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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Browse our selection of gifts for children of all ages. Whether you're looking for a play kitchen or apron for a toddler or a novelty buy for a teenager, we've found some of the most unique presents out there.
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Montezuma peanut butter snowballs
Peanut butter lovers will go mad for these white chocolate spheres filled with peanut butter. They also come in a child-friendly polar bear-themed bag. Available from Montezuma (£3.99).
A play kitchen is a great, interactive way for a child to foster a love of cooking. This stylish wooden kitchen in a neutral colourway is attractive enough to leave out on display and isn't too bulky. Available from Great Little Trading Co (£180).
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Garmin Vívofit Jr. 2 activity tracker
Buying for a gadget-loving little one? A fitness tracker could be the answer. This one comes in a choice of designs, including Minnie Mouse, Star Wars and Spider-Man, is designed to encourage kids to get up and go. Available from Garmin (£79.99).
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Chocolate dinosaur eggs
These marbled white chocolate eggs come with added roar: little dino-lovers will find pockets of popping candy embedded in the shell. They also come in a protective egg box. Available from Firebox (£9.99).
Toy coffee machine set
Calling all aspiring baristas! This sturdy wooden coffee machine is perfect for toddlers or slightly older children who love to play make-believe. Available from JoJo Maman Bébé (£30).
Personalised unicorn glass
Make milk and cookies all the more magical with a bespoke unicorn glass etched with the name of your choice. Available from Find Me a Gift (£9.99).
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Bamboo panda tableware set
Bamboo-based tableware is an ideal swap for plastic plates and cups. This set is natural, robust and toxin-free. We also love the minimalist panda design. Available from Scandibørn (£22.50).
Ice cream machine bath toy
This cute contraption sticks onto the side of the bath and uses bubbles to make swirls of 'ice cream'. Toddlers will love playing grown-up by serving up their creations at bath time. Available from Amazon (£15.84).
Banana print rain coat
If you know a little one with sharp style who's not afraid of a bold print, this banana jacket will have them strutting their stuff all the way through winter. Available in sizes from six months to nine years. Available from Indikidual (£84).
Harry Potter chocolate wand
Expelliarmus! Cast a spell over a die-hard Harry Potter fan with this novelty edible wand, available in Harry, Ron, Hermione and Dumbledore designs. Available from Jelly Belly (£9.80 each).
Typhoon rookie stix
These cheat’s chopsticks are great for kids or chopstick novices, and come in a range of fun colours. Available from John Lewis & Partners (£3).
Kendall the Kale teether
Get kids chewing on the good stuff from an early age with this fun kale-themed baby teether. It's an ideal gift for someone who's just welcomed a new arrival, and is also available in avocado, broccoli and watermelon shapes. Available from Sous Chef (£14.50 each).
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. Available from Buddy and Bear (£5).
Happy cloud flask
With its fun design and bright colours, this stainless steel flask is good for family days out. Available from Rex London (£14.95).
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