All year round, we show people we love them by cooking for them – but this really gets taken to another level during the holidays, when gifts from the heart are also frequently gifts from the kitchen. If you’re looking to whip up your own edible token of appreciation this December, try one of these fun and thoughtful gluten-free DIY holiday gift ideas:
Make the most important meal of the day even better with a homemade batch of sweet and crunchy granola. We like to combine gluten-free oats with a variety of nuts and seeds, plus some quinoa for an added protein boost.
Try: Maple Cinnamon Quinoa Granola, Fit and Frugal for Ancient Harvest
A quick and easy spice blend proves that even the busiest of us can find the time to DIY some custom holiday gifts. And don’t feel pressured to get too creative, either – a classic seasoning salt is always in style, and always useful.
Try: Crazy Salt, Barefeet in the Kitchen
Photo courtesy of Barefeet in the Kitchen
Crackers & Accoutrements
Package a batch of homemade gluten-free crackers with an assortment of savory, plant-powered spreads and dips (think hummus, baba ganous and olive tapenade) and you’ve got a delicious DIY gift everyone will love.
Try: Gluten-Free Garlic Rosemary Quinoa Crackers, Simply Quinoa
A bit unexpected yet sure to be welcome, a homemade herbal tea blend makes a lovely holiday gift. It’s easy to make free of gluten and other common allergens, it feels especially seasonal during the cold winter months, and it’s pretty.
Try: Autumn Herbal Tea Blend, Wicked Spatula
Photo courtesy of Wicked Spatula
Got a friend who likes things spicy? Show them you get them with a one-of-a-kind bottle of hot sauce. There are so many fantastic recipes out there, from standard Sriracha to inventive, fruity varieties.
Try: Mango Habanero Hot Sauce, Food For My Family
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