The Best Gifts for People Who Like to Bake

Are you one of the lucky ones who has a baker for a friend? In that case, it’s time to thank them for all those cakes and apple pies with a thoughtful gift. If you don’t want to give them another set of cupcake holders, this is your lucky day. In this guide, we’ll cover all the best gift suggestions for both new and veteran bakers.

Personalized Recipe Box

Personalized Recipe Box

Every baker needs some sort of system to keep their beloved recipes neatly organized. They probably have tons of paper slips with recipes handed down from their grandparents or jotted down by themselves after countless experiments in the kitchen. Enter recipe boxes.

This unique and personalized gift is a great way to add some color and style to a kitchen countertop. If your favorite baker likes rustic-looking ornaments, check out this handmade custom recipe box. The carefully added details are sure to win them over!

Springform Pan

Springform Pan

A springform pan is one of the most used items in a baker’s kitchen. If your someone is just embarking on their baking journey, it can be a vital addition to their kitchen. Even if they’re an experienced baker, they will appreciate getting an extra pan in a different size or shape from those they already have. 

Kitchen Torch

Kitchen Torch

A kitchen torch isn’t must-have kitchen equipment, but it’s still a great tool your baker will appreciate. They can torch meringues on the spot, make creme brulee, heat a knife to cut pies and cakes into perfect slices, smooth the icing on any cake — the heat removes the bubbles and gives you a silky surface — and remove any frozen ingredients from their pans. 

Cake Turntable

If your favorite baker likes to decorate cakes and doesn’t have a cake turntable already, you’re about to do them a huge favor. A cake turntable spins the cake right round (baby right round), so you can decorate it easily without moving around or pushing the cake.

The stability ensures spotless icing, so getting a metal one, such as this Ohuhu cake decoration supply set, instead of a plastic turntable is a better investment.

Bench Scraper


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A pro baker probably already has a few bench scrapers in their drawers, but they’re a perfect gift for a newbie. They help with portioning and shaping wet dough that tends to stick to floured surfaces. 

Bench scrapers are especially useful for applying unstable icing like butter cream because you can hold it parallel to the cake and get the whole side in one go — with the help of a turntable. It also works wonders when it comes to getting rid of the sticky dough left on top of the working surface. And for bakers who also cook, these can be used to gather diced vegetables quickly. 

Dusting Wand

dusting wand

A dusting wand not only allows your pastry chef to pretend they’re a character from Fairly Odd Parents but also helps them add a final magical touch to their creations. When it comes to topping elegant creations with powdered sugar, cacao, or coffee if you’re feeling Italian, a dusting wand like this OXO Good Grip Baker’s Dusting Wand can make it much easier and mess-free than a bigger mesh.

Stand Mixer

You may have seen chefs on TV profess their love for their stand mixers. Well, that’s because stand mixers are incredibly useful and let you make dough without having to knead it yourself. They can also make hands-free icing and even ice cream.

KitchenAid stand mixers are generally regarded as the best of the best for the past 50 years. They are reliable, practical, and have additional attachments you can purchase to turn your stand mixer into other tools like a pasta machine or a meat grinder. 

KitchenAid Mixers are a bit pricey, but they’re a good long-term investment that will make your baker very happy. If you’re looking for a great birthday or celebration gift, maybe you can combine your power (we mean bank accounts) with a couple of friends to purchase one of these iconic mixers. You can also look into some KitchenAid competitors with lighter price tags. 

Mortar and Pestle

Do you like cakes decorated with pistachio crumbs? Does the word homemade peanut butter make you drool a little? If the answer is yes, you should consider getting a granite mortar and pestle such as KROK to encourage your family baker to incorporate more of these things into their baking.

A granite mortar and pestle can open up new horizons for a baker. Using freshly grounding hard spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, mace, cloves, or cardamom, can help them make even more delicious pastries. With a mortar and pestle within reach, cookies and cakes will never be the same again. 

Measuring Cups

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Precision is the key to making excellent pastries and cakes, so most bakers already have a shrine of measuring cups and kitchen scales in their kitchen. But if you’re looking for a gift for a newbie baker, or you know that they are looking to improve their measuring tools, a set of measuring cups is a super practical gift.

Kitchen Scale

Just like measuring cups, a kitchen scale is also indispensable for a baker. They are better than measuring cups because kitchen scales never lie, while measuring cups can be misleading — measuring weight is always more precise than measuring volume. If your beloved baker doesn’t own one yet, it’s time they get one, for sure. 

Cake Stand

With pastries and sweets, presentation plays a very important role. A cake stand is a key tableware for serving pastries and cakes, just like placing artwork on a pedestal. A cake stand will be perfect if you’re looking for a present for a cake master, as it would allow them to display their masterpieces for everyone to see.

Mixing Bowls

If your baker friend still mixes their ingredients in saucepans or fruit bowls, do them a favor by getting them a practical set of mixing bowls. The market abounds with all sorts of sets – glass or see-through ones, sets with lids, or sets with measurement prints on them. Or just get them an aesthetically pleasing set they cannot help but show off on their countertop.

Collapsible Cake and Cupcake Carrier

There’s something irresistible about a plate of beautifully decorated cupcakes. Only a few people could say no to these little rascals, especially if they are served in their best shape. To help your beloved baker carry the cupcakes, you can get them a collapsible cupcake carrier like this Progressive International BCC-1 Prepworks carrier. It doesn’t take up much space when it’s stored and protects the cupcakes from the evils of the outside on the go.

Pie Stencils

We already said that a great presentation can be as important as the taste itself. So give your favorite baker a set of pie stencils, such as this American Heirloom pie stencil set, and watch them create stunning pieces of art out of their pastries. You won’t regret the outcomes.

Digital Oven Thermometer

Digital thermometers aren’t just for cooking a whole turkey. In fact, professional bakers always use one, whether they’re baking cakes, pies, or homemade loaves of bread. For example, bread yeast has an optimum temperature to innoculate perfectly. Plus, different racks in the oven might cook things differently. Sure, trial and error may get you there, but why not make your life easier with a digital thermometer from the get-go?

A Set of Ramekins

This highly underrated tableware lets you make portion-sized dishes in the oven. You can make individual servings of creme brulees, souffle, crumbles, puddings, and so much more. Just let your imagination run wild, and don’t stop yourself at desserts. A set of ramekins also unlocks recipes like French onion soup, vegetable quiches, and even portion-sized omelets.

Custom Apron

A custom-made apron is a practical and stylish gift for your favorite baker. You can print anything on fabric these days, so why not get an apron with their name on it? If you’re looking for something more extravagant, you can even commission an artist to print their custom artwork on the apron.

Microplane


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A microplane helps you grate ingredients like citrus peels and chocolate into fine tufts for delicious pastries. They are also great for grating hard whole spices like nutmeg and cinnamon. 

Danish Dough Whisk


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A Danish dough whisk with a looped wire end can blend ingredients perfectly. It’s much easier to use and clean compared to regular balloon-shaped whisks since it doesn’t collect clumps of dough in the middle. It’s also a very effective tool for mixing bread dough and other thick doughs and batters, thanks to its unique asymmetrical shape. 

Bakers Gonna Bake!

Hopefully, our guide will help you pick a great gift for your favorite baker and thank them for the delicious desserts they make. Plus, it’s always a win-win situation if they decide to put the token of your appreciation to use and make more muffins the next time you see them!

If you couldn’t find anything that fits your beloved chef, check out our guides on Best Gifts for Those Who Love Outdoor Cooking, Top 11 Housewarming Gifts For Friends and Family, and Top 25 Gifts for the Home Cook.

Last Updated on August 22, 2022

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