The best gifts for kids 2019 – top foodie picks

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. 

Advent gifts hanging from ribbon

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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

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)

Great Little Trading Company Marshmallow Kitchen
Great Little Trading Co marshmallow kitchen

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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Box of dinosaur eggs on white background

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).

Wooden coffee machine on white background

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).

Unicorn glass on a white backgroun

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 tableware set on white background

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 factory on white background

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 on white background

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

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).

Blue kids chopsticks on white background

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).

Kale shaped baby teether

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).

Kids white apron with graphic print and bon appetit font

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

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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