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Fun foodie gifts for the kid chef

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Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

If there is an aspiring young chef on your Christmas gift list, look no further than our kid-friendly foodie gift guide. From kid-sized chefwear to fun kitchen gadgets, the following kid chef gifts will delight your budding gourmands.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Cooking Light The Ultimate Kid-Approved Cookbook: Delicious Food Kids Will Eat, Nutritious Meals Moms Will Love ($14)

Start your little chef off with the know-how for nutritious and delicious kid-friendly meals. This spiral-bound, easy-to-flip-through Cooking Light cookbook is geared toward kids ages 3 to 12 (my 4-year old can't get enough of it) and delivers 100 kid-tested recipes that are given in two age-appropriate levels. There are also kitchen classroom and nutrition notes, interesting food facts and quotes from the Kids Tasting Panel that tell why the young recipe testers liked a particular dish, their serving suggestions and ideas for extras.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

OK! It's My Turn! Kids' Lime Green Chef Coat ($25)

Give your kid chef a uniform he can proudly wear while creating the family's next meal. Just like the big chefs, the OK! It's My Turn! Kids' Lime Green Chef Coat is made of easy-care poly-cotton, has the same double breasted, eight pearl buttons style as the traditional professional chef coats and its "French Cuffs" allow the sleeves to be folded back to a length that is comfortable for your child.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Kiss the Cook BBQ Chef Hat ($10)

Made of cotton and polyester, this adorable chef hat can be worn in the kitchen or in the yard when your cook-happy tyke is helping Dad with a cookout. Your kiddo will feel more like an executive chef when she can dress the part – and, as a bonus, seeing her in cookwear will make you smile.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Playful Chef Baking Set ($19)

If you're looking for the perfect baking and cooking tools for your aspiring kitchen whiz, buy the Playful Chef Baking Set and you'll have everything your child needs in one single kit. This kid-friendly cook set contains 21 dishwasher safe kid-sized tools (stainless steel whisk, wooden spoon, safety scissors, silicone pastry brush, measuring cups and spoons and more), a polyester red adjustable tool belt apron and a recipe book with healthy recipes. Recipes include Pita Pizza, Pancakes, Chicken Nuggets, Honey Yogurt Dip, Fruit Smoothies and Sugar Cookies.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Muffinmeal by Cupcaqe ($20)

Let your little baker go beyond simply frosting the cupcakes by surprising her with Cupcaque's Muffinmeal baking tool. Muffinmeal are little inserts that put cup-like holes in muffins or cupcakes making them easy to fill and decorate. The cups fit any brand, make or model pan and the cups slide up or down, locking into place, to make shallow or deeper holes. Muffinmeal will encourage your cooking kiddo to think beyond sweets and try her hand at pizza muffins, cheese bread stuffed with scrambled eggs, cornbread stuffed with chili or wheat bread stuffed with shrimp or chicken salad. This is a great gift that may just get the whole family into the kitchen to cook.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Stirstik ($7)

This brightly colored utility stick will give your kid chef a fun kitchen tool that stirs, flips and spreads! The Stirstik is an innovative, artistic looking kitchen gadget that can be used to frost cakes and cupcakes, spread peanut butter and mayo, stir sauces, fold eggs, flip pancakes and so much more. It is durably made of nonstick silicone and nylon, heat resistant to 550 degrees F, BPA-free and can be put in the top rack of the dishwasher for easy cleaning. The Stirstik, which could become your child's favorite utensil, is available in green, turquoise, purple, white, pink and orange. We suggest buying them all!

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Disney Princess Hot Cocoa Mug Set ($7) 

For the young chef who loves Disney, this princess-themed cocoa and mug set will give her an excuse to help Mom bake a batch of cookies so you both can sit down to sip and nibble. Each set includes two ceramic mugs and two single servings of Nestle cocoa. Fairies & Cars sets are also available.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

Golly Gee-pers! Table Manners Card Game ($15)

Just as you need to teach your kids to cook, teaching them how to be well-mannered while eating will not only make your family meals (especially for large gatherings) more peaceful, it may just turn your tykes into little chefs with a knack for Martha Stewart style entertaining. Golly Gee-pers! are a set of cards that help teach children proper manners through a fun game. Golly Gee-pers! cards are given out during the dining experience and depict good table manners (like chewing with your mouth closed) with a thumbs up, while the bad table manners (elbows on the table) have a thumbs down. The person with all thumbs up cards and no thumbs down cards gets the 'Ready to Dine Out' award! The cards are ideal for children ages 4 to 12 and even come in the cotton carrying bag to take on the go.

Fun cooking gifts for little chefs

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