Gifts for Bakers in 2022
Bakers know the possibilities are endless for creativity in the kitchen. Cookies, biscuits, breads and cakes soon lead to pastries, pies, profiteroles and more. As baking explorations expand, bakers need specialty appliances and equipment to help turn creative visions into reality.
If you're trying to find the perfect kitchen gift for baking enthusiasts, read on for gift ideas to help with everything from milling grains to sifting and measuring, prepping ingredients and, of course, mixing and baking. With a variety of colors and ways to personalize, a KitchenAid® small appliance is a thoughtful and unique gift for any baker, no matter their skill level or style.
The Ultimate Gift for Bakers
For bakers who are enthusiastic about honing their skills and experimenting with new recipes, there’s one gift that rises above them all: a KitchenAid® stand mixer. As the ultimate gift for bakers, KitchenAid® stand mixers come in a variety of styles and feature unique capabilities that can streamline the making process.
If your baker doesn’t have a stand mixer, this is a great gift to start with. The variety of available attachments and accessories means a KitchenAid® stand mixer will grow with them as they continue to explore and learn new, advanced techniques.
Choose from tilt-head stand mixers for everyday use or bowl-lift models for heavy duty mixtures.
1. Artisan® Mini 3.5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Color: Candy Apple Red
With this mini tilt-head stand mixer, your favorite baker can mix their favorite batters and doughs without eating up all of their kitchen counter space. This mixer has all the power of standard size options, with 10 speeds to knead, mix and whip ingredients for a variety of recipes.
2. Artisan® Series 5 Quart Tilt-Head Stand Mixer
Color: Aqua Sky
This classic baking gift is sized for up to nine dozen cookies in a single batch. Create lump-free batter for crepes, silky mousses and meringues, bread or pizza dough, or choux pastry for an Eclair Cake with the versatility of 10 speeds and three accessories: the beater, whisk and dough hook.
This stand mixer is also available in more than 20 colors. Use the customization tool exclusive to KitchenAid.com to create the perfect stand mixer for your favorite baker. Select their favorite color and bowl style, add attachments and then finish it off with a personalized engraving for a unique gift that’s truly them.
3. Professional 600™ Series 6 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
For a stand mixer that’s designed for larger batches and heavy-duty use, KitchenAid® bowl-lift mixers include spiral dough hooks, stainless steel accessories and greater capacity and power. This stand mixer offers 10 speeds to gently knead, mix and whip ingredients for a variety of baking creations.
4. Professional 5™ Plus Series 5 Quart Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer
Color: Onyx Black
Whether you’re baking trays of cookies for the bake sale or a single loaf of brioche bread, this bowl-lift stand mixer has the capacity for any occasion. The Professional 5™ Plus Series Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer offers 10 speeds that can knead, stir, mix and whip ingredients with ease to help you unlock new baking possibilities.
If you need more help deciding which stand mixer is right for your baker, the Stand Mixer Buying Guide will help you choose.
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Gifts for Multitasking Bakers
If your favorite baker is one who likes to tackle it all—from creating fresh whipped cream to rolling a light, flaky pie crust—the best option is a gift that allows a full range of functions. These versatile KitchenAid® stand mixer attachments and accessories can empower bakers to multitask with ease while exploring more elevated recipes.
5. Fruit and Vegetable Strainer Attachment
This stand mixer attachment can strain fresh produce to create jams, sauces and more to complement your favorite baked treats. The strainer reduces prep time by removing seeds to neatly create a smooth consistency for sauces, purees and jams.
6. 13 Cup Food Processor with Dicing Kit
Your favorite baker can easily tackle chopping, dicing, shredding and kneading with the help of this food processor from KitchenAid brand. This food processor and dicing kit can help any baker chop, shred, slice, mix and puree a variety of recipes from doughs to pie fillings.
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Gifts for the Baker Who Has Everything
For the baker who has it all, the ideal gift can help make their baking process more streamlined and efficient. Attachments that reduce mixing or clean up time are a great idea for more seasoned bakers looking to optimize their making process.
7. Tilt-Head Flex Edge Beater
Offer your favorite baker an alternative to the standard coated flat beater with a Flex Edge Beater, which integrates a scraper into the beater design. The flex edge beater scrapes the bowl as it mixes, reducing mix time and creating a more consistent blend of ingredients.
With the gift of a Flex Edge Beater, your baking enthusiast will enjoy hands-free convenience, without needing to stop and scrape the sides of the bowl or hover over the mixer to ensure the ingredients are well mixed. Be sure to check your gift recipient’s mixer size to choose the correct Flex Edge Beater for their machine.
8. Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender with Chopper and Whisk Attachment
Color: Black Matte
Your favorite baker can prep their favorite recipes for the oven with this versatile cordless hand blender with chopper and whisk attachments. The whisk attachment can quickly whip egg whites to fluffy or stiff peaks while the chopper attachment chops fruits, herbs and nuts with ease so you can bake whatever, wherever and however you choose.
9. 3 Speed Ice Crushing Blender with 2 Personal Blender Jars
Color: Black Matte
Give the gift of new tastes and healthy possibilities when you gift your baker this 3 speed blender. Your baker can blend up fillings for pastries and pies or create smooth fruit coulis to top a baked dessert. This blender includes the Soft Start® feature, which prevents spills and splatters by slowly bringing the blender up to your desired speed and 3 blending speed options to create your perfect blend no matter the ingredients you choose.
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Gifts for People Who Love to Bake
For those who truly enjoy baking as a creative process, every pie, cookie, cake or bread is a culinary adventure. Bakers who understand how rewarding it is to create something from scratch will appreciate gifts that allow them to measure accurately and transform ingredients for unique recipes. Consider attachments that allow bakers to personalize the making process and experiment with new recipes.
10. Stand Mixer Sifter + Scale Attachment
The KitchenAid® Sifter + Scale Attachment is an all-in-one baking tool that accurately measures, thoroughly sifts and automatically adds ingredients directly to the mixer bowl in just one step. The digital scale allows bakers to be accurate to the milligram and easily tare the scale between ingredients.
Sifting and precise measuring takes baking to the next level and is a must for bakers aiming for the extraordinary. For fluffy and airy cakes like angel food or a genoise sponge, bakers can use the Sifter + Scale attachment to obtain fine particles of sugar, flour or other dry ingredients and ensure they are evenly distributed and precisely controlled. Help your favorite baker achieve greater precision for all their culinary endeavors with this unique baking gift.
11. 7 Blade Spiralizer Plus with Peel, Core and Slice
With the 7 Blade Spiralizer, you can add more fresh fruits and vegetables to your favorite recipes. This attachment offers the versatility to peel, core, slice and spiralize your favorite produce to create beautifully made tarts, pies or quiches.
12. Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment
Add freshly sliced or shredded cheese or produce to any recipe with ease when you use the Fresh Prep Slicer/Shredder Attachment. This stand mixer attachment processes fresh ingredients in minutes to make recipe prepping more efficient.
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Gifts for Bread Bakers
Innovative bakers love to explore the various types of grains, sizes of grinds and blends of flours. Gift your favorite baker with attachments that can take their bread making to a new level with more streamlined preparation and the ability to mill their own grains.
13. All Metal Grain Mill
Grind wheat, oats, corn, rice and other low-moisture, low-oil grains. This all-metal grain mill simply attaches to the hub of the stand mixer for quick and easy milling. Choose from 'cracked' to extra fine consistency.
Give the gift of the All Metal Grain Mill attachment for the KitchenAid® stand mixer to your baker and bring the hearty taste, texture and nutrition of freshly milled grains to baked goods — without a separate appliance.
14. Bread Bowl with Baking Lid
Your favorite bread enthusiast can make quality bread in four simple steps with the help of the KitchenAid® Bread Bowl with Baking Lid. The bowl pairs seamlessly with KitchenAid® 4.5 and 5 quart tilt-head stand mixers and features a steam-trapping lid that imitates a steam oven when baking.
15. 6.9 L Dough Hook
With the help of a dough hook, you can create hand-kneaded results with less elbow grease. The shape of this dough hook can withstand the elasticity of bread dough to efficiently knead it thoroughly enough to pass the windowpane test.
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Gifts that Every Baker Needs
Both beginner and seasoned bakers will not only appreciate extra mixing bowls but will value ones that increase flexibility during the baking process, like bowls that can move from freezer to oven. Mixing bowls with options for personalization in color or pattern are also ideal for bakers who want to make their mark in the kitchen.
From dividing cake batter into multi-colored and flavored layers to preparing frosting, jelly, glaze and coulis, bakers always need extra mixing bowls. A mixer bowl is a deceptively simple gift that provides major convenience – and beauty – for stand mixer owners. Choose from a wide array of ceramic mixer bowls from KitchenAid brand in contemporary or classic finishes, bold patterns or delicate florals to match their style.
16. 5 Quart Fired Clay Ceramic Bowl
Color: Fired Clay
Help accessorize their stand mixer with a beautiful 5 Quart Fired Clay Ceramic Bowl for mixing, whipping and kneading tasks. This bowl is freezer, microwave, dishwasher and oven-safe, and made with titanium-reinforced ceramic to resist chipping, cracking, crazing and staining. Fits all 4.5 and 5 quart tilt-head stand mixers.
