The holidays are the perfect time to show those you love how much you care through truly thoughtful gifts. Don’t be daunted by gluten-free or other dietary restrictions — your friends and family would almost certainly still love kitchen gadgets or other fun things that might make their culinary life easier. This Gluten Free Gift Guide is designed to help!
I’ve curated 38 thoughty and nice items I’d love to receive in my stocking (hint hint) or I just went ahead and bought for myself because they’re awesome, and I think your loved ones would dig them, too.*
I’ve done my best Mrs. Claus for you and updated my popular Gluten Free Gift Guide with a new version this year, but feel free to check out my older gift guide version because those gifts really never go out of style.
Gluten Free Gift Guide
Gluten Free Cookie Baking Gifts
Vintage Embossed Rolling Pin
While we’re on the topic of wood … how about this gorgeous wooden rolling pin? (See my unboxing video above)
If your gluten-free friend loves cookies, this would be such a lovely gift! This shop is in Poland and also just released a special addition “Stand with Ukraine” rolling pin.
Wood is notorious for being difficult to really clean, so it’s recommended to get new wooden rolling pins and cutting boards when going gluten free, especially if a pin like this one has lots of nooks and crannies! I bought a carved pin earlier this year and love it — as I say, any excuse for fun new baking tools!
Just look what a gorgeous job this pin did on these gluten free Lemon Shortbread Cookies (which, incidentally, would make a great homemade gift!)
For regular rolling pins, I always suggest using these handy cheesecloth covers which hold gluten-free flour in them, making it easier to roll out any dough without using too much flour, but also keeping the dough from sticking. Hey, another great stocking stuffer idea!
Specialty Cookie Cutters
If Etsy isn’t good for making specialty cookie cutters, I don’t know what it’s good for. I mean, honestly, sending in a pic of your pooch’s face and getting a cookie cutter so you can make gluten-free cookies that look just like him?? Now, that’s what I call a unique gift! Etsy shop link.
Of course, a more traditional but not any less personalized cookie stamp option is just as special.
These cookie stamps can be made to say nearly anything. You could give the gift of the stamp or buy yourself the stamp, make the cookies, and give the gift of gluten free cookies! How’s that for an idea?
This cookie cutter KIT from Lekue would also make a great gift (for yourself!) if you’re making lots of cookies to give as gifts. The efficiency in cutting out multiple cookies with one press is impressive!!!
Of course, none of these would be possible without the right gluten free cookie dough, so grab my award-winning gfJules Gluten Free Cut-Out Cookie Mix while you’re at it. You’ll be happy you did!
It makes the perfect cut out cookies without fuss or crumbly cookies, and certainly no gritty gluten-free aftertaste.
Just the perfect sugar cookies that happen to be gluten-free (and even vegan if you wanna). They also hold their shape for things like stamps and cutters!
Gingerbread House Kit
Make your own fun by giving a gingerbread house kit or make the gingerbread house and give that as a gift! Either way, someone’s going to make a memory and the gluten-free gingerbread house (or houses, as the case may be) will last all season long!
Put together a gift set to give by sending a gfJules Gluten Free Graham Cracker/Gingerbread Mix plus Gingerbread House Cutter set and/or Mini Gingerbread House set.
My gfJules Gluten Free Graham Cracker / Gingerbread Mix mix makes plenty of dough to make one large gingerbread house plus plenty of gingerbread men/women or mini gingerbread houses. How fun is that?
Homemade Gluten Free Cookie Mixes in a Jar
There’s nothing like homemade gifts to show someone you care. Especially when the homemade gifts actually taste good! These cookie mixes in a jar are beautiful, thoughtful, fun, and yummy!
I’ve even created printables for you so you don’t even have to make your own labels. How’s that for easy? Both a gluten-free Sugar Cookie Jar and gluten-free Chocolate Chip Cookie Jar options are provided, both also Top 8 allergen-free! (See recipe for all the how-tos and for the printable labels)
Gluten Free Bread Baking Gifts
Cast Iron Bread Pan
Cast Iron bakeware is classic and meant to be passed down from generation to generation. But you might want to start over when it comes to baking gluten free in your cookware, depending on how scratched and worn it is, particularly with ironware which isn’t meant to be washed in a dishwasher.
I purchased this cast iron bread pan and have baked many a gluten free loaf in it already, so I can attest both to its beauty and to how well it bakes! Cast iron is known for even heat distribution, and the dark finish helps create a nice crust. I love this pan and the price is right.
