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Fred & Friends Food Face Dinner Plate turns dinnertime into playtime. Photo courtesy Fred & Friends.

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November 2010

Marketplace / Gift-Finder

Gourmet Gifts For Kids

Our Favorite Food Gifts For 2010

 

Many people head to the toy department when seeking holiday gifts for children. We head to the gourmet food department. This year’s selection of Gourmet Gifts For Kids includes both foods and fun kitchen accessories to get your kids interested in cooking early! Be sure to also check out our other 2010 Holiday Gift Lists or use our gift finder.

Products are shown in alphabetical order. Prices and product availability are verified at publication but are subject to change. Shipping is additional. These items are offered by a third party and THE NIBBLE has no relationship with them.

 

   

Aurora Natural:
Rocky Mountain Trail Mix

 

Here’a a stocking stuffer that shows kids how delicious a healthy snack can be. Aurora Natural mixes healthy nuts and seeds with dark chocolate chunks in this especially good trail mix (and we never met a trail mix we didn’t like. Each bag is packed with Raw Almonds, Raw Sunflower Seeds, Raw Cashews, Raw Pepitas, Chocolate Chunks and Raisins for a healthy, yet sweet snack. Of course, adults will like it too.

  • Rocky Mountain Trail Mix
    5 Ounce Bag
    Pack Of 8

    $32.28 or $4.08/Bag
  • Many Other Trail Mix Options
    Available On The Website

View the choices at AuroraNatural.com and buy online at Amazon.com

 
A healthy chocolate snack. Photo courtesy Aurora Natural.

 

   

Cooperstown Cookie Company:
Gift Tower

 

Cooperstown Cookies makes delicious, round “baseball shortbread” themed around your favorite Major League Baseball team. Not sure which team the young fan on your gift list follows? Not to worry—try these bite-size cookie “bunts.” There are three flavors to choose from: Classic Shortbread, Mudville Mudball Chocolate Chip and Boys Of Summer All-Natural Lemon. There are also smaller bags for stocking stuffers. Read the full review.

  • Gift Tower
    $24.99
  • Many Other Options Available

Buy online at CooperstownCookie.com

  Baseball Cookies
Forget Cracker Jacks—buy the kids some baseball shortbread instead.The tower tins are available with the logo of your favorite team. Photo courtesy Cooperstown Cookie Company.

 

   

Cooperstown Cookie Company:

Chocolate Baseball Caps


Another yummy treat for the young baseball fan in your life, these tasty chocolate hats are filled with your choice of either peanut butter or caramel pecan. Truly local to their namesake, these caps are made by the Baseball Hall of Fame’s Amish neighbors in Cooperstown, NY.

  • Chocolate Baseball Caps
    One 2-Ounce Piece
    $4.49

Buy online at CooperstownCookie.com

 

Chocolate Baseball Cap

These cute peanut butter-filled baseball caps are a gourmet version of the popular candy cups. Photo courtesy Cooperstown Cookie Company.

 

   

Curious Chef:

Foundation Set


Instill a love for cooking and a foundation in nutritious eating by giving a child this kid-size cooking set. The set includes a chef’s hat, apron, pair of oven mitts, 3-quart mixing bowl set, kitchen timer, 6-piece measuring cup set, 6-piece measuring spoon set, poly spoon, rolling pin, whisk, spatula, pastry brush, nylon turner, bear cookie cutter, flower cookie cutter and butterfly cookie cutter.

  • Child’s Cooking Set
    27 Pieces
    $59.99
  • Other Combinations Available

Buy online at CuriousChef.com

 

Kids Apron Set

Making cooking fun with kid-friendly tools. Photo courtesy Curious Chef.

 

   

Edible Arrangements:

Kids’ Collection


If you prefer to avoid chocolate and other high-calorie treats, consider a fruit arrangement from Edible Arrangements. There are character themes for a range of ages and each arrangement comes with a keepsake toy, such as a princess crown or tin tote. Fruits featured include fresh honeydew, cantaloupe, strawberries (plain or chocolate-dipped), grapes and pineapple cut into character shapes. A fun, healthy alternative to candy and cookies.

  • Fruit Arrangement
    $49.00-$67.00

Buy online at EdibleArrangements.com

 

Fruit Bouquet

The Spiderman arrangement comes with web-shaped pineapple—fun and nutritious! Photo courtesy Edible Arrangements.

 

   

Fred & Friends:

Food Face Dinner Plate

Modeled after the classic “Dapper Dan The Magnetic Man,” this ceramic plate gives your child (or the child within) free reign to play with his or her food. A hotel-quality, food-safe, high-fire ceramic plate ensures that Fred will be able to try new looks for years to come. Also available with a female face.

  • 8-1/2-inch Plate
    $11.99

Buy online at PerpetualKid.com
See WorldwideFred.com for complete list of online retailers.

 

Encourage kids to play with their food with this Fred Face plate. Photo courtesy Fred & Friends.

