Parents with kids who love baking, we have the ultimate gift guide for you! Shop by category below and don't forget those Itty Bitty Bakers gift cards at the end. ;)


To Stock Up the Kitchen

Baketivity 31 Piece Kids Cooking and Baking Set with Recipe Cards- Everything your aspiring baker needs to get started in a bright, kid-friendly color palette!


Williams Sonoma Flour Shop Bitelet Pan- With this unique pan, your kiddo will be baking the cutest treats on the block!


Dash Express Mini Donut Maker-Make mountains of mini donuts in minutes and add glazes and toppings of your choice.


Kids Nylon Safety Knife Set of 3- Teach them cutting techniques without worrying about actual blades!


Williams Sonoma Cookie of the Month Cookie Cutter Set- Your children will be ready to bake cookies all year long with these fun, holiday themed shapes.


Wilton Metallic Cupcake Decorating Kit- Because you can never have too many sprinkles!


Flour Shop Kids Oven Mitt- Absolutely adorable sprinkle patterned oven mitt. Use with adult supervision :)


We are loving The Cellar Sugar Rush Kitchen Collection at Macy's. These pretty pastel pieces would be perfect for a preteen with an interest in baking. Check out this melamine mixing bowl set, 9 piece kitchen tool set, cake server, and hot cocoa set.


Cookbooks

Although we could dedicate an entire blog posts solely to cookbooks for kids (hmmm, maybe we'll do that!), here's a list of some of our teachers' favorites!


American Girl My First Cookbook Collection


My Little Pony Baking Book


Disney Princess Baking


The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook: 60+ Simple, Tasty Recipes for Growing Super Heroes


Food Network Magazine: The Big, Fun Kids Baking Book 110+ Recipes for Young Bakers


Bake through the Bible at Christmas: A Christmas Cookbook for Families with Activities, Bible Stories, and Parent Guide


The Ultimate Kids Baking Book: 60 Easy and Fun Dessert Recipes for Every Holiday, Birthday, Milestone and More


The Baking Cookbook for Teens: 75 Delicious Recipes for Sweet and Savory Treats



Baking Kits


Homemade Dog Treats Kit- For the kiddos who love baking AND their furry friends.


Uncommon Goods Food Kits- From fortune cookies to cheese to churros, there's a cooking kit for every young foodie to try!


Flour Shop Rainbow Pop-Up Cake Kit- What's better than cake on a stick? Rainbow colored cake on a stick.


Flour Shop Rainbow Explosion Cake Kit-This is a cake with major wow factor and best suited for older kids who want to bake.


Toy Experiment Kit Food Science Lab- Your kids will have so much fun with this set, they won't even realize how much they are learning (wink, wink).


Baketivity Kids Confetti Muffins Baking Kit- There are so many different kits to choose from in this Baketivity line, including a gluten free one!


Make Your Own Cocoa Bombs Kit- This one even includes packaging to gift your hot cocoa bombs to others.



For the Tiniest Bakers




Learning Resources Smart Snack Shape Sorting Cupcakes- Educational and cute! A winning combination.


Little Tikes Play Kitchen - If your little one doesn't have their own play kitchen yet, this is a great item to add to the Christmas list.


Water Magic Cupcake and Donut Water Reveal Activity Pads- A must have for parents of littles! Easy clean up and easy to carry along in the car or to a restaurant, doctor's office, etc.


Kid Kraft Modern Metallics Baking Kit- The kiddos can "bake" alongside mom and dad with this trendy wooden stand mixer set.


Christmas Cookie Day! by Tara Knudson- Start the beloved tradition of holiday baking while your kids are young and read this sweet book while your treats are in the oven! Includes a recipe on the back.


Melissa and Doug, a favorite brand of many families, makes these adorable wooden baking sets for your preschoolers to pretend to make pizzas, pancakes, cupcakes, and more!



Arts, Crafts, and STEM Related Play




Christmas Cookie Coloring Tablecloth- Give everyone something to do while the holiday food is cooking! Such a unique way to gather around the table with family and friends.


