Baking helps make your house into a home and is a lovely way to
show the people in your life that you care for them. And there
is no better time than the holidays to start (or begin again)
with baking traditions. But if your baking supplies could use a
bit of an upgrade – or if you’re guiding another baker on their
journey – this is THE gift guide to get you started.
This list is handpicked to include sustainable, organic and
vegan options. The list of items includes the basics, the
delicious and the whimsical from around the web. Some of the
items are based on my own personal experiences and baking
needs, with support from smart sites across the internet.
1. A Proper Cake Stand
The best bakers need the best cake stand to show off their
work. This gorgeous upcycled cake stand is perfect for
everything from the fanciest wedding to serving a simple coffee
cake for breakfast.
2. Kitchen Scale
All bakers will benefit from a proper kitchen scale for precise
measurements, but it’s nearly a requirement for those bakers
that focus on gluten-free baking. Since almond, coconut,
sorghum, chickpea and white rice flours all have such different
weights, a kitchen scale can ensure you’re getting proper
measurements each time. Kitchen scales can be high-end or low,
and this OXO brand seems to be right in the middle.
3. Silpats Silicon Baking Mats
Silpats are silicone mats that take the place of parchment
paper and are infinitely reusable. These are great for ensuring
even baking and no sticking for all the cookies, croissants and
bars you might create. This particular one from Williams-Sonoma
has marks for perfectly sized cookies every time.
4. The Cutest Aprons
Keep your clothes clean with these funky, handmade, organic
aprons. They come in an array of colors and fabrics and
will help your favorite baker be able to be just a little bit
messier in the kitchen.
5. Donut Pin
Cuteness overload for the carb-loving baker in your life. Sweet
pink donuts can adorn your jackets or backpacks to let everyone
know how sweet you are.
6. Crepe Pan
For fancy French breakfasts or perfect Indian dosas, a crepe
pan is next-level kitchen awesomeness. A crepe pan will heat
evenly for super thin pancakes, and the small rim allows you to
spread the batter perfectly. Choose a greener pan to ensure
you’re not getting any toxic Teflon.
7. Custom-Made Cookie Cutters
For the baker that already has it all, custom cookie cutters
might be the cutest thing to offer them. Choose from 3
different sayings: Happy Holidays, Merry Christmas, or Love.
8. The Most Beautiful Sprinkles
These sprinkles are just the cutest: they feature pearls,
stars, sugar strands, crystal rocks and nonpareils to make any
cookie, cake or bar look incredibly festive. Ingredients are
vegan and gluten-free and made with natural colors.
9. Oven Thermometer
The cheapest but perhaps most important item on the list. A
simple oven thermometer can make a world of difference in
baking. Deep in my baking phase, I moved into a new house, and
none of my breads or muffins were turning out. Seems my oven
was a full 60º hotter than the dial would have lead me to
believe. Invest, correct and bake away.
10. Vegan Baking Starter Kit
If you have a beginner baker on your hands, make a DIY baking
kit that includes all the vegan baking essentials. After all my
years of baking, I would choose the following items to get your
favorite baker started: Earth Balance vegan margarine, Dr.
Bronner’s Coconut Oil, Enjoy Life’s mini Chocolate Chips,
Ener-g Egg Replacer and/or some ground flax seeds, baking soda,
baking powder, and a few bags of flour, like spelt, whole wheat
pastry flour and all-purpose flour. Find all of them at your
local natural foods store or at Vegan Essentials
11. Clay Bread Baking Pot
I use a clay pot slow cooker and the results are awesome; I
expect something else awesome with this clay pot bread-making
magic. This gorgeous clay pot promises to cook
bread evenly and perfectly.
12 & 13. Donut Soaps And Cupcake Candles
Take the baked goods into every room of the house with these
super sweet soaps and candles. You can get pies, cakes,
cupcakes and more in candle and soap form to keep the baking
vibe alive after the oven is off.
