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30+ Thoughtful Gluten-Free Gift Ideas

Shopping for the perfect present is hard! But, this round-up is full of thoughtful gift ideas that will absolutely delight any gluten-free friend or loved one.

My daughter and I both have celiac disease, and I have curated this list from our own favorite things, plus items that are raved about in the gluten-free community. Each gift is designed to make the recipient smile, perhaps squeal, and in the case of certain gluten-free baked goods, cry with joy.

You’ll find gifts for every budget, from the splurge of a completely gluten-free weekend getaway to decadent pain au chocolat.

Collect several smaller items into a travel gift basket for your gluten-free adventurer. Or give your favorite gluten-free little one a cooking class.

Shopping for something more romantic? Well, diamonds are always gluten-free (wink). But, I’ve got you covered with a gluten-free date night and chocolate.

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Small Kitchen Appliances and Gadgets

These small appliances and kitchen gadgets are both fun and practical for the gluten-free kitchen. Some are pricey. Plan to buy during sales: Black Friday, December, Amazon Prime Day (usually in July), and holiday weekends.

Stand Mixer

A stand mixer is a huge help for the extra mixing required in gluten-free baking.

Kitchen Aid is a popular brand with lots of fun attachments. Pick a color the gift recipient loves and watch for sales! This brand goes on sale frequently around Christmas and in the summer.

homemade loaf of bread on parchment paper, with two slices cut and lying in front and a knife to the side

Bread Machine

Not all bread makers turn out a quality loaf of gluten-free bread. This model by Hamilton Beach does.
Pair it with The Gluten-Free Bread Machine Cookbook and your loved one is on their way to fresh homemade gluten-free bread.
Instant Pot on a counter.

Instant Pot

Making it easy to cook delicious meals is one of the best gifts you can give to someone on a gluten-free journey.

I simplify dinner time with my Instant Pot Duo, which can be used as a pressure cooker or slow cooker. If I had an excuse to buy a new one, it would be the Instant Pot Pro Crisp to get the pressure cooker, slow cooker, and air fryer, along with 8 other settings.

blended blender blending yellow and green colored liquids


The most used small appliance in my kitchen is the Blendtec blender. We use it daily for smoothies, but also use it for random recipes like soups, healthy ice cream, and quickly mixing gluten-free crepe batter. It is occasionally on sale at Costco.
A less expensive, traditional blender will do the trick, if your gift recipient isn’t doing daily, heavy-duty blending.
Aqua KitchenAid hand mixer on a white counter.

Hand Mixer

Long before I splurged on a Stand Mixer, I bought this aqua Kitchen Aid hand mixer, chosen purely for color.

A hand mixer is a must-have for gluten-free baking and a wonderful gift for someone who is newly gluten-free or for a young adult setting up their first kitchen.

Pink Ice Cream Maker.

Ice Cream Maker

The Cuisinart Ice Cream Maker is perfect for making gluten-free ice cream at home.

Make the gift more thoughtful! Simply print out a few recipes from this collection of over 40 Gluten-Free Homemade Ice Cream Recipes. The recipe collection also includes a list of fun ice cream-making supplies, like adorable storage tubs and bowl sets you could add to your gift.

a round Echo Dot with four buttons, plugged into a wall socket, with a blue light circle glowing along the edge

Alexa Echo Devices

The true boss of my kitchen (and my home), Alexa helps me with multiple timers, recipe calculations and conversions, setting the mood with music & lights (requires additional accessories), announcing to the family when dinner is ready, and so much more!

Alexa Echo devices are historically on sale around Black Friday, Cyber Monday, throughout the Christmas season, and during Prime Days in the summer.

Pizza stone and pizza cutter.

Pizza Stone

I would love to recommend the Ooni Pizza oven, but sadly, I don’t own one… yet. It’s on my someday list.
For now, I crank up my regular oven to 550° F and use a pizza stone to make epic gluten-free pizza.

Because pizza stones are porous and can have remnants of gluten left behind by traditional pizzas, your gluten-free family members or friends will need a new, dedicated pizza stone only used for gluten-free pizzas.

two halves of a pesto chicken panini on a blue plate, panini-maker lines visible on the bread

George Foreman Panini Grill

Gluten-free bread has never tasted better!
While you can use this George Foreman grill for delicious salmon (I do!) or chicken, it is most amazing when making perfect gluten-free grilled cheese or panini sandwiches.
Gluten-eaters will never know the difference and gluten-free folks will be thrilled to finally enjoy a great sandwich!

