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41 Little Gifts The Baker In Your Life Will Probably Love

Whether you're looking to give them something practical or punny, we've got you covered.

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1. A smiling baguette enamel pin for your pal who took up baking during quarantine and hasn't stopped talking about their sourdough starter since.

the pin
ajarofpickles / Etsy

Get it from ajarofpickles on Etsy for $12.50.

2. A cookie scoop, so all of their precious balls of dough will come out *exactly* the same size and look simply stunning before everyone in the house gobbles 'em up.

a reviewer photo of cookie dough balls neatly arranged and the same size behind the cookie scoop

I have one of these and it has been a game changer when making cookies. I love that each one comes out the same size, making it easier than ever to know precisely how many will fit on my baking sheet.

Promising review: "Why didn't I have one of these in my kitchen drawer before?! I bought the medium-sized scoop originally to make a large batch of cookies for Christmas, but today it came handy when I had leftover batter from my banana bread recipe and it made the perfect scoop to fill a regular-sized cupcake liner! Now I'm thinking about getting the small size for my mini-cupcakes! Super easy and they came out perfectly uniform and totally beats trying to use a spoon! Handles have a nice silicone grip too and help with hand fatigue. :-)" —Michi K

Get it from Amazon for $14.99+ (available in sizes S–L).

3. A silly pot holder, guaranteed to make longtime fans of The Great British Baking Show smile like they'd just gotten a handshake from Paul Hollywood.

a blue quilted pot holder with a pie on it and the words "nobody likes a soggy bottom"
TheReallySwellShop / Etsy

Get it from TheReallySwellShop on Etsy for $11 (available in four colors).

4. A floral tin recipe box from Rifle Paper Co. to help them *try* and break the habit of calling their mom to ask how long to bake the cookies for, since they'll be able to pull the instructions out as needed.

Amazon, Heather Braga / BuzzFeed

I have one of these and have surprised myself by actually using it over the years. Anytime my husband or I try making something new and it comes out good we write it down and add it to the box! This recipe tin comes 24 recipe cards and 12 recipe dividers. Also it's just super cute.

Promising review: "I ordered this for myself and absolutely love it. It’s even prettier in person! Larger than I expected too — it’s perfect! I’m going to order my mom one for her birthday." —MaddMom09

Get it from Amazon for $33+ (available in three styles).

5. An 8-inch strainer with a nonslip grip handle, a must-have for anyone who likes to carefully cover their baked goods in powdered sugar.


Promising review: "I love that the strainer has a lip for easy use in a bowl." —Target Reviewer

Get it from Target for $10.99

6. A pie press gadget they can use to make hand pies — a must-have for smaller holiday gatherings so everyone can enjoy an individual treat with *their* favorite filling instead of settling on just one type of pie., Amazon

These are also great for making empanadas and pierogis.

Promising review: "I absolutely love this product. I prefer making my own dough when I make empanadas and this thing made them look beautiful like I was a professional chef. It's super easy and saves time when assembling your empanadas. I highly recommend buying this awesome set of three." —Adams0322

Get a set of three from Amazon for $7.99.

7. A vintage-styled food ornament, so even their Christmas tree will pay tribute to their favorite treats or ingredients.


I'd personally go with either the everything bagel or the stick of butter, but a real serious baker might be delighted by the croquembouche!

Get it from Food52 for $22 (available in 17 styles).

8. A rustic wooden stand that'll hold their cookbook or tablet so they'll be able to follow along with any recipe hands-free.

the wooden cookbook holder that is somewhat shaped like a cutting board

Promising review "This cutting board–style wood cookbook and iPad stand holder is very nice! I like the style and the convenience of having it in the kitchen. It doesn't take up too much counter space and works very well for my cookbook." —Jynnifer

Get it from Amazon for $25.99+ (available in three styles).

9. A handheld knife sharpener they can use to bring their most-used kitchen utensils back to life in a flash so they can chop up chocolate, nuts, and all those other delicious things they typically add into their brownies.

someone using the small, handheld knife sharpener

Promising review: "Buying this knife sharpener has changed my life! I used to burn water, but now I'm on par with chefs like Gordon Ramsay! ... Paper thin tomatoes and onions for a tuna fish sandwich? Not a problem! Thank you KitchenIQ, my life will never be the same." —J.W.

