Are your children always keen to help in the kitchen? Do they love to chop veggies, bake cakes or knead bread? Or perhaps they don't help out much but you'd like them to. Either way here are some of my favourite cooking gifts for kids.
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I've found that getting my kids to help out in the kitchen more has improved their eating and helps with moaning and bad behaviour while I'm trying to get dinner ready. If you're interested you can read more about this in my five reasons to cook with your kids post.
Many of these items are things that we've tried and tested over the years and some of them are items that my kids will be getting for Christmas this year. Mind you I haven't finished my Christmas shopping yet so there's always the chance that more foodie gifts will be added.
Cooking gifts for kids:
1. My First Green Cookbook
The latest offering by 2019 Bake Off winner David Atherton, My First Green Cook Book* is full of lovely recipes and is beautifully illustrated. A lovely Christmas present for kids of all ages.
2. Sweetpea Pantry mixes
Healthy, easy and delicious baking mixes for kids. You can make pizza dough, flapjacks, brownies, biscuits and more. There are seven options including several gluten free ones too. Individual packs cost £2.75 and make great stocking fillers or pick up a The Feast pack with four packs for £9.99. Find out more.
3. A kid safe cooking knife
Our most-used kids cookery product is the kid safe from Foost. It has a serrated edge and is safe for little fingers. My almost three year old uses his most days to chop all manner of veggies and he loves it. He’s never cut his fingers. Get yourself one here*. (RRP: £6.72)
Foost* also sell other items, which make great gifts for kids who love to cook.
4. Around the World with the Ingreedies
We have quite a few kids cookery books but this is the only one that’s captured my imagination as well as my kids'. I love that it focuses on foods from around the world and I also love that it contains more dinner recipes than cakes and biscuits. Check it out on Amazon*. (RRP: £12.99)
5. Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story
GBBO star Nadiya’s lovely book combines storytelling and cookery with recipes inspired by the stories. A lovely present for a child who loves stories or cooking, or both. Get the book on Amazon*. (RRP: £14.99)
6. Fun food products from Eats Amazing
Blogger Grace makes incredible fun food creations for kids and her shop is full of goodies to make packed lunches fun. I love the cutters section - many of these cutters are designed for sandwiches - an easy way to get kids involved in the kitchen - but can often be used for cookies too and she also sells cupcake rings and bento picks. (Prices vary)
7. Mon Dessert mini macaron making kits
Mon Dessert offer a great range of macaron making kits with clear instructions for how to make the delicious French delicacies. A kit would be a great present for an older child or teenager who loves to bake. Mini kits and subscriptions are also available. Made with natural ingredients and vegan option available with many kits. (RRP full kits £25.95/mini kits £14.95).
8. A bakeware set
Their very own set of bakeware* can really inspire a child to get in the kitchen. Some kits come with aprons and cute chef hats as well.
9. Biscuiteers courses
If you’re based in or near London then the Biscuiteers offer some lovely courses at their Clapham and Notting Hill branches. Many of the classes are for adults but they do offer kids biscuit decorating classes too through the Little School of Biscuiteers.
10. Christmas cookie cutters
A set of Christmas cookie cutters* is a great gift for a budding baker!
11. Foodini recipe kits
A recipe kit service just for kids. I love these kits and in my opinion a one-off purchase or subscription makes a lovely cooking gift for kids. There are a range of options, including a postal kit (from RRP: £12.75 a month) or the simpler recipe card club (from £3.75 a month). Find out more.
12. Ice cream maker
An ice cream machine* would make a great gift for anyone who loves their frozen desserts.
What would you add to this list? Do you have any favourite cooking gifts for kids that you'd add to this list?
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