Ceramic Bread Pan from Peugeot-Saveurs
I am absolutely in love with the bakeware I’ve been using from Peugeot-Saveurs this year. I discovered them at the Inspired Home Show earlier this year, and have been baking with several of their pans ever since.
Sourdough Baking Accessories
Any sourdough baker knows that having the right jars (with the right lids!) is key in making sourdough starter. (YES! You can make homemade gluten free sourdough starter!) A lidded jar or two with CO2 outlets to let the gasses out without letting gnats and other unsavories in, is so helpful!
This Sourdough Starter Kit from Lekue is the perfect gift for any sourdough baker! I’ve got a gluten free sourdough going right now in these jars and have found them so useful!
But what’s even better is to pair them with the Goldie warming unit from Sourhouse. This attractive, self-contained warming unit keeps your starter jar in what they refer to as the “Goldilocks Zone” of 75-82ºF / 24-28ºC – not too hot, not too cold — the perfect temperature to grow your sourdough starter.
Everyone wants delicious gluten-free bread in their stocking, right? Ok, what I meant was, everyone wants delicious gluten free bread year-round!
And we’ve all heard the saying, “If you give a man a fish, he eats for a day, but if you teach a man to fish, he’ll eat for a lifetime.” The same holds true with bread, only I daresay I’d rather eat bread every day than a fish! 😉 Plus, it’s actually a lot less effort to bake great gluten-free bread than to daily don waders and bait a hook.
But enough about fishing. A gluten-free bread baking gift pack is truly the gift that keeps giving, as it will teach the recipient that they have the power to bake incredible gluten-free bread, plus, they get to eat it!
- gfJules Gluten Free Bread Mix (voted #1 Gluten Free Bread Mix again in 2023 Gluten Free Awards!) for sandwich loaves (oven or bread machine); hamburger/hot dog buns; French bread; hoagie rolls; artisan bread; boule/bread bowls; focaccia & more!
- Banneton Proofing Basket for Artisan Bread
- Hamburger Rings
- Baguette Pan
- Bread Thermometer
- gfJules Gluten Free Bread Baking e-book
Bagel Maker with 6 Silicone Molds
I don’t know where this ingenious bagel mold set from Lekue has been all my gluten-free bagel-making life. Not that hand forming, boiling, transferring and baking bagels is difficult, mind you, but these little babies make it so you do it all on the mold without ever having to transfer the bagels at all!
Seriously — hear me out on this: you make the gluten free bagel dough (SO easy) and press each ball of dough onto the top of one of these molds which makes a perfect shaped bagel and hole. Then you drop the whole thing into the boil, then you put the whole thing into the oven. You don’t even need a pan! They’re perforated so they drain and make extra crispy bagels. They’re honestly just brilliant. They even stack so they don’t take up space, but you’ll be making bagels all the time anyway, so they’ll never be stowed.
While you don’t NEED a bread machine to bake great gluten free bread (see above!) it’s fun to have a machine to do it for you, and it makes it pretty painless to just dump the gluten-free bread mix or ingredients in and push a button!
Check out my reviews for my top recommended bread machines for gluten free bread sandwich loaves. I’ve updated my reviews this year with more videos and new reviews! Lots of great gift choices here!
Gluten Free Alcohols for Cheer
How could you get more cheerful than a box of Gingerbread Men filled with Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free Gingerbread Liqueur? (More info on gluten free alcohols here)
Add in place of some of the water to my gfJules Gluten-Free Gingerbread Mix for a lively kick!
Gluten Free Beer, delivered to their door!
There are so many tasty brews out now, why not send a sampler to a friend? So thoughtful, right? (HalfTime Beverage is one service offering many of your favorite gluten free beers in one place!) Check my gluten free beer tasting notes to ensure the beers listed are naturally gluten free and not actually gluten-reduced (not safe for celiacs).
Note that some states are more Scroog-y than others when it comes to allowing the delivery of alcohol, so be sure to check the laws before you get your heart set on this great gift. The breweries will know if this is something they will be able to make happen for you. My Gluten Free Beer Tasting Notes post is a great place to start to find the beer that’s right for your special someone.
If beer isn’t their thing, hard seltzers and spiked lemonade are other fizzy options.
