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Useful Kitchen & Pantry Gift Ideas

Do you often search 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 own 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 for 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 love to use it to bake cinnamon rolls.

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 Sorghum Sourdough.

Gift Ideas: Large Dutch Oven 7 Quarts

Dutch ovens, especially the larger 7-quart ones, are amazing to cook stews, soups and bread. I use mine to bake sourdough all the time!

Baking Steel great for pizzas and bread baking

I’m adding this baking steel from Nerd Chef to my wish list. I don’t have one yet. It’s perfect for bread baking, pizza making, great for the BBQ and so much more! Using a baking steel helps to distribute the heat when cooking/baking. Also, if you cook for someone with allergies using this on the BBQ for them could work well!

Gift Ideas: Breadman Bread Machine

For anyone for severe allergies that can’t risk cross-contamination perhaps getting them their own bread machine would be a great baking alternative. Include this allergen-friendly bread machine recipe and it will make an amazing gift! Did you know that you can also use this small appliance to make jam?

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 handles dry ingredients to mill grains, seeds/nuts and purées hot soups without challenge! TIP: Always put the cover on before blending!

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 which will ultimately impressive 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 very well to mill sunflower seeds for this popular Buckwheat Sourdough.

Gift Ideas: Home Hero Set of Knives

For anyone that is very particular about having their own set of knives then 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 that is starting to bake gluten-free bread, especially sourdough!

Gift Ideas: If You Care Parchment Baking Paper

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

This version is the roll of paper but you can even buy pre-cut sheets if that is more practical for you!

Gift Ideas: Simply Organic Pure Vanilla Extract

Consider making a gift basket with some nice organic extracts and spices. The pure vanilla extract and cinnamon are staples in my baking pantry.

Gift Ideas: Simply Organic Ceylon Cinnamon

While you’re 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 do decide to gift a basket full of goodies, including a few allergen-friendly treats is always a great idea!

SuperSeedz offers different flavours and sizes.

Gift Ideas: FreeYum Baked Bars

FreeYum also has a variety of products in its line of top 9 free snacks!

Gift Ideas: MadeGood Bars

I’ve been sending my kids to school with MadeGood bars for many years. It’s comforting to know that these are also safe me if in a pinch I need a quick to-go snack!

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 avid baker or plant-based home chef, a beautiful assortment of ingredients such as GF flours or seeds would be an amazing gift!

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

More Gift Ideas

If you’re still struggling with ideas, perhaps sharing some eco-friendly items with your friends and family would be appreciated.

Gift Ideas: Bamboo Eco Reusable Cup

This is a very fun eco reusable natural product by BambooCup. Have fun choosing your favourite because there are so many cool designs.

Gift Ideas: Mesh Produce Bags

These days we all have to make a conscious effort to reduce 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. This company offers so many products that will help you reduce our toxic load.

Shopping Inspiration

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

If your friends happen to 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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ALLERGEN NOTE

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.