Travel Essentials

Put together a gluten-free gift basket of travel essentials for your globetrotting loved one, your college student embarking on a new adventure, or a gluten-free houseguest you want to feel welcome in your kitchen.

Package of toaster bags with toaster bags laid out next to it.

The Basics: Aluminum Foil, Toaster Bags & Slow Cooker Liners

At first glance, aluminum foil doesn’t sound like an awesome gift… but for a gluten-free traveler or holiday houseguest, it opens up the door to using existing equipment in a shared kitchen.

Aluminum foil covers sheet pans in an Airbnb kitchen, toaster bags protect gluten-free toast from wheat-filled crumbs in a hotel toaster, and a slow cooker liner means a gluten-free slow-cooked meal isn’t cross-contaminated by a well-loved crock pot.

Green & grey collapsible colander and bowl.

Travel Kitchen

For a traveling kitchen, I recommend this collapsible strainer or a bowl and colander set. A collapsible strainer takes up very little luggage space and makes it easy for gluten-free travelers to strain gluten-free pasta and rinse fruits and veggies, without the risk of contamination from gluten.

Big and little at the same time. These flexible cutting boards have a large cutting surface and a non-slip back. They’re also ultra-thin, so you can tuck one into a suitcase taking up virtually no space.

Add these supplies, along with a couple of other items from “the basics” list, to a gift basket full of travel essentials!

Hot logic container with visible plug. Fabric is light aqua with white flowers.

Hot Logic

You can only eat so many gluten-free bars on the road.
The Hot Logic is popular among gluten-free travelers wanting to enjoy hot meals anywhere, anytime. Plug it in and the hot logic will cook or warm a meal in about an hour and keep it warm for hours.

A hot logic is an ideal gift for hotel travel. There’s also a version with a 12V plug to use in vehicles on road trips.

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Dedicated Gluten-Free Getaway

The Inn on Randolph in Napa, California’s Historic District. From gluten-free toiletries to the included dedicated gluten-free breakfast, you can relax knowing you’re in safe hands.

Learn more about the Inn on Randolph →

On the east coast, the Inn Berlin is perfectly located in Berlin, MD, just a short drive from the eastern shore. This B&B also includes breakfast in a completely gluten-free dining environment.

Learn more about the Inn Berlin →

Another option is the Celiac Cruise which offers:

  • dedicated dining rooms on specific Royal Caribbean large ship sailings and
  • completely gluten-free sailings along rivers in Europe on smaller ships, in connection with AmaWaterways

Learn More about the Celiac Cruise →

Apple Air tag in a pink silicone case and keyring

Apple AirTags

Apple AirTags are not specific to gluten-free travel, but they are a must-have for any traveler.
They are in my luggage when I travel by air or sea… anytime my bags and I could be separated.
Countless travelers can tell you how they traced their lost bags and got them safely back, thanks to an AirTag tucked inside their suitcase.
When at home, they serve double duty, helping keep track of my keys. I keep mine in inexpensive silicone AirTag holder keychains to move easily between keys and luggage.
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Gluten-Free Dining Apps

Incredibly helpful for finding safe restaurants in one’s hometown, gluten-free dining apps become critical for dining out while traveling.

The Find Me Gluten Free App has a free version with tons of helpful information and reviews.

Gift the premium version and the recipient will have access to premium features: searching by “most celiac safe” restaurants (one of the best features of the app), saving a list of restaurants for a trip, and no ads.

Use the code GOGLUTENFREELY for $5 off the premium version. For the discount to apply, sign up and enter the code on the website, then you can download and use the app as part of your premium membership.

Gift Basket Fillers

Gather a few of these items into a thoughtful collection of gluten-free goodies in a basket. The smaller items, from makeup to magazines make great stocking stuffers.

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Gluten-Free Cookbook

While the internet abounds with gluten-free recipes, there is something special about cracking open a real cookbook with full-page photos of every dish.

Becky Excell’s How to Make Anything Gluten-Free is one of those cookbooks. A pic for every recipe. Plus, it is full of the very recipes your gluten-free friend has been missing, from bread to donuts.

