It’s the holidays, ya’ll! And we’re HUNGRY. Sometimes hangry. And what with all that flour-y food showing up everywhere, it can be a rough, and not so jolly time. That’s not the way the holidays should go down, gosh dingily darnit!!!
Luckily I’m not the only one who thinks so. I’ve been hunting down some gluten-free goodness that makes great holiday gifts for the gf people in our lives, or that we can shove down our own dang gullets. But first, buy these books –
Ooooh, check out all of these recipes!
And if you want to send someone yum food (with my books, natch) here are my top gluten-free food gift picks for 2015. Check it.
Curated by G Free Foodie, this is one of my favorite gift boxes any time of year. You get 10-15 gluten-free, organic, natural and really creative and delicious snacks in each box, and each box = donations of two meals to a hungry child. It’s a perfect holiday gift, and pick me up when you’re hangry about no good gluten-free options in your office/dorm/snack hole. And seeing that you can order a subscription in 3- 6- or 12-months and you’ll get a discount of 8- 12 – or 20%, I don’t know why everybody on your list isn’t getting this! It may be Black Friday time, but these are the discounts that will keep your giftee in snacks all year long.
Cheryl’s Bakery has been creating delicious cookie and dessert boxes for, like, ever. And that’s why it’s exciting she added gluten-free cookies and brownies to the mix in these adorable gift boxes. You can get a tower for $49 and even add it on to a 1-800 Flowers gift for a gf buddy that lives far away. They sent me a sample and I have to say chowing down on iced sugar cookies made my whole season. Oh! Also, they’re individually packaged so you can take them on your holiday road trips. Bonus.
Crafted is exclusively gluten-free, and one of the most substantial food boxes out there right now. When you get a gift box, you get a load of delicious food. They’re even themed so you can send to the kiddos having a sleepover or making a holiday dinner. You can even get your game day on with a gluten-free box for the football fan with issues. Each box is around $59, and you won’t feel cheated, trust me. You can also sign someone up for a subscription if you’re feeling especially generous this holiday season.
(Pssst! If you’re looking for your own gluten-free goods, check out their Cup4Cup product sale going on right now.)
A twist on the subscription box, Globe In offers food stuffs as well as products that support remote artisans and farmers. You can gift in a monthly box, every 3- or 6- months or a one-time gift. So really, no excuse here! I like the cozy box for the Za’Tar spice that makes everything taste perfect. Sometimes you’ll get a cocoa powder, which is out of this world, and you’ll always get a beautiful basket from the Mixteca region of Mexico, where each basket made of palm is hand-woven by a family of artisans, then travels five hours to the closest city where they are sold at market, and purchased by Globe In.
Got some vegans on your list? The Tasteful Pantry has the holiday box for you. Not only gf, but also vegan this purty bag wrapped up in lovely ribbon contains tons of candies, sugared up nuts, and a candy apple tea which I’m kind of obsessing over now, that hits multiple food issues. Other boxes mix it up for the gluten-free, and the super nice thing is that every purchase includes a donation to food banks. And because you’re super awesome you can get an early Bird Special of 10% off on the Holiday Box as well as ALL of the pantry’s gift products to all who order by Dec 4! Just use coupon code EBHOL10 when you order up a box of goodness for your favorite gluten-free vegan.
This is the big kahuna, you guys. In that, it’s an insanely delicious bakery down South that makes redonkulous cakes, and now make a few versions (yeeesssss, the 7 layer caramel cake) that are available gluten-free. There is no discount, people. There is no Black Friday situation. Even though this is gluten-free, it’s made in a bakery that makes loads of gluten. It’s a very expensive cake, and when you order it through the mail even more so. It’s the kind of gift you send to someone you’re about to propose to, or you buy one for yourself because you’ve been dying to know what this thing tastes like and you don’t give a damn if some flour floats nearby during the icing process. I just spent a tad over $100 for this cake. Worth it? Since I won $50 on a lottery ticket, I’m going to say yes. But otherwise….well, let’s be smart out there this holiday season.