10 Cooking Gifts for Kids the Whole Family Will Love
Somebody tell Santa to get cooking! From tacos to tikka masala, soft pretzels to ice cream, these Christmas gift ideas for foodies will inspire kids of all ages to get in the kitchen in the new year. Bonus: They may even get your picky eater to try something new.
Raddish Kids Subscription Box
This awesome cooking club for kids ages 4 and up comes up with the most fun and educational (shhh!) projects. For the December kit’s “Snowed In” theme, kids receive three recipe guides—dumplings for the win—plus an apron patch, two cookie cutters, and more loot.
Dash Individual Waffle Maker
Super Good Baking for Kids
Got a Kids Baking Championship fan in the house? Buy them the cookbook created by co-host Duff Goldman. After an intro to “mise en place” (which will contain the mess!), Goldman serves up nine chapters of recipes—from cookies to tarts—in his signature fun style. Plus he sprinkles in science lessons, like how yeast works its magic. Although younger kids would have fun making the dishes with you, the cookbook is best for the 8-and-up crowd.
Pampered Chef Ultimate Soft-Pretzel Making Set
Your kid will get all the goods to make eight fresh-from-the oven soft pretzels, including a dough mix, pretzel mat, basting brush, and crimper. You can order extra mix solo for future projects.
Cuisinart Mix It In Soft-Serve Ice-Cream Maker
It’ll take kids just 20 minutes to make 1½ quarts of soft-serve—that’s faster than a Dairy Queen run. Plus they can experiment with flavors and toppings. Directions for making sorbet and sherbet are also included.
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.
Eat2Explore Subscription Box
Your family’s travel plans might be on hold now, but the kids can still experience the cuisine of China, Morocco, Singapore, and other parts of the world. Each box comes with recipe cards and activity sheets plus unique spice, sauce, or grain mixes.
Parlor Ice Cream Mixing Set
Level up dessert! If your kids are fans of Cold Stone Creamery or other shops that mix ingredients to customize an ice cream flavor, they’ll wild over this DIY set that includes a freezable marble slab, dishes to hold mix-ins, and two spades for blending.
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.