Gifts for Home Bakers That Start at Just $12


Sourdough savants, this one’s for you.

Whether your baker dabbles in cakes, cookies, bread, or all of the above, these gifts make the the perfect kitchen additions.

Whether your baker dabbles in cakes, cookies, bread, or all of the above, these gifts make the the perfect kitchen additions.

The baking hack they never knew they needed.

Williams Sonoma Egg Yolk Separator

Your recipes require your egg whites and yolks on its own. A simple device like this makes separating your eggs a much easier (and mess-free) situation.

Portion precision.

OXO Good Grips Cookie Scoop

Portion and mold cookie dough quickly with these cleverly designed scoops. A squeeze of the handles releases each dough ball onto your prepared baking sheets. Soft, ergonomic grips absorb pressure to ensure comfort, even when making big batches of cookies.

Every kitchen needs a trusty set of measuring spoons.

Le Creuset Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons

A must for any working kitchen, these stylish measuring spoons are crafted from high-quality materials and perfectly complement any collection of Le Creuset stainless steel cookware. Five spoons measure 1/8 tsp, 1/4 tsp, 1/2 tsp, 1 tsp and 1 tbsp.

The coolest cooling rack.

Sur La Table Stainless Steel Cooling Grid

Designed to fit quarter-sheet or half-sheet pans, our oven-safe stainless steel cooling racks are a must-have for any kitchen. Great for cooling baked treats, letting meats rest and more.

Because prying pie from the pan with a standard spatula is clumsy at best.

Hester & Cook Vintage Silver-Plated Pie Server

A dish-up duo. These silver-plated beauts are one-of-a-kind vintage pieces lovingly collected from estate sales and flea markets across the country—so you’ll be the only one with this exact set.

For the certified chocoholics.

The Caker Flourless Dark Chocolate Gold Leaf Cake Kit

"This kit makes the MOST decadent chocolate cake. Ever. It's actually based on one of the recipes The Caker was founded on. The quality of the chocolate is the key to this cake’s glorious richness, so inside the box you'll find the exact same chocolate we use to bake this recipe in my bakery everyday. The sheet of edible 24k gold leaf is intended to be delicately pressed onto the top of your cake to make it even more lavish. This kit is gluten-free and can be made dairy free if you use your favorite kind of dairy-free butter." —The Caker

Perfect for sifting flour and dusting cakes and cookies with powdered sugar.

Sur La Table Stainless Steel Mesh Sieve

Great for sifting flour, rinsing fresh fruits or vegetables, and straining homemade yogurt or cheese, this wire sieve is a versatile kitchen tool. Available in a range of sizes (each sold separately) suitable for a wide variety of uses. We thoughtfully designed and developed our new Sur La Table stainless steel tools with the home chef in mind. Each tool is carefully reviewed by hand to ensure the best quality. Drawing on decades of experience in the kitchen and familiarity with the world’s top brands, we’ve selected only the best features: these essential tools are made of the most durable stainless steel and feature weighted, ergonomic handles for optimum balance and comfort.

Because who doesn’t want shaved chocolate over everything?

Boska Chocolate Shaver

Forecasting chocolatey showers. Chocolate lover? Us too, which is why we were delighted to meet this handy shaver. It creates sweet flakes for bread, cappuccino, cake, dessert...anything you want to top with cocoa flavor, really. Simply drop a piece of your favorite chocolate into the ceramic flaker, rotate the stainless steel lid, and voilà! (Talk about a perfect way to use all those leftover bits in the pantry.) Both pieces zip through the dishwasher when you’re finished—oh, and hey...this one’s great for Parmesan, too!

These sheets are so good-looking, they could double as serving platters.

