Best gluten free Christmas foodie gift ideas

Christmas gift wrap and gift tin

So, with the Christmas countdown officially begun we warmly welcome you to our annual round up of our favourite presents. We happily take the strain so you don’t have to.

Simply pop the kettle on, visit our online shop and choose your preferred dispatch date for cakes that will arrive with plenty of shelf life left. You can select our gift wrap option at checkout for an added touch of luxe. Or for no extra charge you can ask us to include a beautiful hand written gift card.

What is special about Honeybuns cakes?

All of our traybakes are hand made by our Honeybuns bakery team here in very rural Dorset. True to our artisan beginnings, we continue to bake our gluten free cakes in small batches using only the very finest of ingredients. Our beautifully packaged tins and boxes of cakes sell all year round, with deliveries as far a field as the Isle of Skye all the way down to Penzance. Sustainability is front of mind here at Honeybuns, with all parcels packaged using FSC approved materials.

What new cakes have you got available online?

Come Christmas time, we add some seasonal treats to the range. Our jolly Mincemeat Crumble Slice is a firm customer favourite right now. We start with a polenta and almond shortbread base which is then layered with mincemeat filling and finished with a crumble topping. Everyone is amazed when we tell them it is also gluten, soy and dairy free. The mincemeat crumble is available via Waitrose and our online shop only – but catch them whilst you can as we only bake these goodies til Christmas.

Another popular recent addition to the Honeybuns range is the Cinnamon Slice. Any spare trays disappear in record time during our tea breaks. This is another layered shortbread cake bar. The base is spread with a generous layer of date caramel and almond butter. A topping of raisin and cinnamon sponge and a drizzle of Belgian white chocolate finish things off nicely.

Cinnamon Slice

Keeping a lid on costs this Christmas

This year, being mindful of economic challenges, we have created some charming, presents and stocking stuffers which won’t break the bank. Included in our Christmas gift range we have some lovely pressies for under £20. Don’t forget to ask us to add a handwritten message on a gift card. This service is complimentary and saves you splashing out on additional Christmas cards. All of our gifts are comfortably under £50, whilst still being premium quality. Let’s take a look at our top 5 gift picks, starting with the least expensive, budget friendly options:

1. Mincemeat Crumble Slice Stocking Filler, £6.50

For a hand made, unique gift under a tenner, this little tin will take some beating. You get two individually wrapped slices of Mincemeat Crumble which are handmade here at our award winning Dorset bakery. The tin can be re-filled with Honeybuns cakes and taken on all manner of adventures.
An ideal pressie for all cake lovers including: vegans, coeliacs, vegetarians and dairy free folk. Pocket money friendly.

Top re cycling ideas for your tin

  • Fill up your empty mini tin with a couple of Honeybuns flapjacks, make up a flask of tea, check out and set off for a winter wander.
  • Just the right size for Pokemon or football card collections.
  • Use as a tidy space for hair bands and clips.


mincemeat crumble slice stocking filler
Vegan hot chocolate kit

2.Festive Stocking and Hot Chocolate Kit, £12.50

This gorgeous little tin is a keeper once the contents have long since been enjoyed. Useful as a storage tin for anything from buttons to football cards, this mini present is as practical as it is delicious. The dinky little stocking is handmade here in Dorset by the lovely Lawrie who uses vintage upcycled fabrics. Every stocking is a unique, one off work of art. Then there is the deliciously decadent dark chocolate brownie and a generous portion of chocolate drops together with easy instructions to follow for a gorgeous mug of chocolate heaven. Oh – I almost forgot to say – everything is also naturally gluten free as well as vegan. This little gem of a pressie is ideal as:

  • Teacher’s thank you, end of term present
  • Thank you pressie for the milk man, postie, dustbin collectors, helpful neighbours…
  • The ideal stocking filler for all discerning foodies

Cosy Christmas Eve tip: wrap a tin up for the kids, together with a cosy pair of socks and a new DVD? In our family, this is a practice, “starter” parcel to their main presents on the big day.


3. Hygge Hot Chocolate Kit, £13.50

For a super cosy night in our mini gift tin is the perfect companion. Each mug hug snug is hand knitted by Lawrie who uses brightly coloured recycled vegan wool. Choose from a berry red or holly leaf green. Handmade here in Dorset, this pressie is unique to Honeybuns and has been made with love and care.

Each cute tin comes complete with a slice of luxury vegan dark chocolate brownie and a generous helping of dark chocolate buttons. All you have to do is add warm plant based milk to make a delicious mug of Christmas cheer! The woollen mug snug will keep both your drink and your hands toasty.

This treat has universal appeal for kids, teens, uncles, grannies, best friends and busy mums alike.

For the best Christmas, grown up  Hot chocolate ever:

Make up the hot chocolate as per the super easy to follow instructions and then add a cheeky glug of Cherry Brandy. Naughty but very, very nice…..


Hot chocolate kit with mug snug
Cakes displayed with christmas decorations

4. Christmas Snuggle Taster Box, £22

This is our best seller and even though it nudges over the £20 mark, our premium selection box represents brilliant value. 14 individually wrapped cakes come beautifully presented in a bespoke, branded Honeybuns box lined with pretty tissue paper. The collection of gluten free cakes includes some dairy free and vegan options too. Customer favourites include the ridiculously moreish peanut blondie, our new cinnamon slice and a slice of the very jolly mincemeat crumble. There is a very special, hand made treat for everyone.

Ideal as gifts for boyfriend, best friend, girly friend, mum, dad, auntie, uncle, grandparents, far away friend….yourself?

The ideal alternative to flowers, biscuits or chocolates – with the added bonus that your order supports a small independent rural business. What’s not to love?


5. Large Christmas celebration stack, £34

Look no further if you are seeking a stunning centrepiece dessert or after dinner sweet. The mincemeat crumble kit is fun to assemble and looks gorgeous with its cute star candle lit. The kit includes a mini set of fairy lights, a scandi style, scalloped edged disc, lights and jar which makes a fab little cake stand. A step by step guide is included to help you make your cake stack. You then have the option of adding further decorations if you wish. Treat a foodie friend or a large family to this festive pudding in a box.

Perfect for:

  • Christmas parties
  • An alternative to Christmas pudding or mince pies
  • A dairy free, gluten free and vegan holiday dessert


Tips for making your own edible Christmas cake decorations:
Check out our blogs showing you how to make anything from chocolate holly leaves to glittery cherries.


Mincemeat Crumble slice celebration cake stack


Q: When is the latest I can order online for Christmas?

A: 20th December 1pm

Q: Which of your cakes are dairy free?

A: The Mincemeat Crumble Slice, Oaty Raspberry Bar, Persian Flapjack, Oaty Dark Choc Bar with Coconut, and our Apple Crumble Bar are all dairy free as well as certified vegan by The Vegan Society.

Q: Will the cakes last until Christmas?

A: You can choose your own dispatch date when you order online. This is the day the cakes leave our bakery, so you can be sure your cakes have plenty of shelf life when delivered. Full shelf life info can be found online.

Q: What do you recommend instead of mince pies?

A: Personally, I love the new Cinnamon Slice. It tastes autumnal without being over the top as the cinnamon is quite subtle. It goes really well with a mug of hot chocolate or a creamy latte. Best served whilst snuggled up in a favourite armchair beside a cosy wood burner.

Other good bets are our:

  • Mincemeat Crumble Slice
  • award winning Dark Chocolate and Orange Brownie
  • A slice of our Apple Crumble Bar

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You might also be interested in this gluten free Christmas trifle recipe.