Play Doh Kitchen Creations Rising Cake Oven Playset- A hot item this holiday season! Snag it quickly if you see it in stock.


Melissa and Doug Sweets and Treats Sticker Pad- When your kids want to decorate cookies but you're sick of the clean up, hand them this mess free alternative. My kids ages 3-8 all love this set!


Lego Friends Baking Competition Set- With the popularity of baking shows, this building kit is sure to be a hit with kids ages 6 and up.


Yummy Cupcake Soap and Bubbles Science Kit- Another winning way to sneak learning into play time.


Color Me a Cupcake Coloring Book- Need something to occupy idle hands this Christmas break? Try decorating cupcakes in this sweet coloring book.


Pull Apart Cupcake Eraser Set- Perfect stocking stuffers for any itty bitty baker.



Toys and Games



Wooden Bakery Stand and Dessert Cart- I can only imagine the hours of creative play that would come from this toy!


If you are shopping for a game lover, check out Masterchef Family Cooking Game, Busy Busy Bake Shop Cooperative Game, and Cooking Mama: Cook Star Nintendo Switch Game.


Calico Critters Bakery Shop- Bake pretend tiny treats with little animal families. The pieces may be small, but the fun will be big!


For the Barbie fans who enjoy baking, we found this cake decorating playset, a bakery playset, and a pizza chef playset.


From the Itty Bitty Bitty Bakers Shop

Itty Bitty Bakers Aprons- Keep clothes clean both at home and in baking class. We offer kids size and standard size (ages 10+) aprons with options for personalization with their name on it!


Itty Bitty Bakers Gift Cards- "One isn't born a great cook, one learns by doing." - Julia Child. Give kids more experiences in the kitchen with our in-person baking classes. We'll offer plenty of baking classes in 2022, plus our gift cards never expire.



We also suggest adding an adorable printable Christmas gift tag from Celebration Day Studio to all of your gifts under the tree! One of our own, Mrs. Candice Butterfield, is the creative mastermind behind this shop.


Share any items you purchased on our list on your social media outlets and tag us @ittybittybakers! Happy Shopping!



By: Kelsey Hendrix, University of Alabama Dietetic Intern


Happy Fall, y’all! It's that time of year - cooler weather, colorful leaves, and pumpkin everything! Pumpkins are so much more than colorful decorations and spiced lattes. Pumpkins are a SUPERFOOD that can easily be incorporated into meals and snacks for extra nutrition.



Pumpkins are a type of squash and are packed with nutrients, low in calories, and high in fiber. Which nutrients are they packed with? They are rich in Vitamins A, C, E, potassium, folate, iron, and more!


Pumpkins get their bright orange color from beta-carotene, a powerful antioxidant that has been shown to reduce the risk of chronic illnesses, boost immunity, and protect vision and eye health.


Whenever you're out at the pumpkin farm with your kids, be sure to share with them all these facts about the power of pumpkins!


And here are a few recipes you can try at home with your Itty Bitty Baker:


Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t throw away pumpkin seeds after carving! Use this super simple recipe to turn your left-over Jack-O’-Lantern into a yummy snack. Kids of all ages will enjoy learning how to make roasted pumpkin seeds.



Easy Pumpkin Muffins

Kick off the Fall season with these healthy and easy to make pumpkin muffins! This kid-friendly recipe combines canned pumpkin and Greek yogurt to make a tasty treat that your kiddo will love to bake and eat.



Pumpkin Chili

Why limit pumpkin to just desserts? Check out this recipe to see how to include pumpkin into everyone’s favorite Fall food. Plus – what a great way to teach your kids how to incorporate healthy veggies into everyday meals!









Author: Kelsey Hendrix, University of Alabama Dietetic Intern


Youth sports are in full swing! Whether your child is a part of a sports team or is active at home, knowing how to properly fuel your little athlete can be tricky. Here are 6 tips to help: