I know, I know – “fix picky eating” isn’t what comes to mind when you think of holiday gifts for kids. But, these food-related toys and tools are things kids use for years and years and they have the added bonus of potentially helping your child become more comfortable and confident eating new foods. Whether you looking for investment gift or simple stocking stuffer this list of holiday gifts has something your picky eater is bound to love.
Ten Awesome and Engaging Holiday Gifts for Picky Eaters
This was one of my top sellers last year and it’s no surprise. This fun snack tray lets your child explore foods in small portions while having fun finding matches. It is a win-win gift and under $20!
A learning tower was something I always envisioned in life with kids and let me tell you, it’s lived up to my expectations.
My son starts nearly every morning making eggs with us in his “tower” and it has saved us so many times when the battle to get him into the highchair just isn’t worth it – there’s nothing wrong with using this as a “chair” (by which I mean, he stands in it to eat his breakfast at the counter).
P.S. I find this is a great gift to ask for from the grandparents!
Adding variety to your child’s diet can be as simple as serving something in a new shape and it’s particularly effective (and a lot more fun) when they’re involved. With these veggie cutters, your child can take their favorite food – from pizza to fruit – (or playdough!) and cut them into little shapes. Don’t be afraid to have fun and experiment with new foods.
Making food a little more playful can encourage your child to eat a wider variety of foods. These vehicle food picks would pair well with the car and truck waffle maker or would be great as stocking stuffer on their own. They’re perfect for jazzing up fruit, sandwiches, cheese cubes, or anything else you can think of. Not a vehicle lover? I love these animal ones too!
There’s nothing we love more than kids in the kitchen. What better way to get your child excited about cooking than with their own cookbook? Pair this with an apron, whisk, and chefs hat and you have a go-to holiday gift for any child.
View all of my favorite cookbooks here.
This is staple item I include on all my gift guides. Want to get your kid in the kitchen? Invite them to cut something for you and I guarantee it make the offer hard to refuse. Pair these knives with any cookbook and apron and you’ve got a wonderful gift for any child!
If your child gets excited about trucks and cars (like mine!), they are going to flip when they see these truck-shaped waffles. This waffle maker makes 7 different mini trucks at once and heats up and cooks quickly. If your child isn’t ready to eat waffles just yet, start with low-pressure play. You can even pair it with these transport vehicle food picks.
When kids have fun with food at and away from the table, they’re more likely to want to eat and try new foods. My assistant recommended this interactive picnic basket from LeapFrog to me after her child received it as a birthday gift.
There are SO many options for play kitchens, but I love that this one has all the necessities while still being compact. Have more space? You can buy the coordinating fridge with a working ice dispenser to go with it.
And if you’re looking for more, here are our previous gift guides