Gifts for Tiny Foodies

Dec 8, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. ET
Gifts for Tiny Foodies
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There's no particular logic behind it: Some kids are just really into food. I’ve got two such children myself, and there’s nothing they love more than pretending to whip up meals in their play kitchen. They're also often found helping their dad in the real kitchen or making “soup” in the sandbox. I'm assuming all this cooking and pseudo-cooking is great for their imaginations — plus it's got to come in handy when I finally train them to make actual meals, right? Until then, I plan to cater to their little chefs' hearts desires to keep that cookery enthusiasm up.

Forget the old standby plastic play food sets this holiday season; we’ve rounded up the cream of the crop when it comes to culinary gifts for kids. From actual baking with the classic Easy-Bake Oven to navigating kung pao chicken with training chopsticks, tiny foodies of all kinds are sure to love these delectable gifts. So satisfy your mini-Batali's cooking craving this season with our top-shelf gift picks for tot chefs. Bon appétit.

1 /15: Color-Me-In apron set

1/15 :Color-Me-In apron set

2 /15: Little Le Creuset

2/15 :Little Le Creuset

3 /15: Baking essentials

3/15 :Baking essentials

4 /15: Farm garden

4/15 :Farm garden

5 /15: 'Pretend Soup' cookbook

5/15 :'Pretend Soup' cookbook

6 /15: Future foodie kitchen

6/15 :Future foodie kitchen

7 /15: Grocery tent

7/15 :Grocery tent

8 /15: Learning chopsticks

8/15 :Learning chopsticks

9 /15: Chef's kit

9/15 :Chef's kit

10 /15: Easy-Bake Oven

10/15 :Easy-Bake Oven

11 /15: Play picnic basket

11/15 :Play picnic basket

12 /15: Play mixer

12/15 :Play mixer

13 /15: Surprise animal cups

13/15 :Surprise animal cups

14 /15: Smart market

14/15 :Smart market

15 /15: Tot tower

15/15 :Tot tower