Need a present for someone who’s eating sugar free or low carb? I’ve got you covered with awesome low carb and Keto gift ideas for all budgets – from kitchen equipment to books and meal plans! Check out my Keto holiday gift guide 2018.
With Christmas only a few weeks away, it’s high time to think about foodie presents!
If you’re eating low carb, you’ll know that people on a low carb or Keto diet tend to spend more time in the kitchen than others. That’s because we’re cooking from scratch, with natural ingredients. There are no shortcuts, no ready-made sauces or processed foods.
When I decided to put together a holiday gift guide with my ultimate selection of low carb gift ideas, it was clear that I had to include my favourite kitchen tools and equipment. Because with a good high speed blender, a spiralizer or a food processor cooking low carb becomes as much a pleasure as eating low carb! There also are a few items that are on my personal wish list – seriously, I can’t wait to get my hands on a dehydrator and on a decent espresso machine!
For those of you after keto gifts for a smaller budget, check out my favourite books around the subject – some of them have been absolute game changers for me. There’s also a selection of the yummiest low carb snacks, my favourite sweeteners plus the best meal plans and ebooks.
Gifting is personal. All of the items listed I either own and love, rate highly or really want for myself. I’ve tried to keep this list as concise as possible and have whittled it down to my absolute faves. I’m planning to give some the items mentioned below to friends and family who are either diabetic or eating low carb.
I hope you’ll find inspiration in this Keto holiday gift guide!
I’ve had this blender for 3 years and it is an incredible work horse. I use it literally every day – for soups, dough, dips and for making the smoothest nut butter ever. It is super sturdy and really powerful.
It’s an investment, but I cannot imagine life without it any more (I know that sounds corny, but there you go).
If someone loves you A LOT, you could hint you might like one 😉
This 28 day meal plan was put together by my friend Martina from Keto Diet App. There is a primal version, which I have linked to here, and a Keto/Paleo version with dairy free recipes. I think they are perfect if you (or a friend) are looking to lose a bit of weight and want inspiration and help. Here’s what makes these meal plans special:
- daily preparation tips and shopping lists
- 55+ delicious keto recipes using whole foods.
- they’re designed to reduce time spent in the kitchen and to eliminate food waste
- macronutrient ratio is balanced – there’s no need to count calories!
This type of waffle maker produces thin and crispy waffles and I prefer it over the square Belgian or American waffle makers. I grew up with a waffle maker like this and still love the little hearts that you can tear off. I used it in my low carb waffles and for my almond butter coconut flour waffles.
I have this cookbook and have tried many recipes from it. It’s written by a mother whose young son was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. She has put him and the whole family on a low carb diet with great success.
There are two meal plans in the book, one with summer and one with winter recipes. The recipes are kid-friendly and yum. I developed my almond cream cheese pancakes based on a recipe from this book.
This is on my wish list. Fat is our friend when eating low carb, but too much fat does not agree with me.
I like the idea of needing 80% less fat when frying and enjoying perfectly crispy foods without feeling uncomfortably stuffed afterwards.
Do you know anyone who wants to go Keto but doesn’t want to to any of the planning and prep? They would love this 7 day food box by the Natural Low Carb Kitchen. All food is fresh and without artificial preservatives – it’s pressure cooked and sealed airtight.
I’ve tried some of their dishes – they are delicious and prepared using quality ingredients. Delivery within UK and Europe only.
I love this idea! There are a few rolling pins like this out there – I’ve also seen one with cats. This would make a great festive present for home bakers.
I know it looks boring, but this gadget is amazing. I really, REALLY want a dehydrator! It’s so easy to burn thinly sliced veggies in the oven when you try to roast them.
I’d be making perfect vegetable crisps, like, EVERY DAY.
This book is on my Christmas wish list. Fung is THE world expert on fasting. Watching his lectures on Youtube actually inspired my husband to go on a 12 day fast himself, followed by a regular intermittent fasting regime ever since. He has lost 20 kilos (and he still gets to eat all the cakes I bake for this blog!!).
I’ve read Fung’s previous book “The Obesity Code” and am interested in what he has to say about reversing Type 2 diabetes through intermittent fasting. Intermittent fasting means you follow a cycle of eating with a cycle of fasting, all within 24 hours. For example, you eat between 12 and 8 pm, then fast until 12pm the next day and only have black coffee or tea for breakfast. That way you give your digestive system a rest and burn fat more effectively.
Spiralizers are fantastic when you’re eating low carb. Yes, I used to think they were a faddy gadget, but ever since I own one I’m a total convert. I have an electric spiralizer just like this one and it’s so easy to use, much easier than the handheld ones.
I mainly use it for zucchini, but sometimes I spiralize carrots, too. It’s a sure way to get my kids eating vegetables.
Not strictly a low carb present, but in my opinion a book every woman should have on her book shelf. It’s like a bible for all stages of womanhood, looking at health from a holistic point of view backed up by plenty of hard science.
There are lots of actionable tips and advice in this book. Such an interesting read.
If you know anyone who’d like to get started on eating sugar free and low carb, this would be a great gift. Included are 3 of my favourite low carb erythritol/monkfruit sweeteners. I have been using these a lot recently. The maple flavoured syrup is perfect for pancakes!
Along with the sweeteners you get a 30 page ebook written by my friend Lisa from Low Carb Yum. The whole lot is 50% off until Christmas!
A super interesting book about why modern wheat is harmful to our system. I enjoyed reading this book immensely (and I normally ONLY read novels).
Davis is a brilliant, witty writer and the book is a real eye-opener. Great for anyone interested in learning more about a grain free / low carb diet.
You get a selection of 12 sugar free, low carb chocolate bars in this gift box. I’ve tried them – they are gluten free, wheat free, sweetened with erythritol and yum. Nick’s is a Swedish company – guess what the first name of the owner is!!
If you use the promo code PROMO10A at checkout you get an additional 10% off any item in the Nick’s Amazon shop.
Do you know I look forward to my morning coffee when I go to bed? Seriously, it’s true. I’d definitely make room on my kitchen counter for this beauty. We’re still using a cafetiere and whilst the coffee it makes is oh-kay, an espresso machine would be just awesome.
Not sure if I’m the last person on earth without one?? I’m toying with treating myself to one this Christmas.
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