15 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids Who Love to Cook
Have kids who are excited about cooking? Look through our Christmas gift ideas for kids for something they'll truly love.
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Cooking Class Cookbook
Deanna Cook’s cookbook Cooking Class ($15) is a fun and informative book for first-time cooks. It stuffed with 57 recipes ranging from main dishes and snacks to lunchbox-favorites and desserts, plus lots of technique and terminology help. Here are 20 more cookbooks you’ll want to gift this holiday season.
Rapid Mac Cooker
Sometimes, when a teen or tween is hungry, every second counts. Help them cut down on their snack cook time with the Rapid Mac Cooker ($8). The dishwasher-safe container cooks macaroni and cheese, or any type of pasta, in just 5 minutes, with no need to turn on the stovetop or dirty a pot. Take a look at 10 other gifts that teens will actually want.
Not all foodie gifts belong in the kitchen. Overcooked! 2 ($13) is a cooking-inspired game where players are tasked with preparing meals in a busy restaurant kitchen. The game is family-friendly with a rating of E and available for PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch.
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 non-slip silicone grips. Here’s a list of appropriate tasks for kids of every age.
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.
Mountain Valley Seed Company Herbs Kit
This non-GMO kitchen herb garden ($24) comes with everything you need for beginners to grow kitchen herbs. The set includes seeds for basil, cilantro, oregano, parsley, sage and more, plus dip trays, seed trays, soil pucks and label sticks. Your kids will cook with excitement after growing these herbs themselves, making fresh herb-based 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 Stainless Steel Molds
These stainless steel shapes ($11) will transform mealtimes into an opportunity to show off your child’s cooking skills. Made from materials that are odorless, non-toxic and easy to clean, the set includes fun shapes like a bird, star, flower and heart. 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 a good starter set for kids. Each item is easy to clean, handle and cook with, making the set perfect for budding bakers. 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 ($13) that comes in a variety 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.
NutriBullet High-Speed Blender
With super-strong blades and simple push button controls, NutriBullet ($60) is ridiculously easy to use. Your children will be excited to blend fruits, veggies and superfoods into nutritious smoothies, and fantastic dips, soups and sauces.
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 clever cast iron desserts a whirl.
Kids Kitchen Step Stool
This kitchen helper stool ($80) 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.