Gifts for the Gluten Free Baker that are $25 and under!
Looking for Gluten Free Gift Ideas for friends or family? This simple list of items are sure to go over well for the gluten free baker. Give one on it’s own or put smaller ones together for a gift basket. Gift a Happy Holidays!
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While cooking and baking can go hand in hand, and you use a lot of the same tools with both, they really are two different beasts. Baking tends to be less forgiving, and I’ve learned that developing recipes that require baking often take more time (and trail and error). For this reason, I tend to want to get the best tools to bake with, whatever makes the process easier and more likely to turn out a great bread or cake or cookie. Below are my gift recommendations for the baker in your life – they are things I either use and love or would love to receive.
Gluten Free Gift Ideas for a Baker
GIR Silicone Spatula, Red
These are hands-down the spatulas I love the most. They work well, are sturdy, and don’t have handles or silicon heads that come off. Which means I don’t have water leaking from them after I get them out of the dishwasher. I own the Three Piece Set (in red), but you can buy them separately, as I’ve linked above, and in different colors. Out of all my spatulas, these of course are the ones my kids want to play with.
Dreamfarm Supoon – Silicone Sit Up Scraping Spoon
You’re probably thinking, “why is she including another spatula?” But this isn’t a spatula, it’s a scraping spoon. This is actually a recommendation from a family member, who made me promise not to buy one for myself as I may or may not be receiving it for an upcoming holiday. This “supoon” is great for scraping the last bits of mix or dough out of a bowl, and even better, it sits on the counter without touching the spoon part to the counter.
I think the Ove Glove may have started out as a joke, but it really is great. Not only is it good for putting sheets of cookies or cake pans in (and getting them out of) the oven, but it’s also great for cooking on the grill. I have two since, you know, I have two hands.
Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set
These are my go to mixing bowls for everything, and they’re a great value for the set. The sizes are great and they seem virtually indestructible. Mine unfortunately didn’t come with the lids, but these ones do and that is a big plus.
These probably seem like a ridiculous gift, but I use these all the time when I’m baking (and cooking). They’re great to separate an egg, to combine spices before you put them in the mix, to melt a little bit of butter – they’re truly amazingly helpful. And cheap!
Great food starts with great ingredients, and this vanilla tastes amazing. I much prefer it to anything else I’ve tried, and I love the message that Penzeys puts out there: “Love people. Cook them tasty food.” They have a lot of other great seasonings as well, including some fun spice blends that are worth checking out.
Muffins are great because you can make them ahead of time and eat them when you want them, like for breakfast on the go. However I’d find myself not making them because cleaning up the muffin tin was such a pain in the rear. Once I got this bad boy, cleaning up became so much easier – it’s dishwasher safe! Anything I can chuck in the dishwasher makes my life easier, which is why this “tin” is on the list.
Silicone Loaf Pan
Everything I said about the silicone muffin tin applies here too. Use it for a recipe, toss it in the dishwasher, and you’re done. Easy peasy.
Nonstick Half Sheet Pan
This is a great, basic sheet pan. It’s non-stick, which is nice, though I do tend to use aluminum foil or parchment paper under most things. The size is great though – the more room to cram cookies onto it, the better. And I prefer something with a lip on it so nothing falls off.
Silicone Baking Mat – Set of 2 Half Sheet (11 ⅝″ x 16 ½″)
I have loved cooking and baking with these mats. From what I’ve seen, they help cook items more evenly and clean up is a breeze. I also like that there’s two of them so if I feel lazy and don’t wash one right away, the other is still there as a back up. Win, win.
Gluten Free Baking Classics Cookbook
This is another item on my wish list – it has rave reviews. Gluten free baking can be difficult, and I like that there’s a whole book dedicated to it.
If you’re looking for some recipes to test out these items with, check out the following:
– Gluten Free Maple Pecan Banana Bread
– Gluten Free Poppyseed Pound Cake
– Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread