Once we’ve all recovered from our Thanksgiving feast, Christmas shopping usually follows soon after. If you’re adventurous enough to brave the crowds on Black Friday, I’ve put together a list of just a few things for the gluten-free loved ones in your life.
If Black Friday isn’t your idea of fun, join me in shopping Small Business Saturday by grabbing a gluten-free cookbook from your local bookstore. Or, you could shop at home & grab my Break O’ Day Farm Favorite Fluffy Gluten Free Recipes ebook on Amazon!
Here are a few things on my wish list (or things I have & love). If you have more ideas, please feel free to add them in the comments!
MEMBERSHIP TO CELIAC SUPPORT ASSOCIATION or to the gift recipient’s local chapter.
GLUTEN-FREE MAGAZINE SUBSCRIPTIONS. When my mom gave us magazine subscriptions for gifts, she would buy the first issue & wrap it up with a note.
GLUTEN DETECTOR. I don’t have one yet, but the Nima gluten sensor is on my Wish List. Simply add a piece of food to the little tube & it can detect if there is gluten in/on it. If you know someone with Celiac that wishes she could eat at restaurants more often, this could be a great gift!
KITCHEN TOOLS that need to be replaced once you start a gluten-free diet; pretty much anything wood or plastic for starters.
CAST IRON SKILLET
CANDY! My kids have never complained about candy in their stockings, or even a big bag of gluten-free pretzels. Keep a box in the car, stocked with your kid’s favorite gluten free snacks. It can make holiday travels a bit less stressful.
SLOW COOKER – I recently bought this Crock Pot Casserole Crock and I love it. I use it at least one day per week!
GIFT CARDS TO LOCAL RESTAURANTS that serve gluten free food. I have the Find Me Gluten Free app on my phone and I use it often to find restaurants that offer gluten-free foods. This app allows customers to rate the business and leave comments. Bonus: directions to the restaurant! The app is totally free and totally priceless.
WIDE-MOUTH BALL JARS: These are great for storing flour in the refrigerator. They’re also handy for rice, dry beans, hiding candy from the kids in the basement 😉
GLUTEN-FREE MAKE-UP AND BEAUTY PRODUCTS. My son kept having symptoms even after being on a gluten-free diet for a while. I didn’t realize that there could be gluten in his body wash!