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Gift Ideas for Gluten-Free, Plant-Based/Vegan, Top 9 Allergy Free Cooks & Bakers

Kitchen & Pantry Gift Ideas

Searching for unique gift ideas? What if those gifts are for someone with food sensitivities or allergies? Does that person love to cook and bake? Or perhaps they don’t prepare food for themselves or their family yet but need to learn because of a new health diagnosis.

Many people with dietary restrictions need to make their treats and meals because eating out could make them sick, and it’s not worth the risk.

Here’s a list of gift ideas for you to browse. I hope that it can give you some inspiration!

If you have ideas on what would make the perfect gift for someone with allergies, please share them with us in the comments below!

Gift Ideas: Cast Iron Skillet and Dutch Oven Bundle by Lodge

Purchasing heavy-duty cast iron skillets and a Dutch oven are some of the best gifts you could get for yourself or a loved one. They last forever if well maintained, and you can cook and bake pretty much anything in them. I use my cast-iron skillet daily, and the Dutch oven is great for baking GF sourdough bread recipes like the 7-inch Boule.

Gift Ideas: Lodge Dutch Oven with Skillet Lid

This is the perfect Dutch oven if you want a multi-purpose piece that you can use as a skillet, a pot, a bread-baking vessel, etc. It’s a little smaller at 5 quarts but is big enough to bake this gluten-free and vegan Sorghum Sourdough bread recipe.

Gift Ideas: Large Dutch Oven 7 Quarts

Dutch ovens, especially the larger 7-quart ones, are amazing for cooking stews, soups and bread. I use mine to bake larger sourdough loaves like the Wild Yeast Bread all the time!

Baking Steel great for pizzas and bread baking

The baking steel from Nerd Chef is a great product to check out. It’s perfect for making bread and pizza, barbecuing, and much more! Also, if you cook for someone with allergies, using one on the BBQ on top of the grill is a great idea to reduce the fear of cross-contamination. Just don’t cook gluten-containing foods at the same time!

Gift Ideas: Breadman Bread Machine

For anyone with severe allergies that can’t risk cross-contamination, a bread machine would be a great baking alternative. And if you need a bread machine bread recipe without gluten, eggs or dairy, try this Gluten-Free vegan Bread Machine Loaf recipe on Fresh is Real—it’s a good one! A bread machine is a unique and useful gift! You can also use most bread machines to make jam, and some brands include even more recipes with the appliance.

Gift Ideas: Vitamix High-Speed Blender 64oz. Container

This is the diamond-level gift that you give to someone that loves to cook, make healthy recipes and experiment in the kitchen! From creamy soups, sauces, gravies, smoothies, seed butter, pie filling, juicing, etc. You can make so much with this spectacular machine. This high-speed Vitamix blender can freshly mill grains or seeds into flour and purées hot soups without challenge! TIP: Always put the cover on before blending and make sure the Vitamix you get can handle hot liquids.

Gift Ideas: NutriBullet Small Blender Bundle

If you prefer washing smaller blenders as it can be a little faster, this NutriBullet bundle is impressive! It comes with a few extra gifts that will impress any home cook. You can make everything in this small blender that you could in a large one. The only difference is the size. This blender works beautifully to make homemade hemp milk or to mill sunflower seeds into flour for this popular yeasted Buckwheat Hemp Bread.

Gift Ideas: Home Hero Set of Knives

For anyone that is very particular about having their own set of kitchen knives, wow them with new ones that could be just for them!

DALSTRONG - 9" Bread Knife - Omega Series - American BD1N-VX - Hyper Steel - w/Sheath

With food allergies, baking gluten-free or grain-free bread can be challenging but so rewarding! Having a designated gluten-free bread knife is a must!

This banneton basket and scoring knife would make a nice little gift for someone starting to bake gluten-free bread, especially sourdough!

Unbleached Parchment Paper

This is by far one of the most practical products that I regularly purchase for my kitchen. Unbleached parchment paper is amazing for baking! I use it for cookies, baking loaves of bread, roasting vegetables, oven fries, etc.

Purchase parchment paper by the roll or pre-cut sheets, and the brand If You Care offers many other parchment paper-made products such as muffin liners, toaster bags and roasting bags.

Simply Organic Extracts

Consider making a gift basket with some organic extracts and spices. Pure vanilla extract and cinnamon are staples in my baking pantry. Of course, only shop for extracts and spices that are free of the allergen you must avoid.

Simply Organic Ceylon Cinnamon (Spice)

While at it, include some amazing creamy organic coconut milk in the gift basket! I wouldn’t recommend any other brand, as Cha’s Organics is premium in quality and simply the best!

Gift Ideas: Cha's Organics Coconut Milk

If you prepare a gift basket full of goodies, including a few allergen-friendly treats is always a great idea!

SuperSeedz offers different flavours and sizes.

Gift Ideas: MadeGood Bars

I’ve been sending my kids to school with MadeGood bars for many years, as many schools are peanut and nut free. These bars and all products from MadeGood are free from most top allergens, including wheat and gluten.

Four Beige & Denim Blue Tea towels

Using designated clean tea towels when baking gluten-free and without allergens is important. I use my own set of tea towels when lining a bowl or basket for rising bread!

Bobs Red Mill - Sweet Sorghum Flour Gluten-Free 22 oz

For the gluten-free baker or plant-based home chef, a beautiful assortment of ingredients, such as GF flour or seeds, would make an amazing gift!

Here’s a quick list of some of my go-to pantry ingredients:

More Gift Ideas

Looking for more gift ideas? How about some eco-friendly products like coffee or hot chocolate cups?

QUY CUP reusable eco-friendly Cups sold on Amazon

QUY CUP created many fun designs for their eco-friendly travelling cups.

Gift Ideas: Mesh Produce Bags

We all have to make a conscious effort to reduce and eliminate our use of plastic bags. These mesh bags are great for shopping but also for storing your fresh produce once you get home!

Gift Ideas: Hand Soap by Meyer's

If switching your cleaning products to a more natural version has been on your to-do list, trying or gifting this hand soap is a great start. Mrs. Meyer’s Clean Day offers many better-for-you products.

Inspiration for Great Gift Ideas

Please share these gift ideas with your friends that might need inspiration!

If your friends follow a gluten-free lifestyle and have multiple food sensitivities or allergies, have them check out Fresh is Real’s plant-based and allergen-friendly recipes.

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Make sure the ingredients you purchase are prepared in a facility free from the top allergens YOU AVOID. Gluten-free products should be certified GF and clearly labelled. Consult your medical professional with your dietary questions.

Even certified gluten-free ingredients such as GF oats, corn, seeds, etc., can create health problems for individuals following a GF diet. Always consult a medical professional if unsure about ingredients for your needs.