Are you looking for the perfect gift for your gluten-free friend? I’ve got you covered with these thoughtful gluten-free gift ideas that your GF BFF will love. This post was updated in November 2023 and contains affiliate links. Please see my disclosures.
Following a gluten-free diet isn’t just a diet; it’s part of someone’s identity. You might even say that people following a gluten-free diet are a little obsessed with gluten-free food (present company included!).
Gluten is a protein found in wheat, barley, rye, and sometimes oats. People with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity, or gluten intolerance cannot eat even a crumb of gluten without getting sick or causing intestinal damage.
If you want to give your gluten-free friend a fun, exciting, and thoughtful gift this year that takes their specialty dietary restrictions into consideration, consider giving them a gift that makes their gluten-free lifestyle a little easier. Trust me; your friend will be touched by the thought you put into this gift.
Below, I share many gluten-free gift ideas to consider purchasing for your gluten-free friend. Many involve food; others are non-food gifts that will brighten your friend’s day (like a Bouqs subscription). As you’ll see, I have gift ideas for kids and adults. Enjoy!
(1) Gluten-Free Baking Kits
If you’re shopping for a special gluten-free kid and want to make their day, get them a Little GF Chefs baking kit or subscription.
They’ll have so much fun making animal crackers (kit pictured above), pretzels, cookies, unicorn donuts, and gluten-free treats from scratch. If you get them a subscription, they’ll think of you when their monthly baking kit arrives at their doorstep.
In 2023, Little GF Chefs has stepped up its gluten-free game by offering Gluten-Free Gingerbread House Baking Kits. These kits are found on the Little GF Chefs website and at select Sprouts in the U.S.
Use my coupon code – GOODFORYOU – for 10% off any Little GF Chefs subscription and be sure to read my full review.
Little GF Chefs Black Friday Deals: (1) Get 20% off the Gingerbread House baking kit. (2) Get 3 months off a 12-month subscription. (3) Get 1½ months off a 6-month subscription. (4) Free shipping on all non-subscription orders over $100 with the code “shipfree” at checkout. Deals valids 11/22/23-11/25/23. CLICK HERE to view all the deals.
(2) UrthBox Subscription
Your gluten-free friend will enjoy sampling different brands of gluten-free foods when you get them a monthly gluten-free sampling box subscription from Urthbox.
A gift box arrives each month and is filled with gluten-free products your friends can sample before buying. You can purchase a 3, 6, or 12-month Urthbox subscription. This is truly the gift that keeps on giving all year long! If you have a college student, they might enjoy receiving this box of gluten-free goodies each month.
Use the code GOODFORYOUGLUTENFREE10 for 10% off any one-time purchase at UrthBox.com.
And for more subscription box gift ideas, check out 10 Gluten-Free Subscription Boxes Every Celiac Must Try.
Urthbox Black Friday Deals: Get 30% off on any box with 3, 6, or 12-month pre-paid plans or gift cards. Valid 11/22/22 – 12/1/23 with the promo code URTHBOX30 when you SHOP HERE.
(3) Red Apple Lipstick Gift Set
Get her a variety of lipsticks, lipsticks, blush, eye shadow palettes, bronzer, brushes, skincare, and whatever you think she likes. She can always exchange it for something else if it doesn’t work for her.
Be sure to use my coupon code, GOODFORYOUGF, for 20% off – when you SHOP HERE!
Red Apple Lipstick Black Friday Deals: Get 25% off everything with RAL’s year-end sale 11/17/23-12/1/23 when you SHOP HERE.
(4) Ooni Pizza Oven
There’s nothing that will make your friend more excited than an Ooni Pizza oven. It’s hard to find good gluten-free pizza, and baking it at home isn’t the same without a special pizza-cooking oven.
Ooni enables the gluten-free community to cook authentic, flame-cooked pizza in just 60 seconds. These special pizza ovens heat up to 500C/950F, double the temperature of domestic ovens. This is the searing temperature to make an incredible gluten-free Neapolitan-style pizza.
Ooni Black Friday Deals: Most Ooni Pizza Ovens will be marked 20-30% off at Ooni.com from 11/19/23 to 11/28/23.
(5) Delicious Fruit and Nut Platter
Skip gift baskets that typically don’t contain gluten-free foods and instead opt for a Nuts.com platter. This Gluten-Free Snack Tray is certified gluten-free and filled with tasty nuts and dried fruits. It makes the perfect hostess gift for all holiday occasions and office parties. Pair it with a bottle of wine for an even more special holiday or hostess gift.
