We all know someone who truly love to bake, the one who makes cakes and pies to relieve stress and finds store-bought food depressing. Or, maybe your partner is experimenting in the kitchen and you’re looking for something special to gift them.
Even the most skilled bakers can use some upgraded gear. We’ve located the best gifts for bakers that will make them even happier as they bake up their masterpieces. With a round-up of useful and creative gifts that will possibly score you more cookies or other baked goods in return.
Serious bakers need one of these iconic pieces to knead dough, beat eggs and do a million other things. They come in nearly every color under the sun but we love this fire engine red for a retro look.
Who better to take flavor inspiration from than Milkbar founder and all-around baking badass Christina Tosi? The book contains tons of great baking advice and includes recipes for unique treats ilike a cherry cola bundt cake, liquid cheesecake, and chocolate malt truffles.
Do they watch every episode of Cake Wars live? Are they a little too obsessed with Mary Berry? Fuel their cake decorating obsession with an all-in-one kit that will have them piping buttercream roses to their heart’s content.
If the baker in your life posts all their creations to Instagram, they’re going to want some gorgeous dishes to do it with. Six colorful ombre ramekins should do the trick and make their creme brulee look tres magnifique.
Professional pastry chefs will tell you that a cool marble slab is a must-have for bakers because of its ability to keep dough well chilled while you’re working with it. While not all can have Carrara marble countertops, an easy addition to any sized kitchen.
Bundts are back! The round treat became big in the 1950s, but today they’re just as popular as ever—possibly in thanks to all the cool new pans that have hit the market. Nordicware has a huge variety but this gold one is made in the same shape as the iconic original.
Help your baker bud make a major showstopper with any homemade dessert with these Fancy Sprinkles. Other sprinkle blend options include bubble bath, rose gold, silver bells, gold digger, and edible glitter.
Serious bakers know that there’s an enormous gap between pure vanilla extract and imitations that have been adulterated by artificial flavorings. Vanilla beans ain’t cheap, especially for those that bake day in and day out. Give them the gift of the good stuff: Nielsen-Massey Pure Vanilla Extract.
This rolling pin is the kind that every baker needs. Made of marble, it helps keep the dough cold as they’re rolling it out, and the extra weight helps flatten out dough more easily. It’s pretty much an essential addition to any baking tool arsenal.
Don’t make them use a plastic bag with the corner cut off any longer. This frosting deco pen makes it so they can decorate cakes and other pastries easily, with professional looking results. It’s the same sort of tool pro cake makers use.
This is another essential item to a baker’s kitchen, a 3-speed hand mixer that will likely be used in most every baking recipe out there. There’s no need to get carried away with a bunch of extra speeds and features, stick with a classic and you’ve got all you need.
This spatula set is made from silicone, so they can be used on just about any surface, and are really good at getting under baked goods like cookies and brownies without turning them into crumbly messes. They’re also easy to wash, and are dishwasher safe to make it even easier.
Once they go convection oven they’ll start coming up with new recipes in order to use it more often. There’s just something about the way it bakes foods that makes it fun to use, and makes things more efficient in the kitchen.
You’re not really a baker until you’ve sifted your first flour, and this steel crank flour sifter is an old school way to do it. This works best as a gift for a baker that has a more rustic style kitchen, as it will go nicely with the rest of the decor.
This measuring cup gives them a digital reading so they won’t have to eyeball to see how much they have in the cup. It provides that extra bit of accuracy that can often mean the difference between success and a flop in the baking department.
They’ll never be lost for a cookie cutter with this 101 piece cookie cutter set. There are all sorts of shapes to choose from, their only decision will be which one to go with, which can be just as challenging as not having enough options.
They’ll be able to make chocolate chip cookie cakesicles with this pan that is formed just right for them to come out like popsicles, only cake. Way better than cake pops because you end up getting more of the good stuff.
This rotating cake stand makes cakes a whole lot easier to decorate. Rather than the cake sitting still and the baker going around and around it as they frost it, they simply spin the cake to get the best angle while they remain stationary.
The Ove Glove has been peer tested for years now and it provides the dexterity of a glove with the safety of an oven mitt. It even has textured pads that give them an even better grip.
You know you’ve made it as a baker when someone buys you a cake tester. Sure, there are other ways to test a cake to make sure that it’s done, but when you have a dedicated kitchen tool for the task, you know for sure that it’s ready.
Here’s an apron with a cheat sheet that is specifically designed for bakers, showing them the different measuring conversions so they never get stuck wondering how much to add in. They simply lift up on the apron and have the answer they need.
These are simply classic, but they serve a basic purpose for bakers. They’re measuring cups, but they disappear into each other, so all that’s left to store is the largest matryoshka, which will look absolutely cute on the countertop.
This four-piece set is a great gift for a friend to display on their countertop. Each canister comes with a small spoon for easy scooping and airtight clamps to ensure ultimate freshness. Available in red, black, turquoise, and white.
Encourage their baking with this 3-tier cooling rack so they can bake multiple batches at once. Perfect for holding about 18 cookies at a time and made from non-stick mesh wire, this cooling rack is essential for holiday baking or birthday celebrations.
Your loved one will be able to display their delicious creations at every event with this beautifully designed 3-tier ceramic dessert stand. It can be used for cupcakes on birthdays, a dessert platter for holidays, and a centerpiece at tea parties. It even comes with a sugar tong for easy serving.