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Our Top 10 Christmas Gifts for Coeliacs

03 Oct 2022 by Sophie White

Read time: 5 mins.

Did you know it’s estimated that coeliac disease affects at least 1% of people in UK and Europe but only 30% are clinically diagnosed? And most people are diagnosed after the age of 50.

It’s an autoimmune disease caused by a reaction to gluten and the only treatment is a gluten-free diet, for life.

It’s likely that you know someone living on a gluten free diet. And so it may be that you need to get a gluten free Christmas gift for someone this year!

If you’re wanting to treat them but you’re confused about what’s safe for them, worry no more. We’ve got top ideas for Christmas gifts for coeliacs!

Here are our top gluten free gift ideas this Christmas.


1. Gluten-free cakes and biscuits by mail

When everyone else is gorging on delicious cakes, mince pies, biscuits and yule logs at Christmas, coeliacs are bound to feel left out.

There are many fine companies out there baking tasty goodies especially for coeliacs, all hand-made and delivered to your door:

These are just a few of the talented gluten free bakeries!

Trust us, your coeliac loved one will be delighted!

By the way, it’s not offensive calling your loved-one with the condition a ‘coeliac’!  We should know, one of our Directors, Liz, is a coeliac! Apparently, it’s perfectly acceptable (in context of course!).

Gluten free cakes for Christmas? Yes please! Photo by Dmitry Zvolskiy.


2. A gift membership to Coeliac UK

A thoughtful Christmas gift of membership. This is the national charity for those living with coeliac disease or having to avoid gluten for other reasons. It is very informative and supportive.

You could give:

  • A digital gift card £15. This gives the recipient a year’s digital membership and includes helpful things such as gluten-free food check app, access to the food information service, a venue guide, thousands of recipes and more.
  • Individual membership £27. A year’s complete membership which gives you all of the above plus all the charity’s publications delivered to your door.


3. Hand-made fudge.

A delicious, sweet treat at Christmas time.

Imagine how delighted your coeliac would be to receive a gift-box of divine hand-made gluten-free fudge!

There are a few companies offering gf fudge by mail.

  • Award-winning, Andy & Sarah’s Home Kitchen is one of them.
    • You can make your own selection of tasty gf fudge, some with Christmas flavours.
    • Beautifully packed in a gift box and delivered.
  • PennyLane Fudge Co offer 4 delightful luxury handmade fudge gift bags in a hamper.
  • We include Cotswold Crumbly Fudge in our gluten free hampers and gluten free Christmas hampers. It’s so deliciously moreish.
  • OR make your own! And buy a little box to put it in?

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Handmade fudge at Christmas? Yes please!


Here’s a gluten free recipe for you to create your own. It’s from the national charity Coeliac UK and it’s easy!


  • 1 x 397g can condensed milk
  • 450g demerara sugar
  • 115g butter
  • Optional: flavourings can be added after step 3. Coffee, vanilla, rum, for example.


  1. Place the condensed milk, demerara sugar, and butter into a large non-stick saucepan and melt over a low heat, stirring until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Bring to the boil then simmer for 10-15 minutes, stirring continuously and scraping the base of the pan.
  3. To see if it’s ready, drop a little of the mixture into a jug of ice-cold water. A soft ball of fudge should form. Alternatively, check with a sugar thermometer if you have one (the fudge should be at 118°C).
  4. Remove the fudge from the heat and beat until it’s very thick and starting to set (this should take about 10 minutes).
  5. Pour into an oiled tin and leave to cool before cutting into squares.

How thoughtful a gift is that?!


4. A gluten-free hamper

How Christmassy is a food hamper?!

We’re a bit biased of course but we really do make excellent gluten-free hampers! It gives people living on a gluten free diet the opportunity to explore gluten free treats they may not have tasted before

Delicious and interesting British artisan products all beautifully packed and delivered with your personalised gift card.

Our range of gluten free hampers at British Hamper suits all tastes and budgets.  Check it out!

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A gluten free Christmas hamper is an ideal gift for festive foodie indulgence.


5. Set of 6 gluten-free labelled wooden utensils £23.47 on Etsy

Cross-contamination (with things containing gluten) is a major risk for people with coeliac disease.  It’s advisable to use separate utensils when cooking.

Each utensil has an engraved wheat symbol (shown as cross grain). A practical but thoughtful gluten free Christmas gift.


6. Gluten-free Cutting Board £35.28 on Etsy

A hand-made wooden chopping, bread or serving board. Laser engraved ‘Gluten Free’.


7. Gluten-free Cookery Book

Cookery books are popular at Christmas and what a great idea for either someone with the condition or living with someone who has it. Especially helpful for the newly diagnosed.

There are plenty out there but if in any doubt look at Coeliac UK’s recommendations.


8. Cheese and Wine

The vast majority of cheeses are gluten-free (but ALWAYS read labels) and wine is also safe so how about a Christmassy gift of cheese and wine/port?.

Always appreciated at Christmas and not looking so obviously gluten-free.

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Who wouldn’t love a Coeliac friendly cheese and wine gift at Christmas time?


9. The Food and Drink Guide (published by Coeliac UK) £12 (but free to members of Coeliac UK)

This is an extremely helpful book, especially if you’re new to the condition or if you’re hosting someone with it.

It tells you which products are suitable for coeliacs and contains over 20,000 products.


10. Chocolate

Sounds a bit ordinary? Perhaps, but a lot of chocolate contains gluten so those avoiding gluten feel they miss out at Christmas time.

So imagine their delight at receiving a selection of gluten-free chocolate just for them!

Suggestions for delicious gluten-free gifts:

  • Willie’s Cacao – luxurious sublime chocolate. (An incredibly interesting artisan chocolatier making top quality gluten free chocolate in Devonshire).
  • Chocolate-Express.
  • Hotel Chocolat.

We hope these Christmas gift ideas for coeliacs have inspired you!


There’s no reason why those avoiding gluten should miss out at this festive time. Indeed, they need extra treats!


Whatever you decide on for a gift let us know, we’d love to hear!