Are you looking for some great gift ideas for the holiday season? Rest easy, we have got you covered with our Holiday Gift Guide here, that will help you choose the best gifts for the bakers in your life.
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Be it for a friend who has been whipping the best birthday cakes ever or for someone who has recently stumbled into the art of baking to learn a new skill during quarantine, one must admit hunting for baking gifts can be as challenging, as baking for the first time.
We are here to help you with a wide range of choices in choosing baking gifts for your butter and sugar loving friends.Before you know it, you will be rolling in dough from the cakes and cookies they bake for you.
In other words, you are gifting yourself by gifting to them.
The Best Gift for the Beginner Bakers
Looking for some gift ideas for friends who are enthusiastic to begin baking for the first time in their life. Rest easy, below is our list of gift ideas to choose from for the beginner bakers in your life.
When it comes to baking for beginners, weighing the ingredients is a must.Accurate baking gives fantastic results.Gift your baker or yourself if you are just starting out a good kitchen scale like this one from OXO Good Grips. Perfect even for big batch baking.
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Angled Cake Decorating Spatula
When it comes to spreading batter into a pan, or frosting cakes offset spatulas are the best bet on a baking gift.The long narrow blade and the contoured handle of these Icing Spatulas makes it easy to handle with your fingertips and makes decorating and frosting a breeze.You can even transfer still warm cookies to a cooling rack or perhaps butter your bread for sandwiches too!
You could also try this Silicone Spatula, if you so prefer which is right at the sweet spot between flimsy and sturdy. The baker in your life will love it for anything from cookie dough to batters and fillings.
Metallic Sheet Pans
If you are looking for baking multiple dishes (like jelly rolls, cookies, chocolate bars etc )with consistent heat distribution and a non stick surface for easy release, this Chicago Metallic Sheet pan is your answer. It comes with a cooling rack and is dish washer safe.This kitchen workhorse is a must-have for any baker!
SILPAT Pan Liners
When it comes to reusable sheet pan liners, Silpat is the gold standard.They help prevent your baked goods from sticking to the pan ( just like parchment paper) and do not need to be greased and can be used over and over again. You could go with a round cake liner if you wish.
Dual Sided Measuring Spoon Set
This Spring Chef magnetic dual sided measuring spoon set, easily fits into your spice jars saving you time and dollars while using your expensive spices.The round end is perfect for liquids.These spoons lay flat on the counter top, without spilling their contents and are dishwasher safe.
Hamilton Beach 6-Speed Hand Mixer
This Hamilton Beach 6 speed Hand Mixer comes in 6 adjustable speeds and a great price. It is perfectly designed to rest on the side of the bowl, so you can set the mixer down mid-baking without making a mess all over your counter.
Reusable Silicone Baking Cups
You don’t have to peel another flimsy, sticky paper liner from your cupcakes or muffins again, when you use these silicone baking cups. These silicone cups from OXO come in such cute colors and have side tabs that make it easy for removal.
KitchenAid Stand Mixer
If you are planning to invest in a mixer for the long run, avid bakers would suggest that a KitchedAid Stand mixer is a must in the kitchen.You get to choose the colors to match your kitchen decor be it white , stainless steel espresso or others.
The Best Gifts for Cake and Bread Lovers
Looking for some gift ideas for your cake and bread loving friends? Look no further, we have an amazing list of gift ideas right below :
Mixing Bowl Sets
Mixing bowl sets are perfect gifts for bakers of all levels of baking. here are some to choose from :
Frequent bakers often love the ample space they have to mix their dough be it for cakes or cookies.This Nordic Ware mixing bowl set will answer that need in them.Or if your baker prefers a Glass Mixing Bowl Set, they can have it to.Instead if your baker prefers mixing bowls that come with lids, this Covered Mixing Bowl set with Lids, would be a perfect gift for storing leftover cookie dough.
If you have a friend who’s really into making fancy layer cakes, they definitely need a rotating cake stand.This one here perfectly fits the bill and is inexpensive too, for all the work you can get done with it!
