6 Gluten Free Gift Ideas
Although it may sound cheesy, I am a firm believer that giving truly is better than receiving. I find joy, especially during the holiday season, in finding the perfect gift for someone. I love the satisfaction in knowing you gave something meaningful: a gift that fits their personality, style or interests.
Now that I’ve been working at Udi’s for about a year and a half, I have come to understand how the holidays can be an especially tough time for those with a gluten intolerance or Celiac Disease. Unless food is cooked or prepared by oneself, it is hard to enjoy the eats, treats and holiday staples that surround the celebrations. Why not buy or bake gluten-free gifts that allow the recipient to participate in the festivities, rather than celebrating without?
Here is a list of gluten free gift ideas I’ve compiled after asking around, scouring our favorite GF blogs and searching the interwebs!
- Roasted Almond Caramels
What better way to show your love and thankfulness for a host than baking them delicious, gluten free holiday treats? You’ll be sure to impress with this recipe from Amy Green at SimplySugarandGlutenFree.com. While these Roasted Almonds Caramels could take some time to make, they will be well worth the effort.
- Chocolate Sparkle Cookies
Brighten anyone’s holiday party with this recipe from The Food Allergy Queen for Chocolate Sparkle Cookies!
- Gluten Free Body Lotion
Not only do people with Celiac Disease and Gluten Intolerances have to be careful about what they are ingesting, they have to watch what they use on their skin as well. Treat yourself or your GF friend to some pampering products. Here is an all-natural, gluten free Organic Lavender Herbal Body Lotion from Ecco Bella.
- Gluten Free Gift Basket
Consider putting together a thoughtful, gluten free gift basket. Fill it with items that would make meals a bit easier for the recipient. I came up with a couple of items that could help complete an Italian dinner night basket: Gone Native Tomato Basil Gluten Free Pasta Sauce and some Tinkyada Penne Pasta. Add in some olive oil, Italian seasoning and a bottle of wine and you’ve got yourself an awesome gift!
- Gluten Free Cookbooks
People are always looking for more recipes to try and inspiration for their kitchen. A gluten free cookbook is always a great gift. Gluten Free on a Shoestring by Nicole Hunn or Gluten Free Made Simple by Carol Field Dahlstrom, Elizabeth Dahlstrom Burnley & Marcia Shultz Dahlstrom are wonderful staples for any GF kitchen.
- Gluten Free Magazine Subscription
Give the gift of updates about gluten free products, research and recipes with a year’s magazine subscription to Gluten Free Living or Living Without.
What are you making or buying for your GF friends and family this year? Happy gifting!