Looking for gluten-free holiday gifts this year? Look no further! This is my Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Guide for celiacs, and I've just updated it for 2023!
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Gluten-Free Holiday Gifts: A Guide For Gifting To Celiacs
- Gluten-Free Holiday Gifts: A Guide For Gifting To Celiacs
- Gluten-Free Holiday Gifts for 2023
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Chef
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Bibliophile
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Baker
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Traveler
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Hiker
- Gifts for the Newly Diagnosed/New to GF Diet
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Fashionista
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Foodie
- Gifts for the Gluten-Free Kiddo
The Holiday Season & Gift Giving With Celiac
The holiday season is upon us. And if whether you have celiac disease like I do, you eat gluten-free for other health reasons, or you have a friend that's gluten-free or was recently diagnosed with celiac disease, deciding what to buy them this year can be tricky!
Food can be a big source of anxiety for those with celiac disease. What you'll find in this list is a combination of gift ideas for all types of gluten-free folks to help them eat well, explore widely, and live confidently.
What about No Gift Holidays?
There's absolutely nothing wrong with doing a no-gift holiday.
Dylan and I have done them in the past and find them to be absolutely liberating. So if gift-giving isn't your thing, you're trying to be more mindful of your spending, or for any reason you aren't doing gifts this year, but you're still looking for ways to support a gluten-free person in your life, here are some ideas:
-Take a trip to a gluten-free restaurant or bakery together. Watch the smile on their face when they can order whatever they like without worry!
-Learn to make a new gluten-free recipe together. Let them show you how to prepare their food safely so you know what to be careful of.
-Visit a museum, go for a hike, or take a walk somewhere together. Plan a day that doesn't include activities focused on food.
Small Businesses That Support Celiacs
Remember that many gluten-free & celiac safe companies are small businesses. Orders during the holiday season can be busy so please be patient! Purchasing from your local and small businesses in the gluten-free community is a wonderful way to show support. Many of the items listed here are from fellow gluten-free small business owners.
Let's get to the list!
Gluten-Free Holiday Gifts for 2023
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Chef
Immersion Blender Great for thickening soups, sauces, and blending items WITHOUT having to move them to a blender. Versatile, easy, and portable too.
Dutch Oven Perfect for cooking soups, stews, and cozy dishes these cold winter months. Plus, they last forever. This is the one I've had for years!
All-Clad Pans I prefer these pans because they are sturdy and you can place them in the oven. Great for frittatas!
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Bibliophile
America's Test Kitchen Cookbooks: These two cookbooks show you the science behind gluten-free cooking and baking - and how to prevent failures from happening.
Gluten Is My Bitch A hilarious account of one woman's journey with celiac disease. Definitely relatable and guaranteed to make you laugh.
No Gluten, No Problem Pizza - This cookbook elevated my pizza cooking to a whole new level. If you're interested in creating some delicious gluten-free pizza from scratch, this book will show you the way. Read my review here to learn more about my experience!
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Baker
Nordic Ware Baking Sheets The baking sheets I use for all types of baking - especially for cookies and scones. They also work well for roasting veggies.
Silpat Liners A sustainable option that is non-stick and helps you reduce waste without always using parchment paper or foil. Also a great way to prevent cross-contact when baking!
KitchenAid Mixer: Are they pricey? Yes. Are they worth it? Absolutely.
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Traveler
Celiac Travel Courses: Check out my two mini courses on traveling with celiac disease: A guide to making travel sustainable in the USA, and a guide for traveling internationally with celiac disease! Both come with pre-recorded videos, scripts, PDF's, and workbooks to make your next adventure a gluten-free success!
Packit Cool Lunchbox A small, portable way to pack food with you and keep it cold. Great for road trips, day trips, or even flying.
Legal Nomads Dining Cards: Cards translated into multiple different languages that explain celiac and cross-contact. Written by native speakers and tested by real celiacs.
Away Suitcase: Perfect for packing light, airports, trains, and even road trips. This is the suitcase I use for my carry-on luggage.
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Hiker
Buff Great for wiping sweat, warming your neck, or even covering your mouth - these buffs have been a must-have for hiking before COVID. They come in lots of colors, are machine washable, and are durable.
Hydroflask While a water bladder is best for longer hikes, having a reusable water bottle just makes more sense than plastic nowadays! Plus they are insulated and water stays cold for a long time.
Subscription to Silly Yak Snacks Rebecca of Silly Yak Snacks has created a wonderful subscription box for gluten-free folks, with TONS of tasty gluten-free brands! This subscription box sends you snacks monthly, with items from gluten-free brands like The Good Crisp, Siete Foods, Yum Earth, and more.
Gifts for the Newly Diagnosed/New to GF Diet
Membership to the Confident Celiac Community: Come join a safe space to build your self-esteem with celiac disease, with other celiacs just like you!
Gluten-Free Gift Basket Get a bundle of gluten-free goodies in a gift basket, sent right to their door! The company is local to Boston and the owner has celiac disease.
Celiac Crash Course: My friend Tayler of Celiac Dietitian has an entire crash course walking you through the ins and outs of label reading, cross-contact, and jumping into gluten-free living with gusto. Use my code THENOMADICFITZ for a 20% discount.
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Fashionista
Gluten-Free Shirts & Sweatshirts: My friends Matt of Gluten Free Street Gang Matt of Glass of Weinstein and Phil of Phil Hates Gluten both have shirts, hats, hoodies, and gear with gluten-free slogans!
Gluten-Free Socks: If The Sock Fitz sells cozy socks on Etsy with gluten-free sayings as well.
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Foodie
Modern Bread & Bagel New York style bagels that will have you dreaming of your next visit to NYC. They ship and though shipping is pricey, worth every penny.
Kane's Donuts Gluten, dairy, and nut free donuts with over 15 incredible flavors. They ship too!
Gluten-Free Territory Brownies, cookies, and cakes made in a dedicated gluten-free and nut-free bakery. They ship! Try their cheesecake brownies and prepare to drool.
Gifts for the Gluten-Free Kiddo
Little GF Chefs Subscription: A monthly subscription box with a fun recipe to make that is gluten-free and allergy-friendly! Excellent for kids with celiac or food allergies and they make cooking/baking FUN!
Looking for more gluten-free holiday guides?
Check out this list of gluten-free Christmas products, including Advent calendars & gingerbread houses - and where to get them.
Feel prepared to tackle the holiday season this year & eat safely with this celiac holiday survival guide.
Looking to bake some cookies? This recipe roundup has gluten-free Christmas cookies from other celiac & gluten-free food bloggers.
Support your small businesses! This list of 15 companies all ship and support the celiac & gluten-free community.
What other gluten-free holiday gifts would you add to this list?
Let me know in the comments!