Tell Us Your Gluten-Free Gift Ideas & Win a Combo Pack ($50 retail value)

We’re putting together our annual top 10 Gluten-Free Gifts List for 2009, and we want to hear from you. Tell us about your favorite kitchen gadgets, books, or miscellanies that make your gluten-free life easier…or maybe they are things that you don’t have yet, but are lusting after this holiday season. Let us know what’s on your  mind (gluten-free related, of course) this gift-giving season by leaving your thoughts in our comment section We’ll pick one lucky commenter right before Christmas who’ll win our our complete set of products — a gluten-free restaurant guide, grocery guide, and dining cards in 10 different languages.

We’ll publish our 10 favorite gifts in time for the holiday shopping season. Stay tuned!


51 thoughts on “Tell Us Your Gluten-Free Gift Ideas & Win a Combo Pack ($50 retail value)”

  1. My all time favorite Gluten ( and dairy) free cook book is,
    1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes, by Carol Fenster. This is a great for ideas, its great to replace all your favorite recipes that are not gluten free. When i cook from this people who are not GF/DF don’t even know.

    I think this would make a great gift for anyone who is GF or knows someone how is GF! If you wanted to pair it with some GF flour to make a recipe in the cook book, that would make a excelent gift. ( which is what someone did for me last year)

  2. I really want a copy of “Gluten-Free Baking Classics” by Annalise G. Roberts. My daughter sent me a couple of recipes out of that book, and they are so yummy and easy to make. It is #1 on my wishlist.

  3. I love Carol Finster’s sorghum flour blend because I’m allergic to peanuts, garbanzo beans and almonds as well as having Celiac. Her 1,000 Gluten Free Recipes is on my wish list as well as a bread machine with a GF cycle.

    Enjoy the holidays!

  4. The best thing I ever bought for gluten free cooking is my Kitchenaide Artisan mixer – it’s a must if you are going to be doing any gluten free baking or bread/pizza crust making!

  5. The best thing I ever bought for gluten free cooking is my Kitchenaide Artisan mixer – it’s a must if you are going to be doing any gluten free baking or bread/pizza crust making!

  6. I have found using coconut flour to be a godsend. No more mixing different things at home to make my own mix in order to save money. I ordered this item from a vendor on Amazon and am thrilled with the results and the price was not bad. Makes Christmas baking easy! I also found a great recipe book using coconut flour written by Bruce Fife N.D. Hope this helps folks, especially those just starting out on the gluten-free journey, adjust to a new lifestyle-Happy Holidays! Lastly, your shopping guide is truly a blessing-boy have I saved money and time using your book when I go to the foodstore. Thanks again and keep up the great work!!

  7. I have found using coconut flour to be a godsend. No more mixing different things at home to make my own mix in order to save money. I ordered this item from a vendor on Amazon and am thrilled with the results and the price was not bad. Makes Christmas baking easy! I also found a great recipe book using coconut flour written by Bruce Fife N.D. Hope this helps folks, especially those just starting out on the gluten-free journey, adjust to a new lifestyle-Happy Holidays! Lastly, your shopping guide is truly a blessing-boy have I saved money and time using your book when I go to the foodstore. Thanks again and keep up the great work!!

  8. My wish list includes hamburger and hot dog roll pans to make my own.

    What I am also wishing for is kid-friendly crackers and snacks that my 2-yr-old GF kid can eat. There are lots of GF crackers out there, but they are all more “adult” friendly. I need a GF Goldfish or Teddy Graham!!!

  9. After making many gluten-free recipes that end up gooey in the center, I discovered the “Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan” sold at Amazon.com, or bakersedge.com. Perfect for bars, coffee cakes, pineapple upside-down cake, etc. Heavy weight, nonstick, and comes with a little spatula. Can’t make brownies with my multiple allergies, but every thing I’ve made in it has turned out yummy. Easy to eat your way through the maze. My favorite pan! A bit more work to spread the batter or apply frosting, but dealing with allergies isn’t always easy, and a successful result is worth the effort.

  10. After making many gluten-free recipes that end up gooey in the center, I discovered the “Baker’s Edge Nonstick Edge Brownie Pan” sold at Amazon.com, or bakersedge.com. Perfect for bars, coffee cakes, pineapple upside-down cake, etc. Heavy weight, nonstick, and comes with a little spatula. Can’t make brownies with my multiple allergies, but every thing I’ve made in it has turned out yummy. Easy to eat your way through the maze. My favorite pan! A bit more work to spread the batter or apply frosting, but dealing with allergies isn’t always easy, and a successful result is worth the effort.

  11. Obviously, I can’t win but I think a gift certificate to a high end restaurant that offers lovely gluten-free options is the perfect gift…for me anyway!

  12. I would like more gluten-free baking books that don’t rely on “blends”. I hate those books that rely on blends. I feel like I have to make up this huge amount for a blend and if I don’t like the results of whatever I fix, I’m stuck with this blend and may never use it again. I love the books that list the ingredients for each recipe without using blends.

    The other thing I want, is more gluten-free pizza places in Baltimore! It’s so frustrating to me to not have gluten-free take out pizza!!!!!!!!!!

  13. My favorite kitchen gadget has to be my Kitchen Aid mixer. It makes life so much easier when making gluten-free bread. If I could mention a second choice it would be Annalise Roberts’ book, “Gluten-Free Baking Classics.” Everything that I tried turns out so well and tastes delicious.

  14. My favorite kitchen gadget has to be my Kitchen Aid mixer. It makes life so much easier when making gluten-free bread. If I could mention a second choice it would be Annalise Roberts’ book, “Gluten-Free Baking Classics.” Everything that I tried turns out so well and tastes delicious.

  15. While going to school recently at the NY Film Academy I was amazed at how many restaurants offer Gluten Free menus or choices. Some within walking distance, others just 1 or 2 subway stops away. I tried to find as many GF places to eat as possible and became a very happy commuter. Now if only New Jersey would step it up! Yes there are some GF restaurants in NJ, but they are very few and far between. I would also like to see some GF choices in mall food courts and places where you spend long periods of time, like festivals & fairs.

  16. My two favorite GF items are a wide mouthed thermos and a plastic spork! If I am on a car trip or just out shopping & don’t expect to find a GF restaurant,I fill my thermos with either something hot or cold and can eat in the car. I keep the spork in the car. It’s also handy if I stop at a store for a yogurt . My wish list includes cooking utensils that are labeled GF so no one else in the family uses them, or if a visitor is here cooking they would also know to avoid using them!

  17. My son and I plan our meals with your Gluten–Free Guide. It always accompanies us when we go grocery shopping. My wish is to receive updated product lists so I don’t have to purchase another guide. It would also be nice to have access to a PDF file so that when you have a subscription you can enter “FIND” from your edit tab then locate the product you are interested in . . . in a snap. How great would that be! Thank for your service! I’m not sure where we would be without your guide. Better health to all! sincerely, sylvia

  18. My son and I plan our meals with your Gluten–Free Guide. It always accompanies us when we go grocery shopping. My wish is to receive updated product lists so I don’t have to purchase another guide. It would also be nice to have access to a PDF file so that when you have a subscription you can enter “FIND” from your edit tab then locate the product you are interested in . . . in a snap. How great would that be! Thank for your service! I’m not sure where we would be without your guide. Better health to all! sincerely, sylvia

  19. Would love a breadmaker! The gluten-free products are so expensive, but that’s what I have to have in my diet now. Happy Holidays!

  20. While i do want these guides, This is next on my list –
    Breadman TR875 2-Pound Breadmaker (found at amazon)
    Why? well… since finding out i have had asymptomatic celiac disease for years, just this year… i have been working to make everything in our home from scratch. Not only does this breadmaker HAVE a GF cycle, but it also makes jam!!! Thats my holiday wish!

