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Holiday Gift Guide for The Baker

December 18, 2019

The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for The Baker was created in partnership with Williams Sonoma.  As always, all thoughts and […]

The 2019 Holiday Gift Guide for The Baker was created in partnership with Williams Sonoma.

 As always, all thoughts and opinions are 100% my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that help make Browned Butter Blondie possible. 

The holidays are heeerrre and it’s the craziest, busiest, most wonderful time of the year! To simplify your holiday shopping, I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things for the bakers in your life. Pretty and practical, stylish and functional, each one of these gifts is sure to be a hit with all of the bakers on your list. And I’m guessing you might just find a little something-or-other for your own wish list too!


KitchenAid Artisan White Mixer with Hobnail Bowl.

If the baker in your life doesn’t already have a KitchenAid stand mixer, I can guarantee they’ll jump for joy when they find this classic white beauty under the tree. A smaller version of KitchenAid’s commercial-size models, this special-edition retro white stand mixer is designed with plenty of power and capacity to whip up all of your favorite recipes without compromising counter space. And can we talk about that vintage hobnail bowl?? It’s sooooo pretty! The KitchenAid brand is pretty much the gold standard of kitchen tools and this gorgeous winter white design is any baker’s dream! You can’t go wrong with the timeless style and this expertly crafted appliance will be treasured for years to come!

Emile Henry Ruffled Pie Dish & Maple Rolling Pin Set

This vintage inspired French baking dish pairs perfectly with the maple rolling pin for the most lovely gift set every baker would swoon over. Embellished with a pretty scalloped edge, this two-tone ceramic dish adds a little flair to home-baked pies. Beautifully crafted and versatile, this pie dish goes from oven to table for easy baking and serving. Just add a bow and tah-dah, your gift is ready!

Olivewood Pastry Tools, Set of 5

Every good baker needs a handful of reliable tools in the kitchen. This set includes all of the essentials for everything from preparing pie dough to filling and frosting cakes and pastries. Made from durable stainless steal and beautiful olivewood handles, these tools are a must have for the well-equipped kitchen. These classic pieces grow a patina over time and just get better with age. The perfect stocking stuffers for your favorite baker!

Goldtouch® Nonstick 6-Piece Essentials Bakeware Set

These professional quality pans and cookie sheets are made with commercial-grade aluminized steel which distributes heat quickly and evenly for consistent baking results. Which basically translates to “really good cookies”. I use every one of these baking pans on a daily basis and I wouldn’t dream of using anything else for perfectly baked goodies. Do yourself a favor and grab one to give and one to keep!


Williams Sonoma Test Kitchen Favorite Cakes Cookbook

One can never have too many cookbooks for inspiration! This Favorite Cakes Cookbook by Williams Sonoma serves up more than 50 show stopping recipes with illustrated guides and simple ingredients. This beautiful cookbook includes a delicious collection of cakes including Gingerbread Cake with Maple Mascarpone {umm, hello} and Blood Orange Chiffon Cake {yes please!}. The photography throughout the book is stunning to boot and this hardcover masterpiece is bound to be your new favorite coffee table book.


Ateco Cake Stand

I declare 2020 the Year of the Layer Cake here at Browned Butter Blondie so this commercial quality turntable is at the tippy top of my holiday wish list. It’s so profesh!! Just set your cake the rotating top and then turn it with one hand as you frost or embellish your cake. Ateco has been creating high quality tools for bakers since 1905 and their quality can’t be beat. Pair this cake stand with the William’s Sonoma Favorite Cakes Cookbook for the perfect gift that keeps on giving!



Mosser Glass Mixing Bowls, Set of 3

Mosser glass mixing bowls are made of durable flint glass that is perfect for mixing and prepping doughs and batters. Every baker will love this pretty-as-can-be blush pink hue and they easily double as serving bowls. The set includes three sizes that nest together for easy storage and I think we can all agree they get bonus points for being microwave and dishwasher safe. Winning!