Nordic Ware Prism Aluminum Baking Sheets

Crispy gets crispier. Sure, you know aluminum baking sheets are a homemade pastry’s best friend, thanks to its ability to conduct heat super evenly for a better bake. But for those times when we covet extra-crispy edges on everything from cookies (like these Oatmeal Chocolate Chips beauties) to roasted broccoli, this durable baking sheet is the one we grab. The embossed grid pattern on the surface of the sheet improves airflow during cooking, which makes for lots of crispy bits—and it also makes the sheet tray stronger, longer-lasting, and more scratch-resistant than ordinary aluminum. Choose from a quarter sheet, a half sheet (likely the size you’re most used to seeing), or a big sheet, which has 35% more surface area than a half sheet to fit another dozen cookies but still fits most standard ovens. The quarter and half sheets come in sets of 2—you’ll want plenty of these around for roasting brussel sprouts, baking meatballs, and churning out dozens of scones.

Now they can wear their smile on their mitts, too!

Staff The Oven Mitts

These Staff are a happy pair of different colored oven mitts that want to hold your hand. BPA free. Food grade silicone. Dishwasher safe. Temperature resistant up to 446°F and -40°F.

Because baking is a science—and precision is everything.

Escali Primo Digital Scale

When you are cooking or baking, the Escali Primo Digital Scale will give you the confidence of a professional chef through accurate and consistent ingredient measurements. Measuring ingredients by volume using cups and tablespoons can be inconsistent. You can easily over-pack a cup of flour by 25% when you scoop flour directly out of the bag, which is enough to dry out your chocolate chip cookies! Measuring by weight with a scale will give you the confidence that your ingredients are measured accurately, every time.

A colorful display for their showstopping pies, recommended by our associate editor.

Emile Henry Classic Ceramic Pie Dish

Emile Henry has been a French bakeware legend for generations, and this beautiful pie dish is the latest addition to the brigade. Crafted with French Burgundy clay, it diffuses heat for picture-perfect crusts, while its classic scalloped edges cut a pretty profile all on their own. It’s a deep, scratch-resistant number that you can load up with fillings, cut into, and scoop out without leaving a mark. It’s good up to 520°F and can go from freezer to oven if you want to get your bakes ready ahead of time.

These classy stands will elevate their confections to a new level.

Mosser Glass Cake Stand

This stand takes the cake. Throw the tea party of your dreams and bedeck this vintage-inspired stand with scallop-frosted cakes, sprinkle-covered cupcakes, and fruit-stuffed tarts. Each cake stand is made in Ohio at Mosser Glass, a family-owned company that uses decades-old glass molds and splashy colors to breathe new life into classic designs. Since each piece is hand-crafted, swirls and slight color variations are totally normal and actually make them extra one-of-a-kind.

They’re almost too cute to eat. Almost.

FarmSteady x Terrain Mini Flower Pot Bread Kit, Set of 8

Recreate your favorite bread from terrain’s Garden Cafe with this clever kit, which includes eight mini terracotta baking pots plus the dry ingredients to make our flower pot bread and lavender butter.

It’s "the ultimate" for a reason; Food52 received input from 32,000 community members to craft this built-for-everything apron.

Food52 Five Two Ultimate Apron With Built In Oven Mitts

Made by us, made with you. Bring on the splatters, splashes, and spills—they’re no match for our Five Two Ultimate Apron. 32,000 community opinions helped transform the simple apron into your mightiest kitchen assistant. Our version has an adjustable design and three sizes, including one for the kiddos, so you can fold it, tuck it, wrap it, and wear it however you please. With your design know-how, we’ve also cooked up loads of extra perks (including our favorite feature—suggested by a couple of smart-as-a-whip community members).

A hardworking hand mixer for whipping up their favorite treats in a snap.

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer

Compact, lightweight and great for your everyday mixing needs. This hand mixer features 5 speeds, 2 stainless steel Turbo Beater™ Accessories and the power and control to mix up your favorite cookie dough, mash potatoes and so much more.

A must-have for newbies and old hands alike. We want one in every color.

