40 Gifts for Kids Who Love to Bake

I loved it when my kids learned to bake. As they tried new recipes and grew in their kitchen skills, they also unwittingly grew in math, science, and character. Plus, I had plenty of new treats to eat. That’s a win-win-win! These baking gifts for kids are sure to both inspire and thrill!

Cupcakes with sprinkles

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Baking Gifts for Kids

Two of my children naturally enjoyed baking when they were younger and have honed their skills over the years to become very good bakers. I partly attribute their love for baking to the time they spent working alongside me in the kitchen from the time they were toddlers. As tough as it was sometimes to include them in the process as opposed to just doing it myself, their ease in the kitchen is a direct result of that extra time spent.

As a homeschooling mom, I have been so thankful for the extra time in our school day to fit in plenty of interest-based learning. When I noticed their enjoyment of baking, my first reaction was to provide plenty of resources and opportunities to practice the skill. Making space for exploring passions has been a wonderful investment of my time and money over and over again.

While there’s certainly no need to provide much more than a cookbook, ingredients, regular kitchen tools, and time to practice, I’ve found that gifting extra-special things makes my children feel special and validated in their pursuits. Birthdays, Christmas, and other special occasions are the perfect times to think about gifts with meaning. A well-thought gift can add momentum and drive to any undertaking.

I hope this list of baking gifts for kids helps you make dreams come true in your kitchen soon!

Aprons and Saftey Gear for Young Bakers

Besides cookbooks, one of the first baking gifts my son received was an apron with a chef’s hat. When I say that the gift made him stand taller and have more confidence in the kitchen, that’s an understatement. I couldn’t believe how such a simple gift made him feel like he was professional enough to do more in the kitchen. Our entire family benefitted from his boost of confidence as we enjoyed his many creations.

Kids Aprons for Girls Toddler Donut Aprons with Pockets for Kids Cooking Baking Painting Crafting Art Gardening Adjustable, Machine WashableSylfairy Aprons for Kids Girls Rainbow Unicorn Apron with Pockets for Children Kitchen Chef Aprons for Cooking Baking Painting and Party Family Gifts(Small,3-5Years)AMOUR INFINI Stripe Apron | 27.5 x 33 Inches| 100% Organic Cotton | Womens Apron for Cooking, Baking, Gardening | Convenient Pockets and Adjustable Strap at Neck & Waist Ties | BlueDOERDO 2 Pack Kid Oven Mitts for Children Heat Resistant Kitchen Mitts, Great for Cooking Baking, Age 4-12 (7Child Ocean Whale Shark 4pcs Oven Mitts and Pot Holders Sets,Heat Resistant Non Slip Kitchen Gloves Hot Pads with Inner Cotton Layer for Cooking BBQ Baking GrillingQTECLOR Mini Oven Mitts Gloves-BPA Free Silicone,Heat Resistant, Cooking Pinch Mitts Potholder for Kitchen Cooking & BakingAflyko Oven Mitt Pot Holder Cupcake Cherry Strawberry Gift Set Heat Resistant Cooking Glove Kitchen Potholder for BBQ BakingPersonalized White Kids Chef Hat, Poly/Cotton Twill Fabric

 

Cookbooks for Kids

Even after mastering certain recipes in the kitchen, baking requires such precise measurements that taking a quick peek at a recipe is always a good idea. And, for a budding baker, recipes are a must. While it’s easy to find recipes online, there’s just something about a cookbook that makes baking better. The ability to thumb through the pages to find the perfect recipe is one benefit. But, more importantly, having a bright recipe in front of you that doesn’t lose power or continue to be interrupted by advertising is important for children. These cookbooks are full of recipes that bakers can whip up!

The Complete Baking Book for Young ChefsFood Network Magazine The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book: 110+ Recipes for Young Bakers (Food Network Magazine's Kids Cookbooks)Super Simple Baking for Kids: Learn to Bake with over 55 Easy Recipes for Cookies, Muffins, Cupcakes and More! (Super Simple Kids Cookbooks)The Ultimate Kids’ Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and MoreKid Chef Bakes: The Kids Cookbook for Aspiring BakersKids Cook Gluten-Free: Over 65 Fun and Easy Recipes for Young Gluten-Free Chefs (No Gluten, No Problem)Taste of Home 365 Days of CookiesBread Baking for Beginners: The Essential Guide to Baking Kneaded Breads, No-Knead Breads, and Enriched BreadsEasy Baking From Scratch: Quick Tutorials Time-Saving Tips Extraordinary Sweet and Savory Classics

 

Baking Supplies for Kids

Your kitchen is likely full of plenty of baking supplies, but my children have truly appreciated having some supplies that belong to them. Again, it can really spur the baker onward with encouragement that you believe in them so much to buy a few special things specifically for them. If you want to buy kid-sized tools, that’s okay, but don’t feel like you have to. For the most part, I’ve always provided the same-sized tools that I would use. However, when possible, I do try to find fun colors and styles.

