Kids Kitchen Toys – Tot Gift Guide
Set your little foodie’s imagination free with these awe-inspiring cooking toys.
Ask any professional chef when they developed a passion for food and they’ll probably tell you they were chopping toy vegetables and creating make-believe meals before they took their first steps. If your child has an appetite for concocting culinary masterpieces, you’ll love our beautiful range of wooden kitchen toys. While these toys provide endless years or fun, they also teach children a whole range of important developmental skills.
Developmental Benefits of Kitchen Toys
Kitchen play has a range of developmental benefits including:
- inspiring imagination
- encouraging role-play
- developing creativity and social skills
- improving mathematical abilities
Beyond their developmental benefits, these splendid heirloom-quality toys are made from child-safe materials and will last for generations to come. We’ve certainly come a long way since the days of plastic fruit that had a funny chemical smell and got crushed into strange shapes after you’d played with them a few times!
But kids won’t care about any of that fancy development stuff or the boring safety and quality standards Mom and Dad carry on about. They’ll just be beside themselves with excitement when they see all the yummy play food they can chop, toss, sizzle and fry!
So, what are you waiting for? Tie on your apron and join us for some mouthwatering fun!
Best Kitchen & Food Toys
Whether you’re shopping for a Christmas gift or a birthday present idea, here are some of our gift recommendations for kitchen playtime:
- Baking set
- Apron set
- Blender set
- Smoothie maker set
- Ice cream cart
- Sushi set
- Wooden kitchen
- Doll’s high chair
Scroll down to see the options we’ve pulled for each of these gift ideas and shop below!
Housed in a sturdy, vintage-looking cardboard carrying case, this Moulin Roty baking kit comes with everything a child needs to do what grown-ups do in the kitchen. The unique case contains charming child-size versions of real, usable cooking utensils! The set includes a French-style apron, an oven mitt, rolling pin, two heart and two star-shaped cookie cutters, stainless steel cake tins suitable for oven use. Age recommendation: 6 years +
This culinary-inspired apron is perfect for encouraging kids in the kitchen. Dust off the flour and its ready for some crafting or play. Kids will love cooking with mom or dad that much more with their own set of utensils.
Aspiring bakers will whip up all manner of imaginary cakes and sweet treats with Hape’s Mix and Bake Blender. They’ll love pretending to measure out the correct quantities of flour and brown sugar, and the beater that really turns will delight their senses. Martha Stewart would be jealous! Age recommendation: 3 years +
This smoothie maker includes all the tasty fruits your little one will need to make a delicious smoothie in addition to developing their social and role playing skills. Just don’t forget to use the wooden knife to dice up all your favorite fruits before blending your smoothie! Age recommendation: 4 years +
Perfect for role playing and developing social skills, the Tender Leaf Toys Ice Cream Cart includes a clever ice cream scoop that magically picks up the scoop and tops the cone ready for some yummy treats. Age recommendation: 3 years +
It’s never too early to learn to use chopsticks. This beautifully designed Sushi Slicing Play Set by Hape will encourage your child’s creativity and imagination, and foster a sense of adventure when it comes to trying new foods. They’ll soon be teaching you the difference between nigiri, maki and sashimi (if only you could remember…). Age recommendation: 3 years +
Whether your little one is whipping up an original recipe or taking first place in an imaginary cooking competition, Milton and Goose’s Classic Play Kitchen is the perfect canvas for imaginative play. A beautifully solid piece to be enjoyed day after day, their little play kitchen is as gorgeous as it is safe. Expertly crafted by Amish artisans in the USA from sustainable Baltic birch and solid North American maple, and topped with water-based, low-VOC, and HAPs-free finishes. Age recommendation: 3 years +
Hape’s doll highchair encourages dolls to sit up straight and eat their food, while your tot gets to use their imagination, language skills, creativity and social skills. Age recommendation: 3 – 6 years