Being gluten-free is not just a diet but rather a part of someone’s identity. When you follow a gluten-free diet, you have to focus on being gluten-free every time you eat – which is often! You might even say that people following a gluten-free diet are perhaps a little obsessed with being gluten-free. I know I am!
So if you want to give your gluten-free friend a fun, exciting and thoughtful gift this holiday season, consider giving her a gift related to her gluten-free diet.
I’ve got you covered! I’ve come up with 17 thoughtful gluten-free gift ideas that you can get for the gluten-free person in your life.
Good For You Gluten Free’s 2016 Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Guide:
(1) Gluten-Free Cookbooks: Finding food inspiration is very important to those of us following a gluten-free diet. A great gift is to stock our bookshelves with gluten-free cookbooks for all occasions. A few gluten-free cookbooks I recommend include:
- The How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook* by America’s Test Kitchen
- Danielle Walker’s Against All Grain Celebrations: A Year of Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, and Paleo Recipes for Every Occasion*
- Gluten-Free on a Shoestring: 125 Easy Recipes for Eating Well on the Cheap*
- The Gluten-Free Almond Flour Cookbook* by Elana Amsterdam
- Pure Delicious: More than 150 Delectable Allergen-Free Recipes * by Heather Christo
- Gluten-Free 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to Easy Gluten-Free Cooking* by Carol Fenster
(2) Kitchen Gadgets: We love cooking up a storm in the kitchen. Consider giving your gluten-free friend some fun new kitchen gadgets. Here are some of my favorites:
- Toss and Chop Salad Tongs* ($21 on Amazon)
- Pineapple Corer* ($12 on Amazon)
- Vegetable and Fruit Chopper* ($22 on Amazon)
- Bagel and Donut Pan* ($9 on Amazon)
- Chef’s Knife* ($93 on Amazon)
- Food Kitchen Scale with Removable Bowl* ($20 on Amazon)
- 3-in-1 Avocado Cutter* ($7 on Groupon)
(3) Cute Kitchen Apron: A kitchen apron is the perfect gift for your gluten-free friend. You can buy a really cute and retro apron from DII on Amazon*, or there are plenty of options when it comes to personalizing an apron* with your friend’s name or business name on it.
(4) Gluten-Free Baking Mixes: We love to bake with various gluten-free baking mixes. Buy your friend a variety of baking mixes to play with in the kitchen. She’ll have fun experimenting and you’ll help her try new mixes too. Here are a few suggestions to include in her gift basket:
- Simple Mills* (gluten-free baking mixes made with almond flour and clean ingredient list)
- Whole Note* (gluten-free baking mixes made with whole and ancient grains)
- Namaste* (gluten-free baking mixes – including a chocolate cake mix to die for)
- Enjoy Life* (gluten-free baking mixes free from the top 8 allergens)
(5) Gluten-Free Sampling Box Subscriptions: Give the gift of sampling – subscribe your friend to a monthly gluten-free sampling box* that is delivered straight to her doorstep monthly. Urthbox* is one I recommend and has a gluten-free option. I also found a Groupon for Urthbox here*.
(6) Juicer or High Speed Blender: Your gluten-free friend needs to eat nutrient dense foods to ensure she heals her gut. A great way to heal is through green juicing. I recommend a juicer by either Jack Lalanne* ($82) or Breville* ($125) or a high speed blender by Nutri Ninja* for making green smoothies – both are affordable. If you want a top of the line high speed blender, get your friend a Vitamix*.
(7) Zucchini Noodle Spiralizer: Chances are your gluten-free friend misses noodles. A great way to enjoy noodle-like dishes is to turn zucchinis into gluten-free noodles – or zoodles. It’s super easy to do with a zucchini noodle spiralizer. I recommend a Veggetti Pro* or even a simple handheld one* as pictured below.
(8) Gluten-Free Bakery Gift Card: Give your friend a gift card to her favorite gluten-free bakery. It’s a great way for her to try some gluten-free baked goods as well as help support the local gluten-free food scene.
(9) Thrive Membership: Help your gluten-free friend find the latest and greatest gluten-free brands at Thrive Market*, an online membership shopping site. The selection of gluten-free foods is unreal, and membership is required if your friend wants to shop there. An annual membership is about $60.
(10) Gluten-Free Beauty Products: Give your gluten-free friend the gift of beauty this year. I personally enjoy using Red Apple Lipstick* (gorgeous lipsticks and other beauty products) as well as products by Andalou Naturals* – which are all certified gluten-free. Give her a gift basket of awesome gluten-free beauty products. She will smile ear to ear when she sees the thought you put into her gift!
(Update: I’m loving my new gluten-free lipsticks and gluten-free cosmetics from Gabriel Cosmetics* too – my new fav lipstick color is Copper Glaze.)
(11) Rice Cooker: I personally can’t live without my rice cooker – it’s a luxury I love and didn’t know how much I loved it until I bought one. Buy her a rice cooker and change her life! She can use it to make naturally gluten-free grains, like rice and quinoa, as well as use it as a slow cooker. She will love using it and wonder why she didn’t get one sooner. This rice cooker by Aroma is my favorite* – no wonder it’s a best-seller on Amazon.
(12) Gluten-Free Bread Machine: This Cuisinart Bread Maker* even has a gluten-free setting and recipes for gluten-free breads. She will LOVE this, especially if she misses bread like the rest of us!
(13) Recipe Binder: Does your friend enjoy trying to recipes? Perhaps she clips recipes from magazines or prints them from the Internet? If so, give her a recipe binder* to neatly organize all her recipes. There are SO many cute recipe binders available. Check out this page to see some gorgeous styles*. This is going to be one thoughtful and beautiful gift!
(14) Magazine Subscription: Keep the gluten-free spirit alive year round with a paid subscription to Gluten-Free & More, an awesome magazine dedicated to the gluten-free lifestyle. You can purchase a gift subscription here*. I also found a $15 deal for Gluten-Free & More subscriptions on Groupon* – check it out here*.
(15) Food Storage Containers: Gluten-free chefs always have a variety of gluten-free flours on hand. In fact, in my pantry, I have at least 10 different gluten-free flours and starches! Help your friend protect her gluten-free flours and get organized with these air-tight food storage containers by Oxo*. I have a ton of these – and use them all!
(16) Essential Oils: Chances are your gluten-free friend lives a holistic lifestyle. Give her a few essential oils to help her stay calm this holiday season – and pair the oils with a diffuser. This is a great gift for anyone who wants to add wonderful, natural scents to their house. Get her a variety pack* of essential oils (make sure they’re therapeutic grade). Here is a great essential oil diffuser* to pair with your gift – this is the one I use in my office.
(17) Gluten-Free Pride: Give your friend a “gluten-free” t-shirt to let her know you’re down with her GF diet. Here is one on Etsy that caught my eye and I love this one that says, “Land of the Gluten-Free” on it from Amazon*.
Happy gluten-free shopping!
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