I’m hoping you landed here because you have a loved one on your gift list who is doing low carb or keto and you are looking for low carb gift ideas. And boy do I have ideas! Things that I use myself or really, really want! And I’m going to hit all the price points so that you can choose anything from a stocking stuffer to a major gift.
I’ve been doing a low carb diet for many years eventually finding my way to Keto. I love to cook and to me it’s so satisfying to have the right tools and the ones that make my life easy. There are some items that I use almost every day, while others I pull out once in awhile, and so happy that I have them available to me. That said, there are a few things that I would like to add to my arsenal and so I might be cheeky enough to post a different list of those so that my family members know what sort of gift I might be looking for under the tree!
Low Carb Gift Ideas – Silicone Bakeware
I can’t even begin to explain my obsession with silicone bakeware. If you have read any of my recipe posts, you probably already know this!
They are useful for so many things and your low carb friend or partner will love it as well. I have loaf pans, muffin pans, cake pans, candy molds in many shapes and silicone baking mats.
I especially love Wilton products because they are so well made and they last and last. If not Wilton, then choose a brand name you have heard of. I have used some of the cheap no name silicone molds from China and it’s not too long before they harden and crack.
Immersion Blender -Awesome Low Carb Gift!
This handy little device is also called a stick blender. What’s it for? Well, let me tell you that the thing I make most often with this is home made mayonnaise. Once you try that, you’ll never be going back to store bought mayo.
But I also pull it out of the drawer for any cooking job that requires a few lumps removed.
For example, sometimes I’ll make a big pot of low carb veggie soup for the family and while I like my soup chunky, I will put the stick blender in a for a few seconds, just enough to cream some of the veggies. It eliminates the need for any type of broth thickening agent.
It’s also a great emulsifier for salad dressing and sauces. Cleanup is simple, just run the end under hot water.
Veggie Noodles will make your Low Carb Friends Happy!
Veggie noodles are a staple on most low carb diets. We use them in place of pasta. My favorite noodles are zucchini noodles covered with meat sauce and a sprinkle of cheese. There are a few options here. For the serious cook, the Paderno tabletop spiralizer is tough and can take on a large variety of vegetables. The mid range choice would be something like the Veggetti. It is hand held and quick and I own one of those. If you have small children, please keep it up and out of the way or get one of the other options. I cut my hand the first time I used it because I didn’t read the instructions for how to clean. And most children wouldn’t either!
If I am just cooking something quick for myself, I go with my tried and true Vegetable peeler! It makes great noodles in a hurry. I really like this multi function one that does peeling and julienne with the same gadget. Julienne veggie peels are perfect for salads and stir fry.
Low Carb Gift Idea – The Right Pan for the Job!
Let’s talk pans. I use one of 2 pans depending on what I am cooking. For bacon and hamburgers and the like, nothing beats a good old cast iron pan.
But for omelettes and crepes I need my non stick pan. We have all by now heard the bad news about teflon pans and so I made the switch to green ceramic pans. They are non stick like the teflons but are the better choice for your health since they don’t leach toxic chemicals into your food.
The same kind of rules apply to using them like don’t use steel utensils as they will scratch and try to keep the heat moderate and not high. I have 2 sizes of these and I am very happy with them.
The Ozeri is the one I have and the one I recommend. Beware of ‘green pan’ fakes!
Low Carb Peeps Love Their Coffee!
Bullet Proof that is! What makes a great Bullet Proof Coffee? Well, I have been in enough low carb and Keto groups to know that we all have our own recipe that we think is the best. Most of them involve a blender.
I know that many people use their Magic Bullet for this. I have also seen many posts in the groups start off like this: My Bullet exploded this morning … Don’t be that person! I have a Magic Bullet and I love it but it is NOT meant for hot liquids! It even says so on the box.
Your blender size needs to be able to hold an equal amount of coffee to empty space. In other words, if you are making a 16 ounce Coffee (the size of a Starbucks Grande), then your blender needs to hold at least 32 ounces.
I have owned many blenders over the years. They all break eventually. Except the Vitamix. My Vitamix is now about 15 years old and I use it almost daily and not just for low carb food prep. My teens make smoothies and protein shakes in it. I fully expect that I will never need to buy another blender again.
I know that any one of these gifts would be well loved and appreciated and not only for people who are on low carb diets! These items are pretty awesome for anyone who cooks now that I look over this list! Maybe you’ll end up with something here under the tree for yourself! You won’t be disappointed in these selections.