Help your loved ones indulge their passion for baking with a gift to make their cakes, muffins and pastries spectacular.
If you have a friend or family member who loves to bake then count yourself very lucky.
As you'll have a constant array of delicious homemade cakes, muffins, cookies and pastries to enjoy.
And it's a great hobby to get into.
As not only is it challenging and satisfying, it brings out your creative side and allows you to get into a flow state which is great for improving your mood.
So it can be really therapeutic and it's also a great way to spend quality time doing something fun with the kids.
And it's so rewarding to see your friends, loved ones and coworkers enjoying your baking efforts afterwards.
So, for many people baking can quickly turn into a real passion.
And this means they're always on the lookout for any kitchen tools, gadgets and recipes that can improve their baking game.
Which gives us plenty of options when it comes to getting a gift for someone who loves to bake at home.
And to help you I've come up with the following list of gift ideas that any home baker would love to receive.
1. Morgenhaan Stainless Steel Measuring Cups & Spoons
While general cooking is intuitive, fluid and spontaneous, the art of baking is all about precision.
As the timings, oven temperature, and measurements all need to be precise to get a consistent result.
So, the amount of each ingredient in a recipe when baking needs to be spot on if it's going to turn out a success.
Which means your first port of call when beginning to bake is an accurate set of measuring cups and spoons.
As this will allow you to measure out dry ingredients to perfection and keep your baking efforts on track.
And a good set to get a home baker as a gift are the Morgenhaan stainless steel measuring cups and spoons.
As you get 7 measuring spoons and 6 measuring cups off varying sizes that each have easy to read volume markings stamped into the metal.
So, they're perfect for measuring out flour, sugar, spices and dried fruits when baking up cakes, pastries and the like at home.
2. Pyrex Liquid Measuring Cups
While measuring cups and spoons are ideal for dry ingredients, you are going to need something different to measure out liquids.
Because dry measuring cups are made to be filled to the brim, which leads to awkwardness, spillage and inaccuracy when used for liquids.
So, this is where a set of liquid measuring cups is needed.
As these are clear jugs that have volume markers on the sides so you can read how much liquid is inside easily and accurately.
And they have spouts that make them easy to pour into your mix of ingredients without any spillage.
So, for a set of liquid measuring cups that is a popular choice among bakers check out these ones from Pyrex.
3. Oxo Good Grips Digital Weighing Scales
Another way to measure out your ingredients is with a set of weighing scales.
And this can actually be more accurate than measuring cups and spoons.
Because the amount of ingredients in these measuring devices depends on how tightly you pack the flour or sugar in there.
So, you won't always get the same amount.
However, with weighing scales you will always get an accurate measurement as you are going on the weight of ingredients in the bowl.
So, a good set of weighing scales is a great gift idea for a baker and I'd recommend these ones from OXO Good Grips.
As this one allows you to weigh your ingredients accurately in ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms.
And the digital display is easy to read and pulls out so you it doesn't get caught in the shadow of the measuring bowl.
4. Marathon Digital Kitchen Timer
Getting your baking times just right is also crucial if you want you cakes, cookies and bread to turn out perfectly.
Because no-one likes have burnt bits on their baked goods.
And alternatively not cooking them for long enough can ruin the texture, moisture and quality of the finish.
So, help a baker stay on track with the gift of a digital kitchen timer such as this one by Marathon.
As this one has an easy to read digital display and an alarm to alert you when you need to take things out of the oven.
And it has a magnetic strip that allows you to place it on the fridge door so it's always in sight.
5. Rubbermaid Stainless Steel Oven Thermometer
The oven temperature you bake at is the final component that you need to get just right.
This is because this temperature is what causes a chemical reaction to take place in the ingredients in your mixture.
And if it's slightly too high or slightly too low then you will be in for a disappointing result.
The problem is that some oven thermometers are slightly off, so it's hard to trust them to get the accuracy you need.
Which means an independent oven thermometer is a really important item for a home baker to have.
As these devices hang on the rack inside your oven and tell you exactly what the temperature is.
Which allows you to bake perfectly every time.
So, one of these can make a nice stocking stuffer for someone who enjoys baking and a decent option is this one from Rubbermaid.
6. Morgan Cash Cane Mixing Bowl
A good mixing bowl is worth it's weight in gold for a baker.
As this is where you'll be working, whisking, beating, folding and mixing your ingredients together to get the perfect consistency for your baking creations.
So, ideally you want a bowl that is big enough for your needs, is comfortable to use, and is built to last.
As it'll be your companion for years of baking adventures.
Which means a high quality mixing bowl is a nice and useful gift idea for a home baker.
And while you can choose from ones made from tempered glass or stainless steel, I'd recommend the Morgan Cash Cane mixing bowl for a gift.
As this earthenware bowl has a patterned design that'll look great in any kitchen.
And it's easy to grip and heavy enough that it won't move around while you do your business.
Perfect for your baking needs.
