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Where should I get a gift card from for an advanced home baker w/ limited supplies?

kermit Jun 7, 2012 07:42 AM

I'm looking to gift a friend who loves to bake exquisitely delicious pastries, cakes, and cookies. He's low in the supplies department (he's on a grad school budget), so thought a gift card to a cooking supply shop might be in order. Store ideas (online or brick-and-mortar is fine) where he could get the biggest bang for his buck? Thanks!

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: kermit Jun 7, 2012 08:05 AM

    Home Goods Gift Card is not bad. Alternatively, Bed Bath and Beyond.

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      chinaplate RE: kermit Jun 7, 2012 08:26 AM


      Gift certificates available!

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        kermit RE: kermit Jun 8, 2012 09:16 AM

        Thank you for the recommendations!

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          RichardBreadcrumb RE: kermit Jun 8, 2012 09:25 AM

          Amazon.com I'm a professional cook and I get a great deal of my supplies there. They have just about everything.

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            Chemicalkinetics RE: RichardBreadcrumb Jun 8, 2012 01:30 PM

            I second Richard. For online shopping, Amazon has amazing selection and offers great prices.

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              Sid Post RE: Chemicalkinetics Jun 10, 2012 03:17 PM

              Amazon has done me right several times with kitchen stuff. They bread baking pans I got are really nice. A Til' Tuesday Morning discount surplus store is also a good place if he has one close buy. I have scored some good Bodum coffee things there along with the occasional sheet pan or cookie tray.

          2. kaleokahu RE: kermit Jun 8, 2012 09:40 AM

            No question--Fantes.

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              grammywheels RE: kermit Jun 8, 2012 09:56 AM

              www.kingarthurflour.com A bakers delight!!!!!

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                RoxyGrl RE: grammywheels Jun 8, 2012 01:18 PM

                Second this!

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                  Isolda RE: RoxyGrl Jun 8, 2012 01:25 PM

                  Third it!

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                    Becca Porter RE: Isolda Jun 8, 2012 01:27 PM

                    My first thought was this, but I do buy even more from Amazon. Though Amazon is best when you know what you want....not easy to browse,

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                      Kelli2006 RE: Becca Porter Jun 9, 2012 11:46 PM

                      I'd vote for either King Arthur or BB&B.

                      William Sonoma and Sur LaTab are both great but I think that they are overpriced.

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                Hobbert RE: kermit Jun 8, 2012 10:59 AM

                Williams-Sonoma outlet store prices (especially during sales) are hard to beat.

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                  happybaker RE: kermit Jun 10, 2012 03:21 PM

                  Wow, when you said "cooking supply" I thought flours spices etc.!

                  Another yes to King Arthur, but I have to say, I ADORE Penzey's cocoa for baking and their extracts are excellent. Good price for the high quality as well.


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