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40 Best Gifts for Bakers

Know someone who loves spending hours whipping up cakes or experimenting with breads? Check out these amazing gifts for bakers. We have ideas for everyone on your list!

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The most wonderful time of the year is upon us—holiday baking season. Inspired by the sweet, yummy goodness of the season, we rounded up the best gifts for bakers. We started with our Test Kitchen’s best loved gadgets, and researched thoughtful finds that take their bakes to new layers—literally. Plates will be brimming with mouth-watering gingerbread, apple pie and sugar cookies in no time.

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A Great Apron

If they’re spending a lot of time in the kitchen working with flour, melted chocolate and batter, they need an apron to stay clean—but not just any apron. Serious bakers need an apron that covers them up, fits them well and has plenty of pockets. Enter Hedley & Bennet aprons that are designed by chefs, for chefs. As one of the best gifts for bakers, this apron is fully adjustable at the waist and neck and has plenty of pockets—including a chest pocket for phones.

Just take it from Taste of Home Editor, Lisa Kaminski, who swears by a Hedley & Bennet apron. As an experienced baker she shares, “You know the phrase look good, feel good; it applies in the kitchen, too. Donning this fancy apron makes me feel like an accomplished baker and ready to tackle major baking projects.”

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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, and this meadow pin adds a stunning finish any time of year.

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Cookie Press

Today’s cookie presses work so much more easily than those of yore. Upgrade your favorite baker’s gear with this cookie press pick. It’s perfect for making all these great spritz recipes.

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Custom Recipe Book

For the baker that’s always crafting new recipes, you can’t go wrong with a custom recipe journal. This beautiful book has tons of customization options—choose from four different cover designs and additions for a truly unique gift. Consider these other pretty recipe books, too.

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Silicone Baking Mats

Troublesome bakes stand no match to these incredibly nonstick silicone baking mats. Everything from cookies to macarons easily glide off—no scraping or tugging necessary. Plus, they leave baking sheets crumb free! It’s a genius gift for cookie bakers on your list.

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Caraway Bakeware Set

Caraway bakeware is a baker’s dream come true. Not only is this bakeware gorgeous and easy to clean (hello, nonstick ceramic coating!), but it’s super easy to store. The complete set—that’s 11 pieces including a muffin tin, loaf pan and cake pans—fits in two small caddies. Our Caraway bakeware review left us in awe of the stunning, ceramic pans that are a cinch to clean. Treat your favorite baker to the whole set or an individual piece. Caraway keeps the baked goods coming for a lifetime.

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Ceramic Pie Dish

Who doesn’t love a deep-dish pie full of juicy fruit or lush cream filling? These ceramic pie dishes are deep and ready to fill with your baker’s favorite ingredients. Another bonus: They’re absolutely stunning.

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Taste of Home Ultimate Baking Cookbook

With over 400 recipes, tips and secrets for baking, the Taste of Home Ultimate Baking Cookbook is a baker’s dream—and it’s one of those gifts for bakers that keeps on giving. They’ll think of you every time they whip up delicious goodies from this cookbook. From our editors, to your loved ones!

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Dough Riser

Baking bread is all about patience with the proofing. Sometimes getting the right lift is hard to do, especially when it’s cold outside. Bakers can shorten proofing times and get ideal rises on bread during the colder months with this proofing mat. Avid bread bakers will appreciate the treat that they may not have considered for themselves.

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Pie Crust Mold

This easy-to-use silicone mold pops out perfectly shaped pie crust edges in minutes! Meaning, bakers can skip the braiding, twisting and tugging. Now that’s a great gift for pie bakers.

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Kitchen Conversions Chart

Yes, experienced bakers know their times tables backward and forwards when it comes to cutting down recipes, but it’s easy to get bungled up. When in doubt, help them out with a cute conversion chart. It hangs pretty in the kitchen next to their vintage style bakeware.

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Comfy Shoes

Here’s one of the best gifts for bakers and home cooks that they can wear over and over. These shearling lined clogs feel just as cozy as they look, making them an ideal around-the-house shoe and kicks for running errands. We love Birkenstock for everyday shoes because they hold up over time. They’re guaranteed to keep their feet supported and comfortable even on their longest baking days.

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Monogram Mug

Yes, even bakers need a cute coffee mug to keep their cup full while baking. Keep it fun with this monogram mug. It’s a thoughtful way to add to their kitchen collection (and it’s something they’ll use everyday!).