17. 5 Quart Tilt-Head Metallic Finish Stainless Steel Bowl
Color: Radiant Gold
This dishwasher-safe stainless steel mixing bowl can handle large capacity bakes and mixes dough for up to 9 dozen cookies.* The sturdy handle allows bakers to maneuver around the kitchen with ease, and the neutral metallic finish can blend into any kitchen decor theme.
*When using a flat beater; 28 grams of dough each.
18. 5 Quart Tropical Floral Patterned Ceramic Bowl
Color: Tropical Floral
Inspire your favorite baker with this beautiful ceramic 5 quart mixing bowl for their KitchenAid® stand mixer. This beautiful bowl is durable and can be placed in the freezer, microwave, dishwasher and oven up to 475 degrees. The ceramic helps to resist chipping, cracking and staining to help make this gift last in your baker’s kitchen.
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Unique Gifts for Bakers
While the KitchenAid® stand mixer and its specialized attachments and accessories are excellent gifts for any baker, there are other small kitchen appliances to consider when shopping for a good gift to help your baker create. Truly creative bakers use many tools to hone their craft, and continually experiment with new techniques. A baker’s kitchen should be stocked with all the equipment they need to go wherever their ambition leads. Here are some of the best countertop appliance gifts for bakers that you might not have considered before.
19. 5-Speed Ultra Power™ Hand Mixer
Color: Aqua Sky
Give your favorite baker the gift of a compact and lightweight hand mixer that’s perfect for their everyday mixing needs. With five speed options and two Turbo Beater™ Accessories, your baker can have the power and control to mix anything from chocolate chip cookies to macarons to mashed potatoes.
20. Cordless 7 Speed Hand Mixer
Color: Passion Red
Designed with a powerful rechargeable lithium-ion battery, the new cordless hand mixer delivers optimal run time and performance, so they can cook wherever,* whatever and however they choose. Make up to 200 cookies on a full charge.**
*Indoor use only.
**Based on 4 batches of chocolate chip cookies.
21. Digital Countertop Oven
Passionate bakers may have more than one creation in the works at once. This countertop oven offers an additional cooking space and 9 preset cooking functions to bake recipes from homemade bagels to sweet potato pie. The gift of this countertop oven provides your baker with more oven space immediately—without a major kitchen remodel.
22. Digital Countertop Oven with Air Fry
Color: Black Matte
This versatile digital countertop oven offers the smallest footprint* to take up less space in your kitchen. The oven heats up quickly and evenly thanks to EvenHeat™ Convection technology. Proof bread or make a delicious sheet cake with the included 9x13” baking pan.
23. 9 Cup Food Processor
Color: Contour Silver
When most people think of food processors, they think of slicing or chopping vegetables. But this 9 cup food processor from KitchenAid brand is also a versatile and essential small appliance for baking. Your baking enthusiast can also use this food processor to cut butter into pastry dough for flaky pie crusts, croissants or the perfect Beef Wellington.
24. Cordless 5 Cup Food Chopper
Color: Black Matte
Give them the freedom to mix, chop, puree and whip as they move around the kitchen with a cordless food chopper great for a variety of baking tasks and toppings.
25. Immersion Blender
Color: Black Matte
The Cordless Collection from KitchenAid brand allows makers to go beyond just mixing with an immersion blender. Equipped with a rechargeable lithium-ion battery, this immersion blender features a variable speed trigger switch for flexibility and control. An immersion blender allows bakers to craft savory soups for bread bowls, or the KitchenAid® Cordless Variable Speed Hand Blender with Chopper and Whisk Attachment can help create fluffy whipped cream for dessert recipes.
26. Pastry Beater for KitchenAid® Bowl-Lift Stand Mixers
Your favorite baker can make handmade-quality pastry dough with ease when they use the Pastry Beater attachment for their KitchenAid® stand mixer. This mixing attachment is designed to cut cold butter into dough for light and flaky pastries and pie crusts, shred cooked meats for tacos or pot pies and mash fruits and vegetables for pastry fillings or unique side dishes.
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Whether your baker focuses on savory breads, homemade pie crust and decadent cookies or embraces macarons, dacquoises and challenges like Baked Alaska, a KitchenAid® countertop appliance can help unlock any baker’s potential and unleash new creativity.
Enjoy versatile, durable and creative small appliances for every kitchen. Shop the complete KitchenAid® collection including gifts for coffee and tea lovers, our small appliance gift guide and our gifts for cooks guide to find baking gift ideas for everyone on your list for any occasion, and maybe something for your own wish list, too.
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