Another excellent cookbook is the How Can It Be Gluten-Free Cookbook Collection by America’s Test Kitchen. On top of over 350 recipes, the best part of this book is the beginning, which is packed with well-tested tips that are unique to gluten-free baking.

Shop King Arthur Baking for all your Gluten Free baking needs!

Baking Supplies & Ingredients

Make your gluten-free baker a gift basket with everything needed to make tasty treats at home:
4 Gluten-Free & More magazines. Top magazine has homemade popsicles on the front.

Gluten-Free Magazine

The first gift I received after making my home gluten-free was a gift basket with baking supplies (which meant the world after I had just donated my gluten-contaminated baking supplies). Tucked into the basket was a gluten-free magazine.

It was a treat to browse through the pages of a magazine full of recipes, entertaining ideas, and even a travel article on gluten-free in Paris.

So pop a magazine into a gift basket or stocking. Even better, gift a gluten-free magazine subscription for a year’s worth of fun recipes and articles.

Box of Christmas-themed See's Chocolates.


See’s Candies Assorted Chocolates are quality chocolate and perfect for the discerning chocolate enthusiast. The assorted chocolates, like the vast majority of See’s Candies are processed in See’s facilities that do not contain gluten.
Note, See’s Candies sells a small number of products made by outside suppliers who also make gluten-containing products on the same lines. Those products are candy canes, peanut butter bites, lemon drops, apple pie bites, Hanukkah hard candy, hot cocoa, and chocolate-covered coffee beans. Please do not buy those products for a gluten-free recipient.

For an affordable and easy-to-find option, many Hershey’s chocolates, from Kisses (some varieties) to Peanut Butter Cups, are labeled gluten-free. Hershey’s will always label its gluten-free chocolates, so check the package for the words “gluten-free”.

Pink elf brand makeup: mulitstick, lipgloss, and lash n roll.


For a basket or stocking stuffer, order a few E.L.F. makeup products, like lip gloss and eye shadow in fun colors. E.L.F. products are affordable, vegan, and cruelty-free. Its products do not contain gluten ingredients.

Mineral Fusion is a gluten-free and natural makeup brand with a long list of reasons to feel good about a loved one putting this on their skin: clean, cruelty-free, artificial fragrance-free, hypoallergenic, and paraben-free. From skincare and cosmetics to nail polish, you’ll find the perfect gift for any gluten-free makeup fan.

Shop Mineral Fusion

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Baked Goods

Nothing will be more loved than the BEST gluten-free treats that taste just like the real thing! Many fabulous, dedicated gluten-free bakeries offer nationwide shipping.

I cannot more highly recommend the following bakery items that are every bit as good as the gluten versions:

These bakery items are so good. The recipient may just cry tears of joy at finally being able to eat much-missed, favorite treats.

Gifts For Our Gluten-Free Kids

These gifts are sure to make your favorite gluten-free kiddo (or kiddos) smile!

3 Thermoses (1 pink, 1 blue camo sharks, and 1 pink/white/gold marbled with a foldable metal spoon in front.

Thermos & Lunch Box

Running out of gluten-free lunch ideas? There’s nothing easier than leftovers from your child’s favorite dinners.

The 10 oz Thermos Funtainer is a practical gift that comes with a convenient spoon tucked into the lid and is available in dozens of cute patterns to match your little one’s personality.

Put together a back-to-school present with a new Thermos Funtainer, coordinating water bottle, and lunchbox.

For tweens and teens with growing appetites, I recommend moving up to the 16 oz size.

Miss E in a bright pink/purple and white striped dress, holding blue tongs and turning a chicken on a baking sheet covered with foil

Online Gluten-Free Cooking Class

Cooking is a life skill for all kids, but especially for our celiac kiddos.
My kids have loved taking gluten-free cooking classes on Outschool.com, and I love that some of the teachers even teach them to clean up after themselves in the kitchen.
Search for “gluten-free cooking” and filter by age.
white confetti cupcakes with light blue frosting and plastic mermaid tails in purple and blue for toppers, white pears also on top of frosting

Cupcake Kit

Kiddos with celiac disease and gluten intolerance need cupcakes ready to go for every birthday party and last-minute celebration. In our home, we bake a batch and keep them in the freezer to decorate as needed.

Build a cupcake kit with:

Tip! Double-check the packages on everything in your cupcake kit to make sure they say “gluten-free” on the label!