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Cake Dome

Keep their baked goods fresh while helping them show off their talents with a beautiful cake dome. Sure, this case is perfect for displaying their latest layer cake, but it’s also a great way to display a mountain of cookies, muffins or other sweets.

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“Baking Queen” Tee

Help them show off their love of baking with a super soft tee. It’s 100% cotton, so it’s breathable in a hot kitchen, but cute enough to wear out and about (you know, when they’re stocking up on butter and chocolate chips).

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Baking Spices

Bakers need these scrumptious baking spices. Experimenting with flavor profiles is one of the most exciting baking joys. With this set, the baker in your life will indulge in Mexican cocoa, saigon cinnamon, pure Madagascar vanilla extract and organically-sourced ground ginger (for ginger snaps, of course).

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Custom Pyrex Dish

Bakers will never guess who’s pan is which again at baking parties. This custom 13×9 pan is perfect for bringing bars or brownies to a party. It’s pretty, practical and something your loved ones will treasure.

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Kitchen Scale

For really accurate baking, weighing ingredients is a must. To make this process easy for bakers, treat them to a high quality kitchen scale. Our Test Kitchen’s favorite model for bakers is this Escali scale. It weighs up to 15 pounds of ingredients—perfect for big-batch baking. Add it to your list of best gifts for chefs, too.

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“Nobody Likes a Soggy Bottom” Pin

This one goes out to all The Great British Baking Show fans. Bakers will love wearing Mary Berry’s iconic “Nobody Likes a Soggy Bottom” saying on their apron with this precious, pie-shaped enamel pin. Small gifts for bakers like this are the perfect way to fill in a baking gift basket. You can’t go wrong with these The Great British Baking Show kitchen supplies, either.

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Personalized Cake Tin

Your favorite baker will always get their container back at the end of the potluck, thanks to this personalized tin. We love the gorgeous decal on the cover, and the large size is ideal for holding several cookies, bars, brownies or other big-batch treats.

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Dough Whisk

We asked our Bakeable group members what their favorite unexpected baking tools are, and a Danish dough whisk tops their list. This dough whisk is ideal for stirring together quick breads and pancake batters, but it’s especially handy when incorporating a lot of flour into bread doughs.

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Vanilla Extracts

Serious bakers know that a good vanilla extract really elevates a recipe. Gift your BFF this assortment of global vanillas from Nielsen-Massey. Each has its own flavor profile. All are delicious, but you’d be surprised how different Tahitian, Mexican and Madagascar vanillas can be!

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Bundt Pan

Who doesn’t love a good Bundt cake? They’re easy to whip up and look elegant even with the simplest of decorations. Bakers will appreciate the beauty and the utility of a new Bundt pan. We love this Brilliance Bundt pan from Nordic Ware. As one of the best gifts for bakers, it stands up to years of use.

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Wooden Spoons

Everyone needs a wooden spoon or two in their kitchen. This simple tool is a must for whipping together a quick batch of muffins or stirring chocolate chips into your favorite cookie dough. Treat your favorite baker (or yourself) to a new olivewood set of wooden spoons—and follow our tips to keep them ready to mix for years to come.

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Taste of Home Bakeware

Yep, bakers can finally indulge in their favorite Taste of Home recipes with our line of bakeware. Each piece has a beautiful embossed design that is pretty and functional. It increases air-flow to the food for consistent baking and it captures the vintage spirit you found in your grandmother’s bakeware. Choose from a 13×9 baking dish, baking sheets, a springform pan and so. much. more.

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Breads of the World Kitchen Towel

Display their love for all things carb with this kitschy bread dish towel. From bagels to matzo, this unique item showcases a variety of breads from around the world. It might not be a kitchen essential, but this towel is a fun way to round out your stock of bread baking gear.

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Baking Canisters

Keeping baking staples fresh is a must for delicious results. The best way to keep everything from chocolate chips to flour fresh is to seal them in an airtight container. This set of baking canisters is perfect for baking essentials and is complete with cups for dishing out ingredients. There’s even a container designed to keep brown sugar soft.

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Bake Eat Love Subscription

Inspire their baking adventures with a little something different this holiday: A Bake Eat Love subscription. Every month, they’ll be treated to a new recipe, like tiramisu cupcakes or chocolate peppermint whoopie pies (um, yum!). You can’t go wrong with these food of the month clubs, either.