Click on this link to Nuts.com to automatically apply a $10 off coupon. Search for “Gluten-Free Snack Tray” to find this exact item. Not all Nuts.com items are gluten-free.
(6) Panini Press
If your friend misses sandwiches, she will love having a Panini Press for making gluten-free paninis.
I recommend the Breville Duo Panini Press. Here’s how my gluten-free paninis turned out when I used my press. Beautiful and delicious!
(7) Bouqs Flower Subscription
Skip the gifts that remind her she must eat differently and get her a Bouqs flower subscription instead. Bouqs will deliver a bouquet each month to your friend’s doorstep. She will think of you with each delivery.
Get 20% off when you subscribe at this link – the code is newbouq20. The deal is valid for new Bouqs customers only.
Bouqs Black Friday Deals: (1) Save $20 on Select Deluxe Bouqs with promo code 2XBLOOMS (11/24/23 ONLY. (2) Save 30% on Select Bouqs with promo code: CYBER at Bouqs.com (Valid 11/25/23 – 11/27/23. SHOP HERE.
(8) A Box of Gluten-Free Chocolates
It’s hard to find safe, gluten-free candies, especially if you’re looking for the perfect hostess gift.
Enter See’s Candies. All its candies are gluten-free unless they’re made in an outside facility. These candies are gorgeous and sweet. Your gluten-free friend will love this gift. And it’s way better than a fresh fruit basket – trust me!
(9) Celiac Screening Test
If your friend is suffering from various unexplained ailments but refuses to see a doctor, give her this at-home celiac disease test kit so she can test herself for celiac disease in the privacy of her own home. While a practical gift, it will help her figure out what’s happening inside her and bring her good health in the New Year.
You can purchase an Everlywell Celiac Disease Screening Test here.
Everlywell Black Friday Deals: Take 35% off orders of $199+ and 30% off orders of $199 or less 11/17/23-11/29/23. The code is valid on all Everlywell tests. SHOP HERE to view the latest deals.
(10) Vitamin D & Inflammation Test
In addition to its popular Celiac Screening test, Everlywell also makes a variety of at-home tests, including its very popular Food Sensitivity and Vitamin D & Inflammation tests, which I highly recommend.
Shop the Everlywell website for the right test for your friend – or bundle a few together to help prioritize her health in the New Year.
(11) Celiac Genetic Test
Another excellent screening test is by EmpowerDX, which will help your friend uncover if they carry one of the celiac genes.
I had my kids take this genetic test so I’d know if we needed to continue to test them for celiac disease annually. I learned that my daughter carries one of the celiac genes, but my son doesn’t.
(12) Gluten Detect Kits
Your gluten-free friend might also like a few Gluten Detect test kits (formerly known as Gluten Detective). These tests enable her to test her urine or stool to see if she’s accidentally consumed gluten.
Buy her a few kits to help her monitor the effectiveness of her gluten-free diet and keep her on track in the New Year. Read more about my experiences with this test kit in this article, and order Gluten Detect test kits here.
Use my coupon code, GOODFORYOU25, for 25% off (new customers only).
(13) Sourdough Bread
Chances are your gluten-free friend misses delicious sourdough bread. But you can satisfy her craving by getting her a gift pack or gift card from Bread Srsly.
Be sure to order early and place the bread in the freezer. The sourdough will last for several months.
Use my Bread Srsly coupon code – GOODFORYOU10 for 15% off your first order!
(14) Electric Pasta Machine
Chances are your gluten-free friend misses authentic pasta and would love this Marcato Electric Pasta Maker. This is the exact pasta maker I have, and I use it to make my two-ingredient gluten-free pasta dough (pictured below).
(15) Tea of the Month Club Subscription
For the gluten-free tea-loving friend in your life, consider getting her a Sips By tea subscription. The company sends you a carefully curated box of tasty teas to sample monthly. They even offer a Tea Advent Calendar so you can count down and sip your way to Christmas. Subscribe to Sips By here.
Sips By Black Friday Deals: Sips By is offering up to 25% off sitewide + free shipping when you SHOP HERE.
(16) Gluten-Free Cookbooks
Your friend might also enjoy some gluten-free cookbooks. Here are a few I think your friend will enjoy.
- Danielle Walker’s Healthy in a Hurry: Real Life. Real Food. Real Fast. This is Walker’s new-ish cookbook, and it doesn’t disappoint with its 150+ gluten-free, grain-free, and dairy-free recipes.
