32 Gluten-Free Holiday Treats

Just in time for the holidays, I’ve gathered together a list of gluten-free holiday treats from some of my favourite bloggers. In the time that my family has gone (mostly) gluten-free, I’ve come to realize that gluten-free doesn’t have to mean fun-free or flavour-free! Check out these 32 delicious and gluten-free recipes and see for yourself! What’s your favourite holiday treat?
 
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Last Minute Stocking Stuffer Ideas from Mastermind Toys #TWCMgifts

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I often think filling a stocking is just as difficult as picking out the right present. It’s hard to strike a balance between putting quality items in there and not breaking the bank. For my girls, I like to pick a couple of nice items then fill in the rest with smaller fun and practical items like notepads, art supplies, stickers, chocolates, a pair of mittens, and of course, an orange in the toe.

Mastermind Toys is one of my favourite places to go holiday shopping, and if you need a little help coming up with some last minute stocking stuffer ideas, they have a huge selection of items under $20 both in store and online. Check out my top picks for stocking stuffers perfect for the younger set!

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Help for the Holidays with Rubbermaid Easy Find Lids #EFL #TogetherForever

In retrospect, designating the cupboard above my counter for food storage containers was a really bad idea. I can’t count the number of times I’ve dropped containers all over my counters and even on my head trying to find the matching container and lid. And it’s almost always when I’m already running behind and in a rush.

Rubbermaid is the go-to name in organization, so I was curious to try out Rubbermaid’s Easy Find Lids set. They promised me they would make my storage and home organization easier. Their Easy Find Lids are designed to snap to each other and then to the bottom of their matching containers so you never have to hunt for the matching lid again.

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The Gift of RESPs for Christmas {Plus a $50 Amazon GC #Giveaway}

Every year we face an avalanche at the holidays. An avalanche of toys, books, and clothes, that is. Don’t get me wrong, the kids and I are very thankful for all the presents they receive, and they have fun playing with them, but I just can’t help but think that they really don’t need quite so many.

That’s why when friends and family ask me what they should get for the girls, I’ve begun suggesting that they consider adding a contribution to the girls’ RESP instead of picking up yet another toy. Some have been totally on board and happy to do so. I mean, that’s one less present to come up with, shop for, and wrap! But others have been unsure, feeling like it just isn’t Christmas without the kids getting to find presents under the tree.RESP gift for the future

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Kids Can Learn to Play with the ChordBuddy Junior Guitar Combo #TWCMgifts

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Teagan has been asking to learn guitar for months, just like her Daddy and like her Papa before he died. But of course, she’s four and just too small to play guitar, right?

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Peekapak Storybook and Crafts Subscription Box {Plus a #Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

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We all know tis the season for toys under the tree, but here’s an idea for a different kind of gift. How about a gift that fosters literacy and creativity at the same time as your child is having fun? How about a gift that excites and engages your child every month? That’s Peekapak!

First I need to point out that Peekapak is Canadian. Yay! So many children’s subscription boxes are available in the US only, so it’s nice to see a homegrown company offering unique and quality boxes. Peekapak is designed for children aged 4-8 years and vetted by teachers and early childhood educators. Each monthly box includes an original softcover storybook, all the supplies you need to build two or three related play props, and a parent’s guide.

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Gluten-Free Nanaimo Bars #Recipe

Eek! Nine days until Christmas, and I’m nowhere near done! I still have presents to pick up, crafts to make, and a gingerbread house still in pieces. I do this to myself every year. It seems like there’s lots of time… plenty of time… still some time… then BAM! Time’s up! Full-blown panic sets in! I estimate I’m about two days from this year’s panic.

Yes, getting ready for the holidays can be stressful, but the flip side is they’re also a pretty good reason to enjoy all the treats and desserts I (usually) pass over the rest of the year. It’s like my holiday from clean eating. I know I’ll be getting back into the healthy groove of things in January, likely kickstarted with a new Whole30 Challenge, so I’m saying a guilt-free yes to my favourite treats over the next couple of weeks. While I’m making lists, doing last minute shopping, cleaning the house, and hunting down glue sticks for the kids, I’m working on some holiday baking too.

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Remembering Dad with a StrapGraphics Custom Guitar Strap {Plus a $50 Gift Card #Giveaway} #TWCMgifts

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My father-in-law was a musician all his life until he died from colorectal cancer this January. For years, my husband had talked about wanting to learn to play the guitar, and when we first got the diagnosis, he asked his dad to teach him. Unfortunately, they never had the chance as his father died six weeks later.
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