12 Fun Foodie Gifts for Kids
I don’t allow myself to percolate or plan for the December holidays until Thanksgiving is firmly in my rear view mirror. Now that it’s behind us, it’s game on for holiday prep, including gathering Christmas wish lists and firing up the oven for baking. Along those lines, I’ve curated some of my favorite food and cooking gifts for kids. You’ll find links for purchase within the description of each item. And if you have a favorite kids-in-the-kitchen gift idea, please share in the comments section below!
Bakers-in-training will appreciate these charming Nesting Measuring Cups to store alongside yours. Print out a favorite cookie recipe to pair with the measuring cups and they’ll have a reason to get baking.
Adorable Eco-Friendly Bento
I’m crushing on these bento boxes by Ekobo that comes in a variety of colors and are made from eco-friendly bamboo. The bentos are on the petite side, but even my teen finds it handy for packing a small sandwich, fruit and veggie.
Old-School Popcorn Popper
My kids have loved this popcorn maker since they were tiny, turning the crank as the popcorn pops on the stove (I like that the popcorn gets made without any chemicals…just oil and popcorn).
The Curious Chef Knife Set is a reliable way to get kids started with knife skills in the kitchen. Looking for something a little sturdier? Check out this Opinel Petite Chefs Knife Set that comes with a knife, peeler, and finger guard to keep little hands safe.
101 Healthiest Foods for Kids
I’m a superfan of this colorful book, which may be more of a “mommy and me” sort of gift. Grab a copy and work your way through the A to Z of healthy foods, with simple recipes scattered throughout.
Raddish Kids is a cooking club in a box. Recipes, activities, grocery lists, and cooking tools arrive at your doorsteps and are custom-made for everyone from little kids to tweens.
Reusable Rainbow Straws
I weaned our family off of plastic straws a few years ago once we discovered glass ones, they’re surprisingly sturdy and perfect for slurping smoothies.
A Kid’s Classic
Bread and Jam for Frances remains, hands down, my favorite children’s book. It also happens to work in a message about what happens when you get too picky about what you put on your plate.
Fork and Knife Set
These Snack Rabbit Nesting Utensils are so darn sweet, I’m tempted to get a set for myself. Good for sending with a school lunch, too.
Cute-as-Can Be Egg Cups
For the soft-cooked egg lovers in your house, this set of porcelain egg cups are ideal for serving up breakfast along with slices of buttered toast “soldiers” for dunking. I’m also smitten with this sweet set of egg cups that are a little more on the feminine side.
An easy alternative to traditional ice pop molds, you can fill these silicon pop molds with fruit juice or your favorite fro yo blend (I routinely fill mine with leftover smoothie from the blender).
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