Living gluten-free can change a lot of things in life. Not only are holiday dinners more difficult—no matzoh or fruitcake for you—but there's pressure to get the gluten-free person in your life an appropriate gift that works with their lifestyle. But worry no longer, gluten-free supporters, our holiday gift guide is a no-brainer handbook of what to wrap for your GF BFF or loved one.
Celiac and the Beast Book
Why not add a little humor in your celiac lifestyles by reading about Erica Dermer’s (Celaic and the Beast) love story between a gluten-free girl, her genes, and a broken digestive tract. Soon to be the next New York Times bestseller list, you need to get it now! That way you can be cooler than all your celiac friends!
Sweet Cravings: 50 Seductive Desserts for a Gluten-Free Lifestyle
Kyra Bussanich, the first gluten-free winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars has given the gluten-free world back its great tasting treats! With many recipes for cakes, muffins and other kinds of sweets Kyra has brought joy back to gluten-intolerant and celiac sufferers everywhere!
Zazzle.com, Various prices
Nothing says "That had better be wheat-free stuffing, pal" than an apron celebrating your gluten-free status. User-generated clothing sites like Zazzle and CafePress have a vast selection of these unisex gifts, with pithy slogans ranging from "Gluten free mom"(aww) to "Gluten is the devil!" Sure to be a hit at the next cookout.
Box of Udi's Gluten Free granola
Because Taste Guru boxes only come once a month. A great gift for a gluten-free person who lives far away, this shipment of Udi's tasty granola will be a great care package for a family, or just someone who's crazy about oats and nuts. And using Amazon's Subscribe & Save feature, you can even schedule regular shipments, if your recipients really dig it.
Etsy gift card
Handmade gifts are always appreciated. Unfortunately, you haven't tried to glaze a clay mug since you were in second grade. Let Etsy's network of thousands of makers and designers take care of the hard parts for you. Along with items celebrating GF pride, your recipient can get a veritable ton of gluten-free foodstuffs shipped to their door, everything from GF Georgia-style pecan pralines to Malaysian pandan cake. Send the certificate in an Etsy card to add panache.
Miyabi chef's knife
Sur La Table, $99.96
Whether or not you're cooking gluten-free, without a good, sharp knife you're just pretendin'—not to mention risking bodily injury. An 8-inch chef's knife is the workhorse of the kitchen, perfect for cutting, chopping, dicing, flattening, et cetera. For their high quality and accessibility, Japanese-made Miyabi knives are some of the most popular on the market, and the Evolution knife is a steal at 100 bucks.
Gluten-free cooking classes
Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts, $75
Often, the best gifts don't fit in a bag or under a tree. A ticket to a gluten-free cooking class is a great event gift that won't soon be forgotten. Boulder's Auguste Escoffier School of Culinary Arts is offering a Gluten-Free Meals class in January, where for $75 your recipient will get a night of instruction on GF cooking, along with the chance to taste items like millet tabbouleh and hash-brown crusted quiche. Sur Le Table and Whole Foods locations are also known to offer gluten-free cooking classes on occasion.
What are you getting the gluten-free person in your life...or for yourself?
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