Are you looking for the perfect gift to give that friend or family member who eats gluten free? You've come to the right place! I've got 25 perfect gluten free gift ideas!
The Ultimate Gluten Free Holiday Gift Guide
In switching to a gluten free diet, two major issues are cross contamination and the expense of purchasing ready-made gluten-free food. (I used to buy spaghetti noddles for $.50. Now I pay almost $3!) To keep costs down, and to find food that's safe to eat, many people learn to cook gluten free at home. Today I'm sharing my favorite go-to products for gluten free cooks and connoisseurs!
1 -- Blentec Total Blender -- Great for making smoothies and other yummy recipes, but it's also perfect for grinding your own gluten-free grains!
2 -- Wondermill Grain Mill -- Grind your own gluten-free grains. (This one's just for grains. No smoothies!)
3 -- Tripar Swirl Design Cookbook Stand -- A beautiful and functional stand to hold open your cookbook while you cook those amazing new recipes.
4 -- Pulman Loaf Pan -- This is my favorite pan for baking gluten free bread. It's taller and narrower than a regular pan, so the bread comes out with a better shape.
5 -- Wilton Donut Pan -- Going gluten free means no more donuts -- or does it? Not if you make your own!!
6 -- DB-Tech Bamboo Wood Compact Foldable Bread Slicer -- I've been dreaming about this since I started baking my own bread. Did you see that this is foldable? So cool! It stores flat!
7 -- The How Can it be Gluten Free Cookbook -- Developed by America's Test Kitchen, this is my favorite Gluten Free Cookbook so far.
8 -- The Gluten Free Bible -- The perfect gluten free cookbook for beginners.
9 -- Everything Gluten Free Slow Cooker Cookbook -- This is the next recipe book I want to try. I miss being able to dump in chicken and a few cream soups!
10 -- The How Can it be Gluten Free Cookbook Volume 2 -- I loved volume 1. Volume 2 includes a gluten free whole grain mix and recipes for bagels and donuts! I've liked every recipe I've tasted so far.
11 - USA Pans Wide Rim Pizza Pan -- Perfect for crispy gluten free pizza crust! This one's on my wish list. *A tip for those new to gluten free. Always keep a few slices of gluten free pizza in the freezer for those times when you get invited to eat somewhere and you know the food won't be gluten free.
12 -- Wilton Recipe Right Nonstick 12-Cup Regular Muffin Pan -- Gluten free muffins and cupcakes taste just as good as the real thing. Try my favorite GF Lemon Pound Cake Cupcakes. Yum!
13 -- Conair Cuisinart CBK-100 2 LB Bread Maker -- For those people who are ready to try baking gluten free bread, but not quite ready to do it all on their own, a bread maker with a gluten free setting is a great option.
1 -- Kitchen Aid Artisan Stand Mixer -- A good stand mixer is a must for gluten free baking! This one's my favorite.
2 -- Cuisinart Waffle Maker -- For those with extreme sensitivities to gluten, many appliances need to be replaced because of gluten contamination. We have one waffle iron for gluten free and one for regular!
3 -- Aroma Digital Rice Cooker and Food Steamer -- Rice is naturally gluten free. Hooray! A good quality rice cooker is a fantastic gift idea.
4 -- Paderno World Cuisine Tri-Blade Spiral Vegetable Slicer -- I did mention the cost of gluten free noodles, right? Vegetable noodles are a great option and a nice, healthy change to add variety!
5 -- Toast-It Reusable Non-Stick Grilled Cheese Easy Sandwich and Snack Making Bags -- Making toast in a toaster that's been used for regular bread instantly contaminates gluten free bread. These bags make it possible to use a contaminated toaster to toast gluten free bread in a pinch. And, they're reusable! I just discovered these. So cool!
6 -- Easy Lunchboxes 3-Compartment Bento Lunch Box Containers -- These lunch boxes are perfect for gluten free kids. The school offers some gluten free choices for school lunch, but my daughter is picky, and I worry about contamination. That means we pack lunch every day. I love these containers because don't waste money on plastic bags and paper sacks! They're easy to pack and dishwasher safe.
7 -- Kitchen Maestro Collapsible Silicone Colander/Strainer -- Perfect for trying out all of those new gluten free noodles. I love these collapsible strainers!
8 -- Black and Decker 4-Slice Toaster Oven -- Reheating gluten free pizza and baked goods sometimes makes them soggy. A toaster oven makes them nice and crispy again!
9 -- Silicone Spatulas -- With all that gluten free baking, why not get some pretty spatulas!
10 -- Microwave Divided Plates With Vented Lids -- For those times when you need to bring your own gluten-free food, it's nice to have a something better than a paper plate covered with aluminum foil!
11 -- Crock Pot -- This would go perfectly with the Gluten Free Slow Cooker Cook Book!
12 -- Hamilton Beach Deep Fryer -- Would you believe that French Fries, even though they're made from potatoes, are usually not gluten free in most restaurants? That's because they're usually cooked in the same oil as battered fish and chicken. Some fries are also coated in flour before frying. To get the perfect gluten free fries, fish sticks or chicken, it might be time to learn to make them at home! A home fryer would be perfect for the gluten free cook wanting to branch out into deep fried foods.
There you have it: My top 25 gluten free gift ideas! Would you add anything to the list?
Just because I love you, I want to help you shop for everyone else on your list, too! Nine of my bloggy friends and I got together to create holiday gift guides, and I'm linking you to all of them from one convenient spot!
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Thanks for stopping by today. Happy shopping! Maybe this will finally be the year I'll finish my shopping early. A girl can dream, can't she?
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