2016 Holiday Gift Guide (food-allergy foodie)

2016 Holiday Gift Guide (food-allergy foodie)

2016- A few of my favorite things Gift Guide for anyone who loves to cook, bake or wat


Tis the season for gift giving!

I hope you had a yummy Thanksgiving and enjoyed your time off celebrating with those you hold dear.  For many of us, Thanksgiving is the beginning of the shopping madness, and I just had to share my favorite gift ideas for those who love to cook, love to eat, and love to host.  SO basically all things food and as always, allergy-friendly.   Hopefully my 2016 Holiday Gift Guide for the food-allergy foodie will give you some fun ideas .  I know I had fun making this list and crossing my fingers that I get a few of these too 🙂  .


Fun gifts for those whol love cooking, baking or eating


1.  Salt tasting set: This set includes Pure Flake Salt, Lemon Zest Salt, Vanilla Bean Salt, Stumptown Coffee Salt (whaaat?), Ghost Chili Salt (heck ya!) and Smoked Cherrywood Salt.  They all sound yummy!

2.  Tablet Stand: For the tech-savvy cook or anyone who prefers blogs over recipe books.  A part of Williams-Sonoma Smart Tools collection,  makes it easy for you to watch cooking videos, search for recipes, listen to music and even video chat while you cook and entertain. 

3. Allergy-friendly Baking Chocolate: White chocolate is so hard to come by, especially when you need allergy-free & vegan.  Thankfully,  Pascha came through and makes the most delicious chips.  Now you can bake those cookies until you heart is content.  

4. Divvies Treat Box: 50 big bakery cookies in an assortment of Divvies delicious flavors: Brownie, Chocolate Chip, Sugar, Ginger Molasses, and Oatmeal Raisin. This box contains an assortment of 50 vegan and nut free cookies.  Perfect for birthdays, thank-yous, holidays, or any occasion that calls for something that is scrumptious and definitely “made to share.”

5. Unique Flatware: Perfect for when you want to add a bit of elegance to your table or simply jazz up your Instagram photos. 

6. Kid-friendly plates:  We all want our kids to be good eaters but sometimes, we just need to present differently!  These adorable plates are designed to help your kids be excited about meal time. And don’t worry, it comes in a more “girlie” version too. 

7. Snack-in-the-box: Packing snacks is a necessity for your kiddos, especially when they have food allergies.  Be prepared and get yourself a few of these clever containers to keep your littles from getting “hangry”.

8. Adorable dessert plates:  I bet that slice of Gluten-free cake will taste even sweeter when served on one of these dessert plates.  Truly worthy of your sweetest holiday confections.

9. Cupcake Baking Set: I totally want this!  Sweet sentiments and old-world illustrations adorn this charming set. Included are 132 assorted cupcake liners, one icing bag, five decorating tips & twelve recipe cards.  What baker wouldn’t want this? I bet my skinny vanilla cupcakes would look beautiful in these. 

10. Adorable Apron:– I could totally wear an apron to keep my clothes from getting flour all over them, but I also can wear this apron to look adorable in the kitchen, right ladies?  And guess what, there is even a matching one for your mini-me so they can get a little less messy when learning to bake allergy-free. 

11.  Air Fryer: If I told you that you can enjoy your favorite fried foods without the added calories of oil, would you be intrigued?  Then you need this fryer.  In addition to the health benefits, it also means I can make my own “safe” fries or other foods that may otherwise had me worried about cross-contamination.

12. Love With Food is the easiest way to Snack Smart and Do Good at the same time.   This is a monthly food subscription for organic, all-natural, vegan or gluten-free snacks is delivered to your door or the door of someone you love. Membership is low as and a portion of the proceeds are donated to help fight childhood hunger.  Who knew you could do good just from ditching the grocery store and getting your snacks online.

13. Bodum Coffee Press Set:  I only really needed to say that magic word…..coffee!  Invite over your friends, sip your coffee in style and be sure to include your favorite dairy-free creamer.  Collection includes: French Press, Coffee Mugs and a Sugar + Creamer Set.  


Ok friends, pretend I’m Santa, what item on this list would you ask for?

Maybe there is something else that you are wishing for this Christmas?  Go ahead, put it out there, write it in the comments below then share this with your friends. Maybe you’ll find it wrapped in ribbon under your tree on Christmas.

Don’t forget, you can find Xander Friendly Foods on Facebook and Instagram for the newest, allergy-friendly & vegan, Foodspiration! You can also find me on Pinterest, sharing the newest, delicious allergy-friendly foods!  

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  • Becky Striepe
    Posted at 16:43h, 29 November Reply

    So many awesome ideas here!

  • Sophia | Veggies Don't Bite
    Posted at 00:02h, 30 November Reply

    OMG I want an air fryer!! What a great gift guide! We have those construction kid plates, so cute and fun!

  • Mel | avirtualvegan.com
    Posted at 00:49h, 30 November Reply

    What a great gift guide. I love those little plates! and I so want an air fryer!

  • Aimee | Wallflower Kitchen
    Posted at 05:38h, 30 November Reply

    Love all these things! Especially that flatware <3

  • Jenn
    Posted at 13:48h, 30 November Reply

    Love that apron and the flatware!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 12:15h, 03 December Reply

      Me too, hopefully the hubby sees that as a hint 🙂

  • Linda @ Veganosity
    Posted at 07:36h, 02 December Reply

    I’m in love with the copper coffee press! Great gift guide.

  • Alisa Fleming
    Posted at 11:13h, 02 December Reply

    Wow, what an amazing round up of ideas! I’m so bad, I keep looking at these lists and thinking what *I* want! Haha. That flatware is calling my name …

  • Dreena Burton
    Posted at 13:54h, 02 December Reply

    Cool collection of gifts – that APRON – so adorable. I could pretty much pick up all of these goodies. Thanks for the ideas!

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 12:09h, 03 December Reply

      I think the apron is one of my favorites for sure.

  • Vegan Heaven
    Posted at 14:35h, 04 December Reply

    This is the perfect collection! I definitely need the air fryer 🙂

  • Kayte @ Allergy Bites
    Posted at 12:30h, 12 December Reply

    Oh goodness, how would I choose just one? Awesome list 🙂

    • nicoleanndawson
      Posted at 15:08h, 12 December Reply

      Thank you Kayte. Spread the list out to all your family 🙂

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