Get it from Amazon for $5.99 (available in four colors).

Check out our full review of the KitchenIQ 50009 Edge Grip 2-Stage Knife Sharpener.

10. A pack of oven liners to protect the bottom of their oven from any overflow/oozing and let them continue on pretending they're competing on The Great British Baking Show worry-free.


Promising review: "I expected to be happy, but I'm thrilled! Each mat is pliable and fits the entire width of my standard oven. When the mat is against the back wall, it extends up to but not over the front lip of the floor. On first use, pizza cheese and sauce dripped onto the front edge of the mat and onto that uncovered lip. The baked-on cheese and sauce slid right off the mat! Effortlessly! After I cleaned up the lip, I layered a second mat to cover the lip. These mats are so great that I almost want food to drip on them so I can show off how wonderful they are." —Artset Outset

Get a pack of three from Amazon for $13.99.

11. Guitar-shaped bamboo kitchen utensils for your musician friend who moonlights as a baker on their off-hours., Amazon

Promising review: "This was a gift for my musician/chef fiancé and he absolutely loved them! We have not used them yet, but they look quite durable and also the design is great. I like that there are holes at the top of each one, so they can be hung on the wall if we choose to do so. Functional art! He left them out when we had friends over and we had quite a few compliments and people asking where I found them. Thank you so much!" —Ellen

Get a set of four from Amazon for $18.99.

12. A Bluapple that'll preserve the freshness of their produce by up to THREE MONTHS, can you believe?! All they have to do is toss it in their crisper drawer and let it do its thing.


Promising review: "These REALLY work! We have to move them away from our fresh fruit so it would ripen! My produce is lasting at least three times as long without spoilage. This is a great product, and I have already bought many as gifts. They don't seem to work on tomatoes, but they are great with bananas, apples, kiwi, pears, grapes, plums, peaches, lettuces, mushrooms, and many more fruits and vegetables." —Jacki

Get a pack of two from Amazon for $19.99.

13. A sheet pan with individual wells to help them live out their dreams of making personalized brownies.

the pan with brownies in it
Pampered Chef

Promising review: "Bought this brownie pan for many different uses, but have used it only for banana bread, in the first month. We always fight our loaves of banana bread to get them baked in the center, without burning the outside. This pan is PERFECT!!! One banana bread recipe fills the 12 spaces just right. We love having 12 baby loaves that are baked perfectly, with lots of good edges. Can't wait to try some other foods in this fabulous pan." —Grammy of four

Get it from Pampered Chef for $25.

14. A colorful set of salt and pepper grinders that'll look *chef's kiss* perfect in anyone's kitchen.

ShabbyhappyDecoupage / Etsy

You can also go for a holiday-themed set!

Promising review: "These shakers are so fabulous in our new restaurant!!! They go perfectly with the decor because they are smaller than a regular shaker but not tiny! They are feminine and petite, which is great for our French bistro. Working with Poppy was great!!! She answers questions, finished my order of 20 sets very quickly and kept an eye on shipping and informed me of any delays. She is great to work with, does a beautiful job on the product, and I hope I can purchase from her again soon!!!" —Laura English

Get them from ShabbyhappyDecoupage on Etsy for $49.32 (available in 15 colors).

15. A 52-piece cake decorating set your baking buddy will be absolutely delighted over — they can *finally* whip up one of those adorable unicorn cakes for fun.


Promising review: "All around FIVE STARS! Great price, super easy to use — even for a first-timer like myself! Everyone complimented the cake and thought the grandma that usually makes them made this one. I would definitely buy this again if needed or gift it if I knew anyone looking into baking." —Kev&Britt

Get it from Amazon for $19.99.

16. A brown sugar bear that is as cute as it is functional and will keep their sugar from getting hard as a rock over time. Do you hear that? It's Duff Goldman applauding your gift giving skills.


Promising review: "After multiple containers for my brown sugar and continuously throwing my brown sugar away due to giant hard lumps, I began to wonder why our brown sugar never lumped as a child. That's when I remembered a weird brown bear in our sugar. After a quick Google search I found this! I soaked it in water for 30 minutes and then added to my lumpy brown sugar...two days later there is not a single lump in my sugar! Yay!" —Sneezeloaf

Get it from Amazon for $4.78.

