50+ Holiday Gifts for the Baker

Baking Gift Ideas

Let’s celebrate the season of GIVING with my annual Gift Guide for Bakers! Here are 50 holiday gift ideas for the baker in your life or if you need ideas for your own wish list. I love giving thoughtful, fun, and practical gifts and I hope this list inspires your shopping.

All of these gifts are items I own or are products I see with wonderful reviews. None of this is sponsored– just truly items I love!


General Baking

Baking Sheet – These are incredibly durable and cool quickly. This baking mat fits perfectly on the sheet and a cooling rack completes a cookie lover’s gift!

9×13 Inch Pan – A staple in my kitchen– I use it for sweet and savory recipes and love the versatility. Pair with a 9×9 inch pan and a loaf pan for a complete set.

Measuring Cups – These are incredibly practical. I love that the handles are magnetic so they stick together. For a colorful alternative, brighten up your kitchen drawers with these beautiful measuring cups and measuring spoons.

Liquid Measuring Cups – I love this set of 4 liquid measuring cups. If tight on storage space, they double as mixing bowls too.

Flour/Sugar Storage Containers – These are the best bulk storage containers… and I’ve tried plenty! They aren’t fancy but they are a staple in my kitchen.

Glass Mixing Bowls – This set of 10 mixing bowls is a wonderful addition to any baker’s kitchen. They’re microwave safe and I appreciate the various sizes– a bowl for everything.

KitchenAid Hand Mixer – One of my most-used kitchen tools! Mine is over 12 years old and still running strong.

Food Processor – I use mine for nuts, sauces, and so much more– it’s helpful and versatile.

Kitchen Scale – In baking, precision is everything and that slight mis-measure could spell baking disaster. This is by far the most important tool in my kitchen.

Colorful Spatulas – Such a fun gift that everyone enjoys. I especially love these: gold heart spatula, colorful heart spatula, and Christmas tree spatula.

Rainbow Whisks – Because why not? I smile whenever I use mine!

Adjustable Rolling Pin – The simplest way to roll cookie dough, pie dough, pizza crust, and more. The adjustable discs make it easy to roll any thickness – no more uneven dough. Pair with these cookie cutters for every season!

Americolor Gel Paste Kit – I use this gel color kit for practically everything: royal icing, frosting, red velvet treats, and cake batters. The colors are beautiful! For softer colors, I love this pastel kit.


Specialty Baking

Cookie Scoop – Gift all three sizes for a complete set! I use these for cookies, truffles, ice cream, meatballs, and as a melon baller too. Very handy!

Alphabet + Number Cookie Cutter Set – The easiest way to make personalized edible gifts. You can literally spell any name and celebrate any age!

Heart Linzer Cookie Cutters – These make such pretty cookies. This holiday linzer cookie cutter set is also really cute!

Sprinkles – The happiest gift! They make such a fun stocking stuffer, hostess gift, etc. Use code SALLYSBAKING15 for 15% off. ๐Ÿ™‚

Pie Dish – The best pie dish on the market– I own 5 of them. I also love this ruffled pie dish. Complete the gift with pie weights and a pie crust shield!

Donut Pan – Awesome quality and inexpensive.

Cookie Press – My favorite for making spritz cookies.

Cupcake Pan – Also great for muffins. Pair with these parchment liners— they fit wonderfully and peel away without sticking.

Cupcake Carrier – I cannot emphasize how much I love this and the cake carrier too. When I need to cover and transport baked goods with a lot of frosting, these containers make it easy and don’t ruin the frosting, either. The base for the cupcake carrier is reversible so you can transport cookies, brownies, and more all in one place. I also store decorated cakes and cupcakes in these carriers in the refrigerator– it’s a convenient way to keep them fresh.

Cake Turntable – Makes decorating cakes so much easier! For a complete cake decorating gift, pair with: small straight spatula, large straight spatula, and angled cake spatula.

Bundt Cake Pan – The best. The bundt cake releases easily AND it’s really easy to clean. This mini bundt cake pan is also adorable because sometimes it makes more sense to have cute mini cakes instead of a large one!

Wilton Decorating Tip Set – This set has it all. For sugar cookie decorating, I use round tips 1 โ€“ 5. For cupcake decorating, I use any of the star tips. Or tip 352 for sunflower cupcakes. To complete it, Iโ€™d gift disposable piping bagsย too.

Kitchen Torch – Not a baking necessity but a fun addition to a well-stocked kitchen! Perfect for baked Alaska, crรจme brรปlรฉe, and more.


Home & Personal Accessories

Rimmed Cake Stand – I love the rimmed edge for something a little different!

Wood Slice Cake Stand – I love mine! Gorgeous and wipes clean every time.

Heart Serving Board – This simply sweet heart serving board is made from stunning oak. I have this marble version, too!

Heart Ramekins – These are oven-safe and they’re great for individual fruit crisps and crumbles. So cute.

Snickerdoodle Candle – Smells like cookies all day long. Is there a better gift?!

Gingerbread Ornament – This donut ornament and croissant ornament are equally cute!

Baking Queen Shirt – Adorable and simply perfect for any baking queen in your life. (This team cupcake t-shirt is also a fun option!)

Sprinkle Running Shoes – I only run in Brooks shoes and just bought myself this exact pair! I have another pair of sprinkle sneakers that I showed you earlier this year, but I don’t think they’re online anymore. Pair with pink sprinkle socks for the sweetest gift.

