10 Dec 2015
gf holidays

Maintaining a gluten-free lifestyle around the holidays doesn’t have to be a challenge. These days there are many ways to celebrate in a healthy and gluten-free way. For the gluten-free foodie in your life, here are a few fabulous and healthy gift ideas to enjoy a gluten-free holiday season. 

Gluten-Free Cookbooks

From basic introductory gluten-free cookbooks to more specialized and advanced options, there is an insanely wide variety of cookbooks to choose from. A good place to start is the collection offered by Gluten Free on a Shoestring or the collection offered by Gluten-Free-Girl and the Chef.

Magazine Subscriptions

The gift that gives all year round is a fun, enlightening monthly magazine subscription. Instead of receiving only bills in the mail, your favorite gluten-free foodie can get the recurring gift of inspirational stories and monthly gluten-free recipes. A few excellent magazine choices are: Gluten-Free LivingDelight Gluten-Free and Simply Gluten-Free.

Educational Books

In order to successfully live with celiac disease, it is crucial to learn as much as possible about the condition. For newbies, there’s Gluten-Free All-In-One for Dummies, Real Life with Celiac Disease and Gluten-Free for Beginners. For an advanced, extensive handbook, look into Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide.

You may also enjoy our online resources: Three Bakers Gluten Free Resources 

Cooking Utensils

Especially for the person newly diagnosed with Celiac disease, cooking utensils and tools can be excellent gift ideas for the GF holidays. It is important for those living with celiac disease to learn to cook gluten-free food at home. Some fundamental and some more exciting, a few ideas are a blender, bread loaf pans, slow cooker, cutting boards, rice cooker, bread maker or juicer.

Grocery Store Gift Certificates

More and more grocery stores are offering extensive gluten free foods for purchase. For example, these chains carry Three Bakers brand: Giant, Safeway, Weis, Stop & Shop, Big Y, Price Chopper, ShopRite, Wegmans, Kroger, Harris Teeter, TOPS, Hannaford, Market Basket, Publix, Whole Foods, Ingles, Jewel, Buehlers, Hy Vee, Marianos, Woodmans, Coborns, Knowlans, Meijer, Schnucks, Dierbergs, Sprouts and many others. To find a location near you, check out our Where to Buy page.

More Gluten-Free Gift Ideas

If none of those traditional offerings interest you, there are many more fabulous and healthy gluten-free gift ideas. Consider a spice rack filled with flavorful spices or exciting gluten-free baking classes. Harry and David has an exceptional assortment of GF holiday baskets and gluten-free Christmas gifts. If you’re short on time, pick up a gift certificate for a great local restaurant with a superb gluten-free menu.
From simple gifts to more involved ideas, the array of ideas for successful and happy GF holidays are numerous.

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