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This is my gluten free Christmas list: Second Edition

Last year I made a list of some great gluten free gifts, including cookbooks, t-shirts, and chocolate-dipped pretzels.

This year I have a few more suggestions of things to buy for someone gluten free in your life, or things to ask for yourself.

1. Breadmaker

If I didn’t already have one, this would be top on my list. It makes the most delicious gluten free bread that I’ve ever had, and even non-gluten free people say that it’s so good they could easily substitute it for their “normal” bread.

My breadmaker has a gluten free setting, but most of the mixes that I’ve seen say that you shouldn’t use it. So, I don’t think it’s completely necessary.

I have this Breadmaker one:

Add on a couple of Pamela’s bread mixes, and you’re all set!

2. Magazine Subscription

A subscription to Delight, Gluten-free Living, or Living Without is on my list this year. Even though there are so many resources and recipes online, it’s way more fun to get  nice glossy magazine in the mail. Plus they’re inexpensive and easy to buy.

3. CSA Box

A CSA box is a great way to experiment with new ingredients in a healthy way. It’s also a great way to share with friends and family and support local farms. Find one near you here, or if you’re in DC I recommend Green Grocer.

4. Chocolate dipped potato chips

Last year I recommended chocolate-dipped pretzels, but these are just as good, if not better. They’re so simple to make and are great to have around during the holidays as a treat.

5. This shirt – Eat like a tiger. Go gluten free.

Or, if your “special someone” is gluten free, try one of these “My celiac girl/guy is hot” shirts.

Happy shopping!

This is my gluten free Christmas list

Tis the time of year for holiday gift guides!  I’ve had my eye on some gluten-free related items lately, so I thought that I’d publish them in the off chance that Santa read this and has time to pick me up some things.

1.  Books and cookbooks!

Over Thanksgiving, I went into Barnes and Noble and saw a huge selection of gluten free cookbooks, books about gf baking, and gf lifestyle books.

While I usually am fine with looking recipes and information up online, there were some books that really caught my eye!  You don’t get gorgeous pictures on a website like the ones in Blackbird Bakery Gluten-Free: 75 recipes for Irresistable Gluten-Free Desserts and Pastries!

Although I think I would probably prefer one of the kid’s cookbooks that I saw, because the recipes are more my speed 🙂

Like Wheat-Free, Gluten-Free Cookbook for Kids and Busy Adults

Books and cookbooks make a great gift – they’re relatively cheap, easy to pack in a suitcase, and chock full of new ideas!

2.  Gluten-free swag and apparel

Who doesn’t love a novelty tee?  You can show your GF pride, jump off conversations, and look super-fly.

From Cafe Press

They have lots of gf tees, but this is one of my favorites:

And I love this tote:

And this one makes me laugh:

3.  FOOD!  The holidays can be hard for us celiacs.  There are the memories of Christmases past, the temptations at every corner, and the well-meaning family members who try to force feed you.

Buy some Glutino pretzel twists, dip them in white chocolate, and slap some sprinkles on them!

Buy them a gluten free goody that they don’t usually have.  Maybe it’s Udi’s Bagels or muffins, or just a tupperware full of box-mix brownies.

Or perhaps just a big ole bag of xanthan gum.  MMMMMMM!

So, that’s what’s on my gluten free Christmas list.  Hopefully I don’t get coal (or wheat) instead…