Shopping for a gluten-free loved one can be tricky this year, especially since many experience-based gifts are not the best idea right now. Don’t worry, we are here to help! We’ve put together 10 meaningful gift options. Spend less time brainstorming and more time doing the things you enjoy… like watching your favorite seasonal movies and eating one too many holiday desserts! 🙂
For the Foodie
1. Gluten-free chocolate or candy
Who wouldn’t love a sweet, gluten-free treat? Put together a basket with some GF goodies, and it’s sure to be a hit! Pascha Chocolate, Enjoy Life Foods, No Whey Chocolate & Smart Sweets should definitely be included.
2. Gift certificate to a GF restaurant offering takeout
Skip dining in this year, and give the gift of takeout! There are tons of restaurants these days that cater to a gluten-free diet, and many offer takeout or delivery. 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. Gluten-free food delivered
Another option is to purchase a gift card to a food delivery service, like DoorDash or Grubhub. That way, your loved one can select what cuisine they’re in the mood for. Bonus – they won’t have to leave the couch!
For the beauty & fashion guru
4. Gluten-free skincare & makeup
Did you know some people react to gluten even in skincare 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 those with celiac disease and food allergies. Some of their hilariously adorable shirts say: “Dear gluten, we are never ever getting back together” and “When life gives you a cookie, run!”
For the Baker
6. Gluten-free baking mixes
Holidays + baked goods = match made in heaven! Namaste Foods, Josie’s Best, King Arthur Flour, Simple Mills, Enjoy Life and Pamela’s carry great 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. These would pair perfectly with a GF mix above.
For the Chef
8. Gluten-free cookbooks
This year, many people have been experimenting more in the kitchen. Everyone likes trying new recipes, and cookbooks take the guesswork out for you! Some books we recommend include Gluten-Free Baking at Home, Gluten-Free Baking Classics, BabyCakes Covers the Classics, Gluten Free on a Shoestring, and Incredibly Easy Gluten-Free Recipes.
9. Gift certificate to an online health food store
This gift is really on point for 2020! Why not give the gift of shopping so your recipients can pick out exactly what they want in the comfort of their own homes? Vitacost and Thrive Market are online grocery stores known to carry gluten-free foods.
10. Gluten-free subscription box or meal kit service
Meal delivery kits are all the rage these days! They’re perfect for your busy friends, or those new to the kitchen. Green Chef is a great option and the first meal kit to receive GF certification. Take a look at other options here. 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.