Last Minute Holiday Gifts for the Gluten-Free

The holidays are a busy time of year so we thought we’d make it easier for you to select a gift for that special gluten-free person on your list.  Here’s what your gluten-free friends might like for the holidays.

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Gifts Under $5

For the friend with a Sweet Tooth:

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Under $5

Trader Joe's Cocoa Truffles

Trader Joe's sells delicious Cocoa Truffles with no gluten-containing ingredients.  We recently purchased a box of these for $2.99.

For the Friend who Cooks:

Consider gifting a copy of our Easy Delicious Gluten-Free Skillet Meals cookbook.  At $3.99 it’s a gift they’ll enjoy the entire year and it can be sent instantaneously by email from Amazon.  This electronic cookbook (ebook) is readable on Kindle readers and most other electronic devices (smart phones, I-Pads, personal computers) when you download and use the free Kindle Reader App.

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$3.99

Easy Delicious
Gluten-Free
Skillet Meals
Cookbook

If you’ve never gifted an ebook before Amazon has good instructions on their website. 

It’s an easy process that begins with pressing the “Give as a Gift” button below the buy buttons on the Amazon product page.  Be sure to send your friend the link for the free Kindle Reader App too.

A Gift for the Whole Family:

Betty Crocker makes several inexpensive and readily available gluten-free baking mixes for cookies, brownies, and cake.  These baking mixes taste so good even the non-gluten-free love them.  Find them at Target, Walmart, and well-stocked grocers.  (This is also an easy gift to wrap as it’s already in a box.)

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Under $5

Betty Crocker
Gluten-Free
Baking Mixes

Gifts under $15

For the Coffee Lover:

Unflavored coffees are gluten-free so treat your friend to a bag of Caribou Coffee which tastes so much better than that other big coffee chain.

Under $15

Caribou Coffee

If you don’t know which type of bean to pick we suggest their medium-roast Caribou Blend which has a well-balanced flavor.

For the Cook:

Plastic cutting boards and plastic spoons are a great gift to help keep cross-contamination at bay.  Wooden cutting boards and wooden spoons can retain residual traces of gluten as they are porous so gift these to a friend and tell them to throw out their wooden cutting boards and utensils.

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Plastic Serving Spoon

Reduces Cross-Contamination

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Plastic Spoons

Replaces Wooden Spoons

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Plastic Cutting Board

Reduces Cross-Contamination

Gifts under $50

For the Beer Lover:

Craft A Brew makes a gluten-free beer making kit that contains everything your friend needs to brew their first batch of gluten-free beer.

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For Beer Lovers

Gluten-Free Beer Making Kit

For the Business Friend:

Harry and David offer gourmet gluten-free baked goods that are a thoughtful present for your gluten-free business friend.

For your Friends Who Drink Wine:

All (non-fortified) wines are gluten-free and are a great gift for your gluten-free friends who drink alcohol.  If you don’t buy a lot of wine here’s some suggestions:

For the Red Wine drinker:

Zinfandels go well with turkey, ham, and most other meats served during the holidays.  These rich and thick Zins are not the 'wine cooler' wines you may associate with the Zinfandels of the past but are a lighter fruit-forward 'cabernet' style wine that doesn't overwhelm poultry or ham.

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We like Seghesio Sonoma Zinfandel and Dry Creek Vineyards Zinfandel. Find them at Bevmo and other well-stocked liquor stores.

For the White Wine drinker:

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Chardonnay can be tricky and some of the lighter white wines have little flavor.  Why not try a Fume Blanc that is a good compromise between the stronger flavored Chardonnays and the lighter white wines?  We like Ferrari-Carano, Chateau St. Jean, and Dry Creek Fume Blanc wines from Sonoma County in California.  Find them at Bevmo and other well-stocked liquor stores.

Sparkling Wines:

Only French winemakers from the Champagne region of France can call their wines "champagne".   Here in America many winemakers are making very good quality "sparkling wines" at a very good price.  We like Domaine Chandon from Napa Valley California.  Find it at Bevmo and other well-stocked liquor stores.
 

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Happy Holidays from our family to yours!

Julie Cameron

At Easy Gluten-Free Cooking we have one mission:  to help those who are sensitive to gluten learn how to eliminate gluten from their diet while still enjoying healthy, delicious meals that are easy to cook and inexpensive to prepare. 

Cooking gluten-free can be easy and delicious. Imagine tasty gluten-free meals on the table in about 40 minutes. Our Easy Delicious Gluten-Free cookbooks feature mouthwatering gluten-free recipes that use common, inexpensive ingredients you already have in your pantry and refrigerator.  These recipes are so easy even an older child can cook them. 

So whether you have Celiac Disease, Gluten Intolerance, Autism, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), or you have found that you just feel better when you eliminate gluten from your diet you will love these easy and delicious recipes.