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Food-loving kids are full of zest and curiosity, just like the gifts they’re probably craving this holiday season. To keep that healthy love of cooking and baking on the rise, we’ve rounded up the best gift ideas for your little bakers and chefs. From modern kitchen playsets to virtual cookbooks, we’ve got the scoop on all things foodie this year.

Kidkraft Cookware & Coffee Set

$65.99 BUY NOW

No play kitchen is complete without a full set of cookware and an accompanying coffee maker. This 21-piece collection comes with everything your little gourmand needs to whip up play meals. Made with a real stainless steel look, you also won't mind this set sitting out in your real kitchen.

Melissa & Doug Slice and Toss Salad Play Food Set

$39.99 BUY NOW

You've got the cookware, now you just need some food! Promote healthy eating with this adorable slice and toss salad set from Melissa & Doug that comes with more than 50 pieces of wooden and felt play food. Coming with special tabs to make real crunching sounds when sliced, your kids will be salad savants before you know it.

Modern Chef Wooden Kitchen Playset

$500 BUY NOW

Even Joanna Gaines wouldn't mind whipping up a batch of cookies in this play kitchen. Small sous chefs can use the chalkboard to plan out the day's specials, then whip up delightful dishes using the play oven, stovetop, sink and more.

Montessori Cooking Together Kit

$100 BUY NOW

Want to raise a foodie from the start? This Montessori kit helps littles as young as 18 months old to start helping in the kitchen. Designed by educators, the set comes with food-safe, developmentally appropriate kitchen tools, illustrated recipe cards, food preparation activities and printed parent guide and online parent articles and videos to make spending time in the kitchen as fun as can be.

Hape Mix & Bake Blender


This sweet pretend blender makes the perfect addition to your foodie's collection. Each set comes with pretend flour and sugar packets, bowl and turnable blender.

TWEE Petite Macaron Sidewalk Chalk


Even budding bakers need a break from the kitchen! This handmade macaron sidewalk chalk is so detailed, they look like good enough to eat. When you order, you'll get a pack with pink, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple for maximum creativity.

Hedley & Bennett Kids Apron


Does your mini chef watch Kids Baking Championship? Then they'll recognize these aprons! Made with the same quality as the signature adult version, the double pocket, adjustable apron is machine washable and perfect for twinning.

Pampered Chef Hand Pie & Pocket Maker


For kids ready to take their cooking skills to the next level, this hand pie maker is key. Even the littlest hands can help whip up empanadas, turnovers, pierogi's and more!

Mickey and Minnie Mouse Baking Spatula Set

$26.99 BUY NOW

Oh boy! Whip up magical baked treats with this duo of silicone spatulas. The Mickey and Minnie-themed tools are lightweight and come with a hole for hanging.

The Complete Cookbook for Young Scientists


Not only will kids create some amazing baked goods with this book, but they'll learn the science behind HOW. Young scientists will learn what makes bread rise, why vegetables are green and so much more.

Make Your Own Churros Kit


Let your budding baker perfect their snack skills with this ready-to-make kit. Each one comes with a reusable piping bag and deep-fry thermometer, pre-made batter mix, toppings and chocolate.

Custom Recipe Binder

$21+ BUY NOW

Food artists need a place to store all their creations! With personalization options that include cover, material and option to add a name, this unique recipe binder will serve your cute chef for years to come.

Star Wars Cakelet Pan


Perfect for a galactic movie night, this fun cake pan comes with everything your need to make Yoda, Darth Vader, C-3PO, R2-D2, Chewbacca, a Stormtrooper and BB-8.

VR MasterChef Junior Virtual Reality Kids Cookbook


It's time to take cooking to the next level. This virtual reality set comes with everything you need to whip up recipes galore: 21 pieces, 30 recipes a 90-page book and more.

––Karly Wood

Editor’s Note: Prices and availability reflect the time of publication. Images courtesy of retailers.

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