Ideas for Making a Low Carb Gift Basket
One of my little sideline businesses is custom gift baskets and so I think about gift baskets a lot. I mostly make gift baskets for kids but I also do some gourmet gift baskets.
I was thinking about what I, as a long time low carber, would like to see in a low carb gift basket if I was lucky enough to get one!
Below you will find food gift ideas for a keto gift box or basket. If you are looking for kitchen tools and gadgets, you can check out my ideas here:
Tips for Creating the Basket
Based on my experience with gift basket and bag creation, here are a few tips:
- Think stocking stuffer size items. A whole bunch of small items make a large impact!
- The best items are non-perishable snacks, non-perishable keto staples and keto books or small kitchen gadgets
- Use colorful tissue paper to fill in blank spots and give an overall professional look
- Get creative with the gift basket container. It doesn’t HAVE to be a basket! It’s great if you can think of a container that can be used for something else after.
- A budget friendly idea is to go with a nice gift bag rather than a container.
- For a professional finished looked, wrap the container in clear cello wrap. You can sometimes find this at the dollar store. Put a big bow on it or tie some colorful ribbons around them and then curl the ribbons.
Low Carb Food Gifts for Your Basket
The foundation of a Ketogenic diet (or Low Carb High Fat) is, well, fat! Coconut oil is my favorite for many reasons.
- It has a high heating point for frying. I love the way it tastes and keep in mind that some brands have a coconut taste and some do not.
- It is high in MCT (Medium Chain Triglycerides).
- Coconut oil is the basis for many great keto recipes. (See my Coconut Chocolate Squares)
I think that a good quality coconut oil would be one of the first things I would add to your carb free gift baskets.
My next favorite oil is Avocado oil. I use it to make homemade mayonnaise, you can check out my Homemade Keto Avocado Mayo recipe here. This oil has a nice light taste so it’s perfect for making mayo or just as a base for a salad dressing.
Another good fat that would be much appreciated is MCT oil or powder. My favorite source because the quality and taste is so good is Perfect Keto. They also provide great Keto bars and nut butters which would be an amazing addition to a Keto diet gift basket.
Rounding out the fats in a low carb gift basket would be a great nut butter. Almond butter, Cashew Butter and Macadamia Butter are my favorites. You can make recipes with them, spread them on celery sticks, or heck just a tablespoon in your mouth can be a lifesaver!
Good Fats for Your Low Carb Gift Baskets
Skinny Gourmet Coffee and Dessert Syrups
I am in a lot of keto and low carb facebook groups and I can tell you that people go nuts over these zero carb syrups so I think they would make a fantastic addition to your basket!
They even have nice gift packs on their site that you could order and ship directly to your person! This gift pack is a collection of their best selling syrups.
If this is your first order with Skinny Syrups then use KETOGENICWOMAN to receive a discount!
Something Sweet For a Low Carb Gift Basket
While I have really worked hard to let go of sweet tasting things, every now and then I just want it. And when I do, it’s usually something I make myself with good ingredients and I sweeten it with Stevia drops.
I like the Liquid Stevia drops because it’s easy to have sweetness control and they come in various flavors like Vanilla, Hazelnut and Chocolate.
Now if the Keto or Low Carb person on your list is a baker, then you definitely want to give them this!
It is a confectioner’s sugar substitute by So Nourished keto sweetener and it is smooth like icing sugar and so it blends into the mix beautifully!
Many of the granular sweeteners for baking don’t dissolve as well as this one.
I recently used it to make the custard filling on these amazing Keto no bake Nanaimo bars.
And they were AMAZING! The filling was super smooth and no after taste.
Dark Chocolates Make Great Low Carb Gifts
Lindt Excellence 85% Cocoa Extra Dark Chocolate (2 Pack)
If I’m not making the sweet thing myself, then I like the convenience of a gourmet dark chocolate which is naturally low in carbs.
My favorite is the 85% Dark Cocoa Lindt Chocolate, partly because it’s readily available where I live.
I find the 90% is too bitter and the 70% cocoa is too sweet and just makes me want to eat the entire bar. For me the 85% dark cocoa is just right with just a hint of sweetness and the full rich dark flavor. And most important, it satisfies that chocolate craving yet doesn’t make me want to devour the whole thing.
There are only about 2 net carbs per square and as you can see the squares are pretty big. Something nice to savor as it melts in your mouth.
Keto Subscription Box
Here’s an amazing gift idea for a loved one (or even yourself!)
Why not try out a low carb and keto subscription box! It’s like having a Keto gift basket delivery for Christmas every month and you get to try out various items without committing to a large quantity.
Check out this popular keto snack box company here.
Himalayan Sea Salt Belongs in Your Low Carb Gift Basket!
Himalayan Sea Salt is a wonderful thing! It looks beautiful and it tastes fantastic. It contains over 80 minerals and elements.
On a low carb diet, electrolyte balance is important and plenty of sea salt definitely helps with this. Some people even get flu-like symptoms (called Keto flu) if they are not in balance.
I keep a little container of pink salt chunks around because I sometimes suffer from leg cramps. A couple of those under my tongue and it’s all better for me. See info about Keto Flu here.
When I was browsing through Amazon looking for salt to buy for this article, I came across these other sea salts with amazing variations! Sea salt with Sriracha! Rosemary Sea Salt. Bacon Sea Salt. Bacon. Sea. Salt. Ok, fine I ordered some of that too and it’s awesome!
A Good Keto Tracker Can Make All the Difference!
Whether it’s a purse sized version (6×9) or a desk sized (8×10) journal, every Keto or low carb dieter keeps track of their calorie (or macro) intake and even their exercise.
These trackers allow them to track all their macros like protein, carbs, net carbs, and more, as well as if they are intermittent fasting, how much exercise they are getting, and more.
These journals make a great addition to any gift basket.
Which Low Carb or Keto Gift Box Idea Is Right For You?
I hope this gives you some ideas the next time you need some low carb gift ideas. A carb-free gift basket is a great way to go and they are pretty easy to put together.
Any of these single items would make a great gift or keto stocking stuffer for that low carber on your gift list!
If you are looking for some good tools and utensils for someone who is doing Keto or Low Carb, then check out my Low Carb Gift Ideas for some awesome gifts!
And if you need a few other keto gift basket ideas for your low carb gift basket, then check these out! This is why we love Amazon!