Last Minute Gluten-Free Gift Guide 2020
Published December 8, 2020
Looking for the perfect last-minute gluten-free gift item for the gluten-free people you know and love? We’ve compiled some gift ideas you can order online. Not sure when you need to order items so they arrive in time for the holidays? Hip2Save compiled a handy list of estimated shipping deadlines from Amazon, UPS, FedEx and more.
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Gluten-Free Gift Guide
Here are some some gluten-free gift ideas you can order online for the reader, for the baker or cooking enthusiast, for the foodie, for the hard to please and for kids!
For the Reader
Books can be a handy resource on living gluten-free such as Celiac and the Beast, Gluten Freedom, and Gluten is My Bitch. Whether recently diagnosed with celiac disease or have been avoiding gluten for years, books can be helpful guides with practical tips for thriving without gluten in your diet.
Yes, there are still print magazines available for subscription and a few that could be particularly useful for someone you know who is gluten-free. Check out Simply Gluten-Free magazine and Delight Gluten-Free to name two. Or for the person who prefers to read on their device, try a Kindle-based magazine subscription such as Clean Eating. A magazine subscription is truly the gift that keeps on giving all year round.
For the Baker or Cooking Enthusiast
A gluten-free diet can feel restrictive or seem boring to some, but it doesn’t have to feel that way. Look for true gluten-free cookbooks written with people with celiac disease in mind, versus books about trendy diets that may not be as careful about small amounts of gluten or attentive to potential hidden gluten. The recently released book from America’s Test Kitchen, The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook Volume 2, is an example of a trusted source producing a gluten-free specific cookbook.
Meal Prep Kit Subscriptions
Gluten-free cooking can be a cinch with meal prep kits. Subscriptions to GFFS-Validated meal prep kit companies like Freshly and Green Chef are a treat for busy people looking to make healthy meals for themselves or the family.
Baking and Cookware
From intricately-designed loaf pans from specialty stores, to the basics that your friend has yet to upgrade in their gluten-free kitchen, not only are baking and cookware gifts thoughtful but practical, too. What’s trending in the cookware department? According to our in-house foodies, it’s the Instant Pot Duo Crisp, the air fryer lid for frying foods without oil!
Gourmet Baking Mixes
For the wannabe baker or too-busy-to-bake individual, gourmet, gluten-free baking mixes are magic. For a more homey, “handmade” gift option, how about making a Mason Jar Dry Cookie Mix? In a tall mason jar, layer the dry ingredients needed for your favorite gluten-free cookie recipe. Attach the recipe with some twine add a pretty label, and voila! This DIY gift is not only easy to put together, but it also says “thoughtful” and “practical” at the very same time.
For the Foodie
Cookies, flours, jams, chocolates, crackers, fresh fruit – you can assemble generous and delightful selection of hand-picked, certified gluten-free goodies in an attractive, reusable basket for another DIY gift idea. Add some pretty fabric or ribbon and non-food accessories such as measuring cups, wooden utensils, decorative mugs, even a cookbook, and you’ve got a gift idea you can customize specifically for each recipient.
Cookies in Decorative Tins or Trays
If you’re a baker, share the homemade goodness with a few dozen cookies you’ve baked. Buy a beautiful tray or reusable holiday-themed tin and lay the cookies out or stack in layers with parchment paper in between. Top it up with a big bow. Freshly baked cookies are sure to be a people pleaser.
For the “Hard to Please”
Gift giving isn’t always a breeze, especially when some people you know are very particular. Consider getting a gift card for a local retailer that carries gluten-free items and let the recipient of your generous gesture pick out exactly what they want.
Virtual Cooking Classes for Kids
Start them young and give them the baking bug with a virtual gluten-free baking class! Prep your kitchen and get ready for some creativity! For example, the GF Baking Club or Celiac Mama’s Little GF Chefs are two great options.
Subscription Snack Boxes
Kids can be foodies, too. And what kids doesn’t like snacks? Pick a gluten-free and healthy snack box to be delivered right to them. For an extended dose of yummy, look for boxes with the option to subscribe for one month or more. Kids also love snack baskets, and you can customize it to each child’s particular taste and favorite treats.
Make this holiday season extra special with gluten-free gifts for all ages. And while you’re at it, get yourself a little something. You deserve it!