If you’re searching for cooking gifts for kids, you’ve found it! We’ve compiled a list of cooking-related toys, as well as real kitchen tools that kids will love. Whether you’re searching for birthdays, the holidays or just because, there’s something for everyone on this kids gift guide.
It’s time for a kid-related gift guide, friends, and I am excited for this one! Why? Because my family has a lot of the items on this list, and the girls love hem. (Also, they’d love to receive the ones they don’t have.)
My friend, Valorie, searched high and low for cooking gifts for kids. Whether you’re a parent, aunt or uncle, grandparent or a friend who wants to give a child something fun, this gift guide was written for you.
So whether you’re looking for a birthday present, a holiday gift or just because, these cooking gifts for kids are fabulous for any time of year. Heck, you could use this gift guide as inspiration for a present for yourself. (If you’re into that kind of thing.)
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Cooking Gifts for Kids
If you’re searching for cooking gifts for kids, you’ve found it! We’ve compiled a list of cooking-related toys, as well as real kitchen tools that kids will love. Whether you're searching for birthdays, the holidays or just because, there's something for everyone on this kids gift guide.
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This real knife set features serrated cutting edges with a blunt tip, a handle that’s fit for small hands and soft grips. Perfect for cutting fruits and vegetables, these knives come in three sizes to complete various kitchen tasks. Parental supervision is required, and these knives are a wonderful step in getting your kid involved in the making and preparation of meals and snacks!
Not only are these knives functional, but they’re also dishwasher safe.
Our daughter has these knives, and she loves assisting with food prep in the kitchen. Perfect for anyone 5 and up!
This 30-piece baking set is a great way to introduce kids to cooking. Everything here is real chefware…but miniature for a child’s hands!
The colorful chocolate molds double as mini cupcake/muffin trays, and they come in a bunch of great shapes, which we think will be fun to make treats in. The mini cake tray makes kid-sized treats, and the round mini cake treat will look like a flower once a cake rises in it. Perfect for kids who love nature, too.
It all comes packaged together in a large non-stick baking pan so kids can make full-sized cakes when they’re ready, too.
Every part of this baking set is dishwasher-safe, too! So don’t worry that you’re giving a parent a gift that requires more work on their part. Everything is food-grade silicone, which makes it both fun and easy to play with, as well as safe to eat from.
This lightweight kitchen helper tower is one of the best purchases we’ve ever made when it came to cooking with our children. The Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Stool is safe and secure… and it grows with your children, too. You can adjust the platform’s height to make it work with your child’s height (and ensure they don’t fall out of it.)
There’s now a feature that allows you to clip on safety netting to avoid any falls out of the tower from the side, too. And the best feature, in my opinion, is that this kitchen tower folds up and can easily be scooted out of the way when it’s not in use.
This tower helps your kid stand independently at countertop height and participate, whether it’s standing and snacking, lending a hand with the prepping of meals or even assisting in the cooking. (Obviously, this is all dependent on the age of your child and their and your comfort level of letting them assist in the kitchen.)
Before they’re ready to graduate to the real kitchen, let your kids play with this realistic-looking play set! It includes spoons and spatulas just like the ones adults use, as well as some veggies to “chop” and a fish to “cook.”
Kids will learn about cutting boards, pots, pans and pressure cookers, as well as use a kettle than can actually hold water. The toy induction burner is especially cool—it lights up and can be set to different “temperatures.” When a pan or pot is on it, a speaker emits noises like a real induction burner would.
With this set, kids can cook right alongside parents and feel like they’re doing the real thing.
Caution: The tools are NOT real. Don’t use the potholder, spatula, or spoon in a real kitchen.
Do you have a kid who loves baking shows? If so, they’ve probably been amazed by the fashion dress cakes that seem to appear on every competition at least once.
