One of the biggest trends that have emerged during our stay-at-home time is baking — banana bread, we're looking at you. Combine that with a brand-new season of the hit Netflix show The Great British Bake Off, and it's no surprise that baking items are sure to be a top category for gifts this year.
Since baking is much more than simply following a recipe, you also need the right gadgets and tools for a favorable result. After all, using the proper essentials will give baked goods the extra oomph they need. If you're ready to give your friends and fam the gift of a chef-approved touch, scroll down for our nine favorite baking-approved items.
These stunning, handpainted tools aren't your average measuring cups. They'll get the job done, of course, but they also act as a stunning countertop decoration that will inspire your giftee to use even more than they already would.
This gorgeous set makes serving up cake, pie, and tarts that much better. While it comes in three finishes — classic stainless, black satin, and brushed gold — we're partial to the latter for a glam, but dignified, look.
It's true, no one does!
Flaunting an innovative PFOA-free silicone coating over carbon steel, this gem from Le Creuset consists of five nonstick pieces that will make all baking endeavors easy (and clean-up even easier).
If they're in the market for nonstick cooling racks that offer a stylish pop, this duo from Comfecto fits the bill perfectly, sporting a purple shade with a sturdy construction.
A muffin pan in the season's hottest hue? Don't mind if we do.
Mixing a large amount of batter with no fuss is a top priority for KitchenAid, and this hand mixer allows you to whip, beat, and mix at five different speeds. It features a comfortable grip handle and an easy to clean cord — and it comes in 13 colors.
Crown your loved one with the ultimate title of "star baker" with this fun set of wooden spoons they can use for all cooking and baking (or just plain decor).
If bingeing The Great British Bake Off has taught us anything, it's the art of the perfect bundt cake.
This aesthetically pleasing white marble rolling pin provides the ultimate cool touch to smooth out your pastry dough. It also comes equipped with a rubberwood stand for safekeeping.
Not all sifters are created equal. This pick turns clumps of flour, powdered sugar, and more into a light, uniform consistency, without putting extra strain on your hands.
For those looking for a gift that can tackle many jobs, this adorable bundle will come in handy. It comes with two spatulas for whipping up sweet treats and an oven-safe baking mat that provides an easy-to-clean, nonstick alternative to parchment paper.
There's no such thing as having too many mixing bowls. This set from Food52 adds a bright touch to your baking essentials with sets of bowls in three sizes that come in eight different colors. The air-tight seal also makes it easy to keep your batter and baked goods fresh.
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