- Baked to Perfection by Katarina Cermelj. This beautiful book won the 2022 Fortnum & Mason Food and Drink Award and is packed with gorgeous recipes. All the recipes are well-tested and backed by science. I recommend buying this book for the pictures alone – stunning!
- How to Make Anything Gluten Free by Becky Excel. This book includes so many recipes that it will make your head spin. Also, check out How to Bake Anything Gluten Free, or pair them together for an extra-special gift.
- Kids Cook Gluten-Free by Kelli and Pete Brodski. The Brodskis have done it again with their 2022 cookbook, which features 65+ fun and easy recipes for budding gluten-free chefs.
(17) Children’s Books
If you’re shopping for a gluten-free child newly diagnosed with celiac disease, they might enjoy one of these adorable books about living with celiac disease: Sabina’s Celiac Story by Neva Ryan, and I’m a Gluten-Sniffing Service Dog by Michal Babay. Both books are adorable.
To add a homemade touch to your gift, pair it with homemade gluten-free playdough that you could store in a mason jar and tie with a bow. (You can also buy gluten-free playdough, like Aroma dough, at the store.)
(18) Nakano Knives
Now that I’m gluten-free, I cook a lot at home and have leaned into experimenting in the kitchen.
In the process, I’ve come to love having professional knives, including this beautiful Nakano chef’s knife. It comes in beautiful packaging, too.
(19) Revolution Toaster
This fancy-schmancy Revolution toaster will be the envy of all your gluten-free friends. This is one of Oprah’s favorite things and a beloved toaster by the gluten-free community.
Enjoy various settings, including a gluten-free bread or frozen bread setting. The toaster also comes with special accessories for making paninis.
Purchase this toaster on Amazon for an upscale toasting experience.
(20) Electric Donut Maker
Gluten-free people love kitchen gadgets, so I highly recommend this electric donut maker from BabyCakes. Your friend can bake cake pops and donut holes using this fun gadget, and I know it’s on her wish list if she likes to bake.
Pair an air-fryer with SkinnyTaste’s Air Fryer Dinners cookbook for a treasured and meaningful gift.
(22) Baked Goods or a Bakery Gift Card
Did you know that there are 300+ gluten-free bakeries nationwide? Show your support for your friend and a local business by giving your friend a gift card he can use anytime he craves something sweet. Find a gluten-free bakery near you.
Don’t have a gluten-free bakery near you? My friends at Twisty by the Cookie Corner in Lakewood, New Jersey, ship nationwide. Let me tell you, these are some of the best gluten-free baked goods money can buy. All baked goods are dairy-free and kosher, too.
(23) Nima Sensor
I have a feeling your friend is dying to get his hands on a Nima Sensor, a portable gluten-detecting device.
I love my Nima Sensor, and while it has its limitations, it helps keep me safe when it quickly identifies hidden gluten in a dish I’m about to eat. In the picture below, Nima alerted me to gluten found in my Mexican bowl at Chili’s.
The Nima Sensor is exclusively sold at NimaPartners.com. It’s no longer sold on Amazon. The main issue with this gift (in 2023) is that the company cannot consistently keep products in stock, although as of November 2023, the company says new inventory is finally available after a four-month pause in business.
(24) Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You
Don’t forget to pair whatever you get your friend with a copy of my book, Dear Gluten, It’s Not Me, It’s You. This book will help your friend break up with gluten once and for all and heal physically, emotionally, and mentally from her “bad” relationship with gluten.
Bonus Gift Idea (not GF)
I also want to share another great gift idea that isn’t gluten-free, per se, but something close to my heart.
Lev Haolam is a subscription box company that sends you artisan products from the land of Israel. When you purchase a Lev Haolam subscription, your money will be used to buy high-quality products from Israelis affected by war, terror, and international boycotts, and you’ll support small businesses and artisans living and working in Israel.
Lev Haolam sent me a box in December 2023 to see the magic for myself.
In the picture, you’ll see all the beautiful items inside, including skincare products, an artistic clay jar, and food items such as pure honey, olive oil, and a garlic and pepper salt shaker. Every month is different, making it a special gift that will make your friend feel special all year long!
I hope you enjoyed these 23 gluten-free gift ideas updated for 2023.
Please leave a comment to share other gluten-free gift ideas that I should add to this list. This gift guide is updated annually.