Get a rundown of the very best gifts for bakers. You’ll find essential tools for the kitchen, along with beautiful bakeware pieces that anyone would love to add to their baking repertoire! These baking gift ideas include a little something for everyone from the beginning baker to a seasoned pro.
The Best Gifts for Bakers
If you’ve been reading for long, you know my love for minimalism. I’m certainly not one for a lot of clutter or stuff laying around my house. If it doesn’t have a purpose or bring me joy, it’s generally not going to stick around for long.
However, when it comes to baking, it’s difficult for me to say no. I can rarely stop myself from clicking “add to cart” when a pretty new pan or a sweet little gadget looks like it will improve my life and my kitchen.
While I don’t believe that you need fun new gadgets in order to be an amazing baker, I think it can certainly make baking even more fun. Plus, it’s kind of fun just to think about creative baking gift ideas, isn’t it?
This year, I’m creating a variety of gift guides to suit every buyer and recipient. I’ve already written a round up of 25 homemade gifts, and an incredible list of kitchen gifts. My Christmas gift guide has a category for women, men, kids and even teens!
Need a Baking Gift Idea?
I’ve got you covered! I consider myself so lucky when it comes to the fact that I get to bake so frequently – not just as a hobby, but as a career. Developing recipes is one of my favorite things to do, and I get to experiment with a wide variety of baking tools.
Do you have a friend or family member that is just getting started in baking? Or a grandmother who’s been baking for 50+ years and you haven’t a clue what to buy her? I’ve got solutions and ideas in a wide variety of price points! These baking gift ideas are tried and true favorites.
This classic bundt pan will create the most gorgeous, show-stopping bundt cakes around! And the best part? It's so easy to do, and it looks like they put so much work into that cake. Trust me on this one!
This classic French pie dish is sturdy, charming and bakes a truly perfect pie! It's available in a variety of colors and when paired with a pretty tea towel or apron, it's a timeless gift.
The very best part of this glass bowl for your Kitchenaid mixer? I love the raised measuring markers - you won't lose them in the dishwasher like the printed version! Plus, this bowl comes in handy for melting chocolate and butter in the microwave. It's a great accessory to your stand mixer!
You can't forget an apron! There are so many beautiful aprons out there, but I love the textural linen of this one. The pretty grommets and soft leather make for gorgeous details that everyone will appreciate.
This octagonal platter is so simple and yet displays so many of my favorite baked goods perfectly. I use it for a variety of pound cake loaves, as well as appetizers and snacks of all kinds. It's the perfect shape and size for any kitchen, in a classic color and finish. This one is a no-brainer!
What about a food processor? This is an item that is indispensable in my kitchen. I use it for baking and all kinds of dinner situations! This one is high quality and should last for years.
It's funny how such a simple thing can make such an impact in the kitchen. A good quality spatula can do so much - and if you want to taste those gorgeous desserts, you'll want to give your favorite baker the best! These are a high quality item that come in a variety of colors to suit any kitchen. Pair them with a pretty tea towel for a pretty and practical gift anyone will love!
Dish towels are such a fun addition to a gift basket for bakers or anyone! A pretty new towel can make mundane chores like the dishes feel a little more special - it truly is the little things in life, isn't it?
A rectangular 9x13 cake pan should be in every baker's cabinet. In fact, I'd argue that it might be their most used item! A classic shape and size in a beautiful color, you can't go wrong with this beauty! Pair it with a pretty cookbook and you've got the perfect gift.
A citrus zester is one of things that you might never think you need, until it's too late! Zesting the rind of oranges or lemons is imperative to many of my favorite recipes, and without this littel tool it's hard to do! Such a great item to have in your baking stash.
Another beautiful loaf pan that will leave her friends and family stunned when she bakes! These create the most beautiful presentation, and I hope you're around for the results of these pound cakes.
Mini cupcakes or muffins, anyone? A bonus to making mini muffins is that everyone can eat more than one, AND they're done faster. What baker can argue with that? This pretty gold mini cupcake pan is affordable and works perfectly.
These sheet pans come in a variety of sizes and are the prettiest combination of a champagne gold and copper tone. Beyond the fact that they are beautiful, they also perform so well in my kitchen!
