• Marina Chaparro

Holiday Gift Guide: Best cooking gifts for kids (and Moms)!



If you're anything like me and wait until the last minute to get your gifts, this holiday guide for kids and moms will be a life savior. As you know, I'm always talking about involving kids in the kitchen, which is why I decided to give you holiday gifts to inspire kids in the kitchen. Additionally, I include a few Mom gifts that have been personal life saviors during this pandemic, and I know you will like them as well.


15 Ideas for Children's Gifts

Sow Much Fun Vegetable Planting and Growing Kit for Kids

Don't have space for a veggie garden? No worries! Y'all know I love veggie garden for kids- This educational learning activity will allow your child to explore new foods (especially veggies) It is a self-contained planter that requires no mess and it's self-watering, so it takes the guesswork out of when and how much to water. You can start growing your favorite veggies in the comfort of your window. All you need is a little soil and sunlight and see them grow!


Melissa & Doug: Dust! Sweep! Mop!

Technically not a cooking gift, but it can be used to clean after kids help out in the kitchen—a wonderful and simple self-directed Montessori type gift for younger kids. I've had this in my house for several years, and it's a kid favorite! You will be surprised how much young kids love to clean, if only it would apply in real life! Ha ha!


Kinderific Gardening Tool Set, Designed for Kids

Sometimes the best way to get your kids to try new veggies is NOT by saying "Mmm, it's good for you, you should try it,".Instead, show them where food comes from! This gardening kit is a fun way to get kids interested in planting a veggie garden and teaching them where food comes from.


CUTE STONE Kids Gardening Tool Set


KidKraft Farm To Table Play Kitchen Set

No matter the age, kids love to play in the kitchen. Even better if you invite them to the REAL kitchen. Get kids learning about the different types of food in a play setting-Less pressure and still provides an opportunity to learn about new foods.


KidKraft Vintage Kitchen


Little Partners’ Kids Learning Tower (Height Step Stool)

Encourages kids to explore new foods in a safe way. Great for younger kids and is adjustable to different heights. The tower gives them stability, making it easier for kids to participate in the kitchen. It gets kids excited and builds independence!


KidzWerks Kitchen Step Stool for Kids


RISEBRITE Real Kids Cooking Set

The complete junior chef set with an apron, cutting board, measuring cups and spoons, and so much more. I really like this gift set because it has a little bit of everything to get kids prepped and ready to be the next iron chef.


Futur Kids Safe Knife & Bendable Plastic Cutting Board

One of my all-time favorite kitchen tools for kids! I usually recommend this as a first step to get kids involved in the kitchen. It includes kids' knives along with their cutting boards. Allows kids to practice their fine motor skills whiles still exploring new foods and textures.


Hombae Kids Kitchen Safe Knife Set

I've had these for about 1-2 years, and my kids still love them. Durable, simple to clean, and they come in different sizes.


TruChef Kids Safe Knife 5 piece Set

A 5 piece chef starter kid that includes stainless steel knives with rounded tips and a peeler. This may be for the more advanced chef. I love the stand to keep it organized.


Cooking Class: 57 Fun Recipes Kids Will Love to Make (and Eat!)

The kids are taking over the kitchen! Deanna F. Cook presents more than 50 recipes designed for the cooking abilities and tastes of children ages 6 to 12. Basic cooking techniques are explained in kid-friendly language, and recipes include favorites like applesauce, French toast, popcorn chicken, pizza, and more. Full of fresh, healthy ingredients and featuring imaginative presentations like egg mice, fruit flowers, and mashed potato clouds, Cooking Class brings inspiration and confidence to future chefs.


Adventures in Veggieland:Help Your Kids Learn to Love Vegetables by Melanie Potock

One of my all-time favorite books for kids and families. It includes 100 kid-tested activities and delicious recipes that get kids working and exploring together in the kitchen. So long to scary vegetables; hello to friendly new textures, colors, and flavors! Here is a foolproof plan for getting your kids to love their vegetables.


14 Ideas for Mom's Gifts

Opard Sports Water Bottle