6 Great Kitchen Gifts for Kids

  • 01 of 07

    5 Kitchen Gifts for Kids

    Trixie Apron Kitchen Gifts for Kids
    Trixie's Sur La Table Apron.

    Getting the kids into the kitchen is a great thing on so many levels.  They learn math, they learn processes, they learn about real food, and of course, they learn how to cook!

    Here are 5 great holiday gift ideas to encourage the little ones to join you in the kitchen and feel like they have their very own equipment to get things stirring.  From $4.99 to $199.00, check out these great gifts.

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  • 02 of 07

    Kids' Aprons

    Butcher Stripe Child's Apron from Sur la table
    Butcher Stripe Child's Apron from Sur la table. Sur la table

    Giving your little one his or her own apron is a great way to make them feel like a real pro in the kitchen.  This very official looking butcher stripe apron (pictured) is from Sur La Table at $14.95, and has a very high neck to really keep a beginner cook clean.  It comes in your choice of a great rich red or dark blue.  This pretty red and white one from Ikea is $4.99 and has fasteners at the neck and waist that come apart easily so that your kid won’t get tangled.  There is also a handy...MORE pocket.   And any little Star Wars fans you might have in the kitchen will love this cute R2D2 apron from Kohl's, now on sale for $12.49.

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  • 03 of 07

    Five Piece Pie Set

    Five Piece Pie Set from Curious Chef
    Five Piece Pie Set from Curious Chef. Curious Chef

    The holidays = pie, and this is a great way for your to let your kids get in on the action, and make their very own pie alongside you.    This kit includes a non-stick rolling pin, 9-inch metal pie tin with a non-stick coated surface, nylon pastry wheel with both wavy and straight blades for decorative crusts, silicone pastry brush for glazing, and nylon pie server for dishing up their homemade pie slices. $24.99 from Curious Chef.

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  • 04 of 07

    Junior Chef 5-Piece Cookware Set

    Junior Chef 5-Piece Cookware Set from Williams-Sonoma
    Junior Chef 5-Piece Cookware Set from Williams-Sonoma. Williams-Sonoma

    This is a showstopper of a gift for a kid who’s really raring to go in the kitchen.  Dishwasher safe, the hardworking lightweight pans in this set are crafted of heat-responsive anodized aluminum with a patented PFOA-free ceramic nonstick cooking surface. The set includes an 8-inch fry pan, a 10-inch fry pan, a griddle and a chef's pan with tempered glass lid.  The riveted stainless steel handles have removable stay-cool silicone sleeves for safety.  This is the Rolls Royce of kitchen gifts...MORE for kids. $199.95 from Williams-Sonoma.

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  • 05 of 07

    Baking Mat and Knife

    Baking Mat and Knife from Ikea
    Baking Mat and Knife from Ikea. Ikea

    This adorable mat provides a non-stick surface for the rolling out cookie dough.  And here’s a conversion table on one side of the mat that converts weights and volumes to different measurement units.  It comes with a blue plastic knife that’s easy for kids to handle and you can use the stamp on the end of the knife to put heart-shaped indentations in your cookies and fill them with jam or melted chocolate.  The stencils on the mat help kids make creative decorations on cakes.  $9.99 from Ikea

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  • 06 of 07

    16 Piece Cookie Cutter Set

    16 Piece Cookie Cutter Set from Curious Chef
    16 Piece Cookie Cutter Set from Curious Chef. Curious Chef

    Colorful and made of safe lightweight plastic, with a rolling pin and this wide variety of shapes, the kids will be busy for hours.  Shapes include an angel, star, tree, gingerbread man, duck, rabbit, flower, butterfly, heart, bear, cat, pumpkin, leaf, ghost, clover and snowman. The colorful soft-grip along the top of the cutter makes it easy to identify the "cutting" and "non-cutting" surface and is designed for small hands to grip tightly while staying safe cooking in the...MORE kitchen.  The cookie cutters come in a handy mesh storage bag.  $24.99 from Curious Chef

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  • 07 of 07

    My First Knife

    My First Knife by Williams Sonoma
    My First Knife by Williams Sonoma. Williams Sonoma

     At some point your kid will need to transition from play knives to a real knife, and this is a great first sharp knife from Williams-Sonoma.  It's sharp, but has a specially designed serrated rounded-tip blade (safer than a straight edge) and a handle shaped to encourage the proper grip.  As a bonus, this knife was created by Kai with Williams-Sonoma to benefit No Kid Hungry® in its campaign to end childhood hunger in America, with 30% of the proceeds going to help feed hungry...MORE kids. It's aimed towards ages 9 and up, and works for kids who are either right or left handed.  A knife skills booklet comes along with it.