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FREE Gluten-Free Magazine for Kids

The Gluten Intolerance Group (GIG) will send your child a free Generation GF magazine.
GIG also offers free local and online support groups for kids, teens, and adults on the gluten-free diet.

No matter which gift you choose off this round-up, be sure to sign up for this FREE magazine!

Miss E wearing a purple and aqua apron and focusing on cutting out cookie dough, cookie cutters and rolling pin scattered around counter, aqua text box with white text: Little GF Chefs

Baking Kits by Little GF Chef

These adorable baking kits by Little GF Chefs can be purchased one-off. Try the Unicorn Donuts or Pizza Party kits!
You can also sign up for a subscription and get a surprise box to delight your gluten-free kiddo every month. Designed by the mom of a child with celiac disease, each kit is gluten-free and top 9 allergen-free.
8 multi colored containers of gluten-free play-dough

Play Dough

One of the first surprises for families of toddlers and preschoolers diagnosed with celiac disease is that Play-Doh contains wheat. Thus begins the scramble to find a safe play dough option for home, daycare, and preschool.

Colorations is a gluten-free alternative to Play-Doh.

You can also save money and make homemade gluten-free play dough.

Holiday-Themed Gifts

This next section has great ideas for major gift holidays. Sweetheart presents for Valentine’s Day, Easter basket fillers for little ones, hostess gifts for Thanksgiving or any special dinner, Christmas goodies, and more!

bund cake pan shaped like a house, with pine trees in front

Gingerbread House Bundt Cake Pan

A Nordicware Gingerbread House Bundt Pan is the perfect gift for a family in search of a gluten-free way to celebrate their annual gingerbread house tradition.
They can make a gluten-free gingerbread bundt cake and the kids can enjoy the fun of decorating. Bonus, unlike store-bought gingerbread houses, a gingerbread house cake actually tastes good!

Include a copy of the recipe with your gift.

a wooden easter bunny backdrop with Easter candy in front: Reese's pieces in carrot packaging (positioned as if the bunny were eating the carrot), Junior Mints Eggs, See's Hollow Chocolate Bunny, Yum Earth Jelly Beans, Jelly Belly Jelly Beans, Peeps Bunnies, Easter Bunny PEZ dispenser

Easter Baskets

Fill your gluten-free little one’s Easter basket with treats from Go Gluten-Freely Easter Candy List.

Buy early if you want a chocolate easter bunny before they sell out. The popular Jake the Milkless Easter Bunny is multiple allergen-free and gluten-free!

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Valentine’s Day

From sweets to romantic picnic ideas, you’ll find great gift ideas for your gluten-free Valentine on Go Gluten Freely’s roundup of the Best Valentine’s gifts.

Whichever gift you choose, present it in a restaurant where your sweetheart can safely eat. Use the Find Me Gluten Free App to find a dedicated gluten-free restaurant or one with great reviews from celiacs. Use the free version or get $5 off the Premium Version with the code GOGLUTENFREELY.

Miss E placing a cooked gluten-free crepe on wax paper

Crepe Gift Set

Crepes were a Christmas morning tradition throughout my childhood, and celiac disease hasn’t stopped us from continuing the delicious custom. Over the years, I have developed and fine-tuned a recipe for Easy Gluten-Free Crepes that we look forward to eating.

Surprise your loved one with a crepe pan or two. I personally use two crepe pans at once to keep things moving quickly in the kitchen.

Complete the gift with a copy of the recipe and a bag of King Arthur Gluten-Free Measure for Measure Flour (or any gluten-free cup-for-cup replacement flour).

gluten-free hot dog mummies, hot dogs wrapped in gluten-free pastry dough with candy googly eyes

Pastry or Pie Dough for Fall Treats and Pies

From Mummy Hot Dogs to pumpkin pies, a delicious gluten-free pastry dough or pie crust is a game changer for every fall holiday.

It’s literally as easy as pie to get a good gluten-free pie crust. Unlike breadier products, such as bread, pretzels, and pizza, the magic of the crust is in the fat, not the flour.

Consider these fun, pastry-themed, fall gift options:

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Charcuterie Board

For a gluten-free friend who loves to entertain, a beautiful serving board or tray is the perfect holiday hostess gift or housewarming present.
Any large cutting or serving board makes a stunning presentation. Pictured above is a mango wood tray from Target.
For something more personal, go with a unique, engraved cutting board from Etsy.

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