Gifts for Budding Young Chefs

Apartment Therapy Gift Guide 2012

Especially when you're young, cooking isn't a chore - it's an adventure and hopefully a tasty one! Cooking is also a great way to spend time doing something together with your child and then sharing the edible results. Here are some gift ideas for your young culinary sidekicks:

1. Mini Server Set ($12.99, Cook in Color)

2. Decorator Bottle Set ($13.50, The Pampered Chef)

3. Kids Apron, Eep in Framboos ($29.50, Skinny LaMinx)

4. Zyliss Lettuce Knife (a great first knife, $3.99, Cooks Warehouse)

5. Chopper by OXO ($ 19.95 , Crate & Barrel)

6. Once Upon a Time in the Kitchen: Recipes and Tales from Classic Children's Stories by Carol Odell, illustrated by Anna Pignataro ($11.65, Barnes & Noble)

7. Butterfly Measuring Spoons and Cups ($8.95, cups and $4.95 spoons, Neatoshop)

8. Wookiee Pies, Clone Scones, and Other Galactic Goodies by Robin Davis and Lara Starr, photography by Matthew Carden ($22.99, Chronicle Books)

9. The Learning Tower by Little Partners ($215, Stacks and Stacks)

10. The Silver Spoon for Children: Favorite Italian Recipes by Amanda Grant, illustrated by Harriet Russell ($17.05, Barnes and Noble)

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As Apartment Therapy's Managing Editor, Carrie covers design and modern homelife with children. A lapsed librarian, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two kids and is in contention to break the record for most hours spent at the playground.