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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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    happybaker 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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      Hobbert Jun 8, 2012 10:59 AM

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

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        grammywheels Jun 8, 2012 09:56 AM

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

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          RoxyGrl Jun 8, 2012 01:18 PM

          Second this!

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            Isolda Jun 8, 2012 01:25 PM

            Third it!

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              Becca Porter 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 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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          kaleokahu Jun 8, 2012 09:40 AM

          No question--Fantes.

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            RichardBreadcrumb 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 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 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.

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              kermit Jun 8, 2012 09:16 AM

              Thank you for the recommendations!

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                chinaplate Jun 7, 2012 08:26 AM


                Gift certificates available!

                1. Chemicalkinetics Jun 7, 2012 08:05 AM

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

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