35 Sweet Gifts for Your Fearless Baker Friend Who Always Has Banana Bread on Hand

35 Sweet Gifts for Your Fearless Baker Friend Who Always Has Banana Bread on Hand

By Samantha Daly
Their creative confections may ruin our diets, but we’re happy to be their taste-testers anytime.

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Smeg Stand Mixer
Based in Italy, Smeg is known for its retro and durable kitchen appliances. Featuring an energy-efficient design, this mixer is both fun to use and easy on the eyes.
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).
10 Minute Desserts: Quick, Simple & Delicious Recipes For All Occasions
In 10 Minute Desserts, Anna Helm Baxter removes the stress of making dessert when you've run out of time but have a house full of guests.
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.
MagicLinen Linen Oven Mitt
Magic Linen’s Linen Oven Mitt was designed to protect your hand and forearm from heat with a lush-linen construction and quilted details on the outside. A perfect design item, this oven mitt is a must-have for all cooking aficionados.
Gefu Stainless Steel Beating Bowl
Let’s mix things up. Looking for the perfect mixing bowl? Meet this clever multitasker.
Iris Hantverk Pastry Brush
Pastry brush in oiled birch and horse hair with hole for hanging, suits brush rack 2190-00.
Food52 Five Two Silicone Oven Mitts & 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.
Alessi Blip Spoon Rest
Clean, cool presence from a stunning design accessory that is as functional as it is beautiful. Form and function play a delicate balance that allows you to accessorize while being practical in the kitchen.
Lékué Icing Pen (Set of 2)
Small but mighty.  You can put the extra-large piping bag down—these little guys have all your precise icing needs covered. Each one comes with four different nozzles so you can dress up all kinds of dishes.
Cocoa: An Exploration of Chocolate, With Recipes
You may think you already know everything there is to know about chocolate. But this book begs to differ. With information about chocolate through the ages and across the world, this book by award-winning food writer and lifelong cocoa enthusiast Sue Quinn can teach you a thing or two.
Hario Digital Scale
Insta gram.  No more guesstimating—this super-precise scale measures in 0.1 gram increments (so you don’t have to) and includes a drip timer for A++ flavor and pours every single time.
Morihata Stainless Steel Measuring Spoon
Modern measuring spoon in Morihata. Matte stainless steel. Fluorocarbon polymer coating. Rustproof. Easy to clean. Photo Courtesy of Need Supply Co....
Peg and Awl Reclaimed Wood Rolling Pin
Get the dough rolling.  There’s a reason we love gently tapered rolling pins like this one: They let you press out dough with a kind of precision that other types can’t match. Plus, they’re easy as pie to use—just press and roll with your palms.
Rustic Linen Apron
Clean lines and big pockets make this soft linen apron perfect for everyday use.
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.
Bake From Scratch: Artisan Recipes for the Home Baker
This collection of recipes from the second year of the award-winning Bake From Scratch magazine features endless inspiration for home bakers.
Pillivuyt Patisserie Round Cake and Brioche Bundle
Life should be full of "and," not "or." These sweet fluted dishes do double duty: When you're not baking cakes, clafoutis, and breads, fill them with fruit for a lovely centerpiece.
Le Creuset Muffin Pan
The deep cups of the 12-cup muffin pan are perfect for making not just muffins, but also cupcakes, brioches, and a whole host of sweet and savory treats. The wide rim features heat-resistant silicone for added grip, making it safer and easier to transfer a full pan to and from a hot oven.
Food52 Five Two Stoneware Mixing Bowls
Made by us, made with you. Sometimes the simplest things are the hardest to get just right. Case in point? Our brand-new mixing bowls. We set out to make these French kitchen classics more useful and beautiful than ever before.
Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb
In Sticky Fingers, Green Thumb, Hayley McKee celebrates the use of vegetables, edible flowers, and herbs in her incredible baked desserts.
KitchenAid Artisan 5 Qt. Stand Mixer
Choose from over 20 different colors of the KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer for the one that perfectly matches your kitchen design or personality.
Mason Cash Multi-Use Utensil Set
Double agents.  There are classic kitchen tools that no cook should go without, and then there are brilliant innovations that every cook should consider. You can tell that experienced home cooks designed these genius tools from 200-year-old British cookware brand Mason Cash.
Signed Copy: Genius Desserts, by Kristen Miglore
How sweet it is.  Consider Genius Desserts your handy guide to over 100 of the smartest and most iconic dessert recipes of our time—for all the birthday parties and cookie swaps and just-because moments in between.  Drawing from the biggest names in desserts and the wisdom of the Food52...
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.
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.
MINNA Grid Oven Mitt
MINNA has expanded our subtle and elegant grid pattern collection to include all of your kitchen staples - napkins, towels, oven mitts, potholders, and aprons! Grab everything in the same color, or mix and match colors and stripes to liven up your kitchen.  Our oven mitts are the perfect way...
Victorinox Swiss Army Swivel Knife Block With Tablet/Cookbook Stand
From the creators of the Swiss Army knife comes this multifunctional knife block that features 13 slots on one side, and a ledge on the other that's perfect for propping up iPads or cookbooks. It all rests on a 360-degree swivel base, making it easy to switch between your tools and recipes.
JK Adams Lovely Baking Rolling Pin Set
Lovely is as Lovely does.  Once upon a time, a pair of married bakers realized that if they wanted a bigger, more accurate rolling pin, they’d have to design one themselves.
Food52 Five Two Ultimate Apron
Made by us, made with you.  Bring on the splatters, splashes, and spills—they’re no match for our latest Five Two creation. 32,000 community opinions helped transform the simple apron into your mightiest kitchen assistant.
Dappled: Baking Recipes for Fruit Lovers
Fresh fruit-based desserts from beloved Los Angeles pastry chef and restaurateur Nicole Rucker.
Bamboozle Biodegradable Tilted Nested Mixing Bowls
We’ll break it down for you.  There’s nothing like a lightweight, stackable set of ready-for-action mixing bowls when baking’s on the agenda. But Bamboozle takes things a step further by offering all this with an eye to sustainability, too.
Emile Henry Oven-to-Table Appetizer Trays
Hot, cold, lovely to behold.  Canapé, anyone? Make entertaining even easier with these oven-to-table appetizer trays made from French Burgundy clay that diffuses heat evenly and retains warmth for toasty, tasty nibbles.
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.
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.

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