Gluten Free Cook Gift Guide
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 cook. Give one on it’s own or put smaller ones together for a gift basket. Gift a Happy Holidays!
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It can be difficult to figure out what to give some for a holiday, birthday, or any other occasion. When making this gift guide for the gluten free cook, I tried to think about what I would have wanted when I started on my gluten free journey. Many of these items are things I use on a weekly (or even daily) basis and if I didn’t already own them, I would love to have them. Check them out below!
Stocking Stuffers (under $25)
Handheld Vegetable Spiralizer
When the spiralized vegetable trend started, this is the tool that I began with – and it’s still the tool I use the most! I tend to mostly make zucchini noodles, and this tool is perfect for that. It’s easy to use and can be stuck in the dishwasher when you’re done. Easy peasy. For someone who is new to sprializing, a good complement gift to go along with this would be the Inspiralized cookbook.
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.
Blossom Silicone Trivet, Yellow
My mother-in-law bought me one of these and it’s turned out pretty useful. I love that it doesn’t slip and that it can double as a coaster. While it’s not something you can pull out of a drawer one-handed like a traditional hot pad, (I always need two hand to get it into the flower shape), I like it so much I included it just the same.
I think the Ove Glove may have started out as a joke, but it really is great. Not only is it good for putting things in and getting things out of the oven, but it’s also great for appliances (like the Instant Pot – see below), or for cooking on the grill. I have two since, you know, I have two hands.
Pyrex Mixing Bowl Set
While you’d be hard-pressed to put this in a stocking, it’s a great value for the set. These are my go to mixing bowls for everything. 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.
I’m starting out with what may be my favorite product on this list. This spatula is a game changer. It has a slightly curved surface, which is perfect for flipping pancakes, eggs, anything really. It is sturdy and heat resistant, but won’t scratch non-stick cookware. It is THE BEST.
Hand Held Gifts ($25 – $100)
I love these spice blends – they are great on so many different things. I use their Meat & Potatoes Seasoning on tater tots and in salsa chicken, and their Adobo Seasoning is great for overall general flavor on different meats. They are very versatile and delicious. I have linked to their Signature Blends pack, but you can also get these separately if you click the links for the specific flavors.
You wouldn’t think this would be a big deal, to have salt readily available when you’re cooking. But it is! And this salt pig looks so nice and comes in a variety of colors. I like the classic white, which is what is linked here, but choose whatever color you think your gift recipient would like best!
This mini food processor is great for those quick jobs where you don’t need to chop a lot but are lazy and don’t want to pull out a knife and cutting board. I’ve had mine for years and it’s still going. I use it for nuts, spices, meat – really just about anything.
I received (a previous version of) this set as a wedding present years ago. It has held up very well and gets used all the time, whether it be to blend up soups, smoothies, or just a can of coconut milk. It has proved incredibly useful.
This board is a beast, but it’s also a workhorse. I love Epicurean products and this is one of my favorites. It’s great for carving meat, holds up well, and the ridges mean no juices slip off. Plus it can go in the dishwasher – win!
There are so many great cookbooks out there that there’s no way I’d be able to list them all, but I wanted to at least recommend a couple to give some variety.
The How Can It Be Gluten Free Cookbook
This is a gluten-free bible of sorts, which is what America’s Test Kitchen is great at doing. I will admit to not owning this cookbook, but I have tried their recipes and know they do a ton of research to get things right. This would be a great place to start for someone who is new to a gluten free diet and/or who is missing some of the food they ate before going gluten free.
This is the second cookbook for Michelle Tam of Nom Nom Paleo and it’s a keeper. It’s smartly broken up into sections for when you’re ready to spend some time cooking or when you’re hangry and need something pronto. It’s a great follow-up to her first cookbook, Food for Humans, which is also a must-have. I will say, everything that I have cooked from Nom Nom Paleo both I and my husband have liked. If you are waffling about which cookbook to get out of this list, get this one.
Big Ticket Items (over $100)
Instant Pot 8 Qt Pressure Cooker
Everyone seems to be raving about these but there really is a reason. It’s a game changer. You can make dinner so easily and quickly with an Instant Pot and there are a ton of recipes out there to choose from. There are even whole cookbooks dedicated to the Instant Pot (I own this one: Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot and there’s even one for when you want to be more budget conscious, Affordable Paleo Cooking With Your Instant Pot). I bought the 6 quart, but have wished several times I bought the 8 quart, so that’s what I’m recommending here. Watch for this to go on sale as there seem to be some stellar deals that pop up.
Le Creuset Shallow Dutch Oven, 2.75 quart, Cerise (Cherry Red)
I was lucky enough to inherit one of these from my mom, and I love cooking with it. It is heavy, but anything that can go from stove to oven is a win. It’s a great size for weeknight cooking, though if you’re looking for something that will fit a large bird or roast I would go with a larger size.
Thanks for checking out my Gift Guide for the Gluten Free Cook! For ideas on which recipes to use these gifts with, take a look through the Recipes section. If you have other gift suggestions, I’d love to hear them – just email me at email@example.com