15 Sweet Baking Essentials to Grab Before the Holidays

Our must-have baking buys are sure to satisfy your sweet tooth.

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October 26, 2018

Sweet Stamp

And just when we thought cookies couldn't get any sweeter, we stumbled across this adorable, personalized cookie stamp. Make this unique stamp your go-to housewarming and holiday gift, and don't forget to snag one for your house, too!

Buy It: $45.00

Superior Spatula

PSA: We've just received the results of our highly-anticipated, highly-scientific investigation regarding spatulas. Our thorough research confirms our suspicion that brownie batter does taste 85-percent better when eaten from a colorful and snappy spatula than when eaten from a basic spoon. Make moves and snag a spatula in each, whimsical color and gift yourself and others with the joy of eating brownie batter in its tastiest state.

Buy It: $8.00

Fancy Measuring Cups

Even the most novice, nervous bakers will look forward to playing in the kitchen with these gilded measuring cups. The ivory set features gold details and a whimsical design that feels festive, fancy and fitting for holiday gifting.

Buy It: $36

Celestial Sweets

Skip your annual abstract (read: indistinguishable) Santa cookies this year and lean into the celestial trend for holiday treats, instead. This star cookie cutter set takes the guesswork out of icing and ensures a pretty (and tasty!) product every time.

Buy It: $17

Delicious Details

We live for an elevated classic around here, and this Nordic cake pan is just what your cabinets have been craving. Ditch that old bundt pan, and impress your peeps with a delicious treat that looks like it came straight from the local bakery.

Buy It: $37.00

The Perfect Cookie Book

Crack open The Perfect Cookie: Your Ultimate Guide to Foolproof Cookies, Brownies & Bars by America's Test Kitchen, and never bake a lousy batch of snickerdoodles again. Snag an extra copy for the notorious sweet tooth in your life, and pair it with a bunch of their favorite, ooey-gooey treats for good measure.

Buy It: $35

Display-Worthy Recipe Box Set

Function meets fashion with this vibrant, floral recipe box and card set. The eye-catching blue hue pairs with yellow blooms to add panache to your kitchen counters, and the crisp recipe cards serve as the perfect spot to scribble down the step-by-step for your mother's famous pecan pie.

Buy It: $34.00

Retro Timer

Baking is a science and timing is everything. Everyone needs a darling, retro magnetic timer in their kitchen. Scoop up a few and use them as crowd-pleasing stocking stuffers.

Buy It: $16

Sleek Spoons

Avid bakers will always appreciate having an extra set of measuring spoons on hand, especially when they look like this one. The wood and brass detailing are guaranteed to make this spoon set stand out against the sea of silver in their drawer.

Buy It: $13 (Originally $17)

French Marble Pastry Slab

This French marble pastry slab is the gift your baker pals didn't know they needed. It's one of our favorites because each marble slab is unique, but they all add the same level of sophistication to your countertops. Plus, they boast the ideal surface for rolling, cutting and eating copious amounts of cookie dough.

Buy It: $49.50

Keepsake Cookie Jar

This black-and-white-striped cookie jar will make your sugar cookies all-the-more tempting and irresistible. We won't judge if you find yourself heading back for round two (or five).

Buy It: $85

Modern Dessert Display

Present your pint-sized pies and petit fours on this sleek, marble tier display. Nestle the modern stand next to spiked hot cocoa, and use it to serve a mix of your best, seasonal bakes to friends and family.

Buy It: $59.95

Kitchen Kisses

This sweet apron speaks for itself, no?

Buy It: $40.00

Classic Baking Dish

When in doubt, stick with the classics. This baking dish is simple and sure to put a smile on any baker's face.

Buy It: $45

Winning Whisk

Pair one of these pretty whisks with a classic ceramic utensil crock, a festive bow and your top-secret recipe for chocolate pie. You'll win the best baking gift of the year.

Buy It: $18