Are you looking for the perfect Christmas, Mother’s Day, or birthday gift for women who love to bake? Here are my Top 15 gift ideas for bakers.
I’ve included a range of holiday and birthday gifts for you to choose from, including luxury gift ideas if you’re shopping for that special present for your wife, fiancée or other woman in your life. These are great ideas for presents if you’re looking for more expensive gifts for your favorite ladies. I’ve also included some cool gifts for women when you’re buying gifts on a budget. These smaller gifts for bakers are sure to delight. I know I want a few of them!
Popular Gifts for Women Who Love to Bake
If you’re looking for a popular baking item for the women in your life, I’ve tried to include some ideas for presents for the woman who has everything. And if you’re shopping for a baker who is a daughter, mother, sister, in-law of any kind, grandma or even a Nana, she’ll like these gifts. If she likes to bake, and you surprise her with the perfect add-on to her baking tools collection, she is certain to find it thoughtful that you took the time to find her the perfect gift.
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Top 15 Best Baking Gift Ideas For Women for 2016
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- Popular Gifts for Women Who Love to Bake
- Top 15 Best Baking Gift Ideas For Women for 2016
- Gift Idea #1 — KitchenAid KP26M1XER Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
- Gift Idea #2 — Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker
- Gift Idea #3 — George Foreman GRP4EMB Black Evolve Grill
- Gift Idea #4 — Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set
- Gift Idea #5 — Wilton Decorate Smart Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy
- Gift Idea #6 — Norpro 3301 Cookie Press
- Gift Idea #7 — Snow River 7V03152 18-Inch by 24-Inch by 3/4-Inch Embossed Pastry Board
- Gift Idea #8 — VillaWare V5375 Power Cookie Press
- Gift Idea Alternate for #8 — OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with Stainless Steel Disks and Storage Case
- Gift Idea #9 — Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin
- Gift Idea #10 — Sur La Table White Marble Pastry Board HK165-50
- Gift Idea #11 — Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable
- Gift Idea #12 — OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula
- Gift Idea #13 — Fox Run, Silicone Baking Mat with Measurements
- Gift Idea #14 — AmoVee Professional 11lbs/5000g Compact Digital Food Scale Baking Scale
- Gift Idea #15 — #1 Rated Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners
- Wrapping Up Our Best Gift Ideas for Women Who Bake
Gift Idea #1 — KitchenAid KP26M1XER Professional 600 Series 6-Quart Stand Mixer
With the spiral dough hook, flat beater, wire whip, and a single-piece pouring shield, your lady baker will have a solid baker’s stand mixer. And KitchenAid offers over 15 more optional attachments if she needs more flexibility. The bowl is a lift design bowl which is more ridged than a tilt head and this design allows for a stronger motor and the ability to add the spiral dough hook.
Or, if you’re looking for something a little different, check out our stand mixer reviews here.
Gift Idea #2 — Oster CKSTBRTW20 2-Pound Expressbake Breadmaker
I recommended a different breadmaker last year (a Panasonic), but it didn’t do whole grain bread, and I decided to find a better model this year.
The Expressbake has a 13-hour programmable baking timer, so once you’ve got your bread recipes down pat, you can set and forget and come back anytime you want to fresh bread. I also like the 9 different bread settings (up from 5 for last year’s recommendation) and 3 crust settings. Who wants boring looking bread?
With a large LCD, you can see what stage the bread machine is in if you want to monitor its progress, and the Expressbake setting takes less than an hour to produce your loaf of bread. You can also work with dough or jam, although breads are my favorite. If you like to add nuts or fruits to your bread, there is an “add ingredient” tone to let you know when it’s time to act.
Here’s a small tip from a user (good for any bread machine):
Be sure to take the kneading paddle out of the bread right after you drop the loaf out on the table. Once removed, put in the bread pan but do not put in the kneading cylinder. The bread around the paddle is moist, and if it dries onto the cylinder, you may never get it off!
Gift Idea #3 — George Foreman GRP4EMB Black Evolve Grill
If you aren’t familiar with George Foreman grills in general, you’ll love these. They have removable grill plates that can be washed in the dishwasher and they are incredibly easy to clean, especially if you wipe them down while they’re cooling so junk doesn’t dry on and coat them. I LOVE my George Foreman Grill.
