Cookies, cakes, pies — we love them all. That’s why it’s so important to take care of the baker in your life, and it might even mean more treats for you. Here are some of our favorite gifts for people who love to bake.
Fancy Large Pecan Pieces from Selman Nut Company
Nothing says the holidays like finishing a festive meal with a homemade pecan pie packed with the most flavorful, crunchy, full-bodied pecans you can buy. Family owned for generations, trust Selman Nut Company for the best ingredients for all the pralines, pies, cakes and cookies this holiday season. Prices start at $13 per pound, at Selman Nut Co.
Acacia Wood Recipe Box from 1canoe2
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Does your favorite baker have a stash of secret family recipes? Give them the perfect place to write down and organize those treasured dishes so that others can follow in their delicious footsteps. This beautiful acacia wood box holds up to 250 recipes on 4” x 6” cards and includes 15 blank cards and divider tabs to get started. $54, at 1Canoe2
Someone Special Gift Box from Janie’s Mill
For the baker who has moved on from sourdough and wants to experiment with artisan flours, this sampler box is the perfect gift. Janie’s Farm (featured in Corn Week this fall), is run by fifth generation Illinois farmers using certified organic practices. That means their nutrient-dense products are both good for you and good for the planet. This gift set includes dark rye flour, silky smooth pastry flour, heirloom turkey red flour and all-purpose flour, along with a stainless-steel whisk, a plastic bowl scraper and recipe cards for delicious baking inspiration. $29.50, at Janie’s Mill
Gourmet Madagascar Vanilla Beans from SAVA Trading Co.
SAVA vanilla beans are grown by Malagasy farmers who take great pride in producing some of the world’s finest vanilla, using organic and environmentally sustainable methods. Bakers will love using these tender, aromatic pods to infuse luxurious vanilla into holiday crème brulée, rich bread puddings or homemade ice cream. They can even be used to make vanilla extract from scratch! $14.95 for a vial of three beans, at Sava Trading Co.
Lunch + Pie Tote from Maika
If you’re lucky enough to have a friend who shares their love of baking with others, show them how much you love sampling their scrumptious snacks and desserts by gifting them a stylish and sustainable tote made to carry a range of sweet treats. Created from sturdy recycled canvas and hand printed with eco-friendly pigment inks, this versatile bag has an extra wide gusset to fit a lunch box, cupcakes and even a 9” pie. There’s even a pocket for utensils so you can dig in. $26, at Maika Goods
Single Origin Chocolate Drops from Vesta
For anyone who loves baking (or someone who is trying to up their baking game), Vesta’s single origin Dominican Republic 66% baking chocolate drops are sure to be a hit. Not only are the drops made with organic cacao and organic panela (raw unrefined sugar), the pretty pink packaging makes this a simple and sweet gift for anyone on your list. $19.50, at Vesta Chocolate
The Cinnamon Sampler Set from Occo
As casual bakers, we’re loving this genius product from Occo, an innovative new company which offers consumers pre-measured micro portions of high-quality spices, sealed in airtight “forever fresh” spice pods. Occo’s goals are simple: to offer just the right amount of spice needed (down to the half-teaspoon) and to reduce food and packaging waste. With the Cinnamon Sampler, your gift recipient will get to know cinnamon’s savory side with four unique varieties: Cassia, Ceylon, Kerinci and Saigon. $20, at Occo
Icing Decorating Tips Set from Wilton
It’s time for decorating holiday cookies, piping icing onto gingerbread houses and frosting festive cakes. The aspiring pastry chef on your list can decorate their baked goods like a pro with this complete set of frosting tools and let beautiful sugarplums fill their kitchen. Package includes 12 disposable decorating bags, a Twist Quick coupler system, and 16 metal tips for writing and creating borders, ruffles and flowers with frosting. $29, at Wilton