Gifts for Bread Bakers & Bread Making 2017

 

My passion for bread baking and all things #realbread have had the nice effect that I get lovely bread related gifts for birthdays and for Christmas. Over the years, I’ve received many great gifts, some educational, some decorative, some unusual, unique and quirky. If you are looking for Christmas gift ideas for the bread baker in your life, my guide to the best gifts for bread bakers and bread baking should be helpful. There are lots of bread making gifts to choose from and here are my top gift ideas for bread bakers.

1. Bread making books

Bread making books are brilliantly inspirational and educational gifts for bread bakers of all levels. Here are my top picks and all-time favourite bread books which have been with me all the way.

Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own
Bread Matters: Why and How to Make Your Own
The Handmade Loaf
The Handmade Loaf: Contemporary Recipes for the Home Baker

2. Clever bread making tools

These bread making gifts are for bakers who are looking to up their bread baking game.

  • A brilliantly innovative bread baking tool is the Lékué bread maker, a wonderfully efficient and practical silicone bowl which can be used for mixing, proofing and baking loaves of bread. It makes for a unique and clever gift for bread bakers, you can also read my detailed review here.
  • One bread baking accessory I cannot recommend highly enough is the La Cloche baking dome, a stoneware baking set with a base and domed lid. Baking with the La Cloche dome will do wonders for the aesthetics of bread loaves, delivering brilliantly crisp crusts and a soft, evenly baked crumb.
  • For those of us with cold kitchens which make proofing bread loaves, and sourdough loaves specifically, a lengthy and sometimes difficult process. Let me introduce the Brod and Taylor Folding Bread Proofer which doubles up as yoghurt maker and slow cooker.
Lékué Silicone Bread Maker
Lékué Silicone Bread Maker
La Cloche baking dome
La Cloche baking dome
Folding Proofer
Brod & Taylor Folding Proofer

3. Bread baking gift sets

This can be a really nice gift idea for budding bread bakers. Put together a bread making kit gift including a mixing bowl, dough scraper, baking cloth and a bread baking book. It makes for a thoughtful and decorative gift to get a newbie baker off to a great start!

Assemble a gift basket for bread bakers:

4. A grain mill for serious bakers

The perfect gift for those serious about bread baking. Grinding flour at home and using fresh flour for bread baking makes a baker’s homemade goods even more flavoursome. Choose a quality and versatile grain mill for the best results!

  • Komo Fidibus Grain Mill
    A medium-sized, electric grain mill from Germany. High-quality, solid beechwood casing, stunning good looks, grinds all grains.
Grain Mill
Komo Fidibus Grain Mill

5. Accessory gifts for bread bakers

Some of the most useful gifts I’ve ever received were bread accessories for storing and serving bread. Here are some practical and decorative ideas for bread accessory gifts.

Wesco bread bin
Wesco bread bin
Bread Basket Acacia Wood
Acacia Wood Bread Basket

6. Bread photography

I love taking pictures of everything I bake and this book has helped me advance my bread photography.

Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling
Plate to Pixel: Digital Food Photography & Styling

7. Artisan bread baking courses

A brilliant gift to give! Here are some bread baking courses I can recommend:

8. Homemade Bread Gifts for Bakers

Finally, if you want to give something truly unique, personal and homemade, prepare a sourdough starter, bake a tasty sourdough loaf or bake a homemade Christmas bread gift.

Have fun choosing! I’m sure there are many more brilliant gifts for bread bakers out there, so let me know if you come across something special. I’ll add it to the list 🙂