Wondering what to offer a coeliac as a gift this year? Christmas is traditionally a gluten-heavy time, at least here in the UK, with Christmas cake, Christmas pudding, mince pies and lots of sweets and chocolate, as well as sausages, stuffing and gravy, all of which have to be checked for gluten.
It does rather take the fun and glamour away if you have to ask all the time ‘is this OK for me to eat?’ and perhaps the best present of all is being given something to eat or drink that you know is safe.
Here are some suggestions for presents that might work well for coeliacs – some big and some small. Let me know what suggestions you’d add to the list!
In no particular order:
I’ve noticed that there are an increasing number of gluten free hampers available. Here’s one from Marks and Spencer, which includes a Christmas pudding and Christmas cake. The Pamper Hamper that Goodness Direct are offering contains lots of sweets and chocolate – or, and perhaps better, you can pick and mix a gluten free hamper from Goodness Direct too*.
2. Recipe Books
How about a decent cookbook? Although it isn’t too hard to cook gluten free, sometimes it can be a bit overwhelming to start with, particularly if you’ve been used to baking. I’d particularly like to receive this one: Blackbird Bakery*, because it just looks so beautiful, but there are lots of options available.
3. Eating Out Guide
Or, if your friend isn’t a cook, how about a guide to eating out […]