Visions of sugar plums
These new sweets will delight both you and your loved ones.
Bring a taste of Italy to the holiday spread. Cookies con Amore’s gluten-free all occasion assortment is packed with hand-baked, hand-cut delicacies including crumby biscottini, Tuscan wedding cookies, soft lemon nonnine, almond macaroons and sweet raspberry linzer cookies. Find them at most Whole Foods and online. $19
Certified gluten free by the Celiac Support Association, these delicate tea cakes are an elegant gift for the holidays. Each hat box is packed with six dairy-free cakes handmade in a New York bakery. Serve slices of morello cherry, orange almond or apple spice cake with a steaming cup of hot cocoa. $59.50
Chocolate trufflesSatisfy your chocolate craving with Alter Eco’s new sea salt and salted caramel truffles, the perfect substitute for gluten-containing Lindt truffles. Ecuadorian-sourced chocolate blends with pure organic coconut oil, with a creamy center inside each decadent truffle. $8 per 10-piece box.
PopcornGarrett Popcorn’s limited-edition holiday tins make wonderful gifts for a friend—if you don’t devour them first. White chocolate caramel crisp and gingerbread caramel crisp popcorn, made with buttery brown sugar and holiday spices, are the perfect companions for a holiday movie night. Starts at $31 per one-gallon tin.
Savor the holidays with these delicious gluten-free gifts.
Bread mixLuce’s Artisan Bread Mixes come with everything you need for rich, hearty breads, including baking bags and parchment sheets. Just add water, pop the dough into the oven and enjoy hot, fresh-from-the-oven bread. Dinner guests will delight in bold buckwheat, classic sourdough, new Italian, OMG flatbread and really “rye” breads. Or whip up the mile-high pancake mix for a holiday breakfast. Many of the mixes are also free of common allergens, such as dairy, egg, nut and soy. $4.50 to $9 per mix.
Millet whiskeyTo brew this smooth, single-barrel whisky, Koval Distillery uses naturally gluten-free millet grown by an organic farmers’ collective and aged in Minnesota American oak. For holiday soirees, mix the whiskey with lemon juice and liqueurs or stir in bitters for a twist on the Old Fashioned. $50 per 750 ml bottle.
Spice trioSpread warm thoughts with this organic spice blend trio from Virtuous Living. “Faith” is packed with cinnamon, nutmeg and vanilla bean, perfect for holiday baking; salt-free “hope” adds a flavorful kick of rosemary, onion and cayenne to main dishes; and robust “love” brings a dash of Himalayan pink salt, black pepper and garlic to salads and entrees. $25
Simply fruit basketWow your holiday host with this elegant, hand-woven wicker hamper overflowing with seasonal fruit like succulent apples, d’Anjou pears, sweet navel oranges and assorted dried fruit. Healthy and beautiful, this naturally gluten-free gift is certain to delight. $50
Indulgent teaNumi Organic Tea’s exquisite new line blends cacao powder with all-natural teas. Pack a gift basket with creamy vanilla chocolate rooibos, citrusy chocolate Earl Gray, sweet chocolate mint and chai-infused chocolate spice—perfect for an evening by the fireplace. $8 per box.
Hearth and home
Add these special gifts to your holiday wish list.
Eco-dough and paintLittle ones will love playing with Occam Rai$er’s handmade moldable eco-dough and powder-based eco-finger paint. And you’ll love the safe ingredients. The nontoxic, gluten-free dough and paints are handmade with natural fruit and plant extracts, including beets, blueberries, carrots and spinach. Plus, 15 percent of every purchase goes to a nonprofit charity of your choosing. Paint $25. Dough $30.
Liquid measuring beakers setEvery chef dreams of no-mess cooking. This new seven-piece beaker set from OXO is ideal for measuring liquid ingredients, from milk to flavor extracts, in any quantity. The colorful set includes free-standing beakers in varying sizes from 1 teaspoon to 1 cup that nest together for compact storage. $20
Plan & prep four-event timer with whiteboardThis hand-sized timer from Taylor takes the stress out of meal preparation, allowing you to time up to four dishes as once. Each timer can be set for up to 24 hours. Use the dry-erase board to identify each timer or add a little reminder. The timer can stand on its own or attach to appliances with a magnet. $15
Jumbo chilling stonesThese stones from Rabbit will keep drinks cold long after the winter thaw. Perfect for a stocking stuffer or secret Santa gift, the set of two stones won’t dilute drinks, are dishwasher safe and come in a sleek storage case. $20
LunchboxThis sweet tin lunchbox from Provisions by Food52 is the perfect gift for both kids and adults. The clever design turns any lunch from ho-hum to happy, and a small chalkboard inside leaves room for a special message. $30
Foldable splatter screenThese handy screens from Kuhn Rikon prevent splatters but fold back easily for adding, stirring and checking ingredients. The durable silicone screen is also dishwasher safe and available in three colors. Perfect for the gluten-free cook. $20
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