Ho ho ho and deck the halls, Christmas is a’coming and my gluten free Christmas gift guide is back for 2019! Struggling to know what gluten free Christmas gift to buy for coeliac or gluten free friends and family? Well fear not, once again this year I’ve searched high and low for the finest gluten free Christmas gifts on offer. No matter what your festive budget, you’ll find something here to suit you.
All of the gifts in this guide are available nationwide and I’ve tried to include a good range of gluten free gift inspiration to satisfy even the most discerning gluten free recipient. Everything has been tried and tested by me (my waistline might never recover from all those treats), so you can be assured I rate all of these products highly.
Happy gluten free Christmas gift shopping!
Gluten Free Christmas Gift Guide 2019
Gluten Free Stocking Fillers and Secret Santa Ideas (Under £10)
Flying Tiger: Marshmallow Treats – £1.00
These little cuties are gluten free and would make a great addition to anyone’s Christmas stocking. Available in Flying Tiger stores.
So Free: Various Gluten & Dairy Free Chocolates – £1.19 – £3.49
A fun range of gluten and dairy free stocking filler treats, including some wonderful designs for kids. Everything in the range is vegan too, with various flavours available including, milk chocolate, white chocolate and dark mint chocolate. Various stockists – see their website for details.
This new gluten free beer from Bath Ales is Coeliac UK accredited and a lovely independent brew to add to any beer-lover’s stocking this year. Available via their website or various stockists, including Waitrose.
This cute mini gluten free panettone from Arden & Amici can be hung on your Christmas tree…but don’t expect it to hang around for long. The panettone is quite light and very fluffy, like a hot cross bun, and a real crowd pleaser. Perfect for any coeliac’s Christmas stocking (and even my gluten-eating taste testers enjoyed it). Available in Waitrose (priced at £2.50).
This vegan caramel popcorn is gluten free too and a festive addition to the wonderful Popcorn Shed range. Available nationwide, order online or buy at one of their stockists.
This epic sauce is gluten free and such a fab stocking filler. You can buy from various stockists including Ocado, and they have lots of other tasty items in the range that are gluten free. Combine one of these with a bag of their gourmet popcorn for an excellent gluten free secret santa gift.
Tomatin: Whisky Dram Bauble – £5.49
Whisky is gluten free. This confuses a lot of confused but all distilled spirits are gluten free even if originally derived from wheat, as confirmed by Coeliac Uk themselves! Tomatin do all sorts of different sizes and aged whisky, including this dinky dram serving, which you can get in a cute bauble design and pop on your Christmas tree.
These were on 3 for 2 when I last looked and are all gluten free. They also have a white chocolate polar bear option.
The Goodness Project: Gluten Free Subscription Box – from £8.50
The Goodness Project have this gluten free, dairy free, vegan subscription box available this year and I was really impressed with the contents. Order a single gift box or buy someone a yummy subscription gift.
This tart. I mean. So freaking good. A chocolate millionaire gluten free tart with divine pastry and a mouthwatering filling. Why send a coeliac a Christmas card when you can make their week by sending them a personalised, delicious treat. There is also quite a range of flavour varieties to choose from, yum!
It’s rare to find a mixed box of chocolates that are both gluten free and safe with no may contain warning, so kudos to Thorntons! These yummy choccies can be personalised for free with a custom sleeve when you order online.
Beanies: Mini Christmas Stash Box – £9.00
With the option to mix and match flavours (and there is a huge flavour range to choose from), this is a great gift for coffee fans. Instant coffee that is sugar free, as well as gluten and dairy free, suitable for vegans and only 2 calories per cup.
Show some creative flare with your gluten free Christmas gift by baking a box of gluten free brownies: try my decadent salted caramel swirl brownies, peanut butter stuffed brownies or classic choctastic brownies. They keep well due to the high chocolate content so you can make them up to a week in advance. Slice a batch of brownies and pop into a lined box for a truly thoughtful gluten free gift.
Gluten Free Christmas Gift Ideas For £10 – £19
I rate this gluten free cook book really highly and Naomi’s pastry recipes are the best I have tried. Naomi also has a more recent book focusing on gut health, although I haven’t tried that one out yet it has been recommended to me – here’s a link in case you want to check it out.
This chutney gift set is gluten free and all the flavours taste goooooood. The set includes chilli jam, red onion marmalade and fig relish.
Available at Selfridges, my husband scoffed this gluten free Christmas cake in record time (note he isn’t even gluten free!) and you can order nationwide via the Selfridges website.
For baking fans, this Lakeland kit could be a lovely gift.
Cranes: Fruity Cider Gift Set – £13.50
Cranes are offering this neat cider gift set this year, which sees three of their fruity gluten free ciders boxed up with a branded pint glass.
Carluccio’s: Gluten Free Panettone – £13.95
Not only does this gluten free panettone look beautiful, it tastes AMAZING toasted with butter for a treat breakfast or afternoon festive snack. Available nationwide in Carluccio’s restaurants or you can order online through their web shop.
