I don’t know about you, but I find bakers super easy to buy for. Home bakers tend to love gadgets, small-wares and recipe books much more than the average person, giving you ample fodder for years of gift-giving. And they’re always such nice people, so it makes them that much easier to spoil. Below I’ve rounded up a few great gift ideas geared towards three different ‘profiles’ of the bakers in your life.
The Budding Enthusiast
Give a child a cookie and he’ll eat for a minute. Teach a child to bake, and you’ll eat for life. If you’re shopping for a little chef this Christmas (smart move!), start them with their very own basics:
The Trend Lover
You know the one, she - well, it’s usually a 'she’ - has her finger on the pulse of the hottest dessert trends and always shows up to the party with the most impressive-looking treats. To satisfy the Trend Lover, you need to shop on the cutting edge.
The Pro can be a little trickier. I live with one, so I know. For people like this, if you haven’t memorized the expansive inventory of items they likely already have, you could be risking an embarrassing double purchase. Even worse, you might get a gracious but slightly patronizing smile if you chose a gift that only an amateur would appreciate (destined to remain in its package in the back of the cupboard forever). For The Pro, I would suggest a gift card. As boring as that seems, he or she will probably be pleased to choose their own items. - Dee