Amazon Basics 6-Piece Nonstick, Carbon Steel Oven Bakeware Baking Set12 Piece Measuring Cups and Spoons Set, Colored Kitchen Measure Tools, Durable Nesting Cups and Spoons for Dry and Liquid, Dishwasher Safe12 PCS Measuring Cups and Spoons Set Stackable Metal Measuring Spoons and Cups in 18/8 Stainless Steel Transparent Measuring Cup and Funnel Used for Dry and Liquid Kitchen Parent-Child Baking Cooking250ML/8 oz heat-resistant glass measuring cup with scale for laboratory, children's milk making, kitchen baking, etc.Silicone Kitchen Utensils Set, 5 Pieces High Heat Resistant Silicone Spatulas, Silicone Slotted Spatula, Whisk & Basting Brush (Blue)7 Piece Mixing Bowls with Lids for Kitchen, YIHONG Stainless Steel Mixing Bowls Set Ideal for Baking, Prepping, Cooking and Serving Food, Nesting Metal Bowls for Space Saving StorageKatbite Silicone Cupcake Baking Cups 24 Pack, Heavy Duty Silicone Baking Cups, Reusable & Non-stick Muffin Cupcake Liners Holders Set for Party Halloween Christmas Bakery Molds SuppliesWilton Rainbow Bright Standard Cupcake Liners, 300-CountDelihom Rolling Pin Stainless Steel Thickness Rings Adjustable Rolling Pins for Baking, Pasta, Pizza, Pie, Cookies 17inchCheckered Chef Cooling Rack - Set of 2 Stainless Steel, Oven Safe Grid Wire Racks for Cooking & Baking - 8” x 11 ¾

 

Baking Kits for Kids

Baking kits make particularly great options for gifting. The fun kits either provide everything needed for a fun recipe or provide inspiration and the necessary tools to make the fun happen. Many of the kits can be used over and over again, too!

COMPLETE CAKE POP MAKER KIT -Easy & Fun Gift NonStick Silicone cakepop baking mold, 120 lollipop sticks, candy and chocolate melting pot, decorating pen, bags, twist ties & 3-Tier display stand holderPretzel Making Kit - Real Cooking Set for Kids Ages 5-12+ with Recipe and Ingredients - Kids Baking Set for Girls & Boys - Great Gift for Family BondingSmartLab Toys Tiny Baking with 20 Delicious Tiny Recipes. Big Science. Tiny Tools.Hapinest Christmas Cookie Real Baking Decorating Kit for Kids Crafts and Gifts Ages 4 5 6 7 8 Years Old - Snowman Apron, Christmas Themed Cookie Cutters, Piping Bags and Tips, Rolling Pin, and RecipesCake Decorating Kit Cupcake Decorating Kit - 68 PCS Cookie Decorating Supplies and Cookie Decorating Kit with Piping Bags and Tips - Frosting Icing Tips Pastry Bags with Tips - Baking Decorating KitEdible Glitter Set, Sprinkles Edible Glitter for Drinks, 8 Colors Prism Powder Edible Glitter Dust for Wines, Beer, Cocktail, Strawberries, Cakes, Cupcakes, Chocolate - 3g/bottle

 

Extra-Special Baking Supplies for Kids

If you’re looking for something more unique, I’ve included a few ideas for you. Don’t be alarmed by the pricy ones. As my older children entered their teen years, I actually started buying them one pricier kitchen item each year for Christmas to give them a head start on their future homes. However, I’ve purchased some of the more expensive items as family gifts, too. When there are several bakers in the family, a new kitchen gadget can be more exciting than you might think!

Wilton Preferred Press Cookie Press, 13-PieceKikkerland Penguin Kitchen TimerIce Cream Scoop, 3Pcs Cookie Scoop Set, Stainless Steel Ice Cream Scooper with Trigger Release, Large/Medium/Small Cookie Scooper for Baking, Cookie Scoops for Baking Set of 3 with Cookie Dough Scoop…Revolving Cake Stand Decorating SetBabycakes Donut Maker, MiniKitchenAid KHM512BM 5 Speed Hand Mixer, Black Matte, 1KitchenAid Classic Series Stand Mixer, 4.5 Q, Onyx BlackVitamix Professional Series 750 Blender, Professional-Grade, 64 oz. Low-Profile Container, Black, Self-Cleaning - 1957

 

Have a wonderful time baking with your children. You will be incredibly blessed by the goodness they create and the independence they forge while working in the kitchen!

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