In the best of times, the holidays can be stressful. Happy and joyful but stressful. There is just so much to do for the holidays. It’s like you have all your normal daily stuff plus you suddenly have decorating, shopping, wrapping, baking, cooking, planning, and extra get-togethers on top of it all. And we still have the added anxiety of Covid looming. It can all feel a bit much. Luckily there are things to help. And there are gift guides, like these gift ideas for the gluten-free foodee in your life, to help make gifting a little easier.
When we give someone a gift, we want them to love it. The best way for that to happen is to give them something meaningful. Something that speaks to what’s important to them. When it comes to living gluten-free, it’s all about cooking and kitchen time. While purchasing gluten-free food items will always be appreciated, a good kitchen tool can be appreciated even longer.
We have put together gift ideas that focus on making cooking either more effective and/or more efficient and we included items with a variety of price points. Keep in mind, that you can always increase the value of any of these gifts by adding gluten-free alcohol, some gluten-free basic pantry items or gluten-free baking staples.
Gift Ideas for the Gluten-Free Foodee in your Life
I feel I should start this one off with the fact that this thermometer is one of the items Tom Collichio can’t live without. He actually said, “this is the best meat thermometer I’ve ever used.” It has 2 sensors that track both the temperature of the food item being cooked and the ambient temperature of the oven. It is so intuitive and intelligent and will make sure you get a perfectly cooked piece of meat every time. It really has too many features to list so check it out for the foodee in your life.
Gift Bundle Idea: If you want to add a little something to kick this gift up, you can print out a copy of this great gluten-free steak marinade and purchase all the ingredients for them to make it when using their new thermometer.
The Nano Sous Vide Precision Cooker makes it easy to achieve fine dining results at home. A secret in professional kitchens for decades, sous vide works by circulating heated water in a pot at a very precise temperature according to the desired doneness of your food, holding it there for the duration of your cook for exceptional results. With just 3º making the difference between a rare and medium-rare steak, precision is key in the kitchen. This simple and approachable technique eliminates overcooked, dried-out food and ensures edge-to-edge perfection every time you cook!
Gift Bundle Idea: Print off our gluten-free steak marinade and purchase the ingredients for them to make it.
This is the perfect Smoking Tools Set for food & cocktails. This hand-held designed smoker enables you to control the smoke speed and adds smoky flavour and aroma to food or drinks in a short time. This set comes with 2 small bottles of trial apple-wood chips so they can try it out right away.
Gift Bundle Idea: You can add wood chips specifically to use with the gun and/or a food item for them to start their smoking journey with. Like maybe their favourite cheese or some salmon (respecting safe food handling practices of course).
This restaurant caliber tool is designed to provide an easier and more efficient way of cutting pizza. Unlike an ordinary pie slicer or wheel roller cutter, this rocking pizza cutter slices smoothly through pizza crust without disturbing pizza toppings. Can also be used to cut sheet bakes like Fat Alberts, Hello Dollys, and Chocolate Caramel Cookie Bars. It can also be used for chopping and dicing food and herbs.
Gift Bundle Idea: We have the best gluten-free pizza crust recipe. You can print out a copy of the recipe and purchase the ingredients needed to make a batch. Then they can try out their new pizza cutter.
This is not just a tea towel. This is also a beautiful, meaningful gift idea for someone special in your life that you know has a connection to a recipe handed down by an ancestor. What a way to honour not only the recipe but the person associated with it. This is one of those gifts that stand out for all the right reasons.
Gift Bundle Idea: Buy all the ingredients for the recipe on the towel so that they can make it right away.
This large, silicone pastry mat provides a hygienic, non-slip surface for preparing all kinds of pastry and icing. It has a handy rolling size-guide printed on its surface and, unlike other pastry mats, an integrated, lockable strap that keeps the mat securely rolled when stored. It takes up minimal space and is dishwasher safe. It will be perfect for the baker in your life.
Gift Bundle Idea: You can add to this gift by purchasing the Adjustable Rolling Pin (below) and print off this recipe for the perfect gluten-free traditional pumpkin pie recipe and purchase some of the pantry items to make it.
This Adjustable Rolling Pin will take the guesswork out of preparing pizza and pie crusts, cookies, lasagne sheets, and filo pastry. The rolling pin has four pairs of colorful, removable discs which raise the rolling pin to the required thickness of 1/16-inch, 1/6-inch, 1/4-inch and 3/8-inch off the counter. This clever design will ensure that the pastry or dough is rolled to an even thickness throughout. The rings are held to the rolling pin with plastic screws. Also etched into the wood is a width measurement guide.
Gift Bundle Idea: Pair it up with the Joseph Roll-Up Non-Slip Silicone Pastry Mat (above) and print off some of our dessert recipes. You can even purchase some food items for them to make some.
Make easy work of onions, nuts, and more with the OXO chopper. Press the soft knob and the blades rotate for even chopping. An internal soft bumper absorbs any shock to increase comfort and sound quality. You can chop ingredients in the enclosed cup or chop directly on a cutting board. A tab rotates within the cup to prevent food from accumulating on the side walls so clean up is a breeze.
Gift Bundle Idea: You can pair this with the XXXL Bamboo Cutting Board (below) and maybe an array of fresh herbs. They tend to be a little costly in the off-season.
This bamboo cutting board is perfect for big meal prep as it measures 60×45 and is made of bamboo wood which is absolutely eco-friendly. This sturdy cutting board was designed to be the only cutting board you will ever need. It is large enough to use for any application, will not dull your knives, has a reserve along the edge to catch liquid, and has built-in handles. It will also make the perfect gluten-free Charcuterie board.
Gift bundle Idea: Treat it as a Charcuterie board and purchase a variety of Charcuterie tools to go along with it.
Make rich, creamy froth in seconds. The perfect gift for the gluten-free coffee lover in your life. This milk frother gives that professional finishing touch to your latte, cappuccino, macchiato, or hot chocolate. Make delicious foamy creamy drinks at home without a trip to Starbucks with ingredients they know are gluten-free. I mean, it could be pumpkin latte season all year!
Gift Bundle Idea: Pair it with a good bag of organic coffee and/or a nice gluten-free liqueur.
We hope these gluten-free gift ideas help you find the perfect gift for that special gluten-free foodee in your life. We tried to keep it away from items that require you to know sizes or colour preferences. If none of these appeal to you, check out these other gift guides.
What are some of your favourite gluten-free kitchen gadgets? Which ones would you like to receive as gifts? Personally, a good pot or pan can make me very happy…I hope my 16-year-old self can’t hear me 😊
Happy gluten-free gifting!