Six Gifting ideas Gluten-Free and Fabulous

Tis the season to be thinking of gift ideas gluten free friends and family. My thoughts always seem to go toward kitchen equipment that makes creating food just a bit simpler.

KitchenAid KSM150PSER Artisan Series 5-Quart Mixer, Persimmon

Classic mixer that can handle any bread making, egg white whipping challenge and now in a gorgeous Persimmon color.

This would make me a very happy Mom if it were under my tree.

Zojirushi Rice Cooker and Warmer

  • Micro computerized Fuzzy logic technology
  • Umami setting soaks and steams rice longer for enhanced flavor
  • Slow cook function for soups and other menus
  • Automatic keep warm feature
  • Easy to read LCD control panel
This one machine can make life a lot simpler for anyone who loves hot grains, ready to go when you get home.
I’ve had my Zorushi for over 8 years, these machines last!
Even a small household can make use of this size machine, the Japanese cup isn’t as large as an American. The amount of cooked rice maxes out at 7 cups .
With this machine you can create brown rice, white rice, grain pilafs and so much more.

If you love dried fruits or jerky like my family loves them, then getting a quiet compact dehydrator like this one is a great present. You need a dehydrator with power to safely create jerky, This one goes up to 160 degrees.

I’d invest in the clear fruit leather screens and a few more of the squares as well. It makes doing an apple trees worth of fruit leather a breeze.

 Cuisinart Smart Stick 2-Speed Immersion Hand Blender

For smooth sauces and soups without having to switch the food from the pot, this Immersion Blender is the perfect tool. Two Speeds means you won’t be splattering the kitchen, just painting the inside of the pot.  If there is a baby in the house, this is the secret to instant baby food. Serve the adults, then puree the rest for the baby.

OXO Good Grips Stainless Steel Food Scale with Pull-Out Display

This is the perfect scale to use for all your measuring needs, it goes up to 5 pounds of food, has a quick to clean stainless steel surface and the controls pull out so you don’t have to do the limbo in order to see the numbers on the scale once you have a bowl on it.

You know how much I love my scale. This is the perfect gift.

Chicago Cutlery Fusion 18-Piece Knife Block Set, Stainless Steel with Honey Maple Wood Block

These beautiful knives are made in the USA, and come with a lifetime warrantee. Even better, they will sharpen the knives for LIFE.  The grips are truly lovely in the hand. 


  1. Elaine says

    I have a Zorushi breadmaker and it makes the best GF bread. I think the newer models have a gluten free setting but the manual mode works fine for me. Being unable to tolerate xanthan gum, I don’t have many commercial bread choices. My kitchen aid mixer and cuisinart hand blender are also kitchen magicians. I’m on my second kitchen scale — very necessary for exact measurements required for successful GF cooking and baking! The rice maker looks like a winner too! Thanks for sharing.

  2. says

    This is a true food-lover’s Christmas list. I love the persimmon Kitchenaid. Yum. With all of the gorgeous colors out, I find myself wanting a new one. Mine is old (from when Hobart still made them) and it’s an amazing workhorse.
    Zojirushi is an amazing brand too. I love their stuff and use my rice cooker all the time!
    Hope you get some of the good stuff on your Christmas list this year.

  3. VL says

    We had a Zorushi breadmaker for nearly 30 years. My husband kept it going the way you would an old car. Finally with the celiac diagnosis, we let it go, b/c everything I read says you can never really get a bread machine clean enough for GF cooking after being used for gluten flours.

    We also have a longtime Kitchenaid mixer. That, I hope, is still considered ok to use after mixing gluten flours for years. What do you think? Thank you!