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Last Minute Awesome Gift Idea: Jar Gifts!

Christmas Gifts in a Jar: The Gluten Free Edition Christmas is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t finished your shopping. Or if you’re actually me, you […]

Christmas Gifts in a Jar: The Gluten Free Edition

Christmas is less than a week away, and if you’re anything like me, you probably haven’t finished your shopping. Or if you’re actually me, you haven’t even started it!  Considering that nearly one-third of Americans are gluten free,  it’s likely you’ve got GF friends and family on your list too.

So to recap: You’re short on time, needing gluten-friendly gifts, and probably don’t want to spend an arm and a leg either. That about sums it up, right?

Gluten free gifts in a jar to the rescue!

Taco Seasoning Mix

Taco Seasoning from Rachel Cooks

Taco Seasoning from Rachel Cooks

A lot of the prepackaged seasonings contain MSG and maltodextrin, both of which sometimes cause tummy troubles for GF and non-GF eaters alike. But with this homemade mix, no one will miss those yucky additives.

 

Ranch Dressing Mix

Ranch Dressing Mix from Heather Likes Food

Ranch Dressing Mix from Heather Likes Food

Brighten up someone’s salad this winter with a homemade ranch dressing mix. The layered seasonings in the jar make a gorgeous presentation too.

 

Vegetarian Five Bean Soup Mix

five bean soup in a jar

five bean soup in a jar from Back to Her Roots

This mix is a homerun for our dairy free and vegetarian friends too. Just be sure to use a suitable bouillon and you’re all set.

Cajun Dirty Rice Mix

Cajun Dirty Rice Gift Idea from Veggie Belly

Cajun Dirty Rice Gift Idea from Veggie Belly

Know someone who has multiple food allergies? This rice-based dish is a winner, just remember to check the bouillon cube ingredients. It works well with either white or brown rice too.

 

Fruit & Nuts Bar Mix

Fruit and Nut Bars in a Jar from the Nourishing Home

Fruit and Nut Bars in a Jar from the Nourishing Home

Fruit and nut bars make an excellent GF snack and nothing beats the taste of them fresh from the oven. With just a few ingredients, you can make several variations for the person on your list.

 

Gingerbread Granola {Prebaked}

Gingerbread Granola from Sarah Bakes Gfree

Gingerbread Granola from Sarah Bakes Gfree

You’ll actually prebake this mix, but the little bit of effort is so worth it. Served with some milk or atop yogurt, this granola is an excellent GF snack or breakfast option. Just make sure you opt for certified GF oats though.

 

Cookie Dough Bites Mix

Cookie Bites in a Jar mix from The Nourishing Home

Cookie Bites in a Jar mix from The Nourishing Home

What about a mix for someone who is GF and follows a raw diet? This cookie dough bites mix has got your back – it comes together quickly too with only four ingredients.

 

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri Mix

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri from the Crafting Chicks

Christmas Stovetop Potpourri from the Crafting Chicks

While this recipe is technically gluten free and edible, I’m certain it smells much better than it tastes! Toss these five ingredients into a mason jar, attach the adorable printable tag, and you’re done. Your friend or family member will just need to add water, pop it on the stove to simmer, and breathe in the festive scent.

 

Other Ideas We’ve Found

 

Sun-Dried Tomato and Penne Soup Mix

Even though this mix contains pasta, a quick switcheroo will make it perfect for GF gifting. You can find GF pasta – typically made from rice or corn – at virtually any major grocery store these days.

Curried Rice Mix

Rice quickly becomes a staple for those on a GF diet. And with five simple ingredients, this mix will be a jiffy to whip up. Plus, who doesn’t love the smell of curry powder?

 

 

Are you giving GF gifts this year? Please tell us in the comments below!

Steph Weber is freelance writer-for-hire hailing from the Midwest, who also happens to love food – minus the gluten, dairy, and eggs. To see more of her work, please visit stephweber.com

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