The smell of brownies cooking away in the oven and fresh coffee on the stove are smells that make us all think of home. Is there anything better than coming downstairs to discover your mom has whipped up a batch of cookies? I don’t think there is. So I wholeheartedly support the buying of gifts for bakers. Buy them all! That way you will be rewarded with their incredible creations all the time!
I have picked out my favourite baking related gifts, all of which can be used to make baked goods. The gifts are all tried and tested by dozens of bakers, or is that a baker's dozen? Either way, you can rest assured that these gifts are well loved in the baking community and will be well loved by the friend or family member you are buying for.
Best value gifts for bakers
Grab a steal of a gift with the following ones all under $20.
There is nothing worse than having to chip off burned cake or biscuits that have become stuck to your baking tray. You put a lot of time and effort into making your creations so you want them to come off the baking tray cleanly. Enter silicone baking mats.
Once only used by professional bakers, these lifesavers are now regularly used by home bakers as well. This set of 2 silicone mats by Kitzini are the highest rated baking mats out there right now because nothing will stick to them! Buy these a gift for your best friend at work who loves to make cookies and I am sure you will be rewarded with one or two!
This personalised apron set is really well designed and made from quality material that will stand the test of time. Simply enter the name of your baker friend or family member and the team who makes them will customize their apron set and send it to you in the post.
It is lovely to acknowledge someone’s passion so when you are next looking to buy for a baker show some appreciation with this personalized gift.
This is one smart rolling pin. Made by the team at Joseph Joseph, the rolling pin is fully adjustable to make sure you get exactly the right size each time. If you are looking to buy a gift for a baker who loves to cook for the local baking competition or enter their pie into the county fair, then this is an ideal gift.
You can easily measure out pastry for your pie lid or roll out the exact size of fondant icing. With the help of this magic rolling pin you can create perfection every single time.
Mid-range gifts for bakers
If you are looking to buy for a friend or family member then you can’t go wrong with these gifts, which are all priced between $20-$40.
Coming in a beautiful gift box, the Stainless Steel Measuring Cups and Spoons Set by Incana is a timeless gift to give to any baker. The cups are well crafted with two spouts to allow for complete control. The spoons are in the full size range and it comes with a handy table to make sure you have all your conversions just right.
This would make a lovely present for your baker mom or grandma who has probably been using the same plastic cups for years. Spruce up their collection and support their love of baking with this quality gift.
When you are baking and using high quality ingredients, the last thing you want to do is ruin the taste of your bake with a synthetic flavour extract. These custom baking extracts are extremely high quality and even better you can choose whichever 4 extracts to add to the gift box.
They come in a whole range of flavours such as peppermint and blood orange. They will add zing to any bake and make them stand out. Spoil your baker loved one with these sumptuous baking extracts and in return they may spoil you with some delicious baked goods.
A classic item rooted in history, the Grasslands Road Celtic Irish Soda Bread Handled Baking Dish is a real delight. Imprinted with a design that will transfer to the bread the quality of this gift is clear to see.
If you have someone who loves to bake who also has a connection to Ireland or a love of soda bread, then this a really unusual gift to give that will be very well received. When you turn out your soda bread and see the delightful design printed upon it, it really is a treat for all.
Something special: high-end gifts for bakers
The final gifts on our list are all something a little bit special for the baker in your life.
The Hamilton Bread Maker is highly recommended as the best bread maker to have. It comes with over 17 different functions that will delight any baker who has an enthusiasm for bread making. It is very simple to use, which is a complaint of other breadmakers.
You can load all your ingredients into the bread maker the night before and awaken to the smells of freshly baked bread in the morning. There are even more tricks up the sleeve of this bread maker, such as making scones, focaccia and other bread delights! When you want to buy a special gift for the baker in your life, this is a really good option.
This final gift doesn’t need much introduction. The KitchenAid Mixer has been used by bakers for many decades as their go-to baking machine. It is well known as a reliable and efficient machine that helps you take your baking to the next level. Whether you are looking to knead dough or whip meringues, the KitchenAid Mixer can do it all.
There are lots of variations of the KitchenAid Mixer now but this one is the classic. This would make a perfect wedding gift or it could be given to mark a special occasion such as a golden wedding anniversary. Either way I am sure it will sit proudly in the kitchen of whoever you gift it to.
Rest assured that whichever gift you choose from on this list of gifts you can guarantee that they are of high quality and will be well used by any baker who knows a thing or two about baking. You can’t go wrong when buying for a baker if you stick to gifting them something that they love and what they love is baking. Hopefully your appreciation of their beloved hobby will end up in some appreciation for you in the form of delicious baked goods! Of course this is not the only reason why we give a gift but it is awfully nice!