Help your loved ones indulge their passion for baking with a gift to make their cakes, bread, and pastries even more spectacular.
My Top Gift Choice For People Who Love To Bake
Every baker needs a good set of mixing bowls to use when baking, and this colourful set from Nordic Ware makes for the ideal gift.
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 baking is 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 therapeutic, and it's so rewarding to see your friends, loved ones and coworkers enjoying your baking efforts afterwards.
And for many people, baking can quickly turn into a real passion.
Which means they're always on the lookout for any kitchen tools, gadgets, and recipes that can improve their baking game.
And this gives us plenty of options when it comes to getting a gift for people who love to bake.
So check out the following list of baking gift ideas that any home baker would love to receive.
1. A Set Of Measuring Cups & Spoons
While cooking in general 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 for a home baker as a gift are the Morgenhaan stainless steel measuring cups and spoons.
As you get 12 measuring spoons and 6 measuring cups of varying sizes in this set 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 a storm in the kitchen.
2. A Set Of Liquid Measuring Cups
While measuring cups and spoons are ideal for dry ingredients, you are going to need something different to measure out liquids when baking.
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 instead.
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 gift set of liquid measuring cups that is a popular choice among bakers, check out the ones above from Pyrex.
3. A Set Of Digital Weighing Scales
Another way to measure out your baking ingredients is with a set of weighing scales.
And this can actually be more accurate than using 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 these scales will allow them to weigh their ingredients accurately in ounces, pounds, grams, or kilograms, with an easy to read digital display that pulls out, so it doesn't get caught in the shadow of the measuring bowl.
4. A Digital Kitchen Timer
Getting your baking times just right is also crucial if you want your cakes, cookies, and bread to turn out perfectly.
Because no-one likes having burnt bits on their baked goods, while 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 the one above by Marathon.
As this has an easy to read digital display and an alarm to alert them when they need to take things out of the oven.
And it has a magnetic strip that allows them to place it on their fridge door so it's always in sight.
5. An Oven Thermometer
The oven temperature you bake at is the final component that you need to get just right.
This is because the temperature is what causes a chemical reaction to take place in the ingredients in your mixture.
So if it's slightly too high or slightly too low, then you will be in for a disappointing result.
And 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 their oven and tell them exactly what the temperature is, which allows them to bake with confidence every time.
So one of these can make a nice stocking stuffer for someone who enjoys baking, and a decent option is the one above from Taylor Precision.
6. A Set Of Mixing Bowls
A good set of mixing bowls are worth their weight in gold for a baker.
As they'll use these when they're whisking, beating, folding, and mixing their ingredients together to get the perfect consistency for their baking creations.
So they make for a great gift idea for anyone who is into baking, and I'd recommend the Nordic Ware mixing bowl set for a gift.
As these are nice and colourful, so will look great in their kitchen, and come in a variety of sizes, so will suit all their baking needs.
7. An Electric Hand Mixer
If you want to take some of the elbow grease out of baking, then using 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 quicker and better 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 this mixer is cordless, and comes with 7 speed settings that mean they can adjust it to the ideal one for whipping, beating or mixing.
And there's a slow start function, so they can avoid pieces of cake mix or egg whites flying all over the kitchen!
8. A 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. A 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 the one above by OXO Good Grips.
As they get a small spatula for reaching inside jars, a medium spatula for scraping bowls, and a spoon spatula that allows them to scoop, mix and taste.
And they have comfortable handles too, which helps if they have lots of baking to do.
10. A 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 available, for baking I'd recommend using a French style tapered rolling pin.
As 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 the one above 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. A Fine Mesh Sieve
To get some lightness and fluffiness into your cakes and baked goods, you'll need to sift the flour thoroughly first.
As this aerates it, making it much lighter and easier to mix in with other ingredients.
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.
So a fine mesh sieve is an essential item to have in your baking toolkit, and one that makes for a good gift for home bakers is the one above by New Star Food Service.
And a sieve like this can also come in handy for adding a fine dusting of sugar or cocoa powder over freshly baked cookies and biscuits too.
12. A Set Of Bakeware Pans And Trays
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.
With a nice set to give as a gift being 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.
So, this set has everything a home baker will need to bake away to their hearts content.
And each one has silicone handles built in to prevent them from burning their fingers.
13. Some 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, so they can be cleaned and used over and over again.
And as you don't need to butter or grease the pan before baking, it cuts down on cleaning up after too.
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 such as the ones from Silpat can prove really useful gift for any home baker.
14. A Multi-Level 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.
As the residual heat of the pan can continue baking your treats, causing them to become over-baked,
And condensation can occur in the pan, which can make your cookies and cakes turn soggy.
So to avoid this you need 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 tiered cooling rack so they won't spoil their 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 they can cool multiple things at once.
15. A Cake Knife And Server Set
You put so much time, love, and effort into baking cakes in the kitchen that it would be 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.
However, using 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 a cake knife and server set, such as the one above from Reed & Barton, makes for a fabulous gift for a baker.
As they get a 13-inch stainless steel knife to cut through their cakes precisely, and an 11-inch server to transfer the slices to the plate without any damage.
And these have a stylish and elegant design that are worthy of their amazing cakes.
16. A 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.
And 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 it around yourself.
Which not only makes it easier to achieve a smooth finish, but also makes it far quicker to decorate.
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 them to swivel the cake around, but it also lets them tilt the angle of it as well.
Which means they gain even more control and ease over the whole frosting process.
And they won't have to worry about their cake slipping off the stand, as the Tilt-N-Turn has a non-slip surface that means it won't be going anywhere.
17. A Set Of Icing Spatulas
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 an icing spatula set like the one above from Easy Life can really help them to make their cakes more presentable.
As these spatulas have an offset design which is good for icing cakes, as it keeps the bakers fingers away from the icing, so they won't ruin the smooth finish.
And they'll get a variety of sizes in this set, so they'll have the right icing spatula to decorate all their cakes and baking creations.
18. A Cake Stand And Cover
Now your cake has been baked to perfection and iced and decorated to look fabulous, you are going to need a place to store and display it.
And for that you need a cake stand and cover.
So, one of these is a good gift idea for someone who bakes plenty of cakes, and one I especially like is the TableCraft cake stand and cover set.
As this one is made from stainless steel and will look great in the kitchen or on the dining table.
And the glass cover will show off their cake, but also keep it fresh for as long as possible.
19. A Book Full Of Delicious Baking Recipes
If you want to get a home baker a gift to improve their baking game, then how about a baking 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 this book will be a gift that's well received and heavily used in many baker's kitchens.
20. An 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 they keep things like flour and eggs from getting onto their clothes.
It'll also prevent germs and bacteria from transferring from their body and clothes on to the food.
So, it's a far more hygienic way to cook.
And while there are 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 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 gift ideas for people that love to bake that I've given you here can all make the whole baking process much easier, faster and more efficient.
Meaning you'll get even more delicious treats served up in the future!