 

   

Granny Carol’s:

Yummie Crunch

Yummie Crunch is made using a family recipe—one we fell in love with at first crunch. Yummie Crunch squares, peanuts and cranberries are covered with a  yogurt coating for a truly yummy treat that will have kids asking for seconds.

  • Yummie Crunch
    8-Ounce Bag
    $4.99

Buy online at GrannyCarols.com

 

A yogurt-covered treat. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Head Chefs:

Deluxe Baking Kit

What better way to start children on the road to cooking and baking than to give them their own set of tools? The Deluxe Baking Kit includes the Head Chefs spoon, spatula, whisk, measuring cup, spreader, Sil-pin Jr. and base-bowl with lid. Kids are sure to get into the act with these cute utensils—though they’re so much fun, the parents just might keep the little guys for themselves!

  • Deluxe Baking Kit
    7-Piece Kit With DVD
    $73.00

Buy online at HeadChefs.com

 

Head Chefs

Give kids an early cooking education with their own baking kit. Photo courtesy Head Chefs.

 

   

Modern-Twist:
Kidz Place Mats

Modern-Twist makes a range of silicone place mats inspired by great modern design. Their kids’ range includes quirky, hand-silk screened designs that can be colored with washable or dry-erase markers. Ten designs offer everything from animals to cityscapes. The place mats can be cleaned with just a damp cloth, and are non-porous, and BPA-free. Make mealtime more fun.

  • Kidz Place Mat
    14 by 16 inches
    $18.00

Visit Modern-Twist.com for a list of online and retail stores.

 

Coloring Placemats
You’re never too young for good design! Photo courtesy Modern-Twist.

 

   

My Little Cupcake:
Cupcake Pop Mold

 

My Little Cupcake makes an adorable kid-friendly no-bake cupcake project. Simply mix cream cheese with ground chocolate sandwich cookies (or follow another of their recipes), and push the “dough” into the mold. Once popped out, the mini cupcakes can be pushed onto a stick and decorated—an easy, fun “recipe” that kids of all ages can handle. Makes a great party favor or sleep-over activity.
  • One Cupcake Pop Mold
    $5.95
  • Party Pack
    4 Molds
    $22.95

Buy online at MyLittleCupcakePop.com

 
Bite-size cupcakes-on-a-stick are fun to make as well as to eat. Photo courtesy My Little Cupcake.
     

Nutorious:

Nut Confections


The all-natural sweet snacks from Nutorious are packed with Omega 3-and protein-loaded nuts plus antioxidant-rich dried fruits. They’re sweetened just enough to make the a hit with any kid. The nut confections are also low in sodium, have zero trans fats and are a healthy alternative to traditional snacks. Flavors include Blueberry Lemon Merengue, Cha Cha Chipotle, Cherry Vanilla Va-Voom, Cranberry Orange Tango and Ooo La La Original. In addition to snacking, the nut mixes can be sprinkled on salads, ice cream, yogurt or oatmeal. The two-ounce bags are great stocking stuffers.

  • Nutorious Nut Confections
    8-Ounce Bag
    $8.49
  • Nutorious Personal Packs
    2-Ounces Each, Pack Of 12
    $29.88 ($2.49/Bag)
  • Other Gift Packs Available On
    Website

 

Buy online at NutoriousNuts.com

 

The Cranberry Orange Tango flavor of Nutorious Nut Confections. Photo by River Soma | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Saint Cupcake:
Cupcake Kits

If you don’t have any extra time to bake this holiday season, but still want your kids to have fun decorating holiday treats, consider ordering a Cupcake Kit from Saint Cupcake. The kits come with either 3, 6 or 12 cupcakes. Once you choose your quantity, you can use the magical cupcake selector to build your kit. Pick your flavors, icings and sprinkles and it’ll all go in a box along with an icing wand and easy-peasy decorating tips. The kit will then be shipped straight to your door. Easy, sweet and delicious!

  • Cupcake Kits
    3-Pack
    $10.00
    6-Pack
    $17.50
    12-pack
    $35.00

 

Buy online at SaintCupcake.com

 
Bite-size cupcakes are fun to make as well as to eat. Photo by Katharine Pollak | THE NIBBLE.

 

   

Sweet’s:
Gourmet Taffy

Sweet’s is our favorite taffy. Beautifully boxed for gift-giving, it is also naturally flavored—with a choice of 13 different flavors and combinations. For the holidays, consider the Yuletide Gift Box (Gingerbread, Eggnog, Buttered Rum and Caramel Taffy), Candy Cane. This is the best price-value gift we’ve come across—no one would believe the gorgeous box isn’t $10 instead of $4.25, the actual price.

Sugar-Free Also Available

Certified kosher by Scroll K.
  • Eight Ounce Taffy-Shaped Box
    $4.25

 

Buy online at SweetCandy.com

  Gourmet Taffy
A fabulous gift that’s also a great value! Photo courtesy Sweet’s.

 

   



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