14. Gluten-Free Gift Pack
Get your favorite baker started with gluten-free baking with
this GF starter kit from Bob’s Red Mills. Bob’s tests all their
products to be certified gluten-free, and they offer a huge
range of options for flours, grains and other baking
15. Decorating Sugars From India Tree
India Tree makes an extensive line of natural food colors,
sugars, sparkles, sprinkles and other decorative goods. This
gift set of decorating sugars is an easy start, but you can
also shop for all their beautiful offerings on their site under
their “Nature’s Colors” line to keep it natural:
16. Convection Steam Oven
Years ago I moved into a house without an oven and bought
a tabletop convection oven. To this day, it’s the only oven I
use. The convection function makes it just as good as a
full-size oven, but its small size means it’s super efficient
and heats quickly. Most are about 12 square inches, so small
batches of cookies, loaves of bread and 8-by-8 inch pans of
brownies fit perfectly.
17. Kitchen-Aid Stand Mixer
The ultimate kitchen tool: the classic Kitchen-Aid Stand mixer
makes baking and prep super easy and dare I say, glamorous? If
anyone is shopping for me, hot pink is my first choice.
18. Silicone Baking Dishes
Silicone baking dishes are a super fun option to have around
the house. Not only can you bake in them, but the adaptable
nature of silicone means it can be baked, frozen or warmed. I
loved having silicone muffin cups to make a large batch of
dough, freeze it and then just bake a few muffins at
19 & 20. The Homemade Vegan Pantry And DIY Vegan
Let the baker learn how to make homemade butter, jams, sauces
and more to accompany their baked goods. Two of my favorite
cookbooks focusing on DIY pantry staples include Miyoko
Schinner’s book (owner of Miyoko’s Vegan Cheese) and Nicole
Axworthy and Lisa Pitman’s “DIY Vegan”. Both books came out a
few years ago, but pantry staples never go out of style.
21. Lovely Kitchen Towels
Hopefully, the baker gets to rest after baking, but someone’s
gotta clean all those messes, right? These cute organic towels
from Honest Company will help keep your kitchen clean and
22. Silicone Spatulas
Seriously, I don’t think I could cook without my spatulas. I
have a huge collection of them collected over many years, and I
treasure them all. Silicone ensures that you get every bit of
batter or dough out of the bowl, and these little ‘spponulas’
work on even the tiniest jars.
23. Engraved Rolling Pins
No longer will your baker have simple sugar cookies! With
everything from dinosaurs to Christmas patterns, these engraved
rolling pins will turn every piece of cookie dough into a
24. The Perfect Mug For Bakers
Bakers don’t quit when the baking stops! This mug will tell the
world what they’d rather be doing instead of working.
25. Kitchen Conversion Chart
Even the most seasoned of bakers can have a tough time trying
to remember exactly what conversion they need for an
ingredient. Not only is this kitchen conversion chart super
handy, but it’s super cute and the perfect addition to a
26. Embroidery Hoop Art
If you’re all about giving crafty gifts but aren’t necessarily
the craftiest person, this embroidered hoop art is the perfect
gift! And I mean, c’mon, who says you can’t give a crafty gift
that someone else made?
27. Personalized Bakery Cutting Board
Personalization can be key in any gift, and this cutting board
definitely isn’t lacking any personality.
28. Spiced Pumpkin Pie Bakery Candle
Yeah, pumpkin spice is all over the internet in fall and
winter, but nothing compares to the smell when it’s in candle
form. Cuddle up with a book next to the fire with this candle
bringing a wonderful aroma to the room.
29. Silicone Bamboo Baking Set
Again, spatulas are key in every kitchen, and you can never
have too many! Not only is this set made from silicone and
bamboo, it includes other helpful kitchen tools like a whisk
and a pastry brush.
30. “Bake The World A Better Place” Keychain
Looking for a smaller gift that is still perfect for the baker
in your life? This keychain fits the bill! Choose from a cookie
jar charm, cupcake charm, donut charm or pie charm.
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