Gluten Free Gift Guide (adapted from https://gluten.org/branchnews/gluten-free-gift-guide/)
Office grab bags, Secret Santa exchanges, hostess gifts, presents for friends, family, teachers, bosses, coworkers, neighbors…….this time of year can be overwhelming for some, and it can be difficult to get creative with so much going on.
When you want to go above and beyond a standard bottle of wine or flowers for your gluten-free recipient, we’ve got some fun and personalized ideas that will show him/her that you really care – without breaking the bank!
Books. There are tons of gluten-free resource and lifestyle books out there now, and plenty to fit many different personalities and needs. Whether newly gluten-free or a long-time follower, some of the books on the market today offer interesting perspectives, research and advice. Need a suggestion? Shop some of our favorite picks, right on our website at https://gluten.org/product-category/books/.
Cookbooks. A gluten-free diet can feel restrictive or boring to some. Show them that it doesn’t have to be with a cookbook filled with delicious recipes to get anyone out of a dinner rut! (Bonus: they may want to test their new recipes on you!)
Magazine Subscriptions. There are a handful of these niche magazines that offer tips, recipes, research, lifestyle tips, and a general sense of community. This is a gift that will keep on giving throughout the year! Gluten Free Living (https://www.glutenfreeliving.com/) is currently offering a Holiday Season Special with 6 issues for only $18. (Pssst..! Don’t forget our eMagazine is totally free, so go ahead and give them an extra gift at no extra cost to you)
Gift Cards to Their Restaurant. A night out to dinner is always a welcome treat, especially when the restaurant is safely gluten-free. Check out our list of restaurants certified by our GFFS to find the perfect restaurant to treat them to: https://gffoodservice.org/certified-directory/certified-food-services/
Baking Pans/Platters. From intricately-designed loaf pans via specialty stores, to the basics that your friend has yet to upgrade in his/her gluten-free arsenal, not only is your gift thoughtful, but it is practical too! Get some inspiration from our list of tools to replace in a gluten-free kitchen (feature graphic).
Gourmet Baking Mixes. Always great to have on-hand, most are simple enough for even the least experienced baker to whip up a scrumptious treat. Nearly 100 different baking mixes are Certified GF, search them out here https://gluten.org/resources/find-products/ (simply use “Ctrl” + F to search).
Mason Jar Dry Cookie Mixes. This DIY gift is easy to put together and makes a big impact! In a tall mason jar, layer the dry ingredients needed for your favorite gluten-free cookie recipe. Attach the recipe with some twine for a heartwarming and thoughtful present.
Gift Baskets. Cookies, flours, jams, chocolates, crackers…you name it, you can pop it in a basket. Most gluten-free people are thrilled to have extra snacks and try new goodies, and the basket gives a nice finished touch.
We love this gift basket from Flax4Life which is packed with Certified GF goodie and other fun stuff for only $24.99! Check it out at https://flax4life.net/products/gift-basket
Cookies in Decorative Tins or Trays. Baking cookies is always a lovely gesture. Putting them on a beautiful tray or in a reusable holiday-themed tin shows extra effort and thoughtfulness.
Gift Cards to Their Favorite Grocery Store. Gluten-free products can be pricier than their regular counterparts, and who wouldn’t love an excuse to be able to splurge and save a little at the grocery store?
Meal Kit Subscription. Meal kits, either fully prepared or ready to make meals, are the hottest trend in healthy, hectic households. We recommend Green Chef (www.greenchef.com) for a delicious variety of premium ingredients and chef-crafted recipes delivered weekly and Freshly (www.freshly.com) for healthy, chef-cooked dinners delivered and ready in 3 minutes. Both Green Chef are Freshly are certified by our Gluten Free Food Service.
Products from the Gluten Intolerance Group. Special labels for your Tupperware and cookware, restaurant cards that explain their dietary needs, salad shakers, lunch bags, cutting boards… you can knock a bunch of presents off of your list with just one stop to our online store!
Did we miss anything? We think these gifts would work year round, and can be filed under Things-I-Want-Or-Need-But-Can-Never-Justify-Buying-For-Myself. Those are always the best presents!