This time of year the baker comes out in each of us, that urge to bake is just part of the winter/holiday experience. Do you have an aspiring pastry chef or a friend that is the best baker that you have ever known? If so, I have the place for their perfect gift, King Arthur Flour. It's not just flour. I love the King Arthur’s web site – a great place for Christmas shopping.
My husband is a chocoholic in the truest form. I ordered him a whole array of cocoa. Not a real gift for a non-baker (so I have to bake for him) but we have spent time together over the last 2 years testing and choosing what kind of cocoa to use from one recipe to another; from standard cocoa to dutched cocoa to black cocoa. (Black is also called double dutched, for more cocoa info see my blog Join the Dark Side from earlier this year.)
They also have great baking equipment, mixes, ingredients, and even gift packs.