They come with an adjustable slope to help keep the fat off the food, and it’s amazing how much healthier foods are when cooking with the fat or excess oils draining off. This tabletop grill is also designed especially for bakers and includes a 4-plate starter set (2 grill plates, 1 deep-dish bake pan and 1 cupcake and muffin pan insert). Easy to use to bake. Even easier to clean up.
Best of all, you can use this for more than just baking. You can do all the normal indoor easy grilling, and you can also get other inserts like the omelet and snack plate set, a waffle plate set, a shallow griddle pan, and the mini burger insert. George Foreman grills are truly multi-functional appliances and well worth the counter space.
My George Foreman grill is one of my most-prized kitchen appliances. What more could any women want ‐ easy to clean, does lots of different things, works specially for baking, and healthy cooking, too!
Gift Idea #4 — Wilton 2109-0309 Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set
Indulge her passion for cake decorating and get her this ultimate set of cake tools for a Christmas gift. And of course you’ll be the wonderful person who gave her this useful cake decorating and baking set, so you should get to taste the results, right?
Everything she’ll need to decorate a cake is available here. One caution — if your gift recipient is a beginner enthusiast to cake decorating, this set doesn’t come with a "how to use these tools " manual. My best recommendation is to get these three Wilton lesson books as well if she needs some guidance on how to get started. A few step-by-step instructions with pictures never hurts.
- Wilton Decorating Basics course 1
- Wilton Wilton Lesson Plan — Flowers & Cake Design
- Wilton Gum Paste and Fondant Lesson Plan
Gift Idea #5 — Wilton Decorate Smart Ultimate Rolling Tool Caddy
Most bakers like our tools organized, and this Wilton caddy is great for that. Four levels of drawers and compartments keep everything just so, and I really like the tip organizer because the tips are stored upright and easy to spot.
If she’s been baking for long, she has probably already collected a considerable number of Wilton or other accessories to practice her baking hobby or avocation. But if she hasn’t, you should also look at the Wilton Ultimate Professional Cake Decorating Set because it has a huge selection of all the basics a budding baker is going to want in her baking toolset.
Chances are good that if you hover in the kitchen while she’s decorating or baking, you might spot some gaps in the tools she has available, and you can check out the Wilton options on Amazon for more choices.
Gift Idea #6 — Norpro 3301 Cookie Press
While I’m not going to claim that Grandma’s old methods are outdated — not if I ever want cookies in THIS family again — when you’ve got a lot of holiday cookies to bake or bake sale batches to prepare, something faster is a good thing.
Plus I like the 24 different accessories to make pretty cookie shapes and decorations. You even get a recipe book and instructions in case you’re looking for some extra inspiration.
Gift Idea #7 — Snow River 7V03152 18-Inch by 24-Inch by 3/4-Inch Embossed Pastry Board
The pastry board is crafted to ensure consistent moisture content to avoid cracking or splitting, so your baker will have this pastry board for a long time to come.
There’s also a nice weights, measurements, and liquids conversion chart for those of us who can never remember how tablespoons translate to cups and back.
Gift Idea #8 — VillaWare V5375 Power Cookie Press
It’s electric, cordless, and rechargeable, so this will definitely appeal to us ladies who like kitchen gadgets. (Hand raising here). It also comes with both everyday and holiday discs to create beautiful decorative (and tasty) cookies any time of the year.
The one reviewer so far says that she can manage 5 to 7 dozen cookies pressed out within about 1.5 hours. Compare that to Grandma’s spoons!
Unfortunately, as of December 27, 2015, this is out of stock at Amazon. I’ll keep you posted when it comes back in stock, and if you really like it and are in a hurry, I left the link to Amazon live so you can click and check any time you’d like.
So I’ve added another cookie press here as an alternate gift idea for you for #8.
Gift Idea Alternate for #8 — OXO Good Grips Cookie Press with Stainless Steel Disks and Storage Case
This is the #1 Best Seller in Cookie Presses on Amazon, with over 350 reviews.
In addition to the cookie press itself, you can also buy spring, autumn, and Christmas add-on disk sets so she can create yummy cookies all year long.
Gift Idea #9 — Wilton Fondant 20 Inch Rolling Pin
This 20-inch smooth and extra wide rolling pin can roll out a beautiful piece of fondant, especially if you add the separately available rings. Because there are no handles, the rolling surface doesn’t taper, and your baker has use of the full length of the fondant rolling pin. Its non-stick surface easily serves to lift and cover your cakes with the fondant sheet as well.