A gluten free cook book from a Masterchef champion – score! Jane has some wonderful recipes in her new book, all steering clear of complicated flour blends and hard-to-source ingredients. Available through all good book retailers (currently £15.40 on Amazon).
A lovely gluten free cook book that contains low FODMAP recipes, a great gift for anyone tackling that diet on top of being gluten free. Emma provides lots of easy to make recipes and suggests handy FODMAP-friendly ingredient substitutes. Available through all good book retailers.
Honeybuns: All Day Cook Book – £14.99
There are some ace recipes in this book and a large number of them are also naturally dairy free, so it is a great gift for anyone suffering from both intolerances. Available online and via book retailers.
Sous Chef: Taco Press – £19.95
I love Sous Chef. Their website has EVERYTHING a foodie could ever dream of, including some fab gift options. I was perusing their Mexican range the other day and spotted some great items, including a taco press (£19.95), plus fun taco holder and dip pot set and the naturally gluten free masa harina flours you need to make tacos at home. Perfect for gluten free home cooks.
Gluten Free Christmas Gift Ideas for £20 – £29
I recently discovered these pastel-coloured beauties from Huski Home, who use rice husk instead of plastic. A very environmentally friendly product choice with heaps of fab designs and colours to choose from.
A mini hamper of sweet apple chutney, gluten free chocolate chip biscuits, caramelised onion chutney and strawberry whole fruit jam.
Brownies galore with this decadent chocolately box from Sweet Reason. You get eight delicious brownies for your money, each individually wrapped and packaged in a festive gift box. This box includes six different gluten free flavours: Baileys, Double Chocolate, Honeycomb, Salted Caramel, Nutella and Peanut Butter. Each box is also personalised with a Christmas greeting card for your own message. Available nationwide, order online.
Here’s one for the cheese-lovers in your life. The Quicke’s Cheddar Tasting Box is naturally gluten free and features a selection of their award-winning clothbound cheddars. The gift set contains a flavour wheel, cheddar tasting notes, a ‘What’s in a Wedge’ guide and five 200g wedges; Buttery Clothbound Cheddar, Mature Clothbound Cheddar, Extra Mature Clothbound Cheddar, Vintage Clothbound Cheddar and Oak Smoked Cheddar. Available nationwide, buy online.
Gluten free chocolates that you can personalise with your own message. This box of 33 white and milk chocolates with truffle centre look really yummy!
This such a delight of a gift box, from Don’t Buy Her Flowers. Gluten free biscuits, gourmet chocolate buttons, a beautiful scarf, choice of magazine and Teapig teas. You can also add extra items to make a mega gift box, including the option to switch the teas for G&Ts – yaaaaaaas. Available nationwide, order online.
Gluten Free Christmas Gift Ideas £30+
This meal food box is fully gluten free and the perfect way to start 2020, with healthy meals galore. They offer gift vouchers from £30 upwards, which would be a brilliant present for any gluten free foodies you are buying for. Meals focusing on low carb options, such as thai pork meatballs and butternut buckwheat risotto, and Mindful Chef has an avid bunch of celebrity athlete fans.
A mixed case of 12 gluten free craft beers, including pale ale and even a gin and tonic beer! Suitable for coeliacs.
Isle of Wight Distillery: Mermaid Gin – £39.50
I am in love with this small batch gin. It’s more expensive than your bog standard gin but justifiably so as it is very lovingly made by a small distillery on the Isle of Wight. They use ten ethically sourced botanicals in this stunningly-packaged eco-friendly gin (plastic free packaging too) and it’s very smooth to drink.
You might already be familiar with the spectacularly pretty biscuits that Biscuiteers produce, but did you know they offer a gluten free range too? Well they do and this gluten free biscuit tin is pretty special. Four layers of perfectly-iced festive gluten free biscuits in a beautiful Christmas tin. The work that goes into these justifies the price and I know anyone would be delighted to receive these! Make sure you choose gluten free on the drop down menu when ordering – that is very important.
This mega hamper from FREEE by Doves Farm includings not only a huge selection of baking products but also two books (one of which is my fave River Cottage Gluten Free) and a dough scrapper, all presented in a high quality wicker hamper.
Treat someone to a gluten free baking course in London, for a gift that will keep on giving. The recipient will learn how to make sponge cake filled with lemon curd and cream; hazelnut and carrot cake with chocolate ganache topping; pineapple upside down cake and many other mouth-watering desserts. I have taken this course and it was brilliant, but please note it is not a dedicated gluten free kitchen environment as they run other courses in the same premises.
Not all cookery classes happen in London, as shown by this bakery class for two run at the Seasoned Cookery School in rural Derbyshire. This day course will see you learning how to make a white load of bread, Jaffa cakes and savoury choux buns.
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Happy Christmas! x
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