Last week, I shared my self-care gift guide for mamas-to-be and this week I’m sharing a gift guide with a foodie twist.
If you’re looking for something to spoil the free-from person in your life (Even if that’s you!) I’ve got everything from stocking fillers to fine dining!
Here are my top gluten and dairy free gift guide picks.
Three Course Pre-Theatre Meal with Fizz for 2 at One Aldwych Hotel: £69 from Buy A Gift
If you’ve not heard of it, One Aldwych Hotel’s restaurant is completely gluten and dairy free. Yep, COMPLETELY. It’s been on my to-try list for ages and the lovely folks at Buy A Gift sent me this amazing gift card to enjoy it. Unfortunately, with my morning sickness, I’ve not managed the trip yet-but still think this is an incredible gift for that free-Frommer in your life.
Not only is it actually incredibly good value for London (you each get a glass of fizz) and three courses-but the thought of being able to eat ANYTHING from the menu is pretty much priceless. Needless to say, I’ll be updating you with my full review after my trip but the lovely Sarah from The Gluten-Free Blogger has already reviewed it, so I’ll leave her review here should you fancy it. This is the perfect romantic gift in my book!
Buy it here
One thing I struggle with being free-from is eating on the go. This incredibly smart, stylish lunchbox is great if you are storing lots of snacky bits or several meals (I use the 600 but for bigger meals, opt for the larger size). I opted to try a neutral colour but they have lots of eye-catching designs-such as leopard print, unicorn and cats! Its technology means your food stays as hot and cold as you’d like, whilst being completely air-locked, so it’s ideal for transporting things like homemade soups or overnight oats without spilling them at all.
Fortnum and Mason Gluten Free Hamper
I love the look of this hamper and would be very happy indeed to find this under my tree! A gorgeous mix of gluten-free mince pies, Christmas pudding, cakes and biscuits; you really can’t go wrong.
Another lovely foodie choice is this gluten-free Italian meals gift box.
The first of two gluten-free pasta suggestions-because, any gluten-free person will know, you can never have enough gluten-fee pasta (and I’ve tried the Rummo one included in the box; it’s one of the best!)
Tesco Gingerbread House Kit
Cacao and Heart Fruit and Nut Dark Chocolate Mendiants
It can be difficult to find and decent vegan chocolates-so these by artisan vegan chocolates by the lovely Cacoa and Heart look are ideal. They’re handmade in small batches and beautifully presented. At £12.50 a box, they’re a lovely gift for the gluten and dairy free chocolate lover in your life! Buy them here
If you want to gift something for an individual who hates baking but loves cake, this vegan, gluten-free chocolate baking box by Bad Brownie looks perfect (And is making me very hungry)
If you’re on a tight budget, The Free From Kitchen Co also has lovely gluten and dairy free chocolate options- their choc coins are the perfect stocking fillers (and although it’s too late now, they do a fab advent calendar too!)
And I think I included this last year, but dairy-free Bailey’s will always keep people happy! And it’s in most supermarkets now too!
One of my favourite things to give as a gift is a subscription box. I’m signed up to a few myself too-I just love how you’re guaranteed to receive something exciting in the post each month. A few of my favourites are…
Pasta Evangelist is a pasta subscription boxes that give you all the ingredients you need for a pasta dish through your letterbox. I tried these a while back for an article I was writing (this one for The Independent on free-from recipe boxes if you’re interested!) and I’d be chuffed if I received a subscription this Christmas! They do a gluten-free feasting box which is a selection of dishes for £25. They also do dairy free options.
If you’d prefer something a little sweeter, why not try Bakewell box?
I’ve raved about these quite a lot before: but they send you all the ingredients you need to make two baked creations each month. They’re gluten-free, dairy-free, refined sugar-free and can be adapted to be made egg-free. They do gift subscriptions too!
Food Diary Co
The Food Diary Co’s gorgeous leather diary is perfect for those with IBS or struggling to get to the bottom of their food triggers. It’s also a place to keep track of mood, sleep and medication too!
Whilst a recipe book might also be right up someone’s street. What about gifting one of the following?
- Hassle Free, Gluten Free: Over 100 Gluten-Free Family Recipes.
- Tummy Revolution 21 (I’ve read this and really enjoyed it. Despite the slightly hyperbolic title, it’s full of some lovely, simple recipes which are low-FODMAP too)
- Calm Belly Cookbook
- Five Go Gluten Free (my mom brought me this last year; it’s quite offensive but also funny!)
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