After a season of drive-by visits last year, we may finally be able to see loved ones over the holidays. It will depend on the current Covid restrictions in your area, of course. Either way, it’s best to accept that it will look different. Like, to be safe, you most likely will still have to keep it to small groups of double-vaccinated (if not triple-vaccinated) and distanced people wearing masks, but it’s progress. Progress that might leave us feeling unsure of how to resume normal-ish activities. How do we greet people? How do we socialize? What kind of host or hostess gifts do we bring? Well, we can’t help you with the first 2 questions but we can help give you some gluten-free gift ideas for the gluten-free host or hostess.
We want the person receiving our gifts to love them. That is generally the goal so we basically thought of things that we would like to receive. We included items from varying price points so there is something for all budgets. We also added Gift Bundle Idea suggestions in case you wanted to amp it up a bit (but totally not necessary). If none of these gfits appeal to you, you can always pick-up some gluten-free alcohol or go the gluten-free food route (like high-end pantry staples or basic gluten-free baking items). You can also pick them up a selection of goodies to create a gluten-free Charcuterie board. Food and beverage options are always welcomed 😀
Gluten-Free Gift Ideas for the Gluten-Free Host or Hostess
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These might seem a little expensive for dishcloths, but that’s because they are a little special. They are made of 100% cellulose which is a wood pulp, which is lint-free, non-abrasive, super-absorbent, and hypoallergenic. Plus, it allows you to clean without the use of harsh chemicals. These colourful dishcloths are sure to be a welcome addition to anyone’s kitchen.
Gift bundle idea: Team these dishcloths up with some Clementine Method Dish Soap. It’s biodegradable, non-toxic, plant-based, and never tested on animals. You could also add any one of these excellent hand creams for good measure.
Oracle Oil is a premium Greek extra virgin olive oil. This beautiful blue bottle was designed by L.A. artist Alejandro Cardenas and has a UV coating to protect the oil from oxidation. Each bottle is filled with the most delicious 100% organic olive oil made from Koroneiki olives, sourced from a collective of small farms along the seaside in the Peloponnese. Each batch is labelled and dated with the date of harvest. They paired this gift set with a special ceramic dish made by NPage Studio so you can enjoy the rich colour of the oil and dip your favourite bread.
Gift Bundle Idea: You can purchase fresh hot peppers so they can flavour some of the oil and fresh gluten-free bread to dip in the oil. Or you can just bring the bread if spicy is not their thing as the oil is good on its own too.
This beautiful gray metallic file with metallic turquoise accents has a modern look and is the perfect size for safe-keeping recipe clippings, recipe cards, magazine clippings, and handwritten recipes. Plus, it has 8 category tabs to help keep them organized.
Gift Bundle Idea: Review our recipe index for recipes they would like and print them off and file them away to get them started. You can also purchase some of the items for them to make the dish(es).
This ultra-charming 3-quart colander and 8-inch plate by Land of Belle will be the perfect addition to any kitchen. It can be used for straining hot or cold foods or to just look pretty holding fresh fruit on the kitchen counter. The beautiful design is the result of a hand-dipped process that is both ovenproof and dishwasher-safe.
Gift Bundle Idea: You can pair it with some Tinkyada or Catelli gluten-free pasta and a bottle of our pesto sauce for a complete gift meal. You can also pair it with some of the Dishcloths (see above).
This is the ultimate guide to cocktails for every home and host. This definitive cocktail recipe book includes 610 cocktail recipes from 6 continents and 60 countries, with a historical span of more than 500 years. With most cocktails included only requiring three or four ingredients, there is something within its covers for every novice drink-maker and expert bartender alike.
Gift Bundle Idea: If you are unsure of what their favourite gluten-free alcohol is (that would be a perfect accompaniment gift), you can instead give them gluten-free mixers (tonic and soda water, juice, cola, etc.) and/or garnishes (oranges, lemons, limes, maraschino cherries, etc.).
This is one of those items that you may not buy yourself but you’ll love to receive. The My Perfect Cookie maker helps you make perfectly formed cookie dough logs so you have homemade cookie dough ready to bake anytime. You can keep the cookie logs shaped and protected in the refrigerator and freezer. This product is BPA free and comes with a log shaper tube and two storage tubes to hold two 10″ logs, 1.75″ in diameter.
Gift bundle idea: You can pair this with the Pioneer Woman Adeline Cookie Jar (below). You can also print a copy of our Gluten-Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookie recipe.
The Pioneer Woman Adeline Cookie Jar is the perfect way to serve up favorite goodies in style! Bring a farmhouse feel to your home with this eye-catching canister that’s perfect for holding homemade cookies on the kitchen counter or serving special treats to friends and family. This beautiful pressed glass canister features a vintage-inspired embossed design with raised dots in circular and triangular patterns throughout. A glass knob on the lid makes it easy to grab a cookie (or two). Whatever you’re storing, this container is a stylish way of keeping things tidy and organized.
Gift bundle idea: You can pair this with the My Perfect Cookie (above). You can also print a copy of our Gluten-Free Salted Peanut Butter Cookie recipe
Their cult icon scent with zesty orange, mandarin and neroli in a classic hand wash and lotion gift set. Its sunny hue is invigorating and perfect for brightening up any bathroom or kitchen. Housed in a gift box made from 84% recycled material and 16% tree-free paper (made with no forest impact), this set makes a conscious gifting gesture. The formula is also vegan, gluten-free, nut, paraben, and phthalate-free, and cruelty-free (no ingredients of animal origin). What more could you ask for?
Gift Bundle Idea: You can add a nice hand towel, but really this gift is good on its own and it even comes in its own gift box.
The Officina Profumo-Farmaceutica di Santa Maria Novella can trace its roots back to the Florence of 1221. In that year, Dominican friars founded the convent of Santa Maria Novella, and began to cultivate – among other things – a vegetable garden. From that same garden, many centuries of experience in pharmacopoeia and natural preparations began to develop. And in later years that experience would expand to include the worlds of cosmetics, fragrances and wellness products like this Cleansing Spray. A purifying product made with 70% Vol. of alcohol and costmary extract, to spray on fabrics and interiors. It purifies, scents and cleans.
Gift Bundle Idea: Pair it with any other of their gorgeous home products. You can’t go wrong.
To make authentic Mexican Hot Chocolate, you need traditionally made chocolate, a hand-carved molinillo, and an artisanal Mexican clay jug. Luckily, they’ve put together this Mexican Hot Chocolate gift set with all three! Cocoa is a key part of the Mexican gastronomy – it’s a legacy food made for sharing. By using everything in this Mexican Hot Chocolate Gift Set, your rich, complex-flavored, smooth hot chocolate drink will retain the unique aroma and nostalgic taste enjoyed for generations.
Gift Bundle Idea: I know this may sound excessive, but the perfect accompaniment is the small Mexican Hot Chocolate Gift Set in the same line that comes with 2 clay mugs. It’s just perfect and together they make the ultimate gift for the hot chocolate lover.
We hope these ideas help you find the perfect gift. If you are looking for other ideas, check out this gift guide series for more options. If you need help getting organized, use one of these holiday gift apps to help keep your lists (and your budget) on track.
What are some gifts you have brought gluten-free hosts or hostesses in the past? What do you like receiving? Please share your thoughts with the GFF community.
Happy (safe) gluten-free shopping everyone 🎁😀