7. KitchenAid 7 Speed Digital Hand Mixer
If you want to take some of the elbow grease out of baking then an electric hand mixer can be a good option.
As your arms can start to ache after beating, mixing, and folding your mixture for a length of time.
And a good hand mixer can do a better and quicker job of whipping and beating things like eggs and cream than you'd be able to do manually.
So, one of these is a really cool gift idea for home bakers and a good choice is the KitchenAid 7 speed digital hand mixer.
As the 7 speed settings mean you can adjust it to the ideal one whether whipping, beating or mixing.
And there's a slow start function so you can avoid pieces of cake mix or egg whites flying all over the kitchen!
Plus it comes with a soft grip handle that makes it easy and comfortable to use.
8. KitchenAid Artisan Series Stand Mixer
Now if you're feeling really lazy and don't even like the idea of using an electric hand mixer when baking then a stand mixer is what you want.
As this will take the whole load off you, mixing and whipping up your baking mix all on it's own while you get on with other things.
However, a stand mixer is also more expensive than a hand mixer, so may only be a good option for people who bake regularly rather than once per week hobbyists.
But if you know an avid baker then they'll love to receive one of these as a gift.
And you won't go wrong with the KitchenAid Artisan series stand mixer.
As this one is super high quality and comes with 10 different speed settings, a large mixing bowl, and a variety of attachments for different tasks.
So, there's a metal dough hook for making cookies or bread, a wire whip for whipping up cream, and a flex edge beater for consistent mixing.
And the tilt head makes it easy to remove the bowl and change attachments with minimum fuss.
So, all in all this is a top choice and a fantastic gift idea for bakers.
9. Oxo Good Grips Silicone Spatula Set
Silicone spatulas are super useful when baking for a number of reasons.
Firstly, they have a non-stick surface that is great for removing baked items from trays and pans.
And they are flexible which makes them easy to manoeuvre and really effective for scraping up the last of the cake mix from your mixing bowl.
Plus they are easy to clean afterwards and longer lasting than mixing tools made from wood or other materials.
So, a set of silicone spatulas is another handy gift idea for people who love to bake.
And a set that covers all the bases is this one by OXO Good Grips.
As you get a small spatula for reaching inside jars, a medium spatula for scraping bowls, and a spoon spatula that allows you to scoop, mix and taste.
And they have a comfortable handle too which helps you if you have lots of baking to do.
10. J.K Adams Maple Wood Dowel Rolling Pin
Having a good rolling pin is vital to roll out your dough when making bread, cookies or biscuits.
And while there are many different types of rolling pins, for baking I'd recommend using a French style tapered rolling pin.
These are rolling pins you roll using the palms of your hands rather than with handles.
And this gives you more control on the pressure you apply and the overall thickness, shape and consistency you end up with.
So, why not get your loved one a nice rolling pin for baking such as this one by J.K Adams.
As this one is ideal for rolling being 20.5" long and French dowel shaped..
And being made from maple wood means it's strong, safe to use, and durable too.
11. New Star Food Service Fine Mesh Sieve
To get some lightness and fluffiness into your cakes and baked goods you'll need to sift the flour first.
As this aerates it making it much lighter and easier to mix in with other ingredients.
So, a fine mesh sieve is an essential item to have in your baking toolkit.
And sifted ingredients such as flour or cocoa powder are much easier to measure accurately by weight too.
Meaning you can be more precise in your baking and get better results.
And a sieve is handy for adding a fine dusting of sugar or cocoa powder over freshly baked cookies and biscuits.
So, something like the New Star Food Service fine mesh sieve makes a good gift for bakers.
12. Rachael Ray 10-Piece Bakeware Set
You're going to need a good set of baking pans, trays and sheets to do your baking on.
This includes different sizes and shapes of cake pans, sheets with round cut outs for cookies and cupcakes, and pans for baking bread.
And while there are many different types of bakeware sets out there, I'd recommend getting a non-stick set.
As these spread the heat evenly in the oven and are easy to clean up afterwards.
And a nice set to give as a gift is the Rachael Ray 10-piece bakeware set.
As this contains 2 cookie sheets, a 12 cup muffin pan, a variety of round, square and rectangular cake pans, and a two-piece loaf pan.
And each one has silicone handles built in to protect you from burning your fingers.
So, this set has everything a home baker will need to bake away to their hearts content.
13. Silpat Silicone Baking Mats
Silicone baking mats are a great alternative to parchment paper when baking.
As they turn any pan, sheet or baking tray into a non-stick surface and you don't need to throw them away afterwards.
In fact they can be cleaned and used over and over again.
And this means you don't need to butter or grease the pan before baking which cuts down on cleaning up after.
While your cakes and cookies won't stick to the bottom and will be easy to retrieve without causing any damage to the aesthetics.
And finally a silicone baking mat can help distribute heat evenly meaning you get a more consistent bake across a batch.
So, a set of these baking mats as a gift such as the ones form Silpat can prove really useful for any home baker.
