Discover our bright, colourful and quirky gifts which are just the thing for any teenager who is interested in cooking, eating and discovering new tricks in the kitchen. If you’re stuck for Christmas ideas, take a look at the list below and treat your teenager to something they’ll really love.
Teenagers can be hard to buy for, but any teenage cook will love our choice of foodie gifts. Perhaps your son loves loves to travel and try new flavours? Our simple sushi making kit will transport him straight to Tokyo. Or does your daughter love baking? Our speculaas biscuit roller is something a little different!
For more Christmas gift ideas, take a look at our Christmas Gifts for Kids category.
1. Gifts For Teens Who Love To Cook
Have a go at making ravioli together with your teenager, with this set of three different-sized stamps. It’s a simple and super-fun way to shape homemade pasta, and a great way to spend time together making something delicious.
Any teenager interested in baking will love this springerle & speculaas biscuit roller, which quickly and easily moulds traditional German and Dutch biscuits. The roller features 12 different designs of birds, flowers, berries, squirrels and prestigious buildings. It’s a fun way to make biscuits they might not have tried before.
Hanging out at Yo Sushi! regularly will certainly hit a teenager's budget. And so what better than learning to make their own sushi. Plus there's a lot of fun to be had in having friends round and preparing sushi together - everyone can pick exactly the flavours they like, and perhaps even compete to make the most elaborate creation!
2. Ideas For Those Who Like Unusual Flavours
Introduce your post-millenial to a classic sweet from the 1990s with this pack of psychedelic Nerds. Pour out a handful of nerds and enjoy the zingy flavours of these playground favourites together.
Get your teen trying out new foods, like these sweet chilli & lime crickets! A fun and sustainable alternative to crisps and nuts on their own, or even as a topping for tacos and fajitas.
3. Gifts For Teens Interested in Growing Their Own Food
Perfect for a teenager who’s interested in new flavours – Piccolo's Thai basil seeds will bring truly authentic Southeast Asian flavours to the kitchen. Piccolo have designed their seeds specifically to be grown in pots and small urban spaces, meaning this difficult-to-find herbs will always be available from your teenager's windowsill. Check the Piccolo page for more seeds!
4. What To Give Teens With A Sense Of Humour
The quirky and colourful koi fish salt and pepper shakers set will stand out on any table. Made of earthenware ceramic and coloured in a coral hue, this shiny set of koi carp makes for a fun kitchen gift.
If your teen is into a bit of rock and roll, they'll love this ‘Rock Cake’ oven glove emblazoned with fun baking puns celebrating all things rock; ‘Bread Zeppelin’, the ‘Rolling Scones’ and ‘Tofu Fighters’ to name a few…!
5. Food Gifts To Brighten A Day At School
These large bento boxes are a fun and practical way to take packed lunches to school or college. The top, ‘hat’ section is an inverted bowl - tuck a small sachet of instant miso soup into here, and just add hot water when ready to eat. The second ‘face’ level has a hermetic seal for storing stews or dressed salads without leaking. The bottom ‘body’ level is a perfect container for buns, sushi or rice
These sushi socks in shrimp (ebi nigiri) design are the ideal gift for sushi lovers with a sense of humour! Possibly the most kawaii socks we’ve ever seen, you can now proudly show off your favourite sushi wherever you are.
Ellie Edwards is the Food Editor at Sous Chef. Previously she worked at olive magazine, writing about exciting new ingredients, UK restaurants and travelling the world to find the best cinnamon buns. When she's not exploring the likes of Belize, Kerala and Zanzibar, Ellie loves rustling up a feast in her London kitchen, with a particular passion for porridge, sourdough and negronis.