Food52 Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts and Pot Holders

Made by us, made with you. When we turned to you to help us brainstorm our new Five Two oven mitts, we never dreamed lightning would strike twice. First, your fantastic ideas (25,000 smart opinions!) paved the way for oven mitts worth writing home about. Second, we realized that for all you do in the kitchen (and beyond), you needed extra reinforcements. That’s where our pot holders come in—dozens of you asked for a snappy set on the side, perfect for quick pickups. So here they are, together in perfect harmony: our oven mitts and pot holders, working side-by-side to handle every task imaginable.

For perfectly precise pastry making. It also comes with a rolling pin holder—something we never knew we needed.

JK Adams Baking Board With Rolling Pin Holder

Pastry’s new pal. Coming soon to your counter: this pastry board with perks aplenty. It was designed by and for bakers, and we can tell. It’s got a built-in holder for your rolling pin, plus a lip on the edge that keeps it in place (go ahead and push and press—it’s not going anywhere). Oh, and see all those guides? They’re giving your ruler the day off, with circles for the most common pie sizes and handy measures on two sides. This overachiever’s made in Vermont from maple and walnut wood, and as if all that weren’t enough...turn it over, and you’ve got an extra-large cutting board, too.

This handcrafted board is worthy of displaying their most ambitious bakes.

Farmhouse Pottery Handcrafted Wood Bread Board

For your best-loved loaves. Technically it’s a bread board, but this hand-carved beauty is such a stunner we pull it out for cheese and crackers, crostini, bruschetta, and even for everyday chopping and slicing. It’s made from New England ash wood, treated with food safe teak oil, and comes with a hole in the handle for decorative (a.k.a. showing-off) purposes.

This heritage pan is perfect for baking breads—minimal cleanup required. Might we suggest this no-knead recipe?

Le Creuset Round Dutch Oven

The iconic Le Creuset Dutch oven is indispensable in the kitchens of home cooks and professional chefs alike. Long recognized for its strength and durability, cast iron is the prime material for slow-cooking, braising and roasting, thanks to its ability to maintain even and consistent heat. The enameled Dutch oven needs no seasoning, and it’s suitable for both stovetop and oven use. Le Creuset produced the first enameled cast iron cookware nearly a century ago, and the original foundry still operates today, where 15 skilled artisans hand-inspect each piece. This tradition of the finest culinary craftsmanship, combined with the latest innovations in comfort and functionality, make Le Creuset unsurpassed in both beauty and quality.

The ultimate wedding registry item—or a very luxurious gift for yourself or a loved one.

KitchenAid Artisan Stand Mixer, 5-Quart

A smaller version of commercial-size models, this versatile stand mixer is designed with enough power and capacity to prepare large batches of cake batter or cookie dough without compromising your kitchen counter space. Expertly assembled by hand in Greenville, Ohio, home of KitchenAid since 1919.

Cookbooks to Gift the Home Baker

They’ll craft the cutest baked goods with the latest cookbook from Great British Bake Off fan favorite Kim-Joy.

Celebrate With Kim-Joy: Cute Cakes and Bakes to Make Every Occasion Joyful

Let Kim-Joy and her signature cuteness brighten your celebrations. From birthday cakes to year-round events, all occasions are covered! The 60 sweet recipes are bursting with color, imagination and fun and there's something for everyone, no matter what their baking skills. Big occasions include birthdays, Valentine's Day, Halloween, Christmas, weddings; and there are plenty of other celebrations too—Graduation Day, New Year's, new baby, Pride, Thanksgiving, Day of the Dead, Pancake Day and many more. Vegan and gluten-free alternatives are provided so that no one needs to miss out. This joyful collection of recipes includes all the step-by-step photography, clear instructions and words of positivity you need to learn to bake and decorate just like Kim-Joy.

Let them eat cake...any day of the week.