14. Betty Crocker 3-Tier Cooling Rack
Your work isn't over when you pull your cake, bread or cookies out of the oven.
Because no matter how great they look and smell now things can still go south.
As leaving baked goods in the pans to cool down is bad for two reasons.
Firstly, the residual heat of the pan can continue baking your treats leading to them becoming over-baked,
And condensation can occur in the pan which can make your cookies and cakes turn soggy.
So, the way to avoid this is to use a cooling rack.
As this allows air to circulate freely which cools your baked goods evenly and quickly while also preventing any condensation.
So, the next gift idea is to get a home baker a cooling rack so they won't spoil they hard work.
And this one by Betty Crocker is a good option as it has a tight grid to prevent breakages and is 3-tiered so you can cool multiple things at once.
15. Reed & Barton Cake Knife & Server
You put so much time, love and effort into baking cakes in the kitchen that it's a shame ruin it all when it comes time to share them with your friends and family.
But that's exactly what can happen when you fudge the cutting of it and make a mess of the presentation.
So, a good quality cake knife and server can make all the difference.
As you can then serve up the perfect slice of cake to your guests that looks as great as it tastes.
Which means this cake knife and server set from Reed & Barton makes for a fabulous gift.
As you get a 13-inch stainless steel knife to cut through your cake precisely and an 11-inch server to transfer it to the plate without any damage.
And these have a stylish and elegant design that are worthy of your amazing cakes.
16. Wilton Tilt-N-Turn Cake Decorating Stand
Icing and decorating your cake is an art form and can be quite tricky.
As you need to manoeuvre the cake around while doing so and without damaging it in any way.
But one thing that will really help you to do this more easily is to use a swiveling cake stand.
As this way you can turn the cake to decorate it or smooth on the icing without having to move around it yourself.
Which not only makes it easier to achieve a smooth finish but also makes it far quicker to do so.
And a gift that can take this one step further is the Wilton Tilt-N-Turn cake decorating stand.
As not only does this allow you to swivel the cake around but it also lets you tilt the angle of it as well.
Which means you can gain even more control and ease over the whole frosting process.
And don't worry about your cake slipping off the stand, as the Tilt-N-Turn has a non-slip surface that means it won't be going anywhere.
17. Oxo Good Grips Offset Icing Spatula
To get a super smooth finish on your icing and frosting you are going to need to use an icing spatula.
As these spatulas have a perfectly flat face that allows you to spread the icing over the cake without disturbing it.
Which means you won't have any crumbs getting into the finish and spoiling the look and texture.
So, getting a home baker a high quality icing spatula like this one from OXO Good Grips can really help them make their cakes more presentable.
As this one is flexible to give you extra control and has a soft grip to make it comfortable to use.
And it has an offset design which is good for icing cakes as it keeps your fingers away from the icing so you won't ruin the smooth finish.
18. Kitchen Craft Living Nostalgia Cake Tin
Now your cake has been baked to perfection and iced and decorated to look fabulous, you are going to need a place to store it and keep it safe and fresh.
And for that you need a cake tin.
So, one of these is a good gift idea for someone who bakes plenty of cakes and one I especially like is the Kitchen Craft Living Nostalgia cake tin.
As this one has a beautiful retro design and colour that'll look great in the kitchen and on the dining table.
While the silicone sealed lid will keep air out and means your cake stays fresh for as long as possible.
And you can also remove the lid and just use the base as a platter to serve your cake on.
19. The Baking Bible By Mary Berry
If you want to get a home baker a gift to improve their baking game then how about a cookbook from the queen of baking herself?
Because they are bound to pick up some invaluable tips and guidance from Mary Berry's Baking Bible.
As this book contains over 250 recipes that will have them baking up treats for months and years to come.
And whether that's muffins, scones, cakes, sponges or meringues they'll find detailed and easy to follow recipes here.
So, it'll be a gift that's well received and heavily used in most bakers kitchens.
20. Five Two Oven Mitts & Apron Set
The final gift idea in this list of gifts for people who love to bake is an apron and oven mitts set.
As no self-respecting baker will be seen in the kitchen without their apron.
So, why not get them a stylish one they can look good in.
As not only does wearing an apron mean you keep things like flour and eggs from getting onto your clothes.
It'll also prevent germs and bacteria from transferring from your body and clothes on to the food.
So, it's a far more hygienic way to cook.
And while you have many choices when it comes to the style and design of aprons, I particularly like the Five Two oven mitts and apron set.
As not only is the apron a lovely colour and very stylish, it also has 3 handy pockets to keep your utensils in while baking.
And this comes with matching oven mitts and pot holders to complete a great look for your favourite home baker.
Baking is a satisfying and rewarding hobby that many people love to do in their spare time.
And the endless supply of freshly baked cakes, cookies and muffins is a real treat when you have a friend or family member who loves to bake.
So, why not encourage them with their baking by buying them a gift to improve their performance.
As the gifts in this list can all make the whole process easier, faster and more efficient.
Meaning you'll get even more delicious treats served up in the future!