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Giant Mixing Bowl

Frequent bakers often bemoan the lack of truly large mixing bowls for double batches of cookies and oversized loaves of bread. That’s why this giant—we mean it at 10.5 quarts—mixing bowl is one of the best gifts for bakers. It holds batches large and small. And looks pretty in the process, too. Pair it with this giant gingerbread cookie cutter or a cookie decorating kit if you’re gifting during the holidays.

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Nonstick Baking Pan

This nonstick baking pan from Great Jones is about to be their new favorite baking sheet. Sweet treats glide off and hold their perfection until eaten. Plus, it comes with a cooling rack, which is ideal for all the cookies they’ll bake on this superior pan. Here’s the scoop on why we love Great Jones bakeware.

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KitchenAid Stand Mixer

Avid bakers (and our Test Kitchen) know that a KitchenAid stand mixer is a must in the kitchen—particularly if it’s in a gorgeous color. Make it one of the best gifts for bakers by choosing a beautiful hue, like Matte Dried Rose, Aqua Sky and Pistachio. Any way you stir it, this is one gadget bakers will always be happy to have. Pro tip: Pair it with these genius KitchenAid stand mixer accessories or a KitchenAid bread bowl for a quality gift for bread bakers.

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Heirloom Recipe Pie Plate

This ceramic pie plate captures a treasured recipe on a gorgeous ceramic surface. Pro tip: Ask for the original recipe card ahead of time to capture their loved one’s handwriting on the plate. Talk about a thoughtful family Christmas gift!

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Silicone Measuring Cups

Some ingredients are just challenging to measure. Bakers know the ones: sticky syrups, peanut butter, shortening, sour cream…the list goes on. Help them get every last bit with silicone measuring cups. This flexible cup squeezes out the good stuff.

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Cordless Food Chopper

Whether they’re chopping nuts for their favorite quick bread or dicing dried fruit, a compact food chopper is a baker’s new best friend. This cordless food chopper from KitchenAid makes baking prep a breeze. It holds up to five cups, so it’s large enough to blitz up their favorite mix-ins yet compact enough for kitchens short on storage. The icing on the cake? This food chopper is cordless so bakers don’t need to be tethered to an outlet. Read more about why our Test Kitchen loves KitchenAid’s cordless appliances.

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Fancy Sprinkles

Upgrade their decorating game with Fancy Sprinkles. These over-the-top sprinkle blends are shiny, sparkly and oh-so-pretty. It’s the perfect complement to their cake decorating supplies.

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Cake Testers

Sure, toothpicks can test a cake’s doneness, but no serious baker wants to rummage around in a drawer to find one. Instead, gift your baking friends a set of cake testers to keep at the ready. It’s one of those cute, affordable gifts for bakers they’ll appreciate.

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Cookie of the Month Kit

Goodbye rusty shapes, hello stainless steel cookie cutters! Treat your baking bestie to a streamlined set of cookie cutters. It includes a cutter for each month of the year, capitalizing on holidays and seasonal shapes. Keep the inspiration coming with a baking subscription box.

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Sourdough Starter Jars

Designed specifically for sourdough by the experts over at Challenger Breadware, these starter jars make it easy to track the growth of culture. Plus, the clear glass makes it easy to see exactly what’s going on. Attach a copy of our sourdough starter recipe for an over-the-top gift.

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Pretty Mixing Bowls

Bakers go through a lot of mixing bowls when whipping up their special recipes. Gift them this pretty nesting bowl set. Durable and high quality, they go from the counter to the microwave, freezer and fridge and into the dishwasher for clean up. They’ll actually looking forward to mixing ingredients in these bowls.

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Cake Pan Strips

Gifts for cake bakers, check! These cake pan wraps are the secret to perfectly level cakes. Our Test Kitchen relies on these for even bakes on layer cakes. Cake strips make a beloved gift you’ll want to keep for yourself.

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Katie Bandurski
As Senior Shopping Editor, Katie connects Taste of Home readers with the best gifts, deals and home products on the market. An avid foodie and a holiday enthusiast, Katie is an expert at cultivating meaningful moments. When she’s out of the office, you’ll find her exploring Wisconsin, trying out new vegetarian recipes and watching Christmas movies.
Madi Koetting
As Associate Shopping Editor, Madi is an expert at helping Taste of Home readers find everyday household products to level up their life. She covers everything from Instagram-famous products to the internet’s best deals and discounts. When she’s not deep in a story, you can find her honing her at-home mixology skills and scouring TikTok for the next trendy product.