The frantic and mind numbing orgy of Christmas shopping has begun! While the internet has taken a lot of leg work out of the process, there’s still the challenge of working out what to buy everyone. Children can be a minefield to buy for, with the risk of duplicated gifts or those considered unsuitable by sensitive parents. However there is a small pool of attractive, thoughtful and considered options that should be welcomed by children and parents alike. A childrens cutlery set for example forms the cornerstone of meals from a young age and is an important step towards encouraging children to eat with and as adults.
Childrens cutlery set
Wares of Knutsford’s stainless steel kids knife and fork set is durable, dishwasher safe and comes in a smart presentation box. Containing a knife, fork and two spoons, each item is decorated with a different novelty animal design at the base. The set is useful for children aged between 3 and 10 years old.
Alternative Christmas gifts to a childrens cutlery set
If you’re trying to encourage kids in the kitchen and help introduce them to a wide and varied diet, there are lots of junior themed items that fit the bill available from Wares of Knutsford.
Shaped egg moulds
Try these fun, shaped plastic moulds to give a bit of personality to hard boiled eggs for lunchboxes, picnics or salads. Having peeled your hard boiled egg, place it in the mould and press the lid down to reveal a funky car or heart shaped egg. A surefire hit even with picky eaters.
Suitable for cakes, jellies, mousses and a variety of other dishes, you can try alphabet or named moulds, animal shapes including a bear, pig, fish or rabbit or boy and girl forms.
It’s an incredibly simple but time proven method of entertaining kids. Wares of Knutsford’s ice lolly making kits can be used with juice, fruit or even yoghurt based recipes and include traditional wooden lolly sticks. An extra bonus is that it’s a sneaky way of getting kids to eat more fruit!
Get kid to really use their imaginations with cake decorating kits including fondant stamps, icing modelling tools or a patterned rolling pin. Shaped cookie and pastry cutters are a perennial favourite for cooking with children, with a vast range of forms available.