Whether you’re buying for a toddler or teenager, we’ve found the best food-themed toys, homeware and novelty buys for a budding little chef.
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These marbled white chocolate eggs come with added roar – little dino-lovers will find pockets of popping candy within the shell. They come in a protective egg box. Buy from Firebox (£11.99).
Shop play tent
This themed kids tent will make an aspiring greengrocer out of your little one. The roomy size means it’s ideal for storing toys when you want things cleared out of the way. Buy from Argos (£21.99).
Like Tamagotchis and Pogs before them, squishies are a super-hyped must-buy for little ones. Their fortuitously low price tag makes them a great collectable. Buy from The Entertainer (£5).
Toy coffee machine set
Calling all aspiring baristas! This sturdy, wooden coffee machine is perfect for kids of toddler age and above who love to play make-believe. Buy from JoJo Maman Bébé (£30).
Personalised unicorn glass
Make milk and cookies all the more magical with a bespoke unicorn glass, adorned with the name of your choice. Buy from Find Me A Gift (£9.99).
Bamboo panda tableware set
Bamboo-based tableware is an ideal swap for traditional plastic plates and cups. This set is natural, robust and toxin-free. We love the minimalist panda design. Buy from Scandiborn (£23.95).
Ice cream machine bath toy
Toddlers will love playing grown-up by serving freshly whipped ‘ice cream’ at bath time. This cute contraption sticks onto the side of the bath and makes the most of bubbles. Buy from Amazon (£21.99).
Food print clothing always looks cute on kids. We love this modern-looking print featuring a maki and nigiri design. Buy from Alex and Alexa (£18).
Food print lunchbox
Smiggle is a treasure trove of accessories and stationary for kids and teenagers. We love this graphic print double decker lunchbox in a fun burger and fries motif. Buy from Smiggle (£19).
Retro tabletop kitchen
Little ones love pretending to cook up a feast, and this mini stove is a great alternative for parents who don’t want to buy a full-size toy kitchen. Buy from Kidly (£45).
Personalised Paddington cutlery
Kids love personalised things and kids love Paddington – so we can’t see any reason why they wouldn’t love this cutlery set that can be customised with a name. Buy from Prezzybox (£10.99).
Banana print rain coat
If you know a little one with seriously sharp style who's not afraid of a bold print, this banana puffer jacket will have them strutting their stuff all the way through winter. Available in sizes from six months to 9 years. Buy from Indikidual (£76).
Harry Potter chocolate wand
Expelliarmus! Cast a spell over a die-hard Harry Potter fan with this novelty wand, available in Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore designs. Buy from Jelly Belly (£9.50).
Typhoon rookie stix
These cheat’s chopsticks are great for kids and chopstick novices, and come in a range of fun colours. Buy from John Lewis (£3).
Keith Haring colouring placemats
Kendall the Kale teether
Get kids chewing on the good stuff from an early age with this fun, on-trend kale baby teether. An ideal gift for someone who's just welcomed a new arrival. It's also available in avocado, broccoli and watermelon shapes. Buy from Sous Chef (£13.95).
Bon appétit toddler apron
Little ones can help out in the kitchen (with less mess) with this toddler’s apron made from 100% cotton drill. Buy from Buddy and Bear (£12).
Happy cloud flask
With its fun design and bright colours, this stainless steel flask is good for family days out. Buy from Rex London (£14.95).
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