Unique food-inspired gifts for kids that can help encourage an aspiring chef or simply make healthy eating fun.

Penelope Wall

We love unique food-inspired gifts for kids that can help encourage an aspiring chef or simply make healthy eating fun. For the youngest of food lovers among us-from baby to toddler to teenager-here are a few of our favorite gifts.

Star Wars™ Cookie Cutters, Spatula & Apron Set, $80

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Little droids will be a Force to be reckoned with in the kitchen thanks to this legendary baking set featuring characters from the classic film. Set includes an 8-piece cookie cutter set, 3-piece spatula set (Darth Vader, Yoda and R2-D2) and an R2-D2 apron. The parts are also sold individually. If you're as obsessed as we are, you'll want to check out the entire Star Wars™ Bakeware collection that includes pancake and popsicle molds.

cuddle+kind Hand-Knit Dolls, $48-68

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Not only are these hand-knit dolls ultra-adorable, but also you can feel good about your purchase with cuddle+kind. Their dolls are ethically produced in Peru, providing the local artisans with a sustainable, fair-trade income. The company has also committed to providing 10 meals to children in need for every doll they sell. This is truly a gift that keeps on giving.

Locally Grown Kids' Graphic Tees, $26

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Keep it local with these super-fun graphic tees for kids. Our pick for most delicious design is this plant-eating "Locavore" dinosaur. Other designs include "locally grown" produce like strawberries, carrots and corn on the cob. Available in baby onesies and adult sizes too.

Vans Glitter Ice Cream Slip-On V, $35

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How sweet are these slip-on sneaks? Elastic side accents and heel pulls make it super-easy for little kids to put on their own shoes.

Zoku Cool Moji Ice Tray, $10

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For the emoji-obsessed kids in your life, this ice cube tray features 10 different funny faces to add a laugh to your next drink.

Burton Phantom Pullover Hoodie in Burger Cat Print, $45

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What's warm, stylish and delicious all over? This fleece sweatshirt, printed with hot dogs, burgers, cupcakes and more. No tummyaches from these treats, just a cozy cover-up for school or the mountain.

Harry Potter™ Spatulas and Kids' Aprons, $13-25

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Your little wizard will love conjuring up tasty treats with Harry Potter-themed spatulas and kid-size aprons (Grownups: they have aprons for you, too!). Sets are available for each of the four houses of the Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry: Gryffindor, Hufflepuff, Ravenclaw and Slytherin. Now, if only we had a sorting hat to help us choose which one!

Unicorn Tabletop Gift Set, $24

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This magical 3-piece set will make mealtime special for little dreamers.

Back to the Roots Mushroom Farm, $20

Trying to help them love vegetables? This might be your chance! Kids may be more inclined to try a veggie if they grow it themselves. So give kids a lesson in growing their own food with this organic mushroom-growing kit. Just add water with the spritzer that's included, and mushrooms are guaranteed to grow-right out of the box. Other gardening kits available include Chili Pepper Self-Watering Planter, $30, and Cherry Tomato Self-Watering Planter, $30. All of them come with a 100% Guaranteed to Grow Promise-no green thumb needed!

Opinel Le Petit Chef Set, $49

We love this kids' knife set for budding chefs, ages 7-11. The set includes a finger guard to protect little hands and educational rings to help teach kids how to safely hold a knife. The knife and peeler have sharp edges and may require adult supervision.

Ooly Happy Snacks Color-In' Book, $10

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This coloring book is the perfect treat for the little artist in your life. Each page is perforated, so you can tear out and frame each delicious masterpiece.

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