Hi and welcome back to the 12 Blogs of Christmas! If you haven’t already, please head over to my Instagram account to enter my competition.
Today marks Day 2 of the 12 Blogs of Christmas, and December is fully upon us. Personally, I find December such a busy month, and with the chance of us moving house this month too (!!!!), I tried to get my Christmas shopping done early this year. I know most people like to shop for present in December so I have compiled a list on the best foodie gifts for the coeliac. Let me know what foodie gifts you would buy for your friends and family with coeliac disease in the comments below. I hope you enjoy. C -x-
Reusable, sustainable cutlery
I think this is a big foodie gift for the coeliac. I have lost track of the number of times I have gone out and bought food but struggled to eat it because of the cross-contamination risk of the cutlery. Having my own: knife, fork and spoon in my handbag gives me the sense of security and relief that I won’t struggle when I go out. Also, I am trying to reduce my plastic consumption so, by having my own cutlery set, I am using less disposable plastic. I love the bamboo set from World of Bamboo as it is fully biodegradable too. You can find it here if you are interested. Other options for sustainable cutlery are bamboo travel mugs. I love mine and it is holding up so well. With a range of designs and sizes, there really is an option for everyone. If you are looking for a foodie gift, why not try a sustainable option this Christmas?
Jo and Seph Popcorn gifts
If you have a coeliac friend who loves popcorn, you really can’t go wrong with one of the amazing gift sets from Jo and Seph this year. Their popcorn is gluten free and with so many amazing options, they really are the indulgent treat to enjoy over the festive period while watching a Christmas film with family; The Holiday and A Muppets Christmas Carol have to be my two favourites! The Jo and Seph collection has so many amazing gifts this year; from the large cracker holding 6 crackers, hats and popcorn bags to their small but decadent Dark Chocolate Popcorn Bites mini box, there is a gift in every price bracket. They won’t break the bank either! The mini gift sets are £6 ranging up to £15 for the larger sets.
Restaurant Voucher/ Voucher for Dinner at Home
A restaurant voucher may not seem like much, but it can be such a special gift. I love this idea because it means I can use it to spend quality time with friends or loved ones. Life can be so busy sometimes, so receiving a gift like this means I know I will get to spend quality time with loved ones. Just make sure you check the restaurant is safe for coeliacs before purchasing. You can speak to the restaurant directly or looking at the CoeliacUK website. If you struggle with this, why not gift a voucher for a meal at yours? You can find so many amazing gluten free options to cook on blogs, you can check mine out here, and your coeliac friend will be so grateful for it too.
Voucher for a Cooking Class
This idea will be great for the newly diagnosed coeliac in your life. Getting a diagnosis of a food allergy, can suddenly make your food options seem limited. It can be in an isolating time filled with worry, when you first realise quite how many foods actually do contain gluten (I’m looking at you, pasta sauces!). A gluten free cooking class will help the coeliac in your life learn basic cooking skills that can help them along the way.
Make Your Own Hamper
I love this idea so much! It can be so simple to make a truly personalised gift for the coeliac. You can never go wrong with a food hamper, and while you can get amazing pre-made hampers such as the Gluten Free Afternoon Tea set from Gluten Free Hampers which just looks amazing, I think a hand-made option can be truly special to receive. You can add your receivers favourite products and show how much you care. There are so many foods we can be restricted too at Christmas so someone taking the time to include us and find our favourite products, would be a gift I would be so happy to receive. I am actually giving away my gluten free hamper filled with my favourite treats on my Instagram so make sure you head over there to enter!
So there you have it! My top gluten free foodie gift ideas for the coeliac in your life. The good thing about most of these options, is they can be tailored to any food allergy. There are so many options available, I hope you find something to give the coeliac in your life. Let me know in the comments what foodie gift you would love to receive this year. Stay tuned for the next blog in the 12 Blogs of Christmas.