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gift ideas for the baker in your life
Does your best friend bake a killer salted caramel brownie? Is your work buddy known around the office for the cream cheese filling of his carrot cake? Maybe you yourself have recently tried your hand at a tasty treat or two? Throughout various lockdowns and pandemic restrictions, many people have taken to baking as a fun and yummy way to pass the time and build new skillsets. Whether the baker in your life is a hobbyist, a small business owner, or an old hand who could whip up a wedding cake in an afternoon, they’ll be sure to love these thoughtful and original gifts.
If the baker in your life is just starting out, or building their kitchen from scratch, digital scales are a must-have. The first thing anybody learns about baking is that it can be a subtle, sometimes inscrutable science, and many first-timers learn through plenty of trial and error – which is nothing to be ashamed of. Using accurate measures – down to a gram or a teaspoon – is the quickest and easiest way to speed this learning process along. For example, did you know that too much salt can deactivate some raising agents, such as yeast? If you want to save your friend from soggy dough, an accurate set of digital scales can take a first attempt at a recipe from failed science experiment to the perfect light and fluffy lockdown loaf. Just remind them to take plenty of pictures before succumbing to temptation, and munching down the whole thing.
A Marijuana Subscription Box
If you’re looking for an original and imaginative gift that will take your friend’s baking to the next level, consider signing them up for a marijuana subscription box. If the baker in your life enjoys making treats infused with cannabis, why not gift them a monthly service that delivers new and exciting weed goodies right to their doorstep? Every box is different, full of top-shelf varieties, strains, and brands at wholesale prices. This is a convenient, special, and unique gift that your friend will truly appreciate – just be sure to let them know they can thank you by sharing their delicious treats.
An Electric Handheld Mixer
A handheld mixer is an affordable and versatile gift that pays for itself in no time. Many come with inter-changeable appendages, including whisk heads, dough hooks, egg beaters, and more. These can really open up a baker’s repertoire. If you want to help the baker in your life whip up a perfect meringue, or make sure there are no lumps of flour in their cake batter, a handheld mixer can save time, not to mention strain on the wrists and arms.
A Personalized or Fancy Apron
Nothing says you’re serious about your food more than a nice apron. Whether it’s a light cotton number covered in frills and embroidered strawberries, or monogrammed faux leather with hipster vibes, giving the baker in your life an apron that expresses the personality – and their status as ruler of the kitchen – is a thoughtful and practical gift that can show just how well you know them.