Or opt for a variety pack of ALT-tails. How festive is that? And that way everyone can partake of the fun. NOPE – 0% alcohol Alt-tails offer enticing flavors like Mango Margarita with Jalapeño and Strawberry Basil Smash. Gluten-free, vegan, no artificial flavors or sweeteners. How thoughtful.
Personalized Drinkware & Boards
After I discovered Well Told Design, my Chapel Hill stemless wineglass quickly became my favorite. Dear Santa, I would like a matching set.
Actually, even better would be a glass with an etched map from every of my school towns. I’m sure you could think of all kinds of nifty gift ideas, too. The best thing about Well Told is that they do what they’re told. And they etch it on wine glasses, mason jars, copper mugs, insulated tumblers, champagne flutes, pint glasses … you get the idea. Check out the site and just try not to go crazy.
While we’re on the topic of personalization, one of my all-time favorite companies is Words with Boards. I’m in good company, since Oprah chose it as one of her “favorite things” a few years ago.
Kim and Mike founded this company in 2013 in Baltimore with the idea that their products would be both thoughtful and functional. They’ve added to that mission that their products would also all be made in America with sustainably harvested American hardwoods. And they plant a tree for every product sold! Oh, and their products are beautiful and totally unique! No other company makes boards like these!
You can have your friend’s name carved into the boards OR you can have “GLUTEN FREE” boldly emblazoned into one of these beauties — carved or laser engraved or both! Whatever you choose. Again, since these are all customized, you design what you like!
They even have stocking stuffers! How cute are these wooden pics, and how handy for potlucks and other meals where it’s really important to know which dishes are safe for the gluten-free folks amongst us?
Words with Boards also offers these food markers in Vegan, Dairy-Free, Nut-Free, Sugar-Free, Egg-Free, and a variety pack.
Other Fun Gifts for Gluten Free Friends
Gluten Free Toaster Sticker
The perfect stocking stuffer is one that will bring a smile AND is something people NEED! This gluten free toaster sticker is great for anyone with a “mixed” gluten/gluten-free household.
Gluten Free Tote Bag
One thing we all need when living gluten free is a sense of humor. And a tote bag to carry our own gluten free food every where we go. Voila! The gluten free tote bag with both!
Baking Mitts and Tea Towels
I’ll never get enough of these. (Santa if you’re reading this, I’ll say it again: I’ll never get enough of these!) But they have to be funny.
What would actually be funny AND helpful would be to gift a few of these with a side of BurnJel — what every baker truly needs in their stocking and in their kitchen. (Does anyone know if this stuff ever expires?? If so, I’m adding this to my list as well.)
This one’s on my list this year.
This is my favorite batter bowl, although I have a different pattern. Mason Cash has been around since 1901 and their classic patterns and colors are easily recognizable in some of your favorite cooking shows (and in my cooking videos, too!). You can’t go wrong with any of their ceramicware, but a batter bowl for pancakes is sure to be a hit! Microwave, dishwasher and freezer safe.
A Stocking Stuffer for Hands
For anyone baking extra this holiday season (or all year long), Gloves in a Bottle is the perfect, thoughtful gift. It’s a shielding lotion that bonds with the outer layer of skin to create a protective barrier which actually helps skin heal itself from the effects of overwashing (dry, red, cracked skin) and it moisturizes dry irritated skin caused by harsh weather, irritants, soaps, and conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, and dermatitis by enhancing the integrity of the outer layer of the skin that allows the skin to heal from within. Dermatologist recommended, hypoallergenic, vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and made in the USA.
A little something more delicate — is that what you had in mind? There are so many fun things available on Etsy!
This baker’s necklace is just a sample of what you can find. I’m sure you’ll pick just the right gift for your gluten-free baking friend!
As with everything on Etsy, order as early as possible, and if it’s not available in one shop, check another. It may not be exactly the same, but you’re sure to find something creative and unique!
Gluten Free Kitchen Apron
A thoughtful gift for anyone who spends some time in the kitchen, and is proud to be gluten free. Embroidered, not embossed, so it’s nicer. This Kitchen is Gluten Free Apron.
Mushroom Grow Kit
I’ve given these mushroom grow kits as gifts and they are universally loved, even by self-professed mushroom-skeptics. They grow in a little over a week, which is darned near instant gratification in the plant world, and they’re so cool to watch. Overnight they will sometimes double or triple in size! They also have two harvests, and oh, and they’re delicious to eat!
