Looking for the perfect gift for the baker in your life? I've put together a collection of my top 10 essential gifts (all $20 or less) for bread bakers in this 2021 gift guide.
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Have you ever wondered what to get someone who bakes bread? Wonder no longer! All 10 of these items are low-cost gifts that they'll use and appreciate, whether they are are a beginner or an advanced baker.
I've extensively used and loved all of these tools, and I couldn't make a great loaf of bread without them!
Why It's Awesome: This scale powers up quickly and has a long auto shutoff time. Tare easily and quickly switch units from grams to ounces. It's perfect for measuring bread ingredients!
Why It's Awesome: This measuring cup is sturdy and easy to clean. It can be used to easily measure and pour liquids, and is microwave safe.
Why It's Awesome: This easy-to-grip handle is non-slip, the blade is sharp enough to cut bread dough, and the ruler markings on the edge are convenient. It's dishwasher safe, too.
Shaping & Proving
Why It's Awesome: This simple cane basket helps round loaves maintain their shape as they rise, and is a key tool in making authentic artisan breads.
Why It's Awesome: These sharp razor blades come with a safe handle for easy scoring. The handle curves the blade, making it perfect for scoring baguettes and other breads. A plastic cover slips easily over the blade when the lame is not in use.
Why They're Awesome: These natural brushes brush a smooth, even coating of egg wash and melted butter on bread dough, unlike silicone brushes. The bristles don't fall out even after lots of use and washing.
Why It's Awesome: This warp-resistant, non-stick baking tray bakes rolls or large loaves of bread evenly. The handles on the ends are easy to grab even with oven mitts on.
Why It's Awesome: This digital thermometer reads temperatures quickly and accurately, and toggles effortlessly between Celsius and Fahrenheit. It's perfect for checking to see if loaves or rolls are baked all the way through.
Cooling & Serving
Why It's Awesome: This sturdy cake lifter will help you effortlessly transport large, heavy breads, and can be used as a pizza peel for sliding loaves into the oven. Its non-stick surface makes it easy to clean, and the grippy handle gives you control.
Why It's Awesome: These non-stick cooling racks keep your breads and rolls from going soggy as they cool, and are easy to clean and don't take up a lot of space in the cupboard.
Whether your family member or friend is an experienced baker or a beginner, they'll love receiving one of these thoughtful and useful gifts. Any one of these tools will gift them something amazing: a wonderful loaf of bread that they might even share with you.
Which kitchen gadget from this list would you like to get? Have you given one of these items to a bread baker as a Christmas or birthday gift? Let me know in the comments below; I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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This post was originally published on June 14, 2019, but was completely updated on November 6, 2021 with updated photos, information, and links.