  21. I think my favorite thing to use would be a NEW Kitchen Aide Mixer. My mother gave me her 20+ year old mixer and I use that for ALL of my baking and bread making. Having Celiac Disese, I miss warm baked goods right out of the oven. I have started to make my own breads and muffins and cookies which are all gluten free, but I am afraid my mixer is going to wheez and die soon! But it is the most used in my kitchen (besides the oven) and it keeps my tummy happy and fulfilled. So one of these days (crossing fingers) I would love to have a NEW Kitchen Aide Mixer.

  22. Every time I go to a GF Cooking Workshop, I wish I had a decent food processor. It would intice me to experiment with preparing/experimenting making gluten free foods from scratch. Ultimately, it would give me more control over preparing yummy GF foods while controlling the nurtitional values I need to maintain my current weight. (Maybe even shed about 10 -15 pounds and get to my ideal weight.)

    Creativity and good health—-superb gifts!
    Ann

  23. Every time I go to a GF Cooking Workshop, I wish I had a decent food processor. It would intice me to experiment with preparing/experimenting making gluten free foods from scratch. Ultimately, it would give me more control over preparing yummy GF foods while controlling the nurtitional values I need to maintain my current weight. (Maybe even shed about 10 -15 pounds and get to my ideal weight.)

    Creativity and good health—-superb gifts!
    Ann

  24. The best Christmas gift that my family of 4 could receive is a way to test our food for ourselves(cheaply). This would save so much pain (in our stomachs) and trouble for us.

  25. The best Christmas gift that my family of 4 could receive is a way to test our food for ourselves(cheaply). This would save so much pain (in our stomachs) and trouble for us.

  26. My Christmas wish is for my hometown to have a grocery store that is for
    gluten free and casenei free customers. One like Whole Foods or Central
    Market stores. These offer gluten free products that you can buy and try
    without ordering off of the Internet in big quantites and then finding out
    that it is horrible and cannot be eaten. People who have this disease are
    so unforunate if they live in a town with no support.

  27. I WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMETHINGS TO SHOW ME HOW TO COOK OR BAKE GLUTEN FREE FOODS FOR MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER
    EVER SINCE SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CELIAC DISEASE I FEEL SO GUILTY WHEN I COOK FOR HER BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE SHE MISSES OUT ON SO MANY GOOD FOODS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GLUTEN FREE FOODS OR SPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO DESSERTS SHE HAS NOT HAD A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO FIND ONE FOR HER I BAKE COOKIES AND BROWNIES FOR MY OTHER GIRLS AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL REALLY GUILTY BECAUSE SHE IS LEFT OUT
    PLEASE HELP ME FIND SOME GOOD RECEPIES FOR GLUTEN FREE FOODS AND DESERTS
    THANK YOU

  28. I WOULD LOVE TO FIND SOMETHINGS TO SHOW ME HOW TO COOK OR BAKE GLUTEN FREE FOODS FOR MY TEENAGE DAUGHTER
    EVER SINCE SHE WAS DIAGNOSED WITH CELIAC DISEASE I FEEL SO GUILTY WHEN I COOK FOR HER BECAUSE I FEEL LIKE SHE MISSES OUT ON SO MANY GOOD FOODS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW MUCH ABOUT THE DIFFERENT GLUTEN FREE FOODS OR SPECIALLY WHEN IT COMES TO DESSERTS SHE HAS NOT HAD A BIRTHDAY CAKE FOR THE PAST 5 YEARS BECAUSE I DON’T KNOW WHERE TO FIND ONE FOR HER I BAKE COOKIES AND BROWNIES FOR MY OTHER GIRLS AND THAT MAKES ME FEEL REALLY GUILTY BECAUSE SHE IS LEFT OUT
    PLEASE HELP ME FIND SOME GOOD RECEPIES FOR GLUTEN FREE FOODS AND DESERTS
    THANK YOU

  29. My favorite kitchen gadget is my breadmaker. I had a very hard time getting gf bread here.
    The thing that I would like for Christmas is to be able to go out to more places and be able to eat gf food.

