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Top 12 Holiday Gifts for Kids Who Love to Cook
Have kids who are excited about cooking? Look for the holiday gifts perfect for your pint-sized chef!
MasterChef Junior Cooking Essentials Set
It’s fantastic to be able to come together as a family and cook. The MasterChef Junior cooking set ($40) will have your kids excited to be put to work in the kitchen! The set includes an apron plus real cooking tools that are kid-safe and have nonslip silicone grips.
Curious Chef 17-Piece Prep Kit
This flawless collection of kitchen tools ($20) is perfect for introducing little ones to beginning cooking skills. It has a six-piece set of measuring spoons and cups, a large spoon, a timer, a three-piece prep bowl set, a shopping list and stickers.
Curious Chef 3-Piece Knife Set
This safe set of knives ($9) lets tiny chefs feel like they can do more than just mix ingredients. It includes one small, medium and large nylon knife—all dishwasher safe and BPA-free. Each has a serrated cutting edge sharp enough to cut food but dull enough not to cut skin.
EasyStart Kitchen Herbs Kit
This organic kitchen herb garden ($20) comes with everything you need for beginners to grow kitchen herbs. The set includes basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, sage and lemon balm, plus peat pots, soil discs and plant markers. Your kids will cook with excitement after growing these herbs themselves, making fresh dishes like these even more special!
Presto Pizzazz Plus Rotating Oven
The best thing about this rotating pizza oven ($50) is that it cooks everything evenly, taking the guesswork out for kids and adults alike. Perfect for homemade pizzas, it’s also suitable for chicken, fish, egg rolls, cinnamon rolls, cookies and plenty more.
Nonstick Silicone Molds
These silicone shapes ($16) will transform mealtimes into an opportunity to show off your child’s cooking skills. Made from materials that are BPA-, lead- and phthalate-free, the set includes molds in shapes of a star, heart, circle, flower and bear. It’s perfect for eggs, pancakes, breakfast sandwiches and fritters. A great place to start: our perfect pancake recipe.
UnicGlam Baking Kit
With gloves, spatulas, a mat, cups, whisk, brush and a cake pan, this baking kit ($30) is perfect for kids. Each item is a lot easier to clean, handle and cook with, making the set perfect for beginning chefs. Put the pieces to work with our best cupcake recipes!
Chef Apron and Matching Hat
If you want to be a chef, you have to dress the part, right? Here’s a chef apron-and-hat combo ($5 and up) that comes in a large range of sizes and colors to suit your little ones. Ranging from solids and polka dots to checks, this combo can also be decorated with markers, paints and even embroidery to match your child’s personality.
Reese’s Cookie Cast Iron Skillet Set
Few things are quite as yummy as cookies made in cast-iron skillets ($14). This Reese’s set provides both the hardware and a delicious cookie mix. Once you’re done with the supplied cookie mix, give these sweet-treat recipes a whirl.
Kids Kitchen Step Stool
The Kitchen Helper stool ($150) is a folding step stool that helps toddlers safely reach countertop height. The platform is surrounded on all four sides so no one goes tumbling while they’re trying to help mix cake batter! You can adjust the platform to keep it at the perfect height for a growing child, too.
Curious Chef Pizza Kit
The Curious Chef Pizza Kit ($19) has all the pizza making tools your kids need to start cooking. The kit has a tomato-shaped cutting board, a pizza cutter and server and a handful of other tools to help with dinner. Tuck one of our Top 10 pizza recipes in the box, too.