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30 of the Best Gifts for Bread Bakers

Need gifts for bread bakers? These tools take their loaves to the next level, no matter how long they've been baking.

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Bread lovers, rejoice. Though every season is baking season, fall and winter are the best time to experiment with new bakes—and bread is no exception. To get in the holiday baking spirit, we found the best gifts for bread bakers. From KitchenAid attachments to keepsakes and fun tools, these gifts for bread bakers raise their loaves to new heights. Don’t forget to gift yourself one of these goodies for your own baking enjoyment! They’re key for baking spirits bright all season long.

Looking for more gifts for bakers? We’ve got guides on gifts for cookie bakers, pie bakers and cake bakers, too.

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Baguette Pan

If your bread baker has been learning to make French bread loaves at home, this non-stick baguette pan is their new go-to. Not only does it have three wells to provide consistent side-by-side baking, but the perforations allow for more airflow to result in a crispier crust. The best gifts for bread bakers are tools that take their loaves to new levels, after all.

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KitchenAid Bread Bowl Attachment

When looking for gifts for bread bakers, push this KitchenAid bread bowl attachment to the top of the list. This tool allows you to mix, knead, proof and bake all in one bowl. Inside, you’ll find etched lines that help you see how much the bread has risen and the ceramic construction lets you turn the bowl over and bake right on the lid.

We tried the KitchenAid bread bowl and Taste of Home Deputy Culinary Editor, James Schend, says it’s a must-have for making bakery-quality loaves. Want to go above and beyond? Gift the stand mixer that goes with it, too.

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Le Creuset Dutch Oven

There are plenty of specialty bread pans out there, but one of the best gifts for bread bakers is a good ol’ Dutch oven. These versatile cooking vessels are ideal for baking loaves of bread, but they can be used for so much more, from braising meat to cooking your favorite stew recipes. The Le Creuset Dutch oven is an unbeatable choice, as it comes in a rainbow of colors and is made to last a lifetime. It’s so good, it doubles as one of the best gifts for chefs.

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Bread Warming Set

Your giftee will be able to keep freshly baked loaves warm and toasty with this traditional bread warming set. The terra cotta stone has an ornate pattern that’s pretty enough to use as decor, and once it’s preheated, it can keep bread warm for up to 45 minutes inside the natural grass basket.

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Dough Riser

Perhaps the trickiest thing to get right—even for bread-making pros—is proofing the dough. If your kitchen is too cool, your bread just won’t get the right lift. But the Raisenne dough riser is the perfect shortcut. Plug in this device and it will heat up to just the right temperature for proofing. When you’re done, this little gadget is small enough to fit in a drawer.

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Sourdough Starter Jars

Serious sourdough fans won’t settle for a basic Mason jar for their starter. Instead, try this Challenger sourdough starter jar—aka one of the best gifts for bread bakers. The wide mouth is perfect for feeding starter and the lines help determine how much it has grown. (Clean up your sticky hands with these scented fall soaps.)

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Linen Bread Bag

Many bakers believe freshly baked bread is best stored in a bag at room temperature. These beautiful homemade bread bags are the perfect spot to stash leftover loaves. They come in many shapes, sizes and patterns to suit your recipient’s style.

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Proofing Basket

This unique basket, called a brotform in Germany and a banneton in France, helps loaves evenly rise in a uniform shape. The rattan coils extract moisture to encourage a crispier crust and provide an attractive pattern to give the bread an artisanal look.

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Butter Bell

Add this to your list of best gifts for bread bakers and clever gifts for cooks. Soft, spreadable butter is a must-have accompaniment for any homemade bread recipe, and this butter bell is the one of the best gifts for bread bakers (and butter lovers!). The ceramic piece is available in a variety of beautiful glaze colors, and it will quickly become a staple for the kitchen counter. Here’s more reasons why you should use a butter crock, once and for all.

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Challenger Bread Pan

For the avid bread baker, consider the Challenger bread pan. By providing just the right amount of heat and steam, this unique cast-iron pan creates the ideal environment for perfect loaves every time.

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Instant Read Thermometer

An instant-read thermometer is a must-have for every bread baker, as it’s the most reliable way to know when a loaf is perfectly cooked. Our Test Kitchen’s favorite digital thermometer provides an accurate temperature reading in about a second, and it folds into a compact form for easy storage. It’s a great gift for grillers, too. Or, check out some of our other essential baking supplies.

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Personalized Bread Box

Elevate your bread baker’s storage with this attractive bread box from Mark & Graham. It keeps loaves fresher for longer and is handcrafted from Fair Trade Certified natural arjun wood. The ability to customize it with the recipient’s name or monogram makes it one of the best gifts for bread bakers. Mark & Graham is home to personalized cheese board gift ideas, too.

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Taste of Home Breads Cookbook

Cookbooks make a fabulous gift, and this Taste of Home Breads book was made specifically by us with bread bakers in mind. From Banana Nut Bread to Garlic Fontina Bread and even Pear-Berry Breakfast Tarts, this giftable book is packed with 100 of Taste of Home‘s most popular bread recipes. Pass the bread, please!