Plus this company is amazing — if you share a photo of your kit, they’ll donate a grow kit and STEM elementary school curriculum to the school of your choice! The gift that keeps on giving!
Feel good about the gifts you give and about supporting the companies that make them! Waxing Kara was founded by Kara Brook Brown, a Maryland artist, turned beekeeper, committed to creating healthful, nurturing Bee Inspired® goods.
From honey to lip balm to candles, there are all kinds of creative gifts available on her site, like this Farm-to-Body Sack.
My daughter gave me a set of beeswax wraps last year for Christmas and I love them! It’s so nice not to have to use petroleum-based wrap for every leftover going into the fridge.
This DIY Beeswax Wrap Kit from NatureBeeWraps takes it one step further, giving your special someone all the tools they need to make their own wraps! Or perhaps you’ll buy the kit for yourself, make the wraps and gift them as a homemade gift? However you choose to gift, it’s a unique and useful way of cleaning up the kitchen with festive colors, all while not contributing to waste. (Finished wraps also available on the site)
The next natural wrap product’s origins isn’t so obvious. This product was sent to me to try by the company and I was so impressed that I had to fit it in somewhere to share with you!
It’s a product called Great Wrap created by a husband and wife duo out of Australia, doing their part to also reduce plastic wrap waste. They devised a way to use food scraps (mostly potato waste from the U.S.) and turn it into clear, stretchable wrap that breaks down in the compost after about 180 days. Isn’t that incredible?
Their mission to end human reliance on petroleum plastics started with this consumer wrap, but it will have an even bigger impact when it’s used as a pallet wrap for food manufacturers like me. Who knows what’s next? But I’m all for starting here! Do your part: buy one for yourself and one for a friend!
Superfood Mushrooms Gift Set
Mushroom everything was the hottest trend coming out of Natural Products Expo over the last two years. Show your loved ones that you’re hip, trendy and thoughtful. Any gift set from Om Superfood Mushrooms would be super cool of you, but the “Stress Less Bundle” definitely has my name on it. I can’t think of anyone on my list who needs more stress in their lives — can you?
We use this kitchen tool nearly every day in our kitchen, so I have to include it in this gift guide as a great gift idea for anyone who spends time in the kitchen, particularly if they’re short on storage space. This Braun Immersion Blender is so handy, you may just want to gift it to yourself!
Braun is also a brand that is built to last (trust me, we’ve put ours to the test!), so you shouldn’t be replacing your immersion blender any time soon. It’s worth buying one from a trusted manufacturer so it won’t fall apart or have a weak motor. Use for blending drinks, chopping nuts, mini-mixing, blending, chopping, whisking, crushing, mashing or puréeing.
A Fun Cookbook
Everyone loves a new cookbook, and this one is super fun. How’s this for an enticing title: The Tequila Diet. Pretty good hook, huh?
Chef Dave Martin (alum of Bravo’s Top Chef) explores Mexican food and drink through tequila — a gluten-free spirit! This brand new book is not likely to be on your loved one’s shelf yet, but it’s destined to make an impact when you gift it.
Nearly every recipe is naturally gluten-free, but the few non-GF recipes like flour tortillas and churros can be made with my gfJules Gluten Free All Purpose Flour (or just use my gluten free Flour Tortilla recipe and gluten free Churros recipes on this site instead).
It’s fun to bake and cook with alcohol as a flavoring (have you tried my gluten free Chocolate Beer Cake?!), and to explore with Chef Martin all the reasons why it enhances flavors and actually offers other benefits. The Tequila Diet is essentially a love letter to tequila; I found it to be creatively written, deliciously photographed and all-around enticing. Plus, I learned a lot about a spirit I’d previously overlooked unless you’d put a margarita in front of me.
The Perfect Last Minute Gifts for Gluten Free Friends
And for the person who has everything … or for a LAST MINUTE GIFT or just a gift anyone would love, give them a gift card so they can pick out what they want from the gfJules Store!!!
Also, a lifetime subscription to the Gluten Dude App is the gift that keeps on giving! All gluten free restaurants in this app are vetted by a celiac (Mr. Dude); it’s a trustworthy and very useful source while traveling, in particular! The lifetime subscription is normally $149, but by using THIS LINK, it’s only $99!
Here’s hoping your wishes are fulfilled this year, and that you take even more pleasure in the giving than in the getting.
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