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Gift Ideas for the Gluten-Free Foodee that Have Nothing to do with Food

by Elyse the Gluten-Free Foodee
Gift Ideas for the gluten-free foodee that have nothing to do with food

Buying gifts for people can be stressful. You may know something that means a lot to them – like being gluten-free – so you stick with buying them either gluten-free food or gluten-free alcohol. Which is great – don’t get me wrong. As a gluten-free foodee, I love receiving both. But if you are looking for an alternative then this is the list for you. These gift ideas for the gluten-free foodee that have nothing to do with food is full of fun, quirky, beautiful, and entertaining gifts that would be happily received by anyone.

If you are looking for more ideas, you can check out gifts for the gluten-free foodie in your life or any of these various gift guides. I, personally, would love to receive anything on this list so give it a read.

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Gift Ideas for the Gluten-Free Foodee that have nothing to do with Food

wishing basket

The Wishing Basket

Traditionally, it is said that the wishing basket is magical and creates the perfect space/energy for wishes to come true. Gift one to someone and tell them the story behind this beautiful handmade gift. Functionally, these baskets are perfect for jewelry and other keepsakes you want to keep safe. This functional piece of art will enliven whatever room you place it in. Woven with elephant grass and recycled plastic. Get them started by printing off some “I wish” strips of paper.


Give them the gift of an elegant ambiance anywhere in their home with the FLÎKR Fire2. The innovative design results in a clean burn and a safe cooking experience. It requires just 5 ounces of 70% or 91% isopropyl rubbing alcohol for an approximately 50 minute burn time. Use it to add a touch of class at the dinner table, make s’mores, or for a bit of cozy warmth. Pair it up with bag of marshmallows and some gluten-free graham crackers 🙂

Bolga fan

Bolga Fan

Looking to turn an empty wall into a focal point? A truly remarkable work of art, the Bolga fan is handwoven in Ghana by Baba Tree’s talented artisans who earn a fair wage for their craft. Woven with ethically sourced straws, each Bolga fan makes a captivating and eco-conscious home decor piece when not being used to cool someone down. The fans are hand-woven of vetiver grass and leather and hand-dyed so there may be slight variations in color.  Get 2 so one can be in use while another still graces the wall as a work of art.

Encyclopedia of the Exquisite: An Anecdotal History of Elegant Delights

This is a lifestyle guide for the gourmet, the style maven, the armchair traveler, and the art lover. It’s an homage to the esoteric world of glamour that doesn’t require much spending but makes us feel rich. It focuses on the elegant, the rare, the commonplace, and the delightful. A compendium of style, it merges whimsy, practicality, fine arts and the worlds of fashion, food, travel, home, garden, and beauty. Each entry features several engaging anecdotes, illuminating the curious past of each enduring source of beauty. Perfect for the avid reader and lover of whimsy. You can add some herbal teas for them to drink while reading.

Encyclopedia of the exquisite
Hard Apple Cider Making Kit

Hard Apple Cider Making Kit

What better way to enjoy gluten-free alcohol than by making your own? This kit lets you brew three batches (equals one gallon) of tart, dry, and bubbly gluten-free, hard cider at home! Comes with all the basics you’ll need; with just some extra equipment and fresh apple cider, you’re on your way to creating hard apple cider at home. Full instructions (and instructional video) can be found online (URL included in packaging). Kit includes: Dry cider yeast (3), glass fermentation jug, racking cane, tubing, tubing clamp, screw-cap stopper, airlock, cleanser (3). If you want to kick it up, pick up a couple of Pilsener glasses..

At Home Murder Mystery Night

A flapper murder mystery party in a box. Gather a group of friends, put on some hot jazz, and watch your back…Dastardly deeds have been taking place at the Full House Theatre. This kit has everything a host needs for a 1920s-themed murder mystery party with just the right touch of elegance and evil intentions: a welcome speech for the host; 12 place cards, name cards, trait cards, occupation cards, and murder weapon props; and more reusable clues, forms and files that add twists and turns to the evening. The kit accommodates a group of 5-12 and is re-playable with three alternative endings. You can even send the guests their characters ahead of time so they can dress the part! Pick up some extra boas for everyone to wear!

At Home Murder Mystery Night
Mixed tape sponges

Mix Tapes Sponges

Set of four mixed tape sponges in Boombox Packaging. You’ll never get upset about doing the dishes! These mix tapes sponges will help you jump in and “glisten” to the music. This set includes four very cool, quality sponges packed in retro boombox packaging. Sponges have three hard-working layers to get your dishes so fresh and so clean. Each sponge, approx. 3″ x 4.5″. You know they are going to open this gift and think, I have never been so happy to get dish sponges before. You can add some toxin-free dish soap and/or any of these great hand creams.

Polaroid Pocket Photo Printer

Bluetooth Connected. Find it, print it, stick it: it’s that simple with Polaroid Originals Hi·Print. A pocket photo printer that turns photos, screenshots, and the digital world within your phone camera roll into high quality 2×3″ self-adhesive prints. Connect to the Polaroid Hi·Print mobile app to edit and customize your content for a personal touch. A fast, compact dye-sub printer that’s ready for any idea.

Polaroid Hi-Print - Bluetooth Connected 2x3 Pocket Photo Printer

Catan Strategy Board Game: 5th Edition

Catan is the original strategy board game. Your adventurous settlers seek to tame the remote but rich isle of Catan. Start by revealing Catan’s many harbors and regions: pastures, fields, mountains, hills, forests, and desert. The random mix creates a different board virtually every game. No two games are the same! Embark on a quest to settle the isle of Catan! Guide your settlers to victory through clever trading and cunning development. Use resource combinations – grain, wool, ore, brick, and lumber – to buy handy development cards and build roads, settlements, and cities. Acquire your resources through trades, cards, or lucky dice (even outside your turn). But beware, someone might cut off your road or buy a monopoly. And you never know when the wily robber might steal some of your precious gains. You could also purchase the Catan app for hours of online fun.

Recipes Passed Down by Write to Me

Record all those treasured and delicious meals that have been passed down through your family and special friends with the Recipes Passed Down journal from Write To Me. Creating an heirloom recipe book in your handwriting or the handwriting of your loved ones helps keep memories alive through generations, as you cook and eat your family’s favourite dishes. Beautiful linen hard cover recipe journal that is case bound with an embossed title and spine. The perfect heirloom. You can review our gluten-free recipe index for the perfect recipe to get them started.

Recipes Passed Down

What do you think about these rather non-conventional gifts? What items would you add or remove? Let us know in the comments.

They are gifts that are going to make the person opening it, smile. They are all fun, entertaining, meaningful and maybe a little quirky. Again, if these gift ideas just don’t appeal to you, then gluten-free food and gluten-free alcohol will always be appreciated. Or you can check out these gifts for the gluten-free foodie in your life or any of these various gift guides.

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas 🎅🏼🤶🏼

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