17. A cookbook filled with 100 cookie recipes to ensure they never get bored in the kitchen.

a cover of a book with a bunch of cookies on it

Get it from Amazon for $24.75, Bookshop for $24.75 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

18. A cutting board and strainer combo, because who wouldn't appreciate a two-in-one item that'll save 'em room in their kitchen?

a white cutting board with red accents and a strainer set on one side of it to place over the sink for drainage

Promising review: "This is one of my favorite things I have purchased for our tiny apartment! It's a pretty good size cutting board and I can see it fitting over most sinks. I LOVE the bowl inside that can let wet ingredients drain liquid directly into the sink. It's seriously SO nice to have this when you're limited on counter space!" —Atara

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two colors).

19. A bookshelf print filled with some of the greatest cook books of all time that'll look simply delicious hanging in their kitchen.

illustrated book spines including the art of simple food, how to cook everything, and mastering the art of french cooking
janemount / Etsy

Promising review: "This is the second ideal bookshelf print I've ordered — the colors are beautiful and it's now framed and hanging in my kitchen. The print also gets paired with a cute different little postcard-sized print, which you can either use to frame or whatever your heart desires. It's always a nice surprise!" —KT RYAn

Get it from janemount on Etsy for $34+ (available in three sizes).

20. A culinary blow torch so they can *finally* make their own baked Alaska after watching various chefs do it on TV for years.,

Promising review: "This mini torch is easy to use with an adjustable flame. It's not too fancy shmancy, but it's not expensive either. It does everything I need it to do including lighting candles that have burned too far down to reach with a match. (although I know that's not its intent at all) Unfortunately it doesn't arrive with butane; but once you fill it, it lasts a pretty long time!" —Vero

Get it from Amazon for $17.99.

21. A snack bar silicone mold they can use to easily make chocolate bars or other fun treats that'll make it seem like they're a real pro in the kitchen.

a teal green snack bar mold filled with various homemade treats
Pampered Chef

Promising review: "I love the snack bar maker! My son is gluten-free and I am able to make him granola, candy, and cereal bars for a fraction of the cost of store bought gluten-free products." —Kris

Get it from Pampered Chef for $28.

22. A nonstick donut pan they'll be so glad they own after rewatching that old donut episode of Unwrapped.


Promising review: "Bought donut pans for baking vegan donuts!! Amazon delivered them, gave them a quick wash, and got our first two dozen baked the same night! We baked a lemon with a lemon zest glaze and a pumpkin spice with cinnamon maple glaze! The pans are of great quality, no sticking, even baking and easy clean up! Perfect! Can’t wait to try some more recipes! So much fun!!" —J

Get a set of two from Amazon for $15.99.

23. A mini baking dish they can use to make a flawless French onion soup that'll leave everyone on Instagram's mouth watering.

a small baking bowl with three rows of stone-like color on it in purple, green, and tan
Urban Outfitters

Promising review: "If you’re looking to make a single serving of baked mac 'n’ cheese or a simple quiche, this dish is perfect for it!" —jo_jo94

Get it from Urban Outfitters for $10 (available in two styles).

24. Reusable baking cups so they can say "see ya!" to getting frustrated while attempting to peel the paper off their freshly baked muffins and cupcakes.

And it's way less wasteful and more environmentally friendly to reuse those colorful cups instead of paper ones!

Promising review: "I have always wanted to buy silicone cups because I love to bake (but hate foil and paper cups), so I'm glad I finally got around to it. These are perfect. They are fun and colorful, and despite feeling thin, they are very durable and hold up to oven temperatures no problem. I didn't have to adjust baking times, or grease the cups. My muffins came out really easily with minimal residue. A little tedious to clean because the crumbs get caught in the grooves, but not a huge deal. I just flipped them inside out, and scrubbed with hot water and soap. I would definitely recommend these for any baker!" —Paula

Get a set of 12 from Amazon for $7.99+ (also available in a set of 24).

25. An adjustable rolling pin that'll help them roll any dough to a specific width. I see a lot of pizza, pies, and cookies in your future after giving this gift.