Made of sturdy but lightweight anodized aluminum, the pan turns out golden-brown, perfectly-even, and straight-sided cakes. It is quite durable and easy to clean, plus the rolled edge that sticks out slightly from the side of the pan makes it much easier to handle with bulky oven mitts.These Fat Daddio’s cake pans are known as the baker best friend and wins each year when it come s to baking a perfect cake.
Nordic Ware Bundt Pan
Tell me, who doesn’t love a good Bundt cake? They’re easy to whip up and look elegant even with the simplest of decorations. Bakers really would love and appreciate the beauty and the utility of a new Bundt pan.This Nordic ware Brilliant Bundt pan would be a perfect gift. Do check out some of our other favorite Bundt pans, too.
Honeycomb Pull Apart Pan
This Honeycomb inspired pan divides your dessert into perfectly portioned cake lets. You can even try pull- stick buns in them. go on create a sweet buzz during the holidays this year with this Honeycomb Pull Apart Pan.
Organized Baking Ingredient Containers
Keeping your baking staples fresh is important for good results. The best way to keep everything from chocolate chips to flour fresh is to seal them in an airtight container. This set of Organized Baking Ingredient Containers is perfect for baking essentials.
Norpro Stainless Steel Measuring Cup Set
If you are looking for ease in measuring dry ingredients, then this Norpro Stainless Steel Measuring Cup set perfectly fits the bill.It includes 1/8 cup, 1/4 cup, 1/3 cup, 1/2 cup, and 1 cup with metric equivalents.It is designed for easy scooping and pouring with a lip on each side
Silicone Measuring Cups
Some ingredients are just challenging to measure. You know the ones: sticky syrups, peanut butter, shortening, sour cream and so on. To make sure you get every last bit of these ingredients out of the measuring cup, try using these silicone measuring cup instead. These flexible cups allows you to squeeze every last bit out into your batter.
The best bakers suggest using a polished stainless steel wired whisk with a narrow shape like this OXO whisk with. a soft handle ,since it is perfect for whisking in a small bowl or container.
There are others who stand by the Danish Dough whisk, whose thick wired design help cut into batter and dough quickly and effectively. They say, it easily scrapes up pockets of flour that is likely to hide in the bottom of every mixing bowl. And since the dough whisk blends mixtures so efficiently, you’re less likely to over-mix your batter with this one!
Whether it is for warming butter or heating up some caramel sauce, this adorable enameled pot is the perfect size for smaller kitchen tasks.Check out this Dansk Kobenstyle butter warmer to gift your baker friend.
Bread Loaf Tin
This simple everyday use Bread Loaf tin is a staple in every bakers bakeware collection.Small Pullman loaf pan consistently bakes beautiful bread, promoting quick release of baked-goods plus fast and easy clean up.A must have in every kitchen!
Making a crusty boule of bread from scratch can be a challenge even for an expert baker. If you or your baker friend is tired of babysitting your homemade bread, waiting for it to rise and bake, this Cuisinart Bread Maker will do it all for you.
Yes, it can knead, rise and bake your artisan bread, while you can sit back and sip that glass of wine before getting into a holiday frenzy of preparing for your guests..
Instead of rummaging through a drawer to find a toothpick, to make sure your cake is done, why not gift your baking friend this affordable and cute cake tester.They will love it.
Cake Pan Strips
Do you want the perfectly level cakes? Then you can’t miss these cake pan wraps that promise to deliver just that.
52-Piece Deluxe Cake Decorating Set
Consider this WILTON Cake Decorating set everything one would need to frost the perfect cake. With 46 pieces, it’s the ultimate gift for a baker.
Donut Baking Pan
For the baker who loves a weekend project, this donut pan is perfect. It makes creating bakery-worthy donuts a breeze. And, maybe if you’re lucky they will share some of their baked goods with you!