  30. My favorite kitchen gadget is my breadmaker. I had a very hard time getting gf bread here.
    The thing that I would like for Christmas is to be able to go out to more places and be able to eat gf food.

  31. After reading this, don’t put my name in for the drawing. My husband cooks GF for me, other people like his gf food, he has all the GF cookbooks, (Only one “Normal” cookbook! about 20 GF Cookbooks.) But I will wish for “All of these people to receive their wish… if not from this… from their spouse or their friends!” And keep this excellent site going, he gets great ideas! He also bought your restauraunt guide!

  32. After reading this, don’t put my name in for the drawing. My husband cooks GF for me, other people like his gf food, he has all the GF cookbooks, (Only one “Normal” cookbook! about 20 GF Cookbooks.) But I will wish for “All of these people to receive their wish… if not from this… from their spouse or their friends!” And keep this excellent site going, he gets great ideas! He also bought your restauraunt guide!

  33. What I long for is to see coupons for gluten free products easily available like they are for all other products in stores.

  34. What I long for is to see coupons for gluten free products easily available like they are for all other products in stores.

  35. My Christmas wish is that every restaurant would have a gluten free menu so that my evening out can be truly enjoyable and not filled with questions for the server over what the chef can and can’t do for me. It would make for a more more pleasant dining experience for my family and friends as well. A gift for all of us!

  36. My Christmas wish is that every restaurant would have a gluten free menu so that my evening out can be truly enjoyable and not filled with questions for the server over what the chef can and can’t do for me. It would make for a more more pleasant dining experience for my family and friends as well. A gift for all of us!

  37. I’m still trying to get the hang of being a celiac, I work nights and sleep in the day time. So trying to put together something for me to eat or take to work is really hard to do, I was diagnosed a couple of years ago.

  38. Greetings, I think this is a great website and blog. Most of my family has a gluten allergy and eating this way has been a challenge, especially for my 18 year old. I plan to order the books and cards for her but would love to see one that is for gluten and casein. I am concerned that many people with gluten allergies (and celiac) do not seem to know about the common issue casein (dairy) as well. The structure of the casein protein is so similar to gluten that many people have an allergy to this as well. Everyone of us has been tested and is positive. Please beware and feel free to email me with questions. Have a great day!

  39. Sorry, I forgot to mention my favorite book – it is “The Gluten Connection” by Shari Lieberman. It was easy to read, gave important information and contained tips on cooking and avoiding the “hidden” sources of gluten. It also talks about other common allergens and the effects that are sometimes seen. Happy Holidays to everyone!

  40. Our teenager who must stay on a gluten free diet was planning to attend college out of state. To make things easier we started to put together instructions, recipes, photos etc. Friends asked that we put it on a website so we are happy to say that we did – http://www.gfhomecooking.com – is now on line for all to see who must stay gluten free. We hope that this makes things easier for those who just found out that they must be on a gluten free diet and for us who have been gluten free for awhile – enjoy. Happy Holidays to all. Elaine

  41. Our teenager who must stay on a gluten free diet was planning to attend college out of state. To make things easier we started to put together instructions, recipes, photos etc. Friends asked that we put it on a website so we are happy to say that we did – http://www.gfhomecooking.com – is now on line for all to see who must stay gluten free. We hope that this makes things easier for those who just found out that they must be on a gluten free diet and for us who have been gluten free for awhile – enjoy. Happy Holidays to all. Elaine

  42. Life became so much easier when I bought english muffin rings to spray with Pam and pour in Kinnikinnick Bread and Bun mix. I make 12 at a time and freeze most of them. The bun mix is easy– add liquid and mix!!

  43. Life became so much easier when I bought english muffin rings to spray with Pam and pour in Kinnikinnick Bread and Bun mix. I make 12 at a time and freeze most of them. The bun mix is easy– add liquid and mix!!

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