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    21 Actually Useful Stocking Stuffers For Bakers

    ♫ Santa Claus will make me happy with a whisk on Christmas Day ♫

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    Do you know someone who is borderline emotional when it comes to baking?

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    We've all been there. Make their holiday the best ever by filling their stocking with accessories they can use to bake up a storm of deliciousness!

    1. A cookie dough scoop that will be life-changing for the baker in your family.

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    Let's kick this off with, in my opinion, the *puts on Kanye voice* BEST BAKING ACCESSORY OF ALL TIME. I'm not a major baker, but when I do get down in the kitchen it's usually to make chocolate chip cookies. My mom gifted me this cookie scoop and it has been life-changing — not kidding. My fingers don't get sticky and my cookies all come out the same size. I can't say enough about this helpful gadget.

    Get it from Walmart for $9.99.

    2. A handheld grater, so your friend can painlessly shred cheese, chocolate, or whatever else their heart desires.

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    I don't consider myself a seasoned chef by any means, but I admittedly make an AMAZING baked mac 'n' cheese. The hardest part of the recipe? Grating all the damn cheese! Halfway through the block of cheddar I'm suffering from discomfort and hand cramping. Don't let a crappy kitchen tool stand between you and your mac, ever. This item features a soft-grip handle — it's simply grate. ;)

    Promising review: "I never really thought I'd need a grater in the kitchen, but I have been watching A LOT of Tasty recipe videos where grating veggies is actually a crucial step. Graters tend to take up SO much space, which is tough in a shared kitchen. This is the only space-saving grater I've found and it's just as effective as any other! The blades are very sharp and you get a very consistent result. It also rinses easily, so no need to worry about cutting yourself if you're used to having scrub graters to get them clean. I'm super pleased with this and highly recommend to anyone with limited kitchen space!" —xtinaag

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $6.280 (available in four colors).

    3. A decorating tip set that will make your baking buddy's pipe dreams a decadent reality.

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    While working in a bakery throughout high school, my sister fell in love with cake decorating. She's actually really freakin' good at it — she out-frosts me every year when we decorate our holiday cookies. She's always looking to test out new techniques, so I know she'd really appreciate getting this eight-piece frosting tip set in her stocking.

    Get the it from Walmart for $7.78.

    4. A colorful measuring cup and spoon set, so maybe (just maybe!) you can convince grandma to write down exact measurements instead of suggested "a pinch of this" or a "handful of that" in her famous cookie recipe.

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    Whether you want to gift this to an aspiring child chef or your grandparent who has been using the same measuring cups for ages, this stylish set is perfect for bakers of all ages!

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $5.97.

    5. An angled spatula that will inspire any cake baker to frost a confectionary that rivals any of the contestants on The Great British Baking Show.

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    Don't be fooled by the size of this lil' spatula — it create a whoooole lot of baking magic! Any seasoned or aspiring baker will love growing their decorating skillzzz with this tool.

    Get it from Walmart for $3.60.

    6. A set of reusable silicone baking molds, so you can convince your friend to bring fun-shaped muffins to your next squad brunch.

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    I personally hate peeling the paper off of any cupcake or muffin. It feels like a waste and it usually creates a mess. These silicone molds are nonstick, come in adorable shapes, and can be used time and time again. Look who's doing their part for the environment now!

    Get it from Walmart for $14.90.

    7. A colorful kitchen gadget for your friend who likes to take whisks on new recipes.

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    Ha ha, get it? This whisk is ideal for basically anyone in your life who lives to bake. It's bright, colorful, and functional. Sounds like a winning stocking stuffer to me.

    Promising review: "I love the colors of this gadget — it adds a perfect pop of color to any kitchen; and it works so well. I use this to mix dry and wet ingredients." —Allison

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $4.44.

    8. A set of five festive cookie cutters that will definitely make Christmas merry for the baker in your life.

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    Hope you're feeling ho-ho-hungry! After receiving these cookie cutters in their stocking on Christmas morning, the recipient is surely going to be eager to crank out a tray of gingerbread. The set comes with a reindeer, a star, a snowman, a tree, and a gingerbread man cutter, perfect for creating a special cookie for everyone in the fam.

    Get it from Walmart for $6.99.

    9. A set of four pie-crust cutters that will transform your family's typical pumpkin pie into a beauty Ina Garten would be proud of.

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    Do you have an aunt or uncle who is foreverrrrr bragging about their homemade pies? Indulge them by sneaking these pie-crust cutters into their stocking. The set comes with four different styles that can be used year round to crank out some fantastic-looking pies.

    Get it from Walmart for $8.55.

    10. A cute mug to remind any baker not to fret if their treat doesn't come out as they hoped (practice makes perfect, guys!).

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    Can't you just see the baker extraordinaire in your life sipping on their freshly brewed coffee in the morning while they wait for the precise moment to take their homemade muffins out of the oven?

    Get it from Walmart for $13.99.

    11. A set of animal cookie cutters that will delight any toddler just as much as it will their parents.

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    OK how freakin' cute are these little guys?! Every year around the holidays my mom would give me and my sisters our own plate of dough and a set of cookie cutter to make our own cookies. With these animal-themed cutters, your mom or dad friend can bake up some memories with their kiddos all year long.