Le Creuset Silicone Cooking Tool Set

These silicone tools are both good looking and functional. Great for a wide variety of prep, cooking, baking and serving tasks, the baker in your life will thank you a million times over for this practical gift that makes stirring, basting, scraping and scooping a breeze. The durable silicone is heat resistant to almost 500 degrees and the heads remove for easy dishwasher cleaning. And the handy storage canister keeps your kitchen neat and tidy. I bought this tool set for all the cooks and bakers on my holiday gift list and I’ve got my fingers crossed Santa slips one under the tree for me!



Williams Sonoma Bay Stripe Apron

Full confession. I’m messy baker. Like, really, really messy. I need all the protection I can get from all the of the flour and chocolate flying around my kitchen and I’ll bet you know a baker or two just like me! This striped apron is made from durable, yarn-dyed cotton with two roomy front pockets {a must!}. I love the festive red color that will keep you baking in style from now until Valentine’s Day and beyond!

Olivewood Measuring Cups

True story…I actually collect measuring cups. Yep. I’m obsessed like that. I have new ones and old ones, vintage ones and ultra-modern ones. A busy baker can never have too many measuring cups if you ask me. These stainless steel measuring cups have Italian Olivewood handles that are {almost} too pretty to use. Each cup is designed to be sturdy in your hand and has a clean edge for easy leveling. Look no further for the perfect stocking stuffer!

Nordic Ware Party Bundt Cake Pan

It’s no secret that I’m a fan of a pretty little bundt cake. They are so easy to make, delicious to eat, and they are pretty enough to serve right out of the pan. I love this mold with its classic curved ridges and elegant design. It bakes up a beautiful bundt perfect for any special occasion or just because it’s Tuesday. Crafted of cast-aluminum with an exclusive nonstick finish which means your bundt won’t stick to the pan. Gift this pan with your favorite bundt cake or pick up one of Williams Sonoma’s delicious boxed mixes for your baker buddy. I can’t think of a sweeter gift!

Cuisinart Pizzelle Press

Every year at Christmastime we make a batch of classic Italian waffle cookies, called pizzelles. This efficient, compact pizzelle maker bakes up two at a time. A light and buttery, flat cookie, pizzelles are delicious as they are fresh off the press. Or dress them up with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar or a drizzle of melted chocolate. Everyone will love gathering around the tree on Christmas with a fresh pizzelle in hand This special gift will spark a fun tradition to be shared year after year.

 Nonstick Baking Sheet Mat

My cookie sheets get a LOT of use and at the end of the day I’m so over washing dishes. This reusable silicone mat instantly creates a nonstick baking surface that is ideal for everything from cookies to cinnamon buns to macarons. Just place the nonstick baking mat on top of a baking sheet, no need to grease the pan. Easy peasy! This mat makes baking a breeze and clean up is a cinch. Definitely a must have for every baker!!

St. Jude Silicone Heart Spatula

Get our hands on this charming gold spatula for all the bakers you know this holiday season! Designed by a patient at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, a portion of the proceeds goes to support research for pediatric cancer. BPA free and heat resistant up to 600 degrees, this heartwarming spatula makes a great stocking stuffer for all the bakers on your list.


Fluted Biscuit Cutter Set

This set of 5 stainless steal cutters in various sizes are ideal for making biscuits and my personal favorite…sandwich cookies! The rims are extra sharp for even cutting and I love that they nest together for easy storage. And the decorative scalloped edges make the prettiest cookies around. This kitchen tool gets a 10 out of 10 from me!

Nonstick Doughnut Pan

If there’s one thing I love to bake for breakfast and dessert, it’s a doughnut. This nonstick doughnut pan turns out perfectly light and fluffy doughnuts every time. Just pour the batter into the wells and bake for 10 minutes. No rolling, cutting, or deep frying required. And the nonstick finish guarantees easy release and a breezy cleanup. The bakers in your life will fall in love with this gift and hopefully you’ll get a few freshly baked donuts out of it {wink, wink}.

Happy shopping and holidays bakers!




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