Promising review: "OMG! I have been looking for this my whole life! I make sugar cookies and I like them pretty thick and it is hard to roll them out evenly. This is PERFECT...and I mean PERFECT!! I baked three batches of cutout sugar cookies in less than an hour and a half!!! No joke! I was going to buy one of those cookie things with the side bars, but they are over $50. This works amazingly well and the price is perfect. Great product!!!" —L. Stanley

Get it from Amazon for $19.99 (available in two styles).

26. Oven mitts they'll love ~beary~ much — especially because they're actually heat-resistant.

a model wearing two oven mitts that look like bear paws

Promising review: "I pulled the cookies out of the oven with my 'bear' hands. I could never bear to be without these. My entire family is going to murder me with their 'bear' hands because of all the bear puns I'm making now." —Kate B

Get them from Amazon for $19.62+ (available in two styles).

27. A cookie swap box they can use to neatly transport their treasured holiday bakes — or fill it with *your* best recipe and deliver it to their door as a surprise.


Get it from Anthropologie for $32.

28. An 8-in-1 kitchen gadget tool complete with a funnel, a juicer, a grater, an egg cracker, a shredder, a can opener, an egg separator, and a measuring cup. They'll never be without a must-have tool again!

a measuring cup with other gadgets stacked on top of it as well as a bottle top that's actually a funnel, making the entire product look like a colorful plastic bottle

Promising review: "I highly recommend this product to everybody! It's very convenient and it takes up less space. I just sit it right on the counter and my kitchen and just grab it when I need it. It's ideal for everything — it's perfect!" —jennifer h.

Get it from Amazon for $11.99.

29. A selfie ring light for when they want to stream on Instagram Live and have perfect lighting while showcasing the delicious recipe they just created.

a white circle slipped over the top of a fun surrounded by tiny lights
elf Cosmetics

Promising review: "I do drag, cosplay, natural, and full glam makeup very often on myself and others. Taking pics in various places with various lighting can be a pain in the butt, but this ring light has three settings of light brightness. It's super helpful!" —pairofcds

Get it from e.l.f. Cosmetics for $12.

30. A batter dispenser, that'll create perfectly sized cupcakes that honestly could be featured on the cover of a magazine.

the batter dispenser with cupcakes cooling on a kitchen counter

Promising review: "Finally a kitchen utensil that saves time, mess, and frustration! I ordered this because my 10-year-old daughter loves to make pancakes but she also leaves an incredible mess. She also loves to make cupcakes and that's even a double mess. Upon receiving the batter dispenser, my daughter took it out of the package and started making pancakes right away without my instructions. She loved the ease to make the pancakes in the container and then one click on the pan with no mess." —Jim Hudson

Get it from Amazon for $18.99.

31. Adorable cat measuring spoons that'll make them want to stop opening gifts and whip up a fresh batch of cookies right ~meow~.

the cat measuring spoons

Promising review: "I got this for a friend who is a cat lover and it was one of her favorite presents. She mentioned her sister and friend were jealous and loved them too! They came well-packaged in bubble wrap and are so cute and a great price." —Lisa Meade

Get them from Amazon for $25.

32. Claire Saffitz's book, Dessert Person to inspire them to try out a whole slew of new recipes (and hopefully share 'em with you).

Bookshop, csaffitz / Via

In her debut book, Claire unveils over 100 (!!!) recipes like how to make babkallah (a babka-challah mashup) and a crispy mushroom galette in addition to sharing her pro-baking wisdom with us all. I, for one, can't wait and I know I'm not alone in this excitement!

Get it from Amazon for $17.98, Bookshop for $32.20 (to support local bookstores), or check your local library.

33. An embossed rolling pin featuring an array of Harry Potter–inspired designs that'll let any baker transform their standard sugar cookies into one any of the Weasleys would happily gobble down.

the rolling pin with cookies imprinted with Harry Potter designs
RollWithOurPins / Etsy

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Promising review: "These are absolutely adorable! Haven’t cooked with them yet but what a perfect gift. They came adorably wrapped with a sugar cookie recipe. Love them!" —Shana

Get them from RollWithOurPins on Etsy for $17.75.

34. A devilish gadget they can use to pull out pesky toaster trays or oven racks without burning their fingers.

a red smiling rubber tool with devil ears

I was given this as a stocking stuffer one year and surprisingly use it a lot! It latches onto any tray or dish and helps safely pull them closer so I don't have to reach deeply into a hot oven.

