Shopping for a meaningful gift can be tricky if your loved one is gluten free, but that doesn’t mean it has to be stressful. This year, there’s no need to worry! We’ve put together 12 gift options so you can spend less time brainstorming and more time doing the things you enjoy…like cozying up to the fire with a plate full of gluten-free cookies!
For the Baker
1. 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 GF options. King Arthur Flour, Breads From Anna, Whole Note Bakery, Simple Mills, Enjoy Life and Pamela’s carry delicious mixes. Get crafty and put together your own gift basket complete with baking mixes, recipe cards and any additional ingredients needed.
2. Baking essentials
3. Gluten-free bread maker
Making your own bread sounds daunting, but this Cuisinart Bread Maker has a gluten-free setting! Bring on the homemade bread, please.
For the Chef
4. Gluten-free cookbooks
Everyone likes trying new recipes! Cookbooks are staple items in a gluten-free kitchen, and it’s 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.
5. 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!
6. A spiralizer
With a versatile tool like this spiralizer with five different blades, your favorite celiac can make anything from zucchini pasta to shoestring french fries!
For the Foodie
7. Gluten-free chocolate or candy
Who doesn’t love a sweet treat now and again? (Or daily!) Put together a basket with some gluten-free goodies, and it’s sure to be a hit! Amore di Mona Chocolate, Pascha Chocolate, No Whey Chocolate & Surf Sweets should definitely be included.
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!
9. Tickets to a Nourished Festival
Picture a room with 100+ brands sampling delicious products. The best part? Everything is gluten free. They even have sections for Nut-Free, Paleo, Keto & Plant-Based products. The Nourished Festivals travel to 10 cities each year. If your loved one lives in one of these cities, tickets to the festival is a must!
For the Busybody
10. Gluten-free subscription box or meal kit service
Meal kits are all the rage these days, and help make dinner a breeze! Green Chef is a great option and the first meal kit to receive GF certification. Want to stick to snacks? Love With Food ships a bundle of GF goodies each month, plus they’re offering 25% off your first box.
11. A meal planner
A meal planning pad will make weekly meal prep easier than ever. If your gluten-free loved one is always pressed for time, they’ll appreciate this simple gift to help them with organization!
12. Gluten-free travel items
When staying at a hotel, Airbnb, or hostel, communal toasters, condiments and cutting boards won’t do the trick for a sensitive celiac. Gluten free travelers are sure to appreciate the following: toaster bags, foldable colanders, silicone cutting boards and individual condiment packs.