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!
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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!
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:
- Organic Brown Rice Flour
- Sorghum Flour
- Organic Buckwheat Flour
- Tiger Nut Flour
- Raw Sunflower & Pumpkin Seeds
- Pumpkin Seeds
- Chia Seeds
- Whole Psyllium Husk
- Golden Flaxseed Meal
- GF vegan Egg Replacer
- Organic Coconut Palm Sugar
More Gift Ideas
Looking for more gift ideas? How about some eco-friendly products like coffee or hot chocolate cups?
QUY CUP created many fun designs for their eco-friendly travelling cups.
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!
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.
Are you looking for even more gift ideas? Check out Gluten-Free Food & Baking Gift Ideas