It’s that time of year once again! The holiday season is upon us. If you are looking for the perfect holiday gift for your gluten free friend or family member, I’ve got you covered.
Last year I compiled a list of 21 thoughtful gifts any gluten free person in your life will appreciate —> you can read my 2017 gluten free holiday gift guide! This year, I’ve added some new gifts to the list. While some of the items here may be repeats, others are new or ones that I’ve personally come to love or use on a daily basis.
So here we go: my gluten free holiday gift guide for 2018!
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Tech Gifts for the Celiac
Nima Sensor – A portable device that can detect gluten in your food! Whether they are a foodie or like to travel, Nima can help your friend or family member feel more comfortable eating out. Personally, I always keep mine in my purse just in case I need it. Know someone who already has a Nima Sensor? Try gifting them a pack of Nima Testing Capsules instead!
Veggie Spiralizer – Spiralizing vegetables is a great alternative to gluten free pastas. and this tool lets you make noodles out of just about any vegetable. I absolutely love mine, and the Paderno model currently has 4.5 stars and almost 10,000 reviews on Amazon! It’s easy to clean, comes with multiple blades, and is also BPA free.
FoodSaver Vacuum Sealing System – Don’t let food go to waste, use a Foodsaver to portion and freeze with ease! I have the FM2110 model and have saved so much money by using it. Just portion out your food or meat, then seal and freeze for later use! Trust me, your friend or family member will definitely thank you for this.
Instant Pot – Want to cook soup in 30 minutes or less and not have to babysit it? This pressure cooker lets you cook up to 70% faster than conventional methods. I have the 6-quart, which is perfect for families or if you want leftovers. For those who like smaller food batches for just 1-2 people, try the 3-quart.
Digital Kitchen Scale – A lot of gluten free baking is done by weight, since gluten free all-purpose flours and baking flours aren’t all created equal. Help your fellow bakers with their gluten free recipes by gifting a digital kitchen scale.
Iron Skillet – The pan that is perfect for cooking anything and everything. Use it to sear something on the stove, then place the whole skillet in the oven to finish without transferring pans. These things are very hardy and last a very long time.
Donut Pan – Perfect for baking gluten free donuts with ease.
Subscription Services and Gift Boxes
Thrive Market Membership – Help your friend or family member find great gluten free and organic products with an online membership to Thrive Market! I love how I can shop all my favorite products in one place, instead of spending a ton of time going to 3-4 different stores, and still get a great price. Shipping is also very fast.
King Arthur Gluten Free Gift Basket – If you know someone who loves to bake, this basket is full of King Arthur’s most popular baking products!
Green Chef – Maybe you know someone who loves to cook, but just doesn’t have the time to shop. Green Chef is a subscription meal plan that let’s you do just that. Not to mention, they are the first meal kit company to be certified gluten free! Just choose from a variety of meal plans, follow the easy step-by-step cooking instructions, and your dinner is ready in about 30 minutes.
American Gluten Free – A food subscription box service that is Celiac safe, 100% gluten free and dairy free. They offer quite a few different monthly plans, and also offer one time box purchases.
Small Kitchen Gadgets
Potato ricer – A must for those who like to make their own gnocchi.
Lemon Juicer – Yes, you can squeeze a lemon by hand. But this makes it 10 times easier and faster. It’s a staple in my kitchen, and makes a fun gift.
Popsicle molds – I love being able to make my own sweet treats, especially in the summer. You can mix up just about anything to make your own popsicles! This is the mold that I use to make all my popsicle recipes.
Red Apple Lipstick – A lot of makeup has gluten in it, especially lipsticks. Red Apple Lipstick is gluten free (lab tested), allergen free, paraben free, cruelty free, non GMO, and corn free. All products are also lead, talc, toxin, and chemical free! I love their color variety and they stay on well – my favorite colors are Audrey and Maven Mauve. You can only buy online from their website, but they do have a 6 month money back guarantee policy!
Afterglow Cosmetics – These products are certified gluten free and made in a 100% certified gluten free facility. All ingredients are also organic, made for sensitive skin, soy free, paraben free, and free of toxic chemicals and ingredients. You can purchase their makeup on Amazon or at their online store, and if you purchase from their site they do have a 30-day money back guarantee policy.
Kiss Freely – Gluten free and allergen-friendly bath and body products! They are even free of the top 8 major allergens.
Books and Magazines
GFF Magazine – A must-have magazine subscription. They send out issues quarterly, showcasing gluten free products and the best recipes around. The photography is just beautiful and will leave you drooling!
Jennifer’s Way: My Journey with Celiac Disease – If you know someone who is newly diagnosed or is struggling to understand their Celiac Disease, this book is a fantastic read. Jennifer goes through her many years of dealing with health issues and describes her journey to her Celiac diagnosis. Her story can make anyone struggling with Celiac much more comfortable with their symptoms, especially when knowing someone else out there has gone through the same symptoms as you. She also recently wrote a cookbook!
The Food Lab – There’s a reason why this book is a New York Times Bestseller. It’s for the food science obsessed, and perfect for all skill levels. It may not have a lot of gluten free-specific recipes, but there’s a lot that can be learned. It’s all about how home cooks can achieve the best results!
Allergy free and easy cooking – 75 allergen-free recipes that are ready in just 30 minutes. Perfect for those who are gluten free or have food allergies!
There you have it! This list is not only great for the holiday season, but also for year-round gifting.