Creating a Custom Gift Bundle: Play Food and Kitchen Play

December 19, 2012 at 3:22 pm 1 comment

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Whether your child is an artist in the kitchen or just learning to recognize favorite foods, our wide range of food-play sets have toys for every taste! Read on to see our favorite “recipes” for the perfect food-play gift, then enjoy customizing a collection that’s just perfect for your culinary kids. Remember to add one more secret ingredient: our Cooking-Themed Gift Tag Printable!

Master of the kitchen: Set up your lucky kid with his very own kitchen set! Choose from our Deluxe Kitchen with lots of room for storage, or our compact Corner Kitchen, designed to fit almost anywhere. (Its low profile is perfect for hosting pretend cooking shows, too!) Complete the perfect cook’s kitchen with a supply of your little one’s favorite foods, and let the culinary adventures begin!

Via @jackierizzomalzone

Via @jackierizzomalzone

Build a “cook with me” play set: Parents are sure to find the ingredients for some go-to family meals among our huge collection of play foods. Use them to stock the shelves of your little sous chef—then get cooking, side by side! Shop collections such as Food Groups, Cutting Food, Felt Sandwich Set, and Play-Time Produce to find play-time equivalents of the real ingredients you use most, and stock a “just like Mom and Dad” pantry they’ll be proud of.

Felt Sandwich

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Celebrate!: Innovative party-themed play sets let kids serve cake, decorate cupcakes, frost cookies, and even decorate holiday treats! Choose your favorites to make every playtime a special occasion, and keep little hands happily busy in or out of the kitchen.

Via @HipFoodieMom

Via @HipFoodieMom

Once your chef-themed bundle is complete, create a custom Gift Tag using this printable! (Click to download and print). Or, if your child is giving the gift to a family member, friend, or sibling, this is the perfect time to involve them in the gift-giving process! Ask them to decorate the tag however they’d like (and even sneak in some letter-writing practice in the “to” and “from” areas!)

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What gifts to do you think are perfect for budding chefs? Share with us here, or on Facebook! Plus, if you’re giving a food-themed gift this Holiday season, share your photos with us at socialmedia@MelissaAndDoug.com!

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