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Ok, I admit, this gluten free Christmas gift guide is coming out a little later than intended. But, like my Christmas shopping efforts, I'm going for a better late than never approach - hence the title of this blog! There's less than two weeks to go until the big day and to be quite honest, I still have to do pretty much all of my Christmas shopping. I've been far too busy baking festive treats to even think about it until now. If you're like me, I hope this gift guide will help!
To make it a bit easier, I've divided this gift guide up into the following sections:
So let's get cracking! I've pictured as many of the items I can on here - some of them were gifted to me as PR samples and others I have purchased myself. A few I couldn't get hold of, so they will be mentioned, but not pictured.
Books, glorious books!
Protein Pow by my amazing friend Anna was always going to be top of this list! Anna is an absolute wizard when it comes to make protein fun. As she says - think outside of the shake! Protein isn't about just a boring shake after the gym. The food she creates is fun, delicious and healthy. Plus Anna is gluten free so most of her recipes are too, and a lot are dairy free/vegan too. One for the person who is health-conscious and wants to try something new!
Next up is A Taste of the Westcountry. Being from Devon, I have to big up the South West and some of the amazing producers we have down here! I actually won this in a competition and think it's fantastic. There are some real treats in here and it's definitely one for a proper foodie.
If you're a fan of Honeybuns' cakes then the Honeybuns All Day Cookbook is a must! This would be the perfect gift for someone who is new to a gluten free diet. It's beautifully written, looks amazing on the kitchen shelf and is packed with all sorts of fantastic gluten free recipes.
Finally, The Food Diary Co is a beautiful food diary for those struggling with dietary issues. A lot of people find keeping a food diary beneficial when trying to identify if gluten (or any other allergen) is a problem. If you know someone like this, then this beautiful diary will make the task much more fun. Plus, you can get 10% off using GFB10 at the checkout if you buy this before December 19!
If you know someone in your life who is missing a Terry's Chocolate Orange, help them get their festive fix with these Squirrel Sisters Cacao Orange bars. They taste lovely and chocolate orange flavours always make me think of Christmas.
Nothing completes a Christmas cheeseboard like some chutney, and Otter Vale is my favourite. Another Devon producer, they have an award-winning range, with many of them gluten free. They taste amazing with cheese - I haven't found a flavour I don't like yet! This chilli jam from What A Pickle! by Heartisan Foodsis also a real treat and would taste incredible with Christmas cheese and gluten free crackers.
For someone with a sweet tooth, I LOVE these Jelly Belly bottles of prosecco flavoured jelly beans! They are so cute, taste incredible and have none of the alcohol. If someone you know loves marshmallow, these summer fruit gourmet marshmallows from Grown Up Marshmallow are lovely and an extra special treat. They're gluten free and delicious.
If you want to treat someone to a traditional Christmas pudding, the gluten free pudding from Pudding Lane looks super festive and traditional. Finally, I can highly recommend Flower and White for the most beautiful and delicious meringue truffles. I absolutely adored the ones with the truffle centres, they looks so gorgeous!
There are so many sweet treats in the shops at the moment, so I thought I'd pick out a couple to mention. Asda sent me a whole hamper of goodies to try and I particularly loved the cookie selection and the free from truffles, which looked super posh! I thought the dairy and gluten free selection box would be great for kids too. This gluten and dairy free selection box from The Free From Kitchen also looks delicious and super cute for children.
In Tesco there have been loads of new treats, including gluten free pannetone and some fabulous gluten free baking kits, such as DIY yule logs. It's definitely worth a look! In Sainsbury's I found these Walkers Shortbread gluten free boxes. These are a true Christmas classic and would make a great gift.
As well as sweet treats there are plenty of other options for food-lovers. For those who like to get stuck in and make their own treats, this chocolate making kit from Indigo Herbs looks fabulous. I can imagine getting this under the tree then sitting down on Boxing Day and having a go at making my own chocolates. Another great DIY kit is this Christmas Cookie Kit from Asda. This would be perfect for kids or as an early Christmas present to make for the big day.
Curry lovers will ADORE a kit from my absolute favourites, Boom Kitchen. They do the most incredible curry kits, and they're all gluten free. From the Karma Korma to the fiery Lady Naga, you can also get gift boxes from them so you don't have to choose just one! Use my discount code GFBlogger to get 15% off at the checkout too.
And one thing which I've treated myself to each month is a recipe box from Simply Cook. I absolutely love seeing what recipes I'll get each month - this is a great gift for someone who is struggling to come up with new ideas in the kitchen. Use this referral link to try a box for free!
I've discovered a real love of beer this year, so to be honest any gluten free beer would be the perfect Christmas gift for me! I can definitely recommend Beer Hawk - they do a gluten free mixed case and it is delicious! If you just want a few bottle for a stocking gift, Jubel does amazing gluten free and vegan peach and elderflower beer, and Skinny Lager is one of my favourites.
And for the dairy free person in your life, be sure to get them some dairy free Baileys Almande. This caused quite a stir last year when it launched, and while it doesn't taste like normal Baileys, it is still delicious all the same.
And of course, don't forget all wine, Champagne and prosecco is gluten free - just saying!
Need more inspiration?
If you're really stuck for a gluten free gift, then making your own edible gifts is always a lovely touch. Why not give my 3-ingredient gluten free Christmas pudding truffles a go? My lovely friend Laura also has tonnes more gluten free gift suggestions in her gift guide, which you can read here!
If this recipe has got you feeling festive, I have plenty more inspiration for you! Check out the Christmas section of my blog, or why not give these recipes a whirl?
- Gluten free salted caramel and rum mince pies
- Gluten free 3-ingredient Christmas pudding truffles
- Gluten free ‘tear and share’ brie and cranberry bread
Oh – and don’t forget to check out my 10 things that happen to gluten free people in the build up to Christmas for a giggle too. How many can you relate to!?
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