Gift Guide: Free to Be Gluten Free

I've been gluten free for nearly a year. And while I'm happier and healthier because of it, I occasionally miss things like croissants, Oreo cookies and pizza. (You know, the real stuff.) Fortunately, there are plenty of seriously good snacks and treats made specifically for those with gluten sensitivities. Click through to shop some of my favorites—your gluten free friend will be thrilled.

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Kind bars are the yummiest energy bars on the planet. (Well at least I think so.) Makeup artist Bobbi Brown put together a gift box for Kind this holiday season, featuring her favorite bars—dark chocolate nuts and sea salt, cashew and ginger spice, dark chocolate cinamon pecan (so good!), and Madagascar vanilla almond.

A portion of the sales benefit Broome Street Academy, a New York City public charter school. So that's nice.

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I used to be really into Momofuku's candy bar pie. And then I stopped eating gluten. Luckily, I can still indulge at Milk Bar, thanks to supermodel Karlie Kloss and her gluten free, dairy free cookies. They come in two flavors and they really, truly are delicious. (The Perfect 10, shown here, tastes coconut-y.)
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Great for amateur bakers. Especially those who cannot be bothered with homemade frosting.
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Pistachios are incredibly satisfying: they're probably the best salty-but-still-healthy snack for gluten free types. I eat a handful almost every day.


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Tu-lu's is yet another wondrous gluten free bakery, with locations in New York City and Dallas. The store's sample pack is the best—it includes three chocolate chip cookies, three oatmeal cookies and three brownies. Yum.
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Stacey Casper, our audience development director, is also gluten free and she loves Tates gf cookies and brownies. I'm psyched to try them!