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Great Gift Ideas for Those Who Are Gluten-Free

Feeling a bit under the weather today, I decided that instead of spending the day baking as I had originally planned, I would instead spent the morning browsing the internet for great gluten-free gift ideas. Okay, okay, so actually I was really shopping for myself, and realized that I could share my finds in the hopes it might help someone else out there searching for a great GF gift. Here is a selection of what I LOVE (I mean, what THEY might love).

First of all. If you are gluten-free, and know how to cook and bake GF, then by all means I think it is a fantastic idea to make homemade holiday treats as a personalized gift, if you wish to and you have the time. Who doesn’t love that? If, on the other hand, you are only vaguely familiar with what gluten-free is, then these gift ideas are for you. Let me tell you, there is nothing like seeing my kiddo front-teeth deep into a “gluten-free” confection…when the gift-giver mentions that she “only” used white (gluten-containing) flour to dust the pan they were baked in. Cross-contamination is a hard thing to watch for, particularly when prepared by someone who uses a lot of gluten-containing ingredients. Was the baking sheet free from any flour residue the dishwasher missed? Was the KitchenAid¬†mixer dough fork happily stirring up Grandma’s prized recipe for chocolate chip cookie dough immediately before it was used to stir that little batch of gluten-free dough?

Not that I am trying to scare you out of creating something gluten-free for your loved ones or anything.

NO, REALLY. If you know what you are doing, and are familiar with proper sanitary and safety measures for all things gluten-free, and you want to do it, then do it. By all means. Enjoy it!


The following are a few quick, easy, and relatively inexpensive gift ideas. Take your pick! Or, get them all, if you are feeling exquisitely generous this holiday season. ūüėČ

King Arthur Flour Gluten-Free Gift is a basic baking kit. It includes one mix for GF bread (my all-time favorite easy GF bread mix), a GF flour blend, a cool silicone spatula thingy, and a tall bread loaf pan (that I must get asap). The taller pan is ideal for GF loaves, that need more support as they rise and bake. Made in the USA, $39.95 plus tax and s/h.

A pretty egg tray and a great GF deviled egg recipe from Gluten Free Easily printed up on a nice recipe card and all packaged up together would make a great affordable gift. $16.95 plus tax and s/h.

My current favorite GF cookbook is Blackbird Bakery Gluten Free by Karen Morgan. Choose hardcover, Kindle, or Apple Store (the way I am devouring it currently). Around $10-12 electronically, up to around $16 hardcover on Amazon – plus tax, s/h.

Gluten Free Bakers Bundle is an assortment of flours from Bob’s Red Mill. All-Purpose, Brown Rice, White Rice, Potato Starch, Tapioca Flour, and Sorghum Flour. Perfect for someone who does a lot of GF baking. $31.61 plus tax and s/h.

Have someone on your list who loves spicier foods and flavors? Check out these gluten-free products from The Carolina Sauce Company. Ranging in price from about $4 up to $11 (plus…you know), you could select a nice variety of seasonings and hot sauces to create the perfect spicy gift basket.

Finally, the eternal “cop-out” gift – AKA the gift where one size fits all…gift cards. I personally think that going the gift card route is a fine way to go, particularly for those last-minute gifts. P.F.Chang’s¬†or On The Border¬†both have the options to order actual gift cards or to select eGift cards. Cost: Variable.

Good luck! And have fun shopping for the gluten-free folks in your world!