le Creuset Bakeware—If you’re in the market for a present that will hold its value, give the gift of Le Creuset bakeware. The French manufacturer is well-known for producing colorful, enameled cast-iron bakeware, and their casseroles, saucepans and Dutch ovens are among the very best gifts for bakers who want to add a little old-school charm to their kitchen. And Le Creuset pieces are among the most investment-worthy kitchen items you can buy, holding their resale value for decades and performing well for just as long.
- A Baking Subscription Box—Why give a single gift when you can give months of gifts? There are all sorts of unique cooking and baking subscription boxes out there that deliver monthly treats to kitchen pros–from boxes featuring high-quality kitchen tools to complete cake-baking kits that let you whip up one-of-a-kind baked goods each month.
- Candy–Making Supplies—Fire up the gas stovetop and get to melting because this is one of the most fun and engaging forms of baking out there. To set them up for success, give the gift of fun-shaped molds coupled with chocolate wafer melts and colorful toppings. Looking for a unique, themed gift basket to pull together? A candy-making gift basket is the perfect pick because you can stuff it with tons of fun and affordable options.
- A Digital Measuring Cup—Help your favorite baker give their kitchen a high-tech upgrade with the help of a digital measuring cup. This brilliant little gadget measures ingredients by weight rather than volume, which provides the most accurate possible results. It also features an easy-read LCD screen so there’s no confusion, no matter if you’re measuring dry ingredients like flour or fruit for pies and pastries.
- Some Heirloom Cookbooks—Every serious baker needs a copy of Betty Crocker’s Cooky Book and, since it’s still in print, you can get your baking buddy a fresh, new edition with no rips, tears or frosting stains whatsoever. Other classic cookbooks to consider include Baking with Julia by Julia Child and Dorie Greenspan and Greenspan’s own Baking: From My Home to Yours. Not into buying brand-new? Scour local used bookstores and estate sales for older copies that bring the well-loved feel.
- A Vintage Cake Stand—All bakers need a great way to display their creations and, we say, you can never have too many vintage cake stands! Pick up colored glass, milk glass and clear glass for an eye-catching display your recipient will gush over. Even better if you can find a stand with a domed top for easy transport and protection.
Surprising Your Favorite Baker
So there you have it, loved ones of bakers! All of these products make wonderful gifts for anyone who enjoys whipping up breads, sweets and pastries to share. Not that you should expect anything in return, but these gifts may just earn you your own fresh-baked plate of goodness. Thank us later!