15 Gifts Every Food-Obsessed Kid Will Love

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November 15, 2021

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Chances are you have at least one (or maybe a few) kids on your holiday shopping list this year. And while some kids are picky when it comes to food, not all are. There are some kids out there who love food just as much as adults — and we’ve rounded up the best food-themed gifts to prove it. The food loving kid can whip up something new in the kitchen, play a food-themed game or chow down on snacks from around the world. Here are some of our favorite gifts for those food loving kids in your life.


Donut lovers, rejoice. This mini donut set is perfect for kids to turn your kitchen into a donut shop for the morning. This kit comes with all you need — a doughnut depositor, a pound of donut mix and four sugars to dip 'em in.

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Make ice cream while you play catch, kick around or roll this ball. Start by pouring in the ingredients and adding ice and salt before you dive into your game. After about 10 minutes you’ll open it up and scrape down the sides and 25 minutes later, you’ll be tired out from the game and ready to eat homemade ice cream.

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Cookie decorating is always fun, but the end result isn’t always pretty. Enter Color My Cookie, which helps make it simple to create a masterpiece. One of the cookies is actually a palate of (edible) paints that makes it easy to paint on color with a paint brush. Add sprinkles, sparkles and more, and you’ll have darling and delicious cookies.

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Math is so much more exciting when the focus is on cantaloupe and not worksheets. This risk and reward dice game (most appropriate for ages seven and up) is fun for the whole family. Get rid of your melon slices as quickly as possible without even realizing you are learning about math and probability.

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Explore the foods of the world with these DIY food kits where you can whip up anything from sushi to ravioli. They supply the necessary equipment, shelf stable ingredients and directions — all you need to worry about are any fresh ingredients. The result is a delicious dish the whole family can enjoy.

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Candy can certainly make kids smile. These adorable smiley faces covered in candy can be hung up all over any kid’s wall. Choose from Kisses, sprinkles, taffy or sour gummies for hunger-inducing artwork.

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Bubble waffles have been having quite a moment in the US, and this kit is the perfect way to make them at home. It comes with everything you need to make the creation — a waffle pan, two varieties of waffle mix, a whisk, tongs, waffle cone holder and instructions. You bring the creativity and toppings. Stuff with ice cream or top with fresh fruit, this is the perfect DIY food project for any kid.

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Making friends can be hard for kids (for anyone, really!), and this book talks about friendship through the use of fun food characters like meatball and cupcake and silly food puns along the way as we join Peanut Butter on his quest to make new friends. It’s a book everyone will fall in love with and read over and over again.

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Every kid has their favorite family recipe whether it’s as simple as spaghetti and meatballs or mom’s best brownies. They may even want to come up with some of their own with this personalized recipe book perfect for capturing all of the family favorites in one place.

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Science and cooking collide in these kid-focused kits that teach kids cooking and science skills all at once, like the Maillard reaction for browning burgers. Each kit comes with three recipes, a few STEAM activities and a magazine with all sorts of fun food information.

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The perfect stocking stuffer for kids who love food, this cocoa sampler combines both classic and new flavors. Kids will love the familiar like milk chocolate but can challenge their taste buds with something new like Golden Milk with turmeric.

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Add some brightness to the kitchen with these small but mighty mini spatulas and spoonulas. The size makes it easy for kids to grip and help scrape out the bottom of the peanut butter or scoop sprinkles or spreading frosting on cupcakes. The attached ring keeps them nice and together when you store them.

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A kid who loves to cook needs to look stylish in the kitchen, that’s why we love these bright colored aprons. They come in fun colors like grape, mint and chili, and parents will love that they can find just the right size with choices 2-4, 5-7, and 8-12 for every sized kid.

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Make taco Tuesday even more fun with these taco truck holders. Cute, yes but they also make it super easy for kids to make their own tacos without the worry of them tipping over. Plus, it’s pretty cool to eat out of a truck.

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This is a gingerbread decorating kit all kids can enjoy. It’s vegan, free of the top eight allergens and contains no artificial dyes. That doesn’t mean it’s not delicious! Fun colorful sprinkles, rainbow chocolate chips and an amazing recipe for gingerbread is just what you need to make the ultimate creation.

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