Cool air, warm drinks and winter coats mean one thing… the holidays are happening! There’s so much to look forward to this time of year, like spending quality time with family and friends and enjoying your favorite holiday meals. However, picking out the perfect gift can be tricky, especially if your loved one is gluten free. Don’t worry! We’ve compiled eight gift ideas that are great for anyone following a GF diet. Spend less time brainstorming ideas and more time doing the things you enjoy…like cozying up to the fire with a big mug of hot chocolate!
1. Seasonal gluten-free baking mixes
Nothing says the holidays like baked goods! Scan the baking aisle of your local grocery store and you’ll likely find some gluten-free options. King Arthur Flour, Breads From Anna and Pamela’s carry delicious gluten-free mixes. Get crafty and put together your own gift basket complete with baking mixes, recipe cards and any additional ingredients needed.
2. Gluten-free monthly subscription box
Think Wine of the Month Club specially catered to the gluten-free lifestyle. Want to buy gluten-free goodies as a gift, but don’t know where to start? Let someone else do the work for you. Your gluten-free friends would love getting a bundle of items shipped straight to their doors each month! Send Me Gluten Free does just that, plus they’re offering a 20% off discount with code HOLIDAY20 through December 26.
3. Gift certificate to an online health food store
Why not give the gift of shopping so your recipients can pick out exactly what they want in the comfort of their own homes? Gift cards are quick, easy and greatly appreciated. How about one to an online grocery store known to carry gluten-free foods? VineMarket and Abe’sMarket are both great options.
4. Gluten-free cooking classes
Cooking and baking gluten-free food can be challenging, even for seasoned veterans. Search online to see what cooking classes are available near your gluten-free loved one. He or she will greatly thank you!
5. Gluten-free skincare or beauty products
Did you know some people react to gluten even in skincare and household items? Red Apple Lipstick has a whole line of gluten-free makeup and Dr. Hauschka Skin Care has a wonderful line of natural skin care products.
6. Gluten-free cookbooks
Everyone loves trying new recipes! Cookbooks are staple items in a gluten-free kitchen, and it’s just impossible to have too many. Some books we recommend include Gluten-Free Baking Classics, 100 Best Gluten Free Recipes, BabyCakes Covers the Classics and Incredibly Easy Gluten-Free Recipes.
7. Subscription to a gluten-free or health magazine
Who doesn’t love getting mail? With a magazine subscription, it’s like getting a little present each month! Opt for something gluten-free focused, like Delight Gluten Free Magazine, or something more general like Health Magazine.
8. Gift certificate to a gluten-free restaurant
There are a lot of restaurants these days that cater to a gluten-free diet. Use Find Me Gluten Free to search for local businesses in your area, or opt for a gift certificate to a chain like P.F. Changs, Cheesecake Factory or even Chipotle!