    Promising review: "These are really fun. Be sure to dip in flour from time to time to prevent sticking. Makes a great cookie with a perfect imprint. Easy to clean." —TCinID

    Get it from Walmart for $7.85.

    12. A lobster-claw oven mitt, because if your friend is going to spend half their life taking things in and out of the oven they might as well look hilarious in the process.

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    I'm giggling just thinking of sneaking this into my husband's stocking. He's always burning himself while baking potatoes (why is it that he feels the need to reach into the oven without an oven mitt?).

    Get it from Walmart for $5.89.

    13. A 19-piece kitchen utensil set that will have any stocking overflowing with baking excitement.

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    It doesn't get much better than this, friends. Whether the person you're shopping for just moved into their own place or could really use a replacement of kitchen basics, this set is a freakin' bargain. It comes with an adorable emoji timer, a 10-piece measuring spoon and cup set, spatulas, a whisk, tongs, and a three-piece strainer set.

    Get it from BuzzFeed's Tasty collection for Walmart for $14.88.

    14. A lattice roller to create the most stunning pie you've ever seen with the least amount of effort possible.

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    From what I know about creating lattices (which is admittedly only from watching Food Network shows), it looks HARD to execute properly. Make your favorite baker's day by gifting them this lovely tool — maybe they'll reward you with a freshly baked pie.

    Get it from Walmart for $8.44.

    15. A set of silicone baking mats that will save any baker tons of dollars in parchment paper purchases (say that 10x fast).

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    No one wants to destroy their first set of actually nice nonstick pans by baking cookies directly onto it, right? Save your relative's precious pans by gifting them a silicone baking mat to use every time they whip up treats for the family.

    Promising review: "I can recommend this product to everybody who loves to bake. It's easy to remove the baked cookie/food from the mat, almost without leaving any crumbs from the mat. It's so easy too clean on top of that." —ACGG

    Get it from Walmart for $13.99.

    16. A 33-piece fondant accessory set, so your best baking friend can pretend they're competing on a high-intensity cooking show despite only making a cake for you and your dog.

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    I am forever impressed during every baking competition show when the bakers whip up fondant flowers like it's nothing. If someone in your life is super into decorating cakes and cupcakes but hasn't perfected that specific skill yet, you should 100% put this set in their stocking.

    Get it from Walmart for $12.29.

    17. A stainless steel dough blender that will assist any aspiring baker's desserts in reaching the next level of deliciousness.

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    If you want to convince your baking expert of a friend to start making homemade biscuits or other flaky, buttery delectables, you gotta give them the right tools! This stainless steel dough blender should do the trick.

    Promising review: "This dough blender is very sturdy! It has an ergonomic grip with an anti-slip handle. I like how it mixes the flour and butter very well. It's also great for making pie crust. It has good construction and is well made. It makes baking fun! I highly recommend it!" —Joyce

    Get it from Walmart for $10.33.

    18. A box of cinnamon swirl crumb cake and muffin mix for the not-so-great baker who needs a backup plan when their confectionary creation goes south.

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    On more than one occasion I've had cupcakes simply sink into themselves (WHY!?) and needed to restart with a simple, seemingly homemade cake mix. Your loved one will appreciate the sentiment...or accuse you of saying their baking sucks. Either way, everyone loves cinnamon swirl cake!

    Promising review: "My family likes these as muffins and they are absolutely amazing!!! The muffins are so light and delicate with a perfect cinnamon taste and the cinnamon crumble on top just make them better!!! I've tried several cinnamon muffins on the market and this brand is the best one hands down...and they're actually the cheapest!!" —QueenTiah

    Get it from Walmart for $4.96+ (available as a two-pack or five-pack).

    19. A reusable piping bag, so you can lovingly chant, "ice, ice baby" while lurking around as your friend that loves baking frosts a set of cupcakes.

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    Every time I've tried icing cupcakes I've simply stuffed frosting into a ziplock bag and cut the tip off. Spoiler: This doesn't work great. I always end up making a huge mess and then throwing the bag away (WASTEFUL!). This reusable bag is much sturdier and more efficient.

    Get it from Walmart for $4.60.

    20. A set of candy eyeballs, because who wouldn't want to find these creepy-cute cupcake decorations in their stocking?

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    You and your bestie can spend the weekend making critter cupcakes or creating weird eyeball-adorned treats to weird out your friends. Either way, your baking BFF is going to die after finding this hilarious candy set in her stocking.

    Promising review: "I do not usually bake, but I got these Wilton Candy Eyeballs and it just completely changed the game. Having these candy eyeballs just makes cute animal and character cupcakes look soooo much more professional and sooo much more legit." —Aimee

    Get a two-pack from Walmart for $5.84.

    21. And a creme brûlée blow torch that is sure to fire up your baking-obsessed BFF this holiday season.

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    I know, I know — this is a SERIOUSLY intense stocking stuffer. But hear me out! Imagine how hyped your baking bestie would be to discover this hanging by the fireplace with care? The look on their face alone would be worth it. Just make sure your apartment also has a fire extinguisher...

    Promising review: "This device has all the features you need: fits in your hand, shows butane level, on/off switch, flame control, long barrel, good angle." —JenJen

    Get it from Walmart for $20.99.

    Ready, set, bake!

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    Some reviews have been edited for length and/or clarity.

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