This is a special roundup of gifts for kids who love to cook, bake or are helpers in the kitchen to encourage a love for made-from-scratch and home cooked meals from the start and support our next generation of home cooks and Kids in the Kitchen.
I am a mom of three young kids who just love to help me in the kitchen. I grew up cooking and baking with my mother + grandmother, like so many of us did. We learned the tried-and-true family recipes and how to make them from scratch and now I want my kids to learn the same skills and to make the same special memories with us in the kitchen.
If you have the same nostalgia or just wish for your kids to be independent and knowledgable in the kitchen and have fun too then this gift guide round up is for you.
1. Children’s Aprons
Well you know I must start here but every good cook MUST have an apron and one that looks + fits perfect too. Our Heirloomed Children’s Aprons are truly meant to be used and loved, in timeless designs that will grow with your child. We even have matching Adult + Child apron sets that make cooking or baking together even more fun and certainly more adorable too. With pockets to stash their goods and a full apron style to keep your messy little cooks clean, our kids aprons make a beautiful, keepsake gift for children of any age. Our aprons even double as art + craft aprons too, perfect for painting, glitter, clay + more.
2. Raddish Kids Monthly Cooking Club
When encouraging your kids to learn and spend more time in the kitchen, you always want it to be a fun experience and with Raddish Kids, that’s exactly what you’ll get. The concept is simple, you sign up and each month your child will receive a package (hooray for kid-mail!) filled with a culinary theme and 3 new laminated, illustrated recipes they can follow to make a creation in the kitchen all of their own.
I simply love this gift because it is activity / experience-based, which is so much better than another toy and it makes such a great, lasting gift that keeps on giving all year long from someone like Grandma or a favorite Aunt. To learn more or check out this month’s Raddish Box, click here.
3. Kid-Sized Kitchen Tools
To do big things in the kitchen, sometimes kids need small, child-sized tools to really help them properly master skills. These tiny tools are perfect as stocking stuffers or to have on hand for your child to easily pull out and feel comfortable that they won’t get cut or break anything along the way.
4. Kid-Friendly Appliances
One of my very favorite things growing up was a little Snoopy Snow Cone maker, that after much hard work + cranking, produced a tiny little cup of shaved ice for you to enjoy. I love these easy-to-use appliances that are good starter tools, especially for kids that are a bit older than little kid stage to easily whip up some goodies of their own.
5. Kid-Approved Cookbooks
Simple to follow instructions, photos + illustrations and easy step-by-step recipes are just what kids need to build confidence in the kitchen so a child-friendly cookbook is a perfect gift to help them learn. These are a few of our favorites and the kids love pulling out their book right along side you, planning their recipes and following along to make a meal.
I’d love to know some of your kids favorite tools in the kitchen and if they love to cook with you?
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