Floral Apron – My absolute favorite apron.

Bakers Gonna Bake Apron – You can personalize it!

Life is What You Bake It Towel – Love this motto.

Procrastibaking Print – I think we are all guilty of this. ๐Ÿ™‚

Cute Mug – For anyone who would rather eat cake for breakfast!

Marble Cookbook Holder – Pretty on the counter with or without a cookbook.


Favorite Books & Cookbooks

The Coincidence of Coconut Cake by Amy E. Reichert. A sweet story for bakers and foodies alike. You’ll fall in love with each character– and want a slice of coconut cake at the end!

Holiday and Celebration Bread in Five Minutes a Dayย byย Jeff Hertzberg M.D.ย andย Zoรซ Franรงois. Another bread baker must-have.

Hello, Cookie Dough by Kristen Tomlan. My dear friend wrote a gorgeous cookbook all about edible cookie dough!

The Perfect Pie and The Perfect Cake by America’s Test Kitchen. LOVE their books! (And try ATK’s cookbook for kids– The Complete Baking Book for Young Chefs!)

My Cookbooks!

For more baking gift ideas, here are myย 10 best cookie baking toolsย andย 14 kitchen tools every baker needs. I recently updated both. Have fun shopping!

37 Comments

  1. So many ideas…already forwarded this on to my hubby and boys. They know how much mom loves everything related to baking. Thanks for putting this great resource list together.

  2. My eight year old granddaughter loves to bake with me and a local department store had Kitchenaid Stand Mixers on 70% off! So I picked one up for her Christmas gift! Am I crazy? Your post gave me loads of ideas for gifts for her in the future. Thank you for all your great ideas and recipes Sally.

  3. I love this list!!! Definitely giving out some not-so-subtle hints to friends about what I might be looking for….. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Loving all of them, but the baking queen shirt, snickerdoodle candle, and sprinkle running shoes are my favourites!

  4. Oh what an amazing list! Thanks Sally for doing this. I have already purchased several of these items in the past thanks to you Sally. This will be my go to list for the future as well. I have many favorites but Sweetapolita sprinkles are just the best and such fun!!! Thanks for always passing along the most helpful information to us. It is very much appreciated!

  5. Wonderful list!! I’ve been wearing Brooks for the past 12 years and never have seen the sprinkled version. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for sharing, Sally!!!

  6. Sally-such an excellent list of gifts for the baker in your life. I know there are a few things to go with my new KitchenAid stand mixer I just got for my birthday. I am looking forward to getting new baking sheets since my new oven will be bigger!

  7. So many great ideas! I love the Baking Queen tee shirt, and the week cake stand…passing this along to anyone that might listen in my family, but I would be better off just ordering everything myself! Ha!
    Happy Holidays!

  8. Thanks Sally! Great list with so many thing I want for myself. The Brooks sneakers are on their way to me as of a few minutes ago,ha!
    Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
    This is not related to anything in the post but I came across this quote the other day and knew you would love it. ” If the kindest souls were rewarded with the longest lives, dogs would out live us all.”

    1. They are SO cute! Glad you ordered them- hope you love them as much as I do ๐Ÿ™‚ And what a sweet quote- thank you so much for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

  9. Love this list! So many great gift ideas from Etsy – love supporting those creative shops AND because of this list I now have a new author to follow from my hometown of Milwaukee, WI – Amy Reichert.
    Thanks for sharing, Sally and Happy Thanksgiving!

  10. Hi Sally,

    Thanks for the great list!

    Quick question about the wood slice cake stand. I love the way it looks and would love to buy it, but when I read the reviews customers noted it came with a strong odor that did not go away. Have you noticed that?

    Have a wonderful holiday season!
    Casey

  11. Love this list! So helpful! I have a December birthday as well, and my sons and hubby always need good ideas, so I am forwarding the links to several of these items. Have a great Thanksgiving Sally! I’m making the sweet potatoes today!

  12. Love this list! So many great gift ideas for baking fanatics ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ll have to send this to all my family members and friends, just to generate a few ideas for ’em ๐Ÿ˜‰ I especially love the procrastibaking print; it’s hilarious! I’d love to put that in my kitchen. And that mug is just too cute! These are a few items I found on Amazon that I think are absolutely PERFECT for gifts for bakers:

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01N3ZV2CY
    https://www.amazon.com/Sock-Me-Whisking-Business-Kitchen/dp/B01N4X6ZMJ/
    https://www.amazon.com/Silicone-temperature-resistant-handles-sauteing/dp/B07GZ39BJ2/
    https://www.amazon.com/RUBFAC-Christmas-Silicone-Greeting-Sauteing/dp/B07VSQH2CG/
    https://www.amazon.com/Fabulous-Baking-Cupcake-Bangle-Bracelet/dp/B076R4KG7Y/
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01LP4KA5O?ie=UTF8
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077F4Z19C/
    https://freshaprilsprinkles.com/product/life-is-better-with-sprinkles-tshirt/ (I need that shirt ๐Ÿ™‚ )

  13. Sally – love your lists for baking tools and I have purchased quite a few on your recommendation. Do you have any recommendations for a cookie spatula – a spatula to take cookies off the baking pan and onto the cooling rack? Need a new one to start the Christmas baking season.

  14. Hi, Sally!
    Another cookbook (besides yours, of course) that I absolutely love is The Complete Magnolia Bakery Cookbook by Allysa Torey and Jennifer Appel. Delicious recipes!

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