Sending a food-related gift for someone that is gluten-free is tough. There are many non-gluten-free options – Cookie Bouquets, Cheryl’s Cookies, Harry & David, Hickory Farms, etc. It is always tough when we get a gift from one of the aforementioned places & Jon can’t have any of the treats. While there may be a piece of fruit from Harry & David or cheese from Hickory Farms, the gluten-free options just aren’t as plentiful.
There are some gluten-free options out there. Edible Arrangements is a great option for gluten-free gifts. The main ingredient is fruit and the fruit, if not dipped, is gluten-free.
Mariposa Bakery has gift sets you can order. I did a review of Mariposa’s products that can be seen here. All of the gift baskets are under $40 and would make an excellent gift. Some of the options include several varieties of brownies, coconut lemon squares, coffee cake, biscotti & more. There is a dairy-free gift set as well. Other fun options are the brownie-of-the-month club, biscotti-of-the-month club & a gluten-free sampler club.
Illinois Nut & Candy has many gluten-free gift ideas. Some of the wonderful options include shaped chocolate bars & lollipops, popcorn balls & shaped sprinkles. I love all of the holiday options for Christmas, Easter, Hanukkah, Rosh Hashanah and more.
Live Gluten Freely has a wonderful new option. For $24.99 plus shipping LGF will include a gluten-free, full-size assortment of General Mills gluten-free products. This would be perfect for the newly diagnosed or for saying thank you or congratulations. The box includes:
- Betty Crocker® Gluten-Free Brownie Mix
- Betty Crocker® Gluten-Free Yellow Cake Mix
- Betty Crocker® Rich & Creamy Chocolate Frosting
- Honey Nut Chex® Cereal
- Betty Crocker® Create-A-Bug® Fruit Flavored Snacks
- Betty Crocker® Fruit Flavored Snacks Variety Pack – Fruit Roll-Ups®, Fruit Gushers®, Fruit by the Foot®
- Peanut Butter Cookie Lärabar® Snack Bar
- Betty Crocker® Potato Buds® Mashed Potatoes
- Betty Crocker® Red Serving Spoon
- Coupons and More!
GlutenFreeMall.com has gift vouchers that can be purchased from their site in as low as $25 increments. You can get a $25 Gluten-Free Mall Gift Voucher here. This allows the person you are shopping for to choose from the hundreds of items that are sold at the Gluten-Free Mall.
Last but not least, gift certificates to one of the many restaurants that are now offering gluten-free menus. If there is a local restaurant, placing a phone call is a great way to see if gift certificates can be purchased. If the person is newly gluten-free, consider sending along a set of gluten-free dining guide & cards, such as those made by Triumph Dining to help ease some of the confusion of eating out gluten-free. Some of the chain restaurants that have gluten-free menus are:
- P.F. Chang’s
- Bonefish Grill
- Pei Wei Asian Diner
- Z Pizza
- Red Robin
- Cheeseburger in Paradise
- Outback Steakhouse
- Olive Garden