Snacking Cakes: Simple Treats for Anytime Cravings

In Snacking Cakes, the indulgent, treat-yourself concept of cake becomes an anytime, easy-to-make treat. Expert baker Yossy Arefi's collection of no-fuss recipes is perfect for anyone who craves near-instant cake satisfaction. With little time and effort, these single-layered cakes are made using only one bowl (no electric mixers needed) and utilize ingredients likely sitting in your cupboard. They're baked in the basic pans you already own and shine with only the most modest adornments: a dusting of powdered sugar, a drizzle of glaze, a dollop of whipped cream. From Nectarine and Cornmeal Upside-Down Cake and Gingery Sweet Potato Cake to Salty Caramel Peanut Butter Cake and Milk Chocolate Chip Hazelnut Cake, these humble, comforting treats couldn't be simpler to create. Yossy's rustic, elegant style combines accessible, diverse flavors in intriguing ways that make them easy for kids to join in on the baking, but special enough to serve company or bring to potlucks. Whether enjoyed in a quiet moment alone with a cup of morning coffee or with friends hungrily gathered around the pan, these ever-pleasing, undemanding cakes will become part of your daily ritual.

Perfect for the midcentury fanatic (you know, the one with the Eames side chairs).

The Vintage Baker: From Butterscotch Pecan Curls to Sour Cream Jumbles

This keepsake cookbook features fetching retro patterns and illustrations, luscious photography, an embossed foil cover, and—surprise! —a tiny, vintage-style, booklet inside. Blue-ribbon recipes inspired by baking pamphlets from the 1920s to the 1960s are rendered with irresistible charm for modern tastes in this sweet package. Here are more than 50 cookies, pies, cakes, bars, and more, plus informative headnotes detailing the origins of each recipe and how they were tweaked into deliciousness. For home bakers, collectors of vintage cookbooks or kitchenware—really, anyone who loves beautiful, quirky gifts—this is a gem.

When there’s pie for everyone, everyone wins.

Pie for Everyone: Recipes and Stories from Petee's Pie, New York's Best Pie Shop

New York's beloved Petee's Pie Company serves up more than 80 recipes for the best pies you can make at home. Petra (Petee) Paredez shares her personal repertoire of impeccable baking techniques that have made her pie shops, Petee's Pie Company and Petee's Café, New York darlings. At the heart of it all, the goal is simple—a tender, flaky crust and perfectly balanced filling—and this cookbook leads the way with easy-to-follow, step-by-step guidance. A champion of locally sourced ingredients, Paredez features some of the best farms and producers in profiles throughout the book, inspiring us to seek out the very best ingredients for our pies wherever we may live. Filled with vibrant photography and recipes for just about every pie imaginable, from fruit and custard to cream and even savory, Pie for Everyone invites us to share in the magic and endless appeal of pie.

This book is packed with hundreds of recipes to spark inspiration.

Bake from Scratch (Vol 2): Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker

This collection of more than 600 recipes from the second year of the award-winning Bake from Scratch magazine features endless inspiration and instruction for home bakers. From the essential hot cross buns and coffee cakes to grilled South African breads and seasonal recipes for baking with strawberries, rhubarb, plums, and more, this hard-cover, high-quality cookbook is the go-to resource for those looking to bake artisan goods at home. You'll find recipes for simple one-layer crumb cakes, decadent tarts and vibrant holiday wreath breads, as well as flavorful, stunning baked goods for every season and occasion. No matter your skill level, you can learn to master a variety of baking techniques with these dependable, easy-to-follow recipes accompanied by lush full color photography.

The minds behind Little Flower Candy Co. reveal the secrets behind her beloved confections.

Little Flower Baking

"When you eat Christine Moore's food, you feel happy and well served by life." —Jonathan Gold, Pulitzer Prize–winning food writer, Los Angeles Times One of California's most acclaimed bakers is sharing her very best recipes, all adapted and carefully tested for the home cook. Extensively photographed and rich with Christine Moore's down-home warmth and wisdom, it inspires home cooks to make her rustically beautiful, always delicious cookies, cakes, pastries, savory baked goods, breads, rolls, bars, puddings, and so much more. Little Flower Baking is beautifully packaged, and every recipe has its own gorgeous photo—a rarity in cookbooks, and a great boon for the home baker.

Cover photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash.

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