Holiday Gifts Any Baker Will Love
These presents make baking more efficient, more fun — and more beautiful.
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Stoneware Pie Plate, $70
Proper serveware can really elevate a dish, so bakers shouldn't limit themselves to flimsy pie plates. This solid stoneware piece boasts a pretty blue interior that's appropriate for every season. Each removed slice reveals a little bit of extra loveliness.
Graphic Print Tea Towels, $10
Dry off your delicate dessert china in style with the help of these machine-washable tea towels decked out in playful graphics.
Mint Melamine Batter Bowl, $13
The classic design makes this mint-colored bowl a bright and charming accent for any kitchen, and sturdy melamine ensures extra durability. Plus, the rubber, nonslip bottom rim holds the bowl steady as you whip up that cake batter.
Copper Measuring Cups & Spoons — Set of Four, $25 and $15
Anyone who has run a set of plastic measuring cups or spoons through the dishwasher knows how easily the printed measurements can wash away. Enjoy guess-free baking with these timeless copper sets featuring engraved measurements.
Hardwood Maple Cake Stand, $70
Presentation is half the battle, so give your friend a leg up with this elegant maplewood cake stand, perfect for any occasion.
Latte Dessert Plate Set, $48
You took the time to artfully decorate your cake; now serve it in style. These ruffled dessert plates will also add a festive red accent to your holiday table.
OXO Food Scale, $30
An experienced baker knows that the key to perfectly leavened baked goods is accuracy — and that comes down to following a recipe's measurements. Get the most-exact reading possible by weighing flour, sugar, salt and more with this lightweight digital food scale. The screen even pulls out so you can clearly see the numbers, even when weighing ingredients on a large plate.
Tovolo Cookie Stamps, $10
People swear they can taste the love in homemade cookies — and now we can see it too. With these whimsical cookie stamps, you can leave your mark on all of your homemade cookies.
Food Network Breadbasket, $30
Transport fresh breads and pastries from your kitchen workspace to your tabletop in this sleek stoneware breadbasket from Food Network.
Ceramic Biscuit Cutter, $36 to $44
There's something extra-special about making a passed-down biscuit recipe with a precious, handmade cutter. These are so pretty (check out that gold stripe!) that you'll want to display them on your baker's rack at all times.
Emile Henry Bread Loaf Pan, $100
Bake the perfect loaf of bread with the help of this lidded loaf pan, which allows for just the right amount of humidity during cooking, creating a crisp crust and a pillowy inside.
Williams-Sonoma Stoneware Rolling Pin, $30
Roll out your cookie or pie dough with a rolling pin that matches the fun and whimsy of your baked goods. This stoneware piece from Williams-Sonoma is printed with old-fashioned illustrations of classic baking tools — so meta.
Silpat Silicone Cookie Sheet Liners, $22 to $27
For generations, bakers fretted over the potential for burned cookie bottoms. Thankfully, modern baking implements have banished that concern altogether. Before popping your next batch into the oven, simply cover the baking sheet with this flexible, nonstick liner and wait, worry-free, for the timer to go off.
Cookie Dough Trays — Set of Two, $15
How can you possibly fit in a holiday cookie swap when you're busy planning and shopping for the big day, you wonder? Future baking ventures will be a breeze with the help of these reusable silicone cookie-dough trays. Prepare the dough days or weeks before the holiday rush, then scoop it into tablespoon-sized portions, snap the lids into place and freeze until you're ready to bake.
Mini Polka Dot Silicone Spatulas — Set of Two, $16
Add a touch of holiday festivity to your baking-tool arsenal with these adorably seasonal silicone spatulas.
Double Boiler, $40
Microwaving chocolate can often result in uneven melting — or worse, burnt chocolate. Get smooth, silky results every time with this durable and affordable double boiler from Cuisinart.