This pretty copper whisk will not only give you joy because of the pretty color, but it's the perfect way to aerate so many foods. Can't make a meringue without an efficient whisk!
An offset spatula is a requirement for beautifully decorated cakes. It's one of those things a baker can't live without - no matter the flavor of frosting, these make every cake look better!
The porcelain enamel glaze on my favorite Staub pieces cannot be matched, in my humble opinion. I use this oval baker for everything from desserts to baked casseroles and pastas.
A true workhorse in my kitchen, this pretty copper mixer is the prettiest appliance you could ever want on your kitchen counters! Far beyond the beautiful color, though - this mixer does it all. I use it for all my favorite baking, and I love the pasta attachment for my favorite fresh pasta dinners.
These mini ceramic loaf pants are perfect for all my favorite sweet bread recipes. I love when something baked with love comes in a pan meant for keeps!
Copper has a long history in the kitchen and with good reason. These copper measuring cups are a total classic, and one that any baker will treasure for years to come.
These coordinate beautifully with the copper measuring cops above. Copper is a timeless classic in the kitchen and only gets more beautiful with time.
This is an excellent gift at a perfect price point. I love that this set of cookie sheets comes with a wire cooling rack as well - another essential in the kitchen. Those Christmas cookies are going to be better than ever now! Trust me when I tell you this is a great for anyone on your list that spends time in the kitchen!
How to Create a Personalized Gift for Bakers
There’s so many ways that you can customize any of these ideas for a loved one. Combine them with other items for the kitchen in a simple gift basket (or even a pretty mixing bowl for an extra dose of charm) and you’ll have abeautiful gift that anyone can enjoy.
A few of my favorite items to add to customized gifts for bakers with a kitchen themed basket:
- my favorite homemade vanilla extract
- a jar of allspice
- Print my baking essentials checklist or measurement conversion chart on pretty card stock for a gift basket addition
- tea towels
- a jar of honey
- specialized salts
- pretty sugar
- a variety of bright and unique sprinkles
- new oven mitts
- good quality baking spray
- a pretty wooden rolling pin
- cupcake liners
- a gorgeous cutting board
- cookie cutters
- maple syrup
- a jar of salted caramel
Fresh and Easy Baking Gift Ideas
Another classic way to customize a baking themed gift? Add something that you’ve freshly baked yourself! What could be cuter? Especially if your kids help contribute, this might be the sweetest gift around.
Consider combining any of the above baking gift ideas with something your family makes! A few of my favorite fresh baked ideas for gifting?
- Oatmeal Lace Cookies– these stack beautifully and package so well!
- Easy Sugar Cookies– my frosting tips will make these the easiest decorated cookies you’ve ever made.
- A Latte Joy espresso cookies, or
- A Latte Love espresso flavored quick bread – so perfect for a coffee lover!
- Quick Bread! My quick bread recipes are some of the most popular baked goods I share – I know your family will love them too. Bonus? They package beautifully!
- If all those quick bread options overwhelm you, start with cinnamon bread. It’s the perfect Christmas gift for friends, teachers, neighbors or anyone!
- 50 Amazing Christmas cookie recipes to choose from, all in one place- check it out!
- These peanut clusters are the perfect gift to give (or receive!) with just three ingredients and a whole lot of love.
- Learn how to make an easy toffee, which is so easy to make and such a delicious treat.
More Creative Gift Ideas You’ll Love
Looking for more great homemade or creative ideas for gifting? I’ve got it covered! I love sharing easy and unique ways to make the people in your life feel special.
- Homemade Lavender Milk Bath
- Mulling Spices, a fragrant gift with a free printable label.
- DIY lip scrub
- Color Salt Dough Ornaments
- Quick and Easy Candied Nuts
- How to Make a Silhouette Portrait
I’d love to hear from you! Are you a baker, or are you shopping for gifts for bakers in your life? It’s not a bad idea to gift any of these items to yourself, too. We have to treat ourselves occasionally, right?
If you try any of these items or ideas, please leave a comment or share with us over in Celebrating Simple, my Facebook share group.