Gift Ideas for the Baker on your List

Great Gifts For The Baker You Know Are Here! 

If you need great gifts for someone who loves to bake, then you are in luck! From quirky baking gifts, funny baking gifts, and practical gifts for bakers, our list is loaded with ideas – including gifts for the baker who has everything!

So, to get started shopping for bakers, we’ve linked these gift ideas through to Amazon for easy browsing. Here are a few gifts that’ll put the icing on the gift cake – pun totally intended.

Things to Consider When Buying Gifts For The Baker

There are a few things you’ll want to consider before you start just buying gifts for bakers that you know. Here they are – in no particular order!

Price/Quality. Obviously, price can dictate quality of the product but this is not always the case. The best mixers are genuinely expensive – but they do the job right and are tried and tested so it’s worth the investment. As for cookie cutters, it doesn’t necessarily matter if you buy cheaper ones – as long as they don’t stick or break and are a shape your baker likes!

We have obviously separated the gifts in this post from cheapest to most expensive. This can help you get an idea of what kinds of baking gifts are generally what amount. Knowing this, you can piece together a gift set yourself or simply buy one thing to be a standalone gift.

Purpose. In baking, this is an important one. When you are buying a gift, think about whether it’s in the realm of what you baker does. This is will help determine it’s usefulness and therefore its purpose.

For example, is your baker exclusively a pro cake maker? Then maybe don’t buy cookie cutters as a first choice gift for them. See what we mean? Something like an apron or a recipe book, however, CAN be used by different bakers so gifts like these can be a great choice if you are unsure what kind of baker you are buying a gift for.

Yakamoz Pastry DIY Cake Decorating Pen Icing Piping Tips Nozzles Bag Sugar Craft Fondant Cake Deco Tool Kit

Yakamoz Pastry DIY Cake Decorating Pen Icing Piping Tips Nozzles Bag Sugar Craft Fondant Cake Deco Tool Kit

 

Bamboo Book Stand,HENGSHENG Adjustable Book Holder Tray and Page Paper Clips-Cookbook Reading Desk Portable Sturdy Lightweight Bookstand-Textbooks Bookstands-Music Books Tablet…

Bamboo Book Stand,HENGSHENG Adjustable Book Holder Tray and Page Paper Clips-Cookbook Reading Desk Portable Sturdy Lightweight Bookstand-Textbooks Bookstands-Music Books Tablet...

 

Outshine Vintage Wood Recipe Box & Recipe Card Gift Set 4″ x 6″

Outshine Vintage Wood Recipe Box & Recipe Card Gift Set 4

PL8 Cupcake Carrier & Display PL8 5200

PL8 Cupcake Carrier & Display PL8 5200

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Tilt-Head Stand Mixer with Pouring Shield, 5-Quart, Empire Red

 

 

4 Homemade Baking Inspired Gifts

1. Snowflake Mix

Salty meets sweet as cereal, pretzels and peanuts get a coating of melted white baking pieces. Package this gift in cute holiday boxes!

Ingredients

  • cups bite-size rice square cereal
  • cups bite-size corn square cereal
  • cup small pretzel twists or pretzel sticks
  • cup honey-roasted peanuts
  • 12 – ounce packages white baking pieces
  • 12 – ounce package mint-flavored candy-coated milk chocolate pieces

Directions

  1. In a very large bowl combine cereals, pretzels and peanuts; set aside.
  2. Melt baking pieces according to package directions. Pour melted chocolate over cereal mixture. Stir gently to coat. Spread on a large piece of waxed paper or parchment paper. Sprinkle with chocolate pieces. Cool and break into pieces. Store in an airtight container for up to 1 week or in the freezer for 1 month. Makes 16 cups.

 

2. Sweet Greeting

When you want to give more than a card, but less than a gift, slip a cookie or two in a plastic treat bag (available at crafts stores) with a solid-color piece of scrapbooking paper. Fold contrasting paper over the opening, punch two holes, then tie with ribbon.

3. Christmas Mice

Christmas Mice

These adorable treats will be an especially popular gift for families with kids. Give in a small box nestled in holiday-colored chocolate candies.

Ingredients

  • 12 – ounce package semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 10 – ounce jar maraschino cherries with stems, drained and patted dry
  • 36 milk chocolate kisses with stripes
  • Sliced almonds

Directions

  1. Place chocolate pieces in a small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 100 percent power (high) for 1 minute or until chocolate is melted, stirring twice.
  2. Hold cherries by the stem and dip, one at a time, in melted chocolate to coat. Place coated cherries on a large baking sheet. Immediately press the flat bottom of a kiss up against the cherry (forming mouse head). Insert two almond slices between head and body to form ears. Use a toothpick dipped in remaining melted chocolate to make eyes. If you like, dot some of the melted chocolate on tip of kiss for nose. (Or, place remaining melted chocolate in a resealable plastic bag; seal. Snip off a very small piece of one corner and pipe on eyes and nose). Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator and let chill for 15 minutes or until chocolate is set. Use a small flat metal spatula or table knife to help remove mice from baking sheet.
  3. Store mice in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. Makes about 36 mice.

4. Coffeehouse Chocolate Spoons

Coffeehouse Chocolate Spoons

For gifting, these chocolate-dipped spoons are delightfully delicious to stir into coffee or hot chocolate.

Ingredients

  • ounces semisweet chocolate pieces
  • 20 -24 plastic spoons
  • ounces white baking bar

Directions

  1. In a heavy saucepan heat semisweet chocolate pieces over low heat, stirring constantly until the chocolate begins to melt. Immediately remove from heat; stir until smooth. Dip half of the spoons into chocolate, tapping handle of each spoon against side of pan to remove excess chocolate. Place spoons on waxed paper; refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to set up.
  2. In a heavy saucepan heat white baking bar over low heat, stirring constantly until baking bar begins to melt. Immediately remove from heat; stir until smooth. Dip remaining spoons into the melted baking bar. Refrigerate for 30 minutes to set up.
  3. Place the remaining melted white baking bar in a small, self-sealing heavy plastic bag. Using scissors, make a small opening at one bottom corner of the bag; drizzle one or both sides of the chocolate-coated spoons with the melted white baking bar. Drizzle remaining melted bittersweet chocolate on white baking bar-coated spoons.
  4. Refrigerate spoons for 30 minutes to allow chocolate to set up. Wrap each spoon separately and store in cool, dry place for 2 to 3 weeks. Makes 20 to 24 chocolate-covered spoons.