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Top 10 Fun Cooking Gifts for Kids - My Favorite Ideas!

Updated on November 11, 2013

Top 10 Fun Cooking Gifts for Kids

I always liked helping out in the kitchen as a kid. I have fond memories of mixing up cake batter and shaking the shake-n-bake chicken! I had a kids cookbook that had a recipe for teddy bear pancakes...

Lots of kids like to cook, bake, and help out in the kitchen. With that in mind, I've picked out 10 gift ideas that are related to cooking. These ideas range from the silly to the serious, for young kids and older kids too. When possible I've noted the appropriate ages... which range from about 5 years old to 14 years old.

If you are buying a Christmas gift for a kid who loves to cook, I'm sure you'll get a good idea here! Cooking related gifts can be a lot of fun!

Cute Chef Kid Photo Credit Creative Commons Licensed

#1) FUN Waffle Maker for Kids - Make Waffles Shaped Like a Lion, an Elephant and a Clown

Smart Planet WM-3 Circus Waffle Shape Maker
Smart Planet WM-3 Circus Waffle Shape Maker

The reviews indicate that kids love this! Who knew that circus shaped waffles would be such a big hit? These waffles would be fun to decorate with some fresh fruit! Blueberry eyes, anyone?

This is a fun breakfast related gift idea, that with supervision, will please even the youngest kids. If you have a picky eater, this might help encourage them to eat their meal.

 

#2) A Real Tea Set for Kids - A Small Children's Tea Set for 4

Rosanna Tea For Me Too, Gift-boxed Children's Tea Set, Service for 4
Rosanna Tea For Me Too, Gift-boxed Children's Tea Set, Service for 4

This tea set is meant to be used! It has all that you need for tea service - 4 tea cups, tea pot, a creamer, and a sugar bowl! It's microwave and dishwasher safe. With supervision, this set can be enjoyed by 3, 4, and 5 year olds... And as children get older, kids can play with this set on their own! It comes in a beautiful box and will likely be treasured!

I remember playing tea time with my dolls... With this set you can really have tea! Great way to introduce kids to types of tea, and tea time can become a nice part of family time.

 

#3) Cooking Game for Nintendo DS - Learn how to cook with a video game!

Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop - Nintendo DS
Cooking Mama 3: Shop & Chop - Nintendo DS

When I first saw this, I thought, a video game for playing chef? I never had that as a kid...

Now that I've read the reviews and thought about it, I can see that playing a game that involves making recipes can be a real learning experience. No sharp knifes or hot stove to watch out for.... This game can teach kids about cooking, and keep them entertained, when parents are too busy to watch over them in the kitchen.

The reviews indicate that this game is appropriate for kids between the ages 5-10. And possibly younger/older, depending on maturity and interest.

 

#4) Fun Idea - Microwave Smores Maker - Isn't this so cute?

Progressive International GMMC-68 Microwavable S'Mores Maker
Progressive International GMMC-68 Microwavable S'Mores Maker

I just love how this little guy looks!! I know he doesn't have a head but the arms make me think of him as a S'mores making person!

This has great reviews.... One of the reviews is by a grandparent who got this to entertain his grand kids with... Kids love this!

Sometimes you can't have a campfire but you still want to have Smores treats!

 

#5) Cake Pops Maker - Cake Pops are really POPular now!

Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple
Babycakes CP-12 Cake Pop Maker, 12 Cake Pop Capacity, Purple

Use this machine to make 12 delicious cake pops!

Cake pops are kind of like doughnut holes on a stick... Or cake balls on a stick. They are easy to make from cake mix and fun for kids to decorate by dipping them into melted chocolate and candy, and putting sprinkles on them!

I recommend this Cake Pops Maker for an older kids (age 10+) or teenager who's interested in baking.

 

Make Cake Pops the Easy Way

Make Cake Pops the Easy Way
Make Cake Pops the Easy Way

#6) Personalized Kids Chef Hat - Chef Hat with their Name Embroidered on it!

KIDS CHILDREN WHITE CHEF HAT PERSONALIZED EMBROIDERY 2 NAMES CHOOSE THREAD COLOR Ex...Theresa Marie....OR Chef Stephanie OR Chef Mario, ETC
KIDS CHILDREN WHITE CHEF HAT PERSONALIZED EMBROIDERY 2 NAMES CHOOSE THREAD COLOR Ex...Theresa Marie....OR Chef Stephanie OR Chef Mario, ETC

This chef's hat has a velcro adjustable closure, which means that it will fit kids ages 2-12. The personalized name makes this a super gift idea for a young chef! You can also buy a matching personalized chef's apron.

 

#8) Awesome Cookie Cutter Set for the Baker - HUGE Set - This has cookie cutters for all year long!

Wilton 2304-1050 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set
Wilton 2304-1050 101-Piece Cookie Cutter Set

Halloween Cookie Cutters, Heart Shaped Cutters for Valentine's Day, Christmas Cookie Cutters, ABCs, and much more!

This set is appropriate for all ages - young kids, older kids, teenagers, and adults! Making cookies and decorating them is fun for everyone!

 

#9) Kids Measuring Cups & Measuring Spoons Prep Set - Color Coded - Great for Helping in the Kitchen!

Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit
Curious Chef 17-Piece Measure & Prep Kit

This is ideal for little kids - Ages 3-7.... The cups and spoons are color coded, so even young kids who can't read or don't understand numbers and fractions can help you make stuff. As one reviewer said, you can ask you child for the purple cup... This also comes with a timer and a mixing spoon. It looks like a great way to make it easier for young kids to help you cook and bake.

 

#10) Children's Cookbook with Large Colorful Pictures! - Easy recipes for kids!

Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)
Better Homes and Gardens New Junior Cook Book (Better Homes and Gardens Cooking)

This is a child's version of the classic Better Homes and Gardens Cookbook. If this cookbook has a downfall, it could be that it's too easy. If your child is already able to read adult cookbooks, then this cookbook is too young for him/her. However, there are lots of other great cookbooks to choose from.

 

Comments? - Happy holidays!

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      RetroMom 4 years ago

      Kids creativity would improve a great deal if they cook. Thank you for sharing!