Help them make a princess or fairy of their own with this awesome set. It comes with all the mixes you’ll need to make the cakes, fondants, and icing—just add milk and eggs. It includes with two doll bodies and all the cutters and tools you’ll need to make the dresses. Don’t worry—it comes with a step-by-step guide, too!
Just like the one above, this set comes with an egg cracker that empowers kids to learn about cracking eggs on their own with little to no mess. The mixing bowl has a suction cup so that even the most enthusiastic bakers will have a hard time spilling it. Everything is silicone, so it cools quickly and is easy to clean. A great gift for kids that want to create something exciting and new!
Who doesn’t love pizza? Now your child can prep and serve a pizza to their family and friends with this cool wooden set.
The 34 pieces include a pizza box, play money, a pizza paddle, rolling cutter, all the toppings for a pizza and a play oven for them to “cook” it all in. There’s even a recipe card they can follow. The oven has moving parts so they can learn to adjust things, too. On top of the counter are spaces for all the toppings, which helps with creativity and clean up!
Toys like this are great for kids who are too young for real ovens but still want to feel like they’re really making a meal for their families.
This set may not come with the oven, but it does have things that the Easy Bake Oven doesn’t.
The egg cracker empowers kids to learn about cracking eggs on their own with little to no mess. The mixing bowl has a suction cup so that even the most enthusiastic stirrers will have a hard time spilling ingredients from it. The cupcake set has everything else you’ll need, too—the trays, liners and a pastry bag (that includes a tip) so they can learn how to decorate with real frosting.
The trays are made of silicone so they cook and cool faster. (Hey, the kids won’t get bored as they wait for their final creations to cool!) Just make sure an adult is around to use the oven.
Even better, the cupcake trays, spatula and bowl are easy to clean. Just pop ‘em in the dishwasher.
Who had an Easy Bake Oven in their childhood? This toy has been around for decades and is still delighting children.
If you didn’t have one, the concept is simple and wonderful. The Easy Bake Oven comes with mixes that you just add water and/or an egg to. It includes with a small spatula and whisk, perfect for small hands. Kids pour the mix into the special Easy Bake pan, and then gently push it into the oven, where it really cooks. This one is electric, so there’s no waiting for a lightbulb to cook brownies like us ‘80s babies had to do!
This particular set comes with the mixes for red velvet cupcakes, star cookies and big soft pretzels. It includes with everything you need to make and enjoy these, too, so there’s a cupcake tin and frosting, as well as nacho cheese for the pretzels.
Buy refill packs, and kids can enjoy this Easy Bake Oven over and over again for years.
This is a great gift for a family with multiple kids, or ones who always host friends for playdates. It’s a bit on the pricey side, but if you have the financial means, it’s a toy that kids can play with for ages.
One side contains a kid-sized booth where kids can “eat,” and the other side contains the kitchen. The play set comes with a fake jukebox that kids can drop an included plastic coin into. (Unfortunately, it doesn’t play music, but you could probably figure out how to make that happen at home!) The kitchen side includes an oven, stovetop, grill, fridge, as well as soda and milkshake dispensers.
Unfortunately, the set doesn’t include food. You can either use toy food that is already in the home or add the matching toy diner food and condiment set. Those come with coffee pots, food, menus, and a basket of real-looking condiments. Fun for anyone three and up!
Whether your child wants to be a home baker or a Michelin-rated chef, their first clothing accessory set is a big deal! This set comes with an apron, hat, and oven mitts, all in an adorable candy striper red.
Everything is made from a cotton/polyester blend, so it holds up in the play and real kitchens. The hat and apron are both adjustable, too.
Whether your cooking kid is trying out cooking for the family or just pretending, they’ll look like the real deal in this cute set.
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Erin Parker is a Southern gal living in Texas with her husband and two daughters. She started The Speckled Palate to share what she was cooking as a newlywed… and over the years, it’s evolved to capture her love for hosting. Specifically, the EASIEST, lowest key entertaining because everyone deserves to see their people and connect over good food. Learn more about her…