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Gluten-Free Gift Guide 2012

Gluten-Free Holiday Gift


If you're in search of a gift idea for your loved one on a gluten-free diet, then you have come to the right place!  From gifts for the newly diagnosed to the gluten-free techie, you'll find a gift idea they're sure to love. Give the gift of health this holiday season! Donate to the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness to help others restore health and reclaim lives today.

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For the Gluten-Free Kid

  • AllerMates Allergy & Health Awareness Products:  Cute, fun and educational.  AllerMates has everything from rubber bracelets to lunchboxes, stickers and more. 
  • The Gluten Glitch: This book is a fun way to help kids overcome their frustration with eating gluten-free when their friends and classmates don't have dietary restrictions.
  • Gluten-Free Play Dough: What kid doesn’t love play dough?  There are a few gluten-free brands out there, like Soy-Yer Dough or Mama K's Aromatic Play Clay (also great for the gluten-free adult to relieve some stress with the aromatherapy scents!).
  • Eternally Gluten-Free: A Cookbook of Sweets and Inspiration, From a Teen:  The title says it all. This cookbook, created by a 13-year-old, will give your children some practice in the kitchen, and they’ll get to spend some quality time with the family.
  • Popcorn Maker: Kids will love this naturally gluten-free snack even more when they get to watch it pop themselves.

For the Gluten-Free Techie

  • Smart Tools for the iPadWilliams-Sonoma has accessories like a speaker, screen shield and stand to help your iPad work wonders in the kitchen.
  • Speck HandyShellPerfect for the techie that loves to cook.  They’ll never lose their grip on their iPad or tablet when looking at a gluten-free recipe.
  • Electric Salt & Pepper Mills:  What techie wouldn’t love an electronic spice grinder?

  • Iceless Wine ChillerA gadget like this is the perfect counter top accessory for the gluten-free techie; it’s electronic and it lets them enjoy a naturally gluten-free drink.

  • FoodSaver Vacuum Sealer:  With a vacuum sealer, they can easily prepare gluten-free meals and freeze them to eat later when they’re short on time.

  • Digital Scale: Perfect for the gluten-free techie who bakes their gluten-free treats by weight, not volume.  How do you make a digital scale even more techie-friendly? Add an iPod dock and speakers.

For the Gluten-Free Cook

  • The WHOLE Gang’s 2013 Cookbook Desktop Calendar:  Each month features a beautiful color picture of a gluten-free dish with the accompanying recipe on the back.  Vegetarian, vegan and Paleo variations are also included for every recipe.

  • Gluten-Free Baking for the Holidays: Inspire your gluten-free cook to get baking this holiday season with this cookbook from Jeanne Sauvage of the Art of Gluten-Free Baking.  With 60 perfected gluten-free recipes, guests will be asking "Is this really gluten-free?"

  • Kemnitz Family Kitchen Gluten-Free Labels:  Kemnitz has a variety of gluten-free labels, stickers and plastic signs so people eating gluten-free know when they should “Stop” or “Enjoy with Confidence.”

  • Kitchen Essentials Gift Baskets: Give a kitchen gift-pack complete with an apron, oven mitts, pot holders, spatulas, measuring cups and anything else that can make cooking easier and more fun.

  • Corn Cob Cutter: Making fresh corn is a snap with this easy to use corn cob cutter.  It's the perfect stocking stuffer for the gluten-free cook!

  • Sweet Noise Volume 1: This CD from Rubino's Gluten-Free Traditions, a gluten-free bakery, is the perfect stocking stuffer for the cook who likes to whistle while they work.  Plus, 100% of the profits until January 13, 2013 go directly to support NFCA's free programs and services!

For the Newly Diagnosed

  • Pots & Pans: Gluten can stick in those tough-to-clean spots, so it’s best to keep a separate set of cookware for gluten-free food. Spring for a new set, and make it a bright color to stand out.

  • Small Appliances:  Toasters and blenders can pose a risk of cross-contamination. Give a fresh start with a new “gluten-free only” appliance.

  • Tools & Utensils:  Complete the kitchen makeover with new spoons, spatulas, cutting boards and a colander so your friend or family member can be carefree while cooking gluten-free.

  • Celiac Disease for Dummies – A book that covers all the basics, by Ian Blumer, MD, and NFCA Medical Advisory Board member Sheila Crowe, MD,FRCPC, FACP, FACG, AGAF.

  • Gluten-Free Diet: A Comprehensive Resource Guide - The go-to guide when you want to know "Is there gluten in that?" Written by renowned dietitian Shelley Case, RD, this book contains an easy-to-browse index and a wealth of nutritious gluten-free recipes.

  • Allergic Living Magazine Subscription:  This quarterly magazine includes feature articles, news updates, inspiring gluten-free recipes, and a column about gluten-free living by NFCA’s Alice Bast.

  • Gluten-Free Calendar 2013: Featuring influential leaders in the gluten-free community, like Olympic gold medalist Dana Vollmer and NFCA's Founder Alice Bast, this calendar will make a great gift for the newly diagnosed and anyone practicing a gluten-free diet.  Plus, $1 of every purchase benefits NFCA!

For the Gluten-Free Student

  • Gift Card for a GREAT-trained Restaurant: Eating gluten-free on campus can be tough, so this will help students get a gluten-free meal at a restaurant trained by the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness.

  • Food storage containers: Great for leftovers, microwaving, and keeping gluten-free food separate from a roommate’s gluten-filled food.

  • Label Maker:  Help them keep their gluten-free food and utensils separate from their roommate’s stash.

  • iPhone Apps: Take advantage of the “gift an app” option in iTunes and hook your student up with apps dedicated to finding gluten-free food, restaurants, and more.  Just search “gluten-free” in the app store!

  • Stress ball: Perfect for a stocking stuffer!

  • Gluten-Free Gift Basket: Load them up with their favorite nonperishable gluten-free food to keep on hand in case of emergency or study-overload. See suggestions from a fellow gluten-free college student here.

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