Do you love those baked breads and special treats fresh from the oven? Who doesn’t?! Say thank you to your favorite cook with one of these great gift ideas for bakers!
The term “baking” covers a lot of territory, including everything from healthy whole grain breads to special occasion cakes, pies, and pastries. Below are our picks for some special pans, tools and gadgets that make baking easier and/or more fun.
You’re sure to find the perfect gift for the baker in your life, and of course you can volunteer to be the taste tester!
Great Gift Ideas for Bakers
1. Bread Proofing Basket Set
Even a beginning baker will love this Natural Rattan Bread Proofing Basket Set. It includes a 9.6-Inch Oval Banneton, a 10-Inch Round Banneton, Linen Liner, Dough Scraper, and Bread Lame – everything needed to turn out professional results.
2. Nordic Ware Harvest Bounty Loaf Pan
Imagine your favorite pumpkin bread baked in this gorgeous Harvest Bounty Pan. For holidays or any time your baker can serve up a treat that is delicious and beautiful too. This bronze colored pan is made of aluminum and measures 10 x 5 x 3 inches.
3. OUTSHINE Farmhouse Recipe Box with Cards and Dividers
Serious bakers treasure their recipes, and this great looking recipe box will work in most any kitchen. It has a bit of a vintage farmhouse look, but the dark wood finish adds a touch of elegance too. It includes recipe cards plus dividers with labels that allow the cook to personalize. Organize recipes any way that suits you. Inside there is space for up to 200 recipes, and there is a slot on top to hold recipe while you cook. The box comes with recipe cards, dividers, divider labels, and an easy-reference conversion chart.
4. HBlife Acrylic Cake Stand/Multifunctional Serving Platter With Dome
Give your baker a serving piece that works for more than just baked goods. Used as a traditional pedestal cake stand, it’s perfect for beautiful cakes and other desserts. The domed lid and base can also be inverted, so you can use it as a crowd-sized trifle bowl, salad bowl, or even a punch bowl. The base can serve as a divided chip and dip server. This serving piece is made of acrylic, dishwasher safe, and measures approximately 12 inches in diameter.
5. Emile Henry Modern Classics Ceramic 9″ Pie Dish
You can’t go wrong with this choice – on Amazon it’s one of the “most wished for” items in baking. Also available in Rouge Red and Spring Green, this 9-inch pie plate is made in France of all natural materials. It’s dishwasher safe, microwave safe, and can be used under the broiler and in the oven up to 520 Degrees F.
6. Amagabeli Nonstick Perforated Baguette Pan
Bread bakers will love this pan for baguettes and other French and Italian loaves. Perforations allow moisture to escape to create a crust that is evenly crisp and brown. The pan measures 15 X 13 X 0.98 inches overall, and it is designed to bake up to 4 loaves at once. The width of each individual bread well is approximately 2.75 inches.
7. DOWAN Classic Style Ramekins for Baking, Set of 6
Ramekins are a must-have for any baker. They’re perfect for a variety of desserts such as souffle, creme brulee, lava cakes, fruit crisps, and bread pudding. They also work great for French onion soup, quiche, chicken pot pie, breakfast casseroles, and so much more. Choose from blue, white, or multi-colored, and be sure to pick the size most suitable for your use – available in 4 oz. or 8 oz.
8. Hiware Springform Pans, 3-Piece Set
You might think spring form pans are just for cheesecake, but they’re actually very versatile. In addition to desserts, bake pull-apart bread and other round loaves, deep dish pizza, quiche, savory tortes and lots more. For examples check out these recipes for Round Veggie Lasagna and Deep Dish Chicken Pot Pie. Any baker will appreciate this set 6″, 8″, and 10″ pans, and it even includes 150 Parchment Paper Liners.
9. Umite Chef 6 piece Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls Set with Airtight Lids
For mixing, storing or serving, these great bowls have flat, silicone bottoms that prevent slippage and wobbling. The six sizes are 1 qt., 1.5 qt., 2 qt., 2.5 qt., 3.5 qt., and 7 qt., which covers kitchen jobs from small to huge. The bowls are dishwasher safe, and the lids are BPA free.
10. Set of 6 Individual Bagel Molds by Lekue
Get great results with these silicone molds that make bagel making easy. The bottom of the mold is perforated so that after boiling you simply drain and bake in the oven without having to remove the bagel from the mold. To make your gift extra special consider adding some everything bagel seasoning.
11. Fox Run Polished Marble Rolling Pin
One benefit of marble is that it won’t absorb fat, moisture, or odors from foods. It’s also naturally non-stick, cool, and a nice weight for rolling. The barrel of this rolling pin is 10 inches long, and the full length with handles is 18 inches. It comes with a wooden cradle and will look nice on any kitchen counter. Note that marble is a natural substance, so the pattern will differ slightly from one rolling pin to another.
12. Thirteen Chefs Marble Cutting Board
It’s tempting to buy this for looks alone, but in fact it’s also very useful, especially for pastry and working with chocolate. This marble cutting board has 6 non-slip rubber feet to keep it from sliding on the counter. It measures 16 x 12 inches, and the marble is 1/2 inch thick. Including the rubber feet, the total height is 1 inch.
13. DIY Variety Gift Set
Another great gift idea, especially for beginning bakers, is to get a big box or giant sized gift bag and load it up with some basic tools and utensils. You could even include a good cookbook or some interesting seasonings, flavorings and spices.
Below are some ideas to get you started. Click any of the images to see the item on Amazon.
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