Promising review: "It is exactly as advertised. I have a double oven and find that sometimes there just isn't enough space between the rack and the coils and often burn myself trying to take things out (on the small oven part), this has greatly reduced my injury rate :)" —Megan

Get it from Amazon for $4.49.

35. A reversible silicone baking mat to keep their baking sheets nice 'n' clean. Let's be honest, no one enjoys scraping pans for an hour after making dinner.

two baking sheets with white baking mats with circles as guides for cookies
Pampered Chef

The mat also features guidelines for how far apart to space your cookies so they won't melt into a lumpy mess (which has happened to me on multiple occasions).

Promising review: "Love this mat! The cookie layout is super helpful. The mat is easy to clean with a little soap and water. I use these mats for all things oven related and have seriously cut down on parchment and foil costs. We own two already and have two more on order." —Erin

Get it from Pampered Chef for $30.

36. A precious spatula and cookie cutter gift set you can toss into their stocking for an extra cute surprise.

the spatula, cookie cutter

Why yes, that lil' penguin IS chugging eggnog.

Promising review: "Absolutely precious! Washing the spatula was initially a fear of mine, but it handwashes beautifully with no damage to the little penguin. The cookie cutter is quite large, so keep that in mind :)" —skyedot94

Get it from Anthropologie for $7.95.

37. Stainless-steel mixing bowls that'll nest nicely inside one another so they won't have to worry about where the heck they're going to store six bowls in their tiny (but efficient!) kitchen.


Promising review: "These bowls are AWESOME! Whether I'm mixing cake batter or cookie dough, putting together pasta salad or mixing nuts before baking them for hostess gifts this past holiday season, these bowls were phenomenal. You can really get in there and stir up the contents whether you're using a hand mixer or a spatula. These were a great buy and I am delighted with them. I honestly use them every other day and they are great to store the finished product in until you're ready to pretty it up for serving. Can't say enough good things about this set of bowls." —Ema Nnep

Get a set of six from Amazon for $24.99.

38. A personalized cookie stamp kit so your baking bestie can add silly messages to the constant desserts you're begging them to whip up for you.

a star-shaped cookie with the words "made and eaten by me" on it next to a then plastic stamp with white letters in it
StompStamps / Etsy

Get it from StompStamps on Etsy for $19.30+ (available with or without 11 cookie cutter styles and with 1 or 2 sets of letters).

39. A three-tiered cooling rack so they can make tons of snickerdoodles without fretting over not having enough counter space for them all to cool.

the black three tiered wire rack

Promising review: "I really like the clever and functional design of this cooling rack, especially for limited counter space kitchens as mine. I use this for lightweight baked goods such as cookies and croissants. I have not tried it yet for heavier items such as pies, but for those, just attach the racks on both sides for support. What I love most is this rack folds up for storage — a clever space saver when stored too. All around, great product design with good quality construction. Highly recommend for lightweight baked goods." —myreview

Get it from Amazon for $20.99.

40. An easy-to-make blueberry scone mix from Stonewall Kitchen that'll make any morning merry and bright.

a blueberry scone

Anything I've ever tried from Stonewall Kitchen has been *so* good. These blueberry scones are no exception. Toss this into a gift basket with other baking items and you'll have a deliciously customized gift for your pal.

Promising review: "So freakin' good. Very moist! As an experienced baker and foodie, I must recommend that you shred the butter into the mix so it's even and I substituted half-and-half instead of milk that instructions call for. Also drizzled a homemade vanilla cream cheese buttercream glaze on top, used my ceramic scone pan scone I EVER had. Will purchase other flavors for upcoming ladies brunch and especially for holidays when family comes." —Vivian

Get it from Amazon for $10.95.

41. And a Star Baker apron to protect their clothes from flour, oil, and other debris that can usually be found flying around their kitchen.

a model wearing a black apron with the words "star baker" on it in white and a decorative flourish below the words
HumorStyle / Etsy

Promising review: "The print on the apron looked and felt like it was on there really well. Just a super cute item for cooks/bakers who are a fan of the show!!!" —Andrea Lishen

Get it from HumorStyle on Etsy for $21.24.

What your baking bestie probably looks like every weekend:

The Walt Disney Company

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