Finding gluten free gifts for celiacs and gluten intolerants is oh sooo easy when you know where to look. As a 11+ year veteran of the gluten free lifestyle, I know how happy it makes me to receive a thoughtful, unexpected present. So, I curated this collection of gluten free gifts for you out of the bottom of my own heart. This list includes small gifts to brighten up an ordinary day in the life of a celiac, and larger presents that 'wow' a gluten intolerant with your gift that just keeps on giving. All of these gluten free gifts are year-round selections that are perfect for special occasions and holidays.
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Unless the object of your celiac present affection is on a permanent keto or low carb diet, chances are great that the sight of a bag of fancy gluten free pasta would be followed by the sounds of a few elated squeals. We love gluten free pasta, y'all. And often, just when we find one that we like locally the store stops selling it. We are then left to our devices to find a new favorite, and it can get rather frustrating. So, here's where you come in...
Buy this isiBisi gluten free pasta sampler to give several memorable nights of deliciousness as gluten free gifts. I can totally vouch for the quality of this gluten free pasta, too. I used the isiBisi gluten free baby mafalada recently for my Louisiana-style white lasagna soup, and the cooked pasta came out amazing!! They looked just like mini lasagna noodles, and they tasted just like them, too! Even my husband said that they tasted like 'regular' noodles. They're a little pricey, but worth it for the A+ quality. And don't let those little bags fool you, I had 4 cups of pasta in mine. Individual bags make touching, unexpected stocking stuffers that can really set the tone for a positive holiday event.
We ALL want our own toaster, y'all!! For a celiac or gluten intolerant person, crumbs from other people's toasted bread products can wreak havoc on our bodies in just minutes. I personally get a dull headache that sometimes only lasts a few minutes, but other times lasts several hours. During this 'glutening' period, I'm unfocused, slightly confused and unable to tackle any real work. And I am not alone in this! This is a celiac/gluten intolerant 'thing.' Your loved one or professional acquaintance probably has similar - or maybe even worse - symptoms when toast-glutened, too.
So, be a gluten free gifts-giving champ by buying your recipient a cool toaster, like this Rae Dunn retro rounded bread toaster, all for themselves. The sleek style and bagel setting make it a pretty versatile gift to heat up lots of different types of gluten free treats.
Oh, and don't forget the toaster cover, too! A cover helps to keep the toaster easy to store anywhere. It also makes it travel-friendly and protects the toaster from accidental gluten contamination.
Toasters are great gluten free gifts. But, if you want to turn up the 'wow' factor level, you might want to consider gifting a toaster oven. This Hamilton Beach countertop toaster oven bakes, broils and toasts. So, your celiac or gluten intolerant recipient can make a 12" pizza, heat up to 6 slices of gluten free bread at one time and bake an entire 9" x 11" sheet pan of goodies. Oh, the possibilities here, y'all!
In the event that your recipient cooks all of their own meals for themselves in a home with other people, then you might want to go even bigger with a more powerful multi-task unit. A 10-in-1 device like this Ninja DT251 Foodi lets your recipient cook everything from their morning toast to a full Christmas main dish with all the trimmings.
As a cast iron cooking addict, I just have to mention the importance of having a good skillet - or twelve - in your kitchen. Cast iron is the most versatile piece of cookware on the planet, and is able to handle heavy cooking sprees, camping trips and years of daily use if you take care of it. Enameled cast iron pieces work really well as gluten free gifts for celiacs and gluten intolerants because their colors can alert gluten-eating others in the household to stay clear of certain-hued pieces.
This two-piece enameled cast iron set works for quick snacks and long, leisurely gluten free family meals. Its long handles are perfect for carrying from the stove to the table, and its beautiful, 'stay off my skillets' blue color really gets the message across.
If you're wanting to dig a little deeper in your pocket for a better set, then let me suggest this 8-piece Le Creuset cast iron, stoneware and non-stick pan set. It comes in just about every color imaginable, and it comes with everything your recipient needs to make three full gluten free meals per day. This is definitely a top contender for a new high school or college graduate or someone with a new house who wants to fill it up with new and beautiful functional pieces.
A pantry stocked with must-have gluten free flours is a necessity for celiac and gluten intolerant households. We MUST have them to make breads, pancakes, waffles, cakes, pies and all of the other carbohydrate delicacies that let us maintain balanced diets. We also have to have them to make rouxs for south Louisiana foods, such as gumbos and stews, and to thicken our sauces for cheese-based dishes and dips.
While I'm partial to tapioca flour because I use it in my own roux, there are numerous other flours that make excellent gluten free gifts, as well. If in doubt as to which GF flour your recipient would appreciate, go for an all-purpose gluten free flour like this one from Krusteaz that replaces traditional wheat flour at a 1:1 ratio.
If your celiac or gluten intolerant gift recipient is not one for scratch cooking, then pre-made mixes are an excellent gluten free gift. This set from the Gluten Free Prairie includes a brownie mix, a pancake and waffle mix and an all-purpose mix that your recipient will be happy to have for holiday baking and year-round thickening.
If you're just not sure how to choose personalized gluten free gifts for celiacs and gluten intolerants, then going with gluten free gift baskets is the answer. We all LOVE receiving unexpected gluten free treats! Since we usually have to sit by and watch everyone else enjoy holiday or event baked treats, having a box of our own feels like winning the gluten free food lottery, y'all!
If your gluten free gift recipient is an uber-healthy eater, then consider a healthy fruit basket. This beautiful Healthy Gourmet Snack Box comes with delectable fruit pieces presented beautifully on a foldable wooden bowl that your recipient can use later as a trivet or fruit bowl.
Upcoming travel plans leave gluten free people like us a little anxious about the food options we are going to have in-transit and after arriving at our destination. Therefore, most of us bring our own large bag of goodies to remove the worry and be able to fully enjoy ourselves in the vacation or work-trip moment. Breakfast is usually the most problematic for gluten free diet travelers.
Hotel bars are generally full of gluten-laden pastries, biscuits and pancakes. And convenience stores and fast food restaurants don't always cater to our kind, either. You can lend a helping hand by gifting breakfast mixes that we can make quickly in the microwave. Or, giving gluten free breakfast bars that don't require any preparation at all.
Lunch or savory snack items that are really convenient for celiacs and gluten intolerants are also very welcomed gluten free gifts. Many of us love ramen noodles for their warmth, sky-high comfort level and minimal prep-to-mouth ease.
When out to dinner, many chefs will accommodate our gluten free soy sauce needs if we bring our own. This of course works very well for those of us who love to grab sushi for dinner, too.
After-dinner goodies make awesome gluten free travel treats, too. Bonus if you can slide them into your recipient's luggage without them even noticing!
Living a gluten free lifestyle has its ups and downs. It's easily manageable if we just stick to a strict routine which includes staying as far away from gluten as possible. Gluten free humor gifts remind us that you've taken notice of us and love us for who we really are.
While this one is for the celiac or gluten intolerant who always asks the obvious question:
And this gluten free gift is for the one who never, EVER stops obsessing about gluten:
Thank you so much for being the kind of spouse, family member, friend or work associate that cares enough to buy personalized gluten free gifts. You're amazing! I salute you from my gluten free south Louisiana home, and I hope that you know how wonderful and caring you really are. Even though you'll be the one giving the present, I want you to know that YOU really are the gift!
Note: This page was originally published on December 5, 2017 and updated on December 7, 2021.