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Durable Apron

Help the bread baker in your life suit up with a durable apron. Aprons from Hedley & Bennett are fun and functional gifts. They come in plenty of colors and patterns and are totally adjustable. No more too-long neck ties here! Just take it from Taste of Home Editor, Lisa Kaminski, who calls this pick “a dream” in her Hedley & Bennett aprons review.

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Bagel Guillotine

File this under best gifts for bread bakers who are obsessed with eating—and baking—bagels. This bagel slicer scores nearly perfect reviews on Amazon. Madi Koetting, Taste of Home’s Associate Shopping Editor, swears by this genius Amazon kitchen gadget for perfectly cutting a bagel into two even halves. It even cuts through thick, crispy New York bagels in one downward motion.

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Smart Toaster

There’s nothing like a freshly toasted slice of bread slathered with butter and jam. Help your baker achieve the perfectly toasted slice every time with the Revolution smart toaster. This touchscreen toaster, one of our Test Kitchen’s favorites, lets you see exactly how toasty that slice of bread or English muffin will look. No more burnt surprises!

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KitchenAid Grain Mill Attachment

Really, really serious bread bakers might even want to mill their own flour from different grains. Lucky enough, KitchenAid makes a mill attachment that makes creating their own flour blends super easy. But this isn’t the only gadget bakers may want for their favorite mixer; check out more KitchenAid attachments for bakers.

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Wooden Pizza Peel

This one’s for the bread baking and pizza oven-loving pals in your life. The Ooni bamboo pizza peel is a serving tray, pizza cutting board and surface for charcuterie platters all in one. The moisture-resistant surface keeps dough from sticking while the handle makes it easier than ever to remove from the oven (just be sure to use oven mitts!).

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Bread Knife

A good bread knife cuts through even the crustiest loaf like warm butter. This serrated knife from Wüsthof is the same as we stock in our Taste of Home Test Kitchen and is a great addition to any home cook’s knife block.

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Olive Oil Dipping Dish

Some bread fanatics enjoy their loaf with butter, jam or cream. And some prefer dipping it in exquisite olive oil and seasonings. These olive oil dipping dishes is one of the best gifts for bread bakers who fall in the latter category. Pair it with the best olive oil for a gift they’ll enjoy every. single. day.

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Custom Recipe Tea Towel

Help the bread baker in your life cherish their beloved recipe with this customizable recipe tea towel. It’s a heartfelt way to honor family recipes and turn a baker’s own recipe into beautiful kitchen art. It’s a lovely gift on its own or paired with a fall candle.

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Baking Steel

If your bread baker dabbles in pizza crusts or enjoys a rustic loaf, consider gifting a baking steel. Its conductive cooking surface allows dough to cook more evenly, creating a thin, crispy crust.

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Specialty Flours

Bread bakers use many types of flour, including rye, spelt and 00—each produces a unique flavor. Gift them a specialty flour so they can try their hand at a new type of bread. This food gift pairs well with our favorite baking cookbooks!

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Comfortable Kitchen Shoes

Trust us on this one! Baking bread means a lot of time on your feet while you mix, knead, shape and proof. Slippers—no matter how fluffy—just aren’t the footwear for the job. For folks that spend a lot of time in the kitchen, try these Dansko clogs. They’re a favorite among chefs and come in plenty of patterns to suit your kitchen style.

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Loaf Pan

If your recipient wants to start making sandwich bread, gift them a Pullman loaf pan. Its design yields a consistent shape that’s the ideal width and height for sandwiches. Find more top-rated loaf pans, too.

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These sturdy cloths are a must-have. They help loaves, especially French baguettes, keep their shape while they rise, and the absorbent properties help draw out moisture for a crispy crust. Find more bread-baking essentials.

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Flour Water Salt Yeast Cookbook

Both novice and experienced bakers will benefit from Flour Water Salt Yeast, one of the most popular bread-baking cookbooks around. It contains a bounty of recipes for rustic boules and Neapolitan-style pizzas, as well as ample useful information on the art of baking bread.

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Bread Maker

Sometimes you want fresh bread but don’t want to go through all the work of kneading and proofing. For those days, every baker needs a speedy bread machine to take the work off their hands. This popular model from Hamilton Beach whips up several different types of bread in no time, and it can even be used to make jam or cake! Trust us, this is a family Christmas gift everyone will enjoy!

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Bread Tea Towel

Sure, the bread baker in your life has perfected their loaf recipe, but do they know all of the breads of the world? Now they do! This adorable breads of the world tea towel is a kitschy gift for bread bakers that they’ll get a kick out of. It might even inspire a future recipe! Try gifting a personalized towel as well.

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Reusable Bread Wrap

Ditch the plastic bread bags for your homemade bread. This reusable beeswax wrap is perfect for wrapping large loaves and keeping them fresh. Learn more about why we love bee’s wrap for bread and beyond.

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Additional reporting by Lisa Kaminski

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Camryn Rabideau
Camryn is Taste of Home contributor who specializes in home décor, product reviews and general lifestyle content. She holds a degree in fashion merchandising from the University of Rhode Island and jumps at any opportunity to tap into her design expertise.
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.