Calphalon Bakeware 10- Piece Set
Know a baker who could use an upgrade? This Bakeware set from Calphalon comes with 10pc Set: Large Cookie Sheet, 12″ x 17″ Baking Sheet, 9″ Round cake pan (2), 9″ x 13″ brownie pan, 9″ x 13″ cake pan, Cooling rack, Lid for 9″ x 13″ Cake & Brownie, Medium loaf pan, 12 cup muffin pan and are dishwasher safe.
The Best Gifts for Pie and Cookie Lovers
Emile Henry Modern Classics Pie Dish
This ceramic pie dish from Emile Henry adds a little Oomph when you gift it to a friend, from your regular classic Pyrex pie dish.What’s more , it comes in so many different colors too. These Ceramic Pie Crust Weights come in handy while baking pies!
Embossed Rolling Pin
Embossed rolling pins are an easy way to give cutout cookies and other bakes a pretty finish without a lot of extra work. They come in dozens of pretty patterns, but this paisley floral would work well all year round.
A rolling pin has the potential to make or break (literally) your pie crust and sugar cookie dough. You can choose from Marble Rolling Pin to Adjustable Rolling Pin , it’s your choice!
Round Biscuit Cutters
A set of round biscuit cutters, pastry scraper and dough blender is a must in any kitchen. You’ll find yourself reaching for these cutters over and over again to make biscuits, cookies, mini-pies and more. Trust us, your baker friends would love you for this!
Remember, the friend who always gifts you the tin of cookies during the holidays?How about gifting her/him this cookie press from OXO, they’d love you for it.Days of struggling with cookie pressing are long gone, these efficient ones make it so fun and memorable during the holidays!If you haven’t gotten a cookie sheet yet, you can get this Non stick Cookie sheet, which makes it easy for you to handle the cookies.
Cook N’ Cool Baking Tray
For the baker with minimal space, this SILPAT cook and cool baking tray doubles as a cooling rack when inverted.You can save yourself from investing in a Cooling Rack or a Cooling Grid. Plus, the perforated surface helps heat distribute properly under your SILPAT mat while baking.
Cookie Dunker Pan
Made from heavy-weight aluminized steel for superior heat conduction, this Chicago Cookie Dunker Pan comes with a Cut and Press tool to easily size pies and add a design to the top crust.
Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cookie Cutters
During the holidays, nothing beats a classic gingerbread cookie. Make sure baking nights are set with this quintessential baking tool, the Gingerbread Boy and Girl Cookie Cutters.
A crisp, sweet pizzelle is the marking of the holiday season in cookie form.
Planning on adding a new cookie to your line up this year or is it your annual tradition to make these pizelle’s? This Pizelle Maker will be the perfect iron you will need to make those classic pattern in those thin textured cookies during the holidays.
A Great Apron
Every baker needs an apron to keep their clothes free from flour, melted chocolate, batter and whatever messes happen in the kitchen. With these Lemicima aprons, they can also do that in style. Pick from their assortment of styles and colors to find the perfect fit.Serious bakers, you need an apron that covers you up, fits you well and has pockets.
Collapsible Party Carrier
Last but not the least, for the overachiever who always brings multiple baked goods to the holiday festivities, this collapsible party carrier is the ideal gift. It can hold up to two nine-inch pies, cupcakes and even deviled eggs. It also keeps baked goods fresh
Links to my blogposts on holiday traditions
- Dear Santa….
- How and when did Christmas Tree tradition start?
- Why is Gingerbread a Christmas Tradition?
- Why do we put Oranges in Christmas Stockings?
- Why do people kiss under the mistletoe?
- Get your kitchen holiday ready!
- Unleash the holiday cheer!
- Holiday Gift Ideas for the Bakers in your Life
- Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
The Bottom Line
Here’s wishing our Holiday Gift Guide with our amazing gift ideas will help you choose the best gifts for your baker friends.
Please do not hesitate to share our gift ideas or if you have any of your own tried and tested good recommendations of gift ideas from your list. We would all benefit from best bakeware anytime in our baking journey.
If you found our Holiday Gift Guide for your Bakers in your Life, helpful, please do not hesitate to share our gift ideas with friends and family.
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