Bakers are, by nature, very giving. After all, what’s the fun in eating an entire pie by yourself? If someone you love loves to bake, you have surely benefited from their appreciation of all things flour-, butter-, and sugar-based. So this holiday season, return the favor and give them a gift they will truly appreciate, whether it’s a bread lamp made from real bread, a retro zine dedicated to grains, or the KitchenAid mixer that has been sitting in their shopping cart for months. Ahead, the best gifts for the bakers in your life.
For the baker who always makes a mess
For the baker who always whips cream by hand
For the baker with a million things to do
This modernist timer gets the job done and looks good doing it.
For the baker who’s against racism
For the baker with a sense of humor
For the baker who likes to put their cakes on display
What’s a beautiful cake without a beautiful cake stand? This maple-wood version is attractive but won’t take away from the main attraction: the cake itself.
For the baker who likes to clean as they go
Baking involves a lot of wiping up (so much flour, so little time). That’s why every baker needs a good kitchen towel. This one’s durable, absorbent, and very nice looking.
For the baker who loves the ’90s
For the baker who loves the environment
If you know a baker who makes a killer olive-oil cake and cares a lot about climate change, give them this limited-edition olive oil from Brightland. One hundred percent of the proceeds benefit the nonprofit Slow Factory Foundation in its mission to educate the world about climate change.
For the baker who likes to use the good stuff
Nothing beats baking with real vanilla — but bakers often opt for imitation because the authentic stuff can be pretty pricey. That’s why the gift of vanilla pods is perfect for any baker (as the 3,000+ Amazon reviews can attest).
For the baker who always posts on Instagram
For the baker who likes to stay organized
For the baker who wants to own their own bakery
Pastry chef Melissa Weller is something of a celebrity in the New York restaurant scene due to her stints at some of the city’s best, including Per Se, Sadelle’s, and High Street on Hudson. Next month, she’ll share all her secrets in her debut cookbook, A Good Bake.
For the baker who loves crème brûlée
Sure, a baker can get that crackly sugar topping under a broiler, but nothing will give them control and consistency like a professional-grade butane torch.
For the baker who makes pies from scratch
Even a beginning baker should ditch the handled rolling pins for one like this. The tapered ends allow for much more control. Plus, this stone one will stay cool if that first rollout doesn’t go according to plan.