10 Food and Cooking Gifts That Your Kids Want For Christmas

Wondershop Hot Cocoa Kit
Courtesy of Target
Somebody tell Santa that these gifts will help inspire your budding chef—and may even get your picky eater to try something new!
Courtesy of Target
Courtesy of Target

Wondershop at Target Hot Cocoa Kit

Kids can mix and match the three kinds of powdered cocoa with the trio of toppings to create their dream flavor. Maybe they’ll let you share?

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma
Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

Harry Potter Mini Silicone Spatulas

Your budding chef could whip up his own Cauldron Cakes with this set of two spatulas available in designs that correspond to the four house crests. If your kid hasn’t taken the quiz to determine his house yet, buy the one that matches his favorite character. Harry is a Gryffindor, but you probably already knew that! If you’re brave, look at the whole Harry Potter line from Williams Sonoma. We’re swooning over so much, including the house crest cookie stampers.

Courtesy of Raddish
Courtesy of Raddish

Raddish Kids Cook + Play Placemats

This awesome kids’ cooking club (sign up!) just launched three activity placements designed specifically for preschoolers. Each placement offers step-by-step illustrations of a recipe (like blueberry muffins) so pre-readers can follow along.

Courtesy of Uncommon Goods
Courtesy of Uncommon Goods

Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set

If your kid is a fan of Cold Stone Creamery or other shops that mix ingredients to customize an ice cream flavor, she’ll go wild over this DIY set that includes a freezable marble slab, dishes to hold toppings, and two spades for blending. It would be the hit of any sleepover!

Courtesy of Wilton
Courtesy of Wilton

Rosanna Pansino Unicorn Cupcake Decorating Kit

Trust us, your kids know Rosanna from YouTube, where she hosts the Nerdy Nummies cooking show. Wilton has brilliantly teamed up with her to launch of line of cooking tools and baking kits like this one that will help you and your child whip up treats that look as good as the ones on her show. Some of her other products, like fun decorating tips and bit heart-shaped sprinkles, would also make great stocking stuffers.

Fair Winds Press
Fair Winds Press

Bean Sprouts Kitchen Cookbook

If your kids like to play with their food, this is the perfect cookbook to have to create fun dishes together. Every recipe—from the Itsy Bitsy Biter to Broctopus—is made with nutritious ingredients (the authors own a kid-focused healthy café chain) and has an accompanying photograph. It’s a great way to entice kids to try new foods!

Courtesy of Disney
Courtesy of Disney

Anna and Elsa Snowflake Waffle Maker

For the kid who has everything Frozen but is still obsessed, how about this waffle maker that creates the breakfast treat in the shape of snowflakes? Your child can help you whip up your family’s favorite batter, and then you cook the waffles while the kids gather toppings. Or for a sleepover, make a batch of waffles, sandwich together with ice cream, and freeze to set.

Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon

Cooking & Baking Class Boxed Set

For kids who are at least 7 or 8 and crave more independent in the kitchen, this spiral-bound set of two cookbooks is just what they need. The books start with basics like a sandwich on a stick and advances to popovers and even homemade bread.

Courtesy of Mattel
Courtesy of Mattel

Creative Café Barista Bar

Have you made so many trips to Starbucks that your kid wants to be a barista? This set lets kids ages 6 and up safely whip up legit lattes mixing real milk with the included flavor packets. Kids will also get stencils to help them create latte art.

Courtesy of Amazon
Courtesy of Amazon

PopOhVer Stove Set

Families living in tight spaces will appreciate this pretend kitchen set. You simply put this fabric playset over a chair (a highback one works best) and voila, it’s a stove. When your child is done playing, fold it up for the next adventure!

Hear Parents Senior Editor Karen Cicero talk about these gifts on Episode 18 of Didn’t I Just Feed You?! podcast.

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