Good Food Blog
Christmas presents for kidsPosted at 12:02PM, 20 November 2012 by Lily Barclay - Writer, bbcgoodfood.com
Do you have a little foodie on your hands? From posh pie sets to magical gingerbread houses here are our suggestions for keeping little ones very happy this Christmas.
If you live by the sea then this child's crabbing set makes a lovely antidote to all that chocolate. It's a great excuse to get them outside for some fresh sea air and good outdoor fun. The cleverly designed net keeps crafty crabs safely enclosed until you are ready to drop them into a bucket of fresh seawater. It also comes in a handy bag, personalised with your child's name, that's been recycled from sail products made in Devon.
If you haven't practiced your crabbing skills in a while then you'll be relieved to find a handy set of instructions on how to take good care of your crabs until you're ready to drop them back into the sea, written by Nick Fisher, co-author of the River Cottage Fish Book.
Reefer - RRP £24.75: reefersails.com
Mini gingerbread village
Kids getting a bit restless while waiting for Christmas lunch? Putting together this mini gingerbread village is sure to keep small hands occupied. It comes complete with ready made gingerbread, pre-made icing and lots of confectionary for decorating, the only trouble is they might be a bit too proud of their creations to let you get stuck in.
John Lewis - RRP £15: Mini gingerbread village
Gruffalo make and bake cookies
Who wouldn't fancy a feast with a Gruffalo? This scrumptious cookie mix and cute Gruffalo cutter make a fun and easy project for Boxing Day. If you are looking to make up your own kids' baking package you could always add it to the Gruffalo baking set which includes wash down apron, wooden spoon, rolling pin and more.
The Gruffalo Shop - RRP £8: gruffaloshop.com
Every young chef needs a mini pinny to ward off messy kitchen disasters. Young children tend to love things with their name on, and you can choose a design to suit your child's taste, from dinosaurs to diggers, cupcakes to the retro kitchen.
NotOnTheHighstreet.com - RRP £14: The3BlondBears
Le Creuset Junior Children's pie baking set
Nurturing a mini Nigella or Jamie? Reap the rewards if their talents with this Le Creuset pie baking set and have them whipping you up scrumptious suppers. Availiable in pink and blue, the set includes a mini fluted flan dish, small square dish and a mini pastry brush.
Le Crueset - RRP £25.00: Le Crueset
The woodland tin (mini box)
These magical looking animal biscuits almost look a bit too special for the kids to get stuck into, from foxes to caterpillars to bumble bees and badgers, everything from the sweet hand-baked vanilla taste to the beautifully illustrated box will charm your children. If you are not prepared to splash out on a whole box but still love the idea, then individual biscuits can be purchased for stocking treats, the little toy soldier had to be one of my favourites.
Biscuiteers - RRP £30: biscuiteers.com
Dinosaur biscuit cutters
Small hands will love stamping out these dinosaur biscuit cutters, and they come in the shapes of a T.rex, Stegosaurus, Triceratops and Diplodocus. If dinosaurs aren't your kid's thing then they are also available in animal safari, garden gang and under-the-sea varieties. Oh we're pretty sure they will enjoy eating the biscuits too!
Natural History Museum - RRP £3: nhmshop.co.uk
Felt chicken egg cosy
We just couldn't resist this funny chicken egg cosy, which is sure to brighten up breakfast time. It also doubles up as a finger puppet and makes a lovely stocking filler or tree gift.
NotOnTheHighstreet.com - RRP £3.99: Felt chicken egg cosy
Do you have any foodie gift ideas in mind for those budding chefs? We'd love to hear your ideas...