On a mission to discover the best gifts for bakers who hold a special place in your heart? Look no further. We’ve pulled together a list of the perfect presents, whether it’s a delightful stocking stuffer, an extravagant indulgence, or an already-packaged treat. This selection of gifts will resonate with your beloved bakers, no matter their level of expertise — and if you need more ideas, check out our full Holiday Gift Guide.

Baker measuring sourdough starter ingredients using glass kitchen scale Photography by Kristin Teig; food styling by Liz Neily
Get fast, accurate measurements with the sleek kitchen scale

1) Glass Kitchen Scale

Enhance your favorite baker's kitchen with this practical scale, which offers a variety of indispensable features. Its sleek all-glass surface makes cleaning easy by eliminating hidden nooks for dough or grime — and adds a fun pop of vibrant color to any home. Its flat, easy-to-store design makes it ideal for those in small apartments or kitchens, where it can be tucked away into a drawer or cabinet.

Buy now: Glass Kitchen Scale

Baker cutting bread dough in half with a bench knife Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
bench knife simplifies tasks like cutting dough and scraping countertops. 

2) Bench Knife

This might be a tool someone didn’t realize they needed, but once they’ve experienced its utility, they won’t understand how they managed without it. With a sturdy stainless steel blade and an elegant walnut handle, this compact tool can be used for everything from accurately cutting pastry and bread dough to easily removing stubborn dried spills from countertops to achieving impeccably smooth cake frosting, making it the perfect all-around gift for every type of baker.

Buy now: Bench Knife

Baker lifting loaf of bread out of pan using loaf pan liner Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
The Loaf Pan Lifter Set of 2 makes it easy to remove loaves in just one quick motion.

3) Loaf Pan Lifters

These helpful silicone lifters eliminate the frustration of loaves getting stuck or damaged when removing them from the pan. They’re a bread baker's secret to consistently flawless loaves, eliminating over-greasing or time spent creating origami-level parchment slings. They come in a set of two, and feature convenient tabs that ensure bakers won’t burn their hands while lifting and a nonstick silicone coating that guarantees effortless release and easy cleaning. While they fit many sizes of pans, I use them most often in this quick bread pan.

Buy now: Loaf Pan Lifters

Chocolate Pecan Pie Photography and food styling by Liz Neily
Keep treats like this Chocolate Pecan Pie safe and stylish with the Snap Lock Pie Carrier

4) Snap Lock Pie Carrier

We all know that one person who graciously brings homemade treats to every gathering. Well, this is the gift for them! This carrier effortlessly accommodates pies, single-layer cakes, cookies, cupcakes, and more so bakers can safely transport them all over town. The secure latches fasten the clear top snugly to the base — which conveniently doubles as a serving tray — ensuring a leakproof and airtight seal. You could even gift it with a lovely Pistachio Cranberry Wreath inside!

Buy now: Snap Lock Pie Carrier

Holiday spice gift kit in front of small decorative Christmas trees Photography Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
Spice up the holidays with the Holiday Spice Gift Kit.

5) Holiday Spice Gift Kit

For a baker, having top-notch spices at your fingertips is crucial. That’s why I adore this spice kit, a must-have for the season. It features an enticing assortment that includes Gingerbread Spice, Chai Spice, Apple Pie Spice, Pumpkin Pie Spice, Nutmeg, and Speculaas Spice. Packed in a delightful gift-ready box, these fragrant, fresh spices are a great way to boost recipes and a perfect present for spice-loving friends and family.

Buy now: Holiday Spice Gift Kit

Pizza party gift kit laid out on the counter Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
The Pizza Party Gift makes it easy to throw a pizza party to remember. 

6) Pizza Party Gift

If you know someone who absolutely adores pizza, then this gift is a surefire winner. It includes all the essentials for delicious homemade pizza, from the ideal flour for crafting your finest pies to the perfect pan for baking them. They might be so thrilled with this gift that it inspires them to host an epic pizza party, and you could be invited to savor the results!

Buy now: Pizza Party Gift

Tune in to guided lessons with our pro bakers with new On-Demand baking classes.

7) Baking School On-Demand

This brand-new offering from the King Arthur Baking School allows you to take guided baking lessons with pro bakers anytime, anywhere. From homemade pizza to brunch bakes, these classes are a great gift for any baking enthusiast. If you can’t choose, simply surprise them with a gift card, allowing them to select their preferred class.

Buy Now: Baking School On-Demand

Baker using Ankarsrum mixer Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
Effortlessly mix and knead with the Ankarsrum Stand Mixer

8) Ankarsrum Stand Mixer

If you have a friend who loves bread or big-batch baking, this could be the perfect time for the upgrade of a lifetime. This Swedish-made mixer enhances every baking task, whether it’s kneading or whipping, to ensure outstanding results. With an exceptionally powerful motor in its base, it stays stable while mixing and offers a clear view of the large mixing bowl. This may be the one gift that’s just as exciting to give as it is to receive — have your camera ready!

Buy now: Ankarsrum Stand Mixer

Baking School cookbook on a baking work surface Kristin Teig
Bring our Baking School home with this incredible baking resource

9) Baking School: Lessons and Recipes for Every Baker

This cookbook is perfect for anyone looking to broaden their baking repertoire or seeking out new recipes and skills. Straight from the King Arthur Baking School, it’s packed with first-hand knowledge, recipes, and tips and tricks from years of experience in the classroom. The recipes are straightforward, streamlined, and wonderfully detailed, with helpful explanations in the margins and key points underlined — just like the notes you’d take in an actual class. The seven chapters cover a wide range of baking, from yeast breads to sourdough basics and cookies to cakes, giving readers plenty of recipes to explore. For an extra-special pairing, combine this book with a Baking School On-Demand class mentioned above.

Buy now: Baking School: Lessons and Recipes for Every Baker

Cookies lined up on a pink background with a bottle of vanilla extract. Photography by Rick Holbrook; Food styling by Kaitlin Wayne
The ingredient every baker is guaranteed to need? Vanilla extract

10) King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract

King Arthur’s Pure Vanilla Extract is arguably the best gift for any baker. It’s a staple in nearly every recipe, from cookies to cakes, adding its unmistakable flavor. Which is why any baker will be thrilled to receive a giant bottle of pure, high-quality vanilla in their stocking. It’s the ultimate gift: something they might not splurge on for themself, but they’ll use all the time. And every time they reach for that bottle, your recipient is reminded of your thoughtful gesture, making it a gift that keeps on giving.

Buy now: King Arthur Pure Vanilla Extract

Baker slicing log of cookie dough next to slice-and-bake cookie keeper Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
Cookie bakers can have dough ready at all times with these handy dough keepers.  

11) Slice-and-Bake Cookie Dough Keeper Set

If you know someone who enjoys having sweets readily available, this tool is for them. It allows bakers to keep prepped cookie dough in the freezer, so they always have a constant supply on hand. Whether unexpected guests arrive or they’re simply craving a post-dinner treat, all someone needs to do is retrieve the frozen dough log, slice it along the marked lines, and pop the cookies in the oven. What’s especially great about this set is that it includes not one but two of these handy cookie keepers for double the dough.

Buy now: Slice-and-Bake Cookie Dough Keeper Set

Baking with the Ooni Koda 16 Image courtesy of Ooni
The quickest route to brick-oven pizza (and a baker’s heart) is the Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

12) Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

For pizza lovers seeking the ultimate indulgence, there’s the Ooni Koda 16 pizza oven. This beloved appliance is a true game-changer for homemade pizza: Not only does it bake pizzas with golden, crispy crusts that could rival those from a pizzeria, but it does so in record time. Powered by gas, the Ooni oven can produce perfection in just 60 seconds, reaching temperatures up to 932°F. It’s the ideal tool to host unforgettable pizza nights where friends and family can gather around to bake their own personal pies.

Buy now: Ooni Koda 16 Pizza Oven

Thermapen thermometer next to loaf of bread Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
Bake with confidence with the fast and accurate Thermapen ONE.

13) Thermapen® ONE

This foldable digital thermometer, which also doubles as a handy tool for measuring the temperature of ingredients and doughs in bread making, is an excellent stocking stuffer for bakers, cooks, and grill enthusiasts. It’s the ultimate reliable companion when it comes to gauging the doneness of your breads and other baked treats — while you can rely on your senses to guide you, trust the Thermapen to provide the final stamp of approval, eliminating any room for guesswork. It’s also incredibly fast, registering the internal temperatures of baked goods in just one second with an accuracy of ± 0.5°F.

Buy now: Thermapen ONE

Folding bread proofer with bread dough inside Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
From proofing dough to slow cooking, all in one appliance

14) Folding Bread Proofer and Slow Cooker

This folding proofer creates the ideal environment for dough to rise, especially for those who live in cooler climates. Senior Recipe Developer Molly Marzalek-Kelly is a fan: “I love that this proofer provides everything your bread dough needs to rise well: set temperature, consistent humidity, and protection from drafts.” It doesn’t only proof bread dough — this versatile appliance also doubles as a slow cooker, making it a multifunctional addition to any kitchen. With its consistent temperature control, it can handle a range of tasks from making casseroles to cultivating homemade yogurt to tempering chocolate.

Buy now: Folding Bread Proofer and Slow Cooker

Sourdough home with Mason jar of starter inside Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
This is the perfect gift for sourdough enthusiasts. 

15) Sourdough Home

This unique appliance is an excellent gift for any sourdough parents in your life. It creates a cozy home for your starter, with the ability to adjust temperature by one-degree increments as low as 41°F and as high as 122°F. This control affects the growth rate, feeding schedule, flavor, and texture of starter and the bread it creates — making it a must-have for sourdough bakers.

Buy now: Sourdough Home

King Arthur gift card wrapped in gold ribbon Photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily
Let them choose exactly what they want with a King Arthur E-Gift Card

16) E-Gift Card

If you’ve made it this far and still can’t decide on the perfect gift, an E-Gift Card might be the winning ticket. The King Arthur E-Gift Card is a convenient way to ensure your recipient gets the present perfectly tailored to their baking preferences. Whether they’re in need of new bakeware, high-quality ingredients, or top-notch tools, they can select precisely what they need or desire. Plus, it’s delivered directly to their inbox within 24 hours, and they can use it to shop online immediately.

Buy now: E-Gift Card

Ready to wrap up your holiday shopping? Make sure to check out our complete Gift Guide.

Cover photography by Danielle Sykes; food styling by Liz Neily.

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