12 Holiday Gifts for Kids Who Love to Cook
12 Holiday Gifts for Kids Who Love to Cook
Our Favorite Toys and Gifts for Kids That Cook
From classic cookbooks to play food trucks, we have your budding restaurateur or pastry chef covered for gifts this holiday season. Parents may even want in on some of our top picks for this year’s list!
Baketivity Kids Baking Set
This baking set functions like a meal delivery service, giving you the recipe and pre-measured ingredients for an easy, no-fail baking experience. It even comes with a game to play while waiting for your treats to finish baking. The kit comes in varieties such as cinnamon rolls, chocolate chunk cookies, cake pops, and even granola bars. Baketivity can be ordered as a one-time purchase or subscription.
Harry Potter Gryffindor Kids Apron
Whether you have been sorted into Gryffindor or Slytherin, there is an apron, water bottle, and spatula set for each Hogwarts house. This line from Williams-Sonoma is perfect for inspiring your little one to create some magic in the kitchen. Bonus: they make adult-sized aprons for parents, too.
The Complete Cookbook for Young Chefs
America’s Test Kitchen released their first cookbook just for kids in October, and it quickly became a New York Times best-seller. All of these recipes have been tested and approved by 750 kids, and each of the recipes is accompanied by step-by-step photos to help young chefs improve their kitchen techniques.
Emeril’s There’s a Chef in My Soup! Recipes for the Kid in Everyone
Emeril Lagasse may no longer be the mainstay of Food Network, but we think his kid-friendly cookbook, written with help from his two daughters, is a must-have for aspiring chefs. This colorful cookbook is full of simple, delicious recipes that will help your family make more memories together in the kitchen.
KidKraft Ultimate Corner Play Kitchen Set
This play set may give parents kitchen envy, but it is a nice change from brightly colored toys that can clutter a living or playroom. This kitchen is fully loaded with all the appliances and storage space your kiddo could need—plus, check out that fabulous backsplash!
Melissa & Doug Food Truck Indoor Corrugate Playhouse
This inexpensive playhouse is the perfect gift for your little entrepreneur; it functions as a barbecue food truck on one side and ice cream truck on the other. There’s plenty of room for several children to play inside, and the playhouse comes with menu signs, drink displays, and other fun accessories.
Zoku Quick Pop Maker
This quick-and-easy contraption makes it simple to create ice cream or fruit-based pops in seven minutes or less. Kids can create customized frozen masterpieces whenever they want. This is also a sneaky tool to get kids to eat more fruit.
Great Pretenders Color-an-Apron
Every serious chef needs a trusty apron in their arsenal, and this one is an activity in itself. Kids can color this apron to represent their unique style. Velcro straps make it easy to put on and adjust for younger children.
The Forest Feast for Kids: Colorful Vegetarian Recipes That Are Simple to Make
Meatless Monday won’t seem so scary for your little ones when they get to be in charge. Erin Gleeson, best-selling author and blogger of The Forest Feast, published this kid-friendly cookbook full of vibrant, healthy vegetarian recipes. The book also includes party ideas, a kitchen safety guide, and a glossary of culinary terms.
Easy Bake Oven Kit with Two Refill Sets
The Star Edition Easy Bake Oven is a sleeker, more modern model that still works just like the pink and blue oven you grew up with. This Easy Bake Oven comes with several different refill kits, so you can enjoy baking brownies, strawberry cake, chocolate truffles, and red velvet cake right away. The beloved product has been discontinued by Hasbro, so grab one while you still can! However, refill kits are still sold by the company.
MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set
MasterChef Junior has a line of all kinds of kitchen essentials, and this set is perfect for kids who are brand new to cooking. The kit comes with an apron, mixing bowl, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, a spatula, spoon, tongs, and three recipes for kids to try.
Sur La Table Kids Cooking Class
Check with your local Sur La Table to discover the Holiday and New Year’s Series for Kids going on in December and January. Kids will get to hone their cooking and baking skills, discover cuisine from around the world, and build their confidence in the kitchen. This is a great way to spend the afternoon with your child, or you can let them go alone while you run errands.