Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Guide

Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Guide

I noticed several of my fellow gluten-free bloggers published holiday gift buying guides and I thought it was such a good idea that I’d chime in with my own recommendations. I’m doing this list rather quickly since I did not plan on blogging this week due to my upcoming article for Simply Gluten Free magazine and several GF for the Holidays presentations so please excuse any oversights or mistakes in this post.

Since food is always a concern and issue for gluten-free people, a collection of safe (certified GF) favorites is always a welcome sight. I included above some of my favorites or Kim’s Picks. If you don’t know their favorite GF foods, it might be best to focus on non-food items. I have features some ideas below. Another option is gift certificates. Some gluten-freeĀ  items can be on the pricy side so a gift certificate for Draeger’s Market (they also offer GF cooking classes, too), Whole Foods Market or New Leaf Community Markets is always appreciated. A gift certificate to P.F. Chang’s China Bistro or California Pizza Kitchen since both restaurants have a solid gluten-free protocol in place is a good idea. A subscription to a gluten-free magazine can be fun. The options are listed below:

magSimply Gluten Free (my personal favorite)

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Living Without

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Gluten Free Living

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Delight Gluten-Free

One year instead of candy (I end having to give away), one of my family members sent us pears from Harry & David. They even have an organic selection. I really appreciated it. Spirits can be fun for those who like to drink. There are many GF beers on the market and hard cider such as Angry Orchard is super fun. For a little extra special gift, a bottle of potato based vodka such as Chopin (make sure it’s the potato version with the black top as they also have a wheat and rye based vodka) is something someone might not buy for themselves. Also, my new obsession is almond flour. It’s a great gluten-free flour to bake with. Honeyville Farms is among the top brands to use (see below).

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Chopin Potato Based Vodka (with the black cap)

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One of my all time favorite GF products is Luce’s Gluten-Free Artisan Bread. A pack of all four varieties would make a gluten-free person’s dream come true. It is honestly the best gluten-free bread I’ve eaten. You can purchase it online or at Draeger’s Market (in the bay area of San Francisco).

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Luce’s New Italian loaf fresh out of the oven…pure goodness!

Another great option are food gift boxes like the one below offered by Dia Delights. They also offer a subscription service of baked goods to be delivered monthly. Taste Guru and Tasterie offer similar services but include a different variety of products.

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Dia Delights gift box

taste-guru2If your friend or relative is new to gluten-free living (and cooking), there may be some cooking items they will need. This All-Clad gift set could be helpful. There are items too that need to be replaces like a toaster, cutting board and wooden utensils (all featured below). Help with replacing these items can be appreciated.

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My favorite toaster is by Breville. They make awesome small kitchen appliances. If you wanted to go all out, you can purchase them a Breville juicer as juicing never hurt anyone (as far as I know).

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The best toaster I’ve ever owned

My favorite cutting board is by Proteak

A top rated juicer

A top rated juicer

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Below are some unique looking wooden utensils I think anyone would appreciate. I saw these at New Leaf Community Markets.

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If you really have the cash to spend, a Blendtec high-powered blender will light up someone’s life. I absolutely love mine.

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Other gift options are cookbooks. These can be really valuable to a new GF person who needs recipe ideas. Below are some of my favorites.

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My favorite baking cookbook for the holidays

Below are some cool items you may want to include in a gift basket. Have fun with it and creative. You just might make the day of someone struggling with a new lifestyle change. If that person is you, feel free to pass this along to loved ones. Have a blessed holiday season and to continue thriving gluten-free.

P.S. Here are links to the gift guides my fellow bloggers published. Lots of great ideas to check out.

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Gift box spotted at New Leaf Community Market

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