While you’ll get the best benefit from working with your cakes and fondant, it works well for pies and pastry, too. Some reviewers felt that it was harder on the hands to use, but others found it easier to use because it was heavier and worked well with the measuring rings.
Gift Idea #10 — Sur La Table White Marble Pastry Board HK165-50
Just working with refrigerated dough won’t cut it because the rolling pin and board create friction and heat while working with the dough. If the butter bits aren’t cold enough, the dough won’t be its best, and the natural coolness of the marble in this pastry board helps reduce issues with melting.
Gift Idea #11 — Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra Cake Turntable
Cake decorating is precise work and takes a steady hand to make beautiful baked art. The non-slip design and balanced base weight helps hold the plate surface securely, and the rotating top plate rotates in either direction for left-handed use or right-handed manipulation.
While working on a section, a baker can lock it down, and the 18 different plate tilt positions are also secure.
The Wilton Tilt N Turn Ultra is taller than many compact turntables used in cake design at 5 inches, and the plate is 12 inches in diameters, so it can hold a larger cake comfortably.
Best of all, Amazon users rate it currently at 4.9 out of 5 Stars, which is an incredible rating. Reviewers rave about how stable and useful it is, and wonder how they ever got along with other cake stands and cake decorating turntables before.
Gift Idea #12 — OXO Good Grips Silicone Cookie Spatula
How much can you say about a cookie spatula? Normally not much, although this pretty dude does come in blue, green, red, and grey/black.
However, OXO makes an incredible kitchen utensil, with the best comfortable grips I’ve ever found on any spatula, spoon, or turner. And I started with silicone kitchen gadgets several years ago and I’ll never go back. They’re basically non-stick, and the utensils don’t heat up when you leave them touching a pan or pot, and that’s a major blessing. Plus the silicone surface doesn’t hurt your pots and pans when you scuff along or scrape them along the bottom or sides to scoop, loosen, or lift things.
So I guess there’s a lot you can say about a cookie spatula, at least one with as good a grip and as useful a surface as Oxo’s ones.
Gift Idea #13 — Fox Run, Silicone Baking Mat with Measurements
There are metric to Imperial weight and measure conversions if your baker needs them, but I think its best features are the fact that it rolls up to store away, and the silicone mat is both stain-proof and resistant to “stuff” sticking on it. To clean it, it just needs to be wiped down with a damp, soft sponge and warm water, and only needs some soap in extreme cases.
However, this mat isn’t good for cutting or scraping dough because it will damage the silicone surface. It also shouldn’t be used under a broiler or on a grill. But for a baker to use in creating even, well-baked goods, it is a nice kitchen baking tool.
Gift Idea #14 — AmoVee Professional 11lbs/5000g Compact Digital Food Scale Baking Scale
I love the tare and auto-off features. I can’t stand messing with a scale to zero it out. And you’re safe wherever your baker lives or bakes. It will do grams, pounds, and ounces for weighing or conversion.
Normally inexpensive products like this turn out to be somewhat cheap in manufacture or quality, but despite the price, this scale appears to perform much better than reviewers expected. Just keep in mind that this is a “compact” scale. If the baker in your life needs one for measuring large containers, it might be too small for that.
Gift Idea #15 — #1 Rated Silicone Baking Cups / Cupcake Liners
They are made of BPA-free, FDA approved, Eco-friendly, and non-stick silicone. And because they are flexible, it’s incredibly easy to get baked treats out of them. They’re oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe for easy use.
With reusable silicone baking cups, bakers won’t have to hassle with muffin tins or cupcake papers, and they’ll go right on a baking sheet into the oven. And I’ve got my eye on them for some of the other suggestions they mention — Ice-cream desserts, cheesecakes, gelatin, and gooey chocolate-lined desserts. I can’t wait to get mine for Christmas.
Wrapping Up Our Best Gift Ideas for Women Who Bake
Sadly enough, we can’t include every possible fabulous baker’s product here to choose from, but these should be a good start for you to help pick out a wonderful present for the women in your life who bake. Whether you’re shopping for a girlfriend, wife, sister, mother, mother-in-law or sister-in-law, or other family member or friend, if she loves to bake, she’s sure to find something on this page a wonderful gift under the tree.
So happy shopping, and hopefully our holiday gift guide for women who love to bake will help you make the cooks in your life happy this Christmas and all year round.