Shopping for a gluten-free loved one isn’t always easy, but we are here to help! We’ve put together 14 meaningful gift options so you can spend less time brainstorming and more time doing the things you enjoy…like cozying up to the fire with delicious holiday desserts.
For the Foodie
1. 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, Enjoy Life Foods, No Whey Chocolate & Surf Sweets should definitely be included.
2. Gift certificate to a gluten-free restaurant
There are a lot of restaurants these days that cater to a gluten-free diet. Need help finding a good spot to get a gift card from? Download the free Find Me Gluten Free app to search for local businesses in your area. The app also has a premium version with additional features your loved one would find useful! Hook them up with an Apple Store or Google Play gift card so they can upgrade their app.
3. 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, & Plant-Based products. The Nourished Festivals are traveling to 8 cities in 2020. If your loved one lives in one of these cities, tickets to the festival is a must. Plus, enter code earlybird before selecting your tickets for 30% off!
For the beauty & fashion guru
4. Gluten-free skincare & makeup
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. Dr. Hauschka Skin Care and Mother Dirt both have wonderful lines of skin care products.
5. Gluten-free apparel
Celiac Cutie is a fashion forward clothing line that spreads awareness and celebrates the journey of those with celiac disease and food allergies. Some of their hilariously adorable shirts say: “Dear gluten, we are never ever getting back together” and “Food allergies… because I like to live dangerously.”
For the Baker
6. Gluten-free baking mixes
The holiday season and baked goods go hand in hand! 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.
7. Baking essentials
Alright, so these might not be the most glamorous gifts out there, but they sure are handy! Think a cute bundt cake pan, donut tin or a gluten-free bread pan. A cute addition to this gift would be a GF mix above.
8. 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
9. Gluten-free cookbooks
Everyone likes trying new recipes, and cookbooks take the guesswork out for you! Some books we recommend include Gluten-Free Baking Classics, 100 Best Gluten Free Recipes, BabyCakes Covers the Classics, Gluten Free on a Shoestring, and Incredibly Easy Gluten-Free Recipes.
10. 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!
11. 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? Thrive Market and Vitacost are both great options.
For the Busybody
12. 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.
13. 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!
14. Gluten-free travel items
When staying at a hotel or Airbnb, 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. For travelers going abroad, Gluten Free Passport has language translation & dining cards, travel guides & more.