Credit: Dave King Dorling Kindersley/Getty

Your mini baker, slicer, and dicer's wish list for any time of year

Arielle Weg
September 06, 2017

Some kids just can't get enough of baking cookies, watching cooking shows, and pretending they own a restaurant. When holidays and birthdays roll around, you want to give the perfect gift to your chef-to-be. We have our top picks to please the tiny bakers, choppers, and ice cream makers of the world. 

Photo: Amazon

Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup!: Recipes for the Kid in Everyone, $16.65

This is the perfect first cookbook for the future chef in your life. With easy to follow recipes and images, they'll be cooking you dinner in no time. 

Photo: Amazon

The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make, $11.17

If your family is meat-free or your kid wants to try incorporating more meatless meals into the weekly menu, this is the ultimate kid friendly, vegetarian cookbook. 

Photo: Amazon

Williams-Sonoma The Cookbook for Kids: Great Recipes for Kids Who Love to Cook, $13.36

Your professional junior foodie will love the professional style feel of these classic recipes, with kid-friendly photos and ingredients. 

Photo: Amazon

Kid Chef: The Foodie Kids Cookbook: healthy Recipes and Culinary Skills for the New Cook in the Kitchen, $11.43

Teaching your mini cook healthy habits young can help develop real life skills, plus the recipes inside are good enough for adults to enjoy too. 

Photo: Target

KidKraft Uptown Espresso Kitchen, $139.99

Every child who's too tiny for the real kitchen will love the miniature version. Don't forget to stock it with equipment, like this 22-piece play kitchen accessories set with all the utensils, pots, pans, and play food they'll need. 

Photo: Amazon

Toysmith 17-Piece Li’l Tea Tote Set, $23.99

For an older kid foodie, this elegant ceramic tea set is perfect for a weekend at Grandma's or taking the stuffed animals out for a celebration on the patio. 

Photo: Target

Seedling Design Your Own Get Cooking Apron, $19.99

Baby bakers can get flour all over themselves way too quickly. Make cleanup a breeze with this adorable design-your-own apron. 

Photo: Target

Toddler Short Sleeve Food Critic Graphic T-Shirt Cat & Jack, $4.50

Get the perfect picture of your mini-me with this toddler food critic t-shirt. They can pose perfectly with your creations, and your friends will love the social media post. 

Photo: Williams-Sonoma

American Girl Baking Essentials Set and Cookbook Gift Set, $70.95

Start your beginning baker off strong with American Girl classic recipes and a perfect baking set they can use again and again. 

Sur Lab Table Kid's Cooking Class

Spend an afternoon with your child making pizza, baking, learning healthy back to school recipes, and so much more, all while spending time with other food loving kids. 

Photo: Amazon

Overcooked: Gourmet Edition (Xbox One), $23.99

Keep the kitchen clean with this interactive Xbox One restaurant game. Players focus on getting food out and managing a full staff at their very own restaurant. 

Photo: Toys R Us

Easy Bake Ultimate Oven, $44.99

Are you really a foodie kid without an Easy Bake Oven? The ovens bake off mini desserts and foods, all within the safety of the baking and cooling chambers. 

Photo: Amazon

Barbie Spaghetti Chef Doll & Set, $18.35

Get cooking with Barbie's full kitchen set, and your child can live vicariously through Barbie's elaborate Italian feast. 

Photo: Amazon

MasterChef Junior Pizza Cooking Set, $24.95

Make pizza from scratch with this fabulous pizza cooking set, ready for all the toppings your heart desires. If your foodie is more into grilling or baking, try the Masterchef Junior burger and baking set. 

Photo: Amazon

Leapfrog Cooking Recipes On The Road Learning Game, $4.99

Take your toddler's love for food and incorporate fun math and learning. This game asks problem solving questions to help serve up meals, teaching valuable lessons and providing tons of fun. 

Photo: http://www.acozykitchen.com

A Cozy Coloring Cookbook: 40 Simple Recipes to Cook, Eat, & Color, $8.79

Combine fun coloring and delicious recipes for the perfect adult and kid friendly gift. 

Photo: Best Buy

Ratatouille, $14.99

Ratatouille is the ultimate food focused animated film that adults and children can enjoy together time and time again.