Give the Gift of a Gluten-Free Goodie Basket

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 2 minutes

By Cheryl McEvoy, NFCA Director of Communications & New Media

Food-filled gift baskets are typically considered a “safe” option for holiday giving. Everyone likes food, right? Well, when your recipient has celiac disease or gluten sensitivity, those gift baskets aren’t once size fits all.

Gluten Free Gift Baskets

It takes a little more time and creativity to assemble a gluten-free gift basket, but the result (i.e. big smiles and hugs from the lucky recipient) will be well worth the effort.

The best gift baskets combine food with bonus items, like a kitchen tool or gadget, so it’s practically impossible not to tear right in and get cooking. Here are some suggestions with gluten-free products I found right here on Vitacost.

Breakfast Basket

If you’re spending the holidays out of town, this assortment will be a thoughtful (and helpful) gift for your hosts.

Arrange in a large basket with a new spatula or a set of festive bowls and spoons.

Baker’s Delight

These mixes provide a simple and easy base for bakers to work from. Customize with mix-ins based on the recipient’s preferences, such as walnuts, pumpkin seeds or dried cranberries.

Round out this gift with a new set of oven mitts and measuring cups.

Snack Attack

Go for variety in this gift basket. Cover all your bases by including salty, sweet, crunchy and chewy options.

Pack snacks into a party-sized chip bowl.

Gourmet Goodies

For foodies or fans of the finer things in life, gather up a collection of gluten-free, gourmet favorites like condiments, sauces and garnishes.

Visit NFCA’s website for more Gluten-Free Holiday Gift Ideas.

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness offers website visitors weekly recipes and blogs about living the gluten-free lifestyle. For more information about celiac disease and gluten-free living, visit